A Good Way to Reduce Police

In this day where people keep saying we should reduce the number of police on the streets, there is actually a good way, or actually three ways to do this. Moreover, I think you will find that most law enforcement officers will agree with me.

First, stop abusing drugs. If people stopped abusing drugs, crime in the country would plummet by at least 50%. This is not just a personal opinion. I have discussed it with many officers and an assistant district attorney. If you doubt me, do some of your own soliciting.

People who are on drugs commit crimes. Desperate people trying to buy drugs commit crimes. People selling drugs commit crimes. Then, of course, there are those who smuggle drugs. Do I really need to tell you that they commit crimes?

If people stop using or buying illegal drugs, the crime related to them would go away. It would decrease the need for police, for doctors, for lawyers and courts. It sounds like a good idea to me. Oddly, the democrats put little effort into decreasing drugs abuse. They seem to like them coming across the borders and they love to have them in the hands of our youth. Maybe they don’t want to admit it, but look what they do. Look what they are in favor of. They like to push the agenda of Black Lives Matter. The truth is, to them, no life matters. It is all about the power and they don’t care who dies. With the drugs being sold on the street, they gain power.

The second way that will decrease the need for police is family abuse. It is sort of tied into the drug abuse thing. People high on drugs, especially alcohol are far more likely to abuse wives and children than sober people.

I do not know what the percentage of police calls are related to family abuse, but it is common knowledge that family abuse calls are some of the most dangerous an officer will ever see.

The third is a simple word, respect. This means respect for our nation, our laws, other people and yes, especially for those that are paid to enforce the law. From time to time, I might have argued with a traffic officer, but I always respect them. Not only do they deserve our respect but if we don’t respect them, then we will fail as a nation.

Perhaps that is what the democrats hope for. After all, it is all about power. If the current system fails, then they stand in a position to take over and assume the power. AND I ASSURE THEY WILL ABUSE THAT POWER.

Triple Purpose for Incarceration

I hear the arguments repeatedly about the reason for incarceration, that is, imprisoning people.  Mostly, the only things discussed is punishment and rehabilitation.  Certainly both are valid.  When a person lives in fear of being imprisoned, they are more likely to obey the law as well.

However, there is a third very important reason for locking people up.  It keeps the bad guys off the street.  If the bank robber is in a prison cell, he can hardly practice his selected trade.  The murderer will not be as apt to murder and the rapist is not likely to rape.

Perhaps the most important result is that the child abuser cannot abuse children.

When the dummycrats turned all the criminals lose on the streets, (mainly NY city) they have but three  things they should expect.  The thieves will steal.  The killers will kill and the rapists will rape.  Indeed they should not be surprised when the child abusers abuse children.

Then again, they are dummycrats.  Can we really expect them to perform such complex reasoning.  While it is true that the chances of catching any disease in prison is higher, is that a reason to endanger the rest of us.

Nadler vs AG Barr

Okay…. lying is bad.  Turning a blind eye to robbery, destruction of public and private property, and murder is a whole new dimension.  While people rob stores and destroy the shops, Representative Nadler intentionally turns a blind eye.  While people are assaulted and even killed, Nadler ignores it.  He calls the riots peaceful demonstrations.  Then, of course, when the rioters attack law officers who are protecting our courthouses, he blames the marshals for causing the confrontation.

I, for one, am calling for the man, or should I say monster, to turn in his resignation immediately.  Either he is in favor of all the above or he is ignorant of it.  I don’t know which is worse.  Either way he is not fit to set foot on the floor of the house.

Moreover, the dummycrats are aiding and abetting.  I saw AG Barr testify yesterday.  I saw as they asked questions with false premises and expected a yes or no answer… this under oath.  Then, of course, any time he tried even the shortest explanation, they cut him off and said, “Reclaiming my time.”

The truth is, they had no  intention of hearing anything the Attorney General had to say.  They just wanted a platform from which to launch their vile lies and belittle a good man.  The truth is they all should be ashamed but that will never happen.  The have no shame.  They have no conscience.  All they want is to destroy the president who foiled their plans to take control of the nation and then, the world.

I have also watched the news coverage on many channels after the AG Barr’s testimony.  It has become clear to me that, with a few exceptions, their goal is to hide the truth.  Clearly they have chosen their side and, for a news agency, that is not a compliment.

For those of whom I spoke, there is no hope to rejoin the human race.  For those who believed them, there is little hope them as well.  If you have hopes of being taken over by one world government, you will be in favor of the above.  For those in favor of freedom, it is time to make them your foes.  They have already made you their enemy.

An Old Joke

A long time ago, I heard a joke about an optimist.  I am going to risk repeating it here.  I hope it is not copyrighted.  If it is, I apologize.

The story goes that the optimist fell off a 40 story building.  As he passed each floor, he was heard to say, “I’m alright so far!”

Naturally, if it were real, that last floor would be a disaster.

My reason for telling the story is that it does somewhat illustrate the attitude of the dummycrats.  While the looting and pillaging went on, the dummycrat mayors, the major news media and, of course, our wonderful dummycrat US Representatives all shout out in unison, “We’re okay so far!”

While the fires are being set and the bullets are flying, they say, “It’s okay.  They are just lawfully demonstrating.  So far, things are just fine.”

The problem should be easy to see, though the dummycrats have chosen to ignore it.  Eventually, they will hit bottom.  The problem is that they will not be the only ones paying the price.  We all will.  Moreover, when the disaster becomes apparent, even to them, they will beg and plead for help.

As usual, it will be the adults that will have to bail out the immature and thoughtless.

Then, there is the bigger possible problem.  If they wait too long, the bailout might not be possible.  It just might be too late.  It is the danger of not looking before you leap.

Experience

Without a doubt, we can say that the wise person learns from his experience.  However, as for me, I like to profit from the experience of others.  Mostly, it costs me less.  Then again, maybe I am wrong.  After all, I am hardly one to give advice.  I am basically living off my Social Security at 72.  (Some retirement)

Nonetheless, I have no bills other than insurance, utilities and taxes.  Unless some unforeseen disaster comes along, I’ll do just fine.

Then I look at all these cities governments that want to do away with their police.  OK.  Fine.  I don’t think it is such a good idea but if that’s what they really want, it is their decision to live with.  Even so, I suggest they hold off for a month or two.  When the other cities meet with disaster, then the cities that hold back will be able to learn from the mistakes of the others.

On the other hand, if your city officials launch right out and do away with the police right away, then the other cities will learn your mistake and so will you.  Then, all the police you did have will be gone and reorganizing a new department will take far too long, not to mention the time it will take to replace all the police officers.

By the way, in this case, the cost of the experience might be more than money.  It will very likely cost lives as well: black, brown and white.  It will likely hit the blacks worst of all.  That would make the lesson very expensive for you and even more for your constituents.  Then again, I have been wrong a time or two.  It just might cost you far more than you would ever have ever thought.

Then, we all will be able to file this under dumb ideas.  The tragedy is that still won’t learn.  It is the nature of dummycrats.  They keep trying the same old things and expecting something different.  The fact is, there are some folks who are bad and need to be locked up, for their good as well as society.  To do this, we need police, district attorneys and courts.  Without them, even some honest people break the law.

Deals or Rubber Hoses

I am something of a Law and Order fanatic.  I guess I have watched almost every episode two or three times.  When I watch an episode, I can remember virtually the whole thing after just a few minutes.

I pretty much stay with the original version.  I don’t particularly care for the actors in the spinoffs.  I find one of them particularly obnoxious as he seems to be an expert on just about everything, though I must admit that such knowledge just might come in handy for a real detective.

Naturally, it would be ludicrous to think any of it all that believable, but I’m sure they do try to keep it reasonably real.  The problem, of course, is that they must always solve the crime and convict the culprit in court in one hour.  If the real police and prosecutors could manage that, we wouldn’t have near the backup in the court systems.

However, one thing did catch my attention in one of the episodes and I think it is worth considering.

They caught the culprit and they offered him a deal.  If he pleaded guilty, they would let him live.

Now that sounds reasonable.  The man keeps his life and the state saves a bunch of money and time.  Then the culprit spoils it all by saying he preferred the rubber hose.  His chances of coming out alive were far better.

Of course, he was referencing the days when the police used physical force to “beat” the confession out of a suspect.  Nowadays, the courts won’t allow such methods.  If it is determined that such methods are used in acquiring a confession, the judge will throw it out.  Moreover, any evidence acquired during the session is also disallowed, something about a poisonous tree.

I get it.  Beating a confession out of a man is barbaric.  Moreover, all it really proves is that he can’t stand the pain.  during those days, it is very probable that a man or two was sent to prison simply because he couldn’t tolerate the torture.

Then again, is it better that we send an innocent man to prison because he fears dying prematurely.  For sure, some people are terrified by the thought of death.  (not sure, but I think there is a name for the fear)  In other words, it is possible that if you threaten the right man with death, then he’ll confess to anything.

As the man in the show said, I think I would prefer the rubber hose.  It is less permanent.

Either way, there is something about a confession.  If a man is convicted before a jury, he stands a better chance of having the verdict overturned than the man who confesses.  There is a difference between a confessed killer and a convicted killer.

There are many reasons the courts don’t like re-trying a convicted man.  The man who confesses, much more.  This is especially true if a lot of time has passed.  Evidence gets stale and memories fade.  Worse yet, witnesses might pass.  A true fair re-trial becomes impossible.

So, Gen. Flynn sits before his accusers and they say, “If you don’t confess…”  Flynn refuses.  So they threaten to put his son prison.  So he confesses.

I don’t know about you, but if I were Flynn, I would prefer the rubber hose.  I don’t think I would want my son going to prison.

So, does Flynn’s confession prove his guilt or does it prove his love for his son.  Would he be a better man if he let his son go to prison.

An Instant Change In Direction

I have been told a time or two that nothing can make an instantaneous change in direction.  For Instance, consider a baseball thrown at 100 mph.  After it is hit by a bat, it goes 100 mph in virtually the opposite direction.

The ball takes some time to make that change in direction.  Moreover, at some instant in time, the ball stands still.  I suppose, for a fraction of a second, the ball must decelerate to nothing.  Then, it spends, likely about the same time accelerating to 100 mph, but in the opposite direction.

Of course, we humans see it as instantaneous.  It all happens so fast we can’t follow the change.  Even the mathematician would have a difficult time with it.  Determining just how long it took the ball to make the turnaround would be very difficult with even the best slow-motion camera.  I don’t know.  I don’t know if it could be measured or calculated at all.

One thing I do know.  The change in direction is slow compared to those dummycrats when it comes to determining if a woman has been sexually abused or not.  Consider, the Clintons.  He admitted guilt and lying about it.  Then, his wife and all the dummycrats got behind him and said, “It’s okay.”  …and of course, any other woman that made any accusations were instantly turned into trailer-park trash.  Hillary simply waved her magic wand and the threat to her husband disappeared faster than that homer I was considering earlier.

Then, Judge Cavanaugh is accused of all sorts of sordid things with absolutely no evidence…

BANG!!

The ball instantly stops and heads the opposite way.  The man is, of course, absolutely guilty and should never be allowed to be dogcatcher.

Then Bidden is accused with some evididence…

BANG!!

The ball reverses again, this time faster.


I’ve figured it out.  Justice is far simpler than I ever thought.  If the man has a D after his name, he didn’t do it.  Even if he did, it doesn’t matter.

If the man has an R after his name, he is automatically guilty and should be hung from the nearest tree.

That settles it.  If I am ever accused of anything, I will make sure there is a D after my name.  That will result in a short trial, if any, even if I’m guilty.

I figure that a D after my name would give me a license to do all sorts of things.

Then again, I wouldn’t be the first to use that tactic.  Somehow or other, I don’t think I would be the last.

If you don’t think it works, consider the Keeting five.  In this case, McCain and four dummycrats got caught with their hands in the cookie jar.  The result was the downfall of the savings and loan system.  Had it not been for the four dummycrats, McCain would have gotten what he deserved, prison time.  Then again, they could hardly throw him in jail and let the others go.  So they let all five go.

Unlike most, I remember the incident.  I was in my mid-twenties. I had money in Lincoln Savings, one of the institutions McCain robbed.  (only he used no gun or mask)  I thought sure that they would all go to jail.  It was the first time I got a good look at how things really work in politics.

The way things are today, they would have still let the others go free.  However, because McCain had an R after his name, he would have gone to prison, or at least he would have lost his seat in the Senate.

Another Free Series

March 7, 2020, you will be able to order free the 3 books from Amazon that make up the Mitch Series.  To order them, simply go to my author’s page at :

http://www.amazon.com/author/story_teller

and select those you want.  If, by the way, you should find any others you like, feel free to order them.  There are over 35 to choose from and not one of them a rehash of the other.  You will especially find this series diverse.

The first of the series, “Mitch” is about a private detective who has gone through a traumatic experience and, from time to time has difficulty coping with his past.  The story opens when he is about to violate his third rule, which he made in this effort to cope.

In the second of the series, a friend convinces Mitch to re-enter the world of law enforcement to head up a special task force.  In his efforts, he discovers a particularly sinister plot.  He made the discovery literally based on a thread.

The third one… well, let’s let you find out about that one on your own.  After the finish the first two books, you will certainly want to read the third.  It will likely surprise you.  Maybe not.  You just might figure it out on your own.  Then again, a few readers never figured it out.  For those who don’t figure it out, I enclosed a small explanation at the end of the book.

One more note:  I discovered that some browsers do not work with the above URL.  There are two that I have tried that failed.  I have no idea why.  If it doesn’t work for you, simply log onto Amazon.com and do a author search on Ben Rhodes.  I have done this a number of times and found it effective.  Also you can search on the titles, “Mitch”, “Frequent Flyers” and “Emergency Husband.”  These searches work, but you will likely find more clutter.  Also, if you perform the author search, you will be more likely to find another story or two of mine that will interest you.

Remember, if you are using a Kindle, you can sample all books before ordering them.  Also, you can order a sample of most books free.  In addition, for those that like to listen to books, all my books have text-to-audio enabled.  You might find this nice should you have a long commute to work.  Before I retired, I had an hour commute to work and the drive was made a little more pleasant by listening while I drove.  In a few cases, I sat in my car a few minutes after my arrival, just to keep from interrupting a certain passage.

For those interested, none of my books contain profanity or adult situations.  These books should be fine for anyone in 9th grade or above.  Though there is some violence spoken of, most is indirect and far less than most kids see on TV these days.  I would suspect most 7th or even 6th graders see far more violence on TV regularly.

 

Lines, Fences and Walls

My kids used jump the fence in the backyard all the time.  It beat going around the block.  On the other hand, most of us respect fences.  Well, actually they did too.  It just was that it was convenient and they knew it was okay.

Most of us cross lines all the time.  The state line is just a few miles from me and, when I worked, I crossed it at least twice a day.  The only way I could really tell were those signs alongside the highway.  However, those lines are very real.  Just ask the local police.  I am sure that, from time to time, they are frustrated by them.  When I was on grand jury duty, I got to see the results of them regularly.  People came down into Mississippi and committed small crimes and headed north.  Most of time, the state line protected them.

We don’t normally think much of it, but most of us respect property lines.  We stay on the sidewalks.  Even when there is no fence, we rarely go onto the property of others.  It is something we are taught from the time we learn to toddle.

However, some don’t respect the property lines of others.  I was reminded of this when a man walked into my house with a 45 caliber pistol.  Fortunately, I lived through that.  Not all of us do survive such things.

For decades, the US had no more than a border line between Mexico and the US.  Most respected the line.  Not so much anymore.  When they see no obstruction, they cross into the US, knowing that it is against the law.  They have no respect for those who immigrate legally.  They just decide to jump in the front of all those who seek to immigrate legally.

Then, of course, there are fences.  Most countries have fences on their borders.  Some even have walls.  Some of us have fences around our houses.  It discourages people from entering illegally with 45s.  Obviously, they don’t always stop people but they do discourage it. Without the fences, trespassing would be far more common.

For a long time, we had a fence along the boarder with Mexico.  I actually saw it a time or two.  It was all we needed.  Most who approached the fence realized they were supposed to respect it.  This is not so much anymore.  The fence will hardly slow them down.  By the way, that goes for fences on personal property too.

In the old days, when someone had no respect for the border, we rounded them up and sent them home.  Nowadays, it would seem illegal aliens are a protected bunch.  They must be handled very carefully.  After all, they now have more rights than legal immigrants.  They have more rights than citizens.

Walls are distinctive from fences and lines.  Mostly, walls, by definition, are more difficult to cross.  People confronted by a nice tall wall will generally give up, turn around and go home.  Some try to go around them.  That becomes impossible when there are no gaps in the wall.  Some try to go under them.  It is proof that they work.  No one would go through all that effort if the walls didn’t work.

Regardless, none of them work when we, as a nation promise open arms, free health care, schools and food stamps.  It is the nature of man.  Whatever behavior is rewarded, is the behavior you will get.

I am in strong favor of big walls, or deep trenches.  I don’t care much which.  However, none of it will work when we keep rewarding the illegal alien.

  1. When they cross over, we must do all we can to immediately return them.  It is a horrible thing to promise them paradise and then treat them like dirt.
  2. We must make sure they cannot find employment.  It is one of the biggest drawing cards.
  3. We must double down on those who commit crimes.  When we find someone committing a crime, we should put them in prison and then insure they go home after they finish their time.  This protects those living in the US illegally, those here with visas as well as us citizens.
  4. Anyone found crossing the border a second time should spend one or more years in prison before being sent home.  At first, this will crowd our prisons.  However, once they figure it out, they will stop coming north.
  5. The problem of visa overstays must be resolved.  When they arrive, they need to be made aware that they must live according to our laws and they must be clearly told that if they overstay their visa, they will be punished.  This must be enforced even for those who have lucrative jobs.
  6. Those who enter illegally must be prevented from ever becoming citizens or given visas.  This should also apply to those who overstay their visa.  If they won’t respect our borders, they likely will not respect our laws.  We already have enough people her who don’t respect the law.

If we don’t do these things, our immigration laws will mean nothing.  Still, we need to build the walls.  Lines and fences no longer work.  No one seems to have any respect for them.  It is important to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.  But it is also important to stem the flow of drugs prostitution and sweat shops.  By the way, it will also save us a bundle on the cost of feeding and educating them.  At this point, we could have built four walls 40 feet high along the entire border with what we would have saved just last year.  That is likely a low estimate.  Maybe we could have made a fifth wall.

The truth is that walls stop people from crossing the border.  Nothing else will.  More important, by not building the wall, there are armed conflicts.  That is bad for both us and them.  By keeping them south of the border, it might save their lives.  Indeed, it might save their lives by discouraging them from leaving their own countries to begin with.

 

BUILD THE WALL

De Blasio has it Wrong

De Blasio said that when when someone attacks a policeman, they attack all of us.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  A policeman is a representative of the law.  When someone attacks a policeman it is open rebellion of the law and a blatant lack of respect of it.  Anyone that attacks an officer of the law will, without hesitation attack and kill anyone.  Moreover, they will disobey any law to get what they want.

If there is no law enforcement, then, effectively, there is no law.  If the criminal will not respect the law, then he should at least fear it.  By the way, this includes our border laws.