Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cops

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Officer Collin Rose, 29, was shot and killed while responding to different larceny calls in the area just off the Wayne State University campus in Detroit.

Rose was shot in the head and died when he attempted to stop a suspect. The suspect, DeAngelo Davis is now in custody and being charged with first-degree murder. – http://fox17online.com/2016/11/25/wayne-state-charges/

Rose didn’t survive the shooting, but his K-9 partner, Wolverine lived and is now struggling with the death of his partner.

It was Wolverine that lead the procession into the massive Ford Field as hundreds of people came to pay their respects to the fallen officer on Wednesday.

The killing of such a well-liked officer was difficult for the community, but it was his partner, Wolverine that took it especially hard.

Wolverine had a hard time seeing his partner in the casket and tried to pull away according to reports. Officers and their K-9 partners create incredible bonds, and it was visibly stressful and difficult for Wolverine to lose his partner.

Wolverine wasn’t alone, the K-9 Unit came out in full force with over 100 other dogs to support and honor their fellow fallen officer, Collin Rose.

Rose also left behind a girlfriend he wanted to marry and is the third police officer killed in Detroit in less than two months.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the funeral expenses for the Rose family that reached the goal of $70,000 in one week. –

Do you have any stories of the bond between man and his best friend? Share with us in the comments below.

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The Pembroke Pines Police Department (PPPD) in Florida expressed outrage when a local Arby’s employee refused to serve one of their officers because he was a cop. The incident occurred at local Arby’s drive-through around 7 p.m. Tuesday evening when the officer pulled up for service.

The Pembroke Pines Major and Public Information Officer Carlos Bermudez told The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF):

“I don’t have the exact quote, but something was said to the effect of ‘We don’t want to serve you because you’re a police officer”.

That is when a different employee took over and gave the officer the food but not before the officer decided to complain to the manager. The manager gave the officer a refund but the police department decided to contact the corporate office to complain.

“Their CEO and senior VP of operations contacted our chief and apologized for the incident and said they would address the matter,” Bermudez told TheDCNF.

Bermudez wouldn’t say if he thought the refusal of service was part of a larger anger towards the police after several highly publicized incidents of questionable police conduct, such as the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri or Baltimore, Maryland.

In a prepared statement, PPPD Chief Dan Giustino said:

“I am offended and appalled that an individual within our community would treat a police officer in such a manner. It is unacceptable, and I will be contacting the Arby’s CEO to demand an apology.”

The incident stood in sharp contrast to the outpouring of support the PPPD receives from the residents of Pembroke Pines. In an unrelated event the same day, a local mother and her daughter visited police headquarters and dropped off cookies and a ‘Thank You’ card to show their appreciation for our agency and its officers.

“We are very proud of the partnerships we have built within our city, and for an incident like this to have happened is very disappointing for everyone,” said Chief Giustino.

In an updated statement issued by PPPD, Chief Dan Giustino said that following his contact with Arby’s corporation management via telephone:

“Arby’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Brown, and Senior Vice President of Operations, Scott Boatwright, contacted Chief Giustino to convey their sincere apologizes on behalf of their organization.”

“Both gentlemen assured Chief Giustino that the employee’s behavior was unacceptable and not representative of the company’s values. Chief Giustino was appreciative and accepted their apology and now considers this matter closed.”

Since the call, the owner of the Arby’s Restaurant involved in the incident fired the shift manager on duty at the time and suspended the employee who sparked the incident.

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In what can only be described as a breath of fresh air in the debate over race relations in America today, Will Stack, a 22-year-old African-American man put together a 2-minute video to describe an encounter he just had with a white South Carolina police officer who pulled him over for a moving violation.

The video, which was posted to YouTube, went viral and not for the reasons you might expect.

In the video, Stack explains that he was pulled over for “improper use of the median.” Always polite, Stack said he handed over his license and registration to the officer. After a short time had passed, the officer returned and explained what Stack did wrong – that he drove over the median, which is reserved for emergency vehicles and must remain clear.

Then the officer returned Stack’s documents, gave him a warning and sent him on his way. Stack’s encounter with a police officer inspired him to share his experience. In the video, Stack says:

“People need to understand that not all officers are crooked…” “Not all officers are racist, bad people. And not all people who get shot or tased or arrested by officers are innocent victims.”

“Just because you’re black doesn’t mean you’re a victim, just because you’re white doesn’t mean you’re a racist, just because you’re a cop doesn’t mean you’re a bad person…”

“The world really needs to stop putting labels on people and things and see them as who they are – people doing jobs, doing things. Ignorance has no color. God doesn’t see color. Why should we?”

In an interview with “Fox and Friends” cohost Brian Kilmeade, Stack said:

“There’s no doubt that there are a lot of injustices going on in America. Everybody can agree with that…” “What I’m saying is: Not all people are bad. You’re not automatically a bad person because of the color of your skin or because of the profession that you do.”

Echoing Martin Luther King, Jr., Stack said all people should be judged by the content of their character and given a fair shot.

Stack did say that he has experienced racism multiple times but he said that he tries his best not to let his past experiences affect his future experiences with new people he may meet. It was a lesson he learned not only from his parents but also from his service in the military.

“When you’re in the military, you work with people of all different races, of all different backgrounds. None of that matters when you join, because our uniform is the same color. We all serve the same purpose and we’re all protecting the same freedom.”

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