If ya'll knew what a great detective Officer McLaughlin is like I do, ya'll would stick a sock in it and stop with the jibbity jabbity. I recall a hair raising incident on Andrews Avenue just a few years ago where Det. McLaughlin saved the day. A group of black banditos from Cleveland randomly targeted the house of a Lakewood School crossing guard for burglary. He came home after lunchtime duty and caught the punkers hauling stuff out of his abode.
Det. McLaughlin was among those who came charging to the scene. He cornered one of the hoodrats in a backyard and placed him under arrest. The slimy spermer locked his hand onto a fence and would not release it. Det. McLaughlin made a fist and pounded on the idiot's paw until he released his. In the process, Det. McLaughlin BROKE HIS OWN HAND!! How's that for a dedicated public servant?
Those of you who swing at the Lakewood Public Library with frequency have certainly seen Det. McLaughlin in action as he moonlights there several days per week. I tell you I saw him standing out behind in the parking lot on a lazy Sunday afternoon several years back. He was taking in some fresh air when in the distance there were loud squeals of a car tire. Sounded like horseplay, except it was something you had to see to believe.
Flying down Mars Avenue was car going 50...60 miles per hour trying to run down a bicyclist. The hooptie flew onto Detroit and then back around the Dollar General parking lot. Without the slightest hesitation, Det. McLaughlin slipped into his cape and was a goshdurn superhero you had to see it to believe it. He ran right into the middle of it. He managed to stop the car and rescue the bicyclist. Here's the amazing part: He did it all without drawing his piece. He projected his voice and used some strong body language to get things under control. Turned out the driver was chasing some fella who he thought stole his bicycle. It was right out of a superhero movie. No doubt Det. McLaughlin saved that man's lives.
So, before all ya'll bring out the boiling oil and bury him, ya'll ought to pause and get real cause this ain't nuthin but a slow news day and that's all it is.
ZERO tolerance should be the policy!
So much for equal rights, when you have officers (guardians of the community) acting like immature imbeciles!
Just stay away from KNR overall & local sports talk in NE Ohio takes a huge step forward.
Over 8 years later and Marsha is still in prison. The wheels of justice turn very slowly for her but the junk science of SBS has since been proven wrong many times. Dr. Steiner himself has been proven wrong in court on at least FIVE cases that I know of. SBS cases are being overturned all over the USA and the world. SBS is something the average person knows little or nothing about and therefore depend on doctors to explain. The fact that there is great disagreement as to it's cause and diagnosis between expert doctors should alone be enough to show reasonable doubt. She did not receive a fair trial. The jury was threatened by the prosecutor at closing arguments by saying "Do not get yourself into serious trouble" if they didn't vote guilty, while they showed the jury very slowly the 53 gruesome autopsy photos on a large screen for the fourth time.(Brainwashing tactics) I saw it. I was there.
If there were something funny about the situation perhaps Robin would have laughed, but there was nothing funny about this situation. The intent of playing that song was to insult. The act was extremely unprofessional, hurtful and entirely inappropriate.
Or have a sense of humor....C'mon Trans Genders...Have a sense of humor....You still were busted for shoplifting...have a sense of humor....
Shameful lack of empathy on display by the police. Makes you wonder how they would deal with someone on the street who didn't fit the mold.
I expected more from Lakewood PD. This is unacceptable behavior. When the President of the United States sticks up for transgender people in the State of the Union speech, it's way past time for people like Dec. Thomas McLaughlin to grow up and stop embarrassing himself, the police department, and the city of Lakewood.
What the hell would make someone so stupid and cruel?
Why do people, especially publications draw lines while unaware of actual facts, hearsay isn't a good foundation
wow, great listening to Peter!
Hey didn'y Badfinger play "Night Out at the Agora" in 1974, loved to see you dig that up.
@accuracy in reporting - Dropping ones drawers does not always refer to literally dropping your pants to the ground. Ignoring common sayings that don't always have literal meanings shows your inability to comprehend simple statements.
Secondly, this is the Scene magazine not the New York Times or Time magazine. If you expect an article you read to be delivered in a certain tone or with specific language go read something more sophisticated than a local Scene magazine. One would think an educated person like you that is well versed in diversity and culture would already know what a city's local Scene magazine is all about, apparently not though.
Lastly, there is a law in each state against public urination, look it up. Furthermore the court system has provided many people with public urination, public intoxication and even in some cases indecent exposure charges and those are all charges that have come when the person is hidden behind a dumpster or down an alley. In this case he was right in front of residential house. Whether or not he tried turning away from the people on the scene is irrelevant since the people who's house he was in front of could see him.
NE Ohio is doing well on the front but someone needs to buy a plane ticket and visit San Diego or Portland....light years ahead.
When you sensationalize and exaggerate, you lose credibility. "Dropped his drawers"? The video plainly shows he did not. The use of the words, "pissing" and "leak" to refer to urination shows a lack of culture and education.
Court rulings have stated that public urination may not even be crime if the person makes an effort to shield themselves from public view. The officer clearly attempted to get behind his truck and turned away from the persons on the scene.
Lastly, being intoxicated while being a passenger is not illegal.
He lives in shaker...and the broke city just bought him a 55000$ SUV.
He double dips as safety director and mayor.
Councilman King gets properties from city and land bank in shady deals.
Again, this T-Shirt is as dumb as the TCU banner that was placed at the National Championship game. VT is not in the BIG10 first of all and even if they were, we still would be National Champions because we had a better record than they did! They were 7-6 overall and 3-5 in their conference! Yes they beat us. It happens! Who is National Champion? THE Ohio State University! Not Alabama, Oregon, nor Florida State, and certainly not Baylor, TCU, or Virginia Tech! The Kansas City Chiefs are the only team in the NFL to beat the Patriots and Seahawks this year! Should they play the winner of the Superbowl? I think NOT!
if you see the video , the dude was totally shithoused.. he would have got an escort home with a slap on the wrist if TV crew hadn't been on scene.
What happened to the word urinating?
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