Skip to comments.Enhanced Law Enforcement in Your Area? (Vanity)
Posted on 08/17/2013 6:33:23 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
Are any of you freepers noting any increased police enforcement in your area?
Not that I’ve noticed.
It all has to do with whether there are funds for LEO Overtime pay. If so, they’ll be crawling out of the woodwork looking for anything to justify future OT. OT always becomes available by the Feds during natural disasters and ‘Pushes’ for this or that crime of the month. State OT is always available around the holidays. In WV, perhaps there’s a Push for moonshiners on?
am in s.w. montana.
been on a three week vacation from Florida to the north shore of lake superior to here and so far no problem with any authorities.
I live in a poor neighborhood. The police only come around when there is a dead body.
I saw a cop last week. I’ll probably see another today but I’m only a few miles from Michigan International Speedway.
Nothing here that I’ve not seen for decades
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
There is however a paramilitary presence due to the local Nuclear Facilities
That’s been tweaked since a Nun spray painted the Uranium Storage Facility
Houston & West Texas........very, very definitely. Its gotten genuinely creepy. We see not only an increase in police activity, we’ve seen a significant increase in multiple units parked in observation mode on streets and highways. I can’t tell whether its having an effect on business yet, but I’d have to think it is.
I am seeing an uptick in helicopter activity; that is certain.
It varies county by county here. Rural red counties are pretty much as they’ve always been within my memory. Urban fringe and urban can be a different story. I drive across all of them on a daily basis during the week, and haven’t noticed any recent ratcheting up. That started in the nineties but really kicked in after 9/11. The Emergency Broadcast System has had annoying periodic outbreaks of alerts over the past year, that’s about it.
The Emergency Broadcast System has had annoying periodic outbreaks of alerts over the past year
I’ll second that one. Supper time seems like a prime time as is when Rush is on the Radio.
One other area involves traffic enforcement..our ole boy Sheriff retired and the enlightened populace decided to elect another one whose claim to fame was having worked for the highway patrol. Now we have traffic enforcement extreme as in speed enforcement and a plethora of DUI check points (which I especially believe are unconstitutional).
Nothing out of the ordinary here in San Jose, Ca. Heck, if anything, there’s less LE as the city has a shortage of police as there’s been a rash of departures due to police going to other jurisdictions for better pay/benefits.
Same here at Hanford. Nothing unusual.
Along this very general line, this morning I was talking to a neighborhood guy who has a backyard pool......a month ago he'd left town for a week and when he got back he found that his pump had burned out and algea had formed.
He got it all squared away, and two weeks later a guy from the Mosquito Vector agency showed up at his door - telling him that satellite photography had alerted them to the situation.
Big Sis really IS everywhere!
“Houston & West Texas........very, very definitely. Its gotten genuinely creepy.”
I’m in Montgomery County which is the next county to the north of Harris County (Houston). I have been wondering about Montgomery County as our sheriff signed with other sheriffs around the country that he would not take weapons from citizens.
This county is about 97% Republican, all office holders are Republican. We are the most Republican/conservative county in Texas with something like 400,000 citizens in the county. Our Republican office is open all year round. State candidates always come here for money and publicity. Senator Ted Cruz will be here in the next few days - tickets were $50 each and it is almost sold out.
I live close enough to police and sheriff office that I hear the sirens if one of their units leave for an emergency. I have not heard more sirens than usual.
The question is, will city cops/sheriff and his deputies in a county this conservative go along with half white Hussein’s orders to arrest citizens or take their weapons or their stored water/food? If that happens here, it will happen anywhere in Texas.
Traffic violators do!
What would happen if they took out half our national refining capability
I'd call that an almost lethal crippling.
We need armed Turrets within cross range lining I-10 both sides!
We've got an open interstate running thru undefended territory. RPGS... mortars... open flatbed trailer....half a dozen muzziez per truck.... one to drive 4 or 5 to fire and load.
We'd be wiped out in a matter of minutes.
I live in a town of about 30,000 people in SE WI. No increased police activity. (although I wish they’d come around here more and catch the little teenage puke that’s been speeding up & down our 25mph residential street at 40+)
I’m about 5 miles from a national guard has and there has been a huge increase in helicopter activity the last month or so.
Pot harvest season.
Police in East Texas area went in to a big food retailer, pulled a store employee out in parking lot to talk to him. Asked him if photo on I-phone was his (it was -- because police had photographed his car). Asked if he had been involved in an altercation on the road leading to the store and had he aggressively approached someone who had been driving erratically (he had not). The policeman didn't think to ask him if he had loaned the car to someone else (he had not - the top-notch criminal attorney he contacted for advice on how to handle this matter asked him that).
Case of mistaken identity. Police said he would refer everything to the District Attorney. The particular individual interrogated does not have an aggressive bone in his body (personal knowledge).
It's not so much what you don't know that will get you in trouble, it's what you know that ain't so. Wonder what's going to happen next?
Same thing in South Central Texas area...
Yes. Definitely. Local cops and state troopers from Nashville to Dover and back. They were everywhere. Lots of traffic cops on motorcycles pulling cars over and one road block. Trooper cars everywhere. It was highly unusual.
Yep. Driving up I-15 out of San Diego yesterday, there were CHP and Sheriff all over the place pulling people over.
Figured it was one of those “maximum enforcement” days they do, although that is typically on holiday weekends. Maybe they just need more cash for the pension fund.
Your sheriff is a political person. What his belief of the 2nd is in relation to confiscation is something most of them wear with pride. A call to his office and a blunt question, “Sir, what is your opinion of firearm confiscation ever occurring in this County?” will get you an answer that will be real close to the truth.
If he says it won’t happen as long as I’m the sheriff, then be sure to put up a sign for him during the next election. You can ask about food confiscation and I’ll bet the answer will be the same as the 2nd. If he believes in private property, you don’t have any problems.
There was an armed stand-off at the house behind the house across from me. I was underwhelmed at the response. Yeah, there was a helicopter with a loudspeaker, but the patrol car at our end of the street was from the local school district! Another car came from the local transportation company. In front of the house were two sheriff’s cars. The guy came out eventually, and it didn’t even make the local paper.
Mostly I’ve noticed a lot of “drills,” in L.A. and San Bernardino. A DHS drill in San Diego featured zombies. Yes, I’m serious. People stand around watching these things like they are at Universal Studios. I shudder to think what people would do if it were the real thing.
“Houston is target #1 to cripple our nation.
What would happen if they took out half our national refining capability. I’d call that an almost lethal crippling.”
They don’t need to directly take out the refining of oil in the Houston Ship channel leading to Texas City where most of it is done. There is a body of fresh water (not salt water) that feeds that whole complex of refining from Houston down through Texas City and without that body of water, they would have to shut down.
I won’t identify that body of water but there is a dam there and immediately after 9-11 happened, there were military helicopters staying over and around that dam to make sure it stayed safe. I lived in that county, not the one I’m in now, and until that happened, I didn’t know that particular water was vital to those plants.
It’s a matter of the foot bone connected to the ankle bone connected to the leg bone connected to the thigh bone, etc.. Take out any part and the whole won’t work.
I used to work at a college in Texas City where the majority of our refining is done. If an emergency happened, like a fire or explosion, or other disaster to release bad chemicals in the air, certain sirens went off. That happened one time when I worked there, and that building cleared out pronto to get out of the area. I did the same, heading north to where I lived, well out of that area. I would not live there.
I heard they are going back in forth to naval war college in Monterey.
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