10.02.2012

Personal Responsibility vs. Cops' Duty To Protect and Serve


We've got a collision of values.

(It looks like a wrecker driver ratted out the cop who allegedly made the decision to not arrest the girl. But the story says the wrecker driver wanted his voice disguised because he "works closely" with the police. Hey, hoss, if your story is true then the chances of your identify being discovered are about 100%. )

Story.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's not the point Barry. The point is the police officer did nothing is this case.

That Guy said...

Tow truck drivers, being one of the lower forms of life can't be trusted.

Repo-Joe could have just as easily called her a cab.

I bet what really happened is someone from local law enforcement told him that his monthly payment for referrals was getting increased and he didn't approve.

I guess the boys in blue could have paddded the city's coffers with an extra $200 PI fine, but the guy exercised a little discretion and that's o.k.

You actually want them to be able to do that sometimes

The girl did the same at some point in the evening and it didn't work out too well for her.

I'm a huge fan of personal repsonsibility

"Protect and Serve" my ass, you mean Penalize and Antagonize....

DF Houston Double Amputee

Anonymous said...

racist comments in 3...2...

Anonymous said...

Obammy, The Food Stamp and Free Phone President.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know police officers were supposed to help intoxicated people drive.

Anonymous said...

12:48 Somebody's gotta help'em cuz they can't very good.

Anonymous said...

KILL WHITEY!!!

Anonymous said...

A democrat and liberal would think they should 12:48. LMAO

Anonymous said...

Not arresting someone and not driving them home is not against the law... Maybe the drunk and dead girl had some responsibility..

Anonymous said...

The Supreme Court ruled that the police do not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm.

Anonymous said...

The Supreme Court ruled that the police do not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm.

Anonymous said...

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Take responsibility for yourself.

Anonymous said...

What about atorney's that don't like law enforcement and get people out of DWI charges? Shouldn't we be able to sue them, when a client gets drunk and kills someone after being set free?

soz said...

I remember once, years ago (in the 70's when the DD wasn't such a big deal), my parents had hosted a party at our house. My drunk uncle (we all have one) was attempting to leave, staggering towards the door. Mom asked, "Buddy, are you driving?" Indignant, he answered, "Hell yes I am."

"Good", said mom, "because you sure as hell can't walk."


Anonymous said...

The officer chose not to arrest the girl. He did NOT order her to drive.

If it had been me? I'd have arrested her. But I'm a hard-ass. People like That Guy, above, tell me so, all the time. Some cops I know issue PI cites and get them a ride home. Some just get them a ride home. I don't know any cops who find drunks and leave them be.

But I'll point out again: why is the rage not focused on the driver? The officer a person who MIGHT break the law, and only had a possible Class C. Now the cops are in trouble if they don't arrest for Class C's?

The day they take away my discretion of whether to arrest is the day I bounce my badge across the chief's desk.