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Scott, are you saying that if you were managing a company and had an employee come forward and expose fraud and waste that adversely affected customer satisfaction and the bottom line, that the employee is not worthy of thanks?
Your post “I wish cops would tell each other that the lies to cover up for each other has to end. That the profession of being a cop has to change to regain the public trust” seems to convey your desire for honesty in law enforcement. But in this situation when someone comes forward to expose the lies and cover ups in the Steamboat PD they are not even worthy of a thank you? Am I reading this wrong or are you being inconsistent?
I agree with your assessment of the DA’s apparent malicious charges. His legal theory would make anyone applying for any government job a “felon” if any inconsistencies were found during the application process.
“With all the stress of the current situation”, I forgive your inconsistency.
I have to repost something I read recently...or something similar...
We have investigated ourselves thoroughly and have found nothing out of the ordinary. Let the prosecution of those bringing forth the need for said investigation continue as if nothing has changed. We shall continue to operate as if there is no problem with our performance or dereliction of our duty to represent the people of Steamboat with integrity and honor. City council members will continue to act as if nothing is wrong and continue the practive of willful blindness except in matters pertaining to the movement of the Workman house and getting that dirt dug for a new park.
That is all.
We have no evidence Delong is qualified to be a police chief other than Deb’s word. Deb has no credibility in determining who is qualified to be police chief given the chief she once supported has been forced out. Her continued support of Rae even after she had the full report is nothing but shameful and publicly thanking him for his “leadership” is proof of her disconnect from reality and the values of the community.
Furthermore, Delong’s participation in the retaliation against Bantle after she brought out important issues the department needed to address is the same type behavior Joel Rae was forced out for.
Many of the eighteen recommendations made in the Nuanes’ report were brought to the attention of City management by Officer Bantle. To see Kristin Bantle as a threat worthy of getting rid of speaks to how inappropriate both Delong and Hinsvark are for their roles they now serve in our community.
"(Bantle brought us some) strong issues, and we responded to those," Hinsvark said. "I was pretty happy she came forward and told us what she did."
In a normal world Bantle would be thanked for stepping up and protected from obvious outside malicious assaults. But let's take a deep breath and look around and remember where we are, a pleasant valley where everything is all good right council? When do you get off the pot and act? The future of this city is in your hands, for now, and you are trusting a woman who has over and over proven herself to be unqualified and incapable of doing the job she is paid SIX FIGURES for. You are liable for wasting my money and everyone reading this. But that's ok, it's all good, we got a new park coming and the promenade is going to be bitchin' to walk down all drunk and stuff and we get to say look what we did for the city. Great job council, keep it up, November is coming quickly...
The morning after the Kleiber letter went public, so I was told, Hinsvark and Rae greeted officers in the ready room with a box of donuts each asking, "Is everything OK ?"
Make light of the situation Jerry and Eric but people's lives have been destroyed over this. Who gives a flying F about Tom Brady and Bill Bellicek or whether or not they cheated?
This whole debacle is being whitewashed with malicious prosecution and allegations of perjury all the while people in positions of power are breaking the law and getting away with it.
It makes me sick and the whole situation is surreal to me at the same time. And the worst part is there is'nt much anyone can do other than rant and rave in this forum and hope that somebody from the outside takes notice and takes action at the federal level.
No question Jerry, we need to step up enforcement. But, when the force is told right more tickets or else, that is a problem. If you have not read the Kleiber letter you are uninformed. Have you seen it? Are you aware of for profit policing? If not maybe you would care to have a copy emailed to you so you can 'catch up'
Great points Peter. Officers walking a beat though would not fit the for profit policing currently in place unless that should change with command replacements. Taking officers out of patrol cars would impact the bottom line of surcharge ticketing filling police budget needs. Again, so much needs to change. I like the idea though of having more community policing and public interaction. As some have suggested in the past, build the joint facility and set up satellite offices downtown and at the base area for walk up public needs.
Fourteen months after Hinsvark's meeting with Bantle
Here is where we are
Bantle-maliciously prosecuted and reputation smeared
Kleiber-smeared as well with perjury allegations
Bill, I wonder if you read beyond headlines. Can you see the forest from the trees? Do you really have to post this question? Forgive me for what may seem like a personal attack but you come across as what one of our fellow commentators refers to as a 'Sheople' or one who takes everything at face value to be true and correct. The powers that be are being shaken out of their perches and attempting to take out any and all who are responsible for upsetting the apple cart. Everything is not so pleasant in pleasant valley is it?
Wait, let me rephrase that. It will take an independent outside organizational behavioral specialist along with the threat of an investigation with federal oversight to begin to fix what took years to create and time. Lots and lots of time.
And therein lies the problem Stuart. It will take someone with a law degree, excellent understanding of Robert's Rules of Order, and a lot of patience to uncluster the Charlie Foxtrot that is city council, the SSPD, and the city of SS administration. It is layered in secrecy, ineptitude, and deception along with a huge heaping pile of steaming you know what. In summary it's effed.
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