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A Florida cop pushed a teenager off a roof. His punishment: Forfeiting one vacation day.

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by SummerMadness, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

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    A Florida cop pushed a teenager off a roof. His punishment: Forfeiting one vacation day.
    Police officers should not push people off roofs. Giving someone the option of jumping or having a taser used against you is not acceptable.
     
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  2. Hammster

    Hammster Semper Fi! Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Okay.
     
  3. ChristopherHays

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  4. Ana the Ist

    Ana the Ist Aggressively serene!

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  5. ChristopherHays

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    he didn’t die. He wasn’t even hurt. He pleaded guilty to 3rd degree grand theft, resisting arrest, and violating parole for previous domestic violence charges.
     
  6. Ana the Ist

    Ana the Ist Aggressively serene!

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    I couldn't read the article....

    So no broken ankle? No shattered pelvis? The police chased a guy who ws resisting arrest onto a roof...the guy won't come down...and they pushed him off the roof and arrested him without incident?

    Is there a news story here that I'm missing? The title could easily read "Cops Do Job Well" and they wouldn't have to change any details lol.
     
  7. SummerMadness

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    He didn't get hurt, but he could have been hurt, that's the point. The officer's actions aren't wrong only when someone gets hurt or is killed. The fact that someone could be hurt in this situation is the reason why is should not be done. Moreover, whatever the crime, it does not mean that police can push you off a roof.
     
  8. Hammster

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    You’re right. Criminals are all too often pushed off of roofs. We need to stop this barbaric practice.
     
  9. SummerMadness

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    Hello straw man, nice to meet you.
     
  10. Hammster

    Hammster Semper Fi! Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Well, you can try to dismiss it as a straw man, but it’s not. It’s more of a reductive argument.
     
  11. Ana the Ist

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    How exactly should they have gotten this guy off the roof? Surround the roof and wait 15+ hours for him to decide to come down? Perhaps use reverse psychology and encourage him not to jump lol. Perhaps they could rent a bouncy castle and maneuver it under the roof so the temptation to jump is simply too much.

    We're talking about 9 feet here...not 20.
     
  12. Goonie

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    Was he armed? If not put bouncy castle under him, then push.
     
  13. SummerMadness

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    There is no need to push him at all because he said he would go back inside with the officer before being thrown off the roof. Those supporting this type of behavior are the reason we have a policing crisis in America, it also speaks volume of character where they construct scenarios to make this behavior acceptable.

    And let's not be fooled by arguments that it's okay because he didn't get hurt because they would still make stan for law enforcement if injury or death occurred.
     
  14. Hammster

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    There is no policing crisis in America. Your anecdotal threads do not prove that.
     
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  15. SummerMadness

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    Choose to ignore the data if you wish.
     
  16. Hammster

    Hammster Semper Fi! Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Again, your anecdotal stories prove nothing.
     
  17. yeshuaslavejeff

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    ??

    Start a movement? - BAN ROOFS ! ROOFS ARE DANGEROUS !! BAN ROOFS

    Likely MORE people are hurt or die falling off roofs ,
    than
    are hurt or die at the hands of a law enforcement officer.
     
  18. Chesterton

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    Yeah, there was no third option, was there?
     
  19. A Gerbil

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    I live in Scotland, and I have never been to the US. However from what I read and see about American police officers, I get the impression that many are just bullying thugs. This doesn't surprise me.
     
  20. SummerMadness

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    Again, you can choose to ignore the data and studies if you wish. Carry on.
     
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