User Profile: johnbarlycorn

johnbarlycorn

Member Since: February 24, 2011

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  • July 25, 2014 at 12:43pm

    TIH2014,
    Sir,
    At least in my case it is not hatred of law enforcement but I agree some here are unhinged on the subject. No what I object to is the stupidity of the police state. There was a time when we had peace officers and qualified police departments out-thinking a jerk or working a problem was the rule not the exception.
    You did put out one thing of great importance to any taxpayer; law enforcement employees working other jobs in their work clothes. I am not sure of the law in CO but many times the employee is getting paid by a private entity and yet potential litigation/ settlement for activity conducted in this second employment falls on the wallets of the tax payer.
    When, I do hope it is soon, tax payers wake up to the scam that law enforcement is running on public funds I think there will be heck to pay.
    Thank you.

  • [11] July 24, 2014 at 6:32pm

    You have hit on the golden secret of the law enforcement industry: settlement requirements. Who pays all enforcement abuse settlement? The tax payer. Does the tax payer receive information on the number and amount of settlements for abuse each year? Most places no. Why? An agreement with the city attorney, union, department, and politicians.
    There is no issue here unless you are a tax payer looking to see how your money is spent.
    Thank you.

  • [17] July 24, 2014 at 6:17pm

    With this overweight baboon in a management position you are correct. One reason why law enforcement is having a problem in retaining qualified, mature, oath keeping, moral officers is because of the lack of professionalism and unethical practice in management ranks.
    Think that is poppycock? Go to any of the chief websites; it is a topic that they are concerned about because those they are forced to retain would not pass the smell test 20 15 or even 10 years ago.
    Joe Black, another faux military wannabe wearing captain’s bars. Just a fake with the ability to be stupid and bully. You did see the thumb wrist lock didn’t you? How totally arsine. All he had to do is allow this intoxicated guy to talk himself into or out of a legitimate charge. But no. His self image would not allow a mature approach.
    It is pretty clear there are no height weight standards or psychical fitness standards to be a member of that department.
    One encounter at a time law enforcement is literally assuring the destruction of the society.

  • July 24, 2014 at 4:40pm

    I read your comments and you are spot on. 1911 you are dating yourself. The most important thing is accountable and that accountability needs to be shared with the training officer and the supervisor.
    Unqualified employees that are working are in those positions because management is not doing their job.
    A local note: The two Naples FL cohabitating law enforcement employees that exchanged rounds in front of her children earlier this month ending in one KIA and one WIA; she had a negligent discharge over a year ago – shooting herself – and was retrained.
    Thank you.

  • [1] July 24, 2014 at 4:27pm

    Hmm.
    It is impossible for a Glock or any other weapon to “accidentally discharge”. The weapon or weapon system must be loaded and 99.5% of the time the mechanical safety (dependent upon bolt design) must be put in the off/ hot position.
    This is not, not and “accidental discharge”. What this is, is a negligent discharge of a service weapon.
    A negligent discharge occurs when the fool with the weapon fails to follow established technique.
    The law enforcement employee, Cline, has proved empirically that he is a danger to himself and more importantly to the public at large.
    The standard for the industry is to give a written letter of deficiency and retrain him.
    In my opinion this is not a question of training. This is a question of maturity, responsibility, situational awareness, and suitability to the task.
    Go ahead and have your fun. We all know the dangers on the range pre – during – post live fire with law enforcement employees. The frequency and lackadaisical attitude towards negligent discharges is compound by the switch to semi automatic handguns.
    I will also point out that Sheriff’s Lt. Jana Abens is either unprepared, incompetent, or failing to protect the safety of the population by minimizing the seriousness of this incident.
    Thank you.

  • [2] July 24, 2014 at 2:09pm

    Your post and that of MurryAZ are the two most cogent and concise containing real information I have ever read on this site concerning the law enforcement industry.
    It would be of benefit to all if all the wanabe’s would focus their rants and provide real information like this.
    To both of you on behalf of readers, thank you.

  • July 24, 2014 at 10:08am

    BB,
    We agree! “Any Law Enforcement job is never about yourself, you must have a love for your fellow man, no matter who they are. And forget about the pats on the back.”
    It is called service to others and following an oath regardless of the consequence.
    Have a good and productive day.

  • [3] July 24, 2014 at 10:03am

    I have no idea what you mean or what your intent was. I for one have always applauded proper policing.
    As a snippet from my life; I completed a job this morning and I was packing the van up I came across two law enforcement deputy employees. These two, apparently, were investigating the theft of a truck and trailer from an adjacent property. Professional, courteous and focused. The victim was the daughter-in-law of one of my customers. She was pleased with the after the fact response. I told her she and her husband may want to get a surveillance system and a Remington 870. Thank you.

  • [7] July 24, 2014 at 9:52am

    This is a remarkable story. Although the law enforcement employee (according to the rolls – he is not listed as an Oath Keeper) improvised, what he did is not what is taught nor what is policy .
    I was glad to see a citizen help subdue the gunman.
    This is a good story and glad it workout the way it is suppose to be.
    One for the good guys!

  • July 23, 2014 at 12:27pm

    You are correct.
    The problem her as is the case with so much in our leftist lead police state society, anything said, done, or attributable to a Christian or moral non religious person is suspect and unacceptable.
    The fact that Mr. Dungy’s statement is valid only adds to the outrage. The central issue is that Mr. Dungy is an avowed Christian and lives his life in public as one. This is the real cause for the outrage.
    Thank you.

  • [3] July 23, 2014 at 10:27am

    I understand this is an AP tory. I also understand that “Beck Says” he hires the best and brightest people to work for the Blaze. But why is there a picture of an AGS-30 at MAKS Automatic Grenade Launcher system. This is not an air defense weapon but a ground area suppression system.
    Details. Details. Makes one wonder what else is not up to standard.
    Thank you.

  • [1] July 23, 2014 at 10:17am

    Legirons,
    Sr/ Ma’am
    The link is for your information.
    Regarding the termination of employees in the law enforcement industry, it would appear that the real issue with misconduct and incompetence is in the cancellation/ denial of a law enforcement certificate. It appears many of these employees terminated merely move on to the next department.
    Thank you.
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ODD_SYRACUSE_OFFICERS_COLLIDE?

  • [18] July 23, 2014 at 10:00am

    Well said but the language is a bit too colorful for me.
    Drawing a service weapon on anyone; child, man, woman, older person was for most of my life a rare and serious thing. In the permissive government violence society we have morphed into this is very routine.
    If you think about it, was anyone in the electorate every asked if they wanted the law enforcement industry in all of its’ many guises and festooned uniforms to move instantly to readiness to apply deadly force without any identifiable threat? I know that I was not.
    With regard to the statement by Vonderheid of the Mid-Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America; this statement could have been uttered by any member of leadership in the Hitler Youth Corps of 1939. Eagle, Boy, and Cub Scouts destroyed by incompetence and anti American ideology.
    Thank you.

  • [9] July 23, 2014 at 9:46am

    @ Eastinfection
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    On the money with that one. Any time we go on a trip or venture into the “South FL badlands” also known as Miami Dade, on a call, I always have our video cams on in the Van. Between the insurance scammers and the unfortunate frequency of law enforcement employees that fabricate citations it is a necessity for keeping insurance costs in check.
    Thank you.

  • [1] July 23, 2014 at 9:34am

    As is the case in all that old BB posts, the essence of his comments are the obscure/ distract/ deflect chief association tactic.
    Here in FL a number of departments have had to fire employees because of their routine violations of the vehicular code leading to accidents and perjury – attempting to frame the innocent driver that was hit.
    Until accountability returns to the law enforcement industry all law abiding citizens, residents, and legal members of the population should video all law enforcement misconduct, abuse, and crimes and report same.
    I just left a call this morning on my way back to the shop and observed two Lee county deputy employees committing a series of unsafe/ violations with their patrol vehicles while presumably performing traffic enforcement (south bound on Three Oaks Parkway). This is madness.
    Thank you.

  • [4] July 22, 2014 at 1:31pm

    I am going to go out on a limb here and suggest this might be a case of law enforcement entitlement syndrome.
    Mr. Lewis has placed himself, his family and his property in grave danger. I wonder what would happen if just 30 % of the population routinely recorded all law enforcement activity in public?
    Could it possibly lead to more responsibility, accountability, and morality from law enforcement?

  • [1] July 22, 2014 at 11:07am

    @ dckelder,
    Thanks for attempting to correct old BB. He has a habit of spewing a lot of disinformation.
    Yes it is the highest enlisted rank in the Marine Corps not, not just the highest Noncommissioned Officer rank. You’re spot on with protocol precedence as well.
    @ FLa.Patriot,
    I agree calling a Sgt Maj “sir” is viewed by many as an insult and is usually given a response of “Son I Work for a Living – it is Sergeant Major carry on.”
    Semper Fi

  • [17] July 22, 2014 at 10:53am

    @ Keltictim,
    Sir,
    I want to point out something in the event you are not aware of it. Law enforcement unions, in all of their manifestations, are simpatico with the political agendas of all leftists.
    Am I saying that these particular law enforcement employees directly support these political and cultural sensibilities? No. However, not to understand the politics of the industry they are employed by is a mistake.
    As some unsolicited advice, please leave the “life on the line” union, Hollywood, and media hype out of the discussion. The numbers do not support using this old fallback ruse.
    I am sure you believe that your brother and all his comrades are good people. I hope they are. Unfortunately we live in a time where the employees of law enforcement and the unions that control them are on a nationwide crime spree. Naturally people begin to look at all of these employees as/ or potential criminals. It is sad but reflects how far our country has fallen.
    Thank you.

  • [13] July 22, 2014 at 10:21am

    This was a misunderstanding that is all. The man in the uniform merely had to say that he was an important member of law enforcement. If the Marines had been told that, given the common experience of every member of the population (law enforcement present themselves as faux military without any problem) this would have been accepted.
    The county sheriff here in our area actually has four stars on his collar indicating that he believes he is a commanding general of something!
    That Is an attempt at sarcasm with a whole lot of truth behind it.
    On a serious note, for an enlisted Marine, the rank of Sergeants Major is one of distinct honor and respect. I’m glad these Devil Dogs smelled a rat.
    Maybe this man in this costume is an assistant chief of police in Greenville TN! He does seem to believe he is entitled doesn’t he?
    Semper Fi

  • [13] July 22, 2014 at 9:59am

    Turning on the lights makes the cockroaches scurry to the dark corners.
    The irony of a law enforcement employee wearing Captains’ bars with a high and tight haircut assaulting, kidnapping, caging and holding for ransom a veteran is too much.
    The usual apologist ilk here will say the faux military wannabe was just doing his job. You know what? They aright. Official corruption can only be done at the point of a gun and the fool behind it.

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