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Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites Come on!....
Originally posted by satron
If marijuana was legal, I wonder how this whole situation would have changed, assuming the guy had a choice between alcohol and marijuana.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
What the hell...
Family claims off-duty officer chased teen into home
"He just kept saying that he was a police officer and he had the right."
I think this feeling most of them have is certainly starting to get noticed. I say keep it up. It will only make change come sooner.
i like this and i know that someone breaks in my house especially chasing my kid we have "Make my Day " law here in Colorado if they enter your home and you feel threatened you can kill them without charges... Sad thing is i had 3 guys break in during a home invasion WITH weapons(bats, knife) i couldnt make it to my weapon but took the bat away from one when he hit me 2x and broke him up pretty bad and chased the others into the street well cops show up and arrest me for felony assault since i chased them felony menacing all later dropped but super headache! the judge said if i had simply killed them "we wouldn't be here today" so there will be no next time
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Originally posted by capod2t
reply to post by captaintyinknots
An off-duty cop is not a cop.
But it doesn't give him rights to make entry without a warrant, (hot pursuit on a felon or exigent circumstance excepted). Cigarette smoke does not qualify.
No info on what caused the chase?
I'll say it again. An off duty cop is not a cop. Warrant or no warrant. An off duty cop cannot serve a warrant. An off duty cop, especially one who is drunk, DEFINITELY should not be chasing ANYONE, let alone someone that they did not witness committing a crime.
I dont care what kind of protection cops think they have when they are off duty. They are granted no special rights. This guy would be dead right now, had this been my house.
ETA: I ESPECIALLY will NEVER recognize any special rights of an off-duty cop who does not have police ID on him, such as was the case here. I can run around saying "I'm a cop" all day long. Does that mean everyone should believe me?edit on 2-6-2011 by captaintyinknots because: (no reason given)edit on 2-6-2011 by captaintyinknots because: (no reason given)
"He put his face to the window and then he punched a hole in the window so he can see through it and then he just opened the door," said Matthew Pifer.