Cop Responds to UC Davis Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission

As I sit here trying to write this, I am at an utter loss for words. I know what I WANT to say, I just also know that those comments won’t elicit any useful response. Truth be told, I’m sitting here now, trying to put together a coherent thought that might, maybe, hopefully, strike a chord with kids who have demonstrated an inability to fathom anything outside of their own vapid, myopic world view.

I know, that in the end, 99.9% of those individuals who actually read what I have to say will simply chalk up my words to being yet another privileged white male; part of the “ruling class”, the “oppressor” or simply the words of an “uneducated, backwards thinking, hick”.

Yet knowing all of that, I cannot sit here silently. For too long, I’ve seen, heard, read comments like those recently posted by a group of students at the University of California, Davis and simply shrugged my shoulders; muttered to myself about how even idiots get to voice their opinions in America and wished to God someone would slap them.

So what’s so different this time one might ask? Truly, I don’t know.

Maybe it’s the simple fact that this group of kids showed such a lack of class I couldn’t even wrap my head around it and I felt they needed to be chastised.

Maybe it’s the fact that this self-appointed group of inequality warriors felt the need to interject themselves and their made up cause into a situation that had absolutely nothing to do with them out of some misguided, narcissistic need for attention.

Maybe it was the fact that I am tired of hearing left-leaning types, regardless of age, turn literally EVERYTHING into an opportunity to demonize Law Enforcement.

Perhaps it was simply the fact that I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow brothers and sisters killed and knowing that this war on us is a direct result of lies like this being spread by idiots like them.

Whatever the underlying motivation, I cannot remember the last time I was so angry at simple words as I was when I read what this group of UC Davis students puked out of their suckholes onto their social media page mere hours after a 22 year old young woman was brutally and senselessly assassinated.

I’m talking about the senseless killing of Davis PD Officer Natalie Corona.

To borrow a phrase from yet another group of classless, imbecilic and ignorant morons – “Natalie Corona. Say her name!”.

Say her name. She actually deserves to have your reverence, your respect, your admiration and your grief. Her young life was senselessly cut short.

Unlike that other guy, whose name I will not now, or ever say, she was killed NOT because she made poor life decisions. Natalie died because she followed her lifelong dream to protect her community.

Natalie died because she CHOSE to put herself, her life, in-between the citizens of Davis, California and those individuals who might prey upon them (to include those morons at the Associated Students, University of California, Davis Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission). Natalie died because she chose to be a protector.

I was there. Not when it happened, but shortly thereafter, when the City of Davis Police Department put out a request for outside law enforcement agencies to respond to their city to assist them after Natalie was shot and killed. I and several hundred of my brothers and sisters in blue responded.

Did I know Natalie? Nope. Never heard of her, never knew she existed until last Thursday night. We had never met. But I heard an officer had been shot and his or her agency wanted assistance. So a whole bunch of us from all over Northern California headed down there to help. We didn’t know the officer’s status; had no idea if he or she was dead or alive. All we knew was that one of our family had been shot and they were asking for help. So we went.

I was lucky enough to be teamed up with a veteran Davis PD officer and his fairly new, still going through the Field Training Program partner.

I spent the next several hours walking through a city I’d never done more than drive through, conducting yard-to-yard searches; checking every corner, every shed, every bush, tree, yard and every stinking garbage can, looking for the piece of trash that had just shot a fellow officer I had never met.

It turns out that the veteran officer had been one of Natalie’s Field Training Officers, or FTO as it’s known.

I learned that Natalie had been dealing with a vehicle accident, when the piece of filth, who was not even involved in the accident, came up to her and unloaded a handgun at her – COMPLETELY unprovoked, randomly…out of the blue. He shot and killed Natalie.

We would later find out he did so simply because he hated the Davis Police Department and was intent on killing a Davis PD officer…apparently, any of their officers would do, and Natalie presented the perfect target: Davis PD uniform, otherwise engaged and completely unable to defend herself from a surprise ambush.

More importantly, I got to know a bit about Natalie from her FTO. He told me about the hard-working young woman who had volunteered her time to the Department as a Community Services Officer (CSO) when the department could not afford to fund her position. Why? Because she loved helping her citizenry, loved being able to assist the officers of Davis PD and LOVED learning how to do the job.

I learned about a young woman who could make ANYONE smile, regardless of the day they had been having, what they had been going through or what they were dealing with in life, simply because she herself was so full of life, happiness and smiles.

I learned about a young woman who was every bit as at home speaking with an 85 year old grandmother as she was the town drunk; that regardless of who she was talking to, she could communicate with them, gain their trust, assuage their fears, make them feel safe, secure, understood and listened to.

In short, I learned about an amazingly incredible young woman whose life was cut short by an absolute waste of skin.

The night ended after that waste decided to off himself after law enforcement had closed in and surrounded him home. For obvious reasons, I didn’t sleep well that night. I thought of Natalie, of her partners, her FTO, her family (both blood and blue) and I thought about my own family, my wife, my kids….about the fact that this day and age, the reality that something could happen to me on-duty is far more likely than it was when I started 16 years ago. It was a long night.

The next morning I woke up to my Facebook page being flooded with pictures of Natalie. Someone had posted a couple of pictures of her that really touched my heart. One of them was her college graduation picture. There she was, in her gown, with an American flag scarf draped over her shoulders, holding a little black sign with a pair of handcuffs on it that said “Next Stop – Academy”.

The other photo I saw that struck me was one of her in a blue dress, holding another American flag, this one has come to be known as the “Thin Blue Line” flag. I was immediately struck by the fact that Natalie was beautiful, with an amazing, warm and engaging smile. She was obviously full of life. I suddenly understood what her FTO had been talking about when he said that she had a smile that could brighten anyone’s day.

But what really struck me was the date that she had taken posted the picture and the words she’d put in her status update. You see, that picture was taken and posted two years BEFORE Natalie ever even became a cop. She was still working as a CSO and going to college when she posted the photo.

Her words were haunting, in light of what had just happened to her. She wrote:

“I would like this photograph to serve as my gratitude for all those law enforcement men and women who have served, who are currently serving and those who have died in the line of duty, protecting our liberties in this great country #LawEnforcement #BlueLine #Thankyou #Lausphotography – Feeling thankful”

She posted this picture on October 21, 2016.

Natalie

It was my wife who pointed out the fact that she had posted that picture some two years before she ever even worked as a law enforcement officer. The power of that realization slapped me square in the face.

I guess maybe that might be a large part of why it was so infuriating when I stumbled across an article that called out a student government association from UC Davis, a university in the very town in which Natalie worked; ergo, posted by some of the very ungrateful students she died protecting.

Reading what the article alleged they’d say was angering enough, but it wasn’t until I did a little more digging on my own that I became livid. I found their actual post, before they apparently deleted the post, mind you (although, they have yet to post any sort of apology), and what I read boiled my blood.

First, here is a screen grab of their callous post

UCD-post

What a pompous, sniveling, spineless little group of whiners. What is actually somewhat entertaining, quite frankly, is the very makeup of this group, which claims to cater to the “oppressed minorities” of the world…although they like to use the term “underrepresented”.

Their post began:

“First and foremost, we would like to send our deepest condolences to the police officer’s family.”

What a load of crap. Here’s the deal, kids – If any of you had the SLIGHTEST concern for Natalie Corona or her family, that is all you would have written. You would have left things at that. But you didn’t, you went on.

“We would also like to provide resources for students triggered by this event and the circulating images of a flag that has been popularized by the “Blue Lives Matter” crowd.”

I honestly still can’t figure out if I want to laugh, cry or scream at the mention that students can be “triggered” by the sight of a young woman holding a Thin Blue Line flag. What’s funny, is that these same poor triggered souls are the ones who get upset (triggered, I guess?) anytime they get referred to as “Snowflakes”…and yet, what better word to describe a group of people so pathetically weak that they need counseling, safe spaces and group therapy sessions just because they saw a picture online.

These fine young folks are the future of America? Yeah, we are definitely screwed. But I digress.

You are supposed to be the upper crust of educated society. You are students at a well-known and respected UC. And yet you display an utter lack of class. You are crass.

Worse still, is your sniveling victim mentality. That any of you can sit there and with a straight face make the assertion that the flag Natalie Corona is holding in her picture triggers, maligns or in any other way harms another human being is ludicrous. If it weren’t for the fact that you were deadly serious when you made that moronic assertion, I would laugh.

But sadly, you truly believe the drivel coming out of your own mouths. And in reality, I guess you must, for your entire world view has been spoon fed to you. Everything you believe, you have been told to believe. Worse still, by your very statement, you have proven yourselves to be COMPLETELY unable to formulate your own thoughts and opinions. You simply regurgitate the garbage you’ve been fed. You are shallow, you are pathetic.

I feel sorry for you. Hell, I feel sorry for all those you speak of who are “triggered” by mere images, who feel the need to assign a meaning that does not exist to said images in order to feel relevant in the world. I feel sorry for all of you; because one day, likely very soon, the real world is going to hit you in the face like a runaway Mack truck.

I’ve got news for you kids – In the real world, when being faced with real problems, no one gives a rat’s ass if your feelings get hurt. No one is going to stop the bus of life so you can have a break if you see something that upsets your sensitive little feelings.
No one is going to censor what you see or hear to protect you from getting your knickers in a twist. The world is not kind. There are people out there who will gladly do you harm for no other reason than because they like doing so and they can.

Then there are people out there like Natalie Corona – people who will selflessly put themselves between you and those who would do you harm because she felt it was her calling, her job, her purpose in life.

She BELIEVED that she was put on this earth to stand between your little candy asses and the predators who walk amongst us, looking for easy prey to devour – looking for sensitive little snowflakes like you.

You want to assign a meaning to the Thin Blue Line flag? It’s already been done. It already has a meaning, and ONLY ONE meaning at that – it is that Law Enforcement officers, who have since time memorial been referred to as “Blue”, ARE the Thin Blue Line of protection that stands between sniveling whiners like you and the two-legged wolves who walk amongst us.

Have cops always gotten it right? Absolutely not. By and large, the 1960’s were an abysmal failure on the part of law enforcement to do their jobs and protect people regardless of their race, color, origin or standing. But that is not the law enforcement of today.

You claim that cops see color as an indicator of one’s innocence or guilt, yet YOU are the ones espousing bigoted views, and I’m not just talking about your views on cops.

What I find even more laughable about your supposed war against discrimination is the fact that you go to a school that takes so much pride in being a “UC” rather than a “CSU”, that every year at the Causeway Classic football game, when UC Davis plays California State University, Sacramento, one of the number one chants you Aggies love to make across the field at your Hornet rivals is:

“State School! State School! State School!”

As if, for some reason, those students and players are inferior to you and your fellow UCD alums.

You want to talk about a bunch of entitled, elitist bigots? Look in the mirror. Where is your strongly worded condemnation for that activity my young social justice warriors?

Hell, there is more diversity on You Name It PD or Sheriff’s Office than there is amongst your group of social justice warriors. I work with people of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Hmong, Loa, Thai, Korean, Japanese, African, Vietnamese, Chinese, English, Spanish descent every day.
Each of them would give their lives for me and I for them. More importantly, each of us would give our lives to protect a total stranger, without EVER giving ONE SINGLE THOUGHT as to what race or ethnicity they are! Every single one of us would die for any one of you, even though, frankly, I really don’t like you that much right now. Because that is what we swore to do.

And yes, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US identifies with that Thin Blue Line flag.

HOW DARE YOU try to diminish that and call that flag, or ANY of us who identify with it racist! Which of you is going to stand out there and risk your own lives to protect a group of total strangers, regardless of their race, color or ethnicity?

Just shut up already.

The bottom line is, you have a problem with the picture of Natalie Corona for one reason and one reason only – It’s all the rage amongst the left wing right now to hate on law enforcement and label the profession or anyone who supports it as racist. Period. End of Story.

And you know what? Despite the fact that you are all a bunch of insipid, inexperienced and ignorant young children who have besmirched a young woman for no other reason than because you want to appear relevant amongst your leftist peers, Natalie Corona would give her life to protect you all over again. So would every officer on the Davis Police Department; despite the fact that you don’t appreciate it and definitely don’t deserve it.

Shut your sniveling faces. You owe Natalie Corona’s family, blood and blue, an apology.

Let’s see if you possess the common sense to realize that and the decency to give it.

– Inbound Hot.

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Inbound Hot
I go by the nickname "In-bound Hot" (given by a partner), or IH. I've been an LEO for 16 years now, prior to which I served as a paratroopin' grunt in the US Army. I've been in uniform of one type or another my entire adult life and admittedly the views I hold have been shaped by those uniforms and related life experiences.

I am a vehement supporter of an armed populace and our beloved 2nd Amendment, the Constitution and the oaths I've repeatedly taken to protect and defend those ideals against all enemies.

Conversely, while I absolutely support others' right to express themselves, I have little tolerance for fools or idiots. Those who feel the need to put such issues on public display will certainly be assisted in doing so, I assure you. I do not come here looking to drop the ban hammer like Thor..... Ok, I fibbed. I've been following Matt long enough to know that is inevitably coming and I'm very much looking forward to smashing some trolls who show an inability to discuss issues without being disrespectful and launching personal attacks.
  • guns2317

    Very well done. Could not have said it better or more politely. Those kids need to go pound sand!

  • thebeeishorrid

    Awesome first post, IH.

  • Tim Lankins

    Hot Damn IH. Well Stated. Couldn’t agree More. Thanks for your service and know that so very many of us “Back The Blue”
    Tim (Retired Rotation Tow Driver)Lankins

  • Robert Hipwell

    Well put IH. Thanks for you service and sacrifice serving our country and our community. God Bless you and God Bless America’s Heroes. “Back the Blue” Hooah AATW

    • Ridgebacktoo

      Very well said, indeed. Airborne all the way,

  • Norma Lawson

    While I agree that the comments made in light of a beautiful and dedicated young woman’s death in the line of duty were crass at best, I also take umbrage at the remarks made in this article. In reality, I am one of those Lefty Snowflake Candy Asses to whih you refer in your diatribe. I support those who choose to put themselves in harm’s way whether the military or police officers, fire officers and others. I do not take offense at the sight of the thin blue line flag. I feel that it honors the thin blue line that puts their lives on that line daily. I do, however, feel that using those names to which you refer to liberals are just as crass, at best. I am proud of my liberal stands, I feel that they are the right way to lean. You feel otherwise. I do not call you a redneck, beer gut, right wing asshole to make an intelligent point. Certainly, some of your comments have valid points. But, you lose a number of those who could possibly support you regarding those unnecessary and crass remarks by resorting to lumping everybody who disagrees with your viewpoint in the same pile. When you have to get into a battle of juvenile name calling, you miss the point that we have differing viewpoints or opinions on many issues, but may actually agree on others. Your anger and vitriol is apparent. I can understand how that can happen in view of the tragedy that has prompted ALL of the remarks made. However, please in future take a moment to let your “adult” get control of your remarks before you put them “out in the world”. I do understand those that feel marginalized. I come from a place of white privilege but have seen many of my black, brown, yellow, LGBTQ+, et al brothers and sisters of the world “profiled” in my community and beyond. These are legitimate views. “Black Lives Matter” in no way takes away from honoring those in service to us all. It is a call to look into our own preconceived views on race or any other qualifier beyond white, straight and privileged. My remarks, I feel, are respectful and valid. Please do not become one of those who feeds into the polarization of our populace. It exacerbates the problem. I don’t propose that we all join hands in a sing-a-long. Instead, I encourage everyone to actually listen to what someone with a differing opinion has to say and I will do the same.

    • Pamela Price

      While your post was “respectful”, it was also a bunch of hogwash. BLM called out for people to bring them the flags put up in this young officers honor! Condemning the flags as “anti-black” & “racist”! Seriously? Hijacking the death of a officer and making it all about them, totally disrespectful, hateful horseshit. Selfish all the way around. SMH.

      • Norma Lawson

        You missed my point. I agreed with the issue of hijacking this young officer’s death and referring to the blue line flag a racist, etc is hogwash. My point was that when you need to use elementary name calling to make your point you have lessened the impact of your message.

      • babyowl53

        It seems you either didn’t read the article and/or didn’t understand what she was saying. Try again.

    • “‘Black Lives Matter’ in no way takes away from honoring those in service to us all. ”

      You really need to wake up and pay attention to the facts if that is what you believe. BLM, as an organization, has literally (and no, I am not misusing that word) called law enforcement as a whole a racist group and has literally called for the abolishment of law enforcement.

      I find it ironic you asking us not to polarize society when that is precisely what BLM does.
      -Matt (not the author of this piece)

    • Ron Forsythe

      Thank you for the thoughtful response. While we disagree about the intent and actions of BLM, I stand by your right to express your views. I read, with appreciation, your respect for law enforcement and the tough job it is. I understand and deeply respect the officer who wrote this piece, after spending hours walking through the streets and fields of Davis, even looking through the trash, trying to locate a man who had already ambushed one officer and would have killed others if he were given the opportunity to do so. What captured my attention most about your comments was the concern about the polarization of our populace. The growing hate in this country is a cancer that’s threatening to destroy us. These students clearly don’t understand “The Thin Blue Line” and in their ignorance handled their response incredibly bad. It’s a reason to hope they get better informed, but not a reason for hate. I hope things don’t rise to that level. This is a difficult time for the families and the community, however the outpouring of love and support reassures me that our communities overwhelmingly support their police officers. RIP Natalie Corona. Just two short weeks out of field training your bright light was extinguished, yet you leave a legacy that police officers everywhere strive to achieve. Your brothers and sisters in law enforcement and the community you served love you and respect you.

      • kgolfinghawaii

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    • babyowl53

      I too am proud of my liberal stand however I did not take offense to her words. I also did not see her words as a polarization of the populace. My wonder is simply why anyone other than those she directed her words would take offense. If those children wanted to be treated like adults they would have talked like adults….they didn’t so someone was good enough not to kowtow to their childishness. Perhaps continuing in college will help teach them to be adults.

    • Let me try to help you understand how we feel about what you think – FUCK YOU!

      • Rich

        Your tiny penis couldn’t have sex with a gnat.

    • SAO 1911

      I for one am sick and tired of your leftest viewpoints. Your viewpoints always seem to end up in riots, property damage and injuries. MAGA

  • Turk182

    Well said. Every word and I could care less about the feelings of those candy ass leftists being hurt. They can resist but get triggered when called out. Their parents failed them ultimately and the rest of society for raising weak fools.
    Friend of the thin blue line and former Emergency Dispatcher. Again, well said I H.

  • Stacy Miller

    I work at UC Davis. Thank you for writing this article. It should be read by every student regardless of their political views or ethnicity. Thank you for honoring Officer Corona. God bless you and all first responders.

  • McHugh48

    Way to go! Eloquent and 100% on the mark. One of the best if not THE best piece I’ve ever read on this issue.

  • Doug Walters

    Thank you InBound Hot for writing this! Well written and addresses a topic that has been out of control since Obama first stated police officers acted “stupidly”. In my opinion, if the Blue Lives Matter movement and flag are anti-Black Lives Matter, so be it.

  • Tarl Dichari

    Great job!

  • Eric Isotalo

    Man would I like to throw a few back with you! Well said. Well written. Well thought out. Well, won’t this piss the little twerps off?

  • Carroll Swift

    My blood boiled when I read the comments by those ” pompous, sniveling, spineless little group of whiners”. I wanted to say/post/scream something at them knowing full well they wouldn’t hear anything but their own crying. Thank you for so well expressing what the vast majority of us were thinking.

  • Steve

    I agree completely that this was not the time for a discussion about this flag. The officer who died was from all accounts (and I attended her vigil, along with thousands of others, including UCD students) was an exceptional person and outstanding cop. It was a senseless tragedy, caused by a mentally deranged individual.

    I do not agree with the name calling and divisive attacks made by IH in his diatribe. It diminishes his credibility, and further polarizes. In IH’s bio, directly above is this: “I’m very much looking forward to smashing some trolls who show an inability to discuss issues without being disrespectful and launching personal attacks.” Yet that’s exactly what he does in this article.

    The attitude presented here by IH–“Perhaps it was simply the fact that I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow brothers and sisters killed and knowing that this war on us is a direct result of lies like this being spread by idiots like them.”–illuminates the Us vs. Them mentality that erodes trust between the community and Law Enforcement.

    About that war. Last year there were 48 LEO killed. 995 people were killed in the same period of time by the police (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/national/police-shootings-2018/?utm_term=.f10975df96b8)
    Let’s say 90% of them deserved to be killed (probably way too high), but even so that means that twice as many undeserving people were killed by police than police who were killed. THIS is what BLM is about, and having cell phones everywhere means we all see the Eric Garners, Walter Scotts and many many more.

    Some police departments have done a great job of turning this around. Many others still suppress evidence, make up facts, and generally give the public little reason to trust them.

    IF you truly want to have a good relationship between those you serve and yourself, be honest when you make mistakes, take de-escalation trainings seriously, release videos and audio as soon as possible. We want to trust you, and we know how difficult, dangerous and stressful your job is. It is probably very hard to deal with terrible people on a daily basis and still keep an open mind about the next person you see who looks just like the last gang-banger, killer, thief, etc. We understand that mistakes are inevitable, and split second decisions sometimes have to be made.

    It is unfortunate that even though many of you on this site have shared details of your background, you all still are anonymous. It is more meaningful if people are accountable for their words and actions, and not posting under nicknames.

    Finally, I share your heartbreak about the loss of Natalie Corona. She and her family are shining examples of selflessness and service. Our town had not had an officer killed on duty in 60 years. Let’s hope the next interval is longer.

    • “It is unfortunate that even though many of you on this site have shared details of your background, you all still are anonymous. It is more meaningful if people are accountable for their words and actions, and not posting under nicknames.”

      In the interest of saving myself a lot of typing I’ve already done in reply to another person with a similar, although far less politely worded gripe, I am going to copy/paste. Please realize the assholes comment was directed at Rich, not you.

      “Rich, my name is Matt Silvey. I just retired after 22 years with Sacramento County as a deputy sheriff. Prior to my retirement, I was prohibited by department policy from using my real name. If you knew anything about law enforcement, you would know most departments have very restrictive social media policies that prevent officers/deputies from expressing their thoughts freely. This is just one of the things we give up (1st amendment rights) for the privilege of protecting assholes who call us cowards, or racists, or murderers.

      Inbound Hot is still actively employed as a cop, as are 90% of the administrators/contributors on this page. Even though they are spread across the United States and work for different agencies, they all face similarly restrictive policies, hence the pen names.

      I’m curious, would you also consider Mark Twain a coward because he used a pen name?”

    • guns2317

      Please read the link below. Please stop it with the nonsense about BLM. The narrative is false, it is not a rampant problem. And in cases of truly unjustified shootings, officers are charged, as they should be.
      https://www.theepochtimes.com/police-shootings-in-black-america-the-2018-data-is-in_2757253.html

  • warrantone

    Amen friend.

  • babyowl53

    Thank you for writing this. The thing is, everyone, no matter their color, finds lights, sirens, and law enforcement disturbing for many various reasons. No one is more traumatized than than other. So, the sniveling victim mentality was brought out by those are just that….

  • Austin Mabry

    That flag is nothing but a gang symbol for the most violent gang in the country. Full stop.

    Quit your sniveling.

  • “AIRBORNE”
    Well said sir! Thank you for enunciating what we all could not due to our absolute frustration with these fucking morons.

  • Rich

    Seems to me you’re the coward. You rant and scream then are to afraid to even use your full name. You’re not even a cop, just another deranged Trump cultist hiding behind a keyboard.

    Sincerely,
    Rich Woods
    West Sacramento

    • Rich, my name is Matt Silvey. I just retired after 22 years with Sacramento County as a deputy sheriff. Prior to my retirement, I was prohibited by department policy from using my real name. If you knew anything about law enforcement, you would know most departments have very restrictive social media policies that prevent officers/deputies from expressing their thoughts freely. This is just one of the things we give up (1st amendment rights) for the privilege of protecting assholes who call us cowards, or racists, or murderers.

      Inbound Hot is still actively employed as a cop, as are 90% of the administrators/contributors on this page. Even though they are spread across the United States and work for different agencies, they all face similarly restrictive policies, hence the pen names.

      I’m curious, would you also consider Mark Twain a coward because he used a pen name?

      Oh, and congratulations on somehow making this about Trump. Talking about deranged, you should probably look in the mirror. Trump derangement syndrome is real.
      -Matt

      • Rich

        Deputy Matt,

        You are full of crap. I know multiple law enforcement personnel across a number of states and agencies. Many of them have FB profiles and are active on other social media. Inbound Hot has one thing correct – hot as in being hotheaded. His vitriolic rant is endemic of the police poison spread in this nation by sites such as yours.

        It’s also clear from his attitude on the post he is a Trump supporter. It’s pretty clear you are as well. I see from your FB page you can’t stand AOC. That’s pretty funny considering you took a government paycheck for 22 years. Socialism is fine when you are collecting the paycheck but otherwise it’s a train wreck. Capitalism sure as hell did not pay you. More hypocrisy from the extreme right.

        It’s also wonderful that you look upon police work as a “privilege of protecting assholes”. More accurately, that is true when you protect yourselves.If you don’t want to protect assholes, get another job. Unfortunately, the majority of you can’t find work in the private sector because you have no marketable skills other than the need to belittle people.

        As to Mark Twain, that is pen name, not someone hiding from his own words. Everyone knew Samuel Clemens was Mark Twain. See the Autobiography of Mark Twain, Harriett Eleanor Smith, editor; a publication of the Mark Twain project. You won’t like it, as there are very few pictures. Yet another fail by a retired cop with his head up his ass. Hint: if you think being a good cop is defined as the privilege of protecting assholes, then you are a failure as a cop.

        Happy MLK Weekend!

        • Let me paraphrase you: “You’re a liar because I know someone who works in the same field as you and I see them say things on social media…”

          Except that not only is this a well known fact (ask your supposed friends if they can get in trouble for posting stuff on social media or a website), but there are countless articles about this topic. Here is just one: https://www.policemag.com/342369/how-to-understand-first-amendment-rights-for-public-employees

          I get it that you don’t like cops or conservatives, but let me extend an olive branch. Save yourself a bunch of time and skip to the end and read the section titled “Bottom Line For Public Employees.”

          “His vitriolic rant is endemic of the police poison spread in this nation …” Well, I guess we know where you stand on law enforcement, huh? Make sure when you ask your supposed friends who are cops all across the nation about their departments social media policies, you let them know that you think they are a poison.

          The poison is not the men and women, of every skin color, of every religion, who sacrifice of themselves daily to protect their communities, sometimes giving all. The poison is people like you, the liberal media, the racist groups like BLM, and liberal politicians who paint the entire profession as evil and racist, and most of those claims are based on proven lies, such as the whole “hands up, don’t shoot” which was proved a total lie. But of course, you probably have no idea what sacrificing for others, who you don’t even know, is remotely about.

          IH’s “vitriol” that has you so fired up is completely understandable, if you have the slightest ability to experience empathy. For one moment, just try to put yourself in the shoes of someone whose entire profession has been under attack for the last 10 years, who just had a member of that profession executed for no reason other than the uniform she wore, and then have a group of kids with zero tact and even less life experience claim the Hispanic woman who was killed was a racist because she supported her profession. I suspect however, based on your previous statements, empathy is not something you are capable of, at least not empathy for us “poisonous” people.

          On your totally misguided claim that LE is socialism, if you are so ignorant that you honestly think that public infrastructure and public safety are the same thing as socialism, I am pretty sure I am wasting my breath, or in this case keystrokes. So here, rather than get lectured by some crazy conservative evil cop, I’ll let your savior, Barack Obama tell you himself: https://youtu.be/s00WHn1Q084

          “It’s also wonderful that you look upon police work as a ‘privilege of protecting assholes’.” Oh look, you can take 3 words totally out of context and then misconstrue what was clearly being said. Congratulations! Also, for future reference, when you end a sentence with a quote, the period goes inside the quotation marks, not outside. Just to clarify, in that sentence you cherry picked those words from, you were the asshole. We protect all of society, even the assholes like you. As for ability to find work in the private sector, you’re right, I never had a job before I was a cop at all, nor was I in management positions at any of those jobs I had, nor have I started my own manufacturing business, from scratch, that was profitable the very first year.

          But hey, why should facts get in the way of you hurling baseless insults at people whom you know nothing about? After all, that is indeed the leftist way of doing things. Bravo, well played!

          As for MLK weekend (nice attempt to stereotype cops as racists), MLK was indeed a fantastic man, and a gun owning republican too boot (again, don’t take my word, because of course Think Progress says otherwise, take his niece’s word: https://youtu.be/nXEwO7lM25g) . Thanks to MLK, I grew up in a extremely ethnically diverse neighborhood in CA where my friends represented nearly every skin color, religion and ethnicity imaginable. The only one no one would admit was Russian descent, because after all, it was the height of the cold war.

          And while you are off enjoying your MLK weekend, my law enforcement family will once again be sacrificing, working that long 3 day weekend, because for us, holidays don’t exist, which once again just tells me you really know nothing about law enforcement and those supposed cop friends of yours, from all across the nation, are just imaginary.
          -Matt

          • Dammit, I should have saved myself all that time…

            I just looked at Rich’s comments elsewhere (you can do so by clicking on his name and just start scrolling) and holy hypocrite, Batman! Nearly every comment he makes is vitriolic, not to mention filled with juvenile, petty insults. But then again, he does seem to be following the way of the left…

            Rich is no longer allowed to post here, but thankfully, Disqus allows me to ban people and leave their existing comments in place.

        • kgolfinghawaii

          The fact that a clown like you can’t read that “privilege of protecting assholes like you” is sarcasm shows how short on common sense you happen to be. Man, I’m not a cop and you’re just a freaking obtuse POS.

  • It would appear from the comments here that are rapidly spiraling down the toilet that I need to remind people that challenging others to a fight or spouting cop-block nonsense will just get deleted and may lead to the person posting that being banned.

    Let’s act like rational adults please.

    • SAO 1911

      UC Davis graduate???????

  • Peg Alexis

    God Bless you sir and thank you for a well written statement and in honoring a beautiful lady. The day before Natalie’s murder, another 22 yr. old was murdered as she was going to work. She was only two months doing what she loved BUT her boyfriend and his buddies ended her life. God help us, this is so wrong. I will be sharing this and praying for you all. Stay safe and WATCH your 6. With Love & Respect for you all.

  • What they fail to realize and state so VERY incorrectly is that the flag is a THIN BLUE LINE flag. It represents the “family” of officers. There are also RED THIN LINE flags for fire personnel. It does not IN ANY WAY stand for blue lives matter. That is my at all what that flag represents. And if they were educated at all they would know that. What’s so funny is these are the people that cry about how we are becoming a nazi run country and yet THEY are the ones leading us there not the police, the president, the government – THEM and when they get what they want (and they will) it will backfire on them just like it did in Germany. They are cowards who hide behind keyboards and wear masks to protests. Fuck them.