Respect His Authori-tah

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

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112 Responses to “Respect His Authori-tah”

  1. #1 |  Les | 

    Okay, so you’ve had bad experiences with skateboarders, so now you’ve decided that ALL skateboarders are “trash.” Can you understand how silly and bigoted that is?

    What do you know about the kids in the video? Are they “trash?” Do they deserve to be assaulted just because they’re skateboarding where it’s not allowed? Try to remember that the kids in the video are NOT the skateboarders in your neighborhood. They’re skinny, little 14 year old kids.

    What do you know about THESE kids and why do they deserve to be assaulted?

  2. #2 |  Lee | 

    I’ve always wondered how much neighborh shuns the cop that lives in their neighborhood. I doubt very highly the cop acts differently to friends, family, and community. If so, that indicates a Jekyll and Hyde personality, which is close to the same as a split personality.

    Cops like this need to have their ass kicked, but most of them are too much of a pussy to put their fists where their mouth is. Hide behind the skirt of the corrupt system and their corrupt supervisors.

  3. #3 |  MassHole | 

    Redux,

    You are a moron and a scared little man. Not a pretty combo.

    “Skateboard Attacks” You’re nuts dude.

    Maybe you should mind your own business and those nasty, mean skateboarders will leave you alone and not embarass you in front of the “older folk”.

    Did you shake your cane at them?

  4. #4 |  ruggbutt | 

    This guy taints the rest of the cops on his department with his behavior. That being said I can understand his hostility. Look at his cute little spandex uniform and the golf cart he’s forced to drive. Other officers in his department are driving a Crown Vic with the light bar on the top or the undercover car with the lights in the grille. They issue a car that belongs in the Castro District in San Fran to this guy and they force him to wear clothes that make him look like a yellow sausage. With his temper tantrum on top of all that (ex) Officer Riviera should be nominated for Douche of the Year.

  5. #5 |  Stormy Dragon | 

    Okay, I’ll give you that one, redeux: had officer Riveri ecounterd these boys in the act of breaking into someone’s trailer with the intent of beating them to death with a skateboard in order to steal their car, putting them in a headlock would have been justified.

    However, can you see that perhaps there is a criminological difference between that and calling a police officer “dude”?

  6. #6 |  Stormy Dragon | 

    The other two stories both appear to involve cases where someone attacked a skateboarder (and much older ones, btw) and then got their asses handed to them. Maybe redeux, like officer Riveri, enjoys beating up kids and hates skateboarders because they actually fight back from time to time.

  7. #7 |  Kevin | 

    I’m 39, a PhD and successful in my career. I own and fly a plane. I also occasionally ride my skateboard (with limited success). I hereby promise and pledge to try really hard never to beat anyone (including my own fat ass) to death with it.

    Am I still trash?

    Oh – and does ANY generation ever NOT criticize the teenagers of the next generation? It seems that as we get older, our broad minds and our narrow waists start to change places – and before we know it, it’s all “ooooh, the youth of today – pass the Geritol”.

    Whatever the provocation, this dumbass cop used excessive force on some young kids who were guilty of being punk teenagers. He also exercised poor judgment being suckered into the situation in the first place, and failing to consider how he would be able to exit the situation with his dignity (and that of his badge) intact.

    So yes – in some professions, displaying poor judgment is punishable by any means up to and including death (pilot, deep sea diver, mountain climber etc.). This cop’s stupidity tax came due.

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