Because You Can't Make a Denver Omelet Without Cracking a Few Heads

T-shirt handed out by Denver's police union to commemorate the 2008 Democratic National Convention:

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • z||

    Love it!

  • ||

    Holy. Shit.

    "No, see, don't you get it? "BEAT" the crowds...like, smack them about the head?! No, not funny?"

  • Paul||

    'cause it's 187 on a mother fuckin' [fill in the blank]

  • ||

    This is a joke, right?

  • the innominate one||

    stay classy, cops

  • Citizen Nothing||

    I was at the Dem. convention in 96 in Chicago. The cops sold shirts that said something like "We kicked your fathers' asses in 68. This year it's your turn."
    I still have mine.

  • KT||

    Protect and serve

  • ||

    As someone who has been thrown around by the Denver police can I at least get one of these free?

  • libertarian democrat||

    Very classy. And professional. Didn't you hear how professional police are nowadays?

  • ||

    I thought Denver was this, like, granola-crunchy great mid-sized town. But all police everywhere are scum, so I guess Denver wouldn't be immune.

  • dhex||

    hilarious!

    who wants to bet the first enterprising denver chaps who make up shirts after a cop death get their shit raided, tasered and maybe spayed?

  • ||

    Who wouldn't like a bunch of guys with such a great sense of humor?

  • SIV||

    I once went with a friend to "get his seized money back" from narcs after all charges were dropped(busted his roommate and took his cash too). They had a large poster on the wall which said:

    "When Drugs are Legalized We're Out of a Job"

    Narcs were "nice" about it and sent him to the DA who threatened to immediately charge him with everything his roommate was facing if he didn't get the fuck out of his office.

  • svf||

    "When Drugs are Legalized We're Out of a Job"

    once many years back I was handling out LP literature at a county fair thingy... a couple of cops strolled by, asked why they should be interested in the libertarian party. I said we want to end the war on drugs so they can focus on the real criminals (or something to that effect.)

    cop said -- I shit you not -- "No way! The War on Drugs is job security for us!" and laughed and walked off.

  • ||

    My ex was at a small party recently at a house in a small city. A cop shows up and (nicely) says there's been a complaint about the music. They turn it down. A few minutes later 2 other cops show up and one announces "OK, party over". They say "what? We turned the music down." This mild disrespect of his authoritah causes the cop to bellow "anyone still here after I come back in 20 minutes will be arrested!" Not wanting to possibly be arrested, everyone left.

    She was pretty pissed because this type of thing doesn't really happen in Spain, so she devised a speech in her head when driving home afterward for what she would have liked to say to them. It was basically her ranting about "I'm a psychologist, and I know when you have a small penis". Hilarious. We're going to film it tomorrow.

  • ||

    We're going to film it tomorrow.

    Your penis? Yuck. TMI, dude.

  • ||

    What the hell are you going to get arrested for in that situation? I believe that there's just a ticket for public nuisance. That'd be like getting arrested for jaywalking.

  • Other Matt||

    What the hell are you going to get arrested for in that situation? I believe that there's just a ticket for public nuisance.

    My thoughts exactly. I'd probably be standing in the living room quietly sipping a rum and coke when they returned, just waiting to hear the justification. Of course, one can usually rig a clandestine video cam in 20 min even with no warning.

  • Just Plain Brian||

    What the hell are you going to get arrested for in that situation? I believe that there's just a ticket for public nuisance. That'd be like getting arrested for jaywalking.



    True, but anyone in possession of drugs would have a lot more to worry about as a result of that initial arrest.

  • ||

    Your penis? Yuck. TMI, dude.

    Is that all you think about? Jeez.

    But seriously, it should be pretty funny; small, energetic foreign girl ranting in a classic Mediterranean style (with gestures, voice modulations, etc.) about little cop penises.

  • kinnath||

    What the hell are you going to get arrested for in that situation?

    Start with "interfering with official acts", then escalate when people mouth off.

  • JD||

    They'll arrest you on something bogus (disorderly conduct or whatever - basically just "disrespect of cop"). Then they'll let you go after you sit in jail for a while, because it's obviously bogus, but meanwhile they got to mess with you and not suffer any penalties for it themselves.

  • ||

    What the hell are you going to get arrested for in that situation? I believe that there's just a ticket for public nuisance.

    Nobody wants to take the chance and call his bluff. Sure, if he did arrest you, you could get it dismissed, but most people don't want to spend the night in a holding cell to prove a point. It's unfortunate, but people making such stands need to either be wealthy, connected, or don't mind being arrested.

  • JMR||

    And boy do cops act mature when they're videotaped, especially when they have such 'protect & serve' attitudes. Sigh. I miss PEACE officers.

  • ||

    They deserve leeway on this for keeping us safe from ourselves for all these years.

    Thank you sir, may I have another?

  • Joel||

    Heh, heh...

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ll5chfz1qFU/SOJfT6RkKuI/AAAAAAAAC7Q/VYXLVKLuWfo/s1600-h/ScreenHunter_05+Sep.+30+13.15.jpg

  • ||

    That's really a horrid design, Joel.

  • Joel||

    That's really a horrid design, Joel.

    Really? I thought it was kinda cool. And certainly in the spirit of the original.

    Not mine, BTW. I'd never do anything like that...

  • ||

    Were it not for the fact that these were for the unofficial Hippie Containment Squad* at the DNC, I'd probably get offended by this. As it stands, not so much.

    *No offense meant toward the uncontained hippies that may be reading this; the Hippie Containment Squad is for those who are contained for the protection of others (including the HCS, the hippies, and/or DNC delegates).

  • ||

    Oink, oink.

  • Thom||

    Cops always seem to dumbfounded when people don't "respect" them...

  • ||

    Sigh. I miss PEACE officers.

    There's life on other planets?

  • ||

    Protect our asses and jobs and Serve ourselves and our corporate masters

    There, fixed it for you.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    The cops have corporate masters? I though they served the F.O.P. and the local pols.
    Who knew?

  • Anonymo the Anonymous||

    But but somewhere a Negro is wearing a "Stop Snitchin'" shirt!

    Dysfunctional culture!

  • ||

    Somebody call Scalia and tell him some of the "Old Professionalism" got through.

  • miche||

GET REASON MAGAZINE

Get Reason's print or digital edition before it’s posted online

  • Video Game Nation: How gaming is making America freer – and more fun.
  • Matt Welch: How the left turned against free speech.
  • Nothing Left to Cut? Congress can’t live within their means.
  • And much more.

SUBSCRIBE

advertisement