Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I recall an incident (thought google can't seem to find it) when Quanell X and some other black activists went to the Houston City Council and got themselves thrown out. It was preplanned to get in a scuffle with police then run to the ever obliging media and cry racism. However, someone was smart and only assigned black officers to the council room that day and used them to clear out the unruly mob. One woman was heard, on tape saying "where the white officers at?" Of course only us police, and some in the public with common sense realized this was reverse discrimination. The black activists were going to lure white officers into a confrontation and then exploit the race card.
The four officers murdered in Oakland, California, recently is another point. Afterwards, a march was held for the killer of the officers! The killer was also a suspect in the rape of a 12-year old girl yet that did not matter to these people. All they cared was the killer was black. It also didn't matter to these people that he was linked to six rapes! All I heard was "tensions between the police and the black community.." Did anyone bother to notice that the people who participated in this march are racists themselves?
Just recently, there was a homicide here. A black man had been murdered in his home. Definitely a tragedy. Officers sealed off the scene while homicide detectives were doing their job to search for evidence to be used to find the man's killer. Understandably the family was upset, however they were calm at first. Then the media show up, and another relative shows up two hours after the murder acting irrational. Suddenly, the other family members began coming unglued when the cameras are being set up. The officers holding the scene are white and Hispanic! The man tried to charge his way onto the scene and was held back. This lead to the family going back to what they know, screaming "racism." An assist had to be dropped. One of the first to arrive was a black officer. He said and did the exact same thing the white and Hispanic officers said. The family listened to him after refusing to listen to the white and Hispanic officers. They calmed down after the media left. Why do you think this is? Simple, these people are racists and feel (after being supported by the media and government) they shouldn't have to listen to officers who are not black.
Then we have the problem of minority officers being insulted, and ostracized by their own people. Black officers are labeled "sell outs" or "Uncle Toms" and other insults. The same for many Hispanic officers. I've seen instances where black or Hispanic offenders begged black or Hispanic officers to let them go because "they are the same race" or "they are brothers!" Of course the criminal doesn't mean this, they are merely trying to use their race to manipulate the officer. Just another hustle.
In conclusion, officers are expected to put their duties and oaths above their personal feelings (including prejudices, etc) as we all should. Regardless of how we may feel about someone we need to be professional and fair to people. Let them determine how we react to them. However, it would be nice if certain people, especially those in the inner city were mature enough to put their biases and prejudices aside when dealing with us. However, this will never happened because this racist, narrow minded attitude is encouraged by so-called "community leaders" and our own government officials. Breeding racial division is how some people stay elected even though they are complete failures (Charlie Rangel is a great example of this).
End of rant!!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Update: The car was recovered the next day. It was found in the adjacent, rural county abandoned. Hopefully there will be some evidence that can lead to the guy's identity.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Recall this incident? I looked up the report to see if there are any updates. The final medical examiner report came in listing the death as a natural one. I wasn't familiar with medical terminology. The big words were 'asthcleroerotic cardiovascular disease,' 'chronic ethanolism,' 'pulmonary emphysema.' In layman's terms it means he had a bad heart and he drank too damn much. The final words in the report were "this case is closed!" That's it! A man's whole life is officially over, complete, done away with. Nobody else to pay attention to him. In a way of speaking it is depressing. It's like now he never existed. The reason it seems depressing is that someday, someone will write those words on a report or a death certificate for all us and everything we've ever done and accomplished....finito! These are the photographs of the house the day we went into it and didn't find his body. A month later, and after three days of digging through this mess, his body was found in the kitchen, by the refrigerator underneath all that mess (pictures 2 and 3 from the top).
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sec. 542.501. OBEDIENCE REQUIRED TO POLICE OFFICERS AND TO SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS. A person may not wilfully fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order or direction of:
(1) a police officer; or
(2) a school crossing guard who:
(A) is performing crossing guard duties in a school crosswalk to stop and yield to a pedestrian; or
(B) has been trained under Section 600.004 and is directing traffic in a school crossing zone.
Jason went on to further point out how it was funny that he could find the statute and the "super lawyers" couldn't. Mr. Bennett replied to that post saying he didn't realize that the statute covered both police and crossing guards. That is admirable of Mr. Bennett to admit that. Now, the post has been removed entirely! This reminds me of an exchange I had with a prosecutor who plied his lawyer tricks on me when complaining about a fellow officer. Mr. Chief Prosecutor left out a few crucial details as to make him look like the victim. That post will come another day.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
1-One time an officer was coming down this feeder road on his way to work. A vehicle shot out of this parking lot and cut him off. Since the officer was in his personal vehicle he could only express his disappointment by pulling up next to them at a traffic light. He turned his interior light on so the driver could see he was a cop. The officer hollered and yelled at them. The driver's mouth formed an 'O' and made a sharp turn fleeing. The officer thought he intimidated them. He later found out this guy and some friends (also in the car) had stolen thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and ran out of the store with loss prevention chasing them. They got away. All the while the officer is cursing that driver's mother's name he never got the plate. I laughed at him.
2-One night I was coming to work and saw a college police officer following a truck with his emergency lights on. The truck wasn't stopping, but not trying to lose the officer. I exited the tollroad and watched as they pulled into a parking lot. I got out to let the officer see me and know I'm backing him up. The officer tells me he's been following this guy for blocks trying to get him stopped. He thought the driver was drunk. I talk to the guy and he had been drinking, but when I administered the sobriety tests the guy passed. I inform the officer that his only other options are to arrest him for whatever traffic violations he observed or find someone to pick this guy up. The officer opted for the latter because he was afraid of getting in trouble for being off the campuses. As I'm leaving this black, fancy car pulls up with some young, haughty looking male with an equally haughty looking female. He had to have been an ill-informed lawyer or an ill-informed law student who watched what was going. He wanted to question the authority the college police officer had to "operate a DWI checkpoint." I guessed this dipsh** was showing off for his female companion. So, I pointed out that he was wrong and this was a traffic stop. He then switched his position to questioning the authority of a college police officer to run traffic. I told him look it up, he's a police officer, he enforces the law. I was running late so I flat out said I was leaving before he made a bigger fool of himself in front of his girl. Too bad this idiot didn't interfere with my sobriety tests, I would've really embarrassed him in front of his girl.