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Thank you, Mr. Helpful

Some kids decide to make the best of the floods and do some wakeboarding in the flood waters. The police cuff them and give them tickets.

21 Responses to “Thank you, Mr. Helpful”

  1. nk Says:

    Absolutely, Uncle. Dumb little shits. How many people have died in the floods? Why should already overwhelmed rescue resources have to be diverted to save their playful little asses when, as kids will, they go too far. And I’d arrest their parents, too.

  2. Jeffrey H Says:

    What exactly would be the crime here? That is what I am trying to understand?

  3. Drake Says:

    That water is replete with filth and contaminants. Pass on playing in it.

  4. wizardpc Says:

    We’ve already had a couple of deaths from people doing this.

  5. Standard Mischief Says:

    This is what Nashville does instead of looting? Yet the police response remains the same?

  6. Matt Groom Says:

    It seems pretty dangerous, considering all of the submerged debris and shit you could slice yourself open with, nevermind slamming into things. But still, I guess the cops REALLY need the money or something, as a warning would likely have sufficed.

  7. aeronathan Says:

    As of yet nobody has pointed out what exactly the crime is. Although with laws these days it could be “Looking at the police ‘funny'”

  8. nk Says:

    Excuse me, sir, but the police are not there primarily to arrest you for a crime. They are there … well … to prevent you from being a public nuisance. And to keep you from getting hurt. And other such stuff like that.

  9. Huck Says:

    “Excuse me, sir, but the police are not there primarily to arrest you for a crime. They are there well to prevent you from being a public nuisance. And to keep you from getting hurt. And other such stuff like that.”

    Anymore, when the cops show up your chances of getting hurt INCREASE. As far as being a public nuisance goes, the cops are more of a nuisance than anything people like those in the video will ever be! Everytime they show up they mess with you or look for a reason to bust you.

  10. PeterT Says:

    Last time I looked, being placed in restraint was not equal to arrest. Considering the gross stupidity of these “kids”, and the fact that many their age react with violence to “anyone” in authority telling them what to do , I don’t consider the action of the cops to be too over the top. At little, maybe, but not grossly so.
    What’s really interesting is reading the comments on Youtube. I suspect the average age of the comment writers to be about 12…

  11. Mikee Says:

    The driving merited the ticket; the police seemed to have fulfilled all requirements for a Terry stop, to frisk, secure and detain those involved until determination of identities and resolution of the reason for the stop. Legal, yes, and funny as hell.

    I have done much the same on a sled for a rare heavy snow in SC and on a bicycle on a mild summer day, both driving the car and riding behind the car, and would have expected a ticket had police seen me doing it. Would you not?

  12. cyrus Says:

    only thing i would be concerned about is the wake damaging more property, but other than that.

    stop them, give them a warning, and make the leave.

    really you should do that to all teenagers, just because they are teenagers.

  13. Bobby Says:

    This is America. If being placed under restraint isnt the worst thing they can do to you, It should be damned close. Hell, It should be considered Jail time.

  14. Scott Says:

    “Stupid kids! Cuff ’em, book ’em and take ’em downtown. Scare the little fuckers straight and all that. Gotdammed punks with their baggy jeans and loud music… Harumph! Harumph!”

    BTW, you’re a complete tool, NK.

  15. Jim W Says:

    nk is just trolling to attract traffic to his blog.

  16. nk Says:

    Yup. Just a running dog of the fascist, oppressive police state.

  17. nk Says:

    And I care so much about traffic to my blog that I put up as much as one post every three weeks.

  18. Sebastian Says:

    Once you place someone in restraints it’s no longer a Terry Stop, but an arrest. I’m with the people wondering what the crime was. The driver I could possibly violated some traffic laws, but the response for that would be a ticket, for the driver of the vehicle. I’m going to guess they are charged with disorderly conduct, which is a technical legal term for “something the cops don’t like.”

  19. Linoge Says:

    And to keep you from getting hurt.

    If that were true, then the police could respectfully frak right the hell off. But it is not. So try again.

    Last time I looked, being placed in restraint was not equal to arrest.

    Then you have not looked in a while. In Tennessee, if the answer to the question of, “Am I free to go?” is, “No,” then you are under arrest. Metal bracelets tend to answer the question implicitly.

  20. Robert Says:

    Everything I know about the police I learned from the police.

  21. Laughingdog Says:

    This is a good example of why so many people assume that most police officers are assholes.