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Old 02-14-2008, 02:00 AM   #11
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Wait... he'* quoted as calling himself quadraplegic. Do I not know what that means? I thought it meant all 4 limbs were paralyzed, hence the "quad".
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My wife is a paraplegic and if that ever happened to her I'd be going to jail for assaulting a police officer.
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I just looked it up, and apparently some quadriplegics can still use their hands and/or feet, but with limited function depending on where the spine was damaged.
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Ah. maybe that'* why they didn't believe him. They weren't familiar with the technicality either, so they figured he was being purposely obstinant.
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got to be honest, id think the same thing.

and i did. i saw him moving his hands and thought "hes not a quad. is he faking it all for money?"

but that doesnt mean they get to dump him out of his wheelchair. its just not ethically defensible.
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that REALLY gets my blood moving. I can't believe that ****.

I'm sorry to say this, but I hate cops (in this area). I've dealt with them half a dozen times for something they were supposed to be helping ME with. I've never done anything to have the cops called on myself, including even getting pulled over.

I get rear ended by a dumb bitch who isn't looking in her 94 Explorer. She was going about 40 MPH in a school zone, in which I was stopped to allow children to cross the road. Totalled my Grand Marquis , and the car in front of me (01' Malibu). INS company said the malibu'* frame was pushed two inches out of alignment, and I was a good two car lengths behind her. Police write a report making it sound like my fault. The cop wanted me to drive my car home, when the trunk was pushed half way into the window, and my bumper was dragging on the ground and I had no tail lights or turn signals. Insurance companies found witnesses and got the real story, thank god.

My GF is a massage therapist. Some client she was massaging felt the need to take all of his clothes off and get underneath the sheet before she came in(you're supposed to leave on some form of under garment stopping you from exposing yourself). He felt the need in the middle of the massage to rip off the sheet and try to get her to do other 'stuff'. She freaked out and got out of the room, he was told to pay up and leave. We went to police department, got his info and they wouldn't do anything. I asked why they couldn't considering he signed the form stating he knew the rules and policies, and the cop said that 'it was a long strech to call it indecent exposure'. I said well then this was a waste of time, can you at least give him some form of a warning? 'Sorry sir, can't do that, we don't want to go around intimidating anybody'. I said alright then, we're done here, nothing more to talk about, ripped the evidence with his name and address out of the cops hand, and we left.

There was a small fender bender infront of the house here when I got home from work one day. The FOUR cop cars that were here felt they needed to park my driveway in. I asked them how I was supposed to get into my driveway. They said sir, you're going to have to wait. I parked in the middle of the road, as far into my lawn as I could, and waited twenty minutes, just watching the cops talking to each other and making great conversation. I went outside, parked in one of their cars, and said you just let me know when I can get into my driveway, I'm not parking my vehicle in the middle of a busy thoroughfare . They never let me know, they just about damn near hit my car while leaving, and felt the need to drive two of their cruisers through our front lawn after a nice rain storm.

When I was 15 I was walking through the old ghetto neighborhood we used to live in when a friend and I started running up the hill racing eachother. The four wheeler that was driving on public roads thought we were running at him. So he turned around and decided to come up to me and start revving and popping wheelies at me. He said 'you don't ******' run towards somebody on a four wheeler', popped a wheelie and gassed it at me. I fell down trying to get out of the way, and he ran over my foot. Called the cops, they gave him a warning 'not to do so again'. I later found out the guy had a huge history with the cops, and had several DUIs.

Just recently, I was in a long line of traffic on the way home from work at a red light. There was a cop behind me, which no longer makes me nervous. Some guy comes up next to me and slams on his brakes and cuts RIGHT infront of me. I slammed on my brakes to stop from hitting him, and the cop almost rear ended me because they were following so closely. I'm waiting for them to go after the guy, when I look up and they're pointing at me in my rear view mirror and shaking their finger. I know they couldn't see me because my rear window is tinted, but I just about wanted to throw a freaking fit.

These are just a few reason why I hate the lazy *** cops out here. I'm not saying there aren't good cops out there that like to do their job and serve the public with our tax dollars, but out here... that'* nearly unheard of.
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The thing you have to realize is that cops are humans just like the rest of us. I'm sure everyone on this board that has a job knows of at least one person they work with that is an idiot. Either they are lazy, overbearing, racist, you name it yet they keep their job. So in the same way, you're going to have a lot of cops out there that aren't the best in the world.

A friend of mine that I just have gotten to know in recent years living behind us is a cop for the city, and he enlightened me on some interesting information that really makes you realize things about cops. He said that being a cop is a tough job, one that most people want no part of. So naturally most of the people that go into the field are pretty tough people, either controlling, overbearing, on a power trip, or whatever. And he also said that some people aren't that bad, but once they've been a cop for a few years with all the things they see, and the people they deal with, it tends to make their attitudes and demeanor even worse. It really made a lot of sense.
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The thing you have to realize is that cops are humans just like the rest of us.
Yep, and they probably figured he was hiding a weapon or his stash under him. The fellow was being booked into jail on a warrant that involved fleeing from police last October. I'm sure the deputies had heard just about every flavor and stripe of B.*. out of prisoners being booked into th jail.

This has been all over the local news down here for days (correction..since yesterday. The story has been getting so much airtime on the local news that it sure seems like it'* been going on for days)
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It doesn't matter if they thought he was faking, that is no excuse. If they think he is faking, it is their responsibility to prove that he'* faking. He still has his rights, just as anyone going into that prison does. The burden of proof rests on the prosecution. A quadriplegic shouldn't have to take a header to the ground to prove he can't stand up. Even tipping a faker out of their chair is wrong. This is a prison where people come to serve a punishment. Being degraded and looked down upon is not part of their punishment. The Stanford prison study is just one example of how people act in such an environment.

I don't see how having seen a lot of bad things or being a certain type of person excuses someone'* actions. Regardless of the reason, the action is the same.
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