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To protect and defend - a joke

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Last Edited: September 16, 2006, 6:29 pm

The story around the village is that the old man up the hill raved a bit at the deputies who visited this morning.  Shouted he was paying sky-high taxes and isn't getting any police protection.

Deputy:  Sir, that isn't true.  We're spending all kinds of resources protecting you.

Old man:  Like hell.  How are you protecting me?

Deputy:  Have you noticed the sky up here's been full of aircraft the last few days?  Helicopters and airplanes overhead almost all the time?

Old man:  I've noticed it.  How's that any protection for me?

Deputy:  We're protecting you from marijuana growers.  It's harvest time.  We're busting them right and left!  Read the papers.

Old man:  Looks as though it didn't scare the prowler.  Do they fly at night?

Deputy:  Sometimes they fly at night, but they're not looking for prowlers.  We can't protect you from him.  But if he kills you we might be able to avenge you.

 

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Comments

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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 16, 2006, 8:07 pm
I don't like knocking the police, but here in Lee County I often wonder if petty crimes bore them. My home was burglarized a few years ago and I realized I've been watching too many CSI shows. Fingerprints were everywhere (I have black lacquer & I hate to dust) but they just took down my name and made a few notes. In 1997 a man I worked with came to my home and decided not to leave. I was so embarrassed to call the cops, since I've always lived a quiet life, but this man actually brought his clothes and decided to stay! (He was nuts.) They listed it as a domestic dispute since he insisted he was living with me. He wasn't. They weren't interested in looking at my lease which showed me as the only tenant. I called my landlord, but they took me outside and explained that, since I wasn't injured, I'd have to wait until my life was actually threatened. Honestly, I was in total shock. Why wouldn't they listen to me? Long story, but I finally got smart. (don't want to post what I did) Fortunately he was arrested for another charge in Collier County. Turned out he had a record for drug dealing, assaulting an officer, petty theft, several DUIs and domestic violence (broke an ex-wife's arm, put another threw a screen door) Guess they forgot to look up this stuff. Might have violated his rights.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 16, 2006, 8:09 pm
I don't like knocking the police, but here in Lee County I often wonder if petty crimes bore them. My home was burglarized a few years ago and I realized I've been watching too many CSI shows. Fingerprints were everywhere (I have black lacquer & I hate to dust) but they just took down my name and made a few notes. In 1997 a man I worked with came to my home and decided not to leave. I was so embarrassed to call the cops, since I've always lived a quiet life, but this man actually brought his clothes and decided to stay! (He was nuts.) They listed it as a domestic dispute since he insisted he was living with me. He wasn't. They weren't interested in looking at my lease which showed me as the only tenant. I called my landlord, but they took me outside and explained that, since I wasn't injured, I'd have to wait until my life was actually threatened. Honestly, I was in total shock. Why wouldn't they listen to me? Long story, but I finally got smart. (don't want to post what I did) Fortunately he was arrested for another charge in Collier County. Turned out he had a record for drug dealing, assaulting an officer, petty theft, several DUIs and domestic violence (broke an ex-wife's arm, put another through a screen door) Guess they forgot to look up this stuff. Might have violated his rights.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 16, 2006, 8:11 pm
Oops - sorry, Jack. I was trying to correct a typo and I guess I posted twice. No way to fix a comment I guess. I used "threw" and meant "through" Don't think it really matters. Well, at least now you've got 3 comments! LOL
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Comment by Rip Snorter - September 16, 2006, 8:29 pm
Justx:
It was worth reading twice.
Thanks for the three comments.
Jack

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