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BODYCAM: Cop confronts and disarms suicidal NC man

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posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 11:09 AM
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An officer who saved an armed suicidal man from himself is being commended for his efforts after the whole incident was caught on video. Officer Jamie Hardy was responding to a call about a suicidal man. When 39-year-old David Bundy came outside to greet the officer, Hardy noticed a knife in the man’s hand. In the video, Hardy calmly talks to Bundy, telling him he doesn’t want to hurt himself. The officer told the publication his focus was on safety, and that incidents like this one canescalate “in the blink of an eye.”. “Nobody wants to hurt anybody else. Our job is, we’re out here protecting people,” Hardy said in his interview. Bundy was taken into custody without injury. Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Charles Hasty told WWLP that Hardy’s skills prevented a deadly source situation and the officer did everything right. Bundy is thankful now for the officer’s actions that day. “If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here today,” Bundy said to the publication.





Outstanding job ! by this LEO , One of the few .

My hats off to this guy , that could have gone really bad . way to keep calm and collected .

Not much else to say really .

Kap




posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 11:21 AM
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Bravo, Officer Hardy! A cool cucumber, cool cat, and fine cop.



edit on 11-8-2015 by The GUT because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: Kapusta

Why did it go in posse category if it was a cop doing something good?



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: Kapusta

Why did it go in posse category if it was a cop doing something good?


Give this forum a little positivity , Mods can move it I am sure



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: Kapusta

Faith in humanity, restored.




posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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Good job! The way to go, assess the situation, control (distance first, then arm grab), deescalate, call for backup. and when needed use the necessary force.

Textbook protocol. Sad that this is outstanding nowadays.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 11:59 AM
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Yup, one of the few good ones
A cop that know he has to be able to sleep at night and teach his kids how to do the right thing.
A man with a conscience.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: Kapusta

He's actually not one of the few.

Most cops are good people. The reason it seems like "so many cops are bad!" is anytime you put something under a microscope it's going to look bigger.

People are recording their interactions more so than ever, and the interactions that go badly are ending up on TV and in the national news. The court of public opinion has spoken, and most cops must be bad. That simply isn't the case. We're only SEEING the rare bad apples.

And I think people aren't solely upset about the behavior of these few bad apples. The public is upset that these bad apples get off with a few days of paid leave. These bad cops hardly ever get punished or indicted. That really only throws more gasoline onto the already smoldering fire of public anger.

My problem? The good cops aren't policing their own ranks well enough. The good cops aren't standing up and rooting out the bad apples quickly, with extreme prejudice. When the majority of good police officers fail to discipline or indict bad cops, they're being complicit in the bad behavior. These police are allowing themselves to be demonized by the public court of opinion.

Since the overwhelming majority of police officers are good people, they need to be standing up and making examples of their own bad apples. The good cops need to be showing the public that they want in no way, shape, or form those bad examples to be what the public only sees.

I think the fact that the majority of the police being good, and yet failing to police their own ranks speaks to the level of corruption that in law enforcement. If there's a majority of police who want to do the right thing but are to afraid -- then the people they're afraid of must be pretty darn high up in the ranks.

We're talking police chiefs, sheriffs, DA's -- these people must be corrupt and instilling silence through fear into the ranks of our policemen and policewomen. Until we root out the systemic corruption that is keeping the police from policing themselves, the public is only going to continue seeing the bad apples.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 12:09 PM
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I call hoax



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Exactly, for every 1 good cop video seen, there are 30 bad cop videos. And the good cop one's fade away quickly. Plus most good cop stories are never heard since they don't make the news very interesting.

Bad cops exist, and there is an overall problem, but this is more normal than exceptional. (IMHO)



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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It's good to see when thing's go right once in awhile..Im sure they go right more than is publicized.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: network dude

Very, very true.

But, cops need to hold themselves accountable and root out the bad ones, not allowing them to skate free. By not acting and allowing the bad cops to walk without penalty -- think how much that pisses the people in the communities off?

And then they wonder why people hate them? They refuse to prosecute their own...In my eyes that's being complicit, and it speaks volumes to the corruption keeping that thin blue line nice and strong.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Sometimes its the prosecution or crown that won't go, I can think of a few instances recently where an incident involving one municipal force would be investigated by another municipal force which recommended charges, only to have the crown not file any. Top to bottom, the system needs an overhaul.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: Kapusta

Yay he didnt kill the guy.. Sad state of affairs when that means its outstanding .. Sadly this is not the norm if it was we would see at least as much of these videos as we do the others.

Because there are supposedly that many more good ones right?



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I agree. I think a civilian oversight committee chosen like a jury pool for 1 month terms might be a good idea to investigate local police forces and try to root out the problem cops. Once the bad ones were gone, the good ones would not have fear to speak out against something corrupt. (I know, Utopian dream and all)

But until the blue line is not used to hide corruption, there will be this level of mistrust by the public, or perhaps worse.

I just hope some momentum can be had to try to fix this.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: Kuroodo
I call hoax


I don't think its a hoax, but

as much as think the cop is did brilliantly, I'm also tempted to point out a glaring fact here too... but I wont.

its a good day.
edit on 11-8-2015 by odzeandennz because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 15 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: alienjuggalo

You're right, it is a sad state of affairs when somebody with an agenda to push screams loud enough that people start to believe things like the OP don't happen more often than instances of abuse.

Then again, nobody really cares to film somebody just doing their job.



posted on Aug, 15 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6




Then again, nobody really cares to film somebody just doing their job.


Im pretty sure that is what everyone wants, cameras on all of them.. well except the cops of course.



posted on Aug, 15 2015 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: alienjuggalo

Then I trust you'll be posting plenty of stuff to PC about the millions of interactions that take place on any given day where nothing happens?

No, probably not. Because we need to bang that drum as loud as possible so people think every last interaction ends with a beating or shooting. It's funny, can post bad things all day long but how dare somebody post something good! We must shout them down!



posted on Aug, 15 2015 @ 08:20 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: alienjuggalo

Then I trust you'll be posting plenty of stuff to PC about the millions of interactions that take place on any given day where nothing happens?

No, probably not. Because we need to bang that drum as loud as possible so people think every last interaction ends with a beating or shooting. It's funny, can post bad things all day long but how dare somebody post something good! We must shout them down!


If a cop goes above and beyond to do the right thing, I will gladly post it.. I have posted threads about cops doing the right thing, and gave them kudos..

and when a cop shoots a 19 year old through the drivers window over weed, or when he tazes a 12 year old kid while choking him,or goes in your backyard and kills your dog, or raids the wrong house, or shoots another 19 year old kid for flashing his effing brights, or pulls a gun at a kids swimming pool party, or throw a grenade in a babys crib, or raid a pot store and EAT ALL THE DRUGS, I will post them too.

didnt you just post a story about a cop shooting an unarmed teen? wait let me check......yep
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Where I come from we call that a hypocrite..



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