Comic 1107 - Memory Shards 08

25th Nov 2014, 9:00 PM
Memory Shards 08
Average Rating: 5 (22 votes)

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Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 11:15 PM edit delete
BTW folks super spiffy double long strip on Friday ! ( It ends the Dolly short ) And we satrt back in Monday with the main storyline :D
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jamie59 25th Nov 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

Nothing pisses off a cop more than being shown up & doing every thing correctly
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

EDIT::: appeently in my urge to make a witty and comical comment it didn't come out right and I have no idea what i was talking about now.. So im deleting my comment .. >_<
Tokyo Rose 25th Nov 2014, 11:55 PM edit delete reply

There should be a label on painkillers and alcohol alike: "Warning! May cause you to think you are funnier than you actually are." ;)
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 11:56 PM edit delete reply

Hell yes.. Pain killers make a lot of things funnier than they really are..
Marcus Ramesy 26th Nov 2014, 6:30 AM edit delete reply

ive seen that label on some bottles of alcohol :P
Centcomm 27th Nov 2014, 12:30 AM edit delete reply

LOL .. is still giggling at something not funny .. >_<
Dragonrider 25th Nov 2014, 9:34 PM edit delete reply

"Look I did your job for you, again. Tell your patrol to quit chasing the waitress at the Donut Shop. So I don't have to do it next time too."
Haegan2005 25th Nov 2014, 10:13 PM edit delete reply

I very much so get that feeling from this conversation. And I note that all the NTPD is willing to really do is yell.

I do note that she is not under arrest, nor do I expect her to be. She knows exactly where the line is, and knows how not to cross it. Probably has to do with raising the Taylor girls I suspect!
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 10:43 PM edit delete reply

Capt. Tamara's position will be a bit clearer after the next page :D BTW only one more page after this :D
Rms2000 26th Nov 2014, 2:23 AM edit delete reply

I feel obliged to contradict your statement about the NTPD only being willing to yell. While it's true that they haven't done much in this case, I recall a sequence earlier in the series in which a certain NTPD officer put some serious hurt on a certain person who had been murdering androids for fun. I suppose in that regard, the NTPD is like many other large organizations in that the responses from them can vary greatly depending on who exactly ends up at the scene first.
Haegan2005 26th Nov 2014, 5:04 PM edit delete reply

Different circumstances, Different actions. They will not do anything other then yell at Dolly as anything else will simply get them in serious trouble with their bosses. Especially since Dolly has done not a thing illegal in her actions.

It's kinda like deliberately arresting the mayors daughter cause she was at the scene of a crime. Aaand you have no idea who actually killed some random person there. It just will not end well.

Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

LOL...not the best thing to say ..
velvetsanity 25th Nov 2014, 10:38 PM edit delete reply

"Oh, it's you...*sigh*"

Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 10:43 PM edit delete reply

heheh :D
DLKmusic 25th Nov 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply

My thoughts, exactly, Velvet...

And of course it would have to end with Cap'n Crunchette trying to dress her down...
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 11:16 PM edit delete reply

LOL "Cap'n Crunchette" cant stop giggling .. :D
Sheela 26th Nov 2014, 5:35 PM edit delete reply

The best thing is, that the "oh, it's you" could be directed at both Dolly *and* Minx. :D

Dolly, because she can be nosy, and Minx because of her bad luck .. I suspect it's not the first time her bad luck made her end up in a police station.
Centcomm 27th Nov 2014, 12:29 AM edit delete reply

no.. not its not. ( Minx that is.. )
Skweeee 25th Nov 2014, 11:09 PM edit delete reply

Never pop a cop's ego bubble. It's the only real crime these days.
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 11:13 PM edit delete reply

it can be :D
Tokyo Rose 25th Nov 2014, 11:40 PM edit delete reply

Things will become somewhat clearer in the next page. I personally make a distinction between "ego" and "morale".
Fairportfan 25th Nov 2014, 11:12 PM edit delete reply

Getting told you're not doing your job right, by someone who has the power (if only second-hand) to make it stick just brightens every cop's day no end.
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 11:14 PM edit delete reply

oh so very much .. :D
Draginbeard 25th Nov 2014, 11:20 PM edit delete reply

Not that Dolly shouldnt have the right to defend herself, but antagonizing the police for being slow and hinting at incompetence, might not be the best policy either.

What was that line from Bladerunner? "If your not cop, you're little people." I think?
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 11:52 PM edit delete reply

Well Dolly isnt "little people eather" however she broke no laws in rescuing Minx.. :D I did like that line from Blade runner though
Rashala 26th Nov 2014, 1:00 AM edit delete reply

Mentally imagining this argument with Tedee instead of dolly here...WOW.... I mean talk about cussing ;)
DLKmusic 26th Nov 2014, 11:37 AM edit delete reply

I don't think Teedee would have just caught his hand though. She would have probably put a Noctis style hurt on the guy. "Alive means able to communicate meaningfully within two days of medical treatment".
If it HAD been Teedee, Cap'n Crunchette's reaction would be justified, and TeeDee would have been arrested.

Then again, do you really imagine TeeDee being willing to relinqush her weapon when the police arrive?
Centcomm 27th Nov 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

if it had been Teedee she would have beaten him until he was dead. or just short of it.
Rashala 27th Nov 2014, 2:30 PM edit delete reply

I know this Centy I meant the chewing out AFTER ;)
SquallLion 26th Nov 2014, 1:45 AM edit delete reply

top 30!
mjkj 26th Nov 2014, 2:32 AM edit delete reply

Yup, TWC is back to once a day per IP so the up and down should level off now.
DizzasterJuice 26th Nov 2014, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

The bot and wifi voting is so out of control anymore on TWC it's ridiculous. They've lost all credibility as to where any comic should be rated. All TWC cares about is traffic so they won't do anything about it.
If you discounted all the bots DC would be more like in 15th-20th place.
Centcomm 27th Nov 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

well im glad we dont use bots but its sad how many others do.. maybe thats how some of those comics stay so high ..
DizzasterJuice 5th Dec 2014, 6:51 AM edit delete reply

I'll have to eat my words. So far this month they got rid of all of the bots.
mjkj 26th Nov 2014, 2:23 AM edit delete reply

Yayy for superlong Friday and yayy for continuing storyline :D

Oh, that office bot is just jealous... I like Ally (from about 160 pages back) better.

...instead of taking care of the victim she is berating the rescuer...

velvetsanity 26th Nov 2014, 7:25 AM edit delete reply

I bet she's tired of Dolly making the NTPD look bad :D
Centcomm 27th Nov 2014, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

maaaayyyybe :D
Centcomm 27th Nov 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply

well the officer is not a "Bot" remember being called a Bot is tantamount to being called a non person to a Android.
DizzasterJuice 26th Nov 2014, 8:17 AM edit delete reply

Try not to think of it as being "scrapped". It's more like recycled. :)
Centcomm 27th Nov 2014, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

sheeesh :D
XMinusOne 26th Nov 2014, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
Bad cop, no doughnut.

The reason I carry a gun is because a cop is too heavy.

When seconds count, the cops are minutes away.
Zimriel 19th Aug 2017, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
Beat me to it on that last comment.

(By almost three years.)

The jerk store is all out of you!
jas 26th Nov 2014, 2:34 PM edit delete reply

Translation: "Do not mess with Dolly. Dolly is the best there is at what she does (even if sometimes if protecting people requires her to not be very nice)."
Centcomm 27th Nov 2014, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

she could have been a LOT less nice .. :D
KarToon12 26th Nov 2014, 9:26 PM edit delete reply

Isn't there some kind of Good Samaritan law this would fall under?
Boren 27th Nov 2014, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
Self defense and or defense of another is a vary sticky subject and has in fact been in the news several times this past year. The laws vary a lot from state to state but some things that tend to hold true is most cases are: one to claim self defense you must not have a ready method of retreat/escape available, this could prove an issue for Dolly as with her speed and strength it's fairly clear she could have just picked up Minx and run, and jackass never could have caught up. Some states have what's known as a "stand your ground" law that does not require this, however those are the minority. Second to have a claim of self defense hold you must at no point in the confrontation become the aggressor ie someone taking a swing at you is not license to beat the tar out of them then claim self defense. An aggressive prosecutor could make the case that given Dollies vastly superior strength and speed she was never in any real danger and therefor nearly breaking the mans hand crossed the line into her committing assault, unlikely given the circumstances, but possible if say you got someone who wanted to make an example of Dolly to show that no one is "above the law". All of this, however, is just speculation as without truly knowing New Troys penal code I'm just making extrapolations based on US law
Centcomm 27th Nov 2014, 12:25 AM edit delete reply

without getting too far into a debate about NT law Dolly is a "Guardian" however she is built to defend others its part of her core makeup.

as far as the Law goes Dolly had every right to step into the situation and nutrilize it. SHe has done so and ensured the perp wpould not flee the scene sort of a citizens arrest duer to Dollys high security clearance shes allowed some judgement calls . The next update will clarify where the captain stands on this But notice Dolly is not in a cell or is she restrained.
Sheela 27th Nov 2014, 9:48 AM edit delete reply

Dolly the honorary police officer! :)
Boren 27th Nov 2014, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
So would that kinda put her in the same general category as a privet investigator?
Sheela 27th Nov 2014, 2:23 PM edit delete reply

Probably more akin to a mix of Bodyguard / Local Security guard, with extended priveledges.
Centcomm 28th Nov 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

Yes sheela pretty much :D
velvetsanity 27th Nov 2014, 6:40 PM edit delete reply

As I said in a previous page, Dolly could possibly be considered to be the equivalent of the Presidential Detachment of the U.S. Secret Service. AKA 'Federal Agent' ;)
Centcomm 28th Nov 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

thats pretty close.. :D
velvetsanity 27th Nov 2014, 6:38 PM edit delete reply

You know, in reading this page again, the argument between Dolly and the captain seems an awful lot like a local-federal jurisdictional dispute ROFL
Centcomm 28th Nov 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

it really does :D
Dongaria 27th Nov 2014, 8:47 PM edit delete reply

Best part of this comment thread: A legit explanation of self defense in legal terms. Lol. I love that. It means your readers are super invested. Also, Centcom, fantastic work as usual.
Boren 27th Nov 2014, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
Well I just kinda happen to have a degree in the subject so...
Centcomm 28th Nov 2014, 12:29 AM edit delete reply

thank you Dongaria .. I adore when the readers pick at things and have discussions over stuff and it makes me very very happy :D
Sheela 28th Nov 2014, 5:23 AM edit delete reply

Shoulda seen the discusions on artificial intelligence that sometimes pop up.

Like in Luna Star when Amy sparked.
They can be .. lengthy! :D
rfaramir 2nd Dec 2014, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
"We've got badges, you don't!"

My my, sounds like someone believes the myth that shiny badges and magic costumes grant extra rights.
Oldarmourer 27th Jun 2019, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
The one thing people always fail to take into account is "what was this patrol doing that delayed their response ?"
dealing with a similar case ?
responding to a robbery/assault ?
dealing with someone OD'd in an alleyway ?
scraping some kid off the pavement after some drunken driver ran them over ?
doing the paperwork from any of the above ?
listening to some 'taxpayer' berate them for not having the answer to the stupid question they asked right at their fingertips ?
There's a lot more to the job than donuts and waitresses...a HELLUVA lot more

/rant off
Gilrandir 27th Jun 2019, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
I agree with you, @Oldarmourer, that there is much more to the job than donuts and waitresses. And I am thankful for the fine men and women in uniform that dedicate themselves to making my world a safer place. However, I will suggest that your point applies only from a certain perspective.

When one is doing the after-incident analysis, or considering next year's budget, or reassigning patrol regions or even doing performance assessments on involved personnel, what they were doing to keep them from being on the scene is completely relevant. If I am the one on the scene at the time, and they aren't, to me the why becomes irrelevant. I have to figure out (as Dolly did) what I am going to do, taking into account the fact they aren't there. (Which may well include 'wait'.) 'Why' is much less of a concern at that point.
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