Yes I have a penchant for seemingly abstract titles.
But, things are eerie and we should listen.
Well well well, seven weeks after filling out (ie, name addy number and in spite of serial # etc all the gal did was put Glock .40 on the form) the required by the city, Linda called and said I can pick up my gun stolen by Brandon Nabors almost a year ago. Yay. Oh um what about my mags and ammo?
Kinda flustered Linda. I'll have to ask Property Room she said. They have a 'security' policy where you can't take such things with the gun the same day. this was verified by Lt. Brian Moore.
He said I should contact Sheriff's Dept security office desk about taking mags and ammo too. The Lieutenant didn't know if 'the parties to this policy' would 'allow' me to pick up the ammo same day. Hey Lt Moore, don't forget my mags, ie, one G23, 4 G22 (surplus gov-the stuff stamped during the ban which became accessible to the public when the sunset happened) and 71 rounds of .40.
Well, I'm contacting some other cops. Bill Cincebox got an email. You may recall he was the detective who dropped the ball re my IDing the perps. I'm also contacting others, just to see if I can get my property the same frigging day.
We will see and when I resolve this poopyfest, I'll stick a comment on this post.
This also leads me to what the title of this post signifies.
I've talked as have many others, about how cops have changed. They are increasingly serving the state instead of the people.
Here is a post, just received today, regarding cops' duty to serve, titled, Nobody Is Coming To Save You-Police Motto Misleading.:
Mr Veltri points out how cops, EMTs etc can be sued and have actually stood by letting crimes happen and folks dying rather than risk suit or even injury. Reminds me of the cowards at Columbine who waited out the carnage rather than go in and stop the killers.
He does talk of many who still help, but they are not legally bound to do so. The uniforms and EMTs sure helped me the night I was jumped, even to the point of retrieving my gun mags and ammo within an hour of the theft. I knew, btw, that it would be a lengthy process to get them back. Such is the ridiculous red tape of bureaucracy.
Cops and other public servants should listen to this stuff, to the public and to themselves and come up with a solution. Not only is public trust dwindling, there is increasing hostility toward them. This is not from the usual criminal element, it is from the citizens they supposedly are sworn to protect. And then there is that pesky Constitution.
The solution is simply to take that Oathseriously, and together with the public, purge the system of the stupidity that impedes justice.
I remember cops, with whom I patrolled, who would go in, without asking for a supervisor, and respond to the aid of people and their property. I am a firsthand witness to what cops should be doing. Those days seem to be gone.
Jesus and the Apostles said,'Listen, then if you have ears to hear'. Good advice.
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