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Twin Rivers Police Union T-Shirt: "U Raise 'Em, We Cage 'Em"
Fox40 ^ | 11/1/11 | Ben Deci

Posted on 11/01/2011 11:48:51 AM PDT by LibWhacker

The union that represents Twin Rivers School District Police Officers is apologizing tonight for putting something on a T-shirt that puts the department in a bad light.

The shirt shows a terrified child, behind bars, and bears the caption : “U Raise ‘em, We Cage ‘em. [sic]”

Mean-spirited at best, and at worst, well... the ramifications are unsettling. The T-shirt, put out by the Twin Rivers Police Officer's Association, has been rejected by even those who made it.

"We agree that it wasn't sending the right message, and it certainly doesn't represent the views and opinions of the men and women who work hard every day to protect the children and staff of the Twin Rivers District," Kocher said

Kocher heads the police union. He says the shirt has been off the market for more than a year now. It was an attempt to raise money for fallen officers from other departments.

"Which was meant mostly for in-house officers," Kocher said.

But then, one of Twin River's own officers was shot multiple times, and the T-shirt resurfaced.

Not brought up by people looking to help, but as a way to shine a critical light on the Twin Rivers School District Police.

"I definitely think this isn't going to help anything. And I expect people who are not supporters of us are certainly going to jump on this and try to make it into something that it's not," Kocher said.

While he was in the custody of another department Tyrone Smith, the suspect in that shooting, died. It was another department, but since Smith's death, outrage from his family and community has been aimed squarely at Twin Rivers PD.

Facebook shows Twin River's PD has a lot of supporters too.

One man posting "people don't realize how much Twin Rivers PD does for all of us."

Another calling them "A good group of people doing a tough job."

Now officers are worried a bad decision in black-and-white, made by the police union months ago, will make officers' jobs even tougher.

"The focus should be that an officer was almost killed. And somehow we're turning it to this T-shirt that was old and we ourselves had already found to be inappropriate," Kocher said.

To read the complete apology from the Twin Rivers Police Officers' Association, visit their website by clicking here.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: apologize; cop; cops; donutwatch; libtards; police; tshirt; twinrivers; whining
What the...? Kind of like the shirt, myself. If they were still selling it, I'd buy one.

It's a known fact that the flightless perpetually-aggrieved-politically-correct libtard bird wakes up every morning praying something will offend it so it can begin its morning mating ritual with 60 minutes of uninterrupted loud squawking.

1 posted on 11/01/2011 11:48:55 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

It shoulda been “You DON’T raise ‘em, we’ll cage ‘em”


2 posted on 11/01/2011 11:54:15 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1st Cor. 15:1-4)
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To: little jeremiah; wagglebee

Sick stuff from the government worker unions, defended by some freepers.

The shirt graphic looks 100% like typical NAMBLA wear.

Not surprising a police union would think this was okay attire for its members.


3 posted on 11/01/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: rightly_dividing

I agree with you!


4 posted on 11/01/2011 11:58:07 AM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: LibWhacker

No federalized police state mentality here—move along—or else!


5 posted on 11/01/2011 11:59:53 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: LibWhacker

Insight into why I believe law enforcement has exceeded its lifespan. It needs reworked as it now believes its job it to bust heads and jail everyone.


6 posted on 11/01/2011 12:03:05 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: LibWhacker

more like, “you breed them, we feed them”. (”we” being the 53%)


7 posted on 11/01/2011 12:05:00 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: LibWhacker
Just more whining political correctness from the libs.
8 posted on 11/01/2011 12:30:28 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: MrEdd

While I agree that the shirt is in poor taste, I am not familiar enough with “typical NAMBLA wear” to form an opinion regarding that portion of your comments.


9 posted on 11/01/2011 12:32:01 PM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at for no additional charge...)
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To: LibWhacker

I think this shirt is terrible, and I am definitely not a liberal.

They could have gotten away with it with a 20-something meth head with jail bars photoshopped on. Or maybe a actual picture of such.

I also like how the Union creators are now backpedaling. Why in our society is it totally OK if you go ahead and do something bad, then backpedal on it? Heads should roll.

Someone mentioned NAMBLA. I could see that t-shirt being great for some pedophiles.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 1:02:36 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: LibWhacker
"We agree that it wasn't sending the right message, and it certainly doesn't represent the views and opinions of the men and women who work hard every day to protect the children and staff of the Twin Rivers District," Kocher said

Or maybe it does represent their views. I would not take anything coming from a union mouthpiece at face value.

11 posted on 11/01/2011 1:09:01 PM PDT by Ken H (They are running out of other people's money. )
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To: MrEdd
Sick stuff from the government worker unions, defended by some freepers.

It's because probably 30 percent of those that post here are on the government tax paid payrolls in one form or another. Likely most are bureaucrat retirees, collecting generous tax paid government checks, all on the backs of the tax payers, as the private sector twists in the wind.

12 posted on 11/01/2011 1:11:33 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: LibWhacker

At least it’s a white kid.


13 posted on 11/01/2011 1:14:21 PM PDT by Defiant (President Odinga is setting the stage for chaos in the streets. Obey!)
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To: LibWhacker

“U Train Em, We Shoot Em” with a picture of a dead golden retriever would work.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 1:34:36 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (I wish someone would tell me what "ditty wah ditty" means.)
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To: LibWhacker

Boy do I ever hate cops.

I have lived in LA for a year now, and I have to say that 90% of all traffic jams here are caused directly or indirectly by cops.


15 posted on 11/01/2011 2:39:49 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: LibWhacker

That was awful! They busted the rhyme!

Should have been,

“You raise’m, we taze’m.”


16 posted on 11/01/2011 2:54:43 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: dragnet2

BS! There are MANY of us that work for the government. We put in an HONEST days work. I work at a local school and do jobs far beyond my trade. DO NOT paint all of us with the same brush. I started at $6.45 an hour and have educated myself, AT MY OWN EXPENSE to a better position.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 5:10:43 PM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: Sparky21555
It's because probably 30 percent of those that post here are on the government tax paid payrolls in one form or another. Likely most are bureaucrat retirees, collecting generous tax paid government checks, all on the backs of the tax payers, as the private sector twists in the wind.

There are MANY of us that work for the government. We put in an HONEST days work.

Yeah, at our expense.

At every level of government, your taxes, regulations, fines, fees, and control over everything are choking off private sector America.

So bad in fact, in America today, there are more unionized government employees than in the private sector.

18 posted on 11/01/2011 5:23:08 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Had to leave the forum for some personal business.

Well let me tell you that taxes are also taken out of my paycheck. Therefore I am also contributing to the public dole. Myself and others that I work with can make more in the private sector. We CHOSE to work here to help our children. With that said, don’t give me the crap that the teachers give you. I have NO choice, repeat, NO choice but to be a union member.

You are correct that I work off the taxpayers money. You do fail to realise that there are those that work in that capacity do contribute to our society. I will not, nor elevate myself to the role of the military. Are they not on the gubmint dole also?


19 posted on 11/01/2011 7:05:16 PM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: Sparky21555
Well let me tell you that taxes are also taken out of my paycheck.

Yeah, but your taxes are paying for your own benefits and income...My taxes are also paying *your* way.

However, your taxes are *not* paying for my income.

Big difference.

20 posted on 11/01/2011 8:44:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: LibWhacker

The school district has a police force? Then the shirt is correct.


21 posted on 11/01/2011 8:50:30 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Sparky21555
You do fail to realise that there are those that work in that capacity do contribute to our society.

Government is contributing to society?

I give up....

Best of luck to ya.

22 posted on 11/01/2011 8:50:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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