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Mar 14th 2016, 04:41 PM   #1
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oww that stings

FWPD investigating video showing officer allegedly spraying bikers | WFAA.com

Mar 14th 2016, 05:44 PM   #2
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  Feb 2016
  Skagit Valley

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He should be fired and do jail time for his harrasment of the bikers!
Mar 14th 2016, 05:50 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

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You mean "Oww, that felonies"?
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Mar 14th 2016, 06:27 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

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If the prosecutor won't file assault charges against the cop, and if the people don't refuse to re-elect him, they get what they deserve.
Mar 14th 2016, 07:44 PM   #5
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  Portland

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Fort Worth police confirmed Monday morning they started investigating the video as soon as they received it. FWPD Corporal Tracey Knight says pepper-spraying drivers is not a department-endorsed tactic.
Who would've thought!
Mar 14th 2016, 10:28 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Seabeck

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While I don't necessarily condone the officer's tactics, I do not feel one ounce of compassion for any of these bikers.

There has been exactly one side of this story publicized and it is the side of those who were the cause of multiple complain calls prompting the officer to take action.

Before everybody jumps my shit for this post, ask yourself these questions: Why did the "safety vehicle" get pulled over? Why did the driver of said "safety vehicle" have no license? Why were there 2 occupants in the bed of the truck? Why was the "safety vehicle" in front of all of these bikes when its stated purpose was to follow the bikes?

You know the answers to all of those questions. It all equals the same bullshit asshattery we see here all the time of posted videos of clowns stopping traffic on the highway, doing wheelies and stunts and generally being disruptive.

That officer was out numbered by a long shot and there's no way in hell any of those bikers were going to stop to own up to any infractions that would have been issued. The cop got the vehicle he could and stood a good chance of getting video evidence against the bikers.

Again, I don't condone the tactic of using pepper spray but I see it's usefulness in this situation. It is a NON-LETHAL use of force that will certainly curb the actions of the bikers. The likelihood that any of those bikers would crash and die is slim to none.

FTR, pepper spray in not that bad when exposed to it like this. There are 3 levels of exposure: 1-direct spray on your face, 2-indirect spray on your person, 3-bystander contact or collateral contact from the cloud or mist. This event would classify as a level 3 which is the LEAST intensive. It will cause some eye and respiratory discomfort but unless you're a complete and total pussy, will not disable you in any way.

I have received level 1 exposure twice which was a 3 pass spray directly on my face just above the eyes. Then I had to go run an obstacle course which included apprehending an assailant while my whole face was on fire, my eyes were burning out of their sockets and I couldn't breath.

It seems to me that this has been dramatized by media publication and is far less significant that it seems.

On the bright side, the cop didn't get out of his car and start shooting people.
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Mar 15th 2016, 12:33 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
Again, I don't condone the tactic of using pepper spray but I see it's usefulness in this situation. It is a NON-LETHAL use of force that will certainly curb the actions of the bikers.
Usefulness for what? Curb which actions and how?
Mar 15th 2016, 06:04 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

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cant fix stupid with more stupid,
Mar 15th 2016, 06:36 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
While I don't necessarily condone the officer's tactics, I do not feel one ounce of compassion for any of these bikers.



There has been exactly one side of this story publicized and it is the side of those who were the cause of multiple complain calls prompting the officer to take action.



Before everybody jumps my shit for this post, ask yourself these questions: Why did the "safety vehicle" get pulled over? Why did the driver of said "safety vehicle" have no license? Why were there 2 occupants in the bed of the truck? Why was the "safety vehicle" in front of all of these bikes when its stated purpose was to follow the bikes?



You know the answers to all of those questions. It all equals the same bullshit asshattery we see here all the time of posted videos of clowns stopping traffic on the highway, doing wheelies and stunts and generally being disruptive.



That officer was out numbered by a long shot and there's no way in hell any of those bikers were going to stop to own up to any infractions that would have been issued. The cop got the vehicle he could and stood a good chance of getting video evidence against the bikers.



Again, I don't condone the tactic of using pepper spray but I see it's usefulness in this situation. It is a NON-LETHAL use of force that will certainly curb the actions of the bikers. The likelihood that any of those bikers would crash and die is slim to none.



FTR, pepper spray in not that bad when exposed to it like this. There are 3 levels of exposure: 1-direct spray on your face, 2-indirect spray on your person, 3-bystander contact or collateral contact from the cloud or mist. This event would classify as a level 3 which is the LEAST intensive. It will cause some eye and respiratory discomfort but unless you're a complete and total pussy, will not disable you in any way.



I have received level 1 exposure twice which was a 3 pass spray directly on my face just above the eyes. Then I had to go run an obstacle course which included apprehending an assailant while my whole face was on fire, my eyes were burning out of their sockets and I couldn't breath.



It seems to me that this has been dramatized by media publication and is far less significant that it seems.



On the bright side, the cop didn't get out of his car and start shooting people.

It is lethal force when applied to a rider on a moving motorcycle... We both know what happens if a rider suddenly can't see or breath, especially those squids. That said, they are asshats and got what was coming to them.


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Mar 15th 2016, 06:41 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Beaverton, OR

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
Again, I don't condone the tactic of using pepper spray but I see it's usefulness in this situation. It is a NON-LETHAL use of force that will certainly curb the actions of the bikers. The likelihood that any of those bikers would crash and die is slim to none.
Do tell, how is spraying pepper spray at any biker going to curb the asshattery of the rest of them. The one he sprayed may or may not have been doing anything wrong. That officer did what he did out of spite.
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Mar 15th 2016, 07:14 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
While I don't necessarily condone the officer's tactics, I do not feel one ounce of compassion for any of these bikers.

There has been exactly one side of this story publicized and it is the side of those who were the cause of multiple complain calls prompting the officer to take action.

Before everybody jumps my shit for this post, ask yourself these questions: Why did the "safety vehicle" get pulled over? Why did the driver of said "safety vehicle" have no license? Why were there 2 occupants in the bed of the truck? Why was the "safety vehicle" in front of all of these bikes when its stated purpose was to follow the bikes?

You know the answers to all of those questions. It all equals the same bullshit asshattery we see here all the time of posted videos of clowns stopping traffic on the highway, doing wheelies and stunts and generally being disruptive.

That officer was out numbered by a long shot and there's no way in hell any of those bikers were going to stop to own up to any infractions that would have been issued. The cop got the vehicle he could and stood a good chance of getting video evidence against the bikers.

Again, I don't condone the tactic of using pepper spray but I see it's usefulness in this situation. It is a NON-LETHAL use of force that will certainly curb the actions of the bikers. The likelihood that any of those bikers would crash and die is slim to none.

FTR, pepper spray in not that bad when exposed to it like this. There are 3 levels of exposure: 1-direct spray on your face, 2-indirect spray on your person, 3-bystander contact or collateral contact from the cloud or mist. This event would classify as a level 3 which is the LEAST intensive. It will cause some eye and respiratory discomfort but unless you're a complete and total pussy, will not disable you in any way.

I have received level 1 exposure twice which was a 3 pass spray directly on my face just above the eyes. Then I had to go run an obstacle course which included apprehending an assailant while my whole face was on fire, my eyes were burning out of their sockets and I couldn't breath.

It seems to me that this has been dramatized by media publication and is far less significant that it seems.

On the bright side, the cop didn't get out of his car and start shooting people.
Are you a police officer with a deep rooted angst by chance?
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Mar 15th 2016, 08:50 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested

That officer was out numbered by a long shot and there's no way in hell any of those bikers were going to stop to own up to any infractions that would have been issued. The cop got the vehicle he could and stood a good chance of getting video evidence against the bikers.

Again, I don't condone the tactic of using pepper spray but I see it's usefulness in this situation. It is a NON-LETHAL use of force that will certainly curb the actions of the bikers. The likelihood that any of those bikers would crash and die is slim to none.
I call BS. No one was doing anything aggressive towards the officer when he chose to start escalating his use of force. And how spraying on a number of randomly passing riders would curb anything other than create potential for riders crashing a mile or two down the road when the effect of the spray kick in? Also, even if some riders were being ass hats earlier in the ride, I can guarantee you some of them were innocent of any wrong doing and just along for the ride. I am all for holding any offenders responsible, but indiscriminately spraying everyone is wrong, not police procedure as admitted by the police department and a complete douche move on the officers part.
Mar 15th 2016, 09:02 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Cop pepper sprays moving riders

Cop Pepper Sprays 200 Moving Bikers - The Daily Beast
Mar 15th 2016, 09:14 AM   #14
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red label moto beat you to it, oww that stings
Mar 15th 2016, 10:18 AM   #15
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

Did I miss something in the video showing violations by those riding?
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