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Cop Punched in Face at McCarren Park Pool, Another Sustains Wrist Injury: Police (Brooklyn)
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Posted on 07/04/2012 8:16:51 PM PDT by MindBender26

Days after an unruly crowd attacked lifeguards at Brooklyn's newly renovated McCarren Park pool, a police officer was punched in the face and another hurt his wrist in a confrontation with swimmers, authorities said.

Police said the officers, who were assigned to the pool, were injured Monday when trying to enforce the "No Dive" rule. A 20-year-old swimmer punched one of the officers in the side of the face. The second officer hurt his wrist while trying to handcuff the swimmer, police said.

Both officers were taken to Bellevue Hospital. Charges are pending against the 20-year-old suspect.

In a separate incident at the pool Monday, police say a 17-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were arrested and charged with inciting to riot against an officer and disorderly conduct.

Both incidents happened at about 5:30 p.m. The pool remained open.

Authorities heightened security at the public Olympic-sized pool after swimmers attacked a lifeguard who told them not to do backflips into the water on Friday.

No arrests were made in that incident.

"Every day since opening, the pool has operated at full 1,500-person capacity throughout the day," said Michael Dockett, Assistant Commissioner of Urban Park Service. "Parks Enforcement Patrol is present at all large city pools, and visitors who repeatedly violate the rules lose their right to use them."

The pool had been used as concert site in Williamsburg before the $50 million renovation. The pool was first opened in 1936 by then-Parks Commissioner Robert Moses


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The Amish again!
1 posted on 07/04/2012 8:17:02 PM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
More fun and games with the feral urban types.
2 posted on 07/04/2012 8:19:06 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

“They” are the world’s greatest runners, but are absolutely horrendous swimmers. Maybe we should just let ‘em all drown, instead of attempting to maintain order?/s


3 posted on 07/04/2012 8:24:47 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: MindBender26; Farmer Dean

Sounds like Brooklyn could use a couple more swimming pools.


4 posted on 07/04/2012 8:25:36 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll

Or a lot fewer a-holes out in public.


5 posted on 07/04/2012 8:30:08 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: MindBender26

When I was a girl, we were allowed to dive, even backflips. Dang lawyers ...


6 posted on 07/04/2012 8:31:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and bring me safe to His heavenly kingdom.")
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To: Tax-chick

Hard to know which side to root for here.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 8:38:26 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: Tax-chick
When I was a girl,

When I was a boy I never saw a cop at the pool.

Life Guards had unquestioned authority. If they blew their whistle and told you to stop what ever you were doing you stopped.

But that was 40 odd years ago.

8 posted on 07/04/2012 8:42:55 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: MindBender26

Fine, let ‘em dive and see what happens. Just have a Darwin Award ready.


9 posted on 07/04/2012 9:01:33 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

“Fine, let ‘em dive and see what happens. Just have a Darwin Award ready.”

Then they sue “the city” and get rich for hurting themselves on city property. Sounds like a super idea all around.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 9:06:04 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: MindBender26

What they need is a few Great Whites with empty stomachs.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 9:14:44 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: MindBender26
Cop Punched in Face / Another Sustains Wrist Injury

Am I the only one who clicked on the article to find out why the 2nd cop punched his partner?

12 posted on 07/04/2012 9:15:41 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: Farmer Dean

We have three pools in our neighborhood and all are staffed by teenage lifeguards. Each year brings a new set of problems. Way too many mothers are wanting to take babies in the big pool without appropriate diaper covers and we have had a large number of adults who insist on swimming in anything but swim attire. Eating is no longer allowed in the swimming area but in an adjoining picnic area, primarily because adults were not picking up their trash. It is the mothers and adults that we have problems with, not the kids.


13 posted on 07/04/2012 9:18:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Hardraade

lol on sharks


14 posted on 07/04/2012 9:31:43 PM PDT by Mr Apple ( The first priority is get Obama out of the White House!)
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To: Lurker
Hard to know which side to root for here.

I know where they all come from now, since last week with SCJ Roberts.

15 posted on 07/04/2012 9:33:43 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Farmer Dean

A melanometric melee!


16 posted on 07/04/2012 9:41:20 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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Williamsburg: Mostly Amish with a few Orthodox Jews who normally shun public bathing pools and, at the edges, some young white college grads who are gentrifying the old ‘hood. Wonder which crowd the unruly and uncivil hail from.
17 posted on 07/04/2012 10:21:04 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Tax-chick

McCarren Pool is only 4 feet deep.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 3:12:36 AM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Tax-chick

McCarren Pool is only 4 feet deep.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 3:12:46 AM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Godwin1

McCarren Pool isn’t in Williamsburg, it’s in Greenpoint.


20 posted on 07/05/2012 3:17:30 AM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Godwin1

McCarren Pool isn’t in Williamsburg, it’s in Greenpoint.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 3:17:42 AM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: MindBender26

When the local community ban together the prevent cops from doing thier job to make the streets safer, the criminals have a friend and become more brazen.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 4:25:53 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: MindBender26
The Amish again!

Sons Of Barack. SOBs.

23 posted on 07/05/2012 4:30:30 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ffusco
McCarren Pool is only 4 feet deep.

They should lower it to 2 feet and let these clowns dive if they sign a waiver. Have a whole line of ambulances ready to take them to a new Obamacare-funded paraplegic center.

24 posted on 07/05/2012 4:34:56 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: MindBender26

Police needed to maintain order at a swimming pool? How reflective of today’s problems. The city should just let these people sweat in the streets. Instead they were given a place to cool off and have a good time, and they can’t even behave themselves for a few hours and enjoy it. Pity for the cops who have to patrol the pool, in the sweltering heat and in full uniform. Has to be a really miserable assignment, let alone having to control the animals.


25 posted on 07/05/2012 5:06:08 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: CitizenM

before the libs and feminists took over, cops in NYC had to be over 5’8”and pass a rigorous physical(climbing over 8’ walls, weights, boxing,1/2 mile runs, etc)Not too many challenges to their authority in those days.


26 posted on 07/05/2012 9:08:31 AM PDT by capt B
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To: CitizenM
Police needed to maintain order at a swimming pool?

Believe me, you would rather drop dead from a heat stroke than go anywhere near one of these city pools.

27 posted on 07/05/2012 9:15:12 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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