It's always our fault, huh? The Sollman tragedy was just that, a tragedy. You want to complain about not getting answers? Talk to the Attorney General. Thanks to the old "chief" Mazzeo, they are turning their investigation into personal witch hunts. We have nothing to do with that. You all know what I, and every other cop in Easton, knows. As for the lost handgun, I think you'd be hard-pressed to find any one of us in the department who do NOT think that he should have been fired. However, we don't make that decision either.
I'm also tired of hearing about all of our "infighting". There is no more of that. That problem is now gone. There are a few more people that need to go; A few who are literally a cancer to the department.
You want to complain about the crime as well? Complain to the Mayor. We can fall out for a weekend middle shift with four of five guys. When you go from call to call, it's hard to be proactive. Thank your neighbor who calls because a parked car's inspections sticker is two days expired. Or your other neighbor who calls because two people are "talking loudly".
And to person who doesn't like that fact that we are given certain things in our contract, where do you work? If you weren't given a raise in three years you'd be the loudest yeller.So, I'll continue doing what I like to do. Going to work short and getting ridiculed in the newspapers. I guess I, all of us actually, HAVE to do it so people that like to complain and point a fingers can sleep at night. Don't worry you people........ We'll keep you safe. Hey, maybe along the way we'll make another mistake to give you something new to complain about.
Comment by eastoncop February 27, 2006 Read the whole thread at Eastonwatch.com
House of Crayons chimes in:
This is what condemning a whole organization for the sins of a few does, it wears hard on the entire department. We need to yell about how deficient their manpower and training is. We need to care about how many public servants we have and how well they are managed. We need to make the Mayor and Council treat the policing of the City's residents as a priority. We need to understand that a City's sole responsibilty is protecting and caring for its tax payers. The City is not a club or a business, the City is a home to 26,000 people that need clean streets, protection from crime, and protection from disaster.