You mean if it had happened 20 years ago. Look at the Michael Dyer situation out in Arkansas. It's hard for a cop to even look the other way anymore. .
must respectfully diagree here.
I am the son of a cop. I know how this 'works'. Allow me to 'splain....http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/99980 ... ses-arrest
First of all, cops regularly 'lose' dashcam tapes and 'look the other way' ALL THE TIME. I can make this guarantee to you: if this was Matt Ryan, driving a late model Mercedes at 4 am up Ga State Rt 81 with 'dealer tags' on it, that smelled like weed last season? That man gets an escort home and the tape 'goes away'. Hell, even this pitiful season that may happen, too.
But, be a black man in a Merc with dealer plates, tinted windows and possibly some hip hop or rap music coming from it? Well guess what: the po-po's are going to say he was 'crossing the center line' quicker then you can say 'fund our force'.
Here's another lil gem: most authorised police officers, be it GSP, or APD, or even Barrow County Sherriffs that has a dashcam installed, it automatically starts recording the second you hit the 'lights'. They are connected. But therein lies the beauty: you don't hit the lights until you notice someone 'weaving', so there is no video proof of the 'crime' It falls under the 'testimony' of the arresting officer. Everytime.
What makes me curious is not only that 'Smelling' is such a dumbass, but that Blank still hasn't fully realized the environment his team lives in....Atlanta has alot of good things, but it also is 'a wretched hive of scum and villainy', too. Im not sure if it;s legal, or if the Players Union would even allow it, but if I was Blank...I would have a small team on retainer who's only job is to spy on the team....To get a rat in the locker room. To scour social media, and if the see someone on Twitter saying 'Im partying @ _____', to 'tail' players in a van. And an attorney on retainer 24 hours a day. I mean, yeah, I get it there alot of worse places with temptations ( Miami, NY..) but this ain't Jacksonville or Chattanooga. It just seems like we could avoid alot of these Turner/Snelling type things , since these guys seem to be powerless to use any goddamned common sense.
Hell, for all I know maybe this NSA type team exists, but they just cannot keep up with the 'demand'
What compounds the idiocy is Jason's own damn mouth. It's not enough to 'stink up the joint', but to say this sh*t ..."The seventh-year player emphasized Monday that it was his decision
not to make the trip to Tampa and not a form of discipline from the team. He said he took the time to reflect on himself and apologized for not being there with his teammates. The organization wanted Snelling to be in Tampa
. Teammate Steven Jackson even talked about Snelling needing to "be around his brothers" in a time like this.
"Ultimately, I had to make the best decision for myself and for my family
," Snelling said. "Under the circumstances, there's nothing more that I wanted to do than be with my team.
they should cut him right now.
*side story*... Back in the 80's my Mom worked for the police in Lebanon, Ohio...She was a cop, and a single mother also going to college part time, so I was basically a 'latchkey' 12 year old kid..Well, I was playing around with my hotwheels and lighting them on fire and I spilled some lighter fluid and caught the coffee tabletop on fire..I got the fire out, but the table was runied. If that wasn't bad enough, I tried to cover my crime by taking some shelf paper, you know the kind with the sticky back that was supposed to 'look like wood'...My dumbass was so stupid, I really thought she wouldn't 'notice'. In hindsight, I think this made her even more pissed off, not that I had made a mistake, but that I tried to cover it up, and so poorly. My mom had a 'recipe' for stuff like this: and it included getting a metal slotted spoon from the kitchen and 'introducing' it to my backside.
But, by 12, the spoon wasn't getting the job done anymore. So they had this program called 'scared straight' that was super popular back then where they took little a$$hole kids like me to prison, and let the inmates intimidate them. I guess my Mom thought this would be a great idea for me, so one Friday night she requested a night patrol and convinced the Chief to let me spend the night in the can. All week long she was like 'oh, your gonna find out exactly what happens to bad boys who grow up to be bad men this Friday...', and I admit I was more then a little scared. Friday arrived, and into the clink I went.
It was one of the most thoroughly exiting, entertaining and fun nights I ever had as a kid! First, they had something I had never seen before : CABLE TV! Second, these drunks were coining in and were hilarious! They posed no threat to me, and I spent the night reveling in great stories, bad jokes, and those awful softcore 80's 'ski movie' type films...When she came to get me in the morning, I didn't want to 'go'. I LOVED every minute of it.
She was tired and pissed off, so I got another heaping serving of slotted spoon..To this day, I shudder a little if someone opens the kitchen drawer a little too fast!
But can you imagine someone trying that TODAY?! Tossing a 12 year old in the tank? Child services would be involved, to say the least
*side story done*