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Proper police procedure

  1. Reality Bytes profile image83
    Reality Bytesposted 7 years ago

    I have lived near a city park for over ten years, right across the street as a matter of fact.  Lately there has been a crew hanging on the corner peddling heroin, marijuana and who knows what else.

    I know this because they talk so loud on the phone I can hear them in my house with the tv on.  I can see the money and drugs changing hands.  Lots of cars pulling up and leaving.

    Today I saw a Police Officer doing one of those cushy "I am gonna stand here in the road all day and watch these guys dig a hole."

    I walked past him to the store and told him about the crew and that maybe someone could check out the crew?

    He told me " It happens all over the F'in city WTF do you want me to do?"

    Now understand in the past ten years there has been no noticeable dealing at this park.  Maybe a little bball playing, it is a nice park and I would walk through it at night with no worries up until now.

    I told him "I just want you to stand there and watch those guys that are actually working finish digging their hole"
    I continued my journey to the store.

    Now is my chance to point out the useless slug my city has put into a uniform.

    I could not believe his reaction and the only reason I did not tell him exactly how I felt was the shiny badge but even more then that was the weapons around his waist.

    Respect for the badge, but guys like this deserve to be on the unemployed rolls and let a real man police my city!

    SRY 4 da rant

  2. AEvans profile image80
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I would have personally reported him, another waste of taxpayers money because they feel like they don't want to do their job. Who knows maybe he is getting a few bucks on the side and if he is, it will catch up with him. smile

    1. Reality Bytes profile image83
      Reality Bytesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Repercussions,  you do not cross the popo.

  3. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    When we as citizens see something like this and do nothing about it it shows that we deserve the police we have instead of what we want.  At a city park, presumably full of kids, yet!

    Report the sorry SOB to his superiors.  If the street corner isn't cleaned up in a few days start writing - newspaper, TV, mayor, governor, whatever it takes.  You have PAID and paid well for safe streets and don't have them.  Take some control.

  4. ilmdamaily profile image65
    ilmdamailyposted 7 years ago


    Sounds like it's time to start dealing.

    When the men with guns are this indifferent to it, and the established operators so unbeleivably flagrant, it seems like there'd be a real opportunity:-)

    Like Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights:

    "I'm also thinking about getting a gun, and dealing crack. Being a crack dealer. Not like a mean crack dealer, but like... like a nice one. Kinda friendly like, "hey, what's up guys? Want some crack?"

  5. Reality Bytes profile image83
    Reality Bytesposted 7 years ago

    What really gets me is their are speed stops all over the city.

    Are the police simply a source of revenue?

    Not the police themselves but do you think the city would transfer resources from law enforcement to the issuance of fines?

    Consider this, once the dealer buys his house and beemer and boats and stuff.  The big raids come and the various law enforcement agencies seize the property {profits from the sale of drugs} and sell it at auction pocketing even more revenue.

    1. IzzyM profile image91
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You have the same issue then..isn't that strange? You can't get the police to do normal policing - catching criminals and preventing crime, but they have plenty speed cameras and stupid road bumps to catch the unwary driver out, as if they are the real criminals.
      Get handed a huge fine because their camera said you were travelling at 2mph over the stated limit, but the drug dealers on the street corner get left alone.

  6. IzzyM profile image91
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I think the police all over are under orders not to touch the small time dealers.
    I drove a taxi on the night shift in Glasgow for 20 years, and one day walked into a police station and gave them a huge list of addresses of dealers. They thanked me for my trouble, but took no action.
    10 years later the streets were riddled with dealers - like at least one one every single street - three quarters of my punters were junkies, no-one ever got prosecuted, the politicians described it as a major catastrophe, and the worst of the addicts went on to a new methadone program.
    Someone was making money out of all this misery!

    1. Reality Bytes profile image83
      Reality Bytesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I walk alot.  I see a lot of deals done at convenience stores and meet ups on the street.  The convenience store would have pics and plates right there for evidence.  Why wouldn't the convenience stores submit.  I am sure they do not want deals on their property.

      Not to mention the guy that is going to come in and rob the store is one of those customers doing their transactions close by the store.

      1. IzzyM profile image91
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If the public can see it, trust me so can the government.
        They don't want to touch them...and I want to know why?

  7. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I really think laws should be rewritten regarding a lot of crimes since some are totally ineffective and actually help the criminal tongue hmm

  8. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    Is it just me, or does anyone else see the irony in this discussion when a few posts away everyone wants to legalize their own drug of choice, marijuana?

    1. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wilderness - when bootlegging was illegal, there were turf wars like we are seing in Mexico. When alcohol was legalized and regulated, the problems (mostly) went away. There IS a difference.

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You're right, Doug - most of the problems and crime associated with production and distribution went away.  I just found it ironic that in this thread everyone wants the pushers out and in the other one everyone wants it legalized.  Funny, at least to me.  I'm just twisted, I guess!

    2. Reality Bytes profile image83
      Reality Bytesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would rather have drugs legalized then thugs running the streets for sales territory.

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, it won't matter there in any case.  The thugs won't go away, just find another illegal product to push.  Untaxed cigarettes, maybe, although something tells me that City Hall would crack down pretty hard on that one.  Gas perhaps (remember the gas crunch in the early 70's?)

        1. Reality Bytes profile image83
          Reality Bytesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Perhaps!  Maybe some of them would use their entrepreneurial spirit to create small businesses of their own that are legit.

  9. Doug Hughes profile image60
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    A few years back I drove drug dealers from the home next to mine. I agree with the OP - it's not hard to spot someone who is selling. First,  I let them (the dealers) know I objected to the business they had set up. I talked to neighbors. When someone made a buy, I would call the police and ask to have a car sent out. And I would talk to the officer at the car, pointing at the offending house and describing the buy. No, the officer couldn't *do* anything. But it made the dealers nervous to know they were ID'd and under observation. When someone would pull up - not even turning off the engine - I would walk out with a pad and pen and be writing down the license number. "What are you DOING?" . And I would tell him. I'm not saying I was or wasn't armed. 

    They moved out. I was bad for their business. You want to keep your neighborhood clean - you better be willing to claim it early - the first time you see trouble. If you wait until the area has turned, you probably can't take it back.