January 3, 2018

Man sitting in a car.

72 comments:

Ann Althouse said...

Those 3 stories better not be related.

Rusty said...

Where ever that is it's a hotbed of crime.

D.D. Driver said...

I'm most interested in the fight about a hotdog.

Achilles said...

Woman saw a pile of intestines "or something."

Police didn't find anything.

That was after the hotdog incident. You all know what hotdogs are made of.

rehajm said...

Florida Man probably still holds the title as world's worst superhero but Lackawanna Avenue Man might be a close second. Probably first in worst superhero name, however.

Chuck said...

That's the kind of thing that makes me want to fight for a world without Twitter. A photo, of police-blotter squib in a local paper.

We don't know what the interaction was, between the individual and the police amounted to. I see no indication that there was a charge. I presume that there was more to this story, that might warrant something other than the bland libertarian cheer for, "Yay, stand up to the cops for your right to engage in unusual behavior!"

Twitter is a great medium for boiling things down to a level of simplicity where meaning and context are lost, and simplistic misperceptions can be turned into humor. If someone parked on the street next to my home, for four hours, in a car I did not recognize, I'd call the police. I would not expect anyone to be charged. I would expect some good questions, and while the answers might be normal or alarming or something in between or different, and just maybe it wouldn't be a case of someone innocently sitting in a car.

Sydney said...

I wonder if the police arrested him for talking back. They seem to do that a lot around here. And if you resist the arrest, they shoot you.

The Vault Dweller said...

I mean Police are right to check up on the guy if he is reported to just be sitting in his car for the past four hours, because it is very odd behavior. But the police should take a tone of puzzled concern when talking to him and not confrontational.

brylun said...

Lackawanna Avenue, Lloyd Drive, Raymond Park, Route 219: Buffalo NY

brylun said...

As reported in the Clarence Bee.

Expat(ish) said...

When I was on the Police Review Board in my prior small town life we took an extensive class on what I'll just call cop/citizen behavior. You know the drill: can you take pictures, do you have to talk, when do you have to produce id, etc, etc.

It was all very theoretical (we reviewed a lot of bodycam videos and written testimony, usually involving a cray-cray stoned person and one or more LEO's with tasers) ... until I had a copy try to make me stop to talk to him while I was out on a training run.

I honestly thought i was gonna get arrested for refusing to talk to a copy who had no probable cause to stop me (running recreationaly at 9am on a marked trail is not the same as sprinting with a toaster oven under your arm at midnight). Then he demanded ID when he finally got me to stop. Again, not something you have to produce.

I think my sitting down laughing was the final straw.

He "let me go" after I pointed out:

He could cuff me and call the lieutenant and then be prepared for a fun few hours with Prof/Conduct over stop and demand misapplication.

I also pointed out that he'd put his coat over his dash cam which was a procedure violation.

Honestly, they should teach you your rights in school. Grade school.

-XC

madAsHell said...

Justin Timberlake is re-branding as a white man.

I'm not sure if theoutline.com is a parody site, but this is such a farce that it just might be true.

Like the rumor from last week, stating that Apple iPhones can't recognize Chinese faces. Everyone's first thought was "NO SHIT!! I can't either."

Curious George said...

Chuck you are an insufferable tool.

traditionalguy said...

Four hours is problematic. But the police always check parked cars on the road side right of way looking for asleep DUI drivers, and they find many asleep with the motor running. That shifts the burden of proof that they did not drive it there drunk.

DUI has morphed into a cash cow for the the Courts and for the Probation Dept. MADD has spawned DAMM (Drunks Against Mad Mothers).

mockturtle said...

Can't help but think of Jay Leno's newspaper tidbits, reading those notices. Some small town police blotters make better comedy than comedy.

Michael K said...

Of course, if they were just innocently fucking with the car door open....

"Do you know who I am ?"

mockturtle said...

In California a woman was dead in her car in a parking lot for three months before being discovered.

Earnest Prole said...

The freedom to be left alone should have been in the original Bill of Rights.

Gahrie said...

The freedom to be left alone should have been in the original Bill of Rights.

There should have never been a Bill of Rights. It fundamentally changed our government from one of limited, strictly enumerated powers to the leviathan we have today, limited only by the whims of nine people in robes.

Gahrie said...

Honestly, they should teach you your rights in school. Grade school.

I teach them in high school.

tcrosse said...

If he was sitting on the dock of the bay they would have left him alone.

The Vault Dweller said...

Gahrie said.. There should have never been a Bill of Rights. It fundamentally changed our government from one of limited, strictly enumerated powers to the leviathan we have today, limited only by the whims of nine people in robes.

Madison fanboy detected. Though I think I've thought the same thing a time or too. It really does change the way most people look at the federal government. If you ask random people, "What can and can't the Federal government do and why?" They will rattle off things related to the bill of rights. But really the first question shouldn't be is the Federal government prohibited from acting in such a way by one of the Ammendments, it should be, is the Federal government permitted to act in that fashion in the first place?

Ralph L said...

I hope MurderBryan wasn't the man with the fork and hot grill.

I once came to work to see the snout and eyes of a mouse pointing up at me behind my desk. We had 3 or 4 cats living in the office at the time. The intestines were usually outside. Didn't call the police, but do remember it years later.

The Vault Dweller said...

Earnest Poole said... The freedom to be left alone should have been in the original Bill of Rights.

I would argue that it is protected in the Bill of Rights, under the first amendment protection to peaceably assemble. Freedom of association means not just that you get to meet up with fellow people but you get to chose who you do an don't meet up with. And once Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Breyer all retire to start up a Garage punk rock band, we might get some justices to give us some caselaw to that effect.

Nonapod said...

Today's new words: bombogenesis and bomb cyclone. They're a little silly, a little cliche, and a little clickbaity. Perfect for 2018.

Trumpit said...

Why is he's sitting in his car for many hours? Is he homeless? Is his car not working? Is he sick? It is certainly sensible to have the police ask him if something is wrong. If he has assault rifles in his car that is a cause for concern. In residential neighborhoods, there may be loitering laws that limit the time he may hang around. Beverly Hills has laws that prohibit non-residents from parking overnight. That's an unmistakable not welcome sign to strangers. Speaking of Mitt Romney, why is he popular with the people of Utah? Good riddance to Orrin Hatch. I wish him a short retirement. You know what I mean - before he runs for president in 2020.

Bryant said...

He didn't lack a wanna.

Meade said...

"Why is he's sitting in his car for many hours?"

Clearly, he was just practicing safe driving techniques. After enjoying a hot dog with a side of intestines he needed to let his food digest before continuing driving safely without distraction.

Josephbleau said...

The bill of rights is a classic case of the exception proves the rule, if the feds cannot do certain enumerated things, it must be true that they can do everything else.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Why is he's sitting in his car for many hours?

Because reasons. Sure they can ask him, but if he isn't breaking any laws they can just stfu and leave him alone.

His radio doesn't work at home.
The usb stick has better music than the radio anyway.
Better blue tooth reception for his Ipod.
Silence.
No one can talk at him so he can read, think, nap.
The heater works better in his car.
Seats recline and a nap with the sun streaming through the window feels great.
Wants to game on his tablet without being nagged at or interupted.
Bird watching without getting cold.
The lumbar support in his car is better than his couch.
Trying to eat a junk food lunch and doesn't want his wife to catch him.
No kids. No dog. No cat. No wife.
Spying on the neighbors coming and going. Not a crime. Just creepy.
Waiting for the Galactic Bus.
Composing comments for the Althouse blog

Meade said...

"Didn't call the police, but do remember it years later."

Sure it's not too late?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Expat(ish) said...

Honestly, they should teach you your rights in school. Grade school.

The daughter of an acquaintance was considering a career in law enforcement, so signed up for a high school class in Criminal Justice/Criminal Procedure.

She dropped the class after realizing that every other student in the class was considering a career approaching law from the other side.

Freeman Hunt said...

The police recently blocked the entire northbound side of the interstate to slowly move a road crew truck. After forty-five minutes, I told my husband that you could tell we lived in a polite place because he was the only one honking at the policeman to pull over and let cars pass.

FullMoon said...

The guy in car was perusing internet for humor.

Chuck said...

Big Mike said...
...
@Chuck, the case for voting for Trump is that he is the opponent with the best chance of defeating Hillary Clinton.



LMFAO. Bookmarked, too.

10/14/16, 12:35 PM

Earnest Prole said...

Exactly, DBQ. When I had five bratty children in the house and it all became too much, I would drive to the graveyard and sit in my car in blissful silence.

Ralph L said...

Sure it's not too late?
It would be a good joke to send the sheriff to my ex-boss. "This company has creepy animal parts on the floor." Alas, there isn't a SWAT team close enough. Now OSHA could do a number on him. I don't know how he could afford insurance.


Big Mike said...

@FullMoon, thanks for the memories.

Jupiter said...

Chuck said...

"Twitter is a great medium for boiling things down to a level of simplicity where meaning and context are lost, and simplistic misperceptions can be turned into humor."

Chuckles, the "boiling down" was done by whoever turned those police calls into a list of bullet points. Legacy media, it would appear.

walter said...

Expat(ish) said...(running recreationaly at 9am on a marked trail is not the same as sprinting with a toaster oven under your arm at midnight).
--
Were you wearing a bunny suit?

Chuck,
This is a really bad springboard for criticizing Twitter..since it's comprehensively displaying print media.
I give you credit for thinly disguised "But Truuuuump!!"

Big Mike said...

Looks like I was right (wife is stunned to discover).

walter said...

I suppose they couldn't swab the woman's mouth for traces of intestine..

EDH said...

A woman saw a pile of intestines and such in the grass.

"I think it's Hawkins."

Rob McLean said...

A bandanna hanging from a rear-view mirror?!

That does it! IMPEACH!

walter said...

It looks like small town cops justifying their existence.
16 "incidents" this week.
Serve and protect.

Chuck said...

Jupiter said...
Chuck said...

"Twitter is a great medium for boiling things down to a level of simplicity where meaning and context are lost, and simplistic misperceptions can be turned into humor."

Chuckles, the "boiling down" was done by whoever turned those police calls into a list of bullet points. Legacy media, it would appear.
1/3/18, 4:08 PM

walter said...
Expat(ish) said...(running recreationaly at 9am on a marked trail is not the same as sprinting with a toaster oven under your arm at midnight).
--
Were you wearing a bunny suit?

Chuck,
This is a really bad springboard for criticizing Twitter..since it's comprehensively displaying print media.
I give you credit for thinly disguised "But Truuuuump!!"
1/3/18, 4:12 PM


No, you guys both got it wrong.

I wasn't doing anything like criticizing the sweet little small-town newspaper. They just do stuff like that. "Police blotter" stuff. "Constabulary Notes From All Over" as they say in the New Yorker.

My criticism is with the guy who put it on Twitter, with his own angle. The angle being that the "suspect" was somehow unjustly accused and is some sort of hero for individual liberty. The Tweeter made it all about attitude and libertarianism. Making a joke out of it.

I made the mistake of looking at the Twitter feed of @MurderBryan. And I was deeply shocked, realizing that such persons are allowed to walk freely, own property, and even vote. Oh, and operate Twitter accounts. I tend to think all Twitter users deserve each other.

Tim at large said...

Dollars to donuts, the tweeter thinks that a "better world" means less freedom.

walter said...


Bryan
‏ @MurderBryan
3h3 hours ago

I finally get to go get my new State ID which John Kasich made a big production about changing from pink to green because he didn’t want to carry a pink card in his wallet

walter said...

He is also clearly against mayo.

walter said...

So Meadhouse,
How did you arrive at this one?

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Chuck, if I give you a buck, will you go buy a goddamn sense of humor? Jesus H. Christ. LIGHTEN UP BROTHER

FullMoon said...

Blast from the Past:
Chuck said...

Read, Brian! I am not predicting that. It is my own wishful thinking. Just like I wrote. But I do predict that Republicans will avoid a complete disaster in this election. Clinton will win, but we will hold the House, and I think we will hold a narrow majority in the Senate.

And the Trumpkins had better be thankful if it isn't any worse. It will be no thanks to Donald J. Trump.

10/14/16, 1:11 PM

mockturtle said...

A bandanna hanging from a rear-view mirror?!

Yeah, that's pretty egregious!

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Some of you need to have a beer, watch a Chevy Chase movie, and tell your wives to wear their birthday suits to bed.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Sorry about the grammatical issues in my last comment. I was distracted by the peppermint bark I'm eating.

walter said...

..or bunny suits.

Bob Boyd said...

A bad hotdog had him sitting his guts out.

Tim at large said...

Chuck, if I give you a buck, will you go buy a goddamn sense of humor?

He doesn’t have the hookup. It’s not an option on his model.

Yancey Ward said...
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Guildofcannonballs said...

The most interesting topic to me would focus on how people:

1) Consider the 10th
A) what do the words mean
a) now
b) when they were written
c) in six, twenty, and 53.2 decades from now

2) Derp about--wordwise--how "they could have said it better" and how the opposite of what the 10th says would be way, way better {i.e. current causes and effects would alternate-universewise be better than those old dead white guys writing, well, what they wrote--us smart set could have figured out better words to use and we can do so now if we 'twere

3) to honestly interpret the past now irregardless* the influence to our futures, albeit that too a known necessity needing remote and subsequently Gestalt[ed] oneness (no onanism).

*regardless of your thinking the ir is redundant, I choose wisely and I use with a depth you can fathom and indeed I encourage you to do it/so, knowing the lack of eo ipso Universialoso.

Sam L. said...

Wellll, Abso-DAMN-lutely! It's HIS car!

Guildofcannonballs said...

In real life if I was buddies with LLR he could help me organize my thoughts into something more meaningful.

Sad.

walter said...

GOCB,
Once we get a clear consensus on mayo vs BBQ sauce, we will be ready to tackle your concerns.

Lem said...

I remember an old timer, way back in the 80's, who would sit in his car for hours, sometimes with some of his buddy's, in front of a building for the elderly where I assumed he lived.

Lem said...

Danforth Avenue in Jersey City.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Guy who used to live next door would walk back and forth, up the block, several times a week for hours talking on the phone. We never could figure out what the deal was. Big house, plenty of room for him to have somewhere away from the noise of the kids to talk to whoever. Couldn't be business, as it was in the evening hours and it wasn't compatible with what we knew his profession was. It looked emotionally involved (sometimes arm waving and frustrated hair mussing) so it didn't look like he was talking to his parents or whatnot. We thought, must be a girlfriend, but then what was he telling his wife? Super puzzling.

Freeman Hunt said...

"Guy who used to live next door would walk back and forth, up the block, several times a week for hours talking on the phone. We never could figure out what the deal was."

It's business, and he doesn't want his family hearing the frustrating parts. Or his kids follow him around the house. (I talk to my mother while walking around the block.)

Lucien said...

People like Trumpit and Chuck ("LLR!") demonstrate why the Bill of Rights exists.

And sadly also explain why the Bill of Rights shouldn't exist. It's turned from a list of "for the avoidance of doubt, government can't..." to a list of "unless it's mentioned here, government can..."

And there are too many progressive fucks like Trumpit and Chuck who want to latch on to the latter. Because nothing gives a progressive a boner like meddling in someone else's life.

Guildofcannonballs said...

We all know immigration wouldn't be, it wasn't after all, a federal thing, Federal for you people that need that capitol capital, versa vice natch.
(interpreted)
Were it weren't the 10th interpretations/interperations.

Earnest Prole said...

And sadly also explain why the Bill of Rights shouldn't exist. It's turned from a list of "for the avoidance of doubt, government can't..." to a list of "unless it's mentioned here, government can..."

And yet somehow the countries with a bill of rights are far freer, with far less government, than those without.

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Oh and the eagle flys night mid oaklu sunchu Kincho ledge.

Guildofcannonballs said...

We can all understand some innocent young naive Worker comes across some fuck trying to deal in his fucking wheaty weed.

Fuck that guy.

Fuck his car.

Fuck his life.

Asshole ain't be trying to fuck with the Goddamned Wheat Price by not selling his wheat he grew on his land in his jurisdiction forgoten, then he ain't deserved to be shown why the Supreme Court says his life is theirs to tinker.

ndspinelli said...

I've said this to cops in different ways many times as I was doing surveillance. Some cops try to intimidate you, most are cool. Only rarely did I run into the PI hating cops you see on TV and big screen. Most are interested in PI work.