1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

"Dumb cops" is now more than just an insult...

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Jan 3, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    25,254
    Location:
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land
    I guess they might want brie instead of donuts.
     
  2. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Messages:
    10,650
    Can't have some who can make a decision on their feet....
     
  3. gun1357

    gun1357 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    927
    They used to do that in the military. Boredom was the problem. Ron
     
  4. 221

    221 Banned User Banned TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    4,736
    Cops average 104?????.........OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. RobertT

    RobertT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,355
    Most police agency's these days don't allow police officers to make discretionary decisions without supervision. The dumbing down of America is evident everywhere you look.

    Robert
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    25,254
    Location:
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land
    Whoa, talk about a flashback.... This dates from 2000. Argh.

    I guess cops haven't gotten any brighter since then?
     
  7. MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt TS Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    25
  8. gun1357

    gun1357 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    927
    This is another case where it is hard to understand things if you have never been there. Probably 80 percent plus of these guys are the greatest friends you could ever have. There could be a reason we used to tell a new guy that he was another set of eyes and ears for the Base Commander and that he wasn't payed to think. We had to pay attention to the guy who made rank fast or could tell you how many rivets there were in a B-52. There were always a lot of gun stories. Bullets were counted when shifts were started and finished. Supervisors always had a stash of extras squirreled away. Guns were loaded and unloaded with the muzzles in a clearing barrel full of sand. The clearing barrel was a 55 gallon drum with a one gallon can set in it. It was amazing how often that one gallon can was replaced. Guard shacks with patched bullet holes were not unknown. Some of you can probably relate... Ron
     
  9. SeldomShoots

    SeldomShoots Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,800
    Location:
    Indiana
    Well, this helps to explain why you get cops behaving so poorly on camera sometimes. They have low IQ's and simply do not know any better. One more thing to thank government for.

    John
     
  10. MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt TS Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    25
    There's a few bad apples in every profession. I know a handful of our local cops and think they are a stand up group. They are alot more professional and open minded than some on this forum.
     
  11. birdogs

    birdogs TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,775
    104 is slightly above average? That is truly scarry but it explains so many things - like the people who voted for the present occupant of the White House.
     
  12. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,965
    Those people who are smarter then those in office are scared that they the smart ones will get them fired by pointing out how dumb they are to those above them. Protecting their jobs and putting the public in danger. Smart!!!!!!
     
  13. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    25,254
    Location:
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land
    Ron, back in the day it was common practice by armchair commandos to test the "power" of the firing pin of handguns by putting a pencil in the barrel and pulling the trigger with the barrel pointed straight up, seeing how high the pencil went.

    One day one of our officers did this and put a bullet through the ceiling of the squad room. The Lt. was not very happy about this.
     
  14. SeldomShoots

    SeldomShoots Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,800
    Location:
    Indiana
    Brian, sounds like you might live in Reno (as in Reno 911) rather than Oregon. It also sounds like Barney Fife used up his one bullet. lol

    John
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.