One thing I can’t stand is a hypocrite, but what is worse than that is a chicken shit hypocrite. Why is it that people want to be perceived as something they themselves know they aren’t? What is it that one tells ones self?
This year the LA County Sheriff Baca was given the honor of Sheriff of the year. For those of you who do not know who Baca is, his deputies are running amok. How many times can they use “he was reaching in his waistband” and get away with it? Apparently a lot because for some reason they get away with it and ther are countless people dead. Does it worse than that, most assuredly, but that isn’t why I chose this subject.
The undersheriff who is second in command is Paul Tanaka, he is a Type A personality, who admittedly is was in a gang I believe called the Vikings. It is a gang that still exists, a gang of deputies that do what gangs do. Why they need to form a gang when they all wear a uniform is far beyond the comprehension of this author. It seems somewhat juvenile but undoubtedly dangerous. Given the fact that these adults are authorized to use lethal force and they have the maturity of teenagers who join gangs is a scary proposition. Admittedly, Tanaka is a gifted accountant, but that offers little comfort in knowing that a grown adult who is capable of being a law abiding citizen is running a gang. However, if I were to take him at his word he is no longer in the gang. So, then doesn’t that make him a gang affiliate? Isn’t there a law about that sort of thing? Irrespective of his past he admitted his association.
There has been an issue that has surfaced this year regarding the beating of inmates at the county jail, and the same with some visitors. The jailers even hid and moved an FBI informant to keep him away from the Feds when they came looking for him. There was some oversight committee at the jail I believe the ACLU or some group who were monitoring what was happening in the jail and the deputies would have the inmates strip and bendover spreading their cheeks right in front of the monitors. It wasn’t the usual operating procedure but it was done because the deputies could control the inmates to use them as part of their flipping the middle finger at the people who are attempting to ensure that the inmates weren’t being harassed or beaten and treated like jailed prisoners rather than just targets of these jailers who’s egos required fluffing by beating the inmates who had no defense and are basically without means to fight back.
It may be considered by some as par for the course for being locked up in jail, but the reality and irrespective of ones opinion that is incorrect. That behavior is not part of the job description or part of the law which the inmates are being incarcerated for. Given those that work in an office who’s boss or owner is a real douche bag, if he or she were to walk up to you and smack you because you didn’t make the numbers for the quarter is that warranted? Then why not leave, you knew the boss was like that? Its against the law and had the law stated that the guards were within the confines of the law in hitting an inmate and whatever else at their own discretion then perhaps it would be justified. But they are there to be jailers. It should be taken into consideration that these police officers are not anything special, they are not for the most part educated, they have no prospects other than to be police officers. They obviously have self esteem issues and as a result tend to overact in order to demonstrate a false sense of superiority. and given the experieinces of yours truly and from my own observations, they are seemingly intellectually inferior and that is their in lies the problem. Autonomy is not their friend but their Achilles heel and given that set of circumstances and to further prove my point, when was the last time you saw a cop take someone one on one? It doesn’t happen because they know that they are not superior or capable of standing on their own for fear of getting their selves beaten down like the humans they are. They are fragile and lack the intellect to recognize their own failures as human beings.
Which leads me to their commanders who have dodged and ran from the scandals that they themselves created. They point fingers at each other and yet stand on the podiums espousing bullshit instead of sticking up for their ownselves. What kind of true “man” is that? How and what do they really think of themselves and becasue they themsevles are like that, how do you think they would command and what type of persons do you think they would command? Who would want to vote for Baca or Tanaka knowing what they both stand for?
Given the set of circumstances and allowing for me to take indulgence, given that in my opinion that Tanaka is at the genesis of most of the notable corrupt behavior of the LASD, what kind of leader as undersheriff calling shots leaves his guys with their asses swinging in the wind? He is saying things about his boss that are very unflattering, and he is not accepting any fault or blame for anything? It just doesn’t pass the smell test you know what I mean? I’ve been in management most of my career and I ALWAYS put myself in front of the bullet for the people that worked for me, that’s just what you do. Thats taking responsibility. Being the second in command and he is mum about the goings on? So for some reason no one in his charge has anything to do but good honest solid police work? Even the LAPD chief Beck can’t say that and he’s an ethical officer. Somesing smells fishy to me…. Where is the honor in any of this type of behavior and how can anyone take this man by his word when he obviously retired coincidently at the same time fido took a crap. I guess it would be apropos in saying “the inmates are running the asylum” or I guess it would be more fitting to say “there’s no honor amongst thieves”.