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[W:98]San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

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Police officers in San Francisco may no longer demand that suspects – whether handcuffed or not – sit on the ground or sidewalk at a crime scene, the city’s police chief writes in a department memo.

The practice is viewed as “demeaning” to suspects, city police Chief William Scott has determined.




https://www.foxnews.com/us/making-suspects-sit-on-ground-is-demeaning-san-francisco-police-chief-says-report


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Making handcuffed suspects sit on the ground is for their own safety. Even wearing handcuffs, a person can still run, and if that happens police will have to use more force, like tackling him to the ground or possibly tasing him. If he's sitting on the ground it'll take him a moment to get up, and the police can restrain him right there. But this genius police chief thinks that respecting suspects is more important than protecting them, and protecting the public.
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

How long before arresting someone is considered demeaning?
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

What a freaking idiot. :roll:
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Police officers in San Francisco may no longer demand that suspects – whether handcuffed or not – sit on the ground or sidewalk at a crime scene, the city’s police chief writes in a department memo.

The practice is viewed as “demeaning” to suspects, city police Chief William Scott has determined.




https://www.foxnews.com/us/making-suspects-sit-on-ground-is-demeaning-san-francisco-police-chief-says-report


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Making handcuffed suspects sit on the ground is for their own safety. Even wearing handcuffs, a person can still run, and if that happens police will have to use more force, like tackling him to the ground or possibly tasing him. If he's sitting on the ground it'll take him a moment to get up, and the police can restrain him right there. But this genius police chief thinks that respecting suspects is more important than protecting them, and protecting the public.

So San Fran is going to outfit their Pattywagons with leather seating and cocktail bars? :drink
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

What if they're too wasted to stand?
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

This is what happens when policy overreacts, this will not end well.
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

I like how sitting is demeaning but being handcuffed is respectful? How about just asking them to promise and cross their heart that they will not misbehave again and send them on their way?
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Oh crap, right-wing circle jerk, later..
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Oh crap, right-wing circle jerk, later..

Funny that this is your take and have absolutely nothing to say about what the thread is about. Why even post at all?
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Funny that this is your take and have absolutely nothing to say about what the thread is about. Why even post at all?

At least ya'll found something else to be outraged about besides the war on Christmas.:lamo
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Funny that this is your take and have absolutely nothing to say about what the thread is about. Why even post at all?

He showed up at the wrong circle-jerk?
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

At least ya'll found something else to be outraged about besides the war on Christmas.:lamo

Interestingly enough...I hadn't heard the "war on Christmas" phrase but a few times this year. Yours being maybe the 3rd time or so? And every time it was by a liberal.
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Police officers in San Francisco may no longer demand that suspects – whether handcuffed or not – sit on the ground or sidewalk at a crime scene, the city’s police chief writes in a department memo.

The practice is viewed as “demeaning” to suspects, city police Chief William Scott has determined.




https://www.foxnews.com/us/making-suspects-sit-on-ground-is-demeaning-san-francisco-police-chief-says-report


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Making handcuffed suspects sit on the ground is for their own safety. Even wearing handcuffs, a person can still run, and if that happens police will have to use more force, like tackling him to the ground or possibly tasing him. If he's sitting on the ground it'll take him a moment to get up, and the police can restrain him right there. But this genius police chief thinks that respecting suspects is more important than protecting them, and protecting the public.

Well, forcing someone to sit in someone else's pee and poop can be demeaning, you know.
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Making handcuffed suspects sit on the ground is for their own safety. Even wearing handcuffs, a person can still run, and if that happens police will have to use more force, like tackling him to the ground or possibly tasing him. If he's sitting on the ground it'll take him a moment to get up, and the police can restrain him right there. But this genius police chief thinks that respecting suspects is more important than protecting them, and protecting the public.

Absolutely. Not to mention that we naturally use our arms to help with balance, without thinking about it. A person who is intoxicated, impaired, in poor health, etc. can loose their balance.

And I don't see how standing in handcuffs is less demeaning than sitting in handcuffs. It would make a lot more sense to say that a handcuffed person should be secured in a vehicle as soon as possible after being handcuffed.
 

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Absolutely. Not to mention that we naturally use our arms to help with balance, without thinking about it. A person who is intoxicated, impaired, in poor health, etc. can loose their balance.

And I don't see how standing in handcuffs is less demeaning than sitting in handcuffs. It would make a lot more sense to say that a handcuffed person should be secured in a vehicle as soon as possible after being handcuffed.

Doesn't this directive just tell officers to put the suspect in the back of a car instead of on the ground?
 
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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Why is Fox News still considered mainstream news? They've admitted they're not a news organization and at this point they're just a propaganda outlet for Trump.

Of COURSE this story was written by them.
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Why is Fox News still considered mainstream news? They've admitted they're not a news organization and at this point they're just a propaganda outlet for Trump.

Of COURSE this story was written by them.

When did Fox say it was not a news org?
 

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Police memo: "Don't make people sit if you don't have to. It's better to secure them in a vehicle."

RABBLE! RABBLE RABBLE!
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Police officers in San Francisco may no longer demand that suspects – whether handcuffed or not – sit on the ground or sidewalk at a crime scene, the city’s police chief writes in a department memo.

The practice is viewed as “demeaning” to suspects, city police Chief William Scott has determined.




https://www.foxnews.com/us/making-suspects-sit-on-ground-is-demeaning-san-francisco-police-chief-says-report


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Making handcuffed suspects sit on the ground is for their own safety. Even wearing handcuffs, a person can still run, and if that happens police will have to use more force, like tackling him to the ground or possibly tasing him. If he's sitting on the ground it'll take him a moment to get up, and the police can restrain him right there. But this genius police chief thinks that respecting suspects is more important than protecting them, and protecting the public.

Whether it is or isn't demeaning isn't really a concern of mine. Let's say it is demeaning - I still don't care if they are demeaned.
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Well, forcing someone to sit in someone else's pee and poop can be demeaning, you know.
You beat me to it.....
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Interestingly enough...I hadn't heard the "war on Christmas" phrase but a few times this year. Yours being maybe the 3rd time or so? And every time it was by a liberal.

(R) in the white house.
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Doesn't this directive just tell officers to put the suspect in the back of a car instead of on the ground?

No... it says if a suspect does have to be taken to the ground, they should be placed in a police car. Otherwise, it says they shouldn't be sitting.
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

Police officers in San Francisco may no longer demand that suspects – whether handcuffed or not – sit on the ground or sidewalk at a crime scene, the city’s police chief writes in a department memo.

The practice is viewed as “demeaning” to suspects, city police Chief William Scott has determined.




https://www.foxnews.com/us/making-suspects-sit-on-ground-is-demeaning-san-francisco-police-chief-says-report


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Making handcuffed suspects sit on the ground is for their own safety. Even wearing handcuffs, a person can still run, and if that happens police will have to use more force, like tackling him to the ground or possibly tasing him. If he's sitting on the ground it'll take him a moment to get up, and the police can restrain him right there. But this genius police chief thinks that respecting suspects is more important than protecting them, and protecting the public.


FAKE NEWS

The police chief said nothing about it being demeaning,nor does it say that cops cannot make suspects sit on the ground or sidewalk

In fact, it says they can
 

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Re: San Francisco police chief says making suspects sit on ground is 'demeaning'

FAKE NEWS

The police chief said nothing about it being demeaning,nor does it say that cops cannot make suspects sit on the ground or sidewalk

In fact, it says they can



Irregardless, it is a bad policy and makes the officers jobs more difficult and dangerous.
 
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