The Seventh Arrow

It is my pleasure to feature a new voice here at Bloviating Zeppelin.  He is called The Seventh Arrow, and has a unique and distinct take on law enforcement in America.

SEVENTH ARROW Masthead ReferenceYou may reach him on Twitter, @TheSeventhArrow.  He describes himself as a current law enforcement officer with over 14 years of experience, a literary scholar, conservative, photographer, family man and father.

He writes as follows:

Is the Black Lives Matter movement a terrorist organization or do they just support terrorism? What is the difference between the BLM movement and the Taliban? Consider the following and reflect. Look at “18 U.S. Code 2331” defining terrorism, of which I will summarize a portion:

” (Terrorism) (A) involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping;”

Now that we have the legal definition, what is the difference between what happened in Dallas, Texas on July 7th, 2016 and what happened in San Bernardino on December 2nd of 2015?

One similarity is they are both acts of terrorism in one form or another. I will let you compare or contrast other similarities — but know our “leaders” do not care for the word “terrorist,” so you won’t hear it from them.

I have the following message for anyone who would support terrorism in this country in ignorance as opposed to malice. In the latter instance I have nothing to say which you would understand. For the ignorant I can only hope that you temporarily break ignorance and hear my words for what they are. If you support the Black Lives Matter movement, listen carefully.

Despite what passive news media shares with you, be diligent in your logic. Regardless of what any of your supposed leaders tell you,  understand the situation for yourself. Do not March like a lamb to the slaughter of truth. Elevate yourself, separate from evil and Join America. Remove yourself from the terrorist notions which are destroying this country.

-Arrow

#blacklivesmatter
#altonsterling
#policelivesmatter
#alllivesmatter

I hope he will continue to return to Bloviating Zeppelin and provide us with his insight.

BZ

 

Non-US citizens are being hired as cops

Cops & IllegalsIf you wish to hasten the true and irretrievable death of our sovereign nation, you continue to do this to our local communities.  If you don’t care and merely want to turn the United States into Mexico North — with its drug cartels and public shootings and beheadings (not unlike a death cult I can think of), keep to this path.

From USAToday.com:

Police departments hiring immigrants as officers

by Alan Gomez

Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap.

Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants who are legally in the country to wear the badge. From Hawaii to Vermont, agencies are allowing green-card holders and legal immigrants with work permits to join their ranks.

In other words: illegal immigrants.  Not even full US citizens.  Green card holders.  Work permitters.

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said he has no problems with green-card holders becoming police officers because they’ve made a long-term commitment to the country and have undergone extensive background checks. But he worries about the security risks associated with allowing any immigrant with a work permit to become an officer, especially considering that the Obama administration has given hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants work permits.

“We’re handing over a gun and a badge to somebody whose background we don’t really know a lot about,” Krikorian said.

As a cop, there isn’t much new under the sun that I haven’t already seen and, as we all know, life tends to be cyclical because we fail to learn from our past.  I call that Historical Alzheimers.

We went through this problem in the early 90s, in terms of trying to find a sufficient number of qualified candidates to fill the cop ranks.  And that became the operative phrase: “qualified candidates.”  As a cop in the Sacramento Valley, working for a 2,000 + member department, I know that LAPD and LASO recruiters would drive north and attempt to poach recruits from our northern gene pool — strictly because they knew their southern gene pool was tainted with gangbangers and unqualified — ahem — scum, shall we say.

This kind of thinking roped LAPD into hiring, essentially, gangbangers.  Hence: Rampanrt.  Rampart was a failure of the LEO Liability Triumvirate:

1. Negligence in hiring;
2. Negligence in training, and
3. Negligence in retention

The same thing is beginning to occur all over again as LE agencies are in a bind for suitable candidates.

When I was hired, I took a test in our local huge community center which held over 300 seats.  The written test was administered in three shifts, meaning that over 900 persons took the written test that day.

From that compilation, for my department, I came out in Rank One, as Number One.  When I passed the academy that became my career ranking and seniority.  I am extremely proud to have come out in Rank One and Number One as an academy recruit.

When I was hired, the question was “have you done any drugs, do you have any large debts and what are they?”

Today, the question is: “you haven’t done any illegal drugs within the past month, have you?”

With marijuana laws breaking down, the question is soon to be “you haven’t just smoked a splib prior to walking into this room just now, have you?”

Because, as a law enforcement agency: you are what you hire.  You want stoners to enforce laws, hire stoners.  You want illegals for enforce laws, hire illegals.  But the Logical Extension becomes this: the community gets what it tolerates for LEO hiring.

Let me state the obvious: if you think that hiring “more blacks” or “more Mexicans” or “more crazed Albanian dwarves” will “solve” law enforcement problems in every community, you and others are sorely mistaken.  It won’t.

Again, let me state the obvious: in my department, the best recruits and hirees are military veterans.  They are young, squared-away, used to regimentation and sacrifice, and have a sense of duty few others possess.  They will be the future of my department, at least this decade.  And I have done and am doing my best to groom and shape them appropriately.

But let’s be clear.  Demography is prophecy.  If Mexicans and Muslims out-procreate the rest of the US population, that’s your US future: Mexicans and Muslims.

My, what an interesting culture clash that is going to be.

BZ

REQUIRED READING:

1. Illegal Immigration – The View From A Police Officer’s Car

 

How Being Raised In The Ghetto Colors Perceptions Of Law Enforcement

CHP Maurice Walker Motor OfficerFrom FoxNewsLatino and the “Sooper Mexican”:

There’s been a lot of angry rhetoric about whether race enters into the raising of children, specifically, how African-Americans should tell their children to act around white people, and law enforcement officials. Since so many of these are anecdotal, I thought to add my experience to the cacophony.

My family lived in a working class poor neighborhood in southern California. It was also very Hispanic, and as far as we knew, mostly Mexican. One of my best friends was Arabic, but he looked Hispanic, and we didn’t really know what being Arabic meant, so it didn’t matter to anyone except our parents couldn’t talk to his in Spanish (and therefore, not at all).

I often heard stories about racist cops and racist white people doing racist things to my Mexican relatives and friends. Even at that early age, I was somewhat skeptical — it seemed to me that in many of these stories, I could see how people instigated and escalated any conflict with authorities and white people. I rarely voiced my skepticism, but when I did, it wasn’t appreciated.

Finally one day when I was about 15 a relative had it out with me. Angrily, he yelled at me at how it was easy for me to deny racism since I didn’t drive yet, but once I did, he said, “you’ll know how racist these f**ng cops are!”

He had me there. I didn’t have that experience. So I said, “Maybe you’re right, maybe once I drive on my own I’ll find out.”

In my long life as a White Hispanic (or “Whisp” as I like to call us now), I have driven many a mile and been pulled over by many a policeman, mostly for speeding. As far as I recall, each law enforcement official has been professional, and some have been downright friendly.

I might posit that if I were more white than Hispanic, I’d have less speeding tickets, but aside from that, I have no experience whatsoever with racist bigoted law enforcement officials.

What’s the difference between my relative’s experience and mine?

When I address a policeman/woman/other, especially after being pulled over, it’s “yes, sir” and “no, sir.” I don’t think I heard this relative ever talk about police without a curse word or an epithet, especially of that having to do with pork products. This is the same for others who were raised in the same socioeconomic environment I was raised in.

This absolute chasm of experience between the “ghetto” mindset and others explains the completely different reactions to the Zimmerman trial. While most Caucasians don’t understand the sting of a parent having to tell a child to act a certain way because of perceived racial bigotry, it’s also the case that most kids that need this instruction aren’t getting it at all.

And there you have it.

Let me give you this story.

I was recently stopped by a CHP motor officer in a small town off I-80, when I made a right turn (which is generally legal in Fornicalia) against a sign I didn’t see.  The CHP officer, on a BMW 1200RTP, watched the vehicle in front of me do the exact same thing, except that I was directly in front of the officer and I was admittedly watching him instead of the signs.  I’d never been that way through the intersection before.  My bad.

Once crossing the freeway overpass, he lit me up and I pulled over, with a clear turn signal, rolled down both my windows, and kept my hands on the steering wheel.  I rolled down the right window because officers may approach on the right.  Instead, he chose to approach from the left.

He told me about the right turn and the fact that he had seen the Volvo perform the precise same illegal maneuver but — stating the obvious — I was directly in front of him.

He chose me because I was easier.

I said yes sir and no sir, and I didn’t see the sign because I was watching you, sir.  I told him I had never been that direction from the market I recently shopped.  I told him that I was sorry that I had missed the signs and that I would never do that again.

Still, he wanted my license and my registration and my proof of insurance, which I provided to him.  My wallet contains my LE identification, badge and ID over two separate leather flaps, but I didn’t buzz him.  I gave him precisely what he wanted.  I said: “here you go, sir.”

My license was current, my registration was paid, and my proof of insurance valid.  He paused for a moment or two.  I thought I was going to get a citation.  He asked: “do you think you will see those signs in the future?”

I replied: “yes sir.  I know I will.  You’ve made sure of that.”

He handed my documents back and said, “good.  Now you know why.”

I said: “yes sir, I do, and please ride safely.”

He had no idea that I have been an EVOC instructor for 35+ years, that I have taught, literally, hundreds and hundreds of students in cars and, further, that I ran our EVOC motor officer classes and have also taught emergency response personnel in box medic rigs and large fire apparatus, as well as having my commercial license for buses and Kenworth commercial rigs.

I treated the man with respect and consideration.  I pulled over where it was safe, signaled my intentions, made sure the final stop would not be affected by cross traffic, rolled down my windows, and placed my hands in plain sight.

Yes, I was carrying a loaded concealed firearm beginning with a 4.  And another in a bag on the passenger seat, likewise beginning with a 4.  I would go there if he decided to go there.

I said “yes sir” and “no sir” and treated him with respect because he had no idea who I was or where I was from or where I was going or why.

Because I know that every “routine stop” is likely everything but.

And I’m an old white guy, and he was a young guy.

Oh yeah.  And he was black.

Big deal.

BZ