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Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by rcwj1975
Pissed yes, but not enough to pull a gun on people for doing it. I am not a cop but I am pretty sure that pulling your gun on people for throwing snowballs is a bit over the top.
Yea, I would have gotten out of the car and yelled at them. But pulling a gun?
The WJLA story is bull#. It was never a protest. The sign said "No War but Snowball War." It never specified Iraq or Afghanistan. If anything, it was intended to be ironic.
The guy in the maroon hummer pulled out his gun and never identified himself as a police officer. As soon as he drew a weapon I headed up 14th street with my friend.
The Hummer was targeted because it was a Hummer. It was the fourth of fifth Hummer hit all day. It was an unmarked police car and we had no way of knowing if it was a cop. Every other driver took it in good fun. The snowballs were soft and the cop's life was definitely NOT in danger. He had no reason to pull his gun. Pulling his gun out was an extremely dumb way to disperse a crowd and made the situation way more unstable.
MPD needs to suspend or dismiss this guy. He's a complete embarrassment to the city and to his fellow officers. It's behavior like this that breeds distrust of the police in communities.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Actually Washington D.C. got hammered today with up to two feet of snow in some spots.
Having lived for a couple of brief spells in the Washington D.C. Metro area I can say a few things from experience.
One snow is really cold and wet!
Two most people in Washington D.C. do not know how to drive on and in the snow. So even for an experienced driver in a Hummer nerves would be frayed just worrying about who might stupidly run into you because of their poor driving.
Three snow is really cold and wet!
Four driving during a heavy snow storm when roads are nearly impassible (weather reports bear this out today in the area, I have it under good authority ambulances were actually skidding off the roads!) and then having kids further hamper your visability by throwing snowballs at your moving vehicle creates an even more dangerous situation that could lead to an accident.
Five snow is really cold and wet!
Six today's kids are not innocent, well mannered, common sense oriented, intelligent, user friendly or cute and under no circumstances should be allowed to breed EVER.
Seven snow is really cold and wet!
Eight normally I would be against the man as I really love being against the man, but lets face it since the man doesn't let us beat our kids any more our kids are even worse than the man!
Nine snow is really cold and wet!
I think in this particular case the police detective would have been in his rights to shoot and kill or at least maim every kid involved because....
Snow is really cold and wet!
[edit on 19/12/09 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]