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I completely forgot to do a blog yesterday.

Took the dog to the groomers, ran some errands, did a little writing, took a nap, went to a party that I couldn't find...saw a movie that was actually worse than Limits of Control (it's that new horror flick called "Drag Me To Hell"...it's what I felt like watching such a crappy film).

And since I'm ready for bed, I thought I would just write a bunch of thoughts on various things I heard today.

-- Phil Spector got 19 years in prison. This is the best news ever. I'm so used to idiotic jurors letting people (literally) get away with murder. But what made me feel so wonderful about this, was something his son said. His new wife, probably one of the few women that hadn't had a gun shoved in her face, said that she would go and try to prove her husband was innocent. Yeah, right. Until the money runs out and you find another rich guy. But anyway...Phils son said that he had mixed feelings, because on one hand he was losing his dad. But on the other hand, justice was served. What a relief, to hear someone finally believe that someone in their family committed the crime. Hats off to that gentleman, for saying something that probably helped the victims family immensly. And showed a touch of class.

-- American Idol and every other TV show, tried to create some drama. There really wasn't any. The only thing accomplished was AT&T got press out of it.

Adam Lambert is being classy about it, which thrills me, as his dad is also a classy bloke and a guy I consider a good friend (even though he loves two crappy movies: Crash and Brazil).

-- I heard a story about a white cop shooting a black cop. The kicker: the black cop was breaking into his car and fled the scene (if I heard the story correctly). I'm all for cops shooting someone that runs from a scene, but as of now, they aren't allowed. So, this cop should do some serious jail time.

-- Another cop stopped an ambulance. The ambulance driver (black) tried to tell the cop (white) that a woman (black) was sick inside and he was rushing to the hospital. This was all on film, with the womans son filming. The cop was just barking about the ambulance not "yielding" when the cop approached. Luckily the woman ended up being okay.

Now, didn't officers learn anything from that football player a few months ago? When there are medical emergencies, they really need to pull their heads out of their butts. Maybe it's the cops that need to be rushed to the hospital for this emergency surgery.

If there's an ambulance, what would make the cops think they don't need to speed or break a few laws? I mean, this isn't the Cannonball Run, where Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise (with Farrah Fawcett pretending to die) raced across the country at 120 mph.

I'm always supporting the police. Especially when they get involved in these shootings and other idiots write about the victims as if they were really victims, instead of the criminal scum that they usually are.

But all the cops mentioned in the above scenarios need to be fired.

And all the police stations across the country, need to have an hour long meeting. Get all the cops in a room. Provide some coffee and donuts (I know..that was lame, going for the easy cliche joke, but so what...I'm pissed).

Explain to the cops, that they have to really do a better job of sizing people up, before amping out.

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What do you think of the O-side cop that had to shoot his own son, because he was beating up his Mom? And the other notable fact: The son was a former SDSU football player.

May 30, 2009

Oh yeah. The family living in Fallbrook.

Well, I had mixed feelings. The fact that this kid had been known to have mental problems, it seems the police officer was justified in shooting him. But, if you have a son that has mental problems...I don't know. They always claim these people get off their medication, and blah blah blah.

Cops have to realize that if they are going to fire their weapons, ESPECIALLY in their off hours, there are going to be questions.

May 31, 2009

UPDATE: the story I saw on CNN said it differently than I had it above. It wasn't a black cop breaking into a white cops car. It sounds like it was the exact opposite, but the black cop was chasing the white cop with his gun drawn. Other cops saw this, and since NOBODY was in a uniform, they fired at the guy with the gun. Yikes! That story is going to get ugly.

May 31, 2009

Good to see you getting the other side of police behavior.

They don't test cops for steroids in San Diego. They test for other drugs, randomly, but not roids. There might be an induction test that covers steroids during the POST academy, but otherwise, to the best of what I've been able to dig up, nothing for the rank and file.

Check it out.

The major source of roids is Mexico. Is it really plausible that right here on the border we have NO officers using steroids? When a quick Google search shows other departments around the country with officers showing serious steroid abuse?

Really?

Especially when they don't test here...(and please don't take a PR flack's word for it, keep asking). The city can't afford the expensive steroid tests, and only use the standard weed, coke, meth, and opiates "whiz quiz".

Then go take some pictures of a couple of our hulking finest, upper arms puffed up to the size of normal guy's thighs, and ask yourself the obvious questions.

If it ends up as a cover story, you owe me a beer.

Best,

Fred

May 31, 2009

Interesting point.

I'm guessing they don't test for 'roids because, well...if these guys become huge, it's like human/Robo Cop hybrids running around. That doesn't sound like such a bad thing.

May 31, 2009

"Interesting point.

I'm guessing they don't test for 'roids because, well...if these guys become huge, it's like human/Robo Cop hybrids running around. That doesn't sound like such a bad thing."

It doesn't? Massive hyperaggressive cops running around in a perpetual state of roid rage?

Once again and as always, spoken like a big ole white guy with no clue what it's like to be anything else.

May 31, 2009

On those camera shows, where they catch things on video...I've seen too many tiny female cops, get the crap beat out of them by criminals. I'd much rather have big, muscular, 'roid rage cops to fight back the bad guys.

May 31, 2009

Josh, those "reality" shows are rarely based on reality.

The day-to-day reality is that cops, over-muscled, on a hair trigger, infested with an "us-vs-them" world view, are so wacked out on roids that they'll use any pretext to escalate situations.

Instead of improving law enforcement, defusing situations, making us all safer, they willingly break laws, make situations worse, and seriously degrade public safety by destroying trust in the law.

So your response is cute. But it's clearly not serious. If you want to laugh about this issue, go ahead. But you cannot then claim that you give a rats azz about justice or law enforcement...you just like to see people beaten up by thugs in uniform.

I'm predicting right now that it's only a matter of time before this issue becomes public. Do you want to be the journalist who breaks the story, or are you content to just comment in your blog while someone else gets the front cover?

Please, take this seriously. It's a time-bomb, not a joke, Josh.

Cops on roids kill. Everyone's looking the other way right now. Will you have the courage to break that habit?

Best,

fred

June 1, 2009

Phil Spector gets 19 to life and it's the best news ever? You're a butthole. I bet you don't know anything about the case. Can you explain how Spector wore the same white suit all night, yet there was no spatter on it? Or why was there no gun residue on his hands? You don't know anything about the case. You're just happy some very rich man is going to jail for life. This seems to appease you and is payback for all the other rich people who got off the hook, yet you have no clue of his guilt or innocence. It's just an eye for an eye. Now you can sleep peacefully at night knowing a rich celebrity is sitting in jail for life. Why don't you do some research and the mindset of Lana Clarkson, her depression, her state of mind when she partied, and the pure fact that the gun wasn't fired from the hands of Phil Spector. You're just an idiot.

June 1, 2009

hey genius: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,276394,00.html Coroner testifies that Lana Clarkson had gun residue on her hands, not Spector's. Coroner, Deputy Medical Examiner Louis Pena, also testifies that there were mistakes in handling of evidence. Stick to the hard facts, not the word of a chauffer which seems to be the thing everyone focuses on. This was a witch hunt, simply. Learn and know what you're talking about before you make idiotic statements, because you don't know crap.

June 1, 2009

Fred, I disagree. Reality shows are definitely "based" on reality. They just often mix reality with other things. It's a lot like wedding photos. You might think the couple look so happy and wonderful, but they stood there, doing 25 different poses, with umbrellas making the light just right, etc. These things have been going on forever.

I just don't think cops on steroids is that big an issue. I'd be willing to bet that it is going on with less than 5% of the police force.

micsolis: I will gladly debate the Spector case with you.

First, why is what the chauffer said discounted? Why? It's like the chauffer in the O.J. case. He was the perfect witness. He showed up, OJ wasn't home. He saw a black guy walk in the house, couldn't be positive it was OJ, but right after this "figure" walked into the house, OJ then answered the buzzer.

Why would this limo driver lie about what Spector said? He has no ax to grind.

Second, explain to me why so many women have had guns put in their face by Spector? You mean to tell me...that a suicidal woman went and just happened to killer herself at a guys house, who has a habit of putting guns in faces (by the way, John Lennon said in an interview Spector put a gun in his face, as did musician John Prine in an interview WITH ME!!!!!)

Third, you do some research. And come back and tell me, how often someone committs suicide at SOME ONE ELSES HOUSE. IT just never happens.

Fourth, tell me...if a woman is suicidal, how is she getting Spectors gun? It seems to me, if you have guns in your house, keep them away from your guests. ESPECIALLY, the suicidal ones.

Also, why did none of Lana Clarksons friends say she was suicidal? Usually people come out and say "Oh yeah, she's been talking about this for weeks now."

Regarding mistakes in the handling of evidence...I think 50% of all cases, have some kind of mistake. But at the end of the day, common sense tells you what happens.

This is EXACTLY why Spectors own son, thinks his dad did it.

June 1, 2009

Dude...if you're going to put a link of something for me to read, make it something of substance. In that article, it said she had gun residue on her hands. It also said that could mean her hands were in "close proximaty" not necessarily that she fired the shot (imagine him sticking the gun in her face, and her putting hands up there to try and stop it). It tells us absolutely nothing. Especially, because...had PHIL SPECTOR NOT had any gun residue on his hands, that would've been all over the news. Because, imagine that scenario. She has it on her hands, and he doesn't. Case closed. There would be no case.

In regards to me being happy that a "rich guy" got put away, that's hardly what I am happy about. It's about people that bully and threaten people with weapons, or their fists (ie OJ), that constantly get special treatment from police, because they are rich and/or famous. And, they can afford better lawyers than poor people.

June 1, 2009

micsolis...also, from memory on the first trial, they said that Spector was covered in blood splatters, but he claims that's because he was close by and "trying" to keep her from shooting herself. But, if you're in the mood to do research, find out what percentage of people kill themselves by going to a persons house. Or, by meeting a person in a bar and going home with them. I'm guessing if that has ever happened, it's a relationship that went wrong, and the person goes over to kill themself in front of the person that broke up with them.

June 1, 2009

SPECTOR UPDATE: Have you seen the mug shots of Phil Spector? Bald, with just some long hair in the back. He looks like an evil Larry David.

June 11, 2009

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