Remember the middle finger cop video?

Short version: guy flips off cop, cop pulls him over, orders him out of the car and pepper sprays in about 2.5 seconds when the guy doesn't get out of the car. Well, the cop had to resign and the guy got $50K for a few hours of discomfort:

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Saratoga-Springs-paid-50K-to-settle-pepper-spray-6457412.php

I remember a lot of folks on the OG defending the actions of the officer at the time. Original video:

http://wnyt.com/article/stories/s3816389.shtml

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Saratoga-Springs-paid-50K-to-settle-pepper-spray-6457412.php

http://wnyt.com/article/stories/s3816389.shtml

Thanks. I just assume everyone uses linkification.

But of course, the cop wasn't charged with assault.  

That cop should be in jail Phone Post 3.0

Hammerstein - Of course, there's no comment on this from either the chief or the union. Fucktards.

On a semi-related note, is it just me or is that stance with the thumbs hooked in the front of their utility belt one of the most obnoxious poses a man can take? So many cops do this and it just screams 'douchebag'.

At the time, Police Chief Gregory Vietch said the officer's conduct was inappropriate.

"The job of a police officer is not to drive around delivering attitude adjustments to those citizens who show unmistakable signs of being in need of one," Veitch said.

he still gets a pension

Lol, I seem to recall torubu being particularly adamant that the officer did nothing wrong in this case. Can someone find the old thread? Phone Post 3.0

Hammerstein - Of course, there's no comment on this from either the chief or the union. Fucktards.

On a semi-related note, is it just me or is that stance with the thumbs hooked in the front of their utility belt one of the most obnoxious poses a man can take? So many cops do this and it just screams 'douchebag'.
It's a comfort thing and safety thing, for me at least. Elbow on gun and elbow on ask keeps them on my belt, hands just naturally fall to the front of the belt. Phone Post 3.0

QuinTheEskimo - Lol, I seem to recall torubu being particularly adamant that the officer did nothing wrong in this case. Can someone find the old thread? Phone Post 3.0
I don't remember defending him. I did say it's perfectly legal to have somebody flip me off and then pull them over for an unrelated violation though. Phone Post 3.0

angryinch -


But of course, the cop wasn't charged with assault.  

Then go get yourself pepper sprayed and don't settle the lawsuit. Phone Post 3.0

torubu - 
angryinch -

But of course, the cop wasn't charged with assault.  

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Hammerstein -
torubu - 
Hammerstein - Of course, there's no comment on this from either the chief or the union. Fucktards.

On a semi-related note, is it just me or is that stance with the thumbs hooked in the front of their utility belt one of the most obnoxious poses a man can take? So many cops do this and it just screams 'douchebag'.
It's a comfort thing and safety thing, for me at least. Elbow on gun and elbow on ask keeps them on my belt, hands just naturally fall to the front of the belt. Phone Post 3.0

Fair enough, but it still looks douchey as hell and probably prompts some of the attitude you might get from those you interact with.
I don't expect someone that just flipped me off to be pleasant though. Phone Post 3.0

Misread. Ignore above. Phone Post 3.0

Hammerstein -
torubu - 
QuinTheEskimo - Lol, I seem to recall torubu being particularly adamant that the officer did nothing wrong in this case. Can someone find the old thread? Phone Post 3.0
I don't remember defending him. I did say it's perfectly legal to have somebody flip me off and then pull them over for an unrelated violation though. Phone Post 3.0

But that's not what happened here. The cop came up with a bullshit violation in an attempt to justify the stop.
Did he make up a violation, or did he find one? Totally different. Phone Post 3.0

Hammerstein - In other news...

Police Pleasantly Surprised To Learn Man They Shot Was Armed

LEXINGTON, KY—Following a pedestrian stop Monday night during which they fired their weapons on a suspicious individual, patrol officers for the Fayette County Police Department were pleasantly surprised to discover the man they shot was armed, sources confirmed. “Well, what do you know—he really was carrying a gun,” said officer Dustin Hayes, smiling upon finding a 9mm pistol on the body of the 23-year-old individual shortly after the policeman and his partner discharged their firearms a total of 19 times. “I honestly had no idea if he had a handgun, so it’s pretty great to find one right there tucked into his waistband. This makes the rest of our week a whole lot easier.” Officers said they were further relieved after discovering the man had a petty theft charge on his record, ensuring they were 100 percent off the hook.

;)
That has to be from a satire site Phone Post 3.0