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Re: The state of things in Dumbfuckistan

#41  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 25, 2023 7:16 pm

Today, I sent this to our local chief of police after I observed one of them driving while distracted:

Chief Denham,

On January 24, 2023, at 17:03, at the intersection of Pearl St and Main St, then again at Pearl and Centralia College Blvd, I observed your community service officer in a marked car with the number 53 on the trunk violating department policy.

I was in the right lane, your officer was in the left. We were abreast of each other. My vehicle is taller, and I had a clear view into the front seat of your officer’s police car.

I observed your officer using his MDC while driving his vehicle, with his right hand operating the keyboard. I first saw the motion of his hand while waiting next to your officer at the red traffic light on Pearl and Main. When the light changed to green, we both proceeded. Your officer continued to use his MDC. I observed this until the traffic light at Pearl and Centralia College Blvd which was also red. When that traffic light turned green, your officer accelerated away faster than I did from the intersection, and I lost my view into his front seat.

For your viewing pleasure, I’ve excerpted the exact paragraph from your policy manual that forbids your officers from doing what I observed one do.

“419.4.1 USE WHILE DRIVING Use of the MDC by the vehicle operator should be limited to times when the vehicle is stopped. Information that is required for immediate enforcement, investigative, tactical or safety needs should be transmitted over the radio.

In no case shall an operator attempt to send or review lengthy messages while the vehicle is in motion.”

Laws for me, but not for thee, huh? I am not allowed to even use my telephone while driving, for obvious driving safety reasons. When we do so, we are a risk to others. Maybe you can have your community service officer explain how we are not at risk from his inattentive, distracted driving while your officers type away on their mobile computers.

We expect your officers to comply with the same laws they enforce. I expect you to see to it that happens.


I’m sure this sort of thing isn’t isolated to the area here. It’s just another bit of noise that adds to the pile of shit.

It isn’t the first time I’ve offered them feedback. One of their cars rolled through a right turn at a red light in front of me as I was waiting to use the crosswalk. I had to take a step back to keep my feet away from his wheels. When I called them to complain about it, all I got from the sergeant on duty was copsplaining as he began actually yelling at me on the phone. You can imagine how well I received that behavior. I’ll be damned if I have to accept that shit from my public servants. That sergeant knew exactly whom he worked for after I dressed him down for raising his voice to me.

Again, I am certain this is not isolated to this area. But, these assholes certainly do have an us vs them attitude to the citizens they claim to serve.
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Re: The state of things in Dumbfuckistan

#42  Postby THWOTH » Jan 26, 2023 10:15 am

The_Metatron wrote:...

Motherfuckers.

So, I penned a letter to the editor of our local newspaper.

Please go take a look: https://www.chronline.com/stories/lette ... ily,307789?

I am proud of this letter, and honestly surprised the local republican rag published it. I am the author, so here is my letter, in its entirety.

...


Top notch communique.

There's also the human rights angle as well as the constitutional rights angle, but I guess the Constitution probably resonates a bit harder with the readership.


In 1989 the UN developed a convention to ensure the human rights of children around an internationally legally binding structure: UN Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC). They did this to specifically affirm that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights did extend to minors--a child is definitly a person--because in some countries minors fell into a grey categorical area as far as their fundamental rights were concerned.

The CRC obliges all signatories (PDF) to take active steps "towards a holistic implementation of child justice systems that promote and protect children’s rights; To reiterate the importance of prevention and early intervention, and of protecting children’s rights at all stages of the system; To promote key strategies for reducing the especially harmful effects of contact with the criminal justice system, in line with increased knowledge about children’s development."

The US has not signed the convention.
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Re: The state of things in Dumbfuckistan

#43  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 26, 2023 4:11 pm

Thanks for your compliment.

Knowing what I now know, witnessing how these fuckers over here treat their children, I am not at all surprised the US didn’t sign it. They would lose many lifetime “justice system” customers.
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Re: The state of things in Dumbfuckistan

#44  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 27, 2023 2:18 am

I poked our chief of police today over my message about his officer driving while using his computer. I told him I tried to settle this between he and I, but ignoring me would result in me filing a formal complaint, which will become a public record for all to see. He answered me, agreeing that it was a violation of policy, and referring the behavior to the officer’s supervisor for action.

That’s all I wanted from him.

Today, there are now at least three local police who know in their bones that someone is watching and will take action when one of their blue line thugs misbehaves.

This pleases me greatly.
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Re: The state of things in Dumbfuckistan

#45  Postby THWOTH » Jan 27, 2023 3:36 am

Watch your back TM.
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#46  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 27, 2023 3:25 pm

THWOTH wrote:Watch your back TM.

At all times, my friend.
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Re: The state of things in Dumbfuckistan

#47  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 27, 2023 4:06 pm

Motherfuckers in Memphis, Tennessee are groveling for calm in anticipation of what people are going to do when they see what those five pigs did to Tyre Nichols.

They want peace.

I cannot improve on Tolkien:

We will have peace," said Théoden at last thickly and with an effort. Several of the Riders cried out gladly. Théoden held up his hand. "Yes, we will have peace," he said now in a clear voice, "we will have peace, when you and all your works have perished--and the works of your dark master to whom you would deliver us. You are a liar, Saruman, and a corrupter a men's hearts. You hold out your hand it to me, and I perceive only a finger of the claw of Mordor. Cruel and cold! Even if your war on me was just--as it was not, for were you ten times as wise you would have no right to rule me and mine for your own profit as you desired--even so, what will you say of your torches in Westfold and the children that lie dead there? And they hewed Háma's body before the gates of the Hornburg, after he was dead. When you hang from a gibbet at your window for the sport of your own crows, I will have peace with you and Orthanic. So much for the house of Eorl. A lesser son of great sires am I, but I do not need to lick your fingers. Turn elsewhither. But I fear your voice has lost its charm.


The question I want answered from every police department in the country is simple:

What makes you different than the Memphis PD?

They aren’t going to have peace. Police will die over this, and they have well earned their fates.
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