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Two New York City police officers have been suspended without pay after one of them was accused of pointing a gun at a woman while off duty in a karaoke bar. Hyun Kim allegedly pointed his gun at the woman's head and told her he'd shoot her if she didn't hang out with them. He has been charged with two counts of menacing. His sergeant, Jun Kim, who was drinking with him, was also suspended.

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  1. আলো অন্ধকারে যাই মাথার ভিতরে স্বপ্ন নয় কোন এক

    বোধ কাজ করে স্বপ্ন নয় শান্তি নয় ভালোবাসা নয় হৃদয়ের মাঝে

    এক বোধ জন্ম লয় পারিনা রাতে সে আমার হাত রাখে হাতে সব

    কাছ তুচ্ছ হয় পন্ড মনে হয় সব চিন্তা প্রার্থনার সকল সময় শূন্য

    1. I’m sorry, I don’t speak Minecraft enchanting table.

  2. She got a glimpse of what it’s like to be married to a cop, except of course that cop wives don’t get their complaints investigated.

  3. They were shocked to find out they couldn’t do that.

    1. Just need more training, that’s all.

    2. Has the Supreme Court said that this exact thing is bad (for the popo)? Otherwise immunity, bitches.

  4. Good to the Kims are carrying on the traditional Irish cop stereotype.

  5. One of the first rules of gun ownership is never point it at anything your not going to shoot. Seems many cops never got the memo.

    1. Who said he wasn’t willing to shoot her?

      Also, that’s rule 2. Rule 1 is all guns are loaded and to be treated as such. Rule 3 is keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire. Rule 4 is know your target and what’s behind it.

      1. Check, check, check, and check.

      2. Rule 5 is the same as Rule 1, because it’s important enough to bear repeating

        1. When I took my kids to the range when they were young I gave them a rule 5. No. 5 is “listen to your dad and do what he says immediately.” Likely a combination of Army and NRA training made that rule, and they still repeat it this day – 20 years later. We always had a lot of fun and both my kids still love shooting.

      3. “Always point your firearm in a safe direction” is the first safety rule for the NRA, which has a better set of rules for beginning shooters. “Never point a gun at anything your not going to shoot” is a weaker version, since negative statements aren’t as strong as positive ones, and double negatives are even weaker.

        “All guns are loaded” comes from those who follow Jeff Cooper’s training. It works okay for more experienced shooters, but places undue emphasis on the gun being loaded. Beginning shooters don’t know how to treat a gun “as if it’s loaded.”

        Under the NRA rules whether the gun is loaded, unloaded; on safe or off; open, or closed is irrelevant. Point it in a safe direction because it’s a gun.
        [/instructor mode]

    2. When did rules start applying to cops?

  6. What were they singing at the karaoke bar, Kiss’s “Love Gun” perhaps?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Kiss%27s+%22Love+Gun%22+lyrics&oq=Kiss%27s+%22Love+Gun%22+lyrics&aqs=chrome..69i57.5529j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    No place for hidin’ baby, no place to run
    You pull the trigger of my
    Love gun, (love gun), love gun
    Love gun, (love gun), love gun

    Also, would those 2 cops still be in trouble, had they at least been “safe” enough to put a condom on the gun, first?

    1. Or maybe a little Alice Cooper?

      Pull my trigger, I get bigger
      Then I’m lots of fun

  7. Only two counts of menacing for pointing a loaded gun at someone’s head?!?!

    1. Menacing seems like the entirely wrong area of law, based on the description. It sounds like he was trying to show off and be funny with his gun, failing miserably and putting people in danger while doing so.

      I’d go with reckless endangerment and probably a couple of misuse of firearms type charges. Definitely revoke his carry permit.

      1. I’ll just let the woman’s father (if he exists) into the cell with him for 5 minutes. With a baseball bat.

        It would never happen again.

    2. Start with a low bar and plead it down to nothing.

      1. An official reprimand and a month off work, with pay.

    3. Only two counts of menacing for pointing a loaded gun at someone’s head?!?!

      Are you suggesting that, as a citizen, if you or I pulled out a gun in a karaoke bar and pointed it at someone, you wouldn’t get the same treatment?

  8. If the cop didn’t know, isn’t that qualified immunity? HAHA – idiot

    1. Hey, no one ever specifically told him not to pick up women at gunpoint.

  9. we don’t know this isn’t S.O.P. for Korean police.

  10. Does anyone think a civi would be getting the same kid’s gloves treatment for doing the same thing? Naw, they’d probably have been shot by the cops while trying to surrender and never get charged with anything

  11. Is this waitress the daughter of someone important?

    1. Too many people saw it to sweep it under the rug.

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