HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Help! Police!

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 02:42 PM

Help! Police!

I bought my house after it had set empty for a few years. The previous owner was a state police officer, who lost his job due to violence. As the property had belonged to my extended family previously, I was aware that this fellow had done quite a bit of damage before leaving. My house was a stage coach station -- and post office/ doctor’s office -- in the late 1700s. Thus, it was a shame when he destroyed the stairway’s posts and rail, etc. The numerous bullet holes through the walls and windows did not add an attractive touch, either.

What was rather interesting was that he left the legal papers, including a trial transcript, in an upstairs’ closet. It made for fascinating reading. He had pulled over a young, brown-skinned man for a suspected traffic violation. At least that’s what he said he pulled the guy over for. Since there was no ticket, one can consider the possibility that there was some other reason he pulled the kid over. (Did I mention that the young man had brown skin? Not saying that was the real reason. Or that it wasn’t. But it may have been a factor.)

The kid was escorted to the station. He must have been suspicious -- or even one of them there sneaky suspects who have no attribute that they’ve done anything wrong. Because the good officer handcuffed him to what we can accurately call “a suspect’s chair.” I should say that I realize some adults find other uses for handcuffs. I’m in no position to speculate, however, if what happened next was akin to a sexual experience for the officer. I am 100% certain that it was not for the victim.

According to the officer’s official report -- as well as his testimony -- the officer stepped out of the room for a few minutes. Indeed, police work can be hard work. Not doubting that for a second. Not even for a fraction of a second. He felt that either he needed a break, or was using the tried-and-true interrogation technique of letting the suspect stew in his feelings of guilt.

Now, if you believe the officer -- and apparently, no one did -- while he was out of the room, the suspicious, sneaky suspect stretched his neck out just over 16 feet, and repeatedly slammed his head against a soda machine. Bastard! The streets just ain’t safe with such criminals out there, preying on unsuspecting soda machines. God save the queen!

Luckily, the officer arrested the kid, and charged him with the destruction of property. Seriously.

But not everyone believed the officer. In the harsh, cold reality of our times, there are those who did not accept his word, even though it was clearly presented in an official police document. What is this world coming to? I mean, okay, he had no reason to pull the kid over, and certainly no good explanation of why he brought the kid to the station. At least, that’s what some would have you believe. (Likely ACLU conspiracy theorists, they.) But isn’t it at very least possible that this semi-highly trained officer of the law had a hunch -- call it what you will -- that this kid was out driving, and up to no good? Perhaps even planning to slam his head against a soda machine? And that there is only a thin, blue line (and some military equipment) that serves to protect us from this savage threat?

6 replies, 1008 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Help! Police! (Original post)
H2O Man Aug 2014 OP
Warpy Aug 2014 #1
cyberswede Aug 2014 #2
G_j Aug 2014 #3
hootinholler Aug 2014 #5
mrdmk Aug 2014 #4
spanone Aug 2014 #6

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 02:55 PM

1. We used to joke about the cops they kept in the basement

at District 4 and fed on raw meat and only unleashed on antiwar and civil rights demonstrators.

Little did we know it was true, only they were residing in historic properties like yours and shooting holes in the walls and windows every time they got paranoid, which was usually several times a day.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 03:29 PM

2. How many cops does it take to toss a guy down the stairs?

None; he fell.

(I wish that old joke was funny).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 03:34 PM

3. "semi-highly trained officer"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to G_j (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 04:56 PM

5. Hey, if the dude was high when they trained him that would be highly trained

In this case he probably just had a small buzz, thus semi-highly trained.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 04:22 PM

4. K & R for a good discussion

There are times when people who are bullies do get their butts kicked. This story tells us that.

The person referred to in the OP had problems in his personal life and career. What is not in those papers you are referencing is the reason the previous home owner became a cop in the first place and the quality of his work throughout his career! Of course, going into a person's private life is an evasion of privacy that most Americans do desire...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 05:00 PM

6. k&r...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread