Okay, no more attacks on the Greenwich Police

No, not because of anything they’ve done to me, but my mother has expressed fear that, if she needed assistance, they might not come because of what I’ve said about them. That is absolutely ludicrous – the GPD is the least corrupt, most professional police force I have ever encountered, and there is zero – absolute zero chance that they would hesitate for one second if she called for help (maybe two seconds if I called, but still, they’d come : )  ).

But my Mom will soon be 86, and if my blogging about cops makes her nervous, then I won’t do it. Bill Clark, perhaps you can take over the task for now.

UPDATE: For that matter, were I to see a Greenwich cop in trouble, you can bet that I would charge to his assistance. It’s what honorable people do.

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5 responses to “Okay, no more attacks on the Greenwich Police

  1. Demmerkrat Patriot

    When we were young terrors in Greenwich, it was not prudent to disparage the local police officers. This was simple to understand … You probably were in the same school or played on the same team or were in church or in Boy Scouts or something with the children of those police officers, so you better not say anything bad. It also meant that the cops may have given us a pass for minor teenage shenanigans.

    Today, the police force is not totally made up of locals … So those old conventions no longer apply. However, this has brought a much more professional force to Greenwich, and this is a good thing.

  2. Anonymous

    Say it ain’t so, Chris. They’ve been the fodder for some of your funniest posts like these (I’ll miss them):

    July 8, 2009…9:45 am
    Crime Stoppers in Greenwich

    He didn’t come to a complete stop! Fire!
    He didn’t come to a complete stop! Fire!

    Greenwich Police Chief Davd Ridberg announced that his troopers had doubled the number of red-light violation citations last month, 77, up from 44. “It’s training that does it,” Ridberg crowed at a news conference held to publicize this stunning achievement. “Training – that’s the ticket.” So far, Greenwich’s “Rolling Thunder” campaign has focused on drivers using cellphones in May, seatbelt enforcement in May and red lights in June.
    “Yes”, Ridberg acknowledged,” this kind of training runs us way up in overtime pay, but if it saves the life of just one fender, I think the citizens will agree that it’s all worth it.” Asked about the FBI crime report for Greenwich, still unreleased a year after its preparation, Ridberg was forthright: “How ’bout them Yankees, eh?”
    So what do we have to look forward to this July? “Pooper scoopers,” Ridberg vowed. “We are so all over that.”

    #
    Bill Clark
    July 8, 2009 at 9:51 am

    July is Stop Sign Month.
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    christopherfountain
    July 8, 2009 at 10:02 am

    It was going to be, Bill, but that’s been delayed while the boys go up to the academy for shape and color recognition retraining. For some of them, it’s been a long time since they attended kindergarten.

  3. Geez, Chris, I’m not sure I’m up to this honor (?). The cops and I have had a truce for about ten years now (after I garnered some fifty grand from them and the Town for their various frivolities), and I’m planning on attending the block party in aid of Roger Petrone this afternoon (y’all come!).

    My general observation is that there is a wide variation of possible police responses in any scenario. Most of the individual officers are calm, competent, and sympathetic. But there are a few bad apples (former chiefs Petey Robbins and Jimmy Walters among them) who abuse their power and blithely ignore the law. Those are the ones you gotta watch out for.

  4. Walt

    Dude –
    If your Mom needs help, tell her to call EMS. But I do think the police are professional enough to help her, no matter what you say.

    And what is the “your scribe” guy going to contribute to the cause? His prose is criminal, and if the cops had any balls, they would arrest him for that.

    Your Pal,
    Walt

  5. “Criminal prose,” Walt? The only prose that is criminal is that which does not follow the laws of grammar. Everything else is protected speech under the First Amendment, unless you’re committing a hate crime or crying “Fire!” in a crowded theatre. Even your telling the cops they have no balls is protected speech, you lucky SOB. You can go so far as to tell a cop to perform an impossible anatomical act on him/herself, and be protected by the Bill of Rights.

    Even unspeakable people like Walter Noel can crash a party at a private club and wave his bushy eyebrows at all and sundry. Until, that is, he’s warned off the premises. Then his behavior becomes Criminal Trespass I, and the gelded cops will haul him off, eyebrows and all, to the local hoosegow.

    Just sayin’, is all.