Someone asked me in a comment on the story below what I think of Sheriff John McMahon. At this point I still support him and think he is doing a good job. However, I also continue to have the same issue I have always had and that is in his choice for promotions. I just don’t see how you can justify some of them.
This latest sergeant sent to WVDC is a perfect example. She is the daughter of former brass. From what I’ve been told she has never written a ticket, a report, or a search warrant. She has never investigated anything. She has never made an arrest. She has never had anything to do with a use of force. So how the heck does she supervisor others, and especially how the heck does she deal with the many use of force complaints she will see at WVDC? This does not make sense.
But honestly, all of this is small potatoes in comparison to another situation that has yet to hit either blog. That situation has the potential of taking out both Ramoses, Devereaux, two or more judges, and possibly McMahon. And likely quite a few others. I can’t write about it. I keep hoping someone leaks it to Jim or Mark Gutglueck.
I know an outside agency is investigating but I don’t have a lot of faith. I want to see the FBI investigate but getting witnesses to cooperate on their own is not a task I’m up to or capable of. I keep hoping the FBI stumbles across the situation on their own. It goes to the crux of the corruption that is San Bernardino County.
I will continue to support those of our elected leaders who I have not personally witnessed do unethical or illegal acts. And I will continue to try to have faith that while the FBI is here, they will conduct real investigations and not just sweep things under the rug in the name of maintaining the status quo or keeping certain politicians happy. Once there is substantial proof, then the game changes. But I’ve seen too many cases where everything just goes away, such as with POST, and everyone skates. I got really tired of spinning my wheels for nothing.
I often take issue with the “bad cop” stories I see over at inlandpolitics. There are several reasons for that. First, I get sick of loser Shrader’s stupid comments. Second, I do think a certain amount of it is simply disgruntled former cops. And third, well you all know what I think of certain people’s investigative skills.
But I can also tell you that most of those stories and a whole lot more I have been sitting on for a very long time. I made a conscious decision to pass the torch to them when it comes to many of those type of stories.
Honestly, I don’t care that that POS punk murderer got his genitals tased 70 times. It’s not that I support jailhouse justice. Certainly, if there is any truth to it, those involved should be fired and criminally charged. I just don’t happen to believe the little punk. And the same goes for many of the other crybaby crooks. As Barretta used to say . . .
On the other hand, cops who victimize hard-working citizens, such as with ticket quotas, impounding vehicles under questionable situations, making arrests they know they shouldn’t, refusing to enforce court orders, etc., well I have no problem whatsoever writing about them. They harm the very fabric of the community. If the FBI finds evidence of wrongdoing, I hope all who had a hand in it get charged no matter how far up the ladder it goes.