Sunday, October 19, 2014

State of the world

In Syria we've been dropping explosive stuff on places where non-combatants live. Nothing new there. Irritating that the President thinks this is a way to keep his hands clean rather than sending ground troops, but regardless. Fourteen missions in the past two days according to the Pentagon. ISIS is the target but those pesky civilians keep getting mixed up in it too. Reported 6 dead in the attacks. Bullets have your name on them but bombs and missiles are addressed To Current Resident.

On the home front, scam artists targeting older folk are on the rise. Attack is by volume. Call hundreds of folks and you're bound to find quite a few who really believe you when you tell them you have a warrant for them and unless they send you the security code for a cash card you instruct them to buy they'll be arrested. We make reports on the victims. They feel hollow and stupid when we explain to them we don't serve warrants over the phone, they'll never see their money again unless IC3 (the FBI computer crime division) or the feds can track these guys down, and most likely the suspect wasn't even operating inside this state. Like to one day get ahold of one of these weasels. Just sayin'

Getting closer to Christmas, people. Time for the bad guys to fill their Christmas fund. That means the answer is a resounding NO, people. Your work laptop you left on the back seat is NOT safe until the morning. NO, the handgun you keep in the glove box will not be there next time you look for it. NO, your car is not safe even though its in your driveway, with no valuables in sight, in a gated community or relatively safe subdivision. Most suspects we catch are under 20. Many looking for something they can sell. Just sayin'

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Living in the world

Was going to mention the progress in Syria. (Not tooting my own horn but three posts down.....) Syria is now admitting to stockpiles of chemical weapons. Rather than the sarcastic comment, I'm pointing toward this as progress. Russia has stepped forward to assist. The sabers are still there, the rattle has just lowered in volume a bit. We may be able to get through this one without getting up to our necks in yet another Middle Eastern war. As much as I see inevitability in US involvement there, would be nice to keep our troops out of it. Would be nice to see diplomacy take care of some of our differences. While I don't look through Rose Colored glasses, its still and always will be a primarily Muslim region, there are still thinking people there, just as there are here. Play it like Japan, and we'll have a war to end all wars. Play it like a mutual problem to be solved together, and we may get through this.

So tomorrow is September 11th. I don't expect to see anything happen. Tactically, there would be a much greater chance of success were they to wait til a day or two later. I'll be working tomorrow night. With two military installations in my jurisdiction and a third within my county, I'll be max attentive. Never let your guard down. But I expect, if anything is scheduled to happen, it will happen Thursday. I'll be working then too. Bring it.

Oh, the young dirt clod in the below post was arrested since that post.


Thursday, June 21, 2012
Remembered this site, coming back periodically to my much neglected blog. Think I may have to get this t-shirt.
The above is Lucas M Morgan. Having an armed home invasion robbery to his credit, you'll not be surprised to find he's now wanted for shooting some folks. One is dead, two are seriously injured. Probably still inside Beaufort County right now, so if anybody in South Carolina sees him, might want to phone your local authorities or, if within Beaufort County, 911. Consider him armed, dangerous, and with nothing to lose so don't try and take him yourself. That's what SWAT teams are for. Depending on who you talk to he's 5 foot 5 inches or 8 inches. About 150 pounds. The photo was his mug shot of about a year ago.

Friday, August 12, 2011

A bit on the Casey Anthony trial

Now, I'm not going to register an opinion here, not yet, as to her guilt. The problem therein lies in the roots of the jury's decision. Hint: We don't know what she did.
    Just wanted to make a comment on the defense. Now, ask any cop and you'll probably recieve a negative opinion in reference to Defense Lawyers. (Why does California have so many lawyers and New Jersey have so many toxic waste dumps ? New Jersey got first choice.) But I would have to say, Baez is making me question my opinion.
     The wife and I followed the trial quite avidly for different reasons. At first, like many others, I saw Baez as a slimy little maggot, spouting lies in his opening statement and appearing to have no real and valid defense. In fact, several times during those first few weeks I thought he was history, his defense of Anthony a joke at best and he incompetent.
     But as things went, around the second week I saw an intellect. My theory was that he would create room for so many appeals, Incompetent Council being one, that Anthony would eventually be offered a plea bargain. But there are Judicial checks and balances for such tactics and for Baez to weave such a string of venues without getting censured by the Bar, it would take an intelligence that most did not realize and give him credit for. Yet there he was doing it. Yes, His Honor had to reel both sides in a few times but for the most part Baez colored outside the lines without being obvious.
     I still think that was part of his plan, but it took two more weeks to see the real genius behind his faux stupidity. What most Americans don't realize is the Defense Lawyer's task in a case such as this is not to prove the innocence of his client, its not his job to prove anything. Its his job to create questions. Unanswered questions carry the most weight but conflicting questions answered incompletely will also serve the purpose. And thats exactly what Baez did.
     Once again I wrote this and forgot to publish it. Guess I'll just throw it out there and move on to a different topic.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Do they not realize ?

With each shot fired, the revolution grows stonger ? Even the UAE has a certain grasp of the modern world while still maintaining a healthy respect for their history and beliefs. A child tries a jump on a bicycle and fails. Others try and fail. The cuts and bruises multiply but eventually, the others see the folly and don't try it themselves. Surely there are enough cuts and bruises in history for the Syrians to see that their modus operandi for conducting their governmental business is taking a cruise on the Fail boat. Yet they continue. And the bodies pile higher. But the business as usual complacency is blinding them to the harsh reality. Humans are getting tired of being treated like cattle. You can believe in tradition and yet not accept government soldiers killing your loved ones. And with the world's attention focused on the Middle East almost primarily these past ten years, those who continue to slaughter their population are in for an eventual wake up call. The sheep are no longer content in the pasture, and the farmer best pay heed.

They need not accept democracy. Lord knows its limped along in America, it no longer resembles what it was intended, but change is an inevitable fact of life. Embrace it ? Maybe not. But the intelligent leader recognizes inevitability and makes room for it. I would go as far as saying that had Sadaam recognized this, learned to govern with a pen and an ear toward the people, he might still be alive today. Maybe not in power, but breathing. Governments have a short memory for past sins when the sinner has outwardly changed his ways and time has presented more pressing problems.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

So it goes......

Nothing's changed in the world of the bad guys. Chased a car the other day. Suspects bush bombed behind an apartment complex. Like clockwork, within minutes the owner of the vehicle called it in as stolen. Never fails. One could almost get blase about it. Call the owner while the chase ensues. "Ma'am/Sir, just calling to get your stolen vehicle report now to kind of hurry things up. Yes, I know you have no idea who is driving it. Yes, I understand you accidentally left it running in front of your house in a bad neighborhood. Yes I believe you when you say that's not your nephew with the suspended driver's license behind the wheel even though it looks like him...."
Good to see nothing's changed.