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Cops are way overpaid and corrupt

By Dan8267   2015 Dec 18, 4:41pm   2 links   10,115 views   41 comments   watch (2)   quote      

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coconut-creek/fl-coconut-creek-yacobellis-fired-20150227-story.html

This cop lied about the details of a marijuana arrest, failed to report how he tormented a suspect with his Taser, and claimed a three-hour lunch break lasted only one.

While his supervisors investigated his misdeeds, Coconut Creek Police Officer James Yacobellis kept drawing his nearly $90,000 annual salary. After 16 months of paid leave, they finally agreed to let him return to duty.

But within a year and a half, James Yacobellis was in trouble again.

It was a video-recorded massage — and its happy ending — that finally cost him his job.

The officer was caught in a sex act at the hands of a masseuse.

Thanks for using our tax payer dollars to the tune of $130,000 to pay for this guy to take a year and a half vacation. The government is broke. I know where there is some fat we can cut.

The typical cop should be making no more than $50,000/yr. if that.

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2   Dan8267   2015 Dec 18, 6:12pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Strategist says

One cop doing something bad equates to all cops being bad.

Read the news. It's more like one out of every 1.0001 cops.

Strategist says

You may have a point. So how much should software engineers be making?

As much as their software makes. It's called wealth production.

3   Strategist   2015 Dec 18, 6:14pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Strategist says

One cop doing something bad equates to all cops being bad.

Read the news. It's more like one out of every 1.0001 cops.

It's so obvious Marcus taught you decimal points.

4   Strategist   2015 Dec 18, 6:16pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Strategist says

You may have a point. So how much should software engineers be making?

As much as their software makes. It's called wealth production.

Cops don't create wealth. So they should get Zero?

5   Dan8267   2015 Dec 18, 6:25pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Strategist says

Dan8267 says

Strategist says

One cop doing something bad equates to all cops being bad.

Read the news. It's more like one out of every 1.0001 cops.

It's so obvious Marcus taught you decimal points.

1:1.0001 equals 10,000:10,001 which equals 99.99%. It's a math thing. I thought you'd be smart enough to get it.

Strategist says

Cops don't create wealth. So they should get Zero?

Cops are at best a necessary evil and at worse just plain evil. Honest, law-abiding cops that actually serve the people, should get the median wage in the community they serve supported by tax payer dollars. Criminal cops should go directly to jail, should not pass go, and should not collect a year and a half of salary at the tax payer's expense. They also forfeit their pension.

6   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   2015 Dec 18, 7:04pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Criminal cops should be crucified and left to rot in a public square, nice and low so they can be used as archery targets by school children.

7   indigenous   2015 Dec 18, 10:58pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

In the choirboys ( Joseph Wambaugh) they would handcuff them to a tree naked, in a park known to be frequented by homosexuals

The real problem I have is the cost especially in Calif where it is quite common for them to be retired on a pension well over 100k

8   lostand confused   2015 Dec 19, 6:21am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Thanks for using our tax payer dollars to the tune of $130,000 to pay for this guy to take a year and a half vacation. The government is broke. I know where there is some fat we can cut

The dems solution to this is to raise taxes.

9   BlueSardine   2015 Dec 19, 6:59am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

If you've got security to live your life in relative peace – you didn't have that. Somebody else made that happen.

Strategist says

Cops don't create wealth. So they should get Zero?

10   indigenous   2015 Dec 19, 7:04am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

SoftShell says

If you've got security to live your life in relative peace – you didn't have that. Somebody else made that happen.

How often have you really needed public services? No at best they are a nuisance.

11   BlueSardine   2015 Dec 19, 7:09am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Hardly ever...maybe never....that's the point.

indigenous says

How often have you really needed public services?

12   BlueSardine   2015 Dec 19, 7:14am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Under the right circumstances...such as being armed 24/7 and trained in the martial arts.
Even then roving gangs would make mincemeat out of ya...

indigenous says

No at best they are a nuisance.

13   indigenous   2015 Dec 19, 7:25am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

You got that video thing working good.

By the time the police get there yous are dead unless you can defend yourself.

14   indigenous   2015 Dec 19, 8:05am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

You gotta dig that old lady chasing those punks out of her store!

15   errc   2015 Dec 19, 9:08am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

But then who would protect all the union worshiping, big government loving statists from their wholly rational fears of cannabis flowers?

50k?? They should be paid at least twice that! We must save the morons from the weed smokers!

16   BlueSardine   2015 Dec 19, 9:38am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

For an isolated incident..yes.
The objective of policing is to reduce the count of roving gangs versus no policing at all. Which has the positive side effect of reducing the isolated incidents. Dramatically.

indigenous says

By the time the police get there yous are dead unless you can defend yourself.

17   mmmarvel   2015 Dec 19, 1:24pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

indigenous says

Calif where it is quite common for them to be retired on a pension well over 100k

Yeah but in CA if you're only making $100K a year, you're looking at living in a 500 square foot apartment.

18   Dan8267   2015 Dec 19, 2:58pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

lostand confused says

Dan8267 says

Thanks for using our tax payer dollars to the tune of $130,000 to pay for this guy to take a year and a half vacation. The government is broke. I know where there is some fat we can cut

The dems solution to this is to raise taxes.

The Republican solution to this is to increase national and regional debt causing even more tax increases in the future.

My solution is to confiscate all ill-gotten gains from criminal cops including wages, pensions, and perks, as well as fining them and imprisoning them.

19   Dan8267   2015 Dec 19, 2:58pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

SoftShell says

If you've got security to live your life in relative peace – you didn't have that. Somebody else made that happen.

Strategist says

Cops don't create wealth. So they should get Zero?

Translation: You didn't build that.

Thanks for agreeing with Elizabeth Warren.

20   marcus   2015 Dec 19, 5:22pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Everyone agrees with the fact that we have a problem with the quality of police in this country and corruption among cops. Cops have a job in which they are called upon to interact with and sometimes pursue and hopefully prevent some of the worst things humans are doing out there. They see the worst behavior and the outcomes of the very worst behavior among humans.

And they are called upon to step in to the middle of these situations and to make split second decisions of whether to kill or not when dealing with a possibly armed criminal (which they mange to fuck up way too often).

WE need better training and quality control for cops.

Dan's solution: Pay cops less.

Brilliant.

21   Strategist   2015 Dec 19, 5:28pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Dan8267 says

My solution is to confiscate all ill-gotten gains from criminal cops including wages, pensions, and perks, as well as fining them and imprisoning them.

Criminal cops deserve jail. They won't need benefits and pensions in jail. But you consider all cops as criminals, and all criminals as cops.

22   indigenous   2015 Dec 19, 5:31pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Strategist says

They won't need benefits and pensions in jail.

Once again, quaint...

23   Dan8267   2015 Dec 20, 12:21am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Strategist says

But you consider all cops as criminals, and all criminals as cops.

I never said either thing.

Strategist says

They won't need benefits and pensions in jail.

Nor should their spouses or children get benefits or the pensions.

24   BlueSardine   2015 Dec 20, 6:50am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

It's all relative.
What would chicago look like without any police at all?

Ironman says

SoftShell says

The objective of policing is to reduce the count of roving gangs versus no policing at all.

How's that working out in Obama's Chicago 'hood?

25   indigenous   2015 Dec 20, 9:03am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

SoftShell says

What would chicago look like without any police at all?

IOW less acquiescence. A French word, they are experts at acquiescing...

26   CL   2015 Dec 21, 10:04am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The Government overpays for everything and can't do anything right. But if the Government gives you a few weeks of training, a security guard becomes a near-holy government executioner who cannot be paid enough! The miracle of inconsistency!

27   indigenous   2015 Dec 21, 12:41pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The miracle of no price discovery!

28   jazz_music   2015 Dec 21, 6:44pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

CL says

The Government overpays for everything and can't do anything right.

This is meme for low-information Newscorp believers. They are team players and are made to forget that government is being controlled by top few corporations and performs with laser-like precision for those beltway handlers who can make it rain money. The same handlers are in the beltway no matter who is holding office. To put teeth into the meme about "incompetent government" they can make sure that EVERY popular referendum passed is implemented in the most punishing of ways. Then listen to the Newsreaders preach and bemoan "the government." Rinse and repeat for 40+ years and you turn a first class leader of nations into a third world tyranny warlord state. Keep waving that flag, motherfuckers. Who's your daddy?

29   P N Dr Lo R   2015 Dec 21, 6:59pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Cops are way overpaid and corrupt

By comparison, are you way underpaid and corrupt?

30   jazz_music   2015 Dec 21, 7:41pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Trolls,

31   Strategist   2015 Dec 22, 6:22am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Ironman says

jazz music says

Trolls,

Drunks,

Don't discourage him. Keeping revolutionaries drunk is how to control them.

32   Dan8267   2015 Dec 22, 8:36am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The argument that a few bad cops don't represent the police as a whole is as ridiculous as the argument that a few bad jihadist don't represent Arabic Muslims as a whole. When vast numbers of people either engage in, cover up, or condone criminal acts of violence, the group can and should be condemned and the individuals responsible for those crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Would it make coddlers of these criminals feel better if we refer to the bad cops as cop jihadists or terrorist cops or extremist fundamentalist cops? If they terrorize the community, they might as well be wearing turbans and calling death to America because their victims are Americans.

33   Dan8267   2015 Dec 22, 3:22pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Ironman says

The King of Conjecture strikes again!!!

Do you even notice the hypocrisy of making an unfounded assertion about other people making educated guesses?

King of Hypocrisy and Idiocy

34   Dan8267   2015 Dec 22, 3:51pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Oh no, CIC is crying like a baby.

And an ugly one at that!

35   jazz_music   2015 Dec 22, 4:57pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Iron(ing)man wants attention, but he steadfastly works at not worth being worth even insulting. How does he do that? --by posting deliberate lies and inane non-sequiturs carrying on as if they are clever or true.

A sadder piece of shit there never was on Patnet. He/she changes names along with Captain Butthurt and it takes about 5 seconds to recognize their drivel. He's here trolling cult slogans, memes and other nonsense with Indigenous, Strategist, SoftShell, and wannabes like Fort Wayne, hosed and confused.

36   Dan8267   2015 Dec 22, 5:32pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I image that meeting CIC in a dark alley would go like this. He'd drop his pants after years of suppressing his true nature. I'd snap a picture and put it up on Instagram so the whole world could laugh at his small penis. CIC would run home crying to his mommy.

But who am I kidding? CIC is too cowardly to show up in an alley, and even if he did, he couldn't do anything. He's so impotent.

37   Dan8267   2015 Dec 22, 5:42pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

A real man would have consider them fighting words. You are clearly not a real man.

38   Strategist   2015 Dec 22, 6:26pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Hey Dan, what if we paid cops $50,000 for every criminal gang member they kill, and $100,000 for every terrorist they kill, as bonuses?
Like my idea?

39   Dan8267   2015 Dec 22, 6:50pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Strategist says

Hey Dan, what if we paid cops $50,000 for every criminal gang member they kill, and $100,000 for every terrorist they kill, as bonuses?

Like my idea?

They would kill your entire family and plant drugs on you. Ever hear of perverse incentives?

40   Strategist   2015 Dec 22, 6:52pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Strategist says

Hey Dan, what if we paid cops $50,000 for every criminal gang member they kill, and $100,000 for every terrorist they kill, as bonuses?


Like my idea?

They would kill your entire family and plant drugs on you. Ever hear of perverse incentives?

I just changed my mind :(

41   Dan8267   2015 Dec 22, 6:59pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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