Not to be a jerk
and I realize everybody and every news source has an agenda.. well almost.
but ... that police force is in serious need of an enima.
How many horror stories have we heard from Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his goons?
From busting down the door of the wrong house and shooting innocent people, to doing the same and accidentally burning the house down.. and when the people tried to save their puppy that they could hear burning .. they stopped them.. when the puppy came out the front door they shot the ground in front of it and chased it back in and laughed while it burned to death.. then wouldn't even let the family retrieve the dead dog?. (all this was witnessed by neighbors.. maybe more than the fire alone would draw as they forgot to put the parking brake on one of their vehicles (an APC at that) and it rolled down the street hitting another vehicles... there have been many more....
here is one article describing the dog thing....
This guy just strikes me as one of those dirty small town Sheriffs who is a good old boy and just gets away with anything (and... I can't fathom how that can still be the case... just the feeling I get whenever I read anything about him)... That guy is like the bad guy in what 20% of all movies and tv shows? ....(tangent time) Remember the episode of Airwolf when Stringfellow Hawk came back and kicked that Sheriffs ass? That was a good episode.. Think I have a copy if ya wanna watch it.. That was good tv... Shame he got in that car accident and went nuts
His deputies do things like this all the time... They cover it up.. and even when caught on it.. if they get a slap on the wrist it's considered a harsh punishment, normally they just get nothing.. to maybe suspended for a few days with pay..
It's not just that these guys made the mistake... It's that they also immediately tried to cover it up... to blame the homeowner... instead of rushing in EMS they treated him like a criminal and threatened him.. They drug him out of the house.. they put him on the hood of their squad (after they shot him 5x?) ... they talked about "having the others back" and planned the cover up ON TAPE.. not only on tape but on the 911 tape!
People like this should not be police officers... People on power trips without morals should not be police officers.. Part of having power is the ability to control it... and have the morals to do the right thing... Obviously these people do not deserve to be in a position of public trust.. I lump assholes like this in with priests who diddle little boys
details on the dog thing as i think it is very indicative of their mentality
• Just after the tear gas canisters were shot, a fire erupted and destroyed a $250,000 home plus all the contents inside. (The home's occupants believe the tear gas canisters caused the fire. Phoenix fire officials say the blaze was probably started by a lighted candle that was knocked onto a bed during the confusion.)
• The armored personnel carrier careened down the street and smashed into a parked car after its brakes failed.
• And in the ultimate display of cruelty, a SWAT team member drove a dog trying to flee the home back into the inferno, where it met an agonizing death.
Deputies then reportedly laughed as the dog's owners came unglued as it perished in the blaze.
"I was crying hysterically," Andrea Barker, one of the dog's owners, tells me. "I was so upset. They [deputies] were laughing at me."
Making fun of the 10-month-old pit bull puppy's death wasn't enough.
Arpaio's goons then left the dog's body to rot in the ashes for the next five days of 105-degree temperatures. A pall of death hung over the neighborhood. It was a putrid reminder of Arpaio's reckless use of force and callous disregard for the public's welfare. Not to mention the heinous treatment toward the terrified dog.
And what did Arpaio's crack SWAT team net from the raid that left a needless trail of death and destruction?
MCSO stormed the house believing there was a cache of stolen automatic weapons and armor-piercing ammunition. But MCSO got bushwhacked. Instead of finding weapons of mass destruction, they discovered an antique shotgun and a 9 mm pistol that appear to be legal weapons.
Given the overwhelming display of force deployed by Arpaio's deputies, one would have expected the arrest of a mass murderer.
Instead, the crack SWAT boys nabbed 26-year-old Eric Kush. Let me tell you, Kush is really a bad, bad guy.
He was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear in Tempe Municipal Court on a couple of traffic citations.
Originally Posted by: Liberal anti gun owners
this would never happen if home owners were not able to own guns
Did anyone catch this quote?
Please be advised I, nor my family which is well trained with the use of a firearm, will use any of our weapons to protect the above members home.
We on the other hand will turn your head into an F'in canoe if you enter ours.
In reference the shooting. That is what you call BAD communication. The homeowner should be awarded money. 5 mil a bit much IMO. Just remember THE CITY DOESN'T LOSE THE MONEY. THE TAXPAYERS PAY IT. Insurance covers it actually, but the high premiums are passed to the citizens after the deductable is paid out.