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Man arrested for rescuing drowning girl

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:44 PM
The world's gone crazy, I thought it was only in the UK that these things happened. Not too long ago a mad dad took his two kids away in the car, deliberately crashed though a bridge and went into the river.

He got his son out but couldn't get his daughter out. Police stood at the waters edge and assessed the situation and stopped anyone from intervening until the specially trained police divers arrived NINETY minutes later. The little girl died on the way to the hospital.

Also, a block of flats went on fire and police stopped relatives from running in to get their families out. They were assessing the situation for the arrival of the fire brigade who then decided it was too dangerous for anyone to enter the building. All this time people were screaming out the windows while their loved ones were made to stand back and watch.

That's only two stories of many.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:50 PM
Those donut filled porkers would have stood around and watched her drown because they would be techincally' follwoing procedure' by waiting around for another squad and getting all the crap going. SOMEONE has to have courage and get in the water and get to the girl.

Suppose that the guy did NOT go in, and obeyed the cowards standing on the bank with badges..and the girl began to sink and go under. WHO would be there to hold her head up and steady her hold? NOT the cops, for damned sure. They do not want to get their unforms wet and have to take off their gear,somebody elses job..sick.

The guide did the right thing. Had he not, and the girl sunk, the cops would have watched her go under and lament that the ' other guys' didn't get there ' soon enough' . They would have gone back to their coffee and donuts and blamed long as it isn't them.

Pathetic...cowardly...selfish and arrogant..they busted the guy because he EMBARRASSED THEM BY DOING WHAT THEY WOULD not do, and that is why he was arrested. Why should the cops care if a skilled swimmer wanted to risk their own life to help? They should welcome the help...but instead they got their attitudes up in a snit because he would not stand around and watch...typical for cops..

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:51 PM
Haha talk about a slap in the face.

Any charge like this should be laughed at, and then laughed at some more. Then get a rally going, and give another laugh. Just to show how INCREDIBLY stupid our current system is.


For now.....

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:58 PM
Yeah...Like I said before. By reading the low on this that I posted, the only way can see that he interfered is by getting her out before they did. I read physical interference as physically trying to prevent them from doing what they were trying to do. Like blocking their way to the river. Or trying to restrain someone from running a line across the river.

He didn't do any of this. He just went in and got her. I can not possibly see this holding up in court, and will become a publicity nightmare for the sheriff which is I'm sure an elected position if it's the same there as most other places.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:27 PM
This is what we can expect from law enforcement, especially FED PIGS, in the future; more and more we see the attitude that if you don't go along with our "organized, formalized" way of doing things (think Katrina, Gulf Coast) then you're obstructing.....AND YOU'RE THUS A CRIMINAL !!!!!!
Time to rethink the concept of the federal govmint, and rethink whether we want one or not, at least in its present form.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:43 PM

Originally posted by minute2midnight
I hope the Sheriff drowns in a river.

"Help, I'm drowning!"
"Sorry, we can't help you, we might get arrested."

As I read this, it was more like:

"Help, I'm drowning!"

"Hold on. Don't be so demanding! We'll help you as soon as we get our act together."

"Don't worry. If you're dead before we get there, you'll get a nice ambulance ride to your autopsy so we can figure out how you died."

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:45 PM
The government is forcing us more and more to rely on them, instead of ourselves. It wasn't that long ago when you would be justified in shooting your attacker. Now you will go to prison for that very act. In fact, many or most people aren't even allowed to have a weapon for protection. The government wants you to completely rely on them. It's them or nothing. I suspect in another 20 - 30 years, if that, it will be illegal to rescue others in a compremising situation. Our lives are becoming more and more micro-managed and we are losing our freedoms and safety under the guise of security. I sure wish people would stop taking all of those pharmacuticals so they could realize what's going on.


posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:59 PM
You know, I hate getting into the whole NWO/Illuminati/Government takeover business in detail, but if these charges hold then you have to wonder just how far the average joe is going to let the government control his or her life. I would add my own opinion on the actual rescue, but the quote from the OP does it much more precisely and appropriately than I could:

"When you have someone in sight who has taken a long swim, you need to make contact immediately," said Bradford, a 15-year rafting guide and ski patroller from Summit County. "This is just silly. Ryan Snodgrass acted entirely appropriately. These guys came to the scene late and there was a rescue in progress. They came in and took over an existing rescue. To leave a patient on the side of a river while you get your gear out of the car and set up a rescue system you read about in a book is simply not good policy."

With so many violent and abusive violations of conduct taking place every day, you would think law enforcement officers and deputies would look the other way in situations like these. I can understand that rescue personel would rather avoid making additional rescues due to botched civilian attempts, but as has been made obvious by the above quote, the man (men) attempting the rescue were more than qualified to handle the situation and guage an appropriate and EXPEDIENT response. The gentleman who SUCCESSFULLY rescued the stranded woman was probably much more familiar with the conditions of that river than the rescue personel, and has most likely performed much more if not equally dangerous swims.

[edit on 13-6-2010 by Shark VA84]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 04:03 PM
reply to post by webpirate

I hope the Sheriff of that town is forced to resign over this incident, keep up public pressure on him and that department and that will happen. People like that don't deserve to have any position of power or authority, he needs to be humbled and have a job where you work in a factory sweat shop packing parts in boxes with a foreman yelling at him constantly because he's not fast enough. I imagine the guy that rescued the girl with have hundreds of Lawyer's calling him up to take on his case, and I pray to god they take every penny that stupid hick has in his retirement fund.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 04:04 PM

Originally posted by Expat888
Stupidity knows no bounds.. The guy should be commended for saving her life..
When did Barney Fife become Sheriff there ?

Aw, come on. Barney Fife ain't even THAT dumb.

[edit on 13-6-2010 by AwakeinNM]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 04:17 PM
wow. and its official, our way of living is FU@&ED!

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 04:48 PM
I've dealt with the Clear Creek sheriff's office once before. They made me quit using my perfectly functional and safe woodstove because it wasn't permitted (a 200 dollar permit)
The motto of the county is-'the right to be rural'
yeah right.
I only bought land there to build my cabin because it was supposedly easier to avoid a bunch of regulations and associated fees than the adjacent counties.
I had to go to propane for heating and cooking which was going from free energy to very expensive energy (and probably a lot less safe actually)
Clear Creek County is kind of the poor kid in the neighborhood, with Gilpin County (full of casino revenues) on its west and the Denver metro directly to the east.

They always seemed to have a chip on their shoulder, and this story cements that impression in my mind.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:43 PM
It just goes to show that doing the right thing still gets you into trouble with the law.

That Sheriff needs to be demoted, or better yet, have his badge taken away from him.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:49 PM
This is what happens when people fail to use common sense.

I checked their database and it appears he was bonded out on the 10th or June. Here is contact info for the arresting agency:

Agency Description:Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office
Address 1:405 Argentine Street
Address 2:
Zip Code:80444-9999
County:Clear Creek

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:53 PM

Actually, it IS believable. I've spent a bit of time in Clear Creek County and these fools are nothing but Barney Fife wannabes.

Of course it IS a little jerkwater county whose only claim to fame is a (now defunct) steam train ride. Perhaps we can hope for a good old fashioned necktie party when the girls father and his friends ride into town...

One can only hope!

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:55 PM
Another example of government parasites attacking a productive citizen.

That Citizen should get a Hero's Medal, and those parasites should be sent back to Civil Servant's School.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:15 PM
28 years old is still a kid . But by that age a person has also grown to understand what to do . But the body does not fully grow until age 31 to 33, with that said . if a person did rescue someone they should be giving the key to the city. Free lunch and a parade .

[edit on 13-6-2010 by AndersonLee]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:27 PM
They were right to arrest him in my opinion !

It is the wrong thing to do in this day and age to help anyone who is in danger, we should put ourselves first and not care about anyone else. After all, when all is said and done, if you undermine the important and lenghthy paperwork and meetings which last for hours to decide on the correct proceedures to take in any given circumstance, you should not only be arrested, but have the book thrown at you. Jail him for being a caring individual and take away all of his rights of appeal, because after all, we are all worthless cattle to the people who really matter.

If this world is to be populated by them after TSHTF then I want to book my ticket out of here NOW !

It somehow reminds me of the final scenes of The Hitchikers guide to the Galaxy............................................roll on the end of the world !

[edit on 13-6-2010 by Qwenn]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 08:59 PM
Despite all the blindness and compulsive authority asskissing and apologizing I'm seeing on this thread, the reality is that cops are making themselves the enemy of the people, as they are acting as the thugs for the powers that be. Those who aren't clear on this will surely become more perceptive from experience as things continue to degenerate. Wake up and look around, all.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:17 PM

Since it had been so long, Krueger said, it was no longer the rafting company's rescue.

"They should involve themselves up to a point. They lost contact. Whether they want to say they were trying to rescue their customer, when they had lost visual contact and had no idea where their customer has been for 30 to 45 minutes, then it becomes our issue."

What an idiot, a girl's life is at stake and he's worried about whose job it is to rescue her

When someone's life is at stake it's an issue for everyone. That sheriff's actions are why people don't get involved anymore.

The guy's a hero and the sheriff's just pissed because he thinks he stepped on his toes.

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