just kind of typing this morning, couldn't sleep. Tree fell into the back yard with the windstorm last night. In an emergency cops have their uses.
Small town people and small town cops often understand that.
Saw mike yesterday
he's spending his days drunk, alternately hanging out in the bar, and the church beside the bar.
Methodist church, apparently they will be holding the same Vacation bible study program next week as My church did this week. Mike has become an unofficial janitor and volunteer at the church.
Some cop wrote me a ticket the other day for parking more than 12 inches away from the curb. $ 10 dollar fine. In front of my own house. I took about 10 different pictures from all angles with a yardstick against the tires showing a distance of 10 inches. No other cars anywhere near my two cars, street empty. Went down to the cop shop to register the ticket for trial.
Took me about 10 minutes to convince whoever the fine upstanding LEPer behind the one way glass was that no, I wasn't going to pay it, I was going to take it to court. They sent the police watch captain out to talk to me about it. He told me that he understood how I must be upset about the ticket, and he understood, but it's necessary to keeping order in Fairborn that such small offenses be noted before they are allowed to grow into larger ones. He cited the notion of the “Broken Window” theory of crime- if you allow small infractions of the law, larger ones follow. I said I perfectly understood that, and while my reaction to the “Broken Window” is that the corollary is the “Barney Fife “ theory, which is that when police officers begin to make a pain in the ass of themselves to the citizenry out of some puffed up notion of their importance and authority then it's time to nip “Barney Fifism” in the bud.
But that didn't really bother me, obviously the lad had just been doing his job, I was more interested in getting signed up for traffic court so I could have standing to go after Judge Root and Little Ms Deeds. Of course he was a little puzzled by that, so I told him all about the Mike situation, which he was already kind of aware of because his chief had already let everyone know that that was a situation they needed to stay out of, ie, don't EVER see Mike, even if he's walking on your foot.
And you could kind of see the penny drop into, oh, so you're THAT guy......
Anyway, he said he'd have to call the officer in off patrol to change the ticket to a citation, and I said go ahead, I've got nothing better to do- everybody needs a hobby, and this looks like this is going to be mine for the summer.
Meanwhile about six other citizens who'd over heard my loud discussions of how watching Little Ms Deeds and The ROOT in action was about like watching two 12 year old mean girls play Barbie doll court with an ally cat they decided they'd enjoy hanging, but just wanted to give a fair trial first. Got a huge laugh. One woman started to defend Judge Root as very fair, and I've heard that about judge root, and she may be fair, But if so her problem is that she apparently has her head so far up her own ass she can't see what's going on in front of her with Little Ms Deeds. So we all sat around on bench dubya- havin a good old time, waiting for officer Obie to come back with my citation.
Officer Obie came back with a frown, seems his officer was involved in a domestic disturbance call and it might be a couple hours before he could get back, I said, ok, I'll wait. I showed him the pictures of where my car was parked and the yardstick. He said his officer was just going to say that I moved it. And I said that was what I was expecting, and didn't it say something about the character of our young officers that they would so casually perjure themselves in court just to keep whatever the hell macho bullshit crime dog image they are going for ? At any rate, I would swear that I hadn't and there would be your proof beyond reasonable doubt, and if Little Ms Deeds elected to Prosecute and The Root decided to find me guilty, then we would have a clear cut and deliberate case of Malicious Prosecutorial and Judicial Misconduct which I would take to the county prosecutor for persecution. Like I said, my Hobby for the summer. And I'd probably also get around to publicly and legally wondering what our police captain was doing wasting 3 hours of time at a minimum 20 dollars an hour trying to convince one of his employers that what he and his boys were doing actually constituted the pursuit of justice and not just annoying the citizenry in an effort to squeeze funds out of them ? Which was kind of stupid, because I figured that that $10 parking ticket had already cost the city of Fairborn at least $100 in his time alone, not to mention the court costs, etc. in the future. As a citizen of Fairborn, such waste of time and money really pisses me off.
He went behind the mirrored wall ( Through the Looking glass?) . He came back with the ticket scrawled and stamped. He said “I voided your ticket. He went back behind the wall.
Folks, I tell this not to brag but to clarify.
We say we live in a system of “Justice”
But we've let it get out of hand, The LEPers (Law Enforcementt Professionals- ) have taken over our lives. In the Marine corps, no one expects “Justice”
They live by the rule of Payback
Cajun Louisiana is much the same.
I've lived and thrived in both environments.
I'm not particularly bothered by the Payback system
and actually it's kind of fun
But I see what our “Justice” system has done to Mike and others like him
And it's despicable.
“Payback” is the default way of keeping people in line when Justice fails
If you want “justice”, you have to be prepared to deal Payback
( Make authority aware that there will be consequences to their actions)
I realized that, unfortunately, it's time to teach people how to use the Payback system again
Enrollment into the Flying Monkey Academy is now open
June 30, 2012 10:28