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Old 06-11-2009, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by majormadmax View Post
I have to side with TTG and wCat, they are keeping this in the proper perspective. Yes, the SAPD is far from perfect; but if someone thinks it is such an easy job and that they could do better, then why don't they submit their application and complete the training to become a police officer?

And, if you really investigate some individual's stories about their negative encounters with the SAPD, you will probably find the "rest of the story" (as Paul Harvey would say) to be quite interesting. Heck, just by the attitudes we see here, it is not surprising that their encounters were less than positive; as if that is the way they express themselves on this forum, who knows who they express themselves when dealing with the police?

I still stand by my earlier statements that we are only seeing one side of the story, and for the most part the SAPD does a good job in protecting the public.
Yes, there are three sides to every story...one side, the other side and the TRUTH!
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:24 AM
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it's true, they are probably way more good officers out there than bad ones. But why do they keep covering for the bad ones. Make them responsible for their actions and maybe people will start to respect the SAPD more. If McManus would come out and say, the officer was in the wrong and will be disciplined or fired it would go a long way for public relations.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Bowie View Post
98 mph on Commerce Street. Someone who didn't know better would say that it'll take someone getting killed to get LEOs to stop driving faster than their policy allows on city streets, but that's already happened.

That speed in any city area is a death sentence period. Most major Police agencies will not allow a high speed chase on their city streets beause of the detrimental danger to the public and their Police Officers. What are they thinking? It should be banned !
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Bowie View Post
Maybe - the question would be, which thread should it be merged into? Search this forum for "police" and half of the threads that come up are various gripes about various police departments. The speeding incident where the officer was killed is old news and this speeding incident, though similar, is noteworthy for being the second such incident. There was a recent thread about a specific incident where a member was scolded over the officer's PA system that attracted several generic rants about SAPD.

A better solution would be for this thread to stick to the original topic and not be a dumping ground for generic rants about SAPD or the chief. Those are outside the scope of this topic.
Well...to answer your first question....re which thread....that humongous post about SA finest sort of covered everything. But I like your suggestion of sticking to the topic.Moderator cut: orphaned

Last edited by Bo; 06-11-2009 at 03:15 PM.. Reason: orphaned - The sentence referred to posts that were deleted.
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