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Neighbors Furious After Video Shows Cops Take Laughing Selfie in Front of a Burning Home

Long Island, NY — While a Long Island house was engulfed in flames, two police officers with the Nassau County Police Department were captured on video taking a smiling selfie right in front of it. And now the neighbors are furious.

The fire, which raged on with no one trying to put it out, including the selfie-taking cops, destroyed the home.

While the idea of two people taking selfies in front of a fire may not sound like that big of a deal, the idea of two public servants doing it is certainly uncalled for — and the neighbors are upset.

“It’s disgusting. I don’t like that because it shows no concern about the people in the neighborhood,” said a neighbor who asked not to be named.

“People in the neighborhood just lost a house, and you’re going to sit there taking selfies,” he said.

Both ironically and hypocritically, a non-cop was seen in the same footage attempting to take a selfie. However, he was quickly shut down by the cops — who just took a selfie.

“I don’t think it was appropriate for the peace officers to be behaving like that,” a neighbor named Vera told NBC 4.

Not surprisingly, calling themselves a ‘law enforcement family,’ the owners of the burning home told reporters off-camera that they were not upset with the cops gloating in front of their burning home.

According to the police department, however, they don’t feel the same way.

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“The contents of this video are very concerning to the department and are currently under investigation,” the Nassau County Police Department said in a statement to NBC 4 New York. “If these officers are found to be in violation of any department rules and regulations, they will be appropriately disciplined.”

Again, posing for a selfie in front of a fire is something that a lot of people would have done. However, doing it in uniform while laughing is the type of unprofessional behavior that is causing so much of the divide in America today.

This family was experiencing a tragedy and all the cops thought to do at that time was exploit it for a selfie.

Oddly enough, police taking tasteless selfies at the expense of victims is not that uncommon. In September of 2014, a police officer was captured on camera taking a selfie as a man leaped to his death behind him. 

Two Kansas City cops were the subject of an internal investigation after they were photographed posing for photos in front of a stop sign that read, “Cops Stop Murder’n.” This selfie was particularly tasteless as it mocked all victims of police murder.

In November, illustrating the sick nature of some police officers, a photo surfaced of a cop posing with a woman’s son who died in his home. The man’s mother has since come forward to demand answers as to why this sicko felt it necessary to degrade her poor son in such a disgusting manner.

  • David Daisy May Boldock

    I think cops before they are allowed into the system need to be evaluated first by several psychiatrists, who should be accountable that they are up to the job, thereby making any subsequent lawsuits valid.

    • Skyler Rosey

      They ARE. but when a cop fails he sues then wins and there ya go. I’m from Long Island and actually was called filthy names by a cop who I later found out (I saw his file) he failed his psych test. He has had numerous complaints from innocent citizens including rape & child abuse. I was just one of them. And he’s still a cop!! I swear on my dogs this is ALL true.

      • David Daisy May Boldock

        I do not dispute at all any of what you say Rosey, and that in itself is a sad reflection on how things are. The tide needs to turn before many more are sent six feet under, not to mention those that they beat senseless. 🙂

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  • Guy

    Why should these two disgusting men, masquerading as cop’s, give a tinklers damn, what anybody cares or thinks about ?

    Them and thouse like them, have allready proven what everyone allready knows, that cops don’t give a shit about any one, except for themselves, especially when they are in fear for their lives, which is all the time !

    Then for the department brass, to come out and act like community bridge builders, saying they are going to investigate it, is just to me, more icing on the cake !

    Next time a cop gets into a accident, or blown away for crap like this, somebody ought to take a selfie of his poor ass, and post it here and everywhere, so the whole friggin world, can laugh and point at the miserable SOB. See how they like it ! Yeah right, as if I should give a damn, what they think, why ? Because they have a badage and gun on there hip ? Respect is given to thouse that earn it, not because they wear a uniform, no matter who the hell they are ! Including our Military, lot’s of putz there too, where do you suppose most of these low IQ’d, knuckle dragging creeps, come from in the first place, not Disney Land !

    • Skyler Rosey

      OMG stop saying CAKE!! I want cake soooo badly.

      • Guy

        Banana Coconut Cream, with shaved dark chocolate sprinkles on top, or Baked Alaska and a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream on the side !

        • Skyler Rosey

          Homemade yellow cake w/ chocolate filling & icing OR lemon pudding filling, vanilla icing with shredded coconut on top.

  • Abz B Zbas

    Apparently these city employees don’t have enough work to do. Chief should make them pick up trash while on duty.

  • MrRetloc

    Lack of accountability supports continued police abuse of the public. It goes deeper … when integrity is measured by misguided and false doctrine, such as remaining silent in the face of injustice, is considered appropriate, to avoid departmental embarrassment. Silence in the face of injustice, will never exemplify Honor. When doing the “right thing” in support of justice becomes the measure of loyalty, integrity is diminished and honor; both personal and institutional, dies!

    • jackithepi

      Very well said!!!!!

  • MrRetloc

    It is widely recognized that an arsonist, experiences a heightened sense of excitement, by “sticking around” to witness the destruction. Just a thought!

  • Daniel

    To serve and protect… their paychecks and retirement funds.

  • tom browne

    our police have degenerated into infantile jerks. some of them try to photograph up womens skirts or in changing rooms. drunken perverts with guns. there is more to the job than just showing up.

    • Skyler Rosey

      SO you think this behavior is new? Hahahahaaaa!!!!!!1111

  • Badcopwatch

    The police are the citizens worst enemy in this country. They cannot and will not help anyone but themselves. It’s no wonder the hatered and disgust these assholes bring to themselves. It’s also easy to see why they’re getting shot and killed today.

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  • Ibcamn

    cops are worthless fucktards,nothing more than criminals and terrorists.