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Date: 03/23/13 03:37 PM

26 Responses to Omaha NE Police Towing Chaos

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    12chars Male 18-29
    906 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    Link: Omaha NE Police Towing Chaos - Whats starts out as a vehicle towing for improper parking escalates quickly and ends with an army of cops everywhere.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1051 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    Not sure why people mouth off to cops.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30885 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    OK. Cop is moving black guy, black guy bumps into truck, cop put choke-hold on black guy and hauls him down without warning.
    That cannot possibly be legal.
    Guy#2 stands there yelling at the cops. Eventually cops chase him into his house and arrest him.

    Tow truck guy just keeps calmly working...

    Eventually, at least 13 cruiser cars show up (12 left and at least 1 to the right we can`t see) to arrest two non-violent dudes.

    Nebraska has "piggy-cops" who knew?

    I guess `a pig is a pig` no matter where he or she is.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    "I know my rights"

    I love when I hear people scream this, what do they think? The cops are going to stop and say, "hell, I didn`t know you knew... you`re free to go."

    Also, what the chances that they actually know their rights verses some distorted perception of liberty.
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    ahh north omaha, aka little detroit
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35680 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    The cops are just out of control.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
    885 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    Our new police chief is now running an investigation. Yes, this is where I live :)

    @5Cats: Omaha has cops just like any other city, both good and bad. This one just happened to not be so good. To lump all of them into a category and label them pigs makes you no better than @piperfawn in my opinion. Sorry, but I call it as I see it and I`m tired of all cops being bashed for the actions of a few.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30885 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm
    @djwajda: No worries, but I`m not NEARLY as bad as @piperfawn! I hope! Yeesh!

    I bash the cops when they`re bad, I praise them when they`re good.

    The problem is: we "entrust" them to behave better than they do in this video. The number of things they do wrong? The crimes they commit? The essential human rights they deny? It cannot be glossed over OR forgiven.

    I dearly hope they investigate this. I cannot imagine any excuse for the initial action (choke hold & slam-down) other than "I thought he was resisting". That piggy needs to be fired, asap.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35680 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    @ djwajda, I see your point, but there are sooooo many videos. And for every video there`s a few instances that weren`t caught on camera. Individually a cop might be a cool guy, but collectively I don`t trust them. I don`t believe they are there to help or protect me.

    Just background: My dad was the town sheriff. I was brought up to trust and respect the police. And I did until I grew up and saw them in real life. No, I`ve never had a major run-in with them, but every dealing with them I have had has been negative, even when I was the one who called.

    Especially female cops. They are the WORST!
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    mentott510 Male 60-69
    204 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    The cops really overdid it in this one. The guy looks like he wasn`t resisting or getting physically aggressive.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
    885 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    And why do you think that is? Is it more entertaining or bring more comments to watch the cops doing a good thing or a bad thing?

    I spent 20 years in various forms of law enforcement. I`ve seen the good and the bad. However I`ve seen more good than bad. I will never deny there are non-nice individuals wearing a badge but I`ll defend the good ones til I`m in the grave.

    The cops that responded to my door in less than 5 minutes a few months back and helped me find my autistic daughter that had woken up early and snuck out of the house in only a diaper....they are fracking heroes in my book. So, for the 4 of them I`ll deal with 1 or 2 bad ones that are dicks. Sorry that`s just how I feel.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30885 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 9:01 pm
    Is it more entertaining or bring more comments to watch the cops doing a good thing...
    @djwajda: The TV show "Cops" has had a long run, it`s still being made! :-) And spawned a LOT of similar shows. "To Serve And Protect" is a Canadian show, very similar to Cops, but SO DEPRESSING! 90% of the "clients" are stoned or drunk...

    I`ve had lots of good experience with cops, first hand. But I`ve heard horror stories, from people inside the police department, and 1st hand experiences from people I know.

    And yes, female cops are either VERY good or VERY bad... there`s just no middle ground it seems!

    Not all cops are bad... but not all of them are good either. And they have badges and guns...
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    March 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    I`ve been beat up by cops, slammed into screens, tear gassed.
    This video is obviously evidence of a slow day at the doughnut house.
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    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 2:02 am
    If you have been "beat up by cops, slammed into screens, tear gassed." you might want to re-evaluate how you are living. #1 trait of people who have run ins with the law.....0 accountability for their own actions. That guy was a jack ass and talked himself into jail.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 4:09 am
    So I`m guessing the lesson here is to not park like an idiot in front of the local crack house.
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    baradhili Male 40-49
    164 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 4:51 am
    ahh america, home of the free....
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    481 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 4:56 am
    The fact that one policeman can`t talk a loudmouth person down and the fact that all those cops responded to that clearly shows the incompetence of this police-force.
    Problem is that with the terrorist-scarecard being played there`s a big need for cops and security people. The pool of good cops and security people has dried up long ago and now the standards of joining the police are getting lower and lower.
    I wonder how long it will take before convicted murderers on a chain gang will be policing the streets.
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    havoc_7 Male 30-39
    17 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 7:12 am
    I`m still amazed that it took the tow truck driver 6+ minutes to hook that car.....
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
    377 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 8:00 am
    I love the videos that show the cops being aggressive but fail to show you what started the whole thing. Invariably if you just do what they tell you to do, when they tell you to do it, you`ll be fine.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3233 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 8:53 am
    i know a guy that is a Denver cop and he thinks that is a bull poo thing ti say.

    any way you see the black man puting his hands on the hood of the truck like hi was told and for no reson was pulled to the grond
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4878 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 10:40 am
    Lol i am the BAD guy here...Hoooahh what an honour! :-P
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm
    Slow day at the cop shop.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
    717 posts
    March 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm
    I fyou think the police are gettign too agreesive, why watch them through a camera instead of a scope?

    Militarized police only stay that way because we allow them to.

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