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Any Time Spent Being Outraged About A Rutland Cop Taking A Selfie At O’Connor’s Just Distracts From The Real Problem Of Our Broken Immigration System


A lot of people tagged Clarence Woods Emerson in this Facebook post yesterday.

Erin Ethier is a relative of the woman killed at O’Connor’s Restaurant last week, and her post has a lot of people outraged. I share my thoughts on this topic on TB Daily News. Read it here.


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34 Comment(s)
  • Ray Patriarca
    Old Gumshoe
    July 9, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Note to all Public Safety people:
    Stay the fuck off social media !!
    These SJW types are just looking for anything to use, whether true or untrue, to string you up by the balls !
    I left FB about 6 years ago.
    Even though I’m retired, the last thing I want is some malcontent SJW misconstruing my FB content.
    If you are in Public Safety, or work in the public domain…..STAY OFF FACEBOOK !
    It’s sad that it’s come to this, but for your own safety and self preservation, it is what it is

  • Theresa M
    July 9, 2019 at 7:18 am


  • Theresa M
    July 9, 2019 at 7:16 am

    The woman’s anger is definitely misdirected at the wrong person. Perhaps she look more deeply into the scum that she dated who eventually got her killed. That’s the real problem; not a harness photo. Anything to shame an officer. The comments about the officer below her post are disrespectful, classless, and disgusting.

  • murdochpatsymcreynolds
    Old Tom Morris
    July 8, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    He looks like a fat drunk faaaag.

    • Trooper Angela Guerrera
      July 8, 2019 at 9:29 pm

      If he’s a drunk and wants me to suck him in a drunken orgy, send him my way. I’ll even keep my French and electric blue uniform on for him.

  • WeRFucked
    July 8, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Let’s not attack the sister’s shitty taste in men that got her killed. Instead, let’s look for anything that can upset us.

    This doesn’t happen to every girl with an ex-boyfriend. This happens every once in a while to a nice girl who didn’t see the guy was crazy.

    This guy was fucking crazy from the start. Your sister’s attraction to fucked up losers got her killed, not a dumb cop who posted a stupid selfie at a murder scene.

    Anyone else think social media is like fucking cancer?

  • whatevuh
    July 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Nobody ever said it took a lot of brains to be a cop, especially a Rutland cop

  • Nadia Yenraek
    Nadia Yenraek
    July 8, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Would someone please explain to me that this has to do with immigration?

    A US Citizen cop posted a pic taken outside a restaurant owned by a US Citizen where, a few days ago, a US Citizen murdered another US Citizen.

    WTF are you talking about?

    • bloop
      July 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      Sure thing dumb dumb. Let me help. The murderer is in the country illegally. He was deported and came back seemingly with no problem. Then he stalked and murdered an innocent American woman.
      It’s not that hard.

      • Nadia Yenraek
        Nadia Yenraek
        July 9, 2019 at 11:15 am

        Sorry, stupid. He’s a US Citizen, as confirmed by Masslive.

        • Dr. Ed
          July 10, 2019 at 1:49 pm

          He still entered the country illegally — he would have been arrested once his passport was scanned.

  • Ratchet Rollins D.A.
    July 8, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    White cop you best believe ima gonna prosecute all da way yo.
    Now da stabber ima let go because you see it was a minor misunderstandin between him and his boo that people of priviledge called murder but in my eyes was a tragic accident and my boi sufferred enough.
    Be sure to check out my coverage from zjuly 6th Boston Glibe. I am a black and brown defedandts prosecutor if you know what I mean. I will advocate for jail time for dis white cop for his horrenfous actions. I will reccommend probation and a midnight basketball program for my brown stabber.

  • ElJefe72
    July 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Social media is the devil’s work.

  • capone181
    Total Mayhem
    July 8, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I think it was in poor taste that he posted this, with no explanation. Also the timing is unbelievable.

    But being a cop in todays social media world, people are just looking for anything to crucify you. What was he thinking?

    July 8, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Outrage over what a man might have been thinking….. how soon until there are “thought crime” laws?

  • Cheddah
    July 8, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Was it dumb for this off-duty police officer to post a selfie in front of a presently controversial Worcester restaurant? Yeah.. Have I/We seen public servicemen post dumber, more outlandish, criminal, explicit stuff?? Absofuckinglutely!!!!
    Obviously this chick is very emotionally wounded at the moment and will take her anger out on anything.. I just wished she used that anger and focused it towards the illegal immigration problem and the spineless soft democratic MA judges…

    • Dave Lind
      July 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm

      Controversial? huh????

  • Barry Sotero
    July 8, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Maybe don’t shack up with filthy criminal aliens….

    • murdochpatsymcreynolds
      Auntie Zeituni
      July 8, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Watch yo” mouf!

      • murdochpatsymcreynolds
        Onyango Obama
        July 8, 2019 at 7:33 pm

        She’s right boy, hiccup….hiccup.

  • randiguy2006
    Does anyone really know what time it is?
    July 8, 2019 at 11:40 am

    “Any Time Spent Being Outraged About A Rutland Cop Taking A Selfie At O’Connor’s Just Distracts From The Real Problem Of Our Broken Immigration System”

    Yeah, peeps, you’re hereby not ever allowed to spend your time on older white men doing something bad cuz immigration is a worser issue.(Police indifference to a murder…is…like nothing.)

    Hey TB, can I have your permission to spend 5 minutes being outrage at the cop then, 23 hours and 55 minutes being outraged about our broken immigration system? Or am I not allowed at all to spend ANY time on that?

    Asking for a friend.

    • Jeff J
      It's the In Thing
      July 8, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      Yeah!! Cuz I just HAVE to be outraged about something. Otherwise, what would I do with my life?

  • Well, No Shit
    July 8, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Do you remember when people could do/think/say stupid shit, and only those who were with them would ever know that it happened?

    I’m speaking, of course, of “the good old days,” before the societal scourge known as “social media” became the platform on which to ruin your lives.

    Stay. The. Fuck. Off. From. Social. Media.

    Problem solved.

    • z
      July 8, 2019 at 11:18 am

      If you want people to think you are an asshole, social media is definitely the way to go.

    • Sir Wilfred Death
      July 8, 2019 at 11:53 am

      If you have a career, assets, or any kind of reputation that you value, you’d have to be out of your mind to post to social media right now.

      Social Media is Cancer

      • Well, No Shit
        July 8, 2019 at 11:57 am

        I absolutely agree.

        Everything that gets posted can be weaponized and used against you. Everything.

        No thanks.

  • randiguy2006
    July 8, 2019 at 10:58 am

    What shock. You turned a cop-being-an-asshole into an anti-immigration article.

  • hank
    July 8, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Maybe Erin should focus her energy on helping people in similar situations instead of waiting by the phone for a call from someone who has nothing to do with the circumstances she’s upset about.

  • hartf811
    July 8, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Is it me or is this guy a serious dick?
    But as for the dead girl, what was she thinking laying down with this stray dog covered with ticks? Drugs? Dick? What was it? Don’t star a fire you cant control.

    • z
      July 8, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Yes to the 1st.
      Yes to the 2nd.

      Should he be canned? Maybe if there’s a history of being an on the job dick.
      If not, just tell him “What are you thinking? Make a habit of this and you can make
      douchebag selfies all day long because you will have a lot of free time”.

      If he had posted this and was looking for a cop job, should he be hired? No.
      I wouldn’t take the chance. You hire someone and to a degree you are responsible for that someone.

    • Kim Wescott
      July 8, 2019 at 11:25 am

      I read somewhere they only met once, and she wanted nothing to do with him. He did not take kindly to her rebuff. POS.

      As far as Hartford, why are we blaming the victim?


  • Dick GoZinya
    July 8, 2019 at 10:46 am

    What exactly about that pic was inappropriate? Lighten the fuck up..

  • Dick Scratcher
    July 8, 2019 at 10:40 am

    I am such a hardo!

    • dowen0895
      Dick Scratcher
      July 8, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Who is this pretending to be me?

      Off you fuck!!


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