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Originally posted by Seekerof
Talk about problems....
The NOPD is in such a mess that a couple thousand National Guard troops are having to stay to help secure New Orleans. The timeframe is for the stay is till next March!
No wonder that NOPD Police Superintendent Eddie Compass resigned, huh?
Anyone also heard that NOPD police officers stole Cadillacs before Katrina hit?
Louisiana officials are looking into allegations that New Orleans police officers stole Cadillacs from a dealer as Hurricane Katrina closed in.
At first, the city's police chief said officers were using the cars for patrols. He said that was not looting. Now the department will only say it is cooperating with the state investigation.
The Cadillac dealer president says more than 150 cars were taken, including 88 new Cadillacs and Chevys, used cars and customers' cars and two restored classic cars. Doug Stead says that amounts to more than four (m) million dollars in losses.
Authorities look into claims New Orleans cops cleaned out Cadillac dealer
Even more ludicrous is that an NOPD spokesman decried the "looting" charges as the appropriation of non-essential items during the height of Katrina, from businesses.
Amazing and dumbfoundly, when city officials or police officers do such things as stealing and theft, it is called "appropriation of non-essential items". Huh?!
Definate major issues within the NOPD.
[edit on 10-10-2005 by Seekerof]
Originally posted by marg6043
Actually after listening to the rights of the law enforcement in NO over dealing with public intoxication I found out that they have the right to use any force necessary to control individuals.
Originally posted by ANOK
So ya saying the cops should beat everybody up? You know, just in case they have an AK47 tucked away somewhere?
Originally posted by WestPoint23
If a police officer is attacked by a person or a group of people and doesn't have time to grab his gun or pepper spray.He/She should be trained not to punch in the head and face. In this scenario, the single cop would need to flee and regroup.
I think in that situation a cop punching his attacker whether it be in the head or the body is justifiable
Punching Directly in the Face and head, is what I said.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
If a police officer is attacked by a person or a group of people and doesn't have time to grab his gun or pepper spray, would you advise the cop to do nothing because punching is not allowed?
I think in that situation a cop punching his attacker whether it be in the head or the body is justifiable, until the police officer can reign control of the situation.
[edit on 11-10-2005 by WestPoint23]
Note how I do not tell you your Idea or opinion is ridicules.
by all means, punch away if a punch is the best thing you got (and it won’t be, if you paid attention in academy.) Just don't expect to have a job in the morning.
It shouldn't be that way, a police officer shouldn't be handicapped if his life depends on the situation because it might not look good on TV, or because Mr. and Mrs. X might find it disturbing.