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Date: 07/09/13 12:05 PM

27 Responses to Iceland Police Are Assholes Too

  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    Link: Iceland Police Are Assholes Too - Assholes: Not just in America anymore!
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    REV666 Male 30-39
    191 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm
    i dont see non-nice individuals. i see a belligerent drunk presumably disobeying direct orders from cops (yes no sound, but im sure there were words before they opened the door the first time). IMO, drunk was mouthing off, maybe even spat at the cop. i dont know a lot of cops who would let that slide...especially if youre stumbling drunk
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    thefatviking Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    The drunk spat at the cop.
    That is assault. And is some drunk bastard spat at me I wouldn`t handle that drunk gently.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    Caught by the fuzz while he was still on a buzz.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 9, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    thefatviking: Yeah, I had to replay it a few times, but it does appear that he hocked a loogie at the cop. Justifiable arrest, imho.
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
    450 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    And that is why you guys shouldn`t be cops. Just because someone acts up doesn`t give you the right to act in kind (or worse). A large part of the job is the way you handle yourself in situations like this. If you are prone to abuse and now you have power at what point do you draw the line?
    Seriously, you guys think spit warrants actual physical harm? Then you sit around and bitch about war or other abuses. drating people just need to be kinder.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    How are these cops A-holes?

    The person is obviously drunk or high. They are in the middle of the road. They have crap strewn about in said road. In my opinion, the cops could have reacted much sooner, but it wasn`t until the person approached their van multiple times and eventually spat on them that they reacted.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    "you guys think spit warrants actual physical harm?"

    I`m guessing you`re the type that believes cops deserve to be spit on and that they shouldn`t be allowed to arrest people for assaulting them in such a way.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    That was cold.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    July 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    A bit on the rough side, but not brutal. Just a reminder to be civil.
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    Mr_Ike Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    For anyone who thinks spitting isn`t bad, I suggest you go read the accounts of PC Matt Delito (cover name BTW): Delito`s blog

    In the linked story, he has the following to say about spitting: "Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve been slapped, stabbed once, hit with bats a few times, and subjected to all sorts of other violence in my relatively short policing career, but spitting is the one thing I can never get over. It’s a simple, playground-style insult that surely nobody feels threatened — far less injured — by, right? Except it’s the one thing people can do to me that shows a complete and utter lack of respect. It’s disgusting, unnecessary, and cowardly: If you’re going to assault me (spit
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    Mr_Ike Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    Hmm, that got a bit nackered by the comment system. Retry:

    Now, don`t get me wrong. I`ve been slapped, stabbed once, hit with bats a few times, and subjected to all sorts of other violence in my relatively short policing career, but spitting is the one thing I can never get over. It`s a simple, playground-style insult that surely nobody feels threatened — far less injured — by, right? Except it`s the one thing people can do to me that shows a complete and utter lack of respect. It`s disgusting, unnecessary, and cowardly: If you’re going to assault me (spitting is, technically, an assault), at least have the decency to take a swing at me so I can defend myself. Besides, you never know whether the person spitting at you has some sort of nasty communicable disease. Spitting? No way.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3489 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    So the cop told the person to leave, tried to drive off, but then got spit on and arrested the drunk.

    Why are these cops a-holes? I would have maced the drunk in the face, you can get hepatitis, flu, cold virus, TB and any other airborne or saliva based diseases from being spit on. Not to mention it is the height of rudeness, especially to a cop who is trying to drive away and leave your drunk ass alone.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    CynicalGamer-"you guys think spit warrants actual physical harm?"

    Sorry, I must have missed the `physical harm` part. I saw a good takedown of a belligerent idiot.

    Universal axiom: Don`t spit on cops. Don`t antagonize cops. They are not there for your amusement.

    Idiots like CynicalGamer believe cops should stand there and take the abuse. I thought they showed restraint. Spit on most citizens and you`ll get a lot worse.
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    REV666 Male 30-39
    191 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    heres the thing, spit or no, if youre THAT wasted and a cop grabs you, youre more likely to fall (the person can barely stand on their own as it is, get yanked, bust your ass). what i see is someone who can barely stand get grabbed, loose their balance and *thankfully* there was a bench there to break their fall. besides, most bitch asses go limp when cops grab them anyway. cops=justified.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
    885 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm
    First off spitting on an officer is a chargeable assault offense. Secondly, this man was clearly a danger not only to himself but others. Aside from being drug down the street a few feet these cops did nothing wrong.

    @CynicalGamer

    Ever been a cop?
    Ever been spit on?

    I can answer yes to both. If you think a police officer should just stand there and be physically assaulted then you`re just plain stupid.

    Use of Force

    Don`t know if Iceland follows that or not. However it`s clear from the video that....

    -Officer Presence was a no go
    -Verbal Commands obviously didn`t work
    -Empty hand techniques employed only after situation escalated and individual spit on officers.
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    nikkida Female 13-17
    24 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm
    this is so dumb.. cobs where completely right here..
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
    385 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    Uh, what did they do besides arrest her?
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    "cobs where"???
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm
    They didn`t shoot her or tazer her to death, so it`s not as bad as America yet.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 4:51 pm
    Iceland: Cleaning up the streets, one hippy at a time.
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    aburrido2 Male 30-39
    114 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    Still nothing compared to the good ol` US
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    h2oxy Male 18-29
    307 posts
    July 10, 2013 at 1:04 am
    I see nothing wrong with this... how is this as bad as the U.S.?
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    Rizzo71 Male 40-49
    427 posts
    July 10, 2013 at 3:04 am
    ACAB!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    July 10, 2013 at 3:46 am
    CynicalGamer-"you guys think spit warrants actual physical harm?"

    someone gobs a loogy , spit, or flobs on you
    what you gonna do bro, wave a sorry, or make a point?

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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    July 10, 2013 at 4:02 am
    meh
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    July 10, 2013 at 8:36 am
    I think you`re mixing up who the a$$hole is.

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