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NoTrickWick

Does anyone know what became of this?


Helk_pls

He resigned and is most likely violating rights a county over.


EatSleepJeep

Quit the Boulder PD and got a job with the Boulder sheriffs. No joke. Google "Boulder police trash" for the stories


BPC3

> Quit the Boulder PD and got a job with the Boulder sheriffs. No joke. > > > > Google "Boulder police trash" for the stories This feels like an extremely good reason to clean house on both departments.


Rafaeliki

I no longer have any expectation for police to personally suffer consequences, but I'd at least like to know the victim received a settlement.


Hot_Wheels_guy

Iirc they did. Paid for by... you guessed it... the taxpayers of Boulder, CO.


MaryJaneDoe

Lots of Colorado departments need cleaning up. Looking at you, Aurora.


Helk_pls

I’m not even surprised to be fair. Still wild though.


tfaw88888

2019 Boulder. The cop talking alot at the beginning seemed pretty young btw, was concluded he violated two policies and they fired him. turns out he had his stun gun pulled out. probably the best outcome, you could tell that young cop was just not cut out to be a cop, so maybe a win win at the end.


jpritchard

So which town over does he work as a cop now? Edit: hah, he didn't even move towns over. He just used his vacation time until 2020, then got a two year "teaching position" at the sheriff's office.


AP3Brain

Gotta love it. Just sad we can assume what happened and be correct 95% of the time. Zero liability.


asmodeanreborn

Probably moved all the way over to Weld County.


TheRealIosefka

There's a video that is from the start of the interaction, the cop was walking down a sidewalk and saw this guy picking up trash by the road along the property line, he asked him what he was doing, he very nicely told the cop he lives in the building, and also works for the student housing as maintenance, and is cleaning up the property, the cop asks if he can prove that, it's really obvious from the beginning that the cop was not 'investigating' but apparently needed to verify the identity of staff at student housing for no reason, the guy stayed calm and gave him his student ID that has his name, the address he's at, and his picture, the cop then refuses to give him back the ID and starts getting REALLY agitated and asking pretty bizarre questions at that point, it feels like he's thinking if he starts pressuring this guy he can get some charge out of all this, the guy reminds the cop he's at work, and actually needs to do his job, and starts cleaning up again after the cop repeatedly refuses to give his ID back, he then ignores the cop while the cop gets more and more agitated and clearly escalating things as fast as he can, he then calls back to and when the other cops show up he starts screaming about 'he has a weapon' and they all draw on him and that's where this video starts. The cop is lying about 'investigating' and is withholding from the other cops the fact he already confirmed the guy lives there, the guy also gave him the number to his boss and told the cop to call and his boss would also confirm his employment and work hours, it's 100% not even a little bit confusing what's happening and when all the cops pull weapons on him, he started in on them and the veteran cop you hear at the end basically tells all the cops to back down and disperse, then confronted the rookie cop, who apparently just really wanted to kill this guy, and the cop confirms the man's version of events and you can really hear how pissed off the veteran cop gets with him and them it immediately becomes 'give him back his ID and leave now' it's a long and wild ride, this version is heavily edited for whatever reason the long version was all over reddit a few years ago.


LukEKage713

Imagine seeing someone picking up trash and immediately assume that they’re up to no good. The nerve of these people. A fucking bucket and a grasper resulted in a complete waste of resources.


TheRealIosefka

I can't even fathom the internal mechanisms one needs to be this absurdly aggressive and hateful. It's just bizarre. He obviously got into police work to play cops and robbers.


strangetrip666

My assumption is that the cop didn't like to be corrected and it turned into a pissing contest with the guy that continued to escalate. The cop really wanted to be right so he just kept pressuring the guy. When he didn't comply his ego was hurt because he's an immature manchild. I'm glad I read that they took his badge. This kind of personality has no business in law enforcement.


acidsplashedface

I wonder which department he works for now?


illepic

Yep, this dude is 1000% employed as a cop somewhere else


socialistrob

What also worries me is that this is in Boulder Colorado. It's a highly educated, predominantly white, wealthy and liberal town. If this is how cops can act in the most privileged communities in America against people who ostensibly have the resources to fight back legally or bring these cases to public attention just imagine how cops are behaving in the communities that don't have that same level of privileges and resources? If there is a community where you would expect the cops to be the most accountable it's probably Boulder and yet here we are.


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Internet_Zombie

Do you mean rapist Brock Turner?


Nobodyrea11y

I think he means the actual rapist Brock Turner who sexually raped people


Archer007

> rapist Brock Turner I think you mean *convicted* rapist Brock Turner


LeeLooPeePoo

Dumpster rapist limp dick Brock Turner?? Yes. I would LOVE to give him 20 minutes that would RUIN his life. Anyone know what he's up to? Edited to add: CONVICTED RAPIST BROCK TURNER AKA TEXTBOOK RAPIST BROCK TURNER.


sub3marathonman

I'm going to have to be upset about this. If you're going to mention Brock Turner, the convicted rapist who was caught by two Swedish graduate students where he was committing the crime as he was committing it, behind a dumpster, you've **GOT TO** mention the judge in the case Aaron Persky. That judge just happened to go to Stanford too, where Brock Turner (the convicted rapist in this case) was a big athlete on the swimming team there on scholarship for swimming, and his lenient sentence for the convicted rapist, in this case named Brock Turner, was given out after Brock Turner's dad stated that his son shouldn't be punished for "ten minutes of action." That judge was then the focus of a recall campaign, where he spent massive amounts of money fighting it, ultimately in a futile attempt, and was recalled, the first time since the 1930's IIRC. The victim made an impassioned, profound, and ultimately read worldwide statement about the situation, and STILL Aaron Persky sentenced this convicted rapist to just six months in jail, of which the convicted rapist, Brock Turner, served just three months.


ToddKilledAKid

You know, there might be the slightest sliver of a possibility the man's skin color wasn't the cops preferred color.


tramadoc

How many cops does it take to change a lightbulb? One. With six others to beat the shit out of the room for being black.


fishshow221

Nah, the cop just wanted to kill someone. He didn't care if the guy did anything wrong, he was prey.


Ryoukugan

He knew the guy wasn’t doing anything. He didn’t care.


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DavThoma

Don't a lot of homeless and older people get abuse and shit for this when they're also just trying to make a bit of money on stuff that can be recycled? I remember a few months back there was a video of an old man getting threatened over gathering cans and things that could be recycled just to help him make some sort of money.


Sardonnicus

Imagine being a cop and trying to figure out a way to kill someone and get away with it.


The_Adventurist

If you were a serial killer, what better job to have than a cop?


PM_ME_MH370

In America, there's no need to imagine


pm_me_your_squidhole

Cops just need to say the magic words, "I was afraid" and they can do whatever they want to you. "He reached for his wallet like I asked and that made me afraid, so I shot him". "He was laying down on the ground, face first, like I asked, so I became afraid, so I shot him." "He opened the door to his home when we knocked, so I became afraid, so we shot him."


darknum

Considering there is a video where they shot a guy who is lying on the floor as instructed on a hotel corrido... Seriously USA should get a country wide (I know it is not possible with states bla bla) reform with police, with forced mandatory reeducation of the current ones with high levels of testing and if you fail you are fired. Period.


iCookieJar

tbh, the education and training this 'rookie' cop went through was an even bigger waste of resources. Why isn't there some kind of psych evaluation they have to pass?


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rockne

Yo, if I see someone picking up trash they could be a murderer and they're okay in my book.


CoderDevo

Charge him with grand larceny. Everyone knows that one man's trash is another man's treasure.


BongMcPuffin

The real story is always in the comments


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Sarai_Seneschal

"I feel threatened" is a cops magic words. Once said, any violence in afterwards is obviously deserved. This guy clearly knew that, and was saying it for his body cam.


onlyhav

I really wonder how a dude with a trash clamper is making a dude with a glock and a bad attitude feel threatened.


TheAmishPhysicist

What? You don't get why he felt threatened? The man picking up trash could have possibly picked up this trash of a police officer! He was worried he'd be put in the bucket.


AllForMeCats

I was about to say, he’s threatened because he knows he’s trash 😂


07_Helpers

Six dudes. With armor, training and guns. Six.


oilchangefuckup

Well, training is debatable.


3rdtrichiliocosm

Legally once a cop says they feel threatened they have a green light to murder you. The minute a cop says that your life is forfeit because courts have ruled repeatedly that if a cop *says* they were afraid for their life since theres no quantifiable determinant for what actually can realistically cause fear, their statement is taken at face value.


UpgradeSolution

The huge issue again, as in most interactions like that, one cop says “focus on me not any of them” and then the other cops all speak and give orders. ONE PERSON gives orders that’s it in any hostile situation. It’s been found that no matter what someone says if two people give orders auditory exclusion will take place due to the stress. In the military one person gives orders, waits a second, and then issues it again. The thing about stress is it makes people go dumb and they need a few seconds to catch back up. Also the stuff about conflicting orders making it so no matter what someone does they are wrong. I’m just so irked that the one cop had it right (probably the only ex military guy there) and all the rest messed it up so bad.


TeardropsFromHell

That's how they murdered Daniel shaver.


talldrseuss

Example of this is the murder of Daniel Shriver by Mesa PD. The cops had him crawling on the floor, throwing conflicting commands, and when he went to pull his shorts up because they were falling off, he got lit up by those pricks.


Plenty-Inspector8444

Cops do that "confusing and conflicting orders" thing very, very much on purpose. It is one of their favorite escalation tactics and cops love nothing more than blunderfucking into a situation and then making it far, far worse.


LostWoodsInTheField

This leads to one of the things I think should be codified in law. On a scene only one officer is in charge, and all conflicting directives to a citizen should be able to be ignored except from that one officer. And all other officers have to obey that one officer. I've watched so many videos of an officer being told to back down and they don't. If it is in the law that if they don't they could end up in jail, then the citizen if something happens can use that in their lawsuite / court case. "Officer Jones was told to back away from me, but when I went to turn around I accidently hit him because he moved closer to me." - typically in court this wouldn't matter, only that you hit them. if he was breaking the law when you hit him you may not have committed a crime then.


MediumRareMarshmallo

Is there like a link to the actual video?


dagon85

What a piece of shit. Glad he got fired.


obroz

I’m guessing you meant *not cut out to be a cop


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BigG7615

Depends on how sarcastic you’re feeling


ArabBoBarab

Most cops are not cut out to be cops. The standards are low as fuck, they don't offer good enough pay to get the right people to do it, and there's certainly not in-depth enough personality testing to make sure sociopaths don't get the job. ETA: I should have clarified that I also think a massive amount of additional training. That ties in with having higher standards, but I wasn't clear enough.


HaventReadItYet75

This was on a cop auditor video I saw awhile back. Dude. Cops were way out of line. This guy held his own!


Excellent-Doubt-9552

Respect to that guy.


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DGer

I was very nervous for him when the cop kept referring to the stick he had as a weapon. It very much felt like writing a narrative.


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dudeguyy23

At the same time, before knowing how much it escalated, the beginning of the video made me chuckle. "THAT IS A WEAPON!" "THIS... IS A BUCKET!"


NotsoGreatsword

Then “object” like he didn’t know what the fuck it was and didn’t want it on the record that he knew what it was so if he shot the guy he could say he had to make this life and death determination about what it was and chose to fire. It’s ridiculous how childish they are when they don’t get their way.


UntrackedProductions

HE'S GOT SOME KIND OF UNKOWN WEAPONIZED CLAW DEVICE FOR CLAMPING ATTACKS


pockpicketG

Give him the clamps


eyeofthefountain

yeah, it's respectable and commendable as fuck. that dude is a fucking hero. to some people righteousness is worth the fight and you have to admire that. but i would not recommend this course of action *ever*. cops have killed a lot more for a *lot* less


jgacks

It's these people. That push back &risk greater punishment that keep us free. Not since ww2 has it been the army fighting wars that keep us free. It's heroes like this that God the line between freedom & domestic tyranny at the hands of police


thongaxpru

The cop that was being investigated actually resigned before the investigation was complete... Chances are he has a new job somewhere else now.


Gilgamesh72

Probably back out there feeling threatened right now


phadewilkilu

Probably by a vaccine


s-multicellular

The city reached a settlement with the young man including adding a civilian oversight board. So something good actually.


ResonatingFlatulence

Yay, our tax dollars paying for more incompetent police mistakes. Any details on the civilian oversight board. A lot of them that have been created don't really do what they are supposed to and are filled with biased board members.


HumanSizedOwls

“That’s a weapon” “This is a bucket”


futacumdumpster69

Wait there is more


PhoebeFox46

I tried to give you an award but it's bugged. So have this instead for making me choke on my tea. 🏅🏅🏅


goldietheswagbear

"dear god." "there's more" "no."


Apeshaft

He was able to keep the bucket and returned to his apartment. Later that week he robbed two banks and killed over 60 police officers and 500 civilians with his deadly deadly bucket of death. None of those he slayed by bucketing had permit to wear a concelad bucket for defense. Some people tried in vain to defend themselves with nothing more than guns and ammo. A snowball in hell would have better odds of coming out alive against a bucket, or Satan for that matter. SWAT team arrived armed to the teeth with buckets of their own and it became a tense standoff. It took skilled police bucket negotiators 49 years before the crazed criminal finally kicked the bucket. This was the worst recorded bucket slaying in US history to this day, more than 109 years later. Please like and subscribe to my True Bucket Crime Podcast on streaming VHS and Betamax. Do you have a bucket list of your own? Please leave a comment below and smash your thumb up your bum! Oh, I just had to add a short addendum: Swedens first jetfighter "SAAB 29 - The Bucket" got the name since it looked like a cube. No, it looked like a bucket. Or mor like a barrel... But a barrel is just more primitive version of a modern bucket! The SAAB 29 Bucket/Barrell even saw battle over Afrika during the Kongo Crisis. The fighter destroyed most of the Congolese airforce on the ground but there were some dogfights too... It was during the hand handling of the oh so many hands. Hands on roof, hand-off roof hands, hands in buckets, in wells etc. They were everywhere just not attacthed to the people living there. It was during this period that the jetfighter bucket passed over to the Swdish Air Force Colonel Nils-Olof Hederén who had the chance to destroy the one bucket that would enslave the will of men. But the hears of men are easily corrupted and jetpowerd flying buckets with autocannons and most of the airfram made from pure cocacine. Or gipsum? The only thing Colonel Nils-Olof-Hederén had to to was to fly the bucket to the top of the UN Skyscraper into the eternal and ever burning flame of UN-director Dag Hammarsköld. But the Bucket of power has a will of its own. It betrayed Nils Olof Hederén plunging him to his death. And Dag Hammarsköld And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half day the bucket passed out of all knowledge. Until, when chance came, it ensnared another bearer. Who went on to found his own bucket imperium, with blackjack and hookers The amercian bucket indudstry was lightyear ahead of any other country on earth and everything was going Steve Jobs way at that point. If you want to visit this amazing technology center you have to drive to San Fransico, to an area called "Silicon Valley". At the end of the stret you turn left to arrive at you final destination: Silicon Alley! But the bucket corrupted even Jobs, so he ded.


ohyoureTHATjocelyn

that was poetry.


ChubbyWokeGoblin

I just about pissed when he said that. I felt his anger and it made it so much funnier


MercenaryCow

To be fair also, I'm certain the bucket is more dangerous than the grabber.


Ancillarus

No, this is Patrick


gayweedlord

The city began an investigation into this exchange and the cop was forced to resign before the investigation concluded to avoid punishment. When the investigation concluded they found that he had violated two department policies (not sure what they are). Though, they still put the officer on payroll for six more months.. (this happened back in 2019) which is pretty fucked up honestly. Essentially the city paid the man to leave quietly to avoid backlash on the department that would have been had if he were punished as an officer.


aspblaze420

As a non american I find it interesting how you can just dodge justice if you are a police officer with your weird internal investigations. Like.. You just can't sue a police officer or something? :--D


Fugitive-Wizard

No you can't sue a police officer. You have to sue the city. Which means and tax payers pay for it.


SovietAnthem

Qualified immunity is a bitch, isn't it? Seriously though, yoy could probably solve like 80% of police problems by abolishing qualified immunity and letting cops get sued out of their pensions instead of using taxpayer money


SarixInTheHouse

The only thing worse than US cops being so trash at their jobs is noone holding them accountable


Slick3808

This happens basically everytime they fuck up. It's really a protocol. Not surprised. I just can't believe I pay taxes to feed these idiots.


SpankMoose

Had a young man cutting my grass in SD. Went inside told him to knock when he was done and id get his money, about 25mins later i hear some shouting and go out to my back fence to see 3 San Diego police cars and a couple cops demanding the kid put the weedwacker down and step away from my garage. It wasnt until I came out, asked what was happening, that they calmed down...apparently someone "reported" someone stealing from garages in the neighborhood. They told me they were looking for an 18 to 20 year old hispanic male... He was a 13year old african american. They made sure to ask me several times if he was the person who normally trimmed my yard.... like what?


Aduialion

IS THIS THE MAN WHO TRIMS YOUR YARD. IS HE HOLDING YOU HOSTAGE TO AGREE TO ACCEPT HIS LAW CARE SERVICES!! IS HE THREATENING YOU, OR YOUR FAMILY, WITH LAWN CARE SERVICES. WE CANNOT PROTECT YOU, BUT WE CAN YELL A LOT.


Johnycantread

DOES THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL BILL FOR SERVICES OR DOES THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL DEMAND PAYMENT ON THE DAY?! DOES THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OFFER FULL LANDSCAPING SERVICES OR DO THEY ONLY OFFER PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL LAWN SERVICES?!


HoboBoi8765

DOES THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL DO THE FRONT AND BACKYARD OR JUST ONE?! DOES THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL TAKE CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS OR ONLY CASH?!


3DCatFancy

HOW MANY WEEDS COULD THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL WACK IF THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL COULD WACK WEEDS


Gr1pp717

I had a buddy go to prison for running a block away from where a carjacking happened. They brought the lady to the arrest sight and she confirmed it was him. No line-up. Thing is, she had told them that her assailant was hispanic with a red flannel. My buddy's about as white they come, and was wearing a brown flannel. Didn't matter, though, because he was poor. And the public defender advised him to take the plea, because that's all those fucks are good for.


dexmonic

So he actually went to prison?


Gr1pp717

Yes. The plea bargain was for a reduced sentence. I want to say he was for close to 2 years. But I don't recall. This was in the late 90s.


wehrmann_tx

Fuck these prosecutors looking for conviction rates instead of actual justice.


Darwins_Clone

I'm surprised that revenge murder against them isn't that common


joebro112

Poor and now with a criminal record, this is how America CREATES criminals, cause your buddy now has the choice to struggle his ass off till he dies or steal to get by and many are gonna choose the second smfh


bilbro-dimebaggins

Yeah I had a story like that happen to me. I was working in Normandy Park, WA which is a fancy suburb outside of Seattle. Which is notorious for having too many cops who have nothing to do so they end up doing unnecessary things like giving kids speeding tickets for going too fast down hills on their longboards or bikes. Anyway I used to do a ton of handyman work and landscaping jobs to pay for college and this particular person was a client of mine for years and I actually knew a couple of the neighbors. Well one day I'm just minding my own business literally mowing the lawn and I have all my tools out next to my car when 2 police cars pull up and 4 officers proceed to question me for an hour and a half until the owner comes home and vouched for me. Apparently one of the neighbors said they saw someone suspicious looking around the house and called the cops. I kept asking the cops when they wouldn't believe me if they thought I was the most considerate burglar in the world, that before I break into a house, I make sure to leave their yard looking nice.


alexfromsdca

Hi I live in San Diego. May I ask what part? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was in Santee or Lakeside


SpankMoose

Point Loma! Right next to liberty station and the Naval Base


dicedbread

Point Loma is fucking beautiful. They still have that prime rib buffet on base?


IllBeGoodForNow

I smoked some of the best crack cocaine ever made in Point Loma.


DonnerDinnerParty

With crack that good, who needs prime rib?


ranager69

Now this man knows how to party.


Clean-Profile-6153

I came here for the Lakeside comment lol


Zerbo

If it was Lakeside that poor kid would have been run out of town long before. Point Loma is just paranoid, white retirees who can't imagine that someone "different" could possibly have any business in "their" neighborhood.


MBassist

Yeah San Diego PD is the worst, they pulled guns on me when I was 16 waiting for a ride outside of Carl's Jr and just recently arrested me for no reason (Charges dropped immediately) and lost my finger prints during processing, spent an extra 12 hours in the holding cell downtown for legitimately no reason. Fuck San Diego PD


Zinrockin

What a bunch of idiots. Some people shouldn't wear a badge.


qyka1210

most, in fact


Duwinayo

The police in SD are shitty. After the BLM protests my car got dinged in a parking garage. So I called the police and was told that this wasn't important enough, not even for a non emergency line. I was told to call back the next day. Fast forward 3 days of doing that and finally an officer agrees to open a file or whatever the heck it is they were avoiding doing. So an officer shows up at my place, and I hear him coming down the apartment hall thanks to his radio. I peeped through the door and saw and HEARD him claiming I wasn't answering the door. He hasn't knocked or rung the bell. So I step out and ay along and go "Oh I thought I heard someone!". He then cussed out dispatch when they called me, calling them worthless fuckers. It was immensely cringe. The best part is he takes my statement, looks at my car and goes "Yeah, gunna be real with you man. This shit isn't important enough. Nothings gunna come of it. Like I shouldn't even open a case on it. What are you expecting to get out of this?" I explained I needed a case to get my insurance and parking garage to review the footage. "Well. That's most likely not gunna happen. We have more important shit to do." I managed to convince him to open a case (nothing came of it, they ghosted me, the insurance company, and the parking garage). On his way out I told him I have respect for what he does, but I don't envy it. I shit you not, he responds with: "Yeah man. Shits been awful after BLM. Like. We don't even want to be doing this shit anymore. Those fucking protests ruined everything. Now we're being watched for shit we didn't do." I've rarely been so caught off guard and surprise by someone's response and attitude, but I was legit stunned and just kinda mumbled awkwardly and left. SDPD could use some restructuring, that's for sure. Preferably a fresh start with new recruits who are local to their communities.


extralyfe

back in 2003, I called 911 in San Diego to report someone trying to kick in my apartment door. cops showed up three hours later - long after the dude had given up - and got on my case for there not being anyone kicking down my door. they basically told me they were doing me a favor by not charging me with submitting false reports to them. I asked what we could do because I knew who was trying to kick down my door, and they said they couldn't do anything unless they caught the guy in action, so, just call 911 if he did it again. truly astounding police work. I imagine it's just gotten worse in the meantime.


MAGA_memnon

What do you guys actually pay taxes for in the US?


sommai2555

To kill brown people in other countries.


canna_fodder

To kill brown people Ftfy


kwanijml

I'm constantly told they are the price for living in a civilized society and that I'm stupid to complain...


MBassist

Dudes literally lost my prints on an arrest where they dropped all charges. On the way down to get finger printed again he was just berating me for wasting his time and telling me he was gonna punch me if I gave him lip. Like bro I definitely don't want to spend any more time in here what the fuck is wrong with you


Brass13Wing

If being watched scares him, it's probably because he's doing shit he shouldn't be. Fuckers with no integrity should not be given lethal weapons


Haxorz7125

I know if I’m stealing lawn care ware I like to test it out first


cutco_interslice

And that weapon of a "reacher" in his hand is about as powerful as a limp dick. Good on him for standing up to them. And as dumb as the cops are in this, at least we didn't have to hear "stop resisting" on repeat or a freaking discharged weapon.


Imortalpenguin

I tried using one of those to pick up a pillow a few days ago. A small pillow, barely weighs anything and the grabber didn't have enough strength to keep the grip lifting the pillow from the floor.


LostinDIY

I hope you washed it before trying to pick up rubbish again


TheBoctor

Right?! He picked up a PILLOW! *Disgusting!*


-1__1-

\- Put your limp dick down! I feel threatened! \- I can't put it down sir. It's part of my body. \- PUT your LIMP! DICK! DOWN! \- WTF? Yo this is some bullshit. I live here. It's my dick. Fuck you.. I won't do what you tell me. djent! djent! (repeat 3x) \- PEW! PEW! PEW! \*bzzzt\* suspect has been neutralized. We might have some trouble submitting the... um... evidence. Officer Handy is dusting for prints.


cutco_interslice

Sir, he started gyrating his hips in a circular manner. We feared a twister would generate from his groin area and we'd be forced to neutralize.


mazamayomama

Get your hands off my penis! This is Democracy manifest!


Bloddersz

I just don't understand Polices immediate reaction to anything is "guns out" - he was picking up litter, actually work WITH your communities - not against them ffs.


CommentsOnOccasion

It’s brandishing. It’s literally the definition of brandishing. They pull out their weapons to say “I could kill you right now, so you’d better do everything I tell you to do.” But they know that brandishing is illegal, even for police, so they say “I feel threatened” to cover their asses. They are incapable of dealing with any form of mild disobedience, and they have extremely fragile egos. That combination is the exact person who would threaten you with a gun for not listening to a tame order. Which is what this guy is doing - “You won’t stop picking up trash on the sidewalk like I demanded ???? You know I can shoot you right ???”


shadeandshine

Ah the South Park method “it’s coming right for us”


Jeremythellama1

Legal gangs.


phpdevster

Not just legal. State funded, state empowered gangs who are granted authority over everyone else.


freefrogs

And police unions and departments fight tooth and nail against training and policies of de-escalation. They'll pull guns on harmless people because they only know how (or want) to do one thing.


DadJokeBadJoke

When your only tool is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.


bone420

Such pussyness. Afraid of a garbage grabber stick


skipperseven

And knowing full well what it is, keeps referring to it as an object and a weapon, for the benefit of his bodycam. If this had ended badly he would claim that it was a justified shooting because he honestly believed that the victim was holding a weapon!


beatenmeat

When I was younger I wanted to be a cop because I like helping people. The more shit I see like this the more thankful I am I never followed through with that. If I walked up and saw a colleague freaking out over a fucking garbage stick I would laugh and probably knock him upside his head. This whole video is ridiculous. I can’t believe not a single one of his fellow officers had any sort of brain cells left to shut this cop up.


faceless_alias

Its not that they're too stupid to stop this action. It's that they will stand beside their fellow officers despite overwhelming evidence of wrong doing. Infighting is taboo. Threatening citizens is protocol.


BurningJesus

> Its not that they're too stupid to stop this action. It's that they will stand beside their fellow officers despite overwhelming evidence of wrong doing. If one of the 6 had shot him, the 5 others would've immediately testified that *they, too, felt threatened*


CankerLord

"I didn't have a clear idea what was happening so I put seven rounds into his torso just in case."


Stizur

If you want to help people there are so many better jobs than cop out there.


sambones

Like fire fighter or social worker.


admartian

Not as good job security evidently


Dogtor-Watson

Cops were scared that he was going to accidentally pick them up and throw them with the rest of the garbage.


I_am_door

Those thing are made of like milimeter thick aluminum. You could full force golf swing one of those into my junk and it would break while I wouldn't feel a thing (Edited cause people wouldn’t stop bringing it up)


MrD3a7h

Name the time and place.


EOD-PUMP-OR-DUMP

I'll pay you on onlyfans to watch


nodnarbiter

Which is hollow and made of aluminum and rubber... It'd hurt worse being hit by a stick.


Redditdidntreddit

Oof. The fact that not one of the 6 has the balls to deescalate the situation is disgusting.


Xspunge

This is some bullshit. Every single damn one of those idiots should be punished or lose a rank or stuck at a desk job because they clearly don’t know how to handle a situation like this. Even I can see he’s picking up trash. What is a damn bucket and a flimsy damn pole going to do?


ToxicGuardsman

The one recording i think was fired, the others demoted


rward617

Even if he was fired he'll just move to the next town and get a job in that department.


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Christian477656

It’s a culture of keeping the lowest trained people in the worst case scenarios. When they find themselves I’ll equipped to handle the situation they make mistakes and the only recourse is to ask for back up. This triggers multiple units to expedite that location and they end up in a scene from Pulp Fiction.


Maxxpowersimpson

I read something a while ago and I'll probably butcher the explanation but an argument of what makes policing more successful in other countries compared to the US is characterized as "policing via permission" vs "policing via compliance" or something to that effect. It basically implies that you don't comply with a policeman's orders bc you were told to it's bc there's essentially a compact that of course you want to help the police bc they help keep us all safe. We're so far away from that in the US. So much policing in the US tries to build off compliance. This is such a perfect example "a police officer is telling you to sit down." So? Police have no right to order you to do whatever the hell they want just bc they said so. You can see these cops have no idea how to deal with non compliance to their "orders" bc their order was BS. Good for people like this for challenging those things.


ctwice89

Exactly. A lot of people still say “oh just comply or follow orders and you’ll be fine.” But if you’ve done nothing wrong, why should police have authority over you for no reason? It makes no sense that cops think they can give out orders to civilians who haven’t done anything wrong.


OddMunchStanley

Surprisingly those that say, “fuck yeah, freest country in the world! Number one! Number one!” Also say, “bend over at the drop of a hat to the police. Just do whatever they say regardless of situation or context.” Now that doesn’t sound like freedom now does it, Jimbob? It’s insane.


DragonDai

These are the people flying a Gadsden flag and a Thin Blue Line flag at the same time without a hint of irony or self awareness. And there is FAR too many of them.


tilobot

Well those people have shown they won’t even comply with justified and lawful orders. They just want *other people* ^^tm to comply unquestionably with BS orders


antwan_benjamin

> I'll probably butcher the explanation but an argument of what makes policing more successful in other countries compared to the US is characterized as "policing via permission" vs "policing via compliance" or something to that effect. This is very interesting and I would like to read more about it. It totally makes sense to me. I'm a very easy going guy that pretty much always follows the rules, and tries to make decisions which are best for all society. Ask me to do something reasonable and I'm probably going to just do it with no fuss. But most of my police interactions always feel more like, "Do whatever I say or I'm going to fuck you up." I got pulled over one time. The cop asked me, "Do you know why I pulled you over?" and I replied with "I just got off work, and now I'm just headed home. I don't remember breaking any traffic laws." The cop then said, "Did I ask you where you were going or where you came from? You speak when spoken to, and you answer the question I asked you." Like, what kind of shit is that? How on earth do you expect to have a cordial and respectful conversation with another adult after you just said that to them?


ctwice89

Exactly. Police in the United States treat almost everyone as if they are already convicted of a dangerous crime. Rarely does it matter if you did anything wrong at all, you’re still treated to and spoken to disrespectfully….but don’t you DARE talk to cops in the same manner. Don’t you dare.


UmChill

guilty until proven guilty. then we will do an internal investigation, and you’re still guilty.


Astramancer_

> "Do you know why I pulled you over?" And it's such a BS question, too. Absolutely everyone who has ever been pulled over has been asked this question. And do you know what the question *actually* is? "Are you willing to confess to a crime/infraction I can write you a ticket for?" That's it. That's all it is. That's the entire point of the question. So it's easier for them to get you on something, even if that something isn't they witness and why they pulled you over. The only correct answer is "No." Because you're not a mind reader, so you don't know what caused them to decide to pull you over.


KhandakerFaisal

That sounds more like some military bootcamp thing rather than an interaction with a civilian


RianJohnsonIsAFool

Policing by consent is the phrase. The foundation of any just policing system.


UnderTheMuddyWater

To be fair, that grabber IS a weapon when you're a huge pile of garbage like these cops


Efficient-Albatross9

Nice…..”just get in the bucket officer!. I have a job to do”


RickRudeAwakening

This is being brave and standing up for your rights.


DefinitelyNotThatJoe

And unfortunately this bravery will get plenty of PoC killed; I'm honestly surprised dude wasn't tackled halfway through the video


hamsterwheel

That one cop was sneaking up behind him


BasicDesignAdvice

You don't stand in a circle *around* your target with all guns drawn?


MrsNoPants420

Someone was filming


crackedcosmonaut

Body cameras work. That's why cops hate them.


Fruitjustlistens

He resigned in May of 2019 before he could be fired, and remained on the payroll until February 2020. I wish I could quit a job and get paid for an additional 9 months.


Meraxes987

Officer involved was allowed to collect a $69,000 salary and resign with an “unblemished record” after this took place.


InquisitorGrand

The sheer audacity of this squadron. Law enforcement should be here to enforce laws and protect the people; harassing a man picking up trash on his property with loaded firearms isn't enforcing anything except a culture of violence.


GhostRunner8

In another video I watched there was an police had a shot gun behind his back.


Bbryant90

This is like watching a fucking parody


Z1Z1alpha

What a bitch ass cop, what a shame


Veteran-Delly

“I DONT HAVE A WEAPON” “That’s a weapon” “THIS IS A BUCKET” “no that’s a weapon” lol


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girliegirl80

I was so anxious that entire video afraid he was going to get shot.


Reddit_GoId

A viral cell phone video of multiple white police officers, some with guns drawn, confronting a black man who claimed he was just picking up trash on his own property has prompted an internal affairs investigation by the Boulder, Colo., Police Department.”You're on my property with a gun in your hand, threatening to shoot me because I'm picking up trash," the man in the 16-minute video, posted on YouTube, screams at a Boulder officer during the confrontation. A statement from Boulder police about the Friday morning incident (may 2019) said that an officer saw a man behind a "private property" sign and asked if he was allowed to be on the property. The man showed police a school ID card and said he lived at the residence. But the officer detained him, and the man grew angry and his neighbor started recording the incident with a cell phone, ABC news reported. The man was using a bucket and a metal trash grabber, which the officer refers to as a a weapon and orders the man to put down. The officer held a gun in his right hand and called for backup, saying the man was "uncooperative and unwilling to put down a blunt object." The man yells expletives at the officer and demands he get off his property. The video shows other officers arriving, including at least one holding a shotgun. An officer orders the man to sit on the ground. In the video, the man eventually puts down his trash grabber and bucket and the first officer holsters his weapon. As news of the incident spread, some residents went to the City Council meeting on Tuesday night, trash grabbers in hand. Police said the officer who first confronted the man has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is done. —SLP.


Aggravating-Mix-2927

I love the citizens turning out with trash grabbers!


DickySchmidt33

These are the people they're trying to protect with their stupid fucking blue stripe.


Staaaaation

Nothing says "Let's get on the same page" like a literal symbol of "us vs. them"!


rolfboos

This was terrifying to watch actually, I was afraid the guy was gonna get shot, simply for picking up garbage on his own property, acab, but all 6 of them.


HARDTIME_N_K_TOWN_TN

Typical police tryin to figure out how to shoot a mother fucker and get away with it


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This is the dumbest group of fucking brainless idiots I have ever seen. A man picking up trash is somehow enough to warrant pulling out a fucking firearm.


sockpuppetkc

Six fucking guns against a cleanup stick? If you're that fucking scared, don't join the police force.


my_chaffed_legs

Interesting how they totally believed and backed down when some random guy tells them this guy does in fact live and work here... Also disgusting the way they keep shouting and referring to the trash grabber as a weapon. Making sure that the internal investigators or jury will have the narrative that he was holding a weapon is hammered into their heads.


ahhhimsoconfused1995

Waiting on the bootlicker to comment "why didn't he just comply?"


liquor_for_breakfast

Well why didn't he? He was trespassing and actively committing assault with a deadly weapon under the pretense of community protection. Being asked to put his gun away was a pretty reasonable request seeing as the guy hadn't committed - Oh you mean the guy picking up trash


RavenElite

You got me


distrustingwaffle

You had us in the first half, not gonna lie


bigdumpydumperson

He's helping his community by picking up trash and that pos thinks that's a threatening individuals. Fuck that cop


GodlikeCat

must... keep... pushing... my power trip... must... not... de-escalate...