THVGJP From Ukraine, joined Mar 2002, 158 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5367 times:
A little late with this but oh well, I read in Mondays New York Post that last weekend a Us Marine was walking along in the Bronx in his BDU's. One of New Yorks Finast stops him and tells him lets see id. The soldier shows him his ID card and tells the cop he is home on furlow following basic training, and was just at his old high school doing recruiting. The cop says this is a illegal ID card and he is impersonating a soldier and its against the law. So the cop arrests the soldier and hauls him into the station, long and short of it is the soldiers recruiter vouched for him after a few hours of the cop being a asswipe. Turns out this cop was on the job for 6 years and has already had 3 sitdowns with IAD (Internal Affairs) before this instance. I cant believe crap like this happens, count your lucky stars this cop dont have a airport beat, bugging photographers and spotters. This pig should be pounding a beat in the most crummy place New York has to offer, he is a disgrace to the badge. Sick thing is when they let the soldier go the cop says to him" sorry no hard fellings huh??". What crap
After this show of incompetence he will probably be offered a job by the TSA and start work on Monday. In a management position no doubt.
Question: Under what circumstances did he ask for the soilder's ID? For just walking down the street? Seems kinda suspicious, you cant stop just any old joe shmo walking along and ask for ID as far as I know?
THVGJP From Ukraine, joined Mar 2002, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5274 times:
Quoting IAH777 (Reply 3): No one calls you a quack herder, so I'll thank you to refrain from cop bashing. Don't like the police? Fine. But try to be civil about it, please.
Well as a retired narcotic diversion investigator I think I have a good idea what makes a good police officer worthy or the respect of his community and someone who isnt fit to guard a mens room. This guy obviously fits the second option. The abuse this soldier took is far worse than any of us have ever endured or hope to while out spotting. As for the link check out www.nypost.com/seven/11062006/news.
Sorry I cant type or set up a link for you guys, but look here it should be there I just looked at it
Perhaps its all in the interpretation. It came off to me like the standard A.netter-just-got-a-ticket police-bashing. My apologies and yes, the above-mentioned doofus's next assignment should be with a shovel at Mounted Patrol.
THVGJP From Ukraine, joined Mar 2002, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5246 times:
Yeah, I see that also. I went to the Post's webpage and typed in bronx Arrest in the search box under recent at the top. The story is like the 2nd or 3rd one down on the list titled Bx soldiers ordeal by Phil Messing. Sorry for the bad links.
How many policemen does the NYPD have ? I mean, if you have a force with thousands of people, such people may be around anywhere, and pop up from time to time. Those in charge there will have to consider to sack him from the force, or hand him over to the psycho-doctor for a check-up. I hope, the cop is a black, because if he is a white the danger of a full controversy in the well known shape is large.
AirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3726 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5071 times:
Pathetic. The officer should be taken off his beat and be forced to work in the jail or as a truancy officer for a few months. He definately does not reflect New York's finest, who I have the utmost respect for.
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Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5029 times:
Hardly surprising from the area where military hater Hillary Clinton is governor.
Harrassment of military staff is likely state policy by now, or if not it will certainly be a good way to get noticed favourably by the political leadership.
ME AVN FAN From Algeria, joined May 2002, 13937 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 19): Pathetic. The officer should be taken off his beat and be forced to work in the jail or as a truancy officer for a few months. He definately does not reflect New York's finest, who I have the utmost respect for.
That you have respect for the NYPD is alright. But let's nevertheless keep matters in scale. It is completely un-necessary to punish that cop as if he had beaten up the "victim" or something thelike. It is obvious that he is not suited for the job and most presumably needs to be sacked. Just dispatching him to an ugly charge will NOT make him any better. The problem of the man, apparently at least (all based on the article ! ), is that he if having authority over others is likely to abuse this authority. If he is to work as whatever in a private company, he may not be the easiest person around but at least not in a position of "official authority".
I met something similar some 2 or 3 years ago when a member of the Canton-of-Zurich-policeforce I know was fuming of rage about some 2 or 3 "members" of his force, and I asked him THIS same question "sorry, but how many persons are you in that force" and then told him that I as a member of the public would love to see the matter handled correctly and thoroughly and everything cleared up, but did NOT see any basis to unleash my anger about the latest parking-fees I got !
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4986 times:
I didn't know there was even any restriction on wearing military uniforms in public places. What about the military-style camo clothing you can buy? Might some cops think those are real military uniforms and create trouble for people wearing them?
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Itsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2831 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4961 times:
Before we call for the officer's head on a platter, does anyone else find it a bit odd that this story was only reported on by the NY Post? The incident occurred over a month ago yet, other than the story in the Post, a paper known for sensationalism and inaccuracies, I can't find any mention of it elsewhere. Remember, this is the same rag that ran an entire editorial congratulating the Boston Red Sox for defeating the Yankees to win the 2003 American League pennant. One little problem with that story - the Yankees actually won. I'd like to see at least one other report before coming to any conclusions.