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VIDEO: Hero Cops Save a Two Year Old Girl's Life From a Kidknapper with a Knife

Bottom line up front. STAY SKEPTICAL. There is another video on here where a cop shoots a dog and people call him a bully and worse. The dog attacked, you weren't there, and they deal with extraordinary things EVERY DAY. Just keep it real. All cops aren't bad. In my experience, way more are good than bad. Hell, today a sheriff's deputy went to find my last firework that I forgot to get just because I was in line, and he overheard me talking about it. That was today. They are people too, they get scared too.

Most couldn't do their job, physically, mentally, or emotionally, so stop throwing those stones. It's not an easy job. And, you have things like this. Heroes, doing the jobs we want them to. This was professional, this was heroic, this took guts.

Just stay skeptical, please. Close your mind and you'll stop learning.

With Love,

PL

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I actually feel sorry for this officer. He had to shoot a man

at point blank range to save a child. If it was my child, I would do the same, but oh the nightmares I'd have to live with. Thank you for restoring some of my respect for the police--it's definitely hard to come by with all the abuses going on.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

When law enforcement is done right, it deserves praise...

This was done right. Thank you for posting. Thanks too to the cop for his grace under fire. May your 'brothers' on the force learn from your example and follow it.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Apparently the suspect

Was heard to be talking about the illuminati and that he thought GW bush was spying on him. Apparently.

Now that's more like it!

Can't forget this fellow (Deputy Sheriff Stan Lenic):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uLBPLBUn-s

What would the Founders do?

The officer's attempt to

The officer's attempt to deescalate the situation should not go without praise. This alone may have saved the girl, let alone gave the person an opportunity to surrender. There are good cops out there, and they should be commended for being such.

Thank you

I'm not a cop, but I have a brain. People need credit when it's due...don't strip them of that because of a title.

I'm the first to bash cops for poor conduct

but this video shows a cop getting the guy a chair so he doesn't get tired and do something rash, then has everyone back away to take pressure off the guy, and then has an negotiator come in to talk-by himself in a crouched nonaggression manner- to try to get the kid released. There's no dialog, but how could this look like anything other than appropriate, calm and thoughtful police work.

Exactly

How would anyone else do it any better. Whether anyone wants to believe it or not, there are crazy people in the world. Period, I've seen several of them. If it was him or the kid, how are they not heroes for saving a life?

Just because they have the title cop, that's why.

I'm right there with you.

this is not a hero story just sad

but IMHO cops who take the oath seriously are too scared to face the music and the discretion of their superiors so they aid and abet government overreach in all walks of liberty, it is not cool to hate cops, but in todays world good people do bad things because moral turpitude is restricted to surface tensions and evil people all fall where they may; the constitution has no cops, cops follow orders remember?

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

I don't know what the hell happened around here...

Many of you claim to be libertarians, yet you think in absolutes. "All cops are thugs." "No cops are heroes."

You want the rights of everyone to be upheld, but not cops basic right to self defense?

I'm sure you want law enforcement, but I've heard many say I don't need the police, never have, never will, "I am the police". Besides that they are, as a unified force a deterrent, they are professionally trained. Most couldn't pull off the things they do, even if they are great marksman. Most couldn't pull off what they did here.

I'm hearing hate and prejudice for one group of individuals.

Even if they get PTSD from their duty, they take on that burden. It's not a present, a gift...Maybe we should talk about taking them out of service once signs of PTSD is evident, but calling names and labeling an entire group is not a libertarian principle. It displays the level of maturity of the individual making these assumptions and being bold enough vocalize their prejudice. It's certainly not a christian principle, and it's not realistic to say that we don't need them.

I can't believe I'm saying this to many in this community...but...

WAKE UP!

My problem, as a libertarian,

is the initiation of force. I know of no other need for police in a free society then to: apprehend an individual that has infringed upon another individual's life, liberty, or property. Why are most arrests for individuals that have harmed no one?

I have no problems with police defending themselves, but when the police are the ones initiating the violence then the whole 'defending themselves' starts to sound like bullshit.

Individuals that initiate harm against other individuals are criminals, and I hate criminals.

Also I can't stand the double standard bs. If I shot a K-9 police dog that was attacking me I would be arrested and charged. If I initiated violence against another individual I would be arrested and charged. Add to that the fact that police NEVER face the same penalties as a regular individual would when they're convicted of crimes. Heck the cop that executed Oscar Grant in front of 200 witnesses only got 11 months in jail. I wonder what Oscar's sentence would've been had he and a group of friends held down officer Mehserle and then executed him...I'm guessing a lot longer then 11 months.

I agree

I don't like that either, but that other video is sad. But the dog attacked them, the dog initiated force and the dog doesn't have the same rights a person does.

Regardless, I can't stand all these videos i see of asshole cops either, and they are in the wrong A LOT. I agree, agree, agree.

But all these people going as far as to say that there are no hero cops, blah blah. that's too far.

Well I think you get people

Well I think you get people on the 'hate cops' side because of police initiating violence against individuals that harmed no one. Also because of the blatant double standards.

I highly doubt there would be many complaints about police if they just stuck to going after criminals(individuals that have harmed another) and left the rest of us free people alone. Then the only complainers would be the criminals and I don't really give a shit about them.

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I'm with you on the "absolutist" attitude.

It may come from bad experience in their locale, or maybe it's the no government crowd who just hate cops...I don't know, but it is very closed minded. I guess I'm lucky. My town has a good police force. They are not out to harass anyone or entrap, but when needed, they are johnny on the spot. Once when my Alzheimer's father wandered off and it was getting near dusk, I called, and the response was amazing.
This will probably piss off some people here, but I actually salute them when I pass them, purely out of respect, for they lay their lives on the line every day with little reward and low pay; the essence of public service. But I make it loud and clear to them every chance I get, that I want them to remain LOCAL, and I do not like them taking Federal grant money for any reason. Local control of police is a fundamental precept of liberty.

Undo what Wilson did

Nailed it.

i share same of the many thoughts you just said.

maybe we should put all the

maybe we should put all the youtube videos on this post with all the asshole cops violating peoples civil rights.

BREAKING NEWS: The George

BREAKING NEWS:
The George Zimmerman defense is doing the "happy dance" right now as Angela Corey, Florida’s state attorney and the prosecutor against Zimmerman, has been indicted by a citizens’ grand jury for allegedly falsifying the warrant and complaint that led to Zimmerman being charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin.

The indictment accuses Corey of allegedly withholding photographs of Zimmerman’s head after the incident. Also, Corey allegedly falsely signed an arrest warrant under oath without including the pictures as evidence.

The indictment demonstrates just how easily politics and the unethical government element can weasel into our courtrooms.

Agreed

Who said it couldn't? I'm ticked people are thinking in absolutes and hold such prejudice against the entire community of police officers.

Hell, even all I.R.S. agents aren't bad people. I know, I know. But I know one, and he's a great guy too. Hate the FED, wish he'd lose his job, but he's a good guy.

bullshit..

bullshit..

Thanks

for the kind words. I'm a road Deputy and I went to an interesting class last week about how the ANTICIPATION of danger is the reason for the stress level. In the 8 hours he showed us stats on health and lifespan. He also showed us comparisons of other careers like firefighters and such who live longer, yet have a higher on the job death rate.

The problem for law enforcement, stress wise, is the antenna is always up (being aware to avoid danger) and that really takes its toll over time.

PTSD

You just defined what causes PTSD; sustained heightened sensory perception or hyper-vigilience.

That state of mind keeps adrenaline pumping and alters the brain. Its like frying an electrical circuit. The crash is severe.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

I know.

I was trained as an MP. I later branched infantry and have spent the majority of my career as Infantry. However, that sticks with you. You have to anticipate danger, or you will end up dead quick. People in this world, they aren't the nicest of people either. Rapist, murderers, kidnappers, and so on. I just hate that people are thinking in absolutes. Cops are not always the enemy, nor, always the heroes.

For a group of people that are suppose to think in terms of the individual, like libertarians do, this is just ridiculous to me and it's hypocritical.

Thank you for the balanced perspective today.

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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I know right?

Thank YOU.

too common

broadbrush da popo
I know some in LE , good folk .
keep dat Broadbrush on DHS ,Banks, NSA, the whole can of alphabet slop
agencies.
Local popo need our prayers and support

Reward the good; punish the bad.

We need to start calling out the pigs who think they are above the law and stop letting it go and letting them get away with it! But we need to praise any good public servants whenever possible; they deserve it and they are RARE - pearls among swine. Also, we'll need everyone we can get when the SHTF.

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"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

Rare?

If they were rare, then you'd hear about this stuff every other minute, but when they do their job, people are safer, it's true. Yes, sometimes the power is abused. Absolutely, but in my experience, there are many more good than bad.

Using the words "cop" and "hero"

in the same sentence is nuts. Cops are not hero's.

Right...

And you are? Armchair hero here. That's bullshit, and disrespectful. Most couldn't do their jobs, but most want to judge. I'm just getting sick of it. It seems like so few are actually objective on this site these days.

Paid Hero?

If you're getting paid to do a job, then, you're not a hero when you do it.