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  •  C'mon (17+ / 0-)

    the implication when you say someone is docked ten days pay is that they will lose ten days of pay they would normally receive.  He just can't go on Vacation this year and may have to work a few holidays.  Hell, who knows how much vacation he has even built up?!?  He could have so much vacation built up that he would never use those 10 days.   For the record I don't think docking him ten days pay, vacation or otherwise, was the appropriate punishment.

    He should have been fired.  

    •  PAID vacation being the point (4+ / 0-)
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      allergywoman, opendna, PinHole, Quicklund

      if he wants to take a vacation now, he has to take the days off and lose the money.  most places that don't roll them over will just pay out for unused vacation days.  

      but he lost two weeks' pay no matter how you slice it.

      My goal is to make the world safe for anarchy. - 4Freedom

      by Cedwyn on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 09:26:08 AM PDT

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    •  and yes; (8+ / 0-)

      he should be fired.

      My goal is to make the world safe for anarchy. - 4Freedom

      by Cedwyn on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 09:27:16 AM PDT

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      •  I think he should probably be prosecuted (3+ / 0-)
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        elwior, OrdinaryIowan, KenBee

        Except in circumstances that require the use of force, a police officer who abuses their authority is worse than a random assailant.  The video very clearly shows, and witness testimonials confirm, those women were standing docilely, awaiting instructions.  If a random guy walked up to them and sprayed a noxious chemical in their face, that would be assault.  When a cop does it, it's also a betrayal of the public trust, which damages the city's ability to administer justice and tarnishes the efforts of those officers who aren't corrupt.  The man should spend a good long while at Rikers Island.

        Very few is able to beat thro all Impedements and Arive to any Grat Degre of superiority in Understanding. - Jane Mecom 7/4/1786

        by Fed up Fed on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 11:17:48 AM PDT

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    •  Plus, (3+ / 0-)
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      angstall, Johnny Q, elwior

      if he has to work a week to 2 weeks more, that means he is out on the streets MORE.  

      I'd rather have him on vacation than duded up.

      Since he's been with NYPD for some time, he probably has a "bank" of vacation and sick days available.   In giving him this 'punishment' someone undoubtedly looked at his personnel records, and tried to come up with something which would satisfy everyone.  

      Of course satisfying no one, except Tony.  
      The police capts association defended him quite strongly, saying he was taken out of context - sort!

      •  NYPD thinks it's still 1997 and that they can get (4+ / 0-)
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        ewmorr, happymisanthropy, JVolvo, elwior

        away with egregious behavior by claiming 'resisting arrest'.

        Welcome to 2011, high definition video cameras in people's hands (via their phones) are as ubiquitous as a wallet. Welcome to the YouTube generation where police brutality can be viewed over and over again, analyzed, slowed down, zoomed in upon. Welcome to the LiveStream which means, literally that the whole world is watching.

        It's always been this way, but now it's under a microscope and the picture isn't a pretty one.

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