Sunday, September 4, 2011

In almost a textbook call officers go to a house. Nobody has heard from the elderly relative. They smell that all too familiar odor of death and break into the house. The man is found dead in his bedroom.

The labor day weekend is off to a start. I was on the freeway and spotted a car that would drift to one side of the road then jerk back into the lane. After about the 4th time of watching this I stop him, test him, and arrest him. Since it's "no refusal" weekend he blew a 0.15.

Another guy tried to keep going with the officer behind him and wound up tossing about 2 pounds of marijuana out the window. Nice try!

Criminals are still emboldened to take on the police. Maybe partly because they have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Maybe partly because thanks to (what I say) is a concerted effort to give crooks and their activist mouthpieces power over the police. One officer was shot trying to stop a car. Another officer's car was rammed by a crook after his buddy was arrested. Another officer was hit my a fleeing car after being confronted. On top of that there are burglars out there specifically targeting police officers' cars and homes looking for weapons and equipment. Sometimes it's hard to fight someone who doesn't have to play by the rules when we do.

A drunk, illegal alien drove into a house while the residents were sleeping. Fortunately no one was hurt. The illegal fled but someone got his plate where we found him at home trying to feign sleep. Maybe it was the alcohol, maybe it was his attitude but he seemed not to be overly concerned with what he did. He tried telling his wife that someone hit him.

I had just left diner when the radio blared to life with a pursuit. He abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. Within 20 minutes we found him hiding. Drunk, 17 years old at one of our beloved cantinas (this was roughly 5am) and with an attitude as well. And people wonder why nobody likes cantinas.

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