As a former law enforcement official of many years – There is no such thing as an ACCIDENT!!
Someone was responsible for the life, health and safety of this man. That meant that a guard was to have checked on this person to ensure he was ok.
Someone dropped the ball no matter what.
As a Veteran of the armed services (USCG) I am appalled at the treatment of veterans in our country.
As a son of a Korean War Veteran I am also personally saddened by the way in which the VA treats the veterans. My father was fighting for benefits even on his deathbed. He died days after writing a letter to ask the VA to correct mistakes they made so his loving and supporting wife of 51 years would be able to obtain the proper benefits that were supposed to be paid.
As a Veteran exposed to several hazardous materials at Ft. McClellan, Alabama I am fearful that if I need the VA I will not be able to receive the benefits needed.
Our country needs to become vocal and to take action. Write to your representatives and demand action taken to correct years of neglect.
March 11, 2014 at 9:18am
The legalization of marijuana has opened Pandora’s box and I fear it will never close.
So if someone smokes pot in their apartment what happens to the neighbors that do not smoke nor want to smell it? Where are their rights?
Do you really want someone to operate a vehicle after ingesting pot?
What about the children of the household, what happens to them?
Pandora needed her box aired out. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 7, 2014 at 2:31pm
This is a classic example of the fight or flight syndrome.
The female saw a threat and her mind instantly made the decision to flee from the dangerous threat. There is nothing wrong with this at all. The decision is “what will I be able to do against a deadly weapon when I am unarmed with no equipment to protect me.” That was a split second decision she made and no one can change that.
The other guard saw the threat and immediately went with the fight (for his life) decision. There was no alternative for this man. He saw the weapon and knew that if he did not act he would be in a bad way. Realistically he had no other option of escape or delay tactic. The gun came up on him and he reacted accordingly to save his life.
She was hired as a security guard. She was not supposed to flee.
Finally someone gets it. The woman may or may not be a coward. Thats another discussion. But at the distance she was there was no way she could have closed without getting shot. While the man really had the element of surprise coming around the corner just as the offender approached, and even then he just barely got his hand on the weapon before it was pointed directly at him. I've had my share of training, Police Academy, MP School, Army Infantry School, Urban Warfare Training, Navy Basic Training (which was nothing really compared to the other schools) in the training I received there is always a time for running from the danger like your life depends on it, it can. I've been in many situations similar to this sometimes I ran like the girl in this video and others I ran towards the threat attempting to disable it.
Hind sight being what it is, she should have moved out of the area right in front of the hallway and came right back around to the left side of the hallway, she would have been there right about the time the other bouncer was pushing the guy out the door. Hind sight is 20/20 as they say. If you have seen some of the dash cam video from officers who have been involved in shoot outs they don't usually look like action hero's in the movies as they run for cover in an attempt to return fire and live.
Watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWH0GrIPdOg no that is one dude who doesn't seem to mind when he dies. This guy is nuts.
March 2, 2014 at 2:51pm
That is a very mature and understanding young man!
All of us, more so our elected officials, should review this story and look at our own actions to see what we can do for our fellow man without strings attached or personal gain.
May God bless this family. May God bless all of our Armed Service members and families.
January 29, 2014 at 12:08am
May God Bless all of our veterans!
January 19, 2014 at 12:39pm
This is truly the definition of community oriented policing.
Before the police had cars they walked the beat and spoke with the community one on one.
This is a step in the right direction.
December 12, 2013 at 9:37am
Tell me why then are Bishops shuffling the child predators out of areas and into others fully knowing the crimes that have occurred by the offenders?
“Twelve thousand pages of records are being released by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, documenting decades of child molestation and cover-ups. The documents revealed retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and his top aide’s efforts to conceal the molestations from authorities and shield priests accused of abuse.
Just one example of this abuse is clearly available with many more similar.
Just look at the internet for reports of beautiful churches, built by those that came to this country for something better, that have been torn down or stripped of their beauty and traditional design. All replaced by amphitheater style monstrosities and multi function rooms where inter faith functions occur.
The Catholic Church has been instrumental in assisting those persecuted by Marxist / Communist ideals. The theology and dogma of the Church do not support the communist and Marxist ideals.
December 11, 2013 at 10:22am
Interesting- I wonder if he won this award because he is single handily destroying the Catholic Church.
Marxist beliefs were recently made
Morale issues are no longer a matter of faith
Other faiths may worship within the Catholic Churches
Traditional teachings of the Church are being left behind
Beautiful churches are being destroyed
Pedophiles within the Church are not being held accountable
So many more issues are occurring – but they are not being reported by most media outlets.
Pedophiles not being held accountable? I am certain you speak of the public schools, because your statement that pedophiles in the Catholic Church are not held accountable are simply laughable.
Beautiful Churches ARE being destroyed.... by good Moslems all over... it's called genocide, and our Federal Government is supporting and funding the terror visited on Christians, especially Catholic Christians in the Middle East.
And, I am sure you are aware of "Seat 12" and it's ramifications, right? Liberation Theology, Mr. Obama's chosen "Christian" sect is also part of "seat 12", and you knew that, right?
It would help if some folks actually read, or... gasp... listened to what Francis said, but then again, that dead horse is starting to stink. Enjoy the Anti-Catholic bigotry, brought to you by the letters USSR.
Whatever you think you are reporting, is nowhere near the truth
Where do you get your information from? They are not out right blatant lies, but they are by no means true or correct examples of anything the Pope is doing.
November 12, 2013 at 10:22am
He must be overdue for his annual eye exam….all those letters he thought said for him to run—–
he could not read the rest of the line Please run….away
November 7, 2013 at 9:30am
I would say that a lot of officers leave the profession due to the frustrations of not being able to correct the wrongs that occur. When an officer goes against upper management they will always lose. I am a victim of doing the right thing. When I had the opportunity to achieve a position of management I provided the proper law enforcement values to protect and serve the citizens, I was pushed out of my office. I was doing the right thing and I was punished. The political turmoil that occurs behind the scenes is amazing if you have not ever lived it, you would not believe it.
Yes there are those that rise to the top because they are “yes” men, because they are willing to be silent when they see injustices.
In years past as a patrol man I spoke out about illegal arrests, improper conduct toward citizens, racial discrimination and for doing what was right, speaking out and informing the proper administration, I was punished for that.
Law Enforcement is not the bad thing here, it is the people that are positions to abuse that power.
After reading the posts in reply I must say that there has been an ongoing change in the fundamental attitude of officers in our country. It is the us vs. them attitude and it is disturbing. Some of the change is due to those types that would rather kill an officer then comply. This attitude is fueled by the poor attitude of the law enforcement and their us vs. them attitude.
Law enforcement needs to get back to basics, protection for
November 6, 2013 at 9:54am
Dear Mr. Beck,
While there are some bad apples in every profession I believe that it is wrong to post material that paint a sweeping picture of all officers.
It is journalistic malpractice to lump all law enforcement officials into one group. There are thousands of good law enforcement officers in our country that are trying to do the right thing on a daily basis and this “article” makes it more difficult for them to complete their duties without causing more hate.
I write this as a former chief who has seen those who put their lives on the line, take time away from families and their own lives to help others within their community without hesitation. I have personally accepted a position as police officer for $10.50 per hour in order to bring good police work to a community that needed it. I have lost my family over the profession I dearly loved in a divorce. I have no pension to show for the fruits of my years of service.
If you are going to call out those bad officers for their improper actions then do so. Please do not fuel the fires of hate toward those that have dedicated their lives to the profession.
It is true there are many good officer's too, and now is the time for them to tear down the blue wall of silence and out the bad, tell the truth, and no longer assist in the cover ups. Omitting the facts, and keeping silent helps the bad officers to carry on.
With all due respect, the law enforcement profession is run by tattooed neanderthals who could barely pass the third grade. While there are many officers who doubtless would put themselves in harms way to help their fellow citizen (like any real man civilian would do), it does not change the fact that the militarized police who carry AR-15 rifles (because they need them to stop a criminal with a .22 while complaining we don't have the same rights) are out of control and forget who they work for, us. Quite frankly, I fail to see the value to maintaining these oversized municipal departments staffed by people who don't even live in the community they are policing. At least then they would "maybe" feel a sense of shame that their conduct would put them at odds with their neighbors. But no, alas we are policed by semi-educated idiots protected by immunity, a glock and a badge.
Sorry dude, most of your fellow policia are bad apples. I know guys that I served with in Iraq that are being treated for PTSD that are being hired by police forces. Don't get me wrong, they were very good combat Marines but as police on the american streets they are not of the protect & serve the community mentality. I know them well & they are itching for a fight with whoever, drug dealer, cartel member, John Q Citizen, BIlly bad ass at the local high school, a 13 yr old with a plastic rifle & their bosses love having these guys on board.
The overweight, pot bellied, jabronne cops that have never served & fought in real combat are also itching for a fight with americans. They are being trained to kill us at the drop of a hat during the next obama govt manufactured crisis.
There are millions of us veterans out here minding our own business, enjoying our freedom that we fought for, raising our families, working hard but when you guys make a move to follow an unlawful order for your corrupt govt, you'd best be advised to step back think about who's side you are on.
The corrupt govt is being exposed and they don't like it. Like the former SS agent Dan Bongino said it's worse than we think. They like stealing our money and will do anything to keep their money rolling in at our expense. they are up to no good in building up the police state.
I would like to politely disagree with you. I am a veteran with no criminal background and college educated. I have been stopped and ticketed for speeding on several occasions and I have ALWAYS been respectful of the officer, however after each encounter I was left with the impression the officer viewed me as a FELON! I even attempted to thank a few of the men in blue for their service to our community, their response was not of gratitude for the acknowledgement but one of high-mindedness and arrogance. I have not and will not go out of my way to thank them again. In fact I avoid them at all costs now. We have gone from a society where we "citizens" were innocent until proven guilty with police officers were to present probable cause to reasonable suspicion. I now have the mindset if I am "detained" by police I am in effect being arrested and I will ask for an attorney before asking any questions and will respond with my name, rank, and formerly SSN, now just my address.
John W. Whitehead is president of The Rutherford Institute........... Honestly. Who is this Idiot?
October 14, 2013 at 9:36am
Please research your facts prior to posting stories like this.
Most stores have policies in place similar to this in order to protect the company and assocaites from injury, both legal and physical.
There are procedures for this situation that must be followed in accordance with state law as well.
Can you imagine the lawsuit brought if an associate stops someone who they thought to be a shoplifter turned out to be something different? False imprisonment, false accusations and the like bring a hefty cost upon the company in law suits.
If she wants to chase shoplifters she should apply for a store security or loss prevention position with the company and then be properly trained to do that job.
October 10, 2013 at 9:46am
This man shows the entire country what the meaning of being an American is about. No handouts, no complaints. Just a sense of pride in country and can do attitude.
While those that collect the entitlements sit back and enjoy their life handed to them, this man is actually teaching our entire country a lesson, including the elected officials.
We can survive as a nation without the large footprint of a overfed federal government. WE can cut the lawns of the property, WE can watch over our nations monuments and parks, WE can run our country.
This shutdown shows us where where the elected officials’ priority is. Certainly it is not to care for the people because if it was the President would have done something prior to the shutdown.
It is a shame that the elected officials of our country are acting like hateful, spoiled children that don’t get their way. What has happened is the eyes of the citizens should see that they are LAST on the priority list of the President and the elected officials.
How can you shut down open air monuments, views to parks, Veterans benefits! How do they justify allowing those that served our country to be used as pawns in a political temper tantrum? The veterans of our country deserve far better treatment than this.
Keep the momentum alive – get out and volunteer in your area to keep a park clean, watch over your neighbors and help those that need help. That is the American Spirit we need again!!
October 5, 2013 at 7:11pm
Can You Guess What Bill Harry Reid Just Passed During the Gov’t Shutdown?
October 1, 2013 at 9:19am
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October 1, 2013 at 9:17am
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September 5, 2013 at 9:21am
An investigation should be taking place as to why the police officer’s video was released to the press. Why do we not see other speeders on camera in the news?
Someone might have a tail on him, when he was stopped in Texas I called the police department and asked why the video was released they said a FOIA was filed and they had too....hummmmm
Just who would have known be had been pulled over? Who filed FOIA request? Thanks for calling and asking why stop was posted.
September 3, 2013 at 11:53pm
Dear Senator McCain,Bored? I must ask why are you bored? Are you bored with the idea that you are about to open a powder keg and use a road flare to see what the contents are?Ahh, but sir when youngsters get bored their parents find them things to do, productive things such as reading a book, cleaning their room, helping with the dishes and assisting other family members in their duties of the household. Boredom is for children and fools.
Senators do not get bored sir, they take pride in their work, the work that the people of this great nation have elected him to carry out. The people have elected you to take you r position seriously and listen to those that elected you as well as those that did not. They find ways to ensure that the freedoms of these people do not get taken away, ways to not send young adults to a location where they are constantly in harms way for no reason, they find the means to accomplish goals of our nation’s interest without having thousands of flag draped coffins filled with our children coming home for the final time, find ways to ensure that our young men and women of the armed forces do not return home without eyes, limbs, the great psychological harm caused. All for what?So you can sit in the most important seat in our nations capital and play poker on a hand held electronic device. You, Sir, are a disgrace to the entire country. Dear Senator McCain, I believe it in the best interest of the USA for you to resign and retire so you can play poker
August 16, 2013 at 12:20pm
But, you know, to me it’s ridiculous to look at that case and not to think that race was involved,” Winfrey said.
She is right – just look at the term “Creepy a$$ cracker” sure looks racist to me