Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Yet Another

The current mayor (small M on purpose) of New York City LOVES, LOVES, and might I say LOVES to waste other people's time and money. Since time is money, and money is time...I think it's safe to say he wastes both.
The New York Post just wrote an article about the latest example of serious waste: the brand-new, three day, 35-million-dollar debacle that they're calling "smart policing."
I truly don't think this mayor has even half a clue about smart policing. 
Of all the ridiculous things this retraining is meant to offer, this one galls me the most:
Cops should “take a deep breath’’ — and close their eyes — when dealing with angry people, according to the NYPD’s new "retraining" program.

Now, that's SMART POLICING. What could be smarter than CLOSING YOUR EYES when dealing with an angry person in the middle of an arrest? Does this make sense to anyone, anywhere?! I think it's safe to say that you don't have to be a cop's wife/mother/girlfriend, etc. to know just how incredibly stupid this sounds.
Perhaps we could all go on a Yoga Retreat together, sometime mid-arrest, but before you receive your ergonomically correct slippers from Riker's Island.
What do you think? Think that's a 35-million dollar idea?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When I see you...

When I see you on the street, and we make eye contact, know that I see in you my husband...freezing outside on a CRV post...getting asked all kinds of questions from tourists in Times Square...wary, perhaps...hungry...feeling as if you're not seen at all.
When I see you dotting the landscape of Grand Central Terminal, know that I am happy to see you there...in the subways...at Penn Station...know that if I see you and smile, it might be the only encouragement I have to offer at that moment, but I see you.
Even if the Brass has not a clue, your family does...and we appreciate you in a way the public never can.
Even if we only say it with a quick smile...know that your presence is appreciated.
Especially when it's twelve degrees outside.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Solicitations and Such

I am more than Pro-Cop and Pro-Police, I am PRO-Police (Cop, Cop's wives, girlfriends, significant others...Cop's Moms, Thin Blue Line...etc.) Community.
You get the picture.
And I think I have been more than fair about posting anything and everything that people have asked me to share. As long as it edifies Cops, I'm in.
However---and this is a really clear warning here---do not mistake my kindness for stupidity. To the CLOWN who thought that it would be a good idea to post something in the comments about a charity that goes directly to the victim's families of the recent police shooting in NYC, I say:
As far as I know, there is only one charity that has taken up the cause and done the right thing: The Tunnel to Towers Foundation. If you would like to read more about that, just click the link here:
Either way, Blue Family, do not be swayed. If it doesn't seem legit, it's probably not. The fact that anyone would ever try and take advantage of this tragedy makes me sick.
That person should be ashamed. Either way, they have been removed.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ongoing Issues

There has been so much going on lately that I really don't know where to begin.
I got in late last night and just as I was about to tune into the 11 o'clock News, my husband barreled down the stairs and asked me to please put the news on.
"It's 10:58. It'll be on in two minutes." I didn't look at him at first, figuring he just wanted to tune into the latest DB news conference.
As he stood there with his arms crossed, fidgeting, he said: "Two more cops have been shot."
"Bronx Cops."
As you know, my husband was a Bronx cop for his entire career before landing a job in his unit. He knows a lot of Bronx cops.
At first, the News was reporting it as "Breaking News," with little to no information, and we stayed tuned anyway, in the meantime watching the DB News Conference, where The Police Commissioner decided to tow the line and make a statement about how he felt the Officers that turned their backs at the second funeral were out of line.
I would like to think that Commissioner Bratton, felt...deep down, where we'll never know the truth...a secret sense of pride that his troops stood in honor of their fallen brother.
After all, he's a Cop's Cop...isn't he?
I would also like to comment on this once again: don't believe the hype. No matter what the Media, the Commissioner, or especially that DB Mayor has to say...the Officer's silent, respectful protest had NOTHING to do with politics.
Unlike the bloviating Mayor, the Police had one platform: those funerals. They don't get to be in front of a microphone every single day. And believe me when I say that it was an emotional reaction, as this new accusation of being union-motivated is beyond ridiculous.
Beyond the sheer ridiculousness of DB's wife wearing a pair of JEANS to a Police Officer's funeral.
Really, Ms. Classless?
Was that the best you could possibly do?
Because in all my years of going to wakes and funerals---some formal, some not---I have never opted for denim.
And now I think I've covered it all.
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