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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:39 AM

Often there are posts about the f'd up things that cops do.................

but this weekend coming back from DC, I ended up having to stay in central PA. On Saturday I picked up a newspaper,The Gazette Weekend (published continuously since 1805, One of the oldest newspapers in the US) in Bedford PA.

I read in the paper that the Bedford Police Department will drive anyone home from a Super Bowl party who has had too much to drink. All you have to do is call the Police Department and they will pick you up & take you home.

In my opinion, this is cool.

There is about 3000 people who live in Bedford.

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Reply Often there are posts about the f'd up things that cops do................. (Original post)
mrmpa Jan 2013 OP
liberal_at_heart Jan 2013 #1
mrmpa Jan 2013 #2
ellisonz Jan 2013 #3
dballance Jan 2013 #4
mrmpa Jan 2013 #5
Hoyt Jan 2013 #6

Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:42 AM

1. we've had great coordination between our police and our schools whenever there is a threat to

students. Attention should be brought upon the bad cops. The police force administration has to be accountable for hiring the wrong people, not properly training them, not having proper procedures, and not firing bad cops. But attention should also be brought to the good cops who really do care about the people they serve.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:47 AM

2. If the bad is not publicized...........

we are all at risk. But if the good is not shown, our cynicism will become the norm.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:52 AM

3. That's cool!

Bravo to the Bedford, PA Police Department!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:24 AM

4. That's A Heck of a Lot Better Idea Than Riding in the Back in Cuffs for DUI

Kudos to the Bedford PD.

Here in Portland, OR on New Years all the public transit was free from about 8pm New Years eve until 2AM New Years Day. We're fortunate to have a really good public transit system that can get you just about anywhere in the metro area so there was no excuse for not taking advantage of this. So that probably saved lives and helped keep people out of jail. Cities and Police do good things all the time. Those just aren't usually ratings-worthy like pictures of police pepper-spraying protesters is.

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:41 AM

5. I've read about the Portland New Year's plan...........

we don't have that here in Pittsburgh. There once was a plan on New Year's Eve for cabs to pick you up it was either free or reduced in price.

The City does do "First Night" activities on New Year's Eve & it's concentrated Downtown. All most everyone comes by public transportation, and the buses run later than usual.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:07 AM

6. I know there are bad ones, but we'd be up creek if only law enforcement were yahoos with guns.


Somehow I think these guys would be worse than 99+% of regular police.

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