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June 11, 2010

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Duffman

Where was this officer's backup? This could have turned into a much more severe situation had other bystanders decided to take part. This office could have had his gun taken away and who knows what might have happened. Apparently it is within an officer's training guidelines to use a punch to the face if he deems necessary to maintain control.
Obviously the down side of this is that it again happened in Seattle and the video will undoubtedly get circulated adding to the perception that Seattle police are out of control. It's a tough job.

Tommy008

its possible the teen brats wouldn't even had been ticketed for jaywalking, just been given a warning. if they were ticketed so what-jaywalking isn't something cops charge you falsely for. It's obvious when you did it or didn't do it. Take yiur lecture and your ticket and suck it up. you dont start a riot over it. People without a sense of gratefulness and respect toward others are doomed to live a crappy life usually.

KS

"reductio ad racisum". (you racist, me not) Per Woody Held's comment, I'd like to coin this new term so that when the race card is played, the recipient will have the option of using it "He/she is using the old reductio ad racism argument + (fill in the blanks)", ss opposed to saying they are playing the race card again. It reads more like a direct accusation to say someone is guilty of reductio ad racisum.

This can be applied to those who give the leftist knee-jerk response of crying racist about the Caucasian police officer punching the black woman who had grabbed the officer first.

Tommy008

good Christ look at obama speaking live at the naval base--he's an old man- gone all gray.

Duffman

Just because your hair turns grey doesn't make you 'an old man'; it makes him look more distinguished on the golf course. Did you hear that Pres Obama has gone golfing more times so far than Eisenhower did and he (Eisenhower) was an avid golfer. I don't know how effective POTUS Obama has been so far, but he's lookin good. :)

Tommy008

the bastards at BP HAVE TURNED THE MAN GREY OVERNIGHT

Duffman

BP might have had NOTHING to do with it. My hair started turning grey when my children became teen-agers...that's a very traumatic time for parents. :)

Duffman

...and besides, do you not think that Nelson Mandela looks rather distinguished and youthful with his grey hair.

KS

" I don't know how effective POTUS Obama has been so far, but he's lookin good. :)"

Keeping an open mind, Duff, hmmm. With him, its all about looking good. All hat and very few cattle IMO. He's the obfuscator in chief - just listen to him bloviate

KS


Prez BO does have tangible background in community organizing amd agitation/rabble rousing. Evidently, there's little crossover from that experience into problem solving.

Yea, he was dealt a bad hand, but so far, it appears that he has exaserbated more than solved, with reckless abandon :(


Tommy008

ILLEGALS CONTINUE to flood into seattle, many of them criminals and our city's dumbed down students are flunking out of the national rankings. Bellevue has five high schools in the top 100 ...Seattle has none. This example of mostly Franklin High students milling around the cops and the two moron students makes it little surprise of why we didn't place in the standings,

Duffman

"reductio ad racisum" might apply here.

Tommy008

no, when i see a bunch of teen idiots yelling to the cop,"Dog, just stop" and other such inanities, as well as trying to falsely call brutality when she asked for a punch by interfering with an arrest and shoving the cop, i call it as i see it A bunch of morons. Race card alert! Race card alert!

Duffman

I'm not defending the alleged victim in this...but one must remember that this apparently all stemmed from a 'jaywalking' charge.
How far do you go in pursuing a jaywalking charge. Just sayin.

Tommy008

if you work an inner city neighborhood liek that you cant let a troublemaker teen decide when he or she wants ot get a lecture and/or a ticket from a cop and when he or she doesnt. Once he put hands on the girl she needed to comply. she can't just be allowed to wriggle free and walk away. that cops street cred in the community will be ruined, and he might as well be assigned to desk jockey work.

Duffman

I hear ya, Tommy - agreed she should have complied with the officer, but he too must show some compassion. Bottom-line (like I said) they have a tough job; only one tougher is apparently being an Ice Cream Vendor in Marysville. ;)

Tommy008

remember shw thought she was big and bad enough to go toe to toe with a male cop and shove him hard enough to set him back on his heels.you forfeit your "girl card" at that point.

Duffman

Let it be known that T008 and Dori Monson are in agreement on the subject of the girl getting punched by the SPO. Hell hath frozen over!

Tommy008

yeah but i don't think i should have the right to legally open Tommy's Honkytown Hamburgers, "a whites-only affair" on the top of Queen Anne. Dori does.

Duffman

Agree T008! Say, back on topic who do you think these KVI staffers are that are pondering these unanswered questions in the Suits stabbing. Have any idea?

Andrew

Those girls were resisting the police officer. It was completely irrational on their part. As far as I'm concerned the cop could have punched them as many times as he wanted, and then kicked em for good measure. If you resist the cops, you're asking for it.

Duffman

I tried to get this back on topic and what does Andy do...what he typically does...spew irrelevant opinions. Try your best to keep up.

Tommy008

i think maybe the 17 year old girl thought she was dealing with that guy who is ridiculed by his wife for going across the street for cupcakes in the Chase Commercial since she was dealig wiht a white male.Thats why she felt she could shove him hard with impugnity. shes not going to be shoving any more white cops is my guess.

Andrew

ya I was offended by their utter disregard for law enforcement. Sometimes cops make mistakes, but out there, on the side of MLK Way is not the proper venue to call them into question. And I have no proof of this, but I think she was more insolent because the cop was a white guy.

Duffman

While I do agree she shoud have cooperated:
Did you ever consider that the 17-year old may be acclimated to an atmosphere that apparently permeates the City of Seattle as evidenced by recent prior police activity. Do you think she might have been scared of this officer and because of having perceived receiving no respect from these officers over her life responded in the only way she knew how. Do you think the response of a punch to the face of a young 17-year old who was apparently trying to catch her bus and 'jaywalked' is appropriate...within the police guidelines but 'justified'. May be we have a larger problem here...dja think. Do you now see why we need a police chief who can translate across all ethnic lines and gain the respect of ALL Seattleites. UNfortunately, IMO the one who would have served us best in that regard withdrew from consideration.
Bottom-line is that it's just NOT the specific incident...it's the culture that's been developed and the lack of reaching out.

Tommy008

no, she was punched because she shoved an S.P.D. OFFICER hard enough ot set him back on his heels and was interfering wiht an arrest, not because she jaywalked. Let's get real. if i had done the same thing i would expecting a crack on my skull with a billy club.

Duffman

So, what's wrong with mace and/or pepper spray. No, I'm sorry but IMO too much force was used and now I hear that the particular officer is being reassigned to more training, so there must be doubt in the mind of the SPD investigative team also.
But, nice try - I understand where you're coming from.

Tommy008

why don't you stick your "nice try" where the sun don't shine, champ?

Tommy008

'i see a bunch of punk kids who don't give a damn about the law"- Don, just now on the SPD video

Andrew

Were they wearing studded leather jackets and have spiked hairdos??? I miss the good ol' days!

Tommy008

two of the usual suspects from Seattle's "racial complaint industry" are on with Ross, engaging in mendacity, obfuscation and nonsense. First they claimed the cop grabbed and choked the 19 year old girl, a falsehood. Then they said he should have disengaged after being shoved, hunkered down inot his shell and called for backup. How was he supposed to have detained the girls while backup was getting there? Polite requests that they stay around? He would have had to pull his gun on them to make them stay around otherwise they would have just scampered off laughing and calling him racial names. they are making criticisms without thinking through the implications of what they are saying. this is the cackling of crows.

Duffman

Please wait for an 'open' topic or one that is more relevant to your comment. That had nothing to do with Bryan Suits.

Tommy008

Duffman- Blatherwatch's own "Fire Marshall Bill", complete with clipboard and pants up around his armpits.h

Andrew

Though I'm saddened this event transpired at all, I'm glad that we have a black-on-police confrontation where the police is clearly the wronged party for once, if for no other reason than to demonstrate that the fingers of blame point both ways.

Tommy008

Officer Walsh is being beat up by pinheads in the national media( Bill O'Reilly, Al Sharpton, etc.), whereas most of the peo0ple of Seattle support him by a wide margin. Walsh'es assailant, Angel Rosenthal , the precious little Angel who probably outweighed the cop and was built like a linebacker has a criiminal history that includes stealing a van and punching a teen boy in the face and stealing his cap.She likes to assault males, grown and ungrown. Hopefuly the new shiner she's sporting will make this hellion abort her fladgling career of assaulting cops. That asinine fat bastard of a mayor we have and his putz police chief bette support Walsh and put him back in his job real soon.

Duffman

'...the precious little Angel...'
'...who probably outweighed the cop and was built like a linebacker...'

Interesting isn't it...straight from the Dori Monson Show. Seems even tho constantly ridiculed by the poster above, said poster finds Dori creditable enough to quote (w/out giving him attribution, I might add).
What a duplicitous dufus!

Tommy008

folks its Duffman again, Blatherwatch'es own version of Fire Marshall Bill, walking around with a clipboard and his pants up around his armpits.

Tommy008

moron anyone can watch the video and see she outweighs him and is a linebacker. The fact that Dori said it doesnt mean most of us didnt think exactly the same thing. I know i did. you dont need to give attributio to basic obvious observations like that.

Duffman

Nice try. When one is caught in near plaguerism...one starts to flail, tread water and backpedal. [hope the 'book' you are writing is more original] ...LMAO

Tommy008

plagiarism . Plaguerism is guys going around town emptying out vials of Black Plague cultures.

Duffman

Thank you for the spelling lesson; I believe you and others got 'my drift'. :)

Tommy008

as a general rule one should never accuse someone of anything the accuser can't even spell.

Duffman

Would you like me to show you examples of your mis-spellings little man? There are many... (and many when you've been accusing) 'nuff said; this is the last I will post on this off-topic exchange. You needed a spanking and got one.
As the saying goes, Point-Set-Match!

Tommy008

my misspellings are from trying to type too fast and then posting my uncorrected, typo-riddled drafts, not from ignotance about the words I'm typing. I can start spelling perfectly here simply by correcting my drafts, which i will start doing now. You're misspellings stem from ignorance. Big difference, kimo sabe.

Tommy008

perfect example- "ignotance", a word i missed in my correction of the previous post. Do you honestly believe I think ignorance is spelled "ignotance"?

Duffman

' ignotance ' OMG! LMFAO

Duffman

A mis-spelling is a mis-spelling; you know not the reason for it, period!

Tommy008

i know the reason for mine- typing too fast. My new correction drafts will now correct all my spelling mistakes in less then a minute. And I won't be looking up any words. Spelling mistakes stemming form ignorance are a whole different kettle of fish. By the way, it's misspelling, not "mis-spelling".

Tommy008

Enough with this meddlesome, vexatious fool.

Duffman

Good! ...cause you did it again. Even under deliberation and astute scrutiny you mis-used the word 'form', when you obviously meant 'from'. Hopeless. BUH-bye!

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