From the Police Blotter: A Street Cop Glossary

 

Police officers have phrases that describe behavior that will not appear in an Incident Report. The behavior will be described. Jargon will not appear in the report.

1. Anti-social tendencies: Resists arrest.
2. Frequent Flyer: Runs from police.
3. Slow learner: See #1 and #2.

Jerome Roman exhibits all of these behaviors. There will be Soros prosecutors, elected officials, judges, including all of the same at the federal level of government that are simply slow learners. Voters in certain states, and municipalities can, and do fit in the slow learner column. That’s how we get Jerome Romans on the streets.

NEW YORK CITY, NY– An NYPD lieutenant, who reportedly is assigned to a unit that specifically targets gun violence in the Bronx, was shot in the ankle during a physical struggle with a suspected gang member – who bears an extensive criminal record – earlier in July.

Police officials say that the officer’s injury was a “through and through” gunshot wound and that they have the suspect accused of the shooting in custody.

Mr. Roman is 26 years old and he hasn’t wasted too much time in those 26 years building an impressive resume.

The suspect taken into custody, later identified as 26-year-old Jerome Roman, was described as a well-known gang member in the area.

Roman reportedly has at least 25 prior arrests on his record, with past charges ranging from menacing, gang assault, to even a previous alleged murder – which the record on the case is reportedly sealed.

Resisting arrest, fighting with police officers, attempting to use a firearm, and wounding a police officer means you won’t be able to use your booking photo on an internet dating site.

NYPD lieutenant shot in ankle during struggle with gang member

I’m sure we’ll hear from the second-chance crowd that Mr. Roman deserves another chance. It seems that slow learners have difficulty counting. He’s had 25 chances to change his behavior.

This story caught my attention because I met a Jerome Roman wannabe one night on the streets. He had just robbed a 16-year-old that tried to buy pot. He took the kid’s money but didn’t provide the pot. When I was questioning him, he told me there was something I should know. He started to pull a pistol from his waistband. I pinned him to the hood of his car and told him to let go of the gun. He said it wasn’t real and just wanted to show me the gun.

I would like to think that it was my clear, repeated commands of; “Let go of the gun” that convinced him to let go of the gun. I suspect that bouncing his head off the hood of his car a couple of times finally convinced him to do what I told him to do.

His gun was a replica pistol, a replica that could have cost him his life.

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  1. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Doug Watt: Roman reportedly has at least 25 prior arrests on his record,

    Would that be getting arrested 25 different times, or arrested on 25 different charges, some of which may have been combined into a single arrest event? I ask because getting yourself arrested 25 separate times takes quite some energy. He’d almost need to be one of those guys who gets himself arrested and released multiple times in a single night. 

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  2. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Doug Watt: Roman reportedly has at least 25 prior arrests on his record,

    Would that be getting arrested 25 different times, or arrested on 25 different charges, some of which may have been combined into a single arrest event? I ask because getting yourself arrested 25 separate times takes quite some energy. He’d almost need to be one of those guys who gets himself arrested and released multiple times in a single night.

    According to the story he has 25 prior arrests. There may be some combined charges. Most individuals start out with misdemeanors before they start hitting home runs. The subject in this post seems to be swinging for the fences now.

    My partner and I had an arrest of a frequent flyer that entered a convivence with three friends. All they stole was beer and chips. Simple shoplifts, except for the fact that two of the group would hold the clerk at knife point. They did this three times in one week. We caught the driver. They turned a simple misdemeanor shoplift, no jail time, into three felony armed robbery crimes. Our arrest for one crime led to three armed robbery felony charges.

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  3. Stad Coolidge
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    People never learn, and the trend among black suspects is getting worse – if you resist arrest, only bad things are going to happen.  The more you resist, the badder those things are . . .

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  4. Percival Thatcher
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    Doug Watt: a previous alleged murder – which the record on the case is reportedly sealed.

    How many acquittals do they seal, I wonder?

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  5. Old Bathos Moderator
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    The more arrests, the more evidence of the fact that society failed this young scholar.  I think direct insertion into the Brown, Oberlin or Evergreen State student body would be just the thing–and a big diversity boost to dorm life as well as make walking across the quad more of an adventure and social experience.

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  6. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Just seeing this guy’s face makes me want to give him a hickory shampoo.

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