Saturday, June 4, 2011

Reader's thoughts on BCPD 'misdirection'

I received this in an email entitled 'letter to the editor of My Bossier'. It's from Anonymous. Of course I got the email so I know who it is from, but I'll respect his wish not to reveal himself. (I think he got arrested the last time he did that.)

Hey Jimbo! Here goes nuthin'...
Much has been made in the local media about the BCPD investigation of the brutal murder of local businessman Bill Norris, and two other men at his establishment on Barksdale Blvd. Some in the media have complained that they felt "used," because the BCPD gave them "misleading" information about the "suspect."
I could use a couple of hackneyed phrases. "All's fair in love and war...and this is war!" comes to mind. Indeed, this is a "war." Even though our police do not fight an "enemy foreign," they do fight enemies "domestic," so I'd go ahead on and call it a "war."
Another quote comes to mind. I'm pretty sure that this quote has been attributed to many Generals throughout the ages, but I saw it most recently attributed to General Norman Schwarzkopf. "If you find yourself in a fair fight, then it's time to change your tactics." How true. The object of a fight (especially one that you didn't pick) is to win, and move on.
My Daddy taught me at an early age that anything known as a "fair fight" was just a sport that folks paid money to watch. He told me, "When somebody picks a fight with you, find the biggest stick you can, and start wailing away. Beat the boy down until you're pretty sure he won't get up, and he won't bother you again."
(As a side note, my Grandma told me that my Daddy had to be pulled off of a boy by adults, because he had taken his little cowboy boot off and was beating the kid with the heel, right square in his forehead. The kid had picked a fight with Daddy. Daddy was 3 years old. So, that's where I'm coming from).
The Bossier City Police didn't pick a fight with Copperhead. No, Copperhead picked a fight with Mr. Norris (an unfair one at that), and two other men. The bastard (allegedly...) gunned them down in cold blood. By doing so, ol' Copperhead also picked a fight with the BCPD. He picked a fight with the folks that are charged with enforcing our laws...keeping our streets safe...and bringing the violators to justice (whatever "justice" means these days).
Historians have chronicled the "misinformation" passed down by governments for centuries. In fact, in the last 100 years there are numerous examples of the US government passing false information to the press in order to achieve the goal of victory over an enemy. Most notably in WWII, often bad info was given to the press in hopes that our enemies would react to it, and eventually help bring victory. It is common practice.
The Times, and any other local media outlet need to un-wad their panties, and read some history books.
If they can read.
Or, un-wad their panties.
The way I understand this thing, the BCPD had a pretty good idea early on that Copperhead had killed Bill. Honestly, I don't know enough about their fears that Copperhead would bolt, or "off" potential witnesses, or what, if he caught wind that he was a suspect. I just do not know. But, I know that a triple murder is not something they deal with every day. I know that a triple murder is something that rips at the heart of a community. I know that a triple murder is something that haunts the Police that are assigned to investigate it, and the Chief, who is under intense pressure (most of it from the media...who live in a state of pissiness) to resolve it.
I am almost certain that the phone calls from the media never stopped ringing at BCPD with questions like, "Do you have a suspect? Do you have a description? Have you got any leads? Can you come on our station and give an interview? Can you give me a scoop on this story...etc." ???
The media is a "tool. " So why not use 'em?
The only harm I can see in the BCPD releasing a possible description of the guy they were looking for in a deceptive way is that it probably caused some poor phone answering guy much grief. Having to say, "Thank you so much for the tip. We truly appreciate it. You're a good citizen for reporting this...yada yada yada," probably got old.
Quick.
From what I understand, they already had a pretty good idea what had happened, and only made MORE WORK for themselves by doing this...in order to keep the wretched snake close at hand.
So, I won't fault the BCPD. Nope. The deceptive info release could do NO HARM to anyone, and could possibly have saved the lives of folks that actually were "talking." (Not that I know that folks were "talking," and needed some cover from the cops...I really don't know).
Anybody that has ever watched an old episode of "Law and Order" knows that cops lie to bad guys all the time, so as they can put them in the slammer for good. And, Police Departments all over the nation routinely issue statements designed to illicit responses from folks that tip one hand or another.
Just ax Fred Thompson. He knows.
I could take this further, by letting you know my suspicions about the Osama Bin Laden thing. At present, there is great outrage about how all these details have been leaked...about how much of our intelligence operations may be compromised...about how the terrorists will now know exactly how we're operating covertly against them.
Bullshit!
I am 99.44% sure that all of these "leaked" details about just HOW we found Bin Laden are just plain old pasture punkins. This BS has been "leaked" by the CIA to news outlets, in hopes that it will be taken to heart by the ragheads that get their updates from CNN...and FOXNews...and the other tools. I sure hope I am right on this, and that there are some real adults in charge that live to screw with the media, and subvert the really bad guys by throwing them off their game.
I guess this is a loooooooonnnnnggggg way of saying what I could have said in short:
I do not give a flying fig that the BCPD said they were looking for someone that they were not. Good job. Fry the sumbitch!

66 comments:

  1. Well said, sir. I'm sure you said what many that carry a badge wish they could say.

    Juror #8

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  2. I totally agree.

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  3. This is still America and the last I heard, we are still governed by the U.S. CONSTITUTION! I am amazed at the amount of ignorance that openly spews from the mouth of so many area residents. That's why we continue to elect people who take us to the cleaners. There is no justification to mislead the media and public when it was reported by the media that "Copperhead" had warrants when he was arrested. They could have simply picked him up on the warrants; thereby negating the theory that Copperhead would possibly run. Consequently, there would be no controversy. I honestly believe that this is just the beginning of the unraveling of this case.

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  4. If they picked him up on warrants he would probably bond out the same day, then he probably would leave town.

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  5. Perhaps I am wrong, and please correct me if I am, but does the Constitution say that government agencies have a duty to reveal every detail of it's operations to the public?
    The Supreme Court, which is charged with interpreting our laws as they relate to the constitution has supported the tactic of lying, or misleading a suspect to obtain intelligence.
    What upsets you, anonymous @ 0836? Were you really hanging on to the Times every word and searching for a suspect? Would it not have been worse if they BCPD has said "hey we're looking for Copperhead, Ya'll" and he had run or worse killed a few more people. Do you realize that this man is suspected in perhaps dozens of unsolved homicides and other violent crimes?
    NO, you do not have the right to know every thing our government agencies do. The media has an ethical obligation to share the facts and to back them up with information that confirms them as true, but then we all know that they tend to "fudge" on that too...However, they are not legally obligated to report much of anything to the public. Let's not make the media out to be the heroes or the victims here. The families of the 3 men who were killed are the victims. The police did the smartest thing possible and got their suspect in a timely fashion. They are the heroes.

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  6. I'm not sure that the proper people are being called ignorant. If you think that the CIA, FBI, military, and other government agencies do not use misinformation you are wrong. Why should a local police dept. not use it also. Sometimes we do not have a need to know. I was not going out and try to capture the person described by the police, so I had no need to know what he looked like.

    The reason that we continue to elect people who "take us to the cleaners" is generally rooted in ignorance. Most people have no idea what a candidate stands for when they vote for that person. They may recognize the name, read an endorsement in the paper, or listen to radio or TV. Maybe we should study that persons background.

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  7. Bad ole Hound you proved my point about spewing ignorance. The U.S. Constitution gives everyone "due process." You have convicted Copperhead prior to a jury and without any evidence. Do you know that people have been wrongly convicted? All of what you spew is simply allegations. Accordingly, not only was the media misled, but you are still being misled by Bossier City's propaganda machine. This case should not be tried in the media, but by a jury. Therefore, I challenge your statement - the police did the smartest thing. WOW, classic Bossier assimilation!

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  8. Anon @2:44, I don't think we're talking about trying Copperhead in the media here.

    We're talking about whether it's acceptable for a police agency to tell the media that they are looking for a person with certain physical characteristics when they are not.

    Truth is, they may not have known for sure it was Copperhead initially, and any leads about suspicious people could have been helpful.

    So, I don't quite get you ragging on Bad ole Hound. I mean, I don't care if you do. But, I just don't see how the principle of "due process" has anything to do with the topic.

    Copperhead will have his day in court, and we'll probably pay for his defense. And, if by some miracle, the fact that the BCPD telling the media they were looking for someone else gets Copperhead sprung, well then we'll all have to agree that it was a very stupid move.

    I'm not holding my breath.

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  9. 2:44,
    You are correct. We should just let him out of jail. Oh by the way, can he come live in your neighborhood when he gets out? Since you have such a problem with how BCPD handled the situation and poor copperhead is such a victim of the system. Surely you would mind if moves in right next door to you.

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  10. Anon 2:44. - More Bossier assimilation. I can only reference..."Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words."

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  11. I think the big negative is that now the public knows the police gave out a false description.

    The next time the try to give out a real description and need help, fewer people will believe BCPD.

    It's the story of the little boy who cried wolf.

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  12. 8:09,
    The next time something like this happens, the people who have valuable information will come forward and help police in their investigation. While people like you who have absolutely nothing to do with the case and have no valuable information to offer will sit at home and complain about the job the police are doing even though you know nothing about investigating crimes.

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  13. Anonymous 9:22

    I do have involvement in the case. The police put out a request for the public to help look for a fugitive. As a member of the public, I took them at their word that I was looking for a hispanic or white male.

    Next time the put out such an alert, why the hell should I keep my eyes out when I have every reason to believe BCPD isn't telling the truth?

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  14. Here is what it comes down to, in my opinion...regardless of what the description was, it was so vague that the average citizen couldn't look for anybody. Otherwise, every white man, every Hispanic man, every light skinned black man, etc. would have been a suspect.

    This is one of those crimes that the people who know who did it, knew exactly who did it. By name.

    For the citizens that are upset, were you really out looking for "a white man" etc? How? That was all the description we had.

    Just trying to add to the discussion.

    Juror #8

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  15. No, Juror #8, I was looking for someone who could have been hispanic, a guy with a tan, possibly creole, who would be looking suspicious, nervous, and or not exactly wanting to be spotted.

    I drive that route every day coming and going.

    When I heard the alert, I rolled my eyes and thought, "do they even have a clue who they're looking for?"

    Now I just say, "they don't really need my help, so I won't even bother".

    It's not complaining, it's legitimate questioning of government who lied with regard to public safety.

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  16. When the multiple discriptions were made the BCPD were not using their head and being sneakier than Copperhead. That would be to good to be true. It was just typical Keystone Cops of Bossier City.

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  17. Anon at 10:54...

    If you were looking for a hispanic male in that neighborhood, you probably got an eyeful.

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  18. 12:49,
    He wasn't looking. He just wants to cry about something. That's all.

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  19. To Anon at 1200. If Bossier City has quote "keystone" cops, can they send some to us in Shreveport cause it looks like the keystones are doing a pretty darn good job bringing crime down in bossier.

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  20. I believe that Bossier cops do a terrific job. We are lucky to live in a town with a police department this good.

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  21. If you do not like the way BCPD handles crime in Bossier you are more than welcome to live, work, & shop in Shreveport.

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  22. We in law enforcement have to tread a very thin line when it comes to the handling of criminals and their "rights". We often bump that line many times in the attempt to gain an arrest and conviction, but we cannot cross it. We are held to a higher standard and connot cheat under any circumstance in an attempt to win. For if we do, we become the very people that we dispise (criminals). We can however, be ingenius in our attempts to bring suspects to justice and only the high courts can tell us if our neat ideas were hatched in vain.
    Having said this, I again applaud the Bossier City Police Department in their efforts and wish them luck when "Cop" appeals his conviction (every death sentence has a built in appeal).
    Again I say, well done lads, well done.

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  23. All I can say is Bossier City has a possible triple murderer behind bars. People can make an issue of the tactics used. What if someone told them that Copperhead got wind that they were looking at him. Then they put that out to make him think they really didn't have a suspect. Whats more is that the moment they made an arrest they come clean about the tactics used. They use them everyday. I wish we could go back 60 years where people thought half normal and could actually comprehend the reasoning behind things like this. Everyone wants a scandal. So many want to gripe and complain about those that do the job that they don't have the kahunas to do. Maybe they should have just called told everybody they were looking for him that way he could flee to Houston and be on the run for 10 years.

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  24. I agree with McConnell. I worked with him in the Shreveport Police Violent Crimes Unit when he worked for us. There are times that releasing information to the general public concerning an on-going investigation would jeopardize the outcome. There are things about an investigation that we do not make public as well as giving out misleading information. In this way, when an informant comes forward with information concerning a crime, investigators weigh it with the totality of the information we have in order to know if the information is valid. It is only in this way that we know the informant has information to propel the case forward instead of speculation or street-talk that immediately surfaces after the crime. There is only one way an informant knows intimate details of a crime . . . he has actually spoken to someone that was there when the crime was committed. As for Copperhead, I'm glad the BCPD got him. The Shreveport Violent Crimes Unit has been chasing him for years for the murders he committed here, but could not get enough evidence in order to arrest and convict. Thanks again, BCPD.

    And to those civilians who are upset about not "being kept in the loop," get a life! If you think you can do a better job, quit yours and join us. In that way, you will be one of the few who run toward the gunfire instead of from it.

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  25. While on the subject of Bill Norris, the victim remember him. Well, why is the outrage not being voiced over the harassment and invasive tactics that the City of Bossier has used in an effort to undermine and continuously torment Bill Norris's family, Bill was an honored patriot that proudly served his Country only to have his honorable service tanted with abuse towards his sweet innocent family!They Think with Paper Heads and are disrespectful as heck to anyone not in their click!!

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  26. This is new information to me. What harrassment do you speak of?

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  27. Not BCPD misdirection, but does anyone know what the heck is going on with this out of the Blue request for another Deputy Chief on the BCFD and if approved it just so happens the person the new chief has in mind is his best friend. Are they kidding 2 deputy's,like the taxpayers would be interested in paying for Two. All they have to do is utilize and cease allenating the one they have. Politics as usual, only the regime could appoint their unexperienced(rank or seniority status ignored)friend as Chief,now using the same logic to appoint or sneak the friend of a friend's friend to Deputy Chief #2. How Original and how liberal can they get?? To be voted on in next Meeting!I'm sure the Chief is a good man! We are not questioning his character, he is just doing the bidding for the regime so why not pick your buddy, if you are told there will be another Deputy chief and they need it to be one of their own, then sure pick your friend so he too can pass over the many ranking seniority fireman. Are you sure they are not using Obama's philosophy and technique to take over our City?(even more) Sneak the request in and have it voted on before anyone is the wiser and then, Ugh Oh! too Late position created and permanant.
    Maybe the state has the last word?? Sure hope so!

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  28. Call Jimmy Hall and ask him. He is the one who decided to hire the BCFD chief. Call and ask him. You will probably not get a response or he'll just lie to you but that who your going to have to ask.

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  29. i would also like to know if this new asst chief is a mason. it looks like they are trying very hard to take over bossier parish politics and every head position there is.

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  30. If True, How in God's name did Hall get all that Power???

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  31. He was given the position years ago. He been there for over two decades. He probably has alot of information on people. He is also a very vindictive person. Try and challenge him and he will try and burn you. And he doesn't mind spending millions of tax payer dollars to do it.

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  32. Jim could you please create a blog to address the new position approved at the City Council meeting today!! For a second BCFD deputy Chief, a classified position that actually has to be approved in Baton Rouge. THis created new position will be filled by a line fireman making the shift short and creating an abuse of the hiring freeze the city has established. Of course you are saying they can't do that?? Duh! They did it, created a position for another friend, this actually dishonors the symbolic values of what the BCFD stands for. It clearly is not to advance and abuse the system or bully past their fellow firefighters nor should anyone's abuse of power allow the continued vengeful vendetta against the Deputy Chief a 31 year veteran of the BPFD escalade to such shameful behavior, just because he refused to play their game or follow their script that was carefully written just for him.In their eyes the 31 year veteran Deputy Chief does not exist so therefore they are not creating a new position but mearly filling an empty slot. The citizens of Bossier have been tricked once again by the mighty regime, but it can be reversed and challenged by WE THE PEOPLE!!

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  33. June 21 1:14 What prevents his exposure? How has he remained undetected as the so called mastermind of abuse and the power controling the heart of the city? He is good, does a great job covering up his high IQ and knowledgeable keen mind.

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  34. Very simple. He is in an appointed position. When decisions are made people look to the elected officials. Meanwhile Jimmy hall flies under the radar. Since he has been around longer than most of them, no one questions his authority. Like I said earlier he is very vindictive.
    He has a big part in the LA 3132 issue in shreveport but Tim Larkin will end up fading all the heat on that one because he is the developer.
    But don't take my word, anyone familiar with bossier city government will tell you he runs Bossier City

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  35. I agree, how do you know so much? I too have witnessed his evil one track mind, do in anyone that dares to oppose him or his warped ideals. Right now his present target seems to be the BCFD Deputy Chief and how and what can be done to make him retire early or whatever it takes just long as he leaves. He bucked the system (their system) so he has to go!!
    Someone will come along and burst their bubble, I pray they come soon!

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  36. Everyone would be amazed if they knew how many masons there are within the BCFD and BCPD and city government. There is your answer.

    But I am curious, how do they get around civil service. The Chief is appointed, but all others are not.

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  37. Civil Service changed the law. The chief can now appoint the deputy chiefs now. It's no longer a civil service position. You can argue the pros and cons of the decision but I cant speak for the fire department but it has worked out pretty good for the police so far. The reason is because shane McWilliams has surrounded himself with good people. If Halphen was still the chief it would be bad because well you know.

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  38. Looking at the last comment, it looks like it was written by one of the "good" people who Shane Mc Williams surrounded himself with.

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  39. To Anon 4:43. Why did civil service change the law? and for who's benefit? So it is ok for mcwilliams to put his friends in positions but not halphen? Two wrongs don't make a right. This hurt mcwilliams credibilty with most officers. This will hurt BCPD and BCFD more than most realize.

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  40. Let's just say Jimmy Hall can give Jim Henson (if he were alive) a run for his money when it comes to putting on a puppet show.

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  41. @Anon 6:17
    The law was changed so the masons at BCFD and BCPD can place their buds in high ranking positions without those people working their way up the ranks like everyone else. This way they avoid promoting people that don't belong to the "right club" and shut them out.

    Is it fair? Of course not. It's crooked politics yet nobody is calling them out on it except in the comments on this blog.

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  42. Hang on everyone. I'm no fan of the politicians but McWilliams had nothing to do with the change in the law. This law was being changed before he became chief. Halphen did appoint his cronies but they were called administrative chiefs instead of deputy chiefs. The deputy chief at the time was a civil service position and was based solely on seniority. Which meant if the chief and deputy chief did not get along then the department usually suffered. Which was the case when Halphen was chief. With this change it eliminated the need for other positions. McWilliams is a good chief and has good men around him. I can only speak for BCPD though.
    Even after what our sorry city council did to us, McWilliams has really been able to improve the department and keep morale up. His credibility should not be lost. If you only knew the task he had to take on cleaning up Halphen's mess and dealing with the crooks at city hall then in the end we might be calling him Saint McWilliams.

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  43. The last comment was probably one of the ones who benefited from the change in the law. Officers morale is now higher? Ha! There's probably more officers now who are wanting to get the hell out of there more than there was under Halphen.

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  44. Dealing with the crooks in city hall? You've got to be kidding. Shane's getting his marching orders from the crooks in city hall.

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  45. Anon 7:11 pm If this is the case, the Mason's ONLY CLUB Hall reigns over clearly underminds the honor and credibility of the oath and what it stands for. The abuse of the Mason's code of honor is being manipulated and used under false pretenses to rule, dictate and achieve their own selfish mindset against really good and innocent persons. The secret quest of honor must still be a secret to Hall, he missed that meeting! He gives all Mason's a Bad name.

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  46. Anon @ 10:16,
    Jimmy Hall isn't the only one in city hall the missed the meeting. Just about every department head and their handpicked minions missed the meeting, too.

    I'm basing my opinion of all mason on the ones in Bossier City, and because of that, I have no use for any of the bastards.

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  47. The Deputy Chief position is a civil service position, that has not changed. Please get your facts right. The only change that was made was that it was made competitive not promotional. This opened it up for numerous people not leaving it up to senority and making a 75 on a test. The fire department was not effected by this law, it is based on senority there. If anyone has any questions about why people were put in positions go ask either the Police Chief or the Fire Chief. Get a answer don't assume you know and post on this blog. What's the worse thing that can happen? Get kicked out of a office? If you have a gripe or complaint about this position, fill out a application when they accept them and go for it.

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  48. The facts are that Shane McWilliams worked hard, took the test, did the interview and got the job. Brad Zagone simPly kissed the right person's ass (Jimmy hall). McWilliams never took trips with Hall or did any special favors for him. He got the job based on merit. Zagone on the other hand was given the job before a test was even given. The mayor didn't even pronounce his name right. I'm not saying he won't make a good chief but I can understand why the hostilty over the decision.
    Does McWilliams get his marching orders from Jimmy Hall? I'm sure he does but then again they all get their orders from him. He runs Bossier City period. You cross him and you pay dearly.
    Face to face, Jimmy Hall is a coward but unfortunately he holds a powerful position and he uses it to his advantage.

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  49. Not working their way through the ranks? Your wrong on that one.

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  50. OK How can they put a Deputy Chief in a position that does not exist. The 31 year veteran that is a certified civil service Deputy Chief at the present is not leaving for another year and a half, so what in God's name are they doing? I bet the present DC feels really good about first hearing of this action at the city council meeting that he was being being targeted in a conspiracy using vindictive actions that were bestowed by somebody, and if the city is not guilty elucidate or offer to represent the present DC in legal actions against the culprits responsible.The Fire Dept has a Deputy Chief and there is no need for two! An investigation is needed, who do they think they are? It's just like Obama appointing his CZARS!!! Where is the Outrage? Where is the Civil Service Board?

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  51. The civil service board? Funny. City has got the deck stacked in their favor there too.

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  52. Anon @ 10:48 said, "This opened it up for numerous people not leaving it up to senority and making a 75 on a test."
    Yes we know why the test plays no part, because one of the 3 deputy bhiefs in the PD couldn't pass the test, so the testing aspect was eliminated.
    As far as being opened to all who qualify to apply? Do you really think the people reading your tripe is that stupid? Face it people know what's going on in Bossier City. It's too damned bad that not enough people know.

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  53. What means of documented presentation could one use to expose, reveal, or at least spark an interest to investigate and report this abuse of the system to the public? Never was a horse couldn't be rode, never was a cowboy that couldn't be throwed!! Their radical and arrogant attitude creating their czars for their massive take over has got to have a flaw? Exposure would be a great start!

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  54. The simple fact is the state of Louisiana passed this law. You can't blame the Police Chief for using it. If you as an employee have a problem with any of the selections, go sit down with the Chief and tell him. Unlike past administrations you have this ability. If you have anyone better qualified then these three then name them. Could it be that you think you should have got one of these positions and didn't? I doubt you are the most senior person either.

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  55. The State of Louisiana passed this law on the request of certain parties in Bossier City, and the law only effects Bossier City. Why would the the state out of the clear blue would just change the law just for Bossier City?

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  56. Please get your facts right and read the law. It is for the entire State if the cities choose to use it. It was not written for Bossier City. Read the law before you speak

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  57. Law or no Law, there is no opening or slot open in the BCFD position of Deputy Chief. DUH! it is being held by a Civil Service certified 31 year veteran that is protected by the grandfather clause followed at the time of the promotion which included a test and senority.
    SO Until this Deputy Chief leaves the Department either by retiring or falling prey to the continued abuse and dictatorship by the regime trying to hasten his departure then I would hope that anyone really interested in this travesty and misconduct of justice would contact the Deputy Chief and encourage and support his efforts to ignore them. There has got to be lots of tea party God loving conservative real Americans that will stand up for a great cause that believes that if the regime is able to continue their corrupt liberism takeover then the proud Bossier City we know and Love will no longer exist. Do not take anyone's word about any of the regime's actions research it for yourself, you will be shocked, saddened and scared.

    Bottom Line, there is no opening for the BCFD Deputy Chief position, it is filled and will remain filled for the next year and a half so go to the next takeover and victim on your bucket list!

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  58. In the past year the Bossier City Police Department has become a bigger joke than when Halphen was chief.

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  59. June 21 1:14 pm You are wasting your time, friend! Seemingly no one cares anymore,or they are just so busy and don't realize what is actually occuring right under their nose, and Hall and his CZARS depend and count on them not being in the know! Go on let him continue in his bazaar quest and evil power driven conduct against one of the founding families of the City of Bossier, why would you care what happens to one of your own? if they are not stopped you or yours could be next!!! We need to get a petition listing Hall as; "Unworthy to represent the People's Best Interest", and take it to the good people of Bossier listing his corrupt deeds and actions that call for him to be accountable and explain his actions?? Sounds good to me!! outlined, documentd and listed on paper they will take notice!! First we would have to make sure Hall is the culprit, he doesn't look like much and hides his intelligence well! We will have to investigate, I think the rumors of his legal expertise or clout has been greatly exaggerated!

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  60. 9:41,
    You probably right. I mean the man recently had a stroke and yet they continue to allow him to run the city. But up until now it seems most people did not realize how much power and control he has over all department heads. That's the way he wants it though. He likes the power but he wants others to accept the responsibility for those decisions when they go bad. Just like a coward.

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  61. Looks like we are the last of a dying breed and the only ones left on this post, ha-ha Oh well! My point is simple, How can you fill a position that is not vacant and won't be for at least one and half years. Where does he go? Where is his office? Who pays the new pay scale increase? Who fills the empty spot left on the line? Maybe just maybe if the Deputy Chief job was going to be available in a few weeks, but almost two years!! Where is the civil service board that should be protecting the deputy's rights that he was hired under? Who do we complain to? Hall or his Czars, the Mayor would just want to know what the heck this has to do with Cyber space command?? ha-ha

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  62. There is nothing in the law that limits him having more then one Deputy Chief.

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  63. Since when have THEY been remotely concerned with the LAW???
    1. They do not need two Deputies?
    2. hiring freeze,the strange timing and disregard for the present 31 year veteran Deputy Chief is an insult, overbearing and radical as heck.
    3. Why Now? What is the theme of this plot? There is definitely a liberal agenda attached to this simple but not innocent continued power move!
    4. Where are all the true, for the people reporters? They know this is of public interest, all they have to do is ask one question why NOW???Doesn't this interest Anyone with clout that isn't a part of the regime? How news worthy can you get? Power Grabbing Regime reigns again!
    IF IT WAS INNOCENT WITH NO AGENDA,THEN WHY DID THE 31 YEAR VETERAN DEPUTY CHIEF FIRST HEAR OF THIS APPOINTMENT FOR HIS JOB WHILE IN A CITY COUNCIL MEETING??? OH THAT SHOWS REAL HONOR, RESPECT AND TRANSPARENCY ON THEIR PART!
    They should be ashamed and accountable for their actions, doesn't anyone have the true grit to expose them for the snake in the grass diplomacy they use in their continued attacks on anyone that is in opposition of their warped sense of direction?

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  64. Is this the same Deputy Chief that has a criminal history?

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  65. To the regime everybody outside of their private hand picked secluded persons of choice is a criminal or an idiot. If anyone regards the detrimental actions of the blatant conspiracy as an honorable action against a 31 year veteran that earned this slot abiding by the classified rules and guidelines and just trying to do his job, then we have no Hope. The regime using their amasing power changed the rules and regulations to bid and meet their personal agenda. How uncouth and crude can one get to announce the filled position would be filled anyway without telling the Deputy Chief first, If you think that was fair and great then we are doomed and at the mercy of anything goes if ordered and requested by the Regime, 31 years of sevice alone deserves at least a warning of the announcement. They should not be allowed to continue the dictatorship and destruction of desent people and their family which includes one of the founding families of the early 1900's in Bossier City,the actions presented affect not just the deputy chief but the entire family and the bottom line is, it was just WRONG! The citizens need to be aware of this despicable cowardly act against one of their own.

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