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  •  Hey... wait a min - Im not a cop. (3+ / 0-)
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    jpmassar, kyril, elwior

    I'm just tellin ya what their rationalization would be.

    I'm a psychotherapist.

    #occupywallstreet: Although I know the rhythm you'd prefer me dancing to, I'll turn my revolt into style.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 03:05:13 PM PST

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    •  I'm telling you what (3+ / 0-)
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      My response to that arguement is. The key ingredients in a good cop are a large amount of the following Integrity, Compassion, Empathy, Knowledge, and Courage.
      Fear leads to mistakes. Cowardice leads to disaster in pressure filled situtations. Those that hold on to positions that they are unable to perform at minimum professional standards are not fit for that field of work.
      The results of that cowardice were caught on film. That police officer went from cop to criminal because he was and remains unsuited mentally for the job.
      Do you know what Rules of engagement are?
      Basically its like a flow chart for acceptable levels of force up to the leathal levels. Cops have ROEs for damned near every level of threat they can encounter. Properly trained cops know the ROEs front to back, back to front and inside out. There was nothing, I repeat nothing in what occurred in that place and time that warranted the use of ANY force to begin with. After the volley of rubberized slugs. People rushto to the wounded to aid them. ANY COP WHO CLIAMS OTHERWISE IS A LIAR. Not one person tried to breach the barricade. Chickenshit then deployed a flash-bang against first responders trying to assist a head shot man. These actions are clear violations of standard ROEs. The stupid in this whole sequence of events offends me to my core

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