Friday, May 25, 2007

Law Enforcement – Evil, Necessary Evil, Or Noble Profession and Role Model?

Law Enforcement – Evil, Necessary Evil, Or Noble Profession and Role Model?
CHP: Extortionists, hired hands, brusque patrolmen, provocateurs,

You wanted Mayberry RFP, we got Coto CHP

May 25, 2007

In open societies, we posit that law enforcement follows Winstren’s Law: Law Enforcement Goes Where it is Needed and Stays Where it is Wanted

So what happens in communities such as Coto de Caza where the board of directors fires the CHP, without an alternative to pro-active traffic patrol? Then when the same board is coerced into bring the CHP back after the first traffic fatality in the community, the board president calls CHP management extortionists in open board meetings. When board members were are asked if they agreed with the board president that CHP were extortions, the results were the same as the recent decision by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, when unanimously, the sups decided they did not trust Sheriff Carona was competent enough to manage the organization and voted 5-0 to plan for an oversight committee.

The May 25, 2007 issue of the OCR details an alleged encounter between the author of Behind the Gates column and a CHP agent. In the encounter, the hero of the story is the columnist, who after supposedly breaking posted speed limits, refuses to take responsibility for his actions: “I was actually coasting down a hill so I didn’t even have my foot on the gas “ and instead blames law enforcement using non-neutral terms like: “The patrolman brusquely asked me for the usual stuff” and “He asked me why was I in such a damn hurry and if I thought my Mercedes owned the road”. Apparently such encounter leads the author to a disruptive moment: “That’s when it dawned on me – police need to be part of the fabric of your community, not some hired guns without any vested interest”.

Is it any wonder that the CHP enforcement hours within Coto de Caza have been reduced significantly (60%) during 1Q2007, given that these extortionists, hired hands have been denied a yearly contract by the CZ Master Association and instead have settled for a quarterly one? Is it any wonder that other communities like Ladera Ranch are getting their share of CHP enforcement hours, or is it because Ladera Ranch leaders have made a “public spectacle”, as board members Varo/Mezger argue?

Law Enforcement Goes Where it is Needed and Stays Where it is Wanted


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