Interesting comments on this, several of you have some bizarre ways of thinking “why did he confront him alone” “he wasn’t doin’ nuttin’ ”
In the first photo, when the drunken, rather large ex-con was grabbing for the cops gun…what do you think he was going to do with it? Take it to the nearest pawn shop? Make sure it was loaded then place it back in the holster? A quick inspection for dirt in the barrel ?
The police did the right thing, the guy was arrested with the proper use of force.
May 4, 2012 at 9:26am
By your logic we shouldn’t arrest people for murder unless they still have the murder weapon on them. Brilliant, I hope you will be on my jury someday!
May 4, 2012 at 9:24am
You are correct, to call a mob attack a “simple assault” is a complete lie. We all know it would be national news if the tables were turned.
My local newspaper is slanted this way and barely reports on half the crime that happens in certain parts of town. In one respect, it’s so commonplace that it’s barely newsworthy I suppose.
May 4, 2012 at 9:19am
well said sir.
August 4, 2011 at 10:46am
NES, you just might bring me back into the fold with your rational, thoughtful posts.
I do have a hard time believing all of the outrageous comments posted here are not from actual TEA party people though, I mean they would have to be super busy all over the internet.
Anyways, enjoy your posts.
August 3, 2011 at 10:36am
yeah and the union thug police were able to get the bomb defused, stupid commie socialists!
August 3, 2011 at 9:17am
you are correct, blew up and killed the poor guy.
August 3, 2011 at 8:53am
best idea I’ve heard all day!
August 3, 2011 at 8:51am
I don’t know, I mean several posters on here are always calling for armed resistance against the USA…what’s the difference? Hardly anybody smacks them down for being too extreme…
Don’t get me wrong, I certainly agree with the idea that he should be imprisoned for life or worse, not to mention his song writing skills are atrocious.
Great point. So here's a dude who apparently is so convinced in his faith and world view that he's willing to sacrifice his life on that principle to fight those who he believes oppose that.
Now, I swore an oath that I would put my life on the line to defend the constitution and that said constitution expressly points out that my rights are from God alone. We all are watching this entire concept of the constitution being trampled upon, our rights are laughable (have you had a TSA groping?), the system is corrupt and the polices are mindless enforcers for the political class that has done this to us. For our opposition to this we are labeled terrorists.
Now obviously there are clear differences from Islam to Constitutionalists. Most notably is the idea of freedom among other moral relativism issues. Now, take the moral relativism out of it and simply look at the convictions. The difference between this guy and us is that he is willing to fight and accept the price of resisting. We still hold to the idea that we can go into a voting booth and this will all go away.
The difference is, those in America calling for armed resistence are defending the constitution. This guy is trying to get Muslims, and therefore Shari'a law, into America, which would destroy the constitution. I swore an oath when I joined the Navy in 1984, to defend my country from enemies both domestic and non-domestic. Right now we have enemies in our government. The optimal defense would be a legal one, the way our voting is set up. Pray for peace, but prepare for war.
August 2, 2011 at 3:54pm
jaycen I like the way you think, interesting points.
August 2, 2011 at 12:52pm
I have to agree with the blazers here, Biden went too far.
Although a small segment of people that post here advocate violence, I honestly believe y’all will achieve your goals at the ballot box.
The 'government' just enslaved the populous THAT IS VIOLENCE ON THE PEOPLE.
What do you think the FF were all about??? Do you really think anybody wants to engage in combat as opposed to go to work 9x5 and look forward the weekend with the family?? or trips into the country side for hiking? and JUST PLAIN ENJOYING their lives?
Obama is a HUGE DISRUPTION to all that was right with the US. All that people came from all over the world for.
The US has been overtaken by communist and criminals. You think you should just lay down and accept this??? The life they create for you is akin to being a walking dead. To being a servant. Is that what you want YOUR life to add up to??? In that case just move to Cuba or North Korea.
August 2, 2011 at 12:51pm
more hating on cops with donut jokes from 1989. Sometimes I think I’m on a Sna Francisco Anarchist site the way y’all be hatin’ on the cops all the time. Fake azz conservatives.
August 2, 2011 at 12:49pm
it goes both ways commonsenseguy, here in Ohio the new republicans (and democrats) gleefully passed a bill lowering sentencing on all “non violent” criminals, which includes drug dealers, meth addicts, crack addicts ( they lowered the sentencing for crack too) heroin addicts, thieves, drunken fools etc and now they are dragging their feet on making bath salts (the kind you buy at Arab stores, not for a bath at all) illegal. All of this to save Joe taxpayer about twelve bucks a year.
We will pay for it in the end, all of us who don’t live in gated communities anyways, regular working people.
Sorry blazers but this is the truth right here in Ohiyo.
August 2, 2011 at 2:12am
agree with all the Blazers here, this is udder bullsit
August 2, 2011 at 2:10am
funniest thing I’ve read all day boomboom!
August 1, 2011 at 1:29pm
sad but probably true
August 1, 2011 at 1:20pm
Ahh, I have to agree with all you blaze cop haters on this one, people are free to record events in public, wether you’re a private citizen or a news agency. Hope he sues them and wins.
Po-po are just gonna have to get used to this.
August 1, 2011 at 12:38pm
Lots of tough guys on here talking about shooting cops. have at it heroes.
And you think you are tough for calling them out? If a cop deprives me of my rights then he at that moment is not a cop he is a tyrant. There is only one way to deal with a tyrant.
August 1, 2011 at 12:37pm
chicago76, whens the last time a paint bucket threatened to kill your family?
August 1, 2011 at 10:57am
so how is this newsworthy? Are you BLAZERS going to get upset because the police officer used profanity, when the criminal with the gun was reaching for it? Boo hoo, the mean police man talked bad to me! !!
I suppose you’d rather have him wait until he was shot first, then start being forceful.
The real crime here is the criminal with the loaded weapon at his feet only got probation as punishment.
So it your opinion that carrying a weapon is a crime, Good thing the US Constitution as well as the Ohio Constitution Disagree and ensures the right of the people to bear arms in their defense is protected
The mere act of possessing a firearms does not warrant the reaction of this officer. People like you that excuse the actions of BAD COPS promote more of this unprofessional abusive and unethical behavior
As a LEO myself, you are supposed to maintain control of yourself at ALL times, even times of duress and stress. This man is obviously not capable of doing that evidenced by his own words. "I'm going to shoot you in the head." If you do not believe that this man has some issues, you may want to reevaluate yourself.
Last time I checked, it is NOT legal to make death threats. Remember INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty? Police need to remember that, and your defense of this officer is deplorable.
Hey, SPUGGYLIPS, what did the guy do to be called a criminal and not allowed to possess a weapon. I didn't see in the article what he might have been convicted of. In states like NJ (and NY) how do you purchase a legal gun and transport it to your home???? If it is not concealed, you don't need a license to transport it IN THE OPEN.) If you did, then the 2nd Amendment has no authority.
I have a carry permit and was stopped once because my vehicle was of the same make, model and color (but my license did not contain any of the numbers/letters in the license reported). Without being given any chance to ID myself, I was forced to get out of my car with hands in the air, told to get on the ground - and as I was complying, I turned my head slightly to tell them I was disabled and could fall. I was tackled and held to the ground with knees in my back (luckily they didn't break my back). After being handcuffed, they fished my wallet out and opening it found my carry permit. I had a patdown the TSA would be proud of. They they removed just about everything that wasn't screwed down in my car, trying to find my gun (and more of my pain meds which requires a prescription). I then sit in the back seat of the police cruiser for three hours - even after an eyewitness failed to ID me as being the strong-arm bandit.
I was only released after being taken home where they verified that my gun was being properly contained and checking my med bottle and my VA doctor had issued
where does it even say in the article that the man was a criminal ?? In your left wing liberal brain washed mind anyone carrying a gun is a criminal ? to hell with the constitution right ? in every country that has been taken over by a dictator the FIRST thing they did was make it illegal to have a weapon ! And this cop has now been caught twice screaming he was going to kill someone ! This cop is out of control and has no right to be threatening to kill anyone !
It will be poetic when the stasi thump you on the noggin.
You have to understand something folks. People like Spuggylips think that only the govt should have guns and all power belongs to the govt and the goons that work for it. The citizen is just a serf to them. Spuggylips must be a left-wing, commie prog. It is obvious.
People like you who lick their boots because you dont have the mindset, skill or training to protect yourself, are what make this situation worse. The national propoganda campaign to put them on a pedestal lately only serves one purpose and it is to make you and your ilk think exactly the way you do. To honor and cherish and support them and to "think " you "need" them, and give up your rights completely, so that you will "feel" safe. Get Real.
Dont forget people , police and LE were "created" because citizens just didnt "have the time" to deal with criminals. So conversely, they can be "uncreated". But, it will take some serious dedication and balls from the citizenry to reassume the power to contain criminal activity.