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News :: Social Welfare
COP tear gasses FLA. neighborhood for a "PRANK"
02 Nov 2004
Dumbass COPS around the US murder, maim, kill and hurt people every day out of shear incompetence and stupidity.
A Tallahassee police officer has been suspended after playing a practical joke on another officer.

Officer David McCranie was suspended without pay for three weeks for accidentally tear-gassing a neighborhood.

McCranie violated departmental policy when he set off the gas canister on another officer during a training in September. The tear gas wafted to a row of homes where children and others were playing outside.

Eleven people were treated at the scene for tear gas inhalation. None had to be taken to the hospital.

McCranie was also thrown off the department's TAC team, similar to a SWAT team, used in high-risk arrests, hostage situations and with barricaded suspects. Tear gas is one of many tools they use.

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Re: COP tear gasses FLA. neighborhood for a "PRANK"
02 Nov 2004
Awww... three weeks without pay?

Isn't a random chemical attack on a civilian population usually... a little more punished than that?
Reality Check
02 Nov 2004
That did not constitute an attack on a civilian population. No court would convict the perpetrator of criminal intent. Nor does any exist in this case.
check reality
02 Nov 2004
Right. And if it weren't a cop such quibbling about intent wouldn't matter.
Re: COP tear gasses FLA. neighborhood for a "PRANK"
02 Nov 2004
How strange it is that wearing a specific uniform and being a member of the patrolmans union allows people to commit terrible crimes against other people and walk away untroubled by the terrible things they have done.