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1979_max50

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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

One of the things that always puzzled me is the thought process of many of the people we arrest and I was wondering if this was common with ya'll. There was many a time when I would arrest and take a subject into custody on the street and the only problem was some mouthing off. Understand that on the street, it's just me and him. Once we get to jail and inside the secure booking area I take off the handcuffs and process his. He then decides to get physical and want to whip my a$$! Now in here, he can't go anywhere and there are a number of Deputy jailers just waiting to take him away. Why? Does he actually think this is a good time to show his butt? Did this happen to you often? We had a Sgt in the jail that always called a couple of Deputies down when I brought a subject in because he just knew. He said when he would hear my metal clipboard hit the floor he would just step away from the window and look the other way as he knew what was going to happen. LOL

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Robo, it has been my experience that they know the end result will be much worse in the field, so they wait and bait you in booking. They know in booking, all they get is the chair or the padded cell. On the street they get a busted melon, or worse. My feeling is you get what you ask for, station or roadside. Wouldn't want to give lower quality service to the mayor's constituent.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I think subconciously they don't really want to hurt you or get hurt themselves bad enough one on one... but they do wanna get in like one or two shots just to save their pride. More witnesses the better for them as it could boost their pathetic egos. Now I dunno if that's accurate but it's what comes to mind when I think about it all.


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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Jack60 said:

Robo, it has been my experience that they know the end result will be much worse in the field, so they wait and bait you in booking. They know in booking, all they get is the chair or the padded cell. On the street they get a busted melon, or worse. My feeling is you get what you ask for, station or roadside. Wouldn't want to give lower quality service to the mayor's constituent.

I agree with Jack.
Sounds like what we call "cell warriors" big and bad when they have an a door between you and them, or an audience of their peers (other inmates) but open the door, or separate them from other inmates and watch them back down real quick!

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I hear the threats on the way to the jail about what suspect is going to do when the cuffs come off.When in the sallyport i tell him that the jail is audio and video recorded and i cant intice him once inside,but i tell him before i get him out of car that i hope that he will attempt to do what he says he is going to do,and remember when the cuffs come of make your move.Most of the time they never try anything.

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I don't know guys. We didn't have the chair back in the day and there wasn't really anyone other than the detention officers around when they decide to bow up. They did take an a$$whipping very much like that video that is currently being viewed. I was rather slightly built back then so they would receive explosive violence as that was the fastest and best way for me to deal with them. I'm not a bada$$ but I was not about to play fair and simply wrestle with some gorilla. You take him out quickly and completely. The Deputies would them carry him to the holding cell to recover and decide that he best just go with the program.

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We wouldn't expect anything else, Robo. Establish your dominance, and possibly make things easier for another copper down the line.

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I've worked in a correctional setting (both state and county) and as a street officer, I know I havn't seen it all (and would never claim to have). My opinion is this, 1st off jacko is right, they know that on the street it's just you and them, mono a mono. They're either gonna win big or loose big. Once you get them to the jail, they look into the holding tanks and see all the other bubbas in there and begin to second guess how hard they are. So, just like on the street they have to get their rep up. What better way to get in good with the other inmates then to kick a cops ass. Do they really think that they will win...probably not, how could they, there's you and 5 jail deputies right there. They couldn't do it on the street, they're sure as heck not gonna win behind the metal door. But if they can get in just one or two good hits, it makes them seem like less of a punk to the other inmates.


"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men and liked it never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various other things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine after the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." Ernest Hemingway