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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 06:11 PM
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Forgetful cop leaves rifle on trunk of car


The Seattle Police Department is apologizing for an assault rifle left unattended on the back of a patrol car Monday night, and has launched an investigation into the matter.

First published by The Stranger, Nick Gonzales snapped a picture last night of the menacing-looking rifle on the trunk of a Seattle Police car. It was around 9 p.m. and the car was parked outside the Roosevelt Hotel, near Pine and 7th Avenue, with no police officers in sight, said Gonzales.

In addition, after an officer got back into the patrol car, it was driven away with the rifle still on the trunk. A woman also saw the rifle and followed the car to try to get the officer's attention.

Gonzales said he flagged down two more SPD officers on bicycles to tell them what he saw. As he described, they were "shocked as hell."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43567848/ns/local_news-seat...
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 06:15 PM
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1. Self service law enforcement? Damn budget cuts. nt
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 06:29 PM
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3. I'm glad I didn't have a mouthful of coffee
:rofl:
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Blown330 Donating Member (280 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 06:25 PM
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2. I don't think he has enough...
...kit on that rifle yet. Can't wait to hear the excuses of those who think "well trained" law enforcement officers should be the only ones with firearms.
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PavePusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 07:27 PM
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7. Surely the police have let their base nature be seduced by exotic weaponry....
and the fact that they have them and demand them makes them unsuited to have them....

Or some fucking bullshit...
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 06:38 PM
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4. Oh and the PD thanks Nick the Slog Tipster
Edited on Tue Jun-28-11 06:38 PM by RamboLiberal
Kathryn Olson, civilian director of the Office of Professional Accountability that investigates police complaints, received e-mails Tuesday morning from people wondering why how the rifle was left unattended.

"The incident was brought to my attention earlier this morning, and I immediately contacted SPD Command Staff," she wrote in one response. "I learned that Captain (Joe) Kessler, the commander of the West Precinct, had already begun an investigation into the circumstances involved.

Olson wrote that she "will monitor the investigation to ensure that all relevant facts are uncovered and that any lapse in procedure is appropriately addressed."

"It is unacceptable that a rifle was left unattended on a patrol car, and people should expect more from their police department," Olson wrote. "We are very grateful to the two good Samaritans who alerted police to the unattended rife: Nick, the SLOG tipster who flagged down near-by SPD bicycle officers who were separately responding, and a woman who followed the patrol car and alerted the driver about the rifle."



Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Cops-investigate...
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 06:50 PM
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5. "that any lapse in procedure" - she says that as if it's possible there was no lapse
:rofl:
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 07:09 PM
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6. Murphy's law
always goes double for firearms.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 09:27 PM
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8. We should DISARM all cops because of this! Yup!
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 09:41 PM
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9. I shoot with my LEO BIL, I bought his old patrol AR when he upgraded to a M&P
Edited on Tue Jun-28-11 09:42 PM by ileus
he's yet to forget his AR on the trunk of his car....


That looks like a nice optic setup on that AR.
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 09:43 PM
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10. menacing-looking rifle .............grabbers amuse me.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 01:15 AM
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11. What the fuck is that thing?
It looks like somebody started randomly gluing parts of other rifles onto an AR-15. I think just being publicly associated with such a butt ugly weapon is probably punishment enough.
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rl6214 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 01:22 AM
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12. Damn, cops can't be trusted to carry firearms
That's why we must arm ourselves.

Fuch the Uber-moran cops, they can't be trusted.
:sarcasm: thingy just in case it is needed.
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TPaine7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 01:35 AM
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13. There are those who trust cops like Job trusted God--who probably
would have died on that New Orleans bridge muttering...

"Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him."

And no, that's not sarcasm.
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Remmah2 Donating Member (971 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 09:11 AM
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14. OOPS! nt
nt
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 10:36 AM
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15. Only the military and police should have guns on their trunks.
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