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Police Officer suspended for doing his Job
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27 / M / Cloud City but un...
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Posted 7/13/07
Im with the police officer with this because she was acting like a lunitic. So If she just got the ticket and went to see her father then none of theis would have happen but she was a luny....The Police Officer should not be suspended!
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Screw that, the officer, if one of my relatives had a heart attack I would be racing to see them, I think some of you aren't understanding the situation, her father is possibly in the hospital *assuming that was the nearest hospital, and his choice of destination* after/while having an heart attack, I think the lady showed typical behavior of someone who is being prevented of seeing there close relative, when they could possibly die. I would have sped off too, if I were in here situation, but I wouldn't have stopped. True if he made it he was in doctors care but that doesn't mean they saved him, recently my great aunt went to the hospital for a simple routine check up, and unfortunately while in doctors care she had a massive heart attack and died and trust me all my relatives were racing to the hospital to see her but they didn't make it in time. * This is a perfect example of why time is precious * and personally I don't have time to be waiting for some ticket, he can give me the ticket right by the hospital bed after I've seen my relative.
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Screw that, the officer, if one of my relatives had a heart attack I would be racing to see them, I think some of you aren't understanding the situation, her father is possibly in the hospital *assuming that was the nearest hospital, and his choice of destination* after/while having an heart attack, I think the lady showed typical behavior of someone who is being prevented of seeing there close relative, when they could possibly die. I would have sped off too, if I were in here situation, but I wouldn't have stopped. True if he made it he was in doctors care but that doesn't mean they saved him, recently my great aunt went to the hospital for a simple routine check up, and unfortunately while in doctors care she had a massive heart attack and died and trust me all my relatives were racing to the hospital to see her but they didn't make it in time. * This is a perfect example of why time is precious * and personally I don't have time to be waiting for some ticket, he can give me the ticket right by the hospital bed after I've seen my relative.


Sigh, your grandma dies, and you're going to speed off and and make another person's life at risk? That's self-fish. True she is dieing and it'd be a happy joy joy to see her and talk to her before she dies, that still doesn't give you any right to speed, and make another person's life at risk.
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I don't think I would comprehend the danger I would be putting to others in such a situation, yes it is sort of selfish. But I didn't see her driving terribly fast, nor would I, I would stay at a speed where I could keep the vehicle under control. Anyway she had already made to the parking lot *safely* why not just let her continue, and don't get me wrong I didn't see any excessive force but I think arresting her was going overboard.
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Well I do believe mostly the woman is at fault here, but the cop truly could have handled it better. He could have let her go see her father and leave the ticket in her car or something. *Shrugs* But really the woman was speeding, endangering others, etc. Especially considering her father was NOT in the car with her, nor was she sure which hospital he was at, but I do respect her need to see him. I don't think she sounded overly hysterical...she sounded like anyone would in that situation.
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You have to put yourself in a situation similar with the lady's. If a loved one was dying, I wouldn't care less about anyone else on the road. My opinion is that the cop could have given her a ticket after she went to see her dad. Attempting to give a ticket then and there just makes me feel like he's an asshole (I've had plenty of bad experiences with cops back in the day, so my view is probably biased). However she sped, broke the law, so theres consequences that she must face, but I think that the whole situation should have been handled in a better matter.
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You have to put yourself in a situation similar with the lady's. If a loved one was dying, I wouldn't care less about anyone else on the road. My opinion is that the cop could have given her a ticket after she went to see her dad. Attempting to give a ticket then and there just makes me feel like he's an asshole (I've had plenty of bad experiences with cops back in the day, so my view is probably biased). However she sped, broke the law, so theres consequences that she must face, but I think that the whole situation should have been handled in a better matter.


Her dad had a heart attack and was in the hospital ie he is not gonna die anytime soon... so u dont have to be stupid about and speed uncontroably, if on the other hand, the peson in ur car is dying u definitely want to get them to the hospital, since this case isnt about that, the cop had every right to give her a ticket, but he could have used less force in subduing the suspect...
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Honestly I have to be against this cop, I mean he should've seen the urgency of the situation and tried to help her! With his policemen authority he could've easily made a clear path for her to get to the hospital THEN when her dad was okay he could charge her rather than do what he did.
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They could have had both calmed down and worked things out. I mean, if one (either one) didn't act like an ass, the cop could have been aiding the woman on her way to the hospital. Either way, it's an emergency, but the cop did his job. Come on! Would you risk losing more people just to see your dad? You're risking people who are trying to save their life. And that cop was doing what was right during that moment. He tried to calm the woman down. The woman sped up twice more than the limit. She could have also been in an accident too. But the paced slowed down because of the cop. The cop gave her warnings and chances to calm down.

But about the ticket, I think that part was the unnecessary one. It was an emergency, the cop could have slowed her down but after the cop heard that it's an emergency, then he could have let her go or go along with her. So the ticket part was the whole bull. But cuffing the woman after all that, then it's normal because if the cop let the woman drive during that situation. Then the risk could have been risen.
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23 / M / Palm Beach, Florida
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I'm pretty sure a court judge would've seen the situation differently than the cop.

If I had to drive myself to the hospital I would go to the closest one, which is probably what her father and the daughter was thinking. Which is why you can assume that was the right hospital.
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Pretty much anything I want to say has already been said, but wthck...I am really glad there are police officers out there that will uphold the law. He was totally within his rights to restrain a woman who is clearly hysterical, and a threat to those around her. He was willing to start with a ticket, but when she tried to take off, that becomes resisting arrest, and that's a biggie. IF her father had been in the car with her, then she would have had the right to be in the emergency access lane, but he was not. He father's heart attack does NOT give her the right to break laws to that degree, and I think they were way...way...out of line to suspend him for his actions. People who whine about the police who make this world safer for everyone really gall my gizzard! Their job is hard enough without civillians taking away their authority, and insulting them for protecting the greater good.

On the flip side, I hope the woman did get to see her father, and that they are both okay, but I also hope she does not take this as an excuse to be a 'squeaky wheel' everytime an emergency comes up.
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^Aye, that’s how I feel about it.
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NVM, she was just acting too emotion. T_T The hospital had it under control, but yet she was worried. Meh, emotion could be the downfall of some people's lives.

So you are saying that laws are laws, and that police should fine/ticket everyone no matter the situation? I wonder how many laws have you broken...hmmm. People who drive the speed limit EXACTLY should GTFO the road. Seriously! Cops who give mostly moving violation and non-moving violation are the lowest in their district. That just means that there is no crime and all they do is screw people over. My friends always get pulled over because he's young and has a NOISY/nice car. (Exhausts, headers, and bov) In the end, the cop could never give him a ticket because they don't know wtf they are doing. I have respect for the police officers who do their work proper but not for the pigs.

Basically, laws are bendable to a certain extent. If the government actually enforced everyone single one, living would be hell.. For example, jay walking and spitting are OLD laws in chicago, and no officer would fine someone. If they did, the judge would just laugh and dismiss it.
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I’ve broken a few petty laws in my life. I was punished accordingly. That’s how it should be. And people who speed are dangerous idiots. They should be punished properly and loose their right to drive. People who get tickets for speeding and likes are screwing their selves over. The reason cops are so corrupt these days is because people like you wont let them do their job. People who obey the speed limit need to get off the road? That’s the most childish crap I’ve ever seen!

You have respect for the police officers who do their job according to your merits. That’s not doing your job proper. Police are public servants and need to act like them; moreover, they need to stop enforcing their opinions. Somebody goes a mile per hour over the speed limit should get a warning, as police are directed to give. If they repeat this they need a ticket. We cannot let individuals decide the law. What if the police officer thinks “Ah, it’s just murder, no big deal, let him slide.”?

Well, whatever.
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