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Im so Glad We have Officers like these protecting us!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by glockguy, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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  2. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    WOW,

    got nothing else, just wow. :huh:
     
  3. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I guess you've gotta drink with a boss like Adams.
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Wow, human beings making mistakes, like, well, humans...
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Sorry... DUII's are NOT a mistake. They are a WILLFUL action.
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Isnt a DUII conviction still a felony? How can they carry a weapon or drive a government vehicle if convicted?

    May set a good precident for regular joes defense in court...."well if the police can get way with it".

    Of course they could just chalk it up to hands on experience in the detection of DUII driver education......:paranoid:
     
  7. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    No, a DUI is a Class A Misdemeanor unless it is a repeat conviction. Obviously, it shows very poor judgement on the officer's part. No arguing that. They certainly need to attend some AA classes or something like that. Perhaps even a suspension (unpaid, never understood paid suspensions) while the case is completed. But there's no reason to call for their heads or jobs...
     
  8. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying that they aren't responsible for their actions, but ask anyone who's ever ran afoul of the law, and they'd argue it was a mistake.

    To help you out, Merriam-Webster defines a mistake (among other definitions) as to make a blunder in the choice of. I would assume they made a blunder when they chose to drink and then get behind the wheel.
     
  9. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Exactly!
     
  10. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Mistake? Yeah, they'll argue it was a mistake alright... A MISTAKE TO GET CAUGHT!!!!
     
  11. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    I believe that it would be insightful to interview citizens that have been arrested by either of the two officers for a similar crime, and ask their opinion on the matter...

    W44
     
  12. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    If you're going to carry the authority of an LEO then you have to meet a higher standard.
    If you can't meet it, THEN GO DO SOMETHING ELSE.

    There are two perfectly good candidates waiting in line for those jobs who wouldn't make the same "mistake".
     
  13. claypigeon

    claypigeon Salem Member

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    :funnypoint:
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    It is always a mistake when you get caught. If you don't get caught, then you never think of whatever action it was again.
     
  15. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I'm just happy they weren't able to flash their get out of jail free card badge.
     
  16. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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    What you ignored in all the Merriam-Webster definitions and usages was the notion that a mistake generally requires faulty or incomplete knowledge. But I'm pretty sure these officers fully knew better, as such this incident wouldn't fit any of the usages for mistake.

    The usage from the definition you chose illuminates that, <mistook her way in the dark>, these officers knowingly went the wrong way in the dark.
     
  17. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    As am I!
     
  18. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Hey at least two other officers manned up and arrested them.

    I have talked to plenty of firefighters that have been stopped while drunk and sent on their way.So taking a fellow cop in can't be an easy deal.

    They'll walk anyway.:thumbup:
     
  20. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not much point in arguing. You won't change my mind and I obviously won't change yours. Fine to agree to disagree on this one.