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Another clear example of what is wrong with our town

Post by Admin on Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:47 am


OAKLAND, Calif. - Bouquets of flowers from grieving residents were piled up at a growing memorial in front of the Oakland police department after its worst single day death toll.

Three officers were killed Saturday during separate confrontations with a 26-year-old parolee who relatives said feared returning to jail. A fourth officer was on life support.

"We lose officers about every 57 hours in this country," said Chuck Canterbury, president of the national Fraternal Order of Police...

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This could have easily been in Rumford. Police Officers constantly put there life in danger to try to protect the public.

We are fortunate to have the professional, competent police force that we have in Rumford. In response, how do we treat our Officers here?

Some of our selectmen appointed and support a member of the finance board that likens our Police force to Gestapo and clearly says that the reason she supports budget cuts is to get back at them for personal reasons. There are fictitious letters posted publicly to try to smear their name in town. They have even been accused of murder when trying to deal with a situation without using deadly force but being forced into protecting themselves.

This is a grim situation in Rumford. Our Finance Committee now has a serious credibility issue. Our selectmen are well aware of this and yet do little to correct it. At this point, I don't think our situation in Rumford will change until some of the selectmen change.

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Re: Another clear example of what is wrong with our town

Post by C on Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:15 pm

It does seem strange that the selectboard has failed to address the behavior of members of the finance committee. I've come to the conclusion that they condone her behavior or they are afraid to confront the issue. Either way it is setting a disturbing precedent for acceptable behavior, morals and ethics in our town government.

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Re: Another clear example of what is wrong with our town

Post by 911Dispatcher on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:25 am

Are you guys also aware that at the scene of the first shooting there were over 57 residents taunting police. Most residents in the area do not have respect for law enforcement or have issues concerning a recent shooting of an unarmed man by the same department. The officers that responded to the second scene where the suspect was barricaded showed great restraint and attempted to get the suspect to surrender. Two more officers where killed during that event and one was seriously injured and later died. Before this event Oakland Police had a total of 47 officers killed in the line of duty. Saturday they added 4 more to the list. Law enforcement is a tight nit group and everyone is treated like family. Can you imagine losing 4 family members in one day?

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Re: Another clear example of what is wrong with our town

Post by 911Dispatcher on Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:41 pm

http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=2009032615375653

"About 20 bystanders taunted police at the scene of the first shooting
that left two motorcycle officers dead Saturday, and Craig's List had
postings asking people to celebrate in the streets if indeed it was
announced that the officers had died."

"It all adds up to the sense that parts of Oakland have become a
permanent war zone pitting the cops against the citizens, regardless of
the fact that it pits working people against each other in the struggle
to make sense out of senseless violence."

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Re: Another clear example of what is wrong with our town

Post by Admin on Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:01 pm

If Oakland took one of the people taunting the police and put them on the Finance Committee charged with making recommendations for the Police budget, we would then have the same situation that we now have in Rumford.

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