Friday, March 24, 2017

All is swell!

     Remember the movie "Animal House"?  In one of Kevin Bacon's earliest roles he plays a butt kissing pledge of a fraternity (Chip Diller) who is also a member of Neidermeyer's ROTC regiment.  In the climactic final scene he can be seen, in uniform, screaming at the top of his lungs "all is well" as he is getting trampled by the chaotic masses running hysterically through the downtown streets.  I hate to say it, but that scene reminds me of someone.
     I have been a supporter of Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott since his appointment after the disastrous tenure of Ken Miller.  Chief Scott walked into a situation that was bad before Miller arrived and was made worse by Miller allowing City Council, the City manager and virtually every opportunistic antagonist in Greensboro to gain further access and influence over the police.  Our City Council has a "few" folks that are supportive of our officers and department but have no one that has any clue what being a police officer entails.  They also aren't trying to educate themselves either.  When is the last time any one of them did a ride along?  Citizen's academy?  Even the Citizen's Academy, though a good way to learn some things about the job, doesn't fully describe the day to day turmoil that can occur in an officer's life.  The job can be and is often a roller coaster of emotions that takes a very special type of individual to navigate.  There is stress in that job.  In 29 years of police work I never fully understood what the amount of that stress was or its' impact on my life.  It wasn't until after retiring did I realize the amount of stress that was there from the job.  What I did realize was the amount of stress that came from a very real part of that job that civilians usually do not consider; bureaucracy.
     Over the past month I have heard from many of my former colleagues.  They are not happy.  They are counting the days, minutes, seconds to retirement.  They are looking for new jobs.  Some are stuck because they are too close to retirement to leave without negatively affecting their futures and families.  Many who are not close to retirement or relatively new in the profession are leaving.  The department is very short on personnel.  The recent police academies are not being filled and cannot keep up with the attrition.  What was once a shining star among national law enforcement agency recognition has now been reduced to one of the lowest paid agencies in the area, state and nation.  North Carolina currently ranks as the 8th lowest paying state for law enforcement.  30 years ago, Greensboro trailed only the State Highway Patrol in this category.  It is now the least favorable agency to work for in Guilford County.
     Yet, Chief Scott is telling us "all is well"; the attrition seems to be trampling him going out the door.
     Why?  Does Chief Scott really believe this?  His officers don't.  A significant portion of his administrators don't.  The retirees that communicate with their former colleagues don't.  I would even wager a city councilman or two don't.  When Chief Scott says it, does he really mean it?
     Or, is Chief Scott in full survival mode?  I have written about, observed and fully believe that Chief Scott was the target and victim of an attempted coup.  Nelson Johnson and his cronies which include certain city council members as well as certain departmental members attempted mightily to have him removed so that he could be replaced with their guy but failed.  They will try again.  Nelson Johnson has been adamant about it since the moment he found out he wasn't getting his way the second Chief Scott was chosen.  28 years of hard work and dedication would be out the window short of achieving a deserved retirement costing him thousands if not millions of earned retirement benefits.  Has this caused Chief Scott to reduce his role as a leader of the department in order to do what is best for his family?
     I believe the answer is somewhere between the two points.  Family comes first.  He has no advocates of significance speaking on his behalf publicly.  Maybe the ridiculously left wing media isn't reporting on those advocates?  More likely, what advocates he has have not been speaking up because it is the easy way out.  Elections will be held in November but I see absolutely zero help on the horizon for our Chief, our department or even our city in the way of candidates who will make a difference or citizens that are paying attention to what has been going on the past 15 years.
     Going into survival mode requires a person in a position like Chief Scott's to agree to things he has to know won't work and can't work.  Beards and green hair may be cute and well meaning but do not inspire confidence with police officers when he is not loudly supporting officers who are being bombarded with stupid and inane agendists that are constantly allowed to disrupt council business meetings for the purposes of blaming police officers for daring to arrest criminals.  A good example is the recent discovery of a young man that apparently got himself arrested during Fun Fourth that Nelson Johnson has located as his most recent "victim" that he wants paid.  He also wants to use this against Chief Scott and if you have any notion that his reasons for getting involved are honorable, you are an idiot!  His history tells you that.  Just so happens I am familiar with this particular "victim" and his mother.  I guarantee you there are other SRO's, school personnel and administrators that are as well.
     Survival mode for Chief Scott (and I am basing this on knowing and working with him for years) requires a bit of self-induced denial".  In other words, he has to convince himself to a certain extent that these actions and words do not defy common sense policing or it can drive the honorable man and police officer that I know him to be crazy and destroy him from inside.  Family comes first; no police officer that I know will dispute that.  However when you take that course there is virtually no way to balance that with maintaining officer morale or confidence with those under your command.  Under our current political and city administrative personnel and the climate they have created, no one else is capable of doing one bit better.
     Greensboro Officers not only have been subjected to idiotic statements from politicians, insane and short sighted apologies to criminals and city officials who lack any semblance of intelligence or common sense, they have had to sit back and watch criminals get paid ridiculous amounts of taxpayer monies without even allowing a court of law to decide guilt or innocence.  They have watched as our "supposed" leaders cower in the face of radical extremist views with nary a hint of verbal or written support.  In the meantime, other municipalities are trumpeting and the media is reporting double digit raises for police officers.  In a world where candidates are eschewing entering or remaining in the profession, better run cities are taking action.  Greensboro is crumbling.
     I like Wayne Scott.  I admire and respect Wayne Scott.  I understand the position he is in.  It SUCKS!  He is no different than anyone else that has been given the task of working for folks that care nothing about city employees and only their position in the Greensboro "elite".  Wayne Scott cannot make chicken salad when all the ingredients above him are chicken shit.  I'm sure he suffers.  I know the police officers, support personnel and other employees of the Greensboro Police Department are suffering as well.  I am not nor have I ever been in a position like his.  In many ways, I see him standing off to the side of the rampaging crowd lest he be trampled flat; like Kevin Bacon.  In one way, I cannot blame him; self and family preservation. He is chum in shark infested waters. In most ways, I feel bad for my officers for they are the ones being trampled beneath the feet of some very selfish and evil people.  
     Captain Al Stewart gave my rookie school (the fightin' 59th PBIC) an analogy I have never forgotten.  He said that in our society, there are 25% pro police citizens, 50% no nothings and 25% assholes who hate the police.  They are defined as 25% that love us for the job we do, 50% who have never encountered personally a police officer and 25% who are criminals and left wing extremists who do not like any authority.  Until that 50% wakes up in Greensboro, we will continue to be castigated for the amusement of antagonistic opportunists.
     Listen to the Mayor or read her Facebook posts.  Pay attention to the other left wing council members.  Do the research and see if you come to the conclusion that all is swell"!                      

64 comments:

  1. GPD chiefs being forced into survival mode is time honored practice here in Greensboro. All since David Wray have worked in survival mode.

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    1. Yep. But its been even worse this time.

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    2. At least you admit you are losing the war. That is comforting to freedom loving people who despise violence, corruption and racism by police.

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  2. WHHHAAAAAA, city council doesn't kiss police ass enough, boooo hoooo, these people who aren't cops have no idea how stressful it is to beat up and kill people and get away with it so consistently.

    I know what animal house character you are, Neidermeyer, the asshole authoritarian (with a chrome helmet) who loses ALL control of every situation he THINKS he is charge of, (like roll call for ROTC) So be careful that flounder doesn't take your horse into Nancy Vaughn's (oops I mean Dean Wormer's office)and give it a heart attack.

    The food fight and parade anarchy represent what will keep happening in the future when the powers that be keep allowing the police to beat up people and sweep the whole thing under the rug.

    Now is the time to give up, like when the germans bombed pearl harbor, your double secret probation is canceled, you as the Delta house (I mean GPD's) charter has been revoked.

    Never use a movie reference that your smarter opponent has seen more times than you. So I just spanked you and it's your turn to say "thank you sir, may I have another"

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  3. I dont consider you an opponent. And I am sure you have seen the movie more than I, I had a full time job for 29 years. You cant read a lick. Your points have no basis and your political positions cant be supported by facts. Your whole life is stalking officers. Period. Most black folks think you are a clown. I guarentee you Nelson Johnson does. I find you irrelevant and easy to manipulate. When confronted with logic, facts and simple questions about your positions you resort to name calling, profanity and bragadocious drivel. You do not present as intelligent in any form nor are you a threat to anyone. You have no sense of fairness or justice and blame everyone but yourself for your issues. You feel empowered and enabled because you got lucky in court a couple of times. Good for you. But dont think for one second you are any where close to "intellectual" or domehow a superior thinker. True Patriot proved that on the last blog.

    Go ahead and waste your time responding some more. Once again I am bored with you and am moving on.

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  4. Since you like to wrongly compare things to classic John belushi movies lets use the blues brothers

    Chief Scott can be the black cop who keeps wrecking trying to catch Jake and Elwood. You could be the Illinois Nazi played by Henry Gibson.

    Cartis brown and nelson Johnson are Jake and Elwood.

    Tony wilkins can be bob the redneck bar owner

    Jake and Elwood win in the end.

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  5. "Its not my job to provide facts"
    Kellyanne Conway

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    1. I misquoted the orange racist's blonde liar. The real quote is worse. Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm not in the job of having evidence'

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  6. Stop deleting public service announcements.

    I will be watching and reposing if you do that again.

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  9. How many black members does the Greensboro police officer association have? I suspect the answer rhymes with hero.

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    1. What percent are black? I don't see many black faces in the police corner in council chambers.

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  11. Have no clue. I was never a member.

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  12. Sorry been away for a few days helping out with Vietnam Vets Day. So I see i have missed a number of things. My oldest childhood friend shared this with me the other day. It getting to be around a year old. But it will give someone in here something to watch and digest, and maybe try this approach. happy viewing.

    https://youtu.be/tvkeuK877Rk

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    2. Only a racist deletes black panther truths

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    3. I forgot to repost the black panther video. Armed black people who hate white supremacy and police brutality really scares the piss out of you huh!!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dWRuf2t4wY

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  15. Unless you want to spend all week deleting comments, I suggest you keep the public service announcements in place.

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    1. Yes, thank you for not deleting before I made screen shots. Now if I get unwanted emails, I have tue proof for filing a lawsuit against individuals for violating several federal laws as it pertains to consumer privacy laws

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    2. Where has your email been posted?
      More lies

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    3. My email or phone number doesn't have to be posted for the violation to occur. If you had one iota of legal knowledge you would know and understand that.

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    4. Simply unsubscribe from emails, genius. More lies and bluffs because there is no LEGITIMATE way to stop me, you scumbags have to resort to lies, intimidation and unlawful arrests.

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    5. If a person gets unwanted emails it is spam, one does not have to be subscribed to anything to get email spam.

      There are legitimate ways to stop you. No one on here has tried to intimidate you, nor has anyone made unlawful arrests. The legitimate way to stop you will come this summer, where one single word on any social media platform will place you behind bars, again. There you can be free to discuss your vile views with inmates who will see you just for what you are, a white man with supremacist issues.

      This is no means a threat, all you have to know is law. As I have have proven time and tine again, you bring nothing of substance to any conversation, just insults and deflection.

      I hope this makes you ponder, makes you ponder so much that at the next counsel meeting you go up to the podium and complain again how you are targeted. Then you will hear a name you never heard before come up totl the podium, with every post you have placed on here. Then the district attorney's office will have public evidence that you continue to violate your prohibition against someone who you like to target. Remember your court case is still open, and the freedom of information act is a wonderful tool when applied in a LEGAL AND LAWFUL manner.

      Im sure you will post something again how I am cyber stalking you, the expert in the field. Or you will hurl yet another single line insult.

      Maybe someone will pick up a do an in-depth news report on you. With all fact, backed up with hard proof, not shoddy inuendo like your hero at the worst paper since the new york times.

      I will sit here with my lovely family as we get to watch and smile as you look like Richard Nixon debating JFK.

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    6. You will have to kill me to stop me.

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    7. No sorry, I have served my country so I hopefully will never have to take another humans life.

      Also, my point proven yet again.

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    8. I'm sure your buddies on the GPD can arrange something. Have a cop take some pills and pretend I am an elderly asian lady who does not speak english and shoot me 5 times.

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    9. Elderly? A person in their 40's is elderly? Such ageism. I have no associations with the police. Never beeded a reason to.

      More misdirection and the victim role from a person who lives off the rest of the tax paying public.

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    10. So you randomly come to a police blog.

      The real lazy moocher is the tax dodging billionare who pays poverty wages to his workers. Literally doing none of the work and amassing most of the world wealth. But keep blaming societies problems on the disadvantaged and disenfranchised.

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    11. A police blog, no it is a conservative blog.

      Tax dodging? These billionaires pay more tax percentage than most wage earners, except Bernie Sander. You two have a lot in common; you are both clueless how government works, both socialist and believe in wealth distribution. He didnt get a job and lived off the government until he was 40, and you are over 40 and have no job. Both want everything handed to you for free. You two should get married, Vermont has gay marriage....

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    12. Bring back the 90% tax rate for the rich

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    13. If you tax the rich at 90%, then they could not afford to have the businesses they run.

      Capitalism I love it!!

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    14. When we had a 90% tax rate we had the strongest economy in our history.

      Lazy moochers whined that "the help" had too much money and lord douchington wanted a new Bentley

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    15. You poor Bernie Sanders bobble head. While I will give you an A+ for saying the only truthful thing you posted. yes there was at one time an effective tax of 90%. But, you fail to bring to the table any supporting facts of whom or how many Americans payed this 90% tax. At best estimates there was .001 percent of the population, which equated to approximately 132,000 citizens. This was in 1945 where top incomes for those 132,000 barely reached over $200,000, in today's terms over $1.36 billion dollars, to where there are only an estimated 20 people in this country that make that. Big difference in numbers.

      1945 was a time in America, which showed little to no debt even during thiswar time period. To add the GDP was at an all time low, along with there was no medicare program during this time. As opposed to today standards in which people who pay into social security as opposed to those who receive; 1945 42:1 and today 2:1.

      So yes you can throw out you true 90% effective tax rate, but you do not also include, that over 1/2 of that 132,000 people took their business income and filed it under personal taxes, which was legal at the time. This was changed in 1986. So 90% of 60,000 plus citizens? That had no effect on the economy. In addition, with all the available dedections no one would pay more than 47% income tax.



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    16. Economist Paul krugman explained the need for a high tax rate for the wealthy in the documentary "inequality for all "

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  16. So you did not watch the video then? The city counsel has no power to compel the chief of police to do anything. Also, that would interefere with the rule of law. A legislative party cannot order a third party, to have the judicial party to submit to what the legislative wants. That is not how our system of government works. Again, as I have brought to your attention on many of topics. There are checks and balances. What you are indicating the city counsel to do is not only unethical but it is close to extortion

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    1. I could care less about your opinion on the matter

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    2. Why do you not care about my opinion? Because it does not match yours? Or does it matter only when it goes with your agenda?

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    3. I do not concern myself with the opinions of uncle tom "black" people who oppose black liberation.

      What do you hope to accomplish by being an ineffectual nothing, mamby pamby subservient tool of government oppression?

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    4. You are truly a racist and a bigot. You can only hurl "insults" when confronted with fact and truth. You are quick at your keyboard to label everyone who doesn't ageee with you a racist, stooge, bootlicker. But you never breathe and look at your own comments. You attempt to get a rise of hatred to be posted on here, so you can claim "im right, give me money". You whine and complain when soneone calls you put for who and what you are. No one takes you seriously.

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    5. If you are not a bootlicker name all the times you stood up to the ruling class to improve the lives if those less privelaged than you?

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    6. Every day, I work to to make the world a better place. When I am away from my family, I am either in this country working on infastructure to improve what has been neglected. This includes;better health care bith physical and mental, schools, and community action centers. I do this in most of the major cities where Democratic waste has led to the decline of all lower income people. When I am not in this country, my company sends me to regions where there is mass poverty. There, we build new facilities to make sure people have coean drinking water, basic health care, and a chance not to die before they reach their full potential.

      What have you done with substance? I mean actually went out got on your working boots and gloves, and helped a underprivileged family directly. I am sorry you don't do that, you take benefits from struggling families and collect your mothers social secirity benefits. The freedom of information act is such a wonderful tool.

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    7. Since everybody who goes on the internet anyonomously and harrasses and threatens police reform activists like you do ALWAYS tells the truth I totally believe you are a world traveling rich "black" man who travels the world to undo democratic rule.


      Yeah that TOTALLY adds up.

      if you are such a humanitarian why did you vote for an orange racist who wants to grab old people by their meals on wheels? Humanitarians do not generally oppose black liberation either.

      you also did not stand up to the ruling class for any of what you describe.

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    8. Was your last post supposed to make sense or have substance? You asked a question, I answered it, you did not agree with it you attack.

      Also two other points that have no validity, which one has been done over too many times. the other has no sensible meaning or a shred of any evidence. What proof of your humanitarian claim do you have?

      Finally, for my last thoughts for today; get out of the basement, off your computer, and get some fresh air. Also,VPN's never hide your true i.p.

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  17. Why the deletes? Scared of the truth?

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  18. There is no truth in anything Ladd writes. There is no truth that some poor victim child exists in this case. In yours however.....

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    1. When a stooge loses an argument he uses the same tired insults.

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  19. Dear GSO Operation Transparency Supporters,

    Have you seen Susan Ladd's recent article in the News & Record? If not, its worth a read.

    A child's future is on the line and the clock is ticking. Please join us in supporting Tamara and Jose. Here are several ways YOU can help in the next two weeks.

    Which items on the list can you commit to do right now?

    1) Sign the petition to City Council to say that you believe Jose Charles should not face ongoing legal prosecution about an incident that is currently under review by the City of Greensboro -- and that City Council should move quickly to view the body-worn camera video of the assault on Jose, as they already voted to do. Here is the link you need.

    2) Recruit five friends to sign the petition: Send personal messages, texts and e-mail to specific people, share the petition link on social media, and forward it through e-mail: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/city-council-watch-the-video-do-your-part-to-stay-jose-charles-prosecution?source=direct_link&

    3) Attend our "Plug-In" meeting THIS Saturday 4/1 from 10am-12noon at Faith Community Church/Beloved Community Center (417 Arlington St.) to learn more about this case and find out how you can get involved. Children are welcome and we are working on setting up childcare.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/282956145471197/

    4) Attend City Council Tues. 4/4 at 4:45pm to Speak or Support. This is when we will deliver the petition and speakers from the floor will speak on the issues raised in the petition. E-mail us if you are willing to speak and we can help you prepare! Or just come attend and show support.

    5) Reply to this e-mail to sign-up to host a speaker in your home or at your community or faith group in the next few weeks.

    Thank you for standing for transparency and fairness,

    GSO OpT Core Team

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    1. Mr. Subversive thinks this is a public service announcement. He is proud of this so okay, lets play along.

      If you like fiction, read Susan Ladd.
      If you support divisiveness and injustice, sign his petition.
      If you support pedophiles, encourage Mr. Subversive, aka Brian Watkins (though he is too scared and ashamed to admit his name).
      If you support pedophiles, support the BCC as Brian Watkins is supported by them, reps them and thinks of himself as Nelson Johnson's cover boy and face of that organization. Since he cannot even spell Reverend Brown's name I will not suppose he reps Reverend CARDES Brown.
      If you support clowns that are 300+ pounds of lilly white that parades as a black panther, sign the petition.
      If you do not support holding law breakers and constant disciplinary problems to our society and city responsible for their actions and enabling them to continue having excuses made for their deviant behavior, sign his petition.
      If you support truth, transparency, fairness, decency and are a law abiding productive citizen please rethink any good that Greensboro Transparency represents for as long as they allow delusionary felons such as Brian Watkins to be the FACE of their group they delegitimize themselves (and that is a shame because there are some really good folks in that group).
      If you want to see racism and intolerant behavior in action, visit Brian Watkins above named rallies.
      If you value the safety of your children, please visit the nc.gov web page, go to the registered sex offender page and enter the name Brian Drew Watkins of Greensboro and familiarize yourself with his picture. Or you can go to the city council meeting videos and watch this ass make a fool of himself in front of the council. You mighgt even see the one where he boo-hoo'd real tears to the Mayor because HE was being targeted. End disclaimer of above nonsense.

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  20. Yet you voted for a sex offender for president. Maybe if I put a dead rat on my head, painted it orange then promised to screw anyone who wasn't a white strait Christian rich male you would respect me.

    But alas I have to keep exposing corruption like jw way exposed himself to a woman on duty.

    You have no problem with sex offenders who were on your department but speak out about police terror and you get a self serving, droning diatribe from a moron who looks like a dead comic named curly.

    Aren't you late for your clan meeting.

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  21. You havent exposed anything to an adult. And you gutlessly still hide behind your many computer aliases. You are no hero. You are gutless.

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    1. Not nearly as gutless as that murdering drug addict you like so much.

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  22. Remember earlier when you said I was not your opponent?
    The above paragraph shows the sheer tonnage of bullshit which occupies your body. Can't even go a whole page without contradicting yourself.

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  23. Marc do you know any information about the discrace to the law enforcement community, William White? Other than what has been on the news?

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    1. Respectfully cannot discuss it at this time or in this forum.

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  24. That would all be sealed under that "personnel" law cops like to use to sweep police corruption under the rug.

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    1. Ignorant statement based on zero knowledge.

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  25. Idol of Marc Ridgill and sex offender loses job as propaganda distributor for white supremacy. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58f67b3ee4b05b9d613e1c86?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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  26. Just when I think you cannot possibly demonstrate any more idiocy and fraudulant thoughts, you manage to rise to another level. Of course the idiot brigade that was performing their acts of stupidity at the council meeting probably had you in their group so maybe you are more warped than even I thought. What does your daddy Nelson have you assigned to do next Fat Boy?

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    1. You have to find out for yourself.

      You will probably be as mad as you were when you found out that Charlie Pride was black.
      Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck

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