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Town's entire police department quits
WNEM.com ^ | Jun 03, 2014 | Brianna Owczarzak

Posted on 06/06/2014 3:50:53 AM PDT by Daffynition

UNIONVILLE, MI (WNEM) -

Unionville has its own school system, flower shop, and bar - but a police department is missing in the Tuscola County community.

A thumb-area town is left without any police after the two-person department quit, leaving a glaring hole in the community.

Village resident Bob Hare said he was upset to learn that both of the town's police officers resigned last week. Village officials said the former officers turned in a resignation letter citing irreconcilable differences between them and the village council.

"I think we need some protection around here," Hare said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnem.com ...


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Local donut shop closes doors.

Dogs breathe a sigh of relief.

1 posted on 06/06/2014 3:50:53 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

It wouldn’t surprise me the Village Council issued them some very ridiculous Rules of Law Enforcement to follow.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 3:53:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Young recruits


3 posted on 06/06/2014 3:55:48 AM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: Gaffer

Boss Hogg situation?


4 posted on 06/06/2014 3:56:45 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Daffynition

There’s still law enforcement at the state and county levels, and if the village police department was only comprised of two people, I find it hard to believe that their resignation would cause any real issues.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 4:01:09 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Daffynition

One less speed trap in the world.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 4:02:00 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Daffynition

Time to activate the local militia.

That’s what it’s for.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 4:03:27 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Fresh Wind

I’m thinkin’ only good will come of this.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 4:05:39 AM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: Jonty30

Don’t really know. But it wouldn’t surprise me. I don’t know if this is a Democrat area or conservative....but it isn’t a lie that Democrats in charge can be capricious, officious and absolute, even when it is against the law.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 4:10:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
My little town doesn't have any police either. We'll live.

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10 posted on 06/06/2014 4:10:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Gaffer

Probably. Most tiny police departments like that are pretty decent once they’re trained in local norms.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 4:12:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Daffynition

Were the two cops upset because the town wouldn’t cover the cost of their steroid injections? Or did they want to buy some cool assault gear and the mayor said no?


12 posted on 06/06/2014 4:13:41 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

There were no more dogs left to shoot?


13 posted on 06/06/2014 4:16:56 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: cripplecreek

My experience, too. My town’s police force is pretty decent. No Rambos or SWAT wannabe’s.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 4:26:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

We had 5 cops and were all on a first name basis with them. I used to take my dog and go down and have coffee with the chief a couple of times per week.

We really couldn’t afford them and an outside group of idiots put a lot of money into getting rid of the. Personally I suspect they had to be eliminated to avoid standing in the way of the Feds Hutaree raid.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 4:34:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Daffynition

A police department that only has two officers probably doesn’t need any. I’m sure the county sheriff or state police can pick up the slack.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 4:41:09 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: cripplecreek

There is nothing good about “Federal”.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 4:41:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

The locals wouldn’t have gone in with flash bangs, assault teams, tactical vehicles, and choppers. The chief would have just gone down there and knocked on the door and asked what was going on.

Instead the taxpayers spent millions for a big militia raid, federal trial, and acquittals.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 4:47:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Gaffer
:: it isn’t a lie that Democrats in charge can be capricious, officious and absolute ::

Your stellar vocabulary deserves a graphic!


19 posted on 06/06/2014 5:08:51 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve always wondered where the Executive Branch renders their need for a “police force” in the several constitutions?
Sheriff? I see that.
Jack-boots answering to a CEO....well, not so much.

My home town ended up running off several “LEO-types” because, well, let’s just say they were supplementing their personal income according to certain addictions of the citizenry. I couldn’t tell you the “health” of that Public Safety Department right now.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 5:14:27 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

In the town where I grew up we had a constable. He had a full time job at consumers energy. He had a squad car but usually cruised around town in his pickup.

His actual arrest authority only extended to holding someone till the state or county police showed up and I only saw him do that once. He also managed keeping the snow plowed and grass cut around town.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Daffynition
The plot of the lost episode of The Andy Griffith Show


22 posted on 06/06/2014 5:24:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cripplecreek

When I lived in Michigan, Tuscola County was famous for its Blue Helmet Shoots.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 5:24:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gaffer

Small towns generally do better policing than cities do. Their police have a better chance of knowing potential problems before they get out of hand.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT by grania
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To: Daffynition

The sad situation of this country reflects in my first response to this news as “Good News”.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 5:26:27 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Caipirabob

Yeah... don’t they have any local

MEN
with
GUNS

???


26 posted on 06/06/2014 5:27:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Ah... a “two finger steeple”....

must be serious indeed.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 5:28:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Daffynition

We’ve got rural small towns here that are unincorporating, leaving police work to the county and fire protection to volunteer fire departments. Those with water and sewer systems are handing them over to private contractors who charge residents a fee. The populations had declined to the point that residents and businesses remaining could not shoulder the tax burden.

I have mixed emotions. The decline is sad. That they’re freeing themselves of a tax burden to an extent is good. Hard to believe this is going on in a state that’s gaining population fairly rapidly. But, that’s all urban and suburban with some coastal and mountain retirees. Rural areas are not doing too well.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 5:35:10 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: grania

Much closer to the framer’s intent. Generally one civilian given a small amount of authority and backed up by other local civilians.

One of the opening scenes in the Courage New Hampshire series showed a colonial sheriff (played by Andrew Breitbart) handing down the king’s sentences on local people. This outside law angered the citizens who felt they were better equipped to deal with crimes committed by their own neighbors.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 5:35:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Fresh Wind

A better donut selection available!


30 posted on 06/06/2014 5:36:35 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: Daffynition

... after the two-person department quit, leaving a glaring hole in the community...
If 2 people leave a “glaring hole” then they have a far larger problem.
Like the glaring sinkhole where the collective intellect fell.

Somehow, I suspect the writer of hyperbole...


31 posted on 06/06/2014 5:39:40 AM PDT by bill1952 (taxes don't hurt the rich, they keep YOU from becoming rich.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Fascinating story on your page.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 5:45:40 AM PDT by bill1952 (taxes don't hurt the rich, they keep YOU from becoming rich.)
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To: Gaffer

2 officers who work 12 hours per week. Still trying to figure out what the issue here really is.

http://www.michigansthumb.com/news/local/article_39324cc8-eb13-11e3-8f46-0019bb2963f4.html


33 posted on 06/06/2014 5:47:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: bill1952

One of these days I’ll get around to finishing the formatting and adding images, lol. I’m sure your eyes are spinning from the last half of it, lol.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 5:47:44 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: bill1952
As near as I can figure a millage was passed to expand the police department but the city council refused to forward it to the county for approval and effectively killed it.

I can't imagine they have a big crime problem there.

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35 posted on 06/06/2014 5:55:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I suspect itinerant criminals from Bad Axe, MI.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 6:07:33 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad

I guess Andy and Barney got tired of dealing with the town drunk.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 6:14:06 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: cripplecreek

I can’t imagine a ten block community with a four block “downtown” had much need for one officer, let alone two.


38 posted on 06/06/2014 6:14:39 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

They are real... and they are spectacular!


39 posted on 06/06/2014 6:42:54 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: cripplecreek

that’s a small town - perhaps they ran out of dogs


40 posted on 06/06/2014 6:44:35 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Revelation 911

Not to worry, there is a County Sheriff in that county and has the law enforcement responsibility for that community albeit a tiny one. I live in a very small community myself with 888 people and off and on, there is a police dept. here, budgets permitting. When no funds are available, the law enforcement responsibilities go to the sheriff’s dept. I believe this is similar all over the country.


41 posted on 06/06/2014 7:19:40 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DAC21
I guess Andy and Barney got tired of dealing with the town drunk.

Otis is doing fine, retired in Florida.

FMCDH(BITS)

42 posted on 06/06/2014 8:52:11 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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