Police Chief Fired For “Wrong Think”

A police chief of a joint college police force, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, has been removed from office for the unforgivable crime of “wrong think.”

Technically, he was placed on administrative leave, while they search for a replacement… So yeah, basically fired.

What in the ever loving hell is going on with our society???? Seriously, WTAF?!?!

A police chief of a joint college police force, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, has been removed from office for the unforgivable crime of “wrong think.”

In an email to the college on Wednesday evening, Smith College President Kathleen McCartney said that members of the campus community “have voiced a lack of trust” in Daniel Hect, who took over as chief of the two campuses’ shared police department on Feb. 18.

He was removed from office because, on Twitter, he had the unmitigated audacity to like two tweets, one from an unspecified user saying “BUILD THAT WALL!” and the other, gasp, when the NRA tweeted “Merry Christmas.”

Students recently drew attention to a few posts they say Hect previously had “liked” on Twitter, including one instructing President Donald Trump to “BUILD THAT WALL!” and another in which the National Rifle Association wishes people a Merry Christmas. Hect’s Twitter profile has since been deleted.

No, I am not kidding. Read the full article yourself if you don’t believe me. 

Of course, the college says his firing has nothing to do with his political beliefs, but refuses to state the actual reason he was removed. 

I mean, I get being concerned about something a person personally said or did, but liking a tweet? And especially ridiculously benign tweets like that?

This is beyond ludicrous!!!

Meanwhile, a UC Davis professor actually tweets that he wants cops killed and they do nothing.

America is under attack by flaming crybaby hypocrites on the left who actually are employing Nazi tactics, while they scream, point fingers and call those they differ with, Nazis.  You seriously could not make this crap up.

Apparently, the college president wants to set a new precedent, where those who scream and yell the loudest get their way. Congratulations morons, way to prepare those students for the real world. (<- sarcasm)

Administrators vs. Leaders

Anyone who has worked in law enforcement for any length of time can tell you which supervisors are the administrators, and which are the leaders.  There is a distinct difference between the two.

Anyone who has worked in law enforcement for any length of time can tell you which supervisors are the administrators, and which are the leaders.  There is a distinct difference between the two.  And yes, someone who is a leader can also administrate, but someone who is seen as an administrator rarely functions as a leader.  In fact, filling the role of a leader does not even require rank, just the act of taking a leadership role.  Speaking as a line level guy, we love to see leaders promoted as it shows someone recognizes their leadership abilities.  Sadly, as a line level guy, we sometimes, or often depending on the agency, see people promoted who are destined to be nothing but lousy administrators.

Which brings me to Lieutenant Yulanda Williams of the San Francisco PD.  And before I go any further, I am going to preface this by saying this has NOTHING to do with her ethnicity, although I guaran-damn-tee you someone is going to claim it does, but rather is specifically in response to her apparent total lack of officer safety, and just plain old common sense.  However, if you were to do an quick google search of her name, you would find she is a darling of the mainstream media, because she is fighting “racism in policing,” and stuff.

Here is a picture from 2017 of then Sergeant Yulonda Williams.  This was picture was taken in the Richmond Walmart.  Please note she is shopping, in full uniform, but has no duty belt.  It is not just the lack of a duty belt, but in fact she has no gun at all (she is right handed based on other photos).  Besides the lack of a firearm while in full uniform, please note the slip-on shoes which are also clearly not part of the uniform.

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To people not in law enforcement, this might seem nitpicky, but every cop on the planet knows, or should know, you don’t go out in public in uniform unarmed.  Especially not to a Walmart in the hood!  Believe it or not, there are people out there who don’t like the cops, who have ambushed cops based on nothing more than their uniform, and without a weapon you are nothing but a victim waiting to happen.

The fact of the matter is, most agencies, including the one I just retired from, have policies against this very behavior for the very reason I noted.

Jump forward a couple years, and up one rank, and here is now Lieutenant Yulanda Williams at a department related function, in full uniform, posing in line with a number of other administrators, including the actual Chief of Police, Bill Scott.

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I am completely flabbergasted by this woman’s hair.

Not because I have anything against a black person sporting a natural hairdo, not that a fro is really “natural” anyway, but because this woman has less officer safety related common sense than my 11 year old son, who has been known to run out in front of cars in parking lots.  Look at how far her hair is protruding forward from her face.  She would be lucky to have a 45 degree field of view.

Seriously, her hairdo reminds me of a young Carrot Top.

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And for the non-cops in the room wondering; “Why is that an issue?”  Again, it is officer safety 101.  You do not do something to artificially limit your field of view because it makes you susceptible to an attack from the side or rear.  The human field of view is around 180 degrees, granted the closer you reach the periphery of that field, the less clear the image becomes, but you can see things there, like a person walking toward you, or a punch coming your way.

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To test this is rather simple.  When facing straight ahead, extend your arms out from your sides and slightly back at shoulder height.  While still looking straight ahead, bring your arms forward until you can just see the movement in your peripheral vision.  Now turn your head and see where your arms are.  If you have never done this, you might be surprised.

Now, take your hands flat, fingers extended upward, and put them up against your cheeks forming a tunnel through which you can look.  That is the field of view that Lt. Williams has thanks to her hairdo.

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Now, from a layperson’s perspective, can you see where that HUGE lack of field of view just might be an officer safety issue?

There are reasons that law enforcement agencies have grooming standards and uniform policies, and it has absolutely nothing to do with “institutional racism” or any of that other SJW crap.  One of those reasons is to protect people too dumb to understand the importance of officer safety issues from themselves.  Apparently, either SFPD has no uniform policy at all, or they just refuse to enforce it with certain people whom the media has made their social justice darlings, and nothing destroys a law enforcement agency’s morale faster than hypocrites running the show.

A line from one of my all-time favorite movies, iRobot, comes to mind: “Lead by example.”

As a supervisor, as an administrator, what kind of example is Lt. Williams setting?  What kind of message does this send to the people she is supposed to supervise?

Knowing nothing about the woman at all except what I see in these photos, perhaps the criticism she claims to have received in the past, which she took as racism, was instead people pointing out simple facts to her, such as the fact that she clearly has a complete and total disregard for basic officer safety practices.

And with her basic officer safety so ridiculously lax, I can only imagine what her work product (cop work that is) is like.

However, the fact that she was promoted to the position of lieutenant, despite her obvious officer safety shortcomings is not surprising.  Especially not when you consider the SFPD chief just wrote a policy that prevents officers from making suspects sit while they are detained, yet another very basic officer safety move.

When SJW politics become more important to police administrators than the physical safety of their cops, things go very rapidly downhill.  In an era where it is impossible to recruit enough qualified candidates to fill vacancies, one would think administrators would be doing a better job to try and retain employees, but some instead seem to be trying to chase them off, taking the natural leaders with them, and leaving nothing but the administrators behind.   If that is not a recipe for disaster, I don’t know what is.

Media and BLM, You Are Making Things Worse, Not Better!

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This morning, I woke up really early and was chatting with a buddy of mine who is a graveyard patrol sergeant with my former agency.  He was telling me about something that happened with his shift last night.  This is something the public absolutely NEEDS to hear!

We cops, or former cops in my case, know this to be true, but unless you see it first hand, you would never know because these stories are NOT reported by the media, unless of course they publish the story of the “poor, innocent person who was harassed by the cops” as if it were gospel, and without any opportunity for the cops to tell their side.

Rather than me retell the story, with his permission, I am just going to put the transcript of the conversation here, other than removing the names of people involved.


Me – Hey bro, what’s up?

Sarge – It’s 4:30 why the hell do you get up this early?

Me – I can’t sleep. Haven’t been able to for years. I’m lucky if I get 5-6 hours. I went to bed last night at about 9:30 because I was beat tired. So here I am, wide awake at 4am.

Sarge – You’re going to love this…

Sarge – A fine example of how the media lying and pushing a false narrative causes problems……tonight one of my guys tried to stop a car driving real fast with no headlights. The driver failed to yield so several more units jumped into it as the driver continued to refuse to pull over.

We followed him to a ghetto apartment with a dark parking lot where he finally stopped. The initial deputy approached the car (we discussed this after) and directed the solo driver (young black male) to get out of the car. Right away the driver is yelling “fuck you what did I do wrong” blah blah blah.

Deputy pulls him out dude wont cooperate as two deputies try to cuff him. He gets twisted up but no more than needed. He is screaming for help in the complex because we are “going to kill him”. He didn’t stop because he was afraid the cops would shoot him

22 yrs old, driving home from his Walmart job……suspended license but no criminal history. His girlfriend came down and we had a long discussion about why there were so many cops and her boyfriend’s poor choices. She said “well he’s scared cuz white cops be killing black men”……

Anyway dude got a bump on the head and expensive citation….his girlfriend and I left on good terms but she still thinks cops are out killing black men…..

Thanks media you’re fucking chaos has created this!! Dumbass kid probably would’ve gotten a warning Had he stopped……

Me – Kevin ****** and I almost shot a Hispanic kid one night back in late 2014. He would not put down a knife because he knew we were going to kill him just like we did Mike Brown.

Me – Thank God we finally convinced him to put it down

Me – Kid was only 14 or 15 years old

Sarge – Yup had one or two of those….seems so much worse right now…..this chick tonight was convinced we are killing people. I told her I’d be happy to sit down and talk to her about it…..but tonight we agreed to disagree


Anyone with knowledge of the actual facts knows cops are not running around killing young black men, especially those who are not doing anything wrong.  The statistics, at least during my entire lifetime, have NEVER supported those claims.  In fact, the statistics prove the exact opposite, but thanks to the mainstream media insatiable desire to air stories that cause societal discord, because it makes them money, and thanks to racist, criminal sympathizing anti-cop groups like Black Lives Matter, huge portions of the population, and sadly it is the portion that is most likely to come into contact with law enforcement, do not know the truth because they only see what they are being spoon fed.

In the story recounted by my buddy, had the young man driving the car not been poisoned by the media and BLM, he likely would have just pulled over when the cops lit him up (activated their lights to pull him over), and at worst, he would have gotten a ticket for driving on a suspended license and potentially had his car towed.  Instead, he ran from the cops, got twisted up, cuffed, got to sit in a cop car for a while, and he got a MUCH more expensive ticket.

Wasting Tax Dollars To Appease Those Who Cannot Be Appeased

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The following was written by an academy classmate of mine who not only did a full career in the military, but is still continuing his long career in law enforcement.  Because he is still on the job, it requires that this be published anonymously.
-Matt


So, after two thorough, exhaustive, expensive investigations (Sacramento County District Attorney and California Department of Justice), the feds are now launching a third investigation specifically into whether Stephon Clark’s civil rights were violated.

Let me just throw some fuel on the fire…  Clark’s death was entirely his own fault.

This does not mean his family isn’t grieving his death, but it is time that society at large, and politicians in particular, stop pandering to people (to be clear I am referring to a socioeconomic group, not a specific race) who have been told for generations that they are victims, have no hope and must rely on the government to help them.

My question is, when do folks wake up to the fact that that help will never come from the government?  There may be band aids applied, but the doctor is out, the surgeon isn’t coming.

Now, with the victim mentality drilled into them so deep it is essentially part of their DNA, they feel as though they can tear cities apart if things do not go their way.

This unfortunate shooting was not due to a lack of training on the part of the officers. Experience teaches us the dangers faced by officers, and they are taught to respond appropriately to those dangers.

There should be NO DOUBT in the minds of anyone with a modicum of intellectual honesty these officers were in fear for their lives and fired in self-defense. Not in aggression, but in DEFENSE! And why were they defending themselves? Because of CLARK’s ACTIONS.

The race of the suspect is completely irrelavant when you are in pursuit of a felony suspect and that suspect suddenly becomes a (justly) perceived threat to your life.

Not only that, I submit to you that cops get more training in “implicit bias,” biased based policing, and other racial issues than just about any other profession.

So exactly why is the US Attorneys office opening an investigation? Is it to appease people who will never be appeased because emotion rules and facts don’t matter? Is it to show that the Federal Government “cares?”

I don’t know, but I do know it is a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars and further victimizes an entire community who abide by the law, who don’t assault their girlfriends or wives, who do not get drunk or high and run around disrespecting their grandparents by smashing up their neighbors’ property, then confront cops in their backyard.

The simple truth is Clark is not the victim.

The officers, who had to make a sudden decision in fear for their lives are now affected for the rest of their lives, their wives, girlfriends, children and other family are affected.  The community has been hugely affected, large sums of taxpayer dollars have been spent (and yes, a thorough investigation must be done to ensure the officers acted within the law), and why? The sad truth is because Mr. Clark continued his pattern of poor life choices.

And now two officers who acted appropriately are under tremendous scrutiny, lawmakers are pushing very hard to make it even more difficult for all officers to do their jobs and go home safely. If and when that happens, and officers can’t chase, can’t apprehend criminals, or are concerned with the consequences of doing something to defend their lives, only to be second guessed by attorneys or activists sitting in comfortable chairs in a well lit office, with their chosen beverage sitting on the table in front of them.

Who is it that pays in the long run?  Winning answer is, the law abiding public.

Is it harsh to call out Mr. Clark? Maybe it is, but we have gotten so far away from speaking the (sometimes ugly) truth in the name of appeasement that the moral compass is spinning like a top. Time to stop spinning and call it like it is. Things will only get worse if we continue to lie to ourselves and allow the agenda driven politicians and media to lie to us.

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.

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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

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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.

Natalie Corona, Davis Police Officer, Victim of the War On Cops

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Some cop hating asshole murdered Officer Natalie Corona of the Davis, CA Police Department last night, for absolutely no reason other than he hated cops.

The war on cops continues.

According to a friend who was there assisting Davis PD through the night, the piece of shit murderer who I will not name, ambushed Officer Natalie Corona while she was working a car crash. He rode up on his bicycle and shot her. I am told he dumped two whole magazines at her. Then he pedaled his piece of shit ass home.

A short while later when the cops showed up to deal with him, he continued his fucking cowardly behavior and offed himself.

Rot in Hell for all eternity you cowardly mother fucker!

I did not share this on social media last night because I could not bring myself to type this. I went to bed to let my feelings temper, but sleep was elusive as my mind would not stop, and my anger and sorrow only grew.  This incident happened in Davis, CA, an ultra-liberal town located just west of Sacramento. During my college years, my friends and I spent more than a few nights in Davis at a bar called The Graduate. I know the town fairly well.

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Davis, from a law enforcement point of view, is a pretty safe little town.  Natalie is only the second officer from the department to be killed in the line of duty, and the last one was killed in 1959.

Officer Natalie Cordova was only 22 years old. She was just a kid. She went through Sac PD’s academy, from where she just graduated last year.

She had only been a cop since August 2nd when her father pinned her badge on her. She was barely out of FTO training, by only 2 weeks. She was serving her community. And for that, she was senselessly murdered.

The picture of her that is sticking with me is the one of her in the blue dress holding the thin blue line flag.  She took that photo two years before she became a cop.  This is what she said when she shared that image on social media:

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

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She was a beautiful young woman with her entire life ahead of her, all snuffed out because of what she was wearing, her uniform.  Her loss is senseless and tragic.

Her father, Merced Corona, served 26 years as a deputy with the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department.  Only five months ago, he proudly pinned her badge on her when she was sworn in.  Now, sadly, for no reason, in a week or so, he will be burying her.

No parent should ever have to bury their kid, especially one murdered for no other reason than the profession she chose.

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Natalie was only a few years older than my oldest kid.  Her father was a deputy and served only a few years longer than I did.  More than one of my sons has at one point or another expressed interest in being a cop.  I cannot help but put myself in Merced Corona’s shoes.  I cannot imagine what he is going through right now.

My sincere condolences to all who knew Natalie.   My thoughts and prayers go out to Natalie’s family and friends.  And when I say family, I mean not only those related by blood, but also the members of her blue family.  I did not know Natalie, but she was my sister.

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Fascistbook Can’t Help But Fascist

The fascists at Facebook just cannot help themselves.  Over the last few days, news has reached the national level, once again, about their lopsided enforcement of non-violations of their community standards.  Specifically about them removing posts and banning people who are sharing images that show the distinct difference between Corporal Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant who achieved his American Dream of becoming a cop, and the illegal alien criminal gang member who murdered him.

Facebook reversed their decisions on all of the previous incidents that I know of, but now they are apparently going after other people for the very same image, an image they have already, repeatedly said does NOT violate their policies.  Just last night, New Years Eve, they deleted a post from the page Conservative Cops and they banned the user who posted it.

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This just goes to show how deeply ingrained it is in the people who moderate Facebook that if they don’t like something, they can just consider it “hate speech” and remove it.  What should I expect from a company run by a bunch of millennial snowflakes?  If these dipshits cannot moderate a social media platform and follow its own rules, what does the future hold when they get put in positions of power in the government?  Honestly, that prospect scares the hell out of me.


UPDATE:  In further news, it would appear now that the fascists at Facebook are removing posts sharing this very article, about them removing posts.  The page mentioned in the removed post pictured above, Enough is Enough, shared this article this morning.  There are only two administrators of that page currently, and neither of them removed the post, but it is no longer there.  It also appears that Facebook is doing this in shadow mode as neither of the administrators nor the page itself were notified the post was being removed.

Excellent way to disprove the claims that you are silencing people, by further silencing them…

And here I thought conservatives were the Nazis…

 

Fascistbook Strikes Again

Cpl. Singh with his family mere hours before he was murdered.
Cpl. Singh with his family mere hours before he was murdered.

On Christmas night, about five hours after taking photos with his wife and infant son, Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman, CA Police Department was shot and killed while making a vehicle stop on a suspected drunk driver, who happened to be an illegal immigrant.  Unless you live under a rock, none of that is news to you.

It will also come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying even the slimmest sliver of attention over the last few years, but Facebook management is extremely left biased, despite all their claims to the contrary.  They are also very anti-law enforcement.  I know, shocking…

I am a member of a group of people who all administer Facebook pages that are pro-law enforcement.  Some are run by cops, some are former cops, some are spouses of cops and others are just LE supporters.  We are all pretty accustomed to the one sided censorship from the fascists who run Facebook, so much so that most of us have second and third FB accounts we use to administrate our pages when we get banned by FB in their efforts to silence us.  It just goes with the territory.  We are essentially operating behind enemy lines on that platform.

Well, today one of the members of that group, a man that administrates the very large pro-LE page Enough Is Enough, was banned and his post was deleted because it was determined to be “hate speech.”  What, you ask, was the horrible crime that he committed?

Well he dared share the following image with the following text accompanying it:

“Purely heartbreaking and sickening.”

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The two images that follow are the messages that he received from Fascistbook when they silenced him.

Now, I am sitting here scratching my head trying to find anything hateful about what he said, or what in this image is hateful.  Can someone help me out there, anyone?

The facts are the facts.  Corporal Ronil Singh was born in Fiji, legally immigrated to the United States, worked his butt off to accomplish his goals, and became a cop where he protected and served the community he lived in.  Alternately factual, the piece of shit that murdered Corpral Singh (who I will not name) was an illegal immigrant, with multiple prior arrests for drunk driving, and was a self admitted sureno gang member.  He was in California due to the ridiculous “sanctuary state” laws enacted by leftist politicians.  He was stopped for drunk driving by Corporal Singh and rather than go to jail yet again, he chose to murder Corporal Singh.

The differences between the two men could not be more stark.

One man’s life had honor and value.  The other had neither.

Corporal Singh is not remotely the first cop to be killed by a man here illegally due to liberal policies.  Sadly, he won’t be the last either.

But to the fascists at Facebook, facts are hate speech, which is why they continually silence those they politically disagree with.

Screw leftists and their censorship!

F**K Facebook!


 

UPDATE:  As of 10:30 PM last night (12-29-18), Facebook apparently partially pulled their heads out of their collective asses and admitted that the photo that they deemed to be a violation of their policy against hate speech was in fact NOT a violation of that policy.  They notified the FB user of such, as you can see in the following screen shot of the message he received.

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One would think that was the end of the story, but it is not, because Facebook…

As you can see above, they clearly admitted they were wrong, BUT the deleted post was never reinstated on their page AND the user who posted it still is banned for the remainder of his 30 day ban.  Yes, you read that right.  Even though Facebook now admits he did nothing wrong, he is still being blocked from using the service.

That is like, “Hey, sorry you were falsely convicted of murder, our bad.  But yeah, you are still going to have to serve out that prison sentence though.  Thanks for pointing out our error.  Have a nice day.”

So I say again, screw leftists and their censorship!

F**K Facebook!

Yes, Tasers ARE “Less Lethal” & Shaun King is a Moron

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In digging through Google this morning, looking to see if the autopsy report for Chinedu Okobi, the brother of the Facebook executive who is on the cop hating warparth, had been released yet, I stumbled upon a piece written by our favorite white guy who pretends he is black, Shaun King.  The title of the piece is “My Morehouse Brother Chinedu Okobi Died After Being Electrocuted by Police. Tasers Are Not ‘Less Lethal’ Weapons.”

Holy crap!  How is it actually possible for someone who is college educated to be this stupid?

Hey Shaun, dipshit, the term is “less lethal,” not “non-lethal.”

LESS, as in not always, not necessarily, not designed to…

Here, maybe this will help.  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

LESS – adjective
1 : constituting a more limited number or amount
– less than three
– less than half done

2 : of lower rank, degree, or importance
– no less a person than the president himself

3a : of reduced size, extent, or degree
b : more limited in quantity
– in less time

To put that in context, Tasers and other electronic control devices are designated “less lethal” because they are 1) not designed to kill and 2) in normal conditions, do not kill.  This phrase, “less lethal,” is specifically chosen because it differentiates Tasers and other “less lethal” devices from lethal weapons, such as firearms.  Items such as a beanbag shotgun are also designated “less lethal,” but that does not mean they cannot kill you, it just means they are not designed or intended to cause death.

Now, for Shaun, and for Ebele Okobi (the Facebook exec), and all the others out there who are slow on the up take, Tasers are not the cause of death.  In almost all instances where someone died after being Tasered, the cause of death was a heart attack, which is what happened to Chinedu Okobi.   The reason they are suffering a heart attack is from extreme physical exertion, usually a pre-existing heart condition, and more often than not, illicit drugs on board.  That extreme physical exertion, that is the part where they are fighting the cops, which is what causes them to get Tased.

Coincidentally enough, many other people suffer heart attacks during extreme physical exertion, even world class runners have been known to have heart attacks while exercising.  But I digress…

Back before we had Tasers, you know how cops handled someone who was violently resisting arrest?  They beat them into submission, with batons, fists, and boots, and whatever else, because we had no other way to stop them.  You know what used to happen a lot more back before we had Tasers?  People died from heart attacks while being beaten by the cops while they violently resisted arrest.  You know what happens far less now?  I’ll give you one guess…

So let us examine this specific case since King seems so happy to lay all the blame on the “racist white cops” and their “police violence.”  As King so accurately points out, while unnecessarily drawing out his Okobi’s race, “He was a big Black man, a dark-skinned Nigerian who was 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighed 330 pounds.”

He was a big dude, a very big dude.  What King does not tell you, intentionally, is that the first officer to contact Okobi was attacked by him and called for cover.  That officer was later treated at the hospital for his injuries.  Five cops struggled with Okobi trying to get him in custody, but were unable to get him to comply until they used a Taser.

Of course, King tries to draw a correlation between deploying a Taser and shooting him with a gun, because theatrics sell and that is what King does.  “Let me phrase that another way: Chinedu was still shot, but by guns that electrocute people to death instead of tearing apart their flesh and organs with bullets.”

King rambles on for a few paragraphs blaming everyone but the violently resisting guy, and then he drops this pile a steaming horse hockey:

“That such dangerous shocks would be administered to people with mental illnesses is especially upsetting. Every single day in this country, hundreds of thousands of nurses treat adults and children who are living with mental illness.  Those patients are regularly in crisis, and nurses consistently face them down without ever having to electrocute them into submission.”

So, let me get this straight, just because a guy has mental illness, that means he is not a danger?  A 6’3” 330 pound guy, who happens to be mentally unstable, is not a threat?  Am I getting that right Shaun?  Oh yes, by all means, draw a comparison to hospitals.  Fine, we can go there, seeing as my wife is a nurse and I have spent quite a bit of time sitting in an ER while on duty with arrestees.  You know what they have in hospitals, you freaking idiot, they have sedatives that they administer to violent patients.  You know what else I have seen done in the ER was the staff calling the cops for violent patients who have assaulted staff, and the patient then got Tased by the cops in order to get the patient back under control, strapped down onto the bed, so that they could be SEDATED.

King is an idiot, and he draws comparisons that are not remotely comparable, all the while blaming it on skin color.

You know what King does not address is just how many people were saved by the use of a Taser.  “What the hell is this guy talking about?” you are asking yourself.  Think of all the people who were armed, and instead of shooting them with a firearm, the cops managed to use a Taser to get them to drop their weapon or stun them until they could be subdued.

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In my career, I personally have Tased three men who all would have been shot had we not had a Taser.  One was a suicidal guy standing in the middle of a cul-de-sac holding a handgun.  With plenty of lethal cover, I approached him from the side until I was in range and deployed the Taser, causing him to drop the handgun.  He went to the hospital and lived to see another day.

On another occasion, a crazy guy in a care home lit the apartment on fire and armed himself with a butcher knife.  All of the staff and the other patients fled, but the crazy guy remained inside, and the fire department refused to enter to fight the fire because there was a crazy guy armed with a knife.  So two of my partners and I went to the apartment, kicked open the door and there he was, standing 20′ inside the smoke filled, burning apartment holding the 10” butcher knife.  I deployed the Taser, he went to the floor, we got the knife away, dragged him out alive and fire saved the building.

And on the last occasion, which happened to be caught on dashcam, a suicidal retired firefighter with terminal cancer, was sitting on his front porch, facing sideways to the house, holding a handgun.  He was refusing to drop the weapon and would not comply with any directions.  He wanted us to kill him, he was hoping for suicide by cop, and it was starting to look like we were going to oblige him.  I told the deputy who was calling out the commands (he is a Lieutenant now…) that I was going to circle around, come up behind the guy and Tase him, which I did.  As I hit him with the Taser, he dropped the gun, rolled forward out of the chair, and my partners rushed forward and detained him.  He left that situation alive, but eventually the cancer got him.

In all three of those instances, people’s lives were saved, and a cop did not have to live with the aftermath of taking someone’s life, because we had a Taser.  And that is just the experiences of one cop in one jurisdiction.  Imagine what those stats are like nationwide.

So, go ahead, scream, clamor, demand that cops stop using Tasers.  When cops start killing more people because you took away one of our more effective LESS LETHAL options, I’ll be here to say I told you so.

The Cancer We Face, And Why We Continue

More from the anonymous Sacramento Deputy who has written a few things here in the past.

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I’ve been a cop for 22 years this month.  I remember pretty vividly my academy days, and how I dreamt of one day being a cop.  I remember jail training very clearly, as I also remember the several years I spent working there.  I remember patrol training, and I remember my first day as a finalized, brand new patrol cop, September 11, 2001.

I remember the men and women I have worked with over the years.  I remember the feelings I have had toward them, the brotherhood, the family.  I even remember working with a few people that I did not like, in fact there were a couple at one point or another that I despised.  But if they called for help, no matter who they were, no matter if I liked them or not, without question, doubt or hesitation, I went, as did everyone else, because that is what we do.

I remember the very first funeral I attended for a fallen deputy from my department.  I remember listening to her teenage daughter talking about her mom, and how she was going to miss her.  I remember sitting there in that church, crying, in my dress uniform, wondering how the daughter managed to stay as composed as she was, while I sat there trying to hide the tears on my cheeks.

I remember every single “officer down” call I was ever on, even those from other local agencies.

I remember that gut wrenching feeling you get when you hear those dreaded words on the radio, “shots fired, officer down!”  I remember wondering why in the hell my car would not go any faster.

In fact, I blew up two different cars responding to officers who were shot.  Both cars suffered a crack in the intake manifold.  How in the hell do you crack an intake manifold?  I have no idea, but I’ve done it, twice.  One of those cops survived, the other did not, leaving behind his three children.

I remember sitting at home with my eldest son, who was barely 3 at the time, when I got a call from a close friend and coworker telling me that two of my coworkers were dead and another was in a coma.  I remember the helpless, useless feeling that day.  I remember sitting on the couch, hugging my son and crying while watching the news coverage.  I remember being angry at God for what happened, even though I know it was not his fault.

Over the next several years, I would lose more coworkers to both accidents and murders.  And each one took a chunk of me with them.

I again got to experience that same helpless, useless feeling four years ago as I listened to the radio from home as my coworkers hunted a man who had just murdered another coworker.  As I listened, the same scumbag murdered a deputy from a neighboring department while he fled from mine.  I listened, unable to do anything, wishing I could be there to help, needing to be there to help, but stuck.

Just barely three years after that, as I got into the car leaving lunch, I heard those dreaded words on the radio, “officers down, multiple officers with gunshot wounds.”  My partner and I drove to the scene and while I was of little actual help, being there with my family in blue, made that scene a little easier to handle, until I learned that the man most seriously wounded was a man I went to the academy with, and he had just died.

As a man, as a cop, I was always under the impression that I am not supposed to cry.  As a human, I am a big bowl of mush and have always been on the emotional side.  So now, I’m doing what I can to choke back the tears.  I need to stay busy, give me something to do.  The tears can wait until I get home, and they did, thankfully.

I can remember just about every service from every cop funeral I have been to.  And to this day, thinking about them makes me emotional.

They add up.  The grief doesn’t go away.  It is cumulative.  The hole continues to grow, like a malignant cancer.

Just when you think your soul is starting to mend, another cop gets killed.  The cancer comes out of remission and hits you full force.  The pain is so strong, it feels like not a day has gone by since the last one.

Here I am, barely one year since I buried my academy classmate, and I am polishing up my badge and leather gear, making sure my Class A uniform is clean and pressed, finding my hat that only gets worn for funerals, so I can go bury yet another coworker.

In the academy, they told us to always take care of number one, and you are number one.  They told us to exercise, eat right, and live healthy, that way we would make it through our career in good physical condition so we could enjoy the retirement we earned.  However, little was done to prepare us for the constant emotional drain, or the loss of your friend and coworker, your family member.  I mean, in reality, how do you prepare someone for that?  Especially when it happens with such frequency.

A friend of mine whom I’ve come to know only recently wrote this piece just before he retired one year ago.  In it, he talks about all the cops that were killed during his career.  It is sobering, and sad.  During his 29 year career, 4,122 cops died in the line of duty.

4,122!

That is too many.

I don’t know how I am going to make it through this funeral coming up, but I will.  We will.  I owe it to my blue family to be there, and not just for the fallen, but for all of those who must carry on.  We need each other to lean on, for support and strength, and for understanding.

It reminds me of a line from the movie Blackhawk Down.  “When I go home, people ask me, ‘Hey Hoot, why do you do it, man? Why? You some kind of war junkie?’  I won’t say a goddamn word. Why? They won’t understand. They won’t understand why we do it. They won’t understand it’s about the men next to you… and that’s it. That’s all it is.”

Society doesn’t understand cops.  Some fear us, some resent us, some hate us, and still there are some who love us, but none of them understands us.  Hell, for many of us, our own families don’t understand us.  The only people who truly understand cops, are cops.  We are here for each other, always.  We find strength in each other.  And we will once again find the strength to bury our fallen brother, knowing that as we bury him, we bury a little bit of ourselves.  After that, we will carry on, watching each other’s backs, supporting each other, understanding each other, being there for each other, because if we don’t, who will?

We also know that we will sometime in the future, hopefully not soon, but eventually, be burying yet another member of our blue family, and another.

A couple days ago, I was ready to throw in the towel and walk away.  I was hurt and angry.  A coworker of mine, a friend from my academy days, reached out to me, knowing I was hurting, and sent me something that really hit home.  With his permission, I am going to share his words here, and end this post with his words to me.  For those others who might be wavering like I was, this may help.

“I wanted to say something encouraging, but words are failing right now. The constant drum beat of our fallen brothers and sisters is echoing in my heart tonight and it HURTS!

Like you, I’ve shed tears for a kid I didn’t know, but we do know him, don’t we, even if we’ve never met because we are him, just further along the trail.

I cling to the belief that what we do is a noble calling, that we truly stand between that animal and citizens who are just trying to live their lives. That, along with my faith in Christ, is what sustains me.

I got home today and hugged my wife, and knowing that there is a family tonight which is shattered…and I cried for them, I cried for those in our blue family who knew Mark and are broken, I cried selfish tears because, I too am exhausted by the toll the last 22 years have taken.

And tomorrow I will strap on my gun and badge, I will do my duty and be thankful that I serve alongside heroes known and unknown. Be well, my friend. We are in this together, and we will survive and do everything we can as we train our fellow officers so that this never happens again…yet knowing it will.

We shoulder that burden because it is WORTH IT, even on days like today when the load is oh so heavy.”