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Off-duty AZ cop accused of pointing gun at clerk

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posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 05:30 PM
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I wasnt too shocked, more appalled that this happened.



A Tucson, Ariz., police officer has been fired after authorities say he pulled a gun on a gas station attendant while off duty and apparently intoxicated.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department notified Tucson police that 23-year-old Kyle James McCartin was arrested early Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault.


Idiot rookie, hope he gets the book thrown at him

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posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 05:54 PM
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That was a very short Police career. What a moron. Well, better to get a nut like him early than see him learn to cover it better and become a veteran cop with that attitude. I wonder how people in Jail will treat him? I'm guessing real cops at least get some basic, grudging respect for being that ...where a rookie strikes me as the worst of both worlds. Too new to really be a cop but wayyy to far to ever be accepted in prison as anything but?

He'll have fun, I'm sure. Hope it was worth it.



posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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He'll be involved in some kind of firearm violence in the future. Bet on that.

Depending on the situation, the violence may be sanctioned, acquitted by a jury or self inflicted.



posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 08:38 PM
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Only 23 years old. Now he has no gun to play with, no job to feed his ego, and no respect from the community or peers. His prospects of ever becoming asset to society are slim. Who's job is it to vet these LEO wannabes? What a waste of training and other resources.



posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
That was a very short Police career.




Want to bet he's already been hired by the next 'burg 20 miles down the road?

These blue-line gang-bangers cover each other. It's what they do. And there is no room in a republic for "political enforcers" of this caliber. Not one of them.



posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 09:17 PM
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He is lucky he pulled this crap in Tucson instead of Phoenix... store clerks in Phoenix shoot back...




posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 06:01 AM
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Just another "law abiding gun owner" exercising his 2nd Amendment rights.


When oh when is the government going to realize that the 2nd Amendment trumps all other laws ever? That a person has the right, nay, the duty, and obligation to bear arms at every single opportunity and to brandish those weapons threateningly at any moment in time.

Obviously the store's high prices made the man fear for his life. He had to draw his weapon in self defense of his wallet.
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posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by juspassinthru

Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
That was a very short Police career.




Want to bet he's already been hired by the next 'burg 20 miles down the road?

These blue-line gang-bangers cover each other. It's what they do. And there is no room in a republic for "political enforcers" of this caliber. Not one of them.



I agree there is no room for criminals with a badge. Having grown up closely around law enforcement, I think I can say with some degree of certainty, with the charges this guy is dealing with? The only place he'll see a badge again in his life is on the chest of the person escorting him through locked doors.

His career is over. Thank goodness for the small favors.



posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I agree there is no room for criminals with a badge. Having grown up closely around law enforcement, I think I can say with some degree of certainty, with the charges this guy is dealing with? The only place he'll see a badge again in his life is on the chest of the person escorting him through locked doors.

His career is over. Thank goodness for the small favors.




You just might be surprised. Honestly.

You mention growing up around LE ..... want to engage in a small experiment? Pick up an RSS reader and set it search on terms like "police", "cops", "sheriff", and similar terms. I did it for over a year and you would be absolutely amazed at the crimes these pinheads are involved in. You will never look at law enforcement the same again.



posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 09:12 PM
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That's really a scary thing and I may just do what you're saying. It wouldn't be much to add another RSS to the bunch.

I'm curious now that you put it that way. I did grow up around it. My Father was a So. Cal city cop for almost 15 years after some time in the Alameda County Sheriff's Dept, following Vietnam. In fact, almost his entire class, he'd remarked a few times, were Vietnam Vets. He left on a medical when I was getting into my mid teens and got into Court/Death Penalty Trial related investigation work for the next couple decades. So yeah, I was pretty much around it my whole childhood. That was a long time ago, though. Standards and recruiting changes, I suppose.

I see people at college in the Criminal Justice program and the ones who say they want to be cops always amaze me.

These aren't the big brawling kind of guys I grew up around. The roll call in a city like Santa Ana or divisions of Los Angeles back then looked more like a football meeting than a Miami Vice episode. Now they all look like wanna be CSI agents or similar for being smart but physically ..well? Inferior. Who the heck wants Doogie Howser showing up with his good manners when it's a major physical fight brewing or on going between multiple big guys? I think the whole emphasis on college grads for cops makes for people far more willing to over-use force and over use authority with bad judgement. They have nothing else to fall back on.

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