I post in a Law Enforcement blog and can communicate in their tongue. Because I can, they tend to be more open. It took me nearly five years to get the jargon down and if I get pulled over in another state, I can jargon my way out of a ticket. I actually have in the past...hee hee. But I don't recommend anyone else do the same.
But this talent I have open doors to the mind and heart of the average cop. They tend to forget that they are speaking to a civilian to a degree and open up quite freely. I did the same after N30 to an LAPD officer who was at the assault. I also had an officer admit that many of the officers are underwater or lost their homes as far back as 2008 and wanted to arrest the banksters, only to be stopped by their leaders. But this is not about the LAPD but an officer in the state of AZ. This is what he and I wrote:
TimFromLA @ 2/21/2012 12:18 AM
Really, we are the problem. Since when was the last time you spoke to your union and asked how many of your brothers and sisters lost their homes because of mortgage fraud? According to the different LEO unions, quite a few. Yet how many detectives who homes were stolen by the banks were ordered to not investigate and arrest the managers for committing felonies? There are a lot out there and since I am not an LEO, I can speak truth to power. I am not bound by some greedy City/County politician or their pogues to remain silent. And that's what the Occupy movement is doing. So by arresting the men and women who are in fact trying to find justice for the crimes the banksters committed, and your bosses tell you to not make the felony arrest, you arrest people committing misdemeanors whose intention is to protect our country?
LEOs out there, grow a pair. Be that man or woman you claim to be and stand up to your pogues and the politicians who have you by your proverbial private parts. Stop complaining about us and do your job and make that arrest. Scared of losing your job? Too bad. You swore to protect and defend the Constitution AND did you know that you are protected under federal law?
18 USC § 4 - Misprision of felony
Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
Now make the arrests...unless you're too scared. And if you are, leave us alone to educate the people.
Bob@Az. @ 2/21/2012 9:09 AM
timfromla, It is painfully clear that you are not LEO. It's not the Detectives or Uniforms or even the upper Dept. brass that decides who gets prosecuted. Its the DA. Which, if I'm not mistaken, is a political postion. Ask any cop how frustrating it is to work a case and then be told "No way" by a political appointee. Don't want to waste the taxpayers money, too much opposition to bring the case to trail, etc. It all feeds back to lawyers who are afraid to offend someone in power. Go ahead, pursue that case after you've been told to drop it and see how it feels to patrol the local garbage dump. Can we assume the "occupiers" are wealthy enough to not go to work? Unemployed? Being funded by some one else? Got too much time on their hands?
TimFromLA @ 2/21/2012 8:38 PM
Bob@Az. And because of that the cops are merely lackeys for the corporation? Why have a law enforcement agency of, by and for the people? Give me a good reason why Halliburton and XE should NOT take your careers and patrol the streets of our city where more than 300 million pay in taxes: sales, property, and so on to fund a publicly run organization like law enforcement when we could get the same results from a private corporation who answers to a CEO or a board of directors?
Alex, I am NOT an LEO. But my taxes pay for the local P.D. and the Occupiers who are unemployed still need to pay rent or sales tax which goes to pay for LEOs and now you're telling me and possibly millions of readers on this site that your oath to protect and defend the Constitution is a farce because of politics?
Then every LEO who has this attitude should resign. Seriously. What then is the difference between a private security firm who would go after the Occupiers and not the 1% and the LEO doing the will of the management who is doing the will of the government who is doing the will of the corporations? Less clutter in between the enforcer and corporations.
There were no comments after that, but I am monitoring the site and waiting for a response. There are cops who support us, I spoke to them. And the ones who said to get a job, I tell them what of the officers who lost their homes? They're just months away from being homeless themselves, will you tell them to look for a job too? That shuts them up.