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12-09-07, 09:06 AM #1
Unemployed military veteran who robbed 18 businesses still pursuing police career with agency that arrested him
This one is like something we'd see in our Ask-A-Cop section.
OAKLAND, Calif.—Oakland police say an unemployed U.S. Army veteran they arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies had recently applied to be an Oakland cop—and still says he wants to be one.
Investigators say that 24-year-old Jason Brooks admitted to 18 armed robberies of East Bay businesses since May.
Brooks told them he did the robberies because he needed money for food and rent.
Police say he recently submitted an application to become an Oakland police officer, but did not have a test date scheduled. They added that even after his arrest, he told officers he still would like to join the force.
12-09-07, 09:33 AM #2
Well at least he knows his prospective employer!
12-09-07, 10:34 AM #3Corporal
- Join Date
- Rep Power
Only in Oakland...
12-09-07, 03:38 PM #4Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
12-09-07, 09:12 PM #5
if that don't work out he could try memphis. probably get it.
"A strong man stands up for himself. A stronger man stands up for others."
The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented
on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
expecting trouble?" "No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
brought my rifle."
(just stole this one hope you don't mind)
12-09-07, 09:19 PM #6
So do you think he has a chance after his probation is over??"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
Some people are meant to be the police......Some people are meant to call the police!!!
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" I believe that forgiving them (Terrorist) is God's function. OUR job is to arrange the meeting."
General Norman Schwartzkopf
Not all Muslims are Terrorists, but all Terrorists are Muslim.
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12-09-07, 09:37 PM #7
But he said sorry.The opinions of my posts are the sole responsibilty of my employer due to the fact that they have totally and completely warped my mind.
12-09-07, 11:30 PM #8
12-10-07, 12:20 AM #9
Now come on people, give the poor vet a chance.
He'll plead not guilty, and be found insane, go to the rubber room for a while, write a letter to the judge apologizing for his stupidity, and get set free with a clean record.
hell, he just might end up being a defense attorney since he has experience and all.YEAH, IM THE BERRIES, AND CHERRIES IN YOUR REAR VIEW MIRROR.
Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
Eat it, Play with it, or piss on it, and walk away!
As smart as man is, we haven't been able to invent a machine that can smell drugs or tell us where a person has walked,” Dogs are sophisticated investigative tools!
12-10-07, 02:35 PM #10
Good luck, buddy...Calm Like A Bomb...
“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
12-11-07, 10:04 PM #11
Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.
Not a LEO
In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.
12-11-07, 10:47 PM #12
well it is very nice in his world today thats for sure!http://www.allpoetry.com/Grunts%20Girl
We dallied under
Vine maples and sapling alders
Searched for lady slippers
Found blackberry riots and
An old skid road
Brought ghost ferns and
Hollows filled with
While waves wrapped
Intricate lacings of weeds
'Round mule spinners
His cyanotic eyes
Were hard enough to make
The sun turn tail and
Tender enough to attract me
To his world of illusion
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