Lawman 27

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  1. It does happen? In Baltimore? He might get 100 years in jail, suspend all but a week! To Baltimore's media that means a harsh sentence of 100 years, but to the average person it means A FLIPPING WEEK!!! Oh, expect numerous articles from the Sun talking about what a horrible childhood the suspect had and why it is society's fault that this crime occurred!
  2. Maryland social services agency misspent nearly $5 million... I think we can all agree that, as a State Agency no one will get into any trouble over this.
  3. Here is the site if anyone wants to see it... $5 million?
  4. Most new Officers in the BPD are taken right into "whiz bang, super duper, specialized units" where they work a few hours, then head off. It seems to be a goal of most Officers now to get into one of these units. Compare that to Patrol Officers, where they get the worst equipment, get continual butt chewings from everyone, and work from the minute they come on duty to the minute they go home (sometimes without a break). He probably figured he would get brownie points for doing this, thus avoiding transfer!
  5. Morning Ken, The thing is did he die while in Police Custody or did he die because he was in Police Custody? Other OUTSIDE agencies have all agreed that he did not die at the hands of the Police. It should be noted that these 6 Officers will not be working in law enforcement ever again either!
  6. Ken, You have known me (from my posts) for years.. It is not Cop hating to expect us to do our jobs properly (and professionally), it is Cop hating when some of (not all of) the public does not believe that we Cop types are entitled to the same rights as anyone else.
  7. I wrote: "Those Officers still have to face a trial board and it is a slam dunk that the Commissioner will destroy them!" Again, it is not about the Commissioner ensuring it does not happen again, it is about trashing Cops to look good for his boss! (And NO, I would not want someone dying in my custody..I can not think of a Cop that would).
  8. A complete investigation was done by SEVERAL DIFFERENT AGENCIES. The results (that the Officers were not guilty) were confirmed. The Commissioner wanting to destroy them has nothing to do with Justice.
  9. I agree with your logic about why the State's Attorney brought the case up. As for the Observer, he had to make the video then jump right out and turn it in (possibly to get credit for trashing another Officer). I am wondering though as to how intense the helicopter's video is, to catch an Officer spitting on a suspect. That is one MEAN CAMERA!
  10. In this Sunday's Sun (Sep 10) "Kal's view" shows a cartoon of people with their heads in the sand. This is interesting as on Page 4 there is an article entitled: " Baltimore may surpass New York in homicides." In that article, the reporter* says that the "distinction owes more to New York's stunning decline in crime more than Baltimore's relatively stubborn crime rate." Talk about a head in the sand, it is just like a Sun writer to try and take the focus off of Baltimore's crime by focusing on New York. NOTE TO SUN: START FOCUSING ON BALTIMORE'S CRIME RATE and ways on reducing it! Crime is out of control and acknowledging it is needed before it can be reduced. *In all fairness, the Sun's writers probably don't have their heads in the sand...More likely they have their heads too far up the Politicians' bottoms to see reality!!
  11. The Cop haters here have nothing to worry about. Those Officers still have to face a trial board and it is a slam dunk that the Commissioner will destroy them!
  12. Regarding the Sun article "Pugh's commitment on crime" from 18 August... The Sun indicates that they are going to take the Mayor to task on the crime rate. ARE THEY KIDDING? Since when has the Sun ever taken any City politician to task for anything? Sad to say, the homicide rate (along with all other crime rates) will skyrocket to new heights this year. Far from holding her to account, the Sun can be expected to generate great excuses for her. Next year, if the crime rate drops from astronomical to insane, you can expect the Sun to congradulate the Mayor for the crime drop. City Citizens should not have to live in fear of the criminals and the Sun should be bringing issues to light (light for all, remember) instead of excusing them
  13. Not a Pugh hater, but I have some ideas.. 1) Do away with the Consent Decree, require Police to do the right thing without fear of a Judge 'hunting them down.' 2) RAISE the hiring standards. You advertise for the lowest standards, that is what you'll get. REQUIRE THE BEST OF YOUR PEOPLE, AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU THEIR BEST (the problem with that is it requires the City Council to start to do their best too). 3) Stand by your Police, if they do the right thing, acknowledge them. If they do the wrong thing, make an example of them! 4) Instead of letting the media write BS stories about the Police (to sell papers and increase viewership), very politely explain to the Media that while you welcome honest stories, any dishonest stories will result in an Arse Kicking! Just for openers!
  14. (Please take into account I AM AN OLD RETIRED GUY)... No need to plant evidence to make a good case. There is so much out there, it is easy to find (IF YOU ARE A GOOD OFFICER).
  15. Well, we DID (VERY PAST TENSE) investigate crimes. Now, there are so many calls that the Officer responds, takes basic information, calls detectives to respond, gives a complaint number, and rushes off. Detectives USED TO (AGAIN, VERY PAST TENSE) investigate crimes, now they just DOWNGRADE the crime to look good.
  16. Retired, I ABSOLUTELY, 100% INTENSELY agree with you! The ranking Officer on the scene should have noticed A FIRE and handled it accordingly. That being said, there is no doubt in my retired BPD mind that this Officer would have been fired for not obeying the rules set forth by the City! It is tragic, but that is the way that the City operates on a daily basis!
  17. Kenneth! It has been a while. As a matter of fact, when I was a City Lawman, I was quite concerned about the Citizens on my Police Post (They were my Citizens and I was their Officer). You don't see that any more cause the Police are reduced to 'report takers.' and the idea of a beat Cop (even in a car) is gone from the City. (Also, being pro-active about handling my Police Post got me removed from my Police Post (The supervisors wanted blank stats over old fashion Cops who knew the neighborhood). (Speaking of concern for the Citizens, I still can see the face of the shooting (homicide) victim near Cold Spring and Reisterstown Road. I also remember the look his girlfirend had on her face when we went to her home (about a block away). ((He had committed the crime of bringing her lunch and was robbed on the way to her home)). I would say the Cops there had more concern than any Politician. Something I did not know when I wrote this was the tremendous carnage that has occurred since yesterday. This is getting out of hand and it needs to be dealt with head on, not downplayed. The Sun needs to acknowledge the Crime, not give a free pass to the City's elite
  18. Pink... The camera is technically "always on," and recording (except audio), when the on switch is hit, it starts recording from the previous thirty second mark. Great system as it will record not only an event, but what led up to the action. If they are guilty (and everyone deserves their day in court) then they need to face the highest of penalties since they are making the honest officers look bad! I have said before (and I still maintain this) that part of a good department is veteran officers who teach the young officers what reality is like. That is gone from the City of course, as older officer are getting out as fast as they can. The new generation of new officers are taught to challenge everything that an older officer does. This gives them the attitude that THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE DEPARTMENT!!!
  19. "… Crye said the uptick of crime in the area has caused a “shift” in her neighborhood. Some now are reluctant to spend time outside, she said. “There are some people really questioning: Do we want to live like this?” Crye said." Do we want to live like this? Crye is a City resident, who voted for a City Council (and Mayor) who vowed to CRUSH the Cops! The Citizens wanted non-effective Cops, they got 'em! The Citizens wanted to get rid of their honest Cops, that happened! The Citizens wanted to worship their criminals, they got their wish!!!.
  20. KEN! It has been a while my good sir... My point is that this seems just another (in a long list of) stupid 'catch phrases to make the Citizens think the Department is doing something!
  21. The Sun repeated what was told to them, that is not investigating it. I have repeatedly tried to pay the bill, only to have the bank return the check. Could it be that the City is waiting for a certain date when they can say, TAKE THE PROPERTY for themselves? That is what I would like to see the Sun look into.
  22. Having flashbacks to when TV Tom Frazier demanded that the BPD implement "Community Policing" No one, NO ONE AT ALL, had any idea what it meant, but boy did it sound good!
  23. "Constitutional Policing" WOW! That sounds like a neat term! (now does anyone have a clue, ANY CLUE AT ALL, as to what that means)?
  24. I rarely write anymore, but HONESTLY there is a solution... (I am not making this up either). Bring together ONE Patrol Officer from each district (NOT specialized unit members, not Officers who have never left the station in 10 years, honest Patrol Officers). Sit them down and follow their advice. It will be basic, common sense ideas and I can all but promise that they will work!