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Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 03:13 PM Apr 2013

Let's hear it for the awesome job LE has done!

So much of the time on DU too many condemn ALL LE officers because of the bad behavior of a few. I think this crisis has revealed the value of LE and their overall POSITIVE contribution to society. THIS is what the vast majority of police officers do -- their job.

Bravo for a job well done!

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Let's hear it for the awesome job LE has done! (Original Post) Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 OP
the kid did get away Enrique Apr 2013 #1
We weren't there. Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 #3
It is not clear he got away. He could be cowering any number of places, waiting for dark. Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #12
Hopefully he's bled out and dead by now. FarCenter Apr 2013 #13
Hope he is alive & will tell us how a scholarship winning athletic HS student got turned over. Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #21
I'd prefer that no more law enforcement officers are killed or wounded, and they just find his body FarCenter Apr 2013 #23
+1 Matariki Apr 2013 #24
Exactly. We have so much to learn from this young man and Cleita Apr 2013 #26
This is not a game. 15 INJURED officers went to HOSPITAL. Stuff your baseball shit down your throat Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #14
And one officer is dead, another severely wounded. They LET him get away??? DevonRex Apr 2013 #15
A law enforcement officer GAVE HIS LIFE protecting Boston. That means he died. You don't care bc Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #17
Jury voted 5-1 Leave it alone Sekhmets Daughter Apr 2013 #29
Yeah, especially the dead one. 11 Bravo Apr 2013 #31
Extremely impressive Rowdyboy Apr 2013 #2
And operating this way under intense stress, too! Bravo! randome Apr 2013 #4
It certainly does look like they are doing their best in a bad situation. n/t Jamastiene Apr 2013 #5
Considering there is a good chance that 4_TN_TITANS Apr 2013 #6
Absolutely...I'm the first one to criticize abusive cops, but they often do NOT get enough credit whathehell Apr 2013 #7
If LE had been allowed to handle the second World Trade Center attack, like they did the first, we byeya Apr 2013 #8
What does "LE" stand for? Who are you talking about? JDPriestly Apr 2013 #9
Law Enforcement billh58 Apr 2013 #11
Thanks. I haven't heard that term. Here it is LAPD (Los Angeles Police JDPriestly Apr 2013 #30
no, no...they are just lazy UNIONIZED slobs (sarcasm)... antigop Apr 2013 #10
THANK YOU. People forget they're union. DevonRex Apr 2013 #18
And a union that defends bad cops many times. Corrupt cops. I will take 1000..... Logical Apr 2013 #25
Why don't you go do your job with bullets flying at your DevonRex Apr 2013 #32
LOL, police officer are not even the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the USA...... Logical Apr 2013 #33
LOL and you don't do those either. nt DevonRex Apr 2013 #36
Excuse my ingnorance but what does LE stands for? lobezen Apr 2013 #16
law enforcement DevonRex Apr 2013 #19
many thanks :D lobezen Apr 2013 #20
quite welcome :) DevonRex Apr 2013 #22
K&R Bobbie Jo Apr 2013 #27
Yes, congratulations for cops doing the job they are hired to do!! Same for the doctors... Logical Apr 2013 #28
As I watched this unfold I kept thinking how much different it would have been after 911 if bushie jwirr Apr 2013 #34
As was posted elsewhere, LE handled the first World Trade Center bombing and should have been byeya Apr 2013 #37
I agree madokie Apr 2013 #35

Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
3. We weren't there.
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 03:19 PM
Apr 2013

We've no idea what happened and why. I'd like to recognize these LE officers who have been working tirelessly to secure the neighborhoods in an orderly manner and are selflessly putting their lives on the line.

But thanks for shitting on the thread!

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,309 posts)
12. It is not clear he got away. He could be cowering any number of places, waiting for dark.
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:37 PM
Apr 2013

However, some reporters simply drove into the exclusion zone by back streets around 5 AM, so it wasn't a very well sealed exclusion zone.

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,309 posts)
21. Hope he is alive & will tell us how a scholarship winning athletic HS student got turned over.
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:47 PM
Apr 2013

I hope he lives a long life in a hard maximum security prison so he can think and meditate on what he has done.

McVeigh got off easy.

Cleita

(75,480 posts)
26. Exactly. We have so much to learn from this young man and
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:51 PM
Apr 2013

what we learn can be instrumental in preventing tragedies like this in the future

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,309 posts)
17. A law enforcement officer GAVE HIS LIFE protecting Boston. That means he died. You don't care bc
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:45 PM
Apr 2013

You don't care because you want to try to be cute with your baseball trivia.

You are not cute.

Sekhmets Daughter

(7,515 posts)
29. Jury voted 5-1 Leave it alone
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:53 PM
Apr 2013

At Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:45 PM an alert was sent on the following post:

the kid did get away
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2713047

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

ALERTER'S COMMENTS:

This is a low blow to people that live in Boston

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:52 PM, and the Jury voted 1-5 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Well, it does seem like he got away.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: C'mon...so now the good people of Boston are perfect and so is their police department?
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Harmless analogy. Lighten up morons.
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: As I have said several times before as a jury member - oh for crying out loud. Someone alerted on this"?
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

11 Bravo

(23,942 posts)
31. Yeah, especially the dead one.
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 06:34 PM
Apr 2013

I'm curious, do you think you're funny, or do you know you're an asshole and just don't care?

4_TN_TITANS

(2,977 posts)
6. Considering there is a good chance that
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 03:29 PM
Apr 2013

this kid could be wearing a bomb as well, I think they are doing well with the caution that is needed.

whathehell

(29,168 posts)
7. Absolutely...I'm the first one to criticize abusive cops, but they often do NOT get enough credit
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 03:37 PM
Apr 2013

especially from those of us on the left. These guys put their lives in danger

on a regular basis, and get relatively little monetary reward.

In Illinois, as in other places, I suspect, they're even going after their pensions and those of

other public employees, and that really sucks in my opinion.

 

byeya

(2,842 posts)
8. If LE had been allowed to handle the second World Trade Center attack, like they did the first, we
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 03:43 PM
Apr 2013

could have averted Bush's wars; the loss of constitutional protections; the loss of international prestige.

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
30. Thanks. I haven't heard that term. Here it is LAPD (Los Angeles Police
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 06:04 PM
Apr 2013

Department) or sheriff's office and there are other terms for the state highway patrol. LE makes sense.

 

Logical

(22,457 posts)
25. And a union that defends bad cops many times. Corrupt cops. I will take 1000.....
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:51 PM
Apr 2013

real unions (teachers, auto-workers, plumbers, etc) over one police union.

DevonRex

(22,541 posts)
32. Why don't you go do your job with bullets flying at your
Sat Apr 20, 2013, 12:34 AM
Apr 2013

head like they do, tough guy?
Oh, and don't call a cop if you get robbed or if somebody hits your car. You act like they're not worth the dirt under your feet. It makes me sick.

 

Logical

(22,457 posts)
33. LOL, police officer are not even the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the USA......
Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:07 AM
Apr 2013

Well, I did call the police when my car got broken into. They did not do anything but take a police report. No finger prints, no looking for evidence, never heard from them again Nothing. Police report for insurance only. So thanks for the suggestion.

Most cops never even fire their weapon during a career. So drop that shit.

And here is a stat for you! "A cop today is about as likely to be murdered on the job as someone who merely resides in about half of the country's 75 largest cities."

LOL, do more reading. You watch too much TV.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/09/police-shootings_n_3038938.html

 

Logical

(22,457 posts)
28. Yes, congratulations for cops doing the job they are hired to do!! Same for the doctors...
Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:52 PM
Apr 2013

who saved the victims.

jwirr

(39,215 posts)
34. As I watched this unfold I kept thinking how much different it would have been after 911 if bushie
Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:10 AM
Apr 2013

had let the domestic law enforcement handle the crime instead of the CIA and military. It would have probably taken longer than a week but it would not have led to two wars that cost enough to break the country and all the dead and wounded that now are out there.

 

byeya

(2,842 posts)
37. As was posted elsewhere, LE handled the first World Trade Center bombing and should have been
Sat Apr 20, 2013, 01:37 PM
Apr 2013

allowed to handle the second, devastating, attack.
Like you point out, it would not have been able to be used as an excuse for two awful wars.

madokie

(51,076 posts)
35. I agree
Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:14 AM
Apr 2013

I treat them with respect and so far in my 65 years I've been treated by them likewise. I'd much rather have LE's as not.
Of course I'm not much of a law breaker though, never was 'cepting when I was a pot smoker. That being the lawlessness of mine

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