It can take weeks/months/years to build a case against suspected offenders. The extensive timeline we have read about is likely so the narcotics unit can establish a pattern of criminal activity (which is important in drug cases), establish exactly who is (and isn't) involved, develop a basic floorplan of the house for the raid, determine a social living pattern, and to establish the best time for surveillance of suspects outside of the residence. Some people have good concerns, but you can voice them without being an overly critical idiot. Everyday people complain about other people in other professions that are constantly in the spotlight when they, themselves, have never experienced the training and therefore can't comprehend the foresight that is required in certain aspects of this job.
Mudy, I respect your right to voice your opinion, however your opinion warrants no respect from any living creature. As a police officer myself, I wish you would take a step back and think about a few things.
1. Police do not live their lives under a badge to appease you, your thoughts/opinions, or your lifestyle. Come to terms with that now and the rest of this will be easier.
2. We are out there to uphold the law and remove the socially unfit from everyday life. If that means upsetting you because of your invalid and uneducated beliefs, then I apologize that such a noble yet dangerous job can leave you with a chip on your shoulder. Take it up with your local chief that someone isn't doing something right. He will obviously take your experience into consideration.
3. Training. Plain and simple: Training. You likely don't have it. We do. Again, I respect your freedom to voice your opinion but that's where it stops. When your opinion is backed by nothing but CSI or whatever crime drama CBS has on everyweek, my respect stops there. Just like Gary Sinese can't do anything well but point a finger with conviction, high profile crimes aren't discovered, investigated, and don't end with arrests in less than an hour. There are no commercials out here. Nor does The Who play everytime I sign on. With all due respect, you don't know what you're talking about.
I apologize if this seemed harsh or lengthy. I also apologize if this shocked you. Take it from someone who read your posts, and others may agree, your opinions are far more shocking to me than you could imagine.
Good day.9 months ago
2. Each driver, except persons employed by the United States Postal Service while performing duties for that federal agency which require the operator to service postal boxes from their vehicles, or which require frequent entry into and exit from their vehicles, and front seat passenger of a passenger car manufactured after January 1, 1968, operated on a street or highway in this state, and persons less than eighteen years of age operating or riding in a truck, as defined in section 301.010, on a street or highway of this state shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt that meets federal National Highway, Transportation and Safety Act requirements. No person shall be stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with this subsection. The provisions of this section and section 307.179 shall not be applicable to persons who have a medical reason for failing to have a seat belt fastened about their body, nor shall the provisions of this section be applicable to persons while operating or riding a motor vehicle being used in agricultural work-related activities. Noncompliance with this subsection shall not constitute probable cause for violation of any other provision of law. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the transporting of children under sixteen years of age, as provided in section 307.179.
Please take note of: "No person shall be stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with this subsection."
Unless they use other reasons to stop these vehicles, called a pre-text stop, to determine compliance, this can be considered unconstitutional based on the current Missouri statute on the subject. http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C300-399/3070000178.HTMFeb 3, 2012
Yeah, I get that they were the only one's not paying the user fee. But they need water. It's not like other sports where they can just go find another court, field, or diamond to play on. The pool is all they have. Unless you want them to start using the river. First one across and back wins. May 8, 2011
Based on self-defense, the felony charges were likely dropped. No way to know for sure. Apr 8, 2011
Yes, finally! Although I hope it is enough to see at night or by someone not paying attention. I'm not making excuses for people who don't pay attention, but don't you think they're worth saving, too? Just saying that guard rails need to be put up instead of a sign with minimal costs. No one wants to invest money in the problem because to each side, it is the other county's problem. Collaborate something better than the sign and be heroes by saving future lives with a guard rail system!Apr 8, 2011