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Police Who Made Teenagers Do Push-ups Face Punishment

"Four police officers in Rhode Island are being investigated for making five boys do pushups on the side of a street as punishment for damaging a mailbox.

"Acting North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini said a woman called police Friday morning to report her mailbox was damaged. Officers soon found a bright yellow sports car that matched the description, he said. Several teenagers were inside.

Mayor Charles Lombardi told WPRO-AM on Monday the officers thought the best way to reprimand the teens was to have them do pushups.

A neighbor videotaped the stop from across the street and posted it online. It was first reported by WJAR-TV.

The video shows four police cars parked in a residential neighborhood behind a yellow car. People can be seen doing more than a dozen pushups next to the police cars while four uniformed officers watched. Once they were done doing pushups, they were allowed to leave."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...ref=weird-news

This was probably the most effective type of "punishment" these people could receive. Should act as a nice deterrent for any future clownishness.

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"Four police officers in Rhode Island are being investigated for making five boys do pushups on the side of a street as punishment for damaging a mailbox.

"Acting North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini said a woman called police Friday morning to report her mailbox was damaged. Officers soon found a bright yellow sports car that matched the description, he said. Several teenagers were inside.

Mayor Charles Lombardi told WPRO-AM on Monday the officers thought the best way to reprimand the teens was to have them do pushups.

A neighbor videotaped the stop from across the street and posted it online. It was first reported by WJAR-TV.

The video shows four police cars parked in a residential neighborhood behind a yellow car. People can be seen doing more than a dozen pushups next to the police cars while four uniformed officers watched. Once they were done doing pushups, they were allowed to leave."


This was probably the most effective type of "punishment" these people could receive. Should act as a nice deterrent for any future clownishness.
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"Four police officers in Rhode Island are being investigated for making five boys do pushups on the side of a street as punishment for damaging a mailbox.

"Acting North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini said a woman called police Friday morning to report her mailbox was damaged. Officers soon found a bright yellow sports car that matched the description, he said. Several teenagers were inside.

Mayor Charles Lombardi told WPRO-AM on Monday the officers thought the best way to reprimand the teens was to have them do pushups.

A neighbor videotaped the stop from across the street and posted it online. It was first reported by WJAR-TV.

The video shows four police cars parked in a residential neighborhood behind a yellow car. People can be seen doing more than a dozen pushups next to the police cars while four uniformed officers watched. Once they were done doing pushups, they were allowed to leave."


This was probably the most effective type of "punishment" these people could receive. Should act as a nice deterrent for any future clownishness.
While we wait for the link, perhaps you can explain why the officers might be subject to investigation.
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"Four police officers in Rhode Island are being investigated for making five boys do pushups on the side of a street as punishment for damaging a mailbox.

"Acting North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini said a woman called police Friday morning to report her mailbox was damaged. Officers soon found a bright yellow sports car that matched the description, he said. Several teenagers were inside.

Mayor Charles Lombardi told WPRO-AM on Monday the officers thought the best way to reprimand the teens was to have them do pushups.

A neighbor videotaped the stop from across the street and posted it online. It was first reported by WJAR-TV.

The video shows four police cars parked in a residential neighborhood behind a yellow car. People can be seen doing more than a dozen pushups next to the police cars while four uniformed officers watched. Once they were done doing pushups, they were allowed to leave."


This was probably the most effective type of "punishment" these people could receive. Should act as a nice deterrent for any future clownishness.

While we wait for the link, perhaps you can explain why the officers might be subject to investigation.

As far as I am concerned the motivation for any reprimand is based on PR as the former Chief was "recently convicted of stealing money from a stripper's pocketbook after a car chase last year."

The acting Chief wants to decide whether the actions were appropriate.

"The mayor said officers took the law into their own hands, which he called it unacceptable. He wants the officers suspended.

"You can't fix stupid. I think that's the only explanation here," Lombardi told WPRO."
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Correct, all persons are entitled to due process, regardless their age or crime; law enforcement doesn’t determine guilt or punishment.
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Due process is required. Police can not also serve as judge and jury.

Off the record, i think the cops did good.
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Correct, all persons are entitled to due process, regardless their age or crime; law enforcement doesn’t determine guilt or punishment.
Technically I agree, as a former line officer I do not see anything wrong with this. Depending on how this was actually carried out it could build a sense of community. "Due process" could have gotten these people a criminal record.
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Correct, all persons are entitled to due process, regardless their age or crime; law enforcement doesn’t determine guilt or punishment.
Technically I agree, as a former line officer I do not see anything wrong with this. Depending on how this was actually carried out it could build a sense of community. "Due process" could have gotten these people a criminal record.
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Correct, all persons are entitled to due process, regardless their age or crime; law enforcement doesn’t determine guilt or punishment.
Technically I agree, as a former line officer I do not see anything wrong with this. Depending on how this was actually carried out it could build a sense of community. "Due process" could have gotten these people a criminal record.
Cops Enforce the Law, they're not Social Workers.
They should be part of the community as well.
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Technically I agree, as a former line officer I do not see anything wrong with this. Depending on how this was actually carried out it could build a sense of community. "Due process" could have gotten these people a criminal record.
Cops Enforce the Law, they're not Social Workers.
This is not social work this is police work. There is more to patrolling a street than simply enforcing the law. Moreover, it is done all the time. A cop deciding not to give a speeding ticket, because of extenuating circumstances, for example. Using discretion when appropriate can work to everyone advantage and keep crime down and community involvement up.
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I was a teen prankster "back in the day".

I would much more have preferred pushups over my jail time.

These cops showed some heart. Bravo to them.
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"Four police officers in Rhode Island are being investigated for making five boys do pushups on the side of a street as punishment for damaging a mailbox.

"Acting North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini said a woman called police Friday morning to report her mailbox was damaged. Officers soon found a bright yellow sports car that matched the description, he said. Several teenagers were inside.

Mayor Charles Lombardi told WPRO-AM on Monday the officers thought the best way to reprimand the teens was to have them do pushups.

A neighbor videotaped the stop from across the street and posted it online. It was first reported by WJAR-TV.

The video shows four police cars parked in a residential neighborhood behind a yellow car. People can be seen doing more than a dozen pushups next to the police cars while four uniformed officers watched. Once they were done doing pushups, they were allowed to leave."
Police Who Made Teenagers Do Push-ups In Rhode Island Face Punishment

This was probably the most effective type of "punishment" these people could receive. Should act as a nice deterrent for any future clownishness.
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Due process is required. Police can not also serve as judge and jury.

Off the record, i think the cops did good.
So did the cops bosses...until they found out it was taped.
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"Four police officers in Rhode Island are being investigated for making five boys do pushups on the side of a street as punishment for damaging a mailbox.

"Acting North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini said a woman called police Friday morning to report her mailbox was damaged. Officers soon found a bright yellow sports car that matched the description, he said. Several teenagers were inside.

Mayor Charles Lombardi told WPRO-AM on Monday the officers thought the best way to reprimand the teens was to have them do pushups.

A neighbor videotaped the stop from across the street and posted it online. It was first reported by WJAR-TV.

The video shows four police cars parked in a residential neighborhood behind a yellow car. People can be seen doing more than a dozen pushups next to the police cars while four uniformed officers watched. Once they were done doing pushups, they were allowed to leave."
Police Who Made Teenagers Do Push-ups In Rhode Island Face Punishment

This was probably the most effective type of "punishment" these people could receive. Should act as a nice deterrent for any future clownishness.
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