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  • Ditching a handicapped person out of a wheelchair and then tasing the one taking the video is still ok though.
  • Jeez, killing a kid gets less of a punishment than that in Joisey.
  • Holding a Police Officer to a higher standard than the general popularion?

    You are doin it right.
  • And handicap people made handicap faces.
  • skinink: And handicap people made handicap faces.


    He's an asshole! (An unpaid asshole!)
  • I am handicapped - I'm psychotic

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  • I think police officers should also be publically flogged by leathermen while being dressed as gimps, but perhaps that is just a bit too draconian for a modern society. So I say we leave off the ball gag.
  • I thought being from Jersey was a handicap?
  • This should be GPS-activated and automatic. Cut the ignition and send out a wrecker with the suspension notice. Cops use the handicap spots at 7-11 as reserved cop parking.
  • Take pictures and tweet that shiz right back at them.
  • lucksi: Ditching a handicapped person out of a wheelchair and then tasing the one taking the video is still ok though.


    Only if the video taker is an autistic child that has a caged puppy waiting to be murdered by a random fat ass.
  • In Ohio they use handicap parking all the time. I noted that in TFA that the two instances that were used against him were at the station and the FOP. The only dick move that would raise the eyebrows of the brotherhood. Expect to still find them in the handicap spots at seven-eleven.
  • Coleman, who has criticized Thomson over the deployment of officers this year, called the suspension an "abuse of power and authority."

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    Cry me a farkin' river.
  • "If you park in a handicap spot then the fine should be exactly what it is," he said.

    Unless you're in a position of authority and trust, then it should be whatever your organization thinks it should be plus whatever the civil/criminal penalty is.

    /and why am I not surprised that this is about a cop in Camden?
  • I sometimes wonder if that should be considered a disability, mostly when reading news about municipal politics and police.

    /not snarking
    //has a disability, can't get a parking permit with it
  • So that's the line? Drunk on jObama... suspend w pay. Shoot some line... pay. Illegal arrest... pay. Illegally take phone that was recording... pay.

    Just not handicapped parking. Good line....

    Bad enough that most w these stickers are just fat... but that is now the line for actual police suspensions...
  • Actually, he got in trouble for parking too far from the building. They are suppose to park in the fire lane, doors locked with the engine running, burning tax payed for gas while chatting with the manager inside. Well that is what they do here. They are issued two sets of keys for this exact purpose.
  • Hire the handicapped; they're fun to watch!
  • Since I expect this to melt down into a cop debate thread at some point, I want to make the following absolutely clear to LEOs and their acquaintances on Fark.

    I get it. The job is impossibly hard. You're tasked with dealing with people at the worst moments of their lives, often angry/agitated/scared/flying on drugs licit or otherwise, the subjects often having done anything from poor decisionmaking, to murder, to having been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Conflict resolution is serious, sometimes deadly and usually messy business.

    It horrifies me, therefore, to learn of how little training in power dynamics and social interactions is given to police in training. It infuriates me to see police departments and officers overlook abuses of power and defend criminal, abusive behaviour by fellow officers, knowing the damage those actions cause when committed by ordinary civilians without their degree of power and trust. It worries me that policing isn't structured to require regular therapy and mental health support to deal with vicarious trauma and PTSD. I sometimes wonder if anyone wearing a badge understands just how much power they have to ruin peoples' lives - and I worry about those among them who became cops for that very reason.

    I think we need to develop new conflict resolution structures, and fast. The existing ones seem to be too prone to abuse and, often, too disconnected from the societies they exist within to interact with except as a controlling force. It may be because I live in a large city or have some fringe political thoughts, but I sometimes think police departments are little more than the armed gang sanctioned by the most powerful political element in a given entity. Whether the entity is a constitutional republic, city, governorate, or military junta, whether power is won through election, force, or appointment, they all have a group to enforce the sovereign's will upon the populace, either as encoded by laws of varying strength or at the sovereign's pleasure. They're given a lot of legal and informal power, enough resources to bluntly exert that power, and often a default legal and political assumption of trust. That kind of power is going to be abused, guaran-farking-teed, and is abused regularly around most of the world, here included.

    I'm glad this guy got dinged for such a cheap abuse of his power. I know cops get caught, or do something impossible to ignore, all the time. It's still nowhere near enough to counteract the corrosive social and individual effects of police brutality, intimidation, corruption, and coercion that we see around us every day. Cops are the same fallible people as the schmoes presented for mocking on Cops, as the fast-food employee who forgot your extra mayo (again), and as the jerk manager who asks you to work overtime to do his paperwork while he cheats on his spouse.

    I don't hate cops. I hate the abuses committed by cops (and politicians, and pretty much anyone else), I dread the sometimes-willful ignorance of the societies they work within, and I fear what will eventually happen if we let these problems continue.

    Yeah, it's a hard job. Maybe it's too hard to continue allowing to operate and exist as it does now.
  • I guess he forgot to turn on the hazard lights.
  • The union will appeal this an the cop will end up getting everything back, so in effect an extra few days of paid vacation.
  • Am I the only one who thinks that if your job is to ENFORCE the law that there should be consequences with said job if you BREAK the law yourself? Like, yes, get the $250 parking fine AND the suspension? Two related but different punishments; one for breaking the law, the other for obviously poor job performance.
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