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Volunteers4Awesome
Occasional blogger, former geochemistry analyst, social media roving skeptic, correctional officer and purveyor of totally sweet-ass swan pic avatars.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 22
Almost certainly these issue were evident in other, less dramatic stops, but as far as I'm aware no departments have the time or resources to give feedback on expectations and best practices for officers dealing with difficult people.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 22
Likely there are lessons to manage 1, 2 and 3 that officers - not just this one - could take away from this stop. "You're in my control now." For one is something no officer should have to say. If you have to say it, it isn't true, and just invites a challenge.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 22
Now where issues in policing come in is that the officer had a number of ways to handle this guy operating a vehicle illegally. In this case the officer comes off as 1) A dick 2) Ineffective at making arrests and 3) Apparently lost the suspect & the vehicle.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 22
The only innocent explanation is that the guy borrowed a vehicle not realizing it was illegally on the road and just assumed the officer was racist. But more likely he knew exactly what he was doing, not realizing that automatic plate scanners are thing.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 22
There are definitely problems in how first nations are policed. I'm not going to argue that. But you have to agree driving with swapped plates then flipping out and refusing to do literally any of the stuff everyone does in every single traffic stop is beyond suspicious.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 22
I get where you're coming from Terrill, but you may be lacking some context here. Automatic plate scanners are a thing. If they pull up a vehicle that is clearly not what it's supposed to be officers have a duty to investigate...
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 22
Almost certainly didn't. Scanners in some patrol vehicles do it automatically. Car thieves, people with suspended licenses, or unregistered vehicles often steal plates.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 22
I kind of hope the guy gets his life in order. I know too many guys like him that wind up in bad spots.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 20
Twitter *is* weird sometimes.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 20
... you will continue cherrypicking miss-steps by fractured Palestinian groups and the PA. I will acknowledge these, and point out the miss-steps on the Israeli side you've overlooked, but must also be addressed on the road to peace.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 20
Weird post to dig up two years later. I obviously disagree with your position that the Palestinian people are inherently evil & stupid & Israel is perfect. I can save us both a lot of time by simply summarizing our debate as follows...
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 19
Replying to @EthanLK2001
They can reach out themselves.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 19
Replying to @scanquinte
Fire was easily 50ft in the air. Could see flames several blocks over
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 19
Replying to @SameeraKhan
Well taking the position nothing will work and actively sabotaging all attempts at progress is an easy bet. Pessimists tend to both be correct more often about outcomes but also underperform overall.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 19
Replying to @SameeraKhan
You say that about everyone.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 19
Replying to @greenfield64
Just give DC a senate seat and finally give Puerto Rico and Guam statehood - which frankly should've happened a long time ago. Problem solved.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 19
Replying to @kbjurgens
I've tried, it's hard - behind every surface interaction there's hundreds of hours of salacious conspiracy theory nonsense, wild leaps of logic based on one or two facts on a given subject. You can't just do it.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 18
Replying to @SameeraKhan
Covid could be changing that, at least in some areas. Now that people are wearing masks everywhere, all the time, we may see them used more in the future.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 18
Replying to @MissusSnarky
Disagree. I would be fine with an all cat catwalk.
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Volunteers4Awesome Nov 18
Replying to @RiddarCarpo @jmhorp
You think a major city area with over a million people and a density of 1,532.7 persons is a "glorified fishing village". You didn't know what a metro area is, you've gone wildly off topic (economic impacts) & keep moving goalposts now because you've lost every argument so far.
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