Police Cruiser Destroyed During Leisurely Afternoon Drive Home

 

SAN ANGELO, TX — After a long day on the job, a San Angelo police officer was driving home in a police cruiser when tragedy struck. Police routinely drive their work vehicle home as it provides visibility of law enforcement within San Angelo’s neighborhoods.

According to the investigating officer and not the officer involved, a driver of a Toyota Camry failed to yield the right of way to the policeman and a collision ensued.

The crash happened at the intersection of Chatterton and Forest Trail at around 5:30 p.m. Police gave us the conclusion of the initial investigation, however, police had not yet issued any citation. No one was hurt seriously enough to be transported by ambulance from the crash scene. Watch:

Crash between SAPD and a Toyota on Oct 24, 2021

Crash between SAPD and a Toyota on Oct 24, 2021

Crash between SAPD and a Toyota on Oct 24, 2021

Crash between SAPD and a Toyota on Oct 24, 2021

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Of course cops will blame the other person. With their buddies "investigating" who is to say what really happened. It will be blamed on the citizen no matter what.

CGM5, Sun, 10/24/2021 - 18:54

I truly believe a policeman could risk his life to save yours and you would claim he only did it to make himself look good. 

The Supreme Court of The United States of America has rules that police have no duty to protect anyone, qualified immunity means they can even harm you (physically, constitutionally, or monetarily) and you have little recourse.

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/justices-rule-police-do-not-have-a-constitutional-duty-to-protect.html

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/qualified_immunity

Luckily murdering cops like Amber Guyger and Derek Chauvin have been successfully prosecuted and sent to prison. Not until qualified immunity is removed and lawsuits can be directed at the police that murder, maim and violate rights will we ever have police actually be held accountable on the scale that they need to be. We also need a third party independent investigatory body made up of citizens that have no ties to police to investigate police misconduct and complaints, when police investigate themselves they will always be on the side of the people they have to work with everyday, just because of fear of retaliation.

I thought republicans were all about "accountability"? Or is that just something else that republicans only apply to people they don't like?

I am not necessarily "anti-cop", I just want them held accountable and face consequences for their actions, which republicans claim to be all for, but only ever apply it to the people they don't like. 

I just hope no one here (or a family member of theirs) has to go through what I have seen multiple other people go through when a cop has a bad day or decides he doesn't like you, or take it as a personal insult when you assert your rights (something else republicans claim to be for). They can ruin your entire life with just the swipe of a pen with no accountability or oversight if they lie, manipulate or "misinterpret" the law. Citizens are expected to know the law inside and out "ignorance of the law is no excuse" and if you don't you go to prison, but if a cop just thinks he is right about a law and he is wrong and violates it qualified immunity will protect them. It's a system that will punish a citizen no matter what, even if they did nothing wrong whatsoever. Especially in TEXAS, where there is a death penalty and people have been EXECUTED who were later found completely innocent. 

Wow, thats how I feel about Dem politicians like Hillary, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, they should be held accountable.

For what? Hillary was already questioned and had an investigation. 

You don't want democrats held accountable, you want them punished for not being republicans.

Still living in the 60’s. Probably braids her armpit hair and wreaks of kush and patchouli ;)

I have seen enough people that have and been railroaded into deals and lost their houses and cars and jobs and families because the cop decided to screw them over. It happens everyday in America, you are just blind to it because it hasn't happened directly to you or someone in your family. You want to hold people up as heros because you think it will help you politically. Republicans don't like cops anyway, just look at what you people did to them on january 6th.

“lost their houses and their cars”

That’s what happens when you get caught dealing drugs they seize your property ;)

I am talking about people who were found innocent and they were kept in jail without bail. They lost their houses and cars because they couldn't pay for them while in jail on BS charges.

You said these are people you know personally? If so, show proof otherwise you’re lying ;)

Oh, you READ about them…according to your seemingly limitless supply of leftist propaganda makes sense ;)

Leftist propaganda? You are the member of a party that beats cops while holding blue lives matter flags. You also wanted the name of the cop who shot one of your martyrs released. You people seem to hate cops.

Also, you are basically admitting that right wing "news" doesn't report on the bad things cops do.

Do you really think that cops NEVER do wrong? Do you live in a world where cops never screw up and make the wrong judgement call? Or are you just hoping that by treating these particular public servants nicely, while disparaging all of the other ones, that they will help you in your time of need instead of shooting you in the street like they do to citizens everyday in America? Your head is in the sand and you just don't want to know what the true nature of policing is in this country.

Too scared huh? Figures, and you people call ME a "coward", must be more projection.

 

"show proof otherwise you’re lying ;)" -BLANC09

https://sanangelolive.com/comment/33863#comment-33863

"You’re the one making the accusation the burden of proof is on you ;)" -BLANC09

https://sanangelolive.com/comment/31228#comment-31228

"I don’t do links you’re on your own ;)" -BLANC09

https://sanangelolive.com/comment/33880#comment-33880

 

More hypocrisy from the right wing. At least I attempt to prove my point with evidence, republicans just spout off whatever they believe will be politically advantageous for them.

 

The only  reason people are denied bail is if they have a prior record, or are charged with a serious crime. Not in many democrat run cities of course, they have no cash bail and release known criminals back onto the streets where they just commit more crime ;)

You can look at the pictures of the accident and see the civilian hit the police car and the civilian had either a yield or stop sign.  Something this small gets you radicals just screaming.  Radical stupidity is one of the main reasons this country is divided.  Until people stop listening to your stupidity we will continue to fail as a country.  

I didn't say that's not what happened, I am just saying that cops will always blame someone else for anything they do wrong, and with police investigating themselves they will get away with it. Don't trust things just because cops frame it a certain way. He could have been speeding for example.

It's interesting that you think this country is "failing", says a lot about your mentality.

Says a lot about YOUR mentality that, regardless of the fact that Biden’s approval rating is tanking, you think everything is going just fine ;)

Oh I didn’t realize Trump’s approval rating was the standard “you people” were going by in that case carry on ;)

" I just want them held accountable and face consequences for their actions" 

This is the exact job of a policeman, but of course as a liberal the police are the guilty ones not the actual criminal. You can't talk sense to a crazy person, they'll never understand you.

No, it is a judge and a juries job to hold people accountable, do you even know how the justice system works?

Police do not hold each other accountable because of the "tHiN BlUe LiNe" gang banger mentality. They protect each other, like the mob.

Will the cop be required to take a drug test? I know if I were wreck my work truck I would have to take a drug test. I’m guessing the standard of accountability is lower for law enforcement.

Speaking of law and order, another MASSIVE wave of illegal immigrants on their way to our southern border!

What’s your boy Biden going to do send Dr. Jill…especially since, according to him, she’s the only one of them who has actually spent any time at the border ;)

Gotta bring up a republican boogyman in an unrelated subject don't you? Gotta keep your cult in line and outraged somehow don't you?

How is an actual caravan that’s being reported on a “Republican boogeyman”? Are you saying it’s not real? 

Show reports.

And I meant that the border "issues" are a republican boogyman (not to say they don't exist at all, but they are inflated and used as a political tool by republicans), the proof of this is that trump's surge in 2019 was very quiet and not reported on by republicans, and no mention of the fact that this current "surge" started under trump.

There have been at least two "reports" of caravans in the past that I can remember, one earlier this year and one when trump was president, neither one ever showed up.

Besides, what are you worried about? Abbott said he would take care of it right?

I didn't bring up anything that had to do with the manufactured and inflated border issue that you people are only exploiting for political reasons. Again, Abbott said he would take care of it, so what are you worried about? Are you saying your republican buddy is going to FAIL?

Also, you think Biden's Border Patrol is doing a BAD job? I though you people liked cops, except of course this,

https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/status/1450800727354486784

Sorry you’re having trouble following along. Law and order includes what’s happening on our southern border…you dimwit ;)

Always trying to make poor attempts at insults when you know you have lost the argument, that twice now in the same comment thread. 

Oh that’s right, according to the White House, Biden did a “drive by” at the border in 2008 lol.

When did he say that? You never prove your self so it's easier to assume you are lying.

What have I lied about? We can assume you lie all the time that is the reason why you refuse to provide any evidence of what you say, because you have none. 

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