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EMS worker stabbed in Middletown

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RE: EMS worker stabbed in Middletown

May 31st, 2009 @ 2:34PM (14 years ago)

Popo, weve had many civilized though heated discussions, ive always respected that about you.

Last first, I disagree that the complaint process is often workable. I fully understand the way people will complain for the sake of complaining, and the stories they will make up to try to get people in trouble. I cant count the number of times I have been accused of tailgaiting people at 80 MPH in a truck that only goes 70. One time I got accused of giving a woman the finger, but my entire hand was in a cast. Ive been accused of doing a drag ace truck while loaded with 100,000 lbs.

The issue that I have going on now, how do I file a complaint? Some coward from this website has physically paid a visit to my house and left a calling card, anonymously of course. Since the name being given is not my legal name, someone has used access to private information to find me.

While I fully understand how you see the paramedic as one of your family, I see him as someone who works for a living, no more than me, and no less than me. IT isnt how you see the person that is the issue, its how that "family" member gets treated as compared to someone that isnt "family".

I gave the example of a car full of kids, some ended up dying, but they were not given a road closure escort to the hospital. I dont know that it would have made a difference, but neither did anyone else at the time. There is an established inequality at work here, and frankly, the slogan for cops for years has been TO SERVE AND PROTECT, Id just like to know when that because putting themselves ahead of civilians. When did becoming a cop entail giving preferential treatment to the "family" that isnt available for society?

#3, your answer isnt applicable. It was one plainclothes officer jokingly running from two other cops, and he was shot without hesitation. The friends of his yelled STOP THEIF, and he was shot. This was not even accidental as it is listed. It was murder. He was intentionally shot. maybe it was irresponsible for the 3 guys to be playing around in the first place, but that doesnt excuse the behavior and reaction of the two cops that shot the "suspect".

Back to your last point, im also all too familiar with weeding out the bad, but when the "good" are covering up for the bad, and excusing what they do, its hard to weed them out, even though tradition has the "bad" being excused because they are family.

Its all coming down to a level of professionalism. My cdl has that. 2 tickets in one year, im suspended. What other occupation not only loses a drivers license, but is expressly PREVENTED from performing their occupation, for two moving violations? Now, is that justified? maybe, we should be held to a higher standard because the vehicles we drive are extremely dangerous, but as law enforcement, you also should be held to a higher standard. Your mission values statement declares that you hold yourselves higher, but reality is that the standards are not only lowered in many cases, but even non-existent.