When you get mad that others respect the speed limit you have the choice to be reasonable by RaiderOfZeHater in facepalm

[–]Plus_Boysenberry_72 [score hidden]  (0 children)

Yep. But still doesn’t give the right to drive on shoulder, dangerously pass and collide with 2 cars.

Does she wants to die? by Iceolator88 in facepalm

[–]Dio_Yuji 2806 points2807 points  (0 children)

I work in the tourism industry. One of the things tourists most want to take a vacation from is common fucking sense

What a flipping perfect comeback by ImmediateScores in facepalm

[–]ALesbianAlpaca 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're a prejudiced, confirmation biased idiot incapable of seeing multi-dimensional nuance and make problems worse rather than actually help fix any of them.

Does she wants to die? by Iceolator88 in facepalm

[–]eyearu 49 points50 points  (0 children)

To give intrusive thoughts a chance

Does she wants to die? by Iceolator88 in facepalm

[–]Rfg711 8384 points8385 points  (0 children)

My mom when I turn on the overhead light in the car

How to get ab strength? by Clear-Meat-6311 in facepalm

[–]International-Bed453 3979 points3980 points  (0 children)

"What do you mean 'internal bleeding?' That's where the blood's supposed to be!!"

Putin meets with his defense minister - Zelensky meets with his defense minister by LovableInstructor in facepalm

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Public bus shootout by Shadow474747 in facepalm

[–]RegrettableBiscuit 2587 points2588 points 343& 11 more (0 children)

This is really not a good take, but it explains why America is such a shithole. In reality, this just shows that "a good guy with a gun" doesn't really stop a bad guy with a gun, it just escalates the situation and puts everybody in even more danger.

You know what you should do when a guy with a gun asks you to stop the bus so he can get out? Stop the bus and let him get out, then call the cops.

You know what you should not do? Start a gunfight, fire out the window, fire in the direction of your passengers, crash the bus, jump out, and keep firing.

Man arrested for....doing exactly what he was told by [deleted] in facepalm

[–]dogemikka 2769 points2770 points 2 (0 children)


$200,000 Settlement for Texas Man Pepper-Sprayed While Recording Son’s Traffic Stop

Azi Paybarah

5 - 6 minutes

An alleged racial profiling of a Latino man quickly escalated and led to the demotion of a police sergeant.

Credit...Keller Police Department

A city in Texas has agreed to a $200,000 settlement of a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations and police brutality brought by a man who was pepper-sprayed twice while recording his son during a traffic stop over the summer.

The city of Keller, which is about 30 miles northwest of Dallas, announced on Sunday that it was “pleased” with the agreement, which still needs to be signed by all parties and filed with the court.

The city will pay $5,000 toward the settlement, with the remainder to be paid by the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool, with whom the city of Keller has an insurance policy, the city said.

The man who sued, Marco Puente, 39, was happy with the settlement, according to one of his lawyers, Scott H. Palmer. “A quick result is obviously worth it to him, to move on and get this past him,” he said in an interview, adding that Mr. Puente has “accomplished his goals of holding them accountable and shedding a spotlight on police brutality.”

After the Aug. 15 episode, one of the two officers named in the lawsuit was demoted. In addition, Chief Brad Fortune of the Keller Police Department announced several policy changes including providing more frequent reports of police activity to local lawmakers and requiring supervisors to review body and dashboard camera footage recorded by officers.

Robert J. Davis, a lawyer for the two officers named in the lawsuit, declined to comment.

The federal lawsuit, filed last month in the Northern District of Texas, accused the officers of excessive force as well as unlawful arrest and retaliatory arrest.

The suit also accused one of the officers of racially profiling Mr. Puente’s 22-year-old son, Dillon. The Puentes are Hispanic, and the city of Keller is 87 percent white, according to census figures.

After the suit was filed, Marco Puente said in an interview that even though he grew up in Keller and had family there, he and his son shared a feeling that “every time you see a cop, it’s: Is this cop going to pull us over? Are they going to target us? Do they know who we are?”

In August, Mr. Puente and his son were driving in separate cars on their way to a relative’s house. Dillon was pulled over by Blake Shimanek, who was a sergeant at the time, for making an improper wide right turn, according to the lawsuit.

Footage from Officer Shimanek’s body camera shows Dillon being asked to step out of the car and then quickly handcuffed. The footage shows his father recording the encounter with his smartphone from his truck, and Officer Shimanek yelling that Mr. Puente was obstructing the roadway and threatening him with arrest.

When a second officer, Ankit Tomer, arrived, Officer Shimanek directed him to arrest Mr. Puente.

A photo included in the lawsuit shows Officer Shimanek putting Mr. Puente in a headlock. Mr. Puente was then pepper-sprayed, according to video footage, with Officer Tomer removing Mr. Puente’s sunglasses before spraying him a second time.

After being sprayed, handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, Mr. Puente repeatedly asked, to no avail, for help, according to the lawsuit. He asked for the irritant to be wiped from his eyes, and said he had trouble breathing, it said.

After pulling into the sally port of the jail, Officer Tomer stopped the car and got out. Later, when the officer opened the car door again, Mr. Puente could be heard screaming, “I’m begging you man, please!”

At the jail, Mr. Puente sat for seven minutes pleading for help as Officer Tomer “stood outside the vehicle having a casual conversation with other officers,” according to the lawsuit. Those seven minutes “amounted to pure torture,” it said.

Mr. Puente was charged with resisting arrest and interference with public duties, Mr. Palmer, his lawyer, said. He was released the night he was arrested, and the charges were later dropped.

Dillon Puente was arrested and taken to jail on charges of making an improper wide right turn. He was later released after paying a fine, Mr. Palmer said.

On Sept. 8, Chief Fortune said evidence supported the allegation that Officer Shimanek had arrested Marco Puente for offenses he did not commit. Officer Shimanek was demoted to officer from his previous rank of sergeant with the opportunity to reapply to the position after one year.

Officer Tomer was not disciplined.

Azi Paybarah is a reporter covering breaking news, based in New York. Before joining The Times in 2018 he covered politics for WNYC and The New York Observer. He helped launch the website that later became Politico New York and co-founded the FAQ NYC podcast. He is a lifelong New Yorker and graduate of the University at Albany. @Azi • Facebook

Public bus shootout by Shadow474747 in facepalm

[–]cracksintheegg -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Bullshit. Compliance doesn't stop someone with an itchy trigger finger. If someone were to pull a gun on me, and I had one, well, I hope I'm Han Solo.

I hate guns. Unfortunately, this country has made a religion out of firearm ownership.

Public bus shootout by Shadow474747 in facepalm

[–]gothicel 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Perfectly reasonable for the bus driver to defend himself.

Public bus shootout by Shadow474747 in facepalm

[–]B3ATNGYOU 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Gun saved his life and cost him his job.

Public bus shootout by Shadow474747 in facepalm

[–]Gullible-Rub511 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Id rather get fired then be shot in the side of the head any day

Public bus shootout by Shadow474747 in facepalm

[–]Pottrescu 3476 points3477 points  (0 children)

Driver got fired? If he didn’t have his gun he’d be dead. The transit operator would have encouraged the driver to let him off in between stops? Then catch him and still fire him.

Man tries to convince wife to take in child he had with another woman 11 years ago when theyve been together for 13 by ShmerduTheButtSucker in facepalm

[–]rgar1981 18.4k points18.4k points 2 (0 children)

Lots of issues here but man I wish they would have had that conversation without the child there.

Guy thinks he is a bully but has messed with the wrong one by B_da_6fyeeet in facepalm

[–]Stinkfinger83 3356 points3357 points  (0 children)

Imagine being a bully, then getting your ass whipped by a guy that throws punches like Kermit

Guy thinks he is a bully but has messed with the wrong one by B_da_6fyeeet in facepalm

[–]Magic_Man_Boobs 7667 points7668 points 4 (0 children)

It's gonna be embarrassing coming back to school the next day knowing you got your ass beat on camera by a dude who looked like it was first day having arms.

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! by [deleted] in facepalm

[–]_AuthorUnknown_ 253 points254 points  (0 children)

I noticed a lot of these half ass edited highlight reels of cities lately but it's definitely some marketed astro turfing. I travel non stop and have seen the same sort of fucked up things happening in any city at any given time. These things are always marketed as" oh these left wing places are sooo horrible and dangerous", yet I see the same things in Florida. Arizona. New Mexico. And anywhere else there is poverty, mental health issues, and a drug problem. Be weary of the political messages these post are trying to imply.

Pay isn't the only reason teachers are choosing to quit by [deleted] in facepalm

[–]bmanjayhawk 2239 points2240 points  (0 children)

The other facepalm would be the police/security guards just standing around watching while the teachers continue to hold down the student.

Action have consequences. by MisterFyre in facepalm

[–]TheSufferingBooth -10 points-9 points  (0 children)


Red Team:

-hates immigrants to the point they want to stop them entering

-hates knowledge to the point they will deny science

-hates empathy despite worshipping an empathetic demi-god

-hates poor people and prefer to give welfare to the rich

Blue Team:

-hates immigrants to the point that they will welcome them and exploit their labour, and is bothered that the Red Team wants to ship away all of their cheap labour

-hates knowledge to the point that they will suppress it when possible

-hates empathy despite pretending to be empathetic

-hates poor people and will only give them a token of support, but prefer to give welfare to the rich