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Old December 24, 2012, 01:25   #1
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Boston Police officer jumps in water to rescue woman

BOSTON (WHDH) -- A Boston Police officer jumped into the frigid water to reach a drowning woman Friday.

Cell phone video captured Boston Police Officer Edward Norton taking the plunge; he jumped into the frigid Fort Point channel in a torrential downpour to rescue the woman who'd fallen into the water.

Video here: http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/l...#ixzz2FwqD2cFv
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Old December 24, 2012, 01:33   #2
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Good man! Thanks for posting one of the good ones.
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Old December 24, 2012, 13:04   #3
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Yep,

Brunop has it right, goodman hope the officer his family and the rescued lady have a wonderful and thankful Christmas.

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C'mon now, the cops are all evil. He was probably just swimming out there to grope her. Or steal her purse.
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Old December 24, 2012, 19:08   #5
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C'mon now, the cops are all evil. He was probably just swimming out there to grope her. Or steal her purse.
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Old December 24, 2012, 22:46   #6
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C'mon now, the cops are all evil. He was probably just swimming out there to grope her. Or steal her purse.
..or planting evidence.

Watch the video - I love how he's just 'yeah, I can swim. Needed to be done...'

How do we make 10,000 more like this dude?
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..or planting evidence.

Watch the video - I love how he's just 'yeah, I can swim. Needed to be done...'

How do we make 10,000 more like this dude?
There are 10,000 more like him already, you just never read about them cuz they are quietly getting on with their jobs, doing their best everyday they work. You read about the shit bags who violate citizen's rights or lie or rape or do some other bad shit but they truly are the minority.

Just like for every spree killer who senselessly murders innocent children with firearms, there are millions of gunowners who have never, ever misused their firearms, they get called the same names or associated with the heinous acts perpetrated by low life scum.
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The last time I jumped into the water, it ruined a some of my stuff (leather and such for liability) including my vest. It took them almost a year to replace it, but it was well worth it. Come to find out, the young girl is a friend of my daughter and she has a wonderful family. Plus, the boss made me stay in my wet clothing until the report was typed out!!!!! Not tooting my horn, just sayin, I can relate. MERRY CHRISTMAS fellow FILERS!!!!


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The last time I jumped into the water, it ruined a some of my stuff (leather and such for liability) including my vest. It took them almost a year to replace it, but it was well worth it. Come to find out, the young girl is a friend of my daughter and she has a wonderful family. Plus, the boss made me stay in my wet clothing until the report was typed out!!!!! Not tooting my horn, just sayin, I can relate. MERRY CHRISTMAS fellow FILERS!!!!


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There are 10,000 more like him already, you just never read about them cuz they are quietly getting on with their jobs, doing their best everyday they work. You read about the shit bags who violate citizen's rights or lie or rape or do some other bad shit but they truly are the minority. .
That's exactly why I started this thread. The 10,000 was a rhetorical thing.
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There are 10,000 more like him already, you just never read about them cuz they are quietly getting on with their jobs, doing their best everyday they work. You read about the shit bags who violate citizen's rights or lie or rape or do some other bad shit but they truly are the minority.

Just like for every spree killer who senselessly murders innocent children with firearms, there are millions of gunowners who have never, ever misused their firearms, they get called the same names or associated with the heinous acts perpetrated by low life scum.
Since when do we not get stories about cops jumping in the water to rescue someone drowning? We got a whoel press conference about an NYPD cop buying boots for an alleged homeless man (who turned out not to be homeless so still wondering about the other particulars) while I know plenty of people who have bought meals for people who seemed to be homeless with zero fanfare.

Never said "the shit bags who violate citizen's rights or lie or rape or do some other bad shit" were anything other than a minority, but the problem is the majority of officers who wouldn't engage in those behaviors themselves, but assist the minority when they do it.

Once again, apples and oranges for the most part on minority bad cops/bad private gun owners vs. cops who wouldn't engage in that behavior/private firearms owners who wouldn't commit crimes.

Can you post us any links to private citizens rushing to the area of a bank robbery or school shooting to provide aid to the robbers or active shooters? If you can I would really be interested in reading those. Definitely not saying it is impossible (considering several here indicate support for executing combatants who are no longer in the fight isn't far removed from the level of ignorant savage necessary to the above scenario), but honestly I cannot recall that kind of situation ever popping up for real.

We have videos & stories of cops violating people and other cops observing what happened and then aiding them. Lots of them unfortunately.

We also have a few articles on what happens all too often when cops stop other cops on the spot from behaving badly (not well after the fact due to videos or public outcry in general) in that the cop stopping his fellow officers from wronging a private citizen gets piled on by their department. I know we have those stories because I posted them because I felt for that act the officer on the receiving end of the shitty stick deserved recogntion for doing good in that incident.
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