In regards to time4truth's post i would like to say that Girard Police is capable of handling this situation. However, I would like to have seen what you would've done if thrown into that situation in the police officers shoes. You will never be able to pass judgment on that officer unless you have gone through that yourself. And a mob of people screaming posses a large threat to an officer because why would he just bank on the possibility that they wouldn't have tried to harm him. And if they didn't want to be harmed in any way they should've kept their distance from the situation. They chose to become a part of the situation. Therefore, by making themselves a part of the events and yelling and sreaming at the officer they were becoming a threat. why would the officer wait for them to turn violent to begin containing the situation. That is what those people get for trying to become involved in what was going on. As you said, there are two sides to the story and if the officers story and your story met somewhere in the middle it might be believable. But I think everyone that is not friends with the bride and groom will agree that it is hard to believe that a police officer showed up on scene ready to unjustly beat people, including the bride, unnecessarily. They are trained to handle those types of situations. And next time you wish for an officer to lose his job think about what will happen if police are restricted or hesitant to use force against people for fear they will be charged with assault or removed from their position. What will happen when you need them to protect you one day and they don't want to use a taser on the person that is robbing you or assaulting you for fear that the person will press charges. Will we be protected at all? I think that both sides to this story are exaggerated, but mostly the account given by time4truth. Just think about the effects of what you are saying about these officers, and realize the implications of those suggestions. I'm not saying to pass the blame of the situation off on the groom, however, I am saying that i think all accounts of what happened should be considered and since you are a bias person, having a relationship to the bride or groom, you wold not be the one to hold a neutral position on this matter.
May 23, 2010 at 3:42 a.m.
This is to thetruestory. I would like to point out that u have terrible spelling and then you try to save your mistake by saying that you feel sorry for a story. I can assure you that the story doesn't have any feelings. Therefore, none were hurt. Second of all to whomever said Girard is a want to be ghetto I think you are wrong. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however just as the other people of Struthers feel that they are not all trash, I'm sure the people of girard feel the same way. Every city has some bad people. This time they came from Struthers but next time they could come from anywhere else. And i think that if you assault a police officer when he is not only threatened by the woman but the other 15 people surrounding him and yelling at him he might need to use the force of a weapon in the manor that they did to regain control of a situation such as this one. You will never know what it is like to be faced with that until it happens to you. And hopefully you will never have to do that. Those police officers did what they had to do to protect themselves and they should have everyone's support. These are the people that protect our cities, and everyone should support them in any way possible. We shouldn't be tearing them down for protecting themselves.
May 23, 2010 at 3:11 a.m.