The Professional 
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Re: “Emergency siren

Hi Again Rockies 64,

For my own reasons, calling you stupid was perhaps a bit strong, and I found it regretable afterward. But you are once again, however, showing yourself to be ignorant. When you complain that we are paying for officers to sit with their lights on to watch construction sites, you happen to be mistaken. We are not paying for that. The companies who perform that work pay out of their own budget, for the sake of the safety of their workers, for officers to sit on those sites on their own off time. The benifit for the company, is the visibility and authority of an officer adding to their safety. The benifit to the officer is getting a chance to make some extra money for the kiddy's Christmas presents.

As for your assumption about me, you are yet again wrong. I happen to drive a 13 year old Honda Civic, because a newer car is too expensive for me. I don't live behind a gate, and my property value is the farthest thing from my concern. My wife and I both have to work to put food on the table, and we are concerned about next years health insurance cost increases, because we don't know where the money is going to come from. I don't have a boat, camper, motercycle, riding lawn mower, or any other moterized form of entertainment. My wife and I are fortunate to take a date more than once every two months, because after the baby sitter, the cost of dinner, and the price of a movie, it's just too expensive to enjoy. I have a 19" television (old fashioned - not flat panel) without cable, because I can't justify the cost, which only our children use to watch Baby Einstein. We don't watch TV. I have fences needing rebuilt, cracking sinks in my house, a 24 year old refridgerator, and an original heater in my home built in 1985, which all will have to wait until next year, or the year after that, when we will hopefully make more money.

The bottom line is, I am "everyman". Money is tight for me and my family just like everybody. But this I know to be true...Our community is worth fighting for, and investing in. When people criticize the police or the government, they would do well to know their facts. If we lose the parks and pools, and if the police and fire response times grow long, this community could very well become a hulk...a shell of its former existence. If we lose the ability to attract employers and workers, we have actually only begun to see the hardhip that this city will endure.

So Rockies 64, I wish you luck. I don't know you and you still hardly know me. But I hope you learn more before you share an opinion, and if you have any questions about public safety, I would be happy to answer them or help you find the information you are looking for. Best Wishes.

The Professional

Posted by The Professional on 10/21/2009 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Emergency siren

I'm sorry, I misread the screen. My comment was directed at Rockies 64 instead of Colorado 120. Thanks.

Posted by The Professional on 10/16/2009 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Emergency siren

Hi Colorado 120,

You are exactly the kind of fool who can't see the forest for trees, who helped get this city int this mess! While in one breath you criticize the services you have received from the Police Department, you use that rational in the next for why they should be cut even deeper. What you fail to understand, is that their currently understaffed levels are what contributes to the kind of service you receive, and their ability to run on calls like your truck. Your lack of understanding makes me think that you are either stupid, or neglectful of the truth. Have you figured out yet, that the fewer police on the streets, means that there are more and more calls per officer? When you complained that they took your information over the phone (I assume your complaint is that they didn't send an officer), you completely missed the fact that there are so many calls like yours, they can't possibly answer all of them in person, while still maintaining any form of availability for the "In-progress" calls involving danger to life and limb. I have no doubt that you would howl and cry foul if they didn't respond in a timely manner in the event you needed them. So instead of allowing this city to be gutted by the criminals who will run unchecked through this city (while you continue to criticize the job you are not supporting CSPD to do), why don't you put your money where your enourmous mouth is, and start supporting them for what you expect. The old addage is true, "You get what you pay for". So don't let the check bounce, and then complain that you didn't get your money's worth!

Posted by The Professional on 10/16/2009 at 12:24 PM

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