I was working a little OT last nite, as I am wont to do. The following detail came out for the Sgt…
“PR adv’g there have been recent 459’s (burglaries) in her area and is upset that Town PD has not advd her of these crimes and wants to speak w/a Sgt.”
I listened while the Sgt. called this lady and very calmly and professionally explained to her the ins and outs of police work and how to protect herself from victimization, etc.
I, on the other hand, am not that patient a man. First off, let’s remember the unrelenting sense of entitlement we here in Town deal with on a daily basis. The arrogance of this woman is, based on the above, unreal. Gee, lady, I’m ever so sorry your personal police representative shirked his obvious responsibility of notifying you every time the police respond to any given crime (real or imagined) within a four mile radius of your home. I shall have him flogged forthwith.
Let me explain something to you. On swing shift there are three cops and one Sgt. for somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 citizens. The sheer enormity of that ratio is ridiculous. If you think we have either the time, ability, or the inclination to advise everyone of them every time a house gets broken into, you live in the land of rainbows and fairies where money is replaced with hugs and all your dreamiest dreams become a reality. Wake up, bitches, this is the really real world and that simply ain’t possible. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Here’s an idea…why don’t you jump on the computer, buy a newspaper, watch your local news, or, oh I don’t know, TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS?!? Now, I didn’t speak directly to this lady, so I don’t know what her demeanor was. It’s hard to shake this particular tree-hugger of a Sgt., so I can’t guess what she was saying (and he refused to put it on speaker so we could listen in…pussy). Suffice it to say, met with the smallest little bit of attitude, my responses would have been far more, shall we say, curt?
And that’s why I’ll never promote…stupid mouth…
On a side note, this lady mentioned crimereports.com. There was another officer in the room and neither of us had ever heard of the site. Of course, we both jumped on-line and looked it up. Impressive. I pulled up the Town and saw that a residential burglary from the previous afternoon was already listed. So, there you go. You want to know what’s going on in your ‘hood? Hop on-line and look it up. Come to think of it, if this chick already knew about it, what the fuck was she bitching about. Idiot.