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  • Oklahoma Deputies Steal $141,500 From Men Trying To Buy Land, Manage To Make $10,000 Of It Disappear

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    William Ellerd ( profile ), 05 Aug, 2021 @ 12:35am

    Sherriff West, Canadian County Jan 6, 2021

    Anybody remember the march on the Capitol on Jan 6, 2021? The march in support of an attempted coup? Ramped up by rhetoric from then President Trump? How many law enforcement officers from around the country took part in that march, which ended with their fellow officers being murdered by demonstrators? Well Sheriff West was part of that march supporting the attempted coup. So is there any shred of doubt as to the what kind of department the Canadian County Sherriff's department is? Seems like Canadian County simply puts the criminals in uniform in order to remove the criminals from the street.....

  • Court Calls Bullshit On Cop Who Claimed He Could Smell Weed In Sealed Bags In A Moving Car From His Own Moving Cruiser

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    William Ellerd ( profile ), 26 Jul, 2021 @ 03:00pm

    He belongs in jail

    He violated our trust in law enforcement and rights. He belongs in jail. Anyone holding such a position of public trust needs to live up to high standards. He failed, her lied, he violated constitutional rights. He belongs in jail.

  • Utah Deputy Arrests Person For Destroying 'Back The Blue' Sign, Adds Hate Crime Enhancement For 'Smirking'

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    William Ellerd ( profile ), 14 Jul, 2021 @ 09:20am

    Once again

    Once again an officer of the law demonstrating actions which justify the public's mistrust, antipathy and disgust of officers. Sadly these actions also reflect poorly on the few officers with good intentions.

  • House Transportation Committee Looking To Restart Federal Funding Of Red Light Cameras

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    William Ellerd ( profile ), 19 Jun, 2021 @ 01:45am

    Re: Re: Re: I support traffic cams

    However laws can be changed to make the registered owner liable for traffic offenses committed in their vehicle. People and companies are already liable for damage that occurs by other drivers operating their vehicles. That's part of why a company like Amazon tries to lessen their liabilities by using contractors, when in reality Amazon is an employer, regardless of this contractor scam they use.

  • House Transportation Committee Looking To Restart Federal Funding Of Red Light Cameras

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    William Ellerd ( profile ), 18 Jun, 2021 @ 09:01am

    I support traffic cams

    I'll go against the grade here. I'm 100% in support of traffic cams. If people are violating laws meant to protect me and my children on the highways, they should be face consequences. We already know the boys in blue only selectively enforce the law nor are there enough of them to actually enforce traffic safety laws. Plus I simply don't trust even half of them to honestly and fairly enforce anything. If we're not going to enforce these laws, then they should be repealed. Otherwise the registered vehicle owner should be fined and made responsible for policing his own household and whomever he allows into his vehicle.

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Says Attorney General Can Publish The Names Of Cops Who Committ Serious Misconduct

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    William Ellerd ( profile ), 18 Jun, 2021 @ 05:33am

    Re: 'A good cop who covers for a bad cop is not a good cop'

    Exactly, you are not a good cop if you turn a blind eye to bad cops. I'm disgusted with law enforcement for that very reason. Not to mention, 99.9% are not good officers, 50% would be closer to the mark and that's likely an overestimate.

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Says Attorney General Can Publish The Names Of Cops Who Committ Serious Misconduct

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    William Ellerd ( profile ), 18 Jun, 2021 @ 03:37am

    99.9% good cops?

    I'm sorry but just my personal experiences with law enforcement officers in multiple states and the military casts great doubt on that number. Additionally if an overwhelming number of LEO were honest, why would they continue to need "unions" and continue to hide the misconduct that is often rampant? It is time for law enforcement, officers and organizations to police their own, own up to violations of the law, misconduct and bad officers. Besides if a doctor screws up, gets hammered with disciplinary action(which their professional organizations also try to cover up, they get their name published on the naughty lists. Why are cops any better?

  • The US Postal Service's Business Model Is Outdated. Is It Time To Wind It Down Or Privatize It?

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    William Ellerd ( profile ), 16 Mar, 2010 @ 07:18am

    Re: Re: Re:

    You need to get a clue, there is no retirement from the post office at 20 years. You're also uninformed on military retirement, since the military retirement system has also changed in the last 20 years. Retiring at 20 years used to mean 50% retirement pay, it's now something like 40% and would take retiring at 30 years to earn up to 50%, but don't hold me to that. I'm just informing you that you're obviously ignorant of the retirement benefits that the federal workers, postal workers and military actually receive.
    And to the person wanting to break the unions, consider this. If postal management followed the contract and treated their employees with dignity, there would not be a union. If all major employers had throughout history treated their employees with dignity, respect and a fair wage, there would never have been unions. So instead of railing against unions, maybe you need to work toward a system that makes them unnecessary.