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    I'm guessing the medic didn't want the police officer to have to shoot a 17yr old kid and tried to mitigate it his own way. I don't blame him for that, I wouldn't want to see an officer have to shoot this troubled kid either. We all know we need to think fast and on our feet in this line of work, but sometimes you need to stop and think a little first, especially when weapons are involved.
    Not for nothin', but TOUGH! It's not the medics call. I don't care if it's a nun coming at me with a weapon, if I have to shoot, it's my call, no one elese's. This is a stupid reason to get involved in something you are clearly not capabe of handling.

    If the cop really didn't want him interfering, he would have waved him off. I think the cop was probably pretty happy that he didn't have to shoot a 17 year old kid. Those kinds of incidents stick with you your whole life.
    Please. First of all, no cop likes shooting people. But wave him off? It sounds like this guy was hellbent to do whatever he wanted.


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    I hope that there are some follow up reports on this to indicate some more detail. Because for now it does sound like this medic did not act with due regard to himself, and others around him. What if the perp turned and took his head off with the bat, then the cop definetly would not of had a choice in the situation.

    It just sounds like a bad position to place your self into.

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    Default Don't look now....

    But George and I agree. You nailed it pal. The medic was stupid for getting involved in that manner.
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    (Oneonta-AP) -- An Oneonta firefighter is slowly recovering from
    a serious head injury. 31-year-old Travis Brown was hit in the head
    May Fourth while trying to restrain a bat-wielding teenager.
    The 17-year-old said he was trying to videotape a prank to send
    to the MTV stunt television show, "Jackass." Fire Chief Charles
    Montgomery says Brown was deaf in his left ear, but can now hear
    some ringing noises. He says Brown is also getting some movement on
    the left side of his face which was paralyzed.
    Montgomery says the juvenile was charged in juvenile court.
    Brown doesn't remember the incident. Montgomery says they hope he
    makes a full recovery and returns to work.


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    Cops have guns. Shoot him. One less idiot in the world.
    So many d%#ckheads in this world- so few bullets...
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    Idiot+bat= police problem = me still in truck

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    Unhappy Even more idiotic stunts.........

    AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) - Two teenagers are facing criminal
    charges after allegedly throwing a life-size mannequin off an
    overpass into traffic, in what police say was an attempt to mimic
    the antics of the now-defunct MTV show "Jackass."
    Herbert Moul and Christopher Key, both 16, have each been
    charged with a felony count of throwing a deadly missile, plus two
    misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, police said.
    Key threw the mannequin off the overpass three times while Moul
    filmed the acts. Key nearly threw the mannequin onto a passing
    sports-utility vehicle on the third throw, said Auburndale Police
    Department spokesman Lt. Thrasey Tucker.
    Moul and Key will not be tried as adults. They were being held
    at the Juvenile Detention Facility in Bartow, Tucker said.
    "Young people going out and doing these things on their own are
    just going to get themselves hurt," Tucker said. "The important
    thing for these kids to remember is just because they see it on TV,
    doesn't mean do it."
    The MTV show and movie version of "Jackass" include warnings
    to tell viewers not to attempt the crude stunts and other antics at
    home. But several serious injuries and at least two deaths
    nationwide have been linked to attempts to imitate "Jackass."
    Earlier this month, an 18-year-old also apparently was imitating
    the show's antics when he tried to jump into a pool from the roof
    of a five-story Sarasota condominium. Paul Smith broke both legs
    and an ankle, fractured his pelvis and an arm when he landed on the
    concrete surrounding the pool, plus was later charged with
    trespassing.
    And last week, a 13-year-old Ohio boy threw a cup of boiling
    water on his best friend as he slept, causing second-degree burns,
    police said.
    In another incident, a 14-year-old Minnesota boy was burned over
    65 percent of his body last month after setting himself on fire in
    an apparent imitation of a "human barbecue" stunt once featured
    on "Jackass."
    Auburndale is about 42 miles southwest of Orlando.
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    Obviously there are lots of stupid kids out there, but I still think it is a cop-out to blame MTV.

    When I was a kid, we regularly performed our own brand of stupid stunts with no encouragement other than dares and a sense of invincibility. Some of our favorites were:
    -We regularly jumped off the garage roof into my buddies pool.
    -We used to jump our BMX bikes out of moving boxcars in the rail yard (empty ones obviously).
    -We climbed radio towers to hang our initials painted on a bedsheet.
    -We duct taped our buddies to flagpoles and left them outside until rescued by someone.
    -We pool raced from one end of the street to the other jumping every fence and swimming across every pool on the way (often wearing a kids ducky ring cause we were drunk and feared we would drown).
    -And we stole dozens of cheap lawn ornaments and arranged them on the railroad tracks for the trains to crush.

    Admittedly all very stupid and dangerous things to do, but we never hurt anybody but ourselves, and we grew out of it by the time we turned 18. Kids will always do stupid things, that's part of growing up. The issue that needs to be addressed is why they are now showing such a widespread lack of respect for other people's safety.
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