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Old 04-24-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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Long ago I had a boyfriend who lived in a relatively upscale area. He also had sports cars and motorcycles. The police would often stop by to talk bikes or cars for a while. Result: the police were considered friends, part of the community, and there was no hesitation in calling them if anyone saw something untoward.

Long, LONG ago the police used to walk beats (don't know if they still do) and make a point of getting to know the people in their "designated area". That can be just as much a part of the job as driving around looking for bad guys.




Well, that's simple - the photo was clearly taken out the window of a second story of the home whose yard it is. Probably the kid's Mom or Dad looked out the window and saw what was going on and grabbed their phone and took a shot.

Edit: I read the article again and noted this:

"Unbeknownst to Remy, a resident of the complex noticed his act of kindness, and took a picture."
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No agenda here. Nope. Un uh. No way!

Where we last live they instituted POP - Problem Oriented Policing. A POP officer was assigned a patrol area and made it a point to have meetings with residents, get to know the businesses and usually gave out his cell phone number so he could be called directly if help was needed. They also got to know the resident bad guys. Crime rates decreased and residents felt more secure but sadly, the department discontinued the practice pleading budgetary issues. Predictably, crime went back up and has stayed there.

Exactly.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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"He" was, If something required his immediate response he would have left the bike, and the little boy, and gone on the call, he was 20' from his car, had a radio on him.
Meanwhile back at the ranch he wasn't paying attention to what he was supposed to be doing.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Originally Posted by TexasHorseLady View Post
Long ago I had a boyfriend who lived in a relatively upscale area. He also had sports cars and motorcycles. The police would often stop by to talk bikes or cars for a while. Result: the police were considered friends, part of the community, and there was no hesitation in calling them if anyone saw something untoward.

Long, LONG ago the police used to walk beats (don't know if they still do) and make a point of getting to know the people in their "designated area". That can be just as much a part of the job as driving around looking for bad guys.




Well, that's simple - the photo was clearly taken out the window of a second story of the home whose yard it is. Probably the kid's Mom or Dad looked out the window and saw what was going on and grabbed their phone and took a shot.

Edit: I read the article again and noted this:

"Unbeknownst to Remy, a resident of the complex noticed his act of kindness, and took a picture."
Those days from long ago are loooooong gone.


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Old 04-24-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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No agenda here. Nope. Un uh. No way!

Where we last live they instituted POP - Problem Oriented Policing. A POP officer was assigned a patrol area and made it a point to have meetings with residents, get to know the businesses and usually gave out his cell phone number so he could be called directly if help was needed. They also got to know the resident bad guys. Crime rates decreased and residents felt more secure but sadly, the department discontinued the practice pleading budgetary issues. Predictably, crime went back up and has stayed there.
I'm sorry. Was my agenda of discussing the behavior of POS cops not clear to you? I'll try to be more concise going forward....
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:22 AM
Status: "Finally Done With C-D BYE BYE" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Shame on that cop! He should of at least used his taser or pepper spray, at a minimum slapped the kid around a bit then smashed him to the ground like all other police officers do...
It's sad that we've come to a point in time that stories like this have to be highlighted instead of just being normal expected behavior.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:52 AM
 
Location: USA
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The OP starts these threads and then complains whenever there's negative press about Police.


Make up your mind.


Stop saying other people have an agenda when your doing the exact same thing. Your here to debate just like everybody else. Not to Police. Which it seems like you do very little of since your on here 24/7.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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Acts of kindness go a LONG way toward rehabilitating the general impression of police.

I have often thought if the cops did simple things....don't speed, use your directional signals, don't gab on a cell phone while driving.....as well as doing "human" things.....helping a motorist who has a flat tire or has run out of gas.....it would go a long way toward improving the interactions between police and the community.

Not all cops are thugs, but we sure get that impression because of the way many of them handle themselves with the public.

This cop shows that there are some decent, caring, smart, humble individuals wearing the police uniform. Good on him.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:57 AM
 
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The OP starts these threads and then complains whenever there's negative press about Police.


Make up your mind.


Stop saying other people have an agenda when your doing the exact same thing. Your here to debate just like everybody else. Not to Police. Which it seems like you do very little of since your on here 24/7.
You have a point. Everytime there's multiple threads about the negative stuff cops do he always comes in last second with these "not all!" threads, and then accuses others of having an anti-cop agenda.

"Strange"
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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Shame on that cop! He should of at least used his taser or pepper spray, at a minimum slapped the kid around a bit then smashed him to the ground like all other police officers do...
It's sad that we've come to a point in time that stories like this have to be highlighted instead of just being normal expected behavior.
You're absolutely correct, it's not only sad but very scary.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:05 AM
 
Location: USA
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You have a point. Everytime there's multiple threads about the negative stuff cops do he always comes in last second with these "not all!" threads, and then accuses others of having an anti-cop agenda.

"Strange"
He's trying to control the conversation through cheating. If he simply made the point that it wasn't an issue people would drop it.


Since he can win his argument, or make good ones, he whines and complains and then tries to cheat to control the conversation.




The point he's trying to make here is that cops are selfless, and always are out helping people. Well, if that was true, people wouldn't be so upset at Policing in America.






He's on a losing team losing a losing argument.
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