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Sunday, August 12, 2007

[OH] (OHIO IS CLOGGING MAH BLOG)

HEY OHIO! YOU ARE CLOGGING MY BLOG WITH YOUR UNHANDLED BUSINESS! MEDIA, THIS IS ABOUT MORE THAN "STRESS". IT HAS TO DO WITH POWER, THE GUN CULTURE, TACTICAL HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT TRAINING, ACCENTUATED SURVEILLANCE CAPABILITIES, THE INTIMIDATING LENGTH OF THAT LONG ARM OF THE LAW WHEN IT REACHES INTO THE FAMILIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, WITH CAREERS AND LIFE ITSELF DANGLING IN THE BALANCE.

IT HAS TO DO WITH SOME COMING TO BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE THE LAW - OR CONVINCING OTHERS, WHO THEN ARE TRAPPED. AND LET'S BE AWARE, OFFICERS ARE KILLED IN DOMESTIC INCIDENTS ALSO, NOT ALWAYS BY THEIR OWN HAND.

IT HAS TO DO WITH A BROTHERHOOD AND WALL OF SILENCE.

ALL FOR ONE.

PLEASE USE YOUR POWER TO ENCOURAGE OHIO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO EMBRACE THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE (IACP) MODEL POLICY ON POLICE OFFICER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE," THEN TO JUMP OVER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND ACCESS THAT CRYSTAL JUDSON BRAME DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTOCOL PROGRAM MONEY ($186M AVAILABLE) SET THERE TO HELP AGENCIES GET IN FRONT OF THIS.

HOW MUCH AVOIDABLE PAIN IS BEING PERPETRATED? TO HOW MANY PEOPLE? ON HOW MANY LEVELS OF HARM?

I JUST LISTENED AGAIN TO THE JULY 911 CALL FROM JESSICA MEHAFFEY. SHE'S ON THE PHONE WITH DISPATCH AND HER MOM AT THE SAME TIME WHEN HER CLEVELAND POLICE OFFICER DAD, REX MEHAFFEY, SHOOTS HER MOM IN THE HEAD. (SHE DOESN'T KNOW DURING THAT CALL THAT HE TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF ALSO.) WHAT I NOTICED TODAY THAT I DIDN'T NOTICE BEFORE IS THAT SHE SAYS DURING THAT CALL THAT HER DAD "HAS BEEN THREATENING SUICIDE FOR WEEKS."

WEEKS!!!

WERE THERE POINTS OF INTERVENTION? NO ONE ASKED OUT LOUD. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES NEED POLICIES TO FOLLOW - FOR THE VICTIMS, THE OFFICERS. THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE DON'T WAIT FOR $75M LAWSUITS LIKE THE CITY OF TACOMA DID. YOU CAN BET TACOMA HAS AN OFFICER-INVOLVED POLICY FOR THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW. SO DOES EVERY COP DEN IN WASHINGTON. ARE WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS THE ONLY WAY?

ISN'T IT BETTER TO BE WISE AND AHEAD OF THE TRAGEDIES?
ISN'T IT BETTER TO AT LEAST LOOK LIKE FOLKS TRIED - EVEN IF ALL OF THEM CAN'T BE AVOIDED?

BELOW ARE LINKS TO OHIO CASES POSTED ON THIS BLOG AND THEY ARE ONLY SAMPLES OF OHIO CASES - THERE ARE OVER A HUNDRED THAT MANAGED TO MAKE IT INTO THE NEWS FROM JUST THE LAST 3 YEARS. HOW MANY NEVER SURFACED THAT FAR? HOW MANY ARE ABOUT TO?
"...HOW MANY DEATHS DOES IT TAKE TIL WE KNOW
THAT TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED?
THE ANSWER MY FRIEND
IS BLOWIN' IN THE WIND.
THE ANSWER IS BLOWIN' IN THE WIND...."

CLOGGING MY BLOG:

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
[OH] ELIZABETH HARTON - Stabbed and shot by fired police officer husband

Thursday, March 24, 2005
[OH] Niema L. Thompson Blake shot multiple times and killed by Officer husband.
(HE WAS NEVER CHARGED - JUST ALLOWED TO RESIGN FOR BEING DISHONEST DURING THE INVESTIGATION INTO HER DEATH. WHAT IS THAT?)

Wednesday, August 10, 2005
OH Ex Cop Ayers killed by son while beating cop cpt wife

Friday, November 25, 2005
[OH] Marion County Deputy Potts DV

Sunday, November 27, 2005
[OH] Police Chief Roosa drunk with gun outside apartment police were called to for fight

Sunday, December 10, 2006
A peek into my week tracking power domestic violence
[OH] Ex-Deputy Brandenburg's wife allowed to drop dv charge
[OH] Officer Krista Adams escapes Ofc. Bulman
[OH] Lucas Mayor resigns & whines before pleading guilty to dv
[OH] Fire Lt Goolsby is back to work after fire at girlfriends garage

Sunday, April 29, 2007
[OH] Hiding what happened at Chief Volkar's house

Thursday, May 31, 2007
[OH] Akron Officer Jones Avoids Trial - and Accountability

Saturday, June 02, 2007
[OH] Goodbye today to Officer & his girlfriend Mary Lyons

Monday, June 11, 2007
[OH] Officer Flynn arrested, fired, rehired, & arrested again

Sunday, June 17, 2007
[OH] Before murder-suicide Officer G had suicide-try past

Sunday, June 17, 2007
[OH] COP'S PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND, JESSIE DAVIS, MISSING

Saturday, June 23, 2007
Waiting for the beginning of the truth

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
[OH] Officer Cutts in court for murdering Jessie & unborn baby Chloe

Thursday, July 05, 2007
Ohio media could give life from Jessie's death, but sleep.

Friday, July 06, 2007
[OH] Judge Russo's domestic violence is a personal matter.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
[OH] Not Michelle's day to die

Monday, July 23, 2007
COMPLICITY OF ABUSE IN MEDIA'S FAILURE TO ASK

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2 comments:

  1. Letter to the editor: Unfair depiction of career police officer
    Wednesday, July 25, 2007

    In the time since Rex Mehaffey took his own life, I have been angered by The Plain Dealer's reporting. This newspaper was quick to paint a picture of Rex without investigating the person or police officer that he was.

    Having worked in the same district for about 10 years, I had plenty of opportunity to observe him. Rex Mehaffey was a fine role model. He came to work on time, dressed in proper uniform and ready to do his job. I was lucky enough to have had light conversations with him to see the obvious affection that he had for his family, especially his daughter.

    Shame on The Plain Dealer for painting him with the same broad brush as Bobby Cutts Jr.

    Rex Mehaffey was a fine police officer and a loving family man. What led him to a place where he committed an act that was completely contrary to his character, we may never know. But the last 15 minutes of his life do not define him. He was respected by the men and women who served with him, and he will be deeply missed.

    Jody Remington

    Cleveland

    http://www.cleveland.com/letters/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1185439147128710.xml&coll=2

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  2. Wow. The blue wall at its finest!

    I think she needs to listen to that call. I think the last 15 min of his life DO define him and it tears at my heart to listen to the daughter crying and worrying and seeing what she did!

    "wonderful. Hard worker. Punctual. Had *light* conversations about his family "(which leads me to believe she didn't know that much about him)

    Great traits for anyone, until you hunt your wife down in a car and try to kill her and your poor kid is witness to the whole thing.

    They still don't get it though. AH, the truth hurts and people ARE dying. Children, women and officers.

    Instead of painting him as some great guy who just snapped we need to figure out how to see the signs before it gets to this point and have help in place for officers and their families.

    I sure didn't advertise to the world my problems and my ex would get the same wonderful standing ovation! My, the masks we wear!

    It is far easier to ignore the elephant in the living room and point the fingers at someone else though, isn't it?

    I emailed Mother Jones, love. As usual, no one seems alarmed at any of this.

    Love ya girlie...your Ohio gal!!

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