Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mette Speaks

  • "I've never been attacked before and not been afforded the right to defend myself," Mette said.

    Two days ago, Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass called it, "An Iowa criminal case that smells of a thousand hogs."

    "I know I've got to do the time," Mette said. "My biggest consoling factor is that even if I do end up going to prison, I still know that I didn't do anything wrong that night."
Go read the whole thing. Then scroll down and read the past few days of our postings for where to write to in order to express your outrage and some steps you can take.

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68 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are we protesting! Keep going! This is starting to get attention like it deserves! The Governors house or 35th street? Let's go.

7/17/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iowa's largest newspaper, the DesMoines Register in the state capitol has also picked up the story with reader comments in favor of Mette.

Go to: www.DesMoinesRegister.com for "Assault case against officer draws fire"

For more entries, GOOGLE "Michael Mette" and Dubuque. If the comments in the DesMoines Register and Dubuque's Telegraph Herald are representative, most Iowans are sympathetic to Officer Mette.

7/18/2007 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aside from the Dubuque judge and prosecutor, I hold Daley, Cline and the brass rats in extreme contempt.

By their silence, the shameless, spineless dirtbags are hanging this innocent kid out to dry.

F*ck the lot of the worthless cowards.

7/18/2007 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just sent $50 to his defense fund

7/18/2007 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.foxnews.com/oreilly/

I have been forwarding this whole Mette's mess. Perhaps are brothers could do the same.

7/18/2007 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,
Please stop posting all the idiots that want to fuck with the Iowa Coppers and Citizens. They are who we need to get thhis wrong righted. Do you really think that the Mayor,Chief Judge, Governor, or any other Pols in Iowa give a rats ass what a bunch of "Thug Chicago Police" think. Yes, I am CPD, but that is apparently how we are viewed everywhere after the frigging Abate fiasco.
They care only if their constituants care. There will be very little if any coverage on the news or print media in Iowa with only us or Bill O'Reilly complaining about it. We need the people of Iowa and the Law Enforcement and elected officials to get behind this cause, because this is an assinine ruling that threatens thewelfare of all of their citizens, not just Mette. They could probably care less, unless it endangers their freedom. How about getting the law declared unconstitutional (maybe 4th Amendment violation -right to be secure in your person getting arrested for protecting oneself seems like an unreasonable seizure, or for vagueness must attempt to flee, etc...) As long as Mette is out on bond during the entire appeal process (no jail time) that would be a start and the case would eventually get thrown out. The only defense he seems to have a shot at right now is inefective counsel. Whatevr the plan, we need the poeple and the police from Iowa to take a stand. Without them, we're peeing up a rope....

7/18/2007 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did a little investigative digging and found some of the Gothard family clout. Back in 2004, Daddy donated to the campaign of Larry "Buck" Koos who is now a Jackson County Iowa Supervisor.
http://iecdb.iowa.gov/reports/county/JACKSON/County_Candidate/Koos_Larry/2004-10-19.pdf

Bellvue, where the Gothards reside, is in Jackson County. Among the many "services" County supervisors provide; Approving budgets, administering oaths, and filling elected official vacancies.Maybe approving contracts to trucking companies? Now if we can just find the connection between "Buck" and Judge Ackley, I'll bet we'll better understand her ruling. Jackson County borders Dubuque to the South.

7/18/2007 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is getting some news coverage in Dubuque. Check out the Telegraph Herald...http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=166075. Also, spoke with a in Dubuque and she said that this is a hot topic.

7/18/2007 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic but how come the durkin park incident has not blown up in the media......If it was a black kid laying half dead in the hospital it would be all over the news. Tonight big town hall meeting at St Bede's should be fun............

7/18/2007 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send $50.00 to the defense fund, and please keep in mind that beyond your regular partner out there(I've been fortunate to have a stand up partner for 14 years) everyone else, especially the supe and the rest of the brASS(holes) down at 35th St. and most likely your D/C, unless you have pictures of them with a she-male, will let you twist in the wind before they open their mouths in support of you. When they accept the white shirt, there is a small box in the superintendant's office with a sign that reads "REMOVE AND INSERT BALLS HERE". Although there are exceptions to this rule, they are few and far between.

7/18/2007 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What in the world do Daley and Cline have to do with any of this? The problem is in Iowa, not Chicago. The deranged hatred expressed by 12:57 is pathetic. You boy, should seek a good phychiatrist.

7/18/2007 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Mette Defense Fund
c/o Northwest Community Credit Union
7400 North waukegan Rd
Niles, Il 60714

$5 or $10 would be greatly appreciated, whatever you can afford. This case so far has cost the Mette's a lot of money, head aches and heart aches.

7/18/2007 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 02:13 am,it's not the Iowa citizens or police at fault here, it's the judge and the prosecuter.Just like when we had a problem with Wisconsin(did that ever end)and I for one officer won't be doing anything to target Iowans.The best thing we can do is support Mike Mette and stop the nonsence.I must say that I am ashamed of our own department on this, they (the brass) threw him under the bus without just cause but I should have expected as much.This could be any one of us non-connected officers.

7/18/2007 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep writing FREE METTE or FREE MIKE on any chalkboards in the station you can (without drawing attention to yourself), along with this website. We are stronger in greater numbers.

7/18/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't been a liberal since my college days years ago. 25years on this job has been a good wake up call. I am doing everything I can to help right this terrible wrong. I am writing letters and sending e mails to people here and in Iowa. Also, I am even praying that Officer Mette is eventually acquitted of this crime, and gets this job back if that is what he wants. (Yes I believe in a Supreme Being, but that is a topic for another time.) Maybe this will be a good wake up call for many of us, who think that we as police officers, proscuters and other representatives of the criminal justice system can do no wrong. This is a perfect example of how innocent people can and do get hooked up.

7/18/2007 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02:13Hrs has got it right. The good people of Iowa are not the problem it is the political system of corrupt judges and states attorneys who are beholding to politicians and big money people who own them. Sounds familiar doesn't it?
To call for a holy war on all things Iowa is very juvenile. Pick and choose battles than give all.

7/18/2007 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the kid who instigated this whole thing charged with? Will he serve 5 years for battery? Sure, Mike failed to run after being struck three times but this kid failed to keep his hands to himself. Is he facing jail time?

What a joke!!! This judge needs to be flogged publicly and of course, she'll be given the opportunity to run/flee/escape/avoid/turn-tial/beat feet/disengage as we chase her ass down main street, whipping the tar-snot out of her.

7/18/2007 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've told my kids as they were growing up that everybody has the right to defend themselves.

I've should have told them that everybody has the right to defend themselves, except if your in Iowa.

mkl

7/18/2007 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to go to the illinois governer... he is the one that can persuade the iowa gov. to take some type of action. blago would be a key player to get behind this movement considering the past couple of months with him this would be very good press for him. just emailed national news, fox and msnbc... we need to keep the pressure on people

7/18/2007 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep up the good work scc with the Mette story. since our dept and mayor abandoned him, continue being the voice of the people (police). what an injustice!!

7/18/2007 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be off topic, but why is the defense fund set up at a neighborhood credit union? Why isn't our own credit union doing something? Is it because the credit union does not make a move without checking with the FOP? Just wondering....

7/18/2007 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is public knowledge and available on specific search engines on the Internet:

Truck Country of Iowa Inc
Hgwys 61 & 151s
Dubuque, Iowa.,52001
www.truckcountry.com
563 556 3773

7/18/2007 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

forward every finding to O'reilly.

7/18/2007 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read this link from Iowa:
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007707170383

This is insane! If the story is what it is, Mette left the party and was assaulted at least two times by this jack ass before he hit him one good time. Where are the charges against this idiot for consumption of alcohol by a minor, some charges for serving to minors, and of course the assault of Mette? He should have been locked up not Mette. Mette hit him good, but Gothard was the aggressor and broke the law, not Mette. Also if he knew Mette was a copper that should be a felony for him.
What were those Iowa coppers thinking Locking up a fellow brother who was in the right? Looks like WI no longer has the A-Hole cops!
How many times how you got stuck covering your ass and locking some fool up for pushing someone who wants to sign complaints? Its a BS arrest but sometimes you have to do it. Gothard whould have been locked up.
And how can he be suspended for this BS? Before this case went to court we should have been out there helping our brother out.
I am a young copper and if this is the BS backup I am going to have to deal with I hope I start meeting some very important people who can get me out of trouble because thats the only way out these days. Gone are the days when justice prevails, apparently.

7/18/2007 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other than donating money and firing off letters to various people....what else can I do in support of Officer Mette?

7/18/2007 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just sent a letter to the Glenn Beck radio & tv program.

www.glennbeck.com

or

email him directly at

me@glennbeck.com

My prayers are with you Michael!

7/18/2007 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$50 from me too.

7/18/2007 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is with the cops who placed Mette in custody...?
are they friends or family of the alledged victim...
what a joKe..
it makes me sick.

7/18/2007 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is marry Mitchelle going to write a column about the incident at DURKIN PARK.

GREAT JOB BY THE 008th DISTRICT RANGERS.

7/18/2007 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

District Court Judge, Monica Ackley: District 1A

District Court Judge Monica Ackley, Dubuque, was appointed to serve Dubuque County in 1997 as a magistrate and to the district court bench in 2003. She attended the University of San Diego, where she earned her bachelor's degree in 1986 and her law degree in 1990. She worked as a law clerk and research assistant before going into private practice. Ackley is a member of the Dubuque County, Iowa State, and California Bar Associations. She is married and has two sons.

-----------------------------------

ughhh.... California. no more need be said about this bitch.

7/18/2007 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys are not going to 016 to retire! New guys are trying to protect the home land!! So, if you’re a worker come bid in and make a difference in your own neighborhood. Why would you protect the beast and not your own property and families!! lets make a stand!!! guys with 8 to 9 years are making the bid. Lets protect are own!!

7/18/2007 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger RAG said...

Followup story from Dubuque:

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=166173

7/18/2007 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clout daddy......
Curt Gothard
30771 Country Lane
Bellevue IA 52031

7/18/2007 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another case of a Liberal Female Judge who should be home baking cookies with her " Girly Maan " husband.

She thinks no man has the right to defend himself. He should turn tail and run away like she and her husband would do.

7/18/2007 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mailed in my check for $250.00 yesterday. Could this be the outrage that finally unites us, my blue brothers and sisters?

7/18/2007 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN ARE WE LEAVING FOR IOWA?!!

7/18/2007 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

On Monday night, 7/16; 6:14 PM, on the "SCC Exclusive!" thread, I posted a temporary eMail address for anyone (police, Iowans, et al.) that wishes to privately contact the Mette family and/or the MIKE METTE DEFENSE FUND Committee with confidential information.

Certainly, any sensitive information should NOT be posted on SCC or any other blog site.

Effective with the time of this posting and with confidentiality assured, the NEW contact eMail address is:

ten1mm@aol.com

In addition, you can click on the Mike Mette Defense Fund (MMDF) Web site at:

www.MikeMetteDefenseFund.com

MIKE METTE DEFENSE FUND
Northwest Community Credit Union
7400 N. Waukegan Road
Niles, IL 60714

Thank you!

MMDF:jn

7/18/2007 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Glass Jaw ...... said...

Sent to M.D. Kittle at the Telegraph Herald

Thank you for your article on the prosecutor. It appeared to me you were fairer in this last article. I do have some questions about this prosecutor's ethics. There is not a complaint issued, a judge's decision or witness statement that indicates Officer Mette did anything except deliver one punch.


Assistant County Attorney Timothy Gallagher said Gothard's injuries were life threatening. He said Gothard was bleeding from the face and the head and had numerous other bruises that were more consistent with being knocked down and kicked.

"He was a police officer who ostensibly is trained how to handle drunken individuals, how to subdue a drunk without beating him senseless," Gallagher said.

Gallagher seems to be adding requirements that don't appear in the Iowa law!

This is a direct quote from another Iowa newspaper that was rather sympathetic to our cause. I just thought you might want to think about that.

This is very irresponsible of him and rather "Mike Nifongish".

I am a little curious if you have actually read the Judge's decision. If you do, it would be interesting to poll your readers and police officers and pose the question "What would you have done?"

7/18/2007 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could this be the outrage that finally unites us, my blue brothers and sisters?
7/18/2007 04:53:00 PM

YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!! There has NEVER been a more obvious "us vs. them" situation in my 20+ yrs!!
Stop bashing each other & START LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER!

7/18/2007 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if anyone else noticed it, but there are a couple of comments attached to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald story by a poster called HFLEDE, who claims to have been there and seen the whole thing. He seems to support Mette. Might be someone to try to find.

7/18/2007 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse my interruption.

I would like to give a big
Thank You, to the Niles P.D.
1630 days, and his crew. Plus,
the C.P.D. SWAT team, for their
assistance with the funeral
of officer Rawa.

Also, all of SOS for the big
show of support.

Finally, Dep. Sup. Risley and
Dep. Chief of Spcl. Functions.


-K9 dude

7/18/2007 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that the so called prosecutor Gallagher continues, in his newpaper interview, to prosecute Mike Mette. Sounds like sour grapes from someone who has been exposed for the farce he is in a kangaroo court. I've mailed the article link to the Iowa Attorney General's office, which btw, has been kind enough to reply to my queries.

7/18/2007 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been a long time coming but I think that this Mike Mette case is going to make all of us stronger and stick closer together. Please make a donation to the Mette defnse fund. Help him and his family out and always, always let's have each others backs.

7/18/2007 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From an FBI Agent and former copper, my check is in the mail. This sounds like something the G would do to screw their own! For some of us, the blue line never dies. Hang tough Officer Mette, you've got tons of support!

7/18/2007 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dad's name is Curt Gothard. He works for Truck Country. Here is the website.

http://www.truckcountry.com/

Let the company know that they will lose business with Curt Gothard on their payroll.

7/18/2007 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a question for a lawyer out there: Let's say that Mike Mette gets a full pardon from the Iowa Governor. Does that automatically preclude the drunk young man from filing a civil suit (ie Mike received a pardon, so does that end all legal action?). I'm not good with civil law at all. Even if he finally beats this on the criminal side, with the drunk guy's juice, we may have to keep up the fundraising for a while for civil suits......I know, first things first, let's keep it up, and keep him out of jail.

7/18/2007 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dad's name is Curt Gothard. He works for Truck Country. Here is the website.

http://www.truckcountry.com/

Let the company know that they will lose business with Curt Gothard on their payroll.

7/18/2007 08:52:00 PM

there is a "contact us" section on their site....so....contact them!

7/18/2007 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thanks 008th District Rangers?"
I heard it was a 006th District car that came over to 008 and started the ball rolling in straightening out that big bruhaha
in the park. Shame on the 0008th Dist. coppers for not on-viewing that crap themselves; another unit from another DISTRICT had to come over there and save you dogs from yourselves....what a District. No way would I want to work OR live over that way. NO WAY!!!

7/18/2007 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JACOB GOTHARD Born Jun 1984 More Information on JACOB GOTHARD
30771 COUNTRY LN Map It Recorded: Unknown JACOB GOTHARD business listings Check Yellow Pages
BELLEVUE, IA 52031 (563) 872-5910

7/18/2007 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pardons only apply to criminal wrongdoing. While a pardon can "erase" a crime committed by the one receiving the pardon, it cannot erase the "injury" suffered by the plaintiff in a civil suit. As such, he would still be civily liable despite having been pardoned.

7/18/2007 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOOKS LIKE IOWA IS CHICAGO'S FIRST COUSIN JUICE BABIES GET AWAY WITH EVERYTHING EVEN ATTACKING A P.O

7/19/2007 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Thanks 008th District Rangers?"
I heard it was a 006th District car that came over to 008 and started the ball rolling in straightening out that big bruhaha
in the park. Shame on the 0008th Dist. coppers for not on-viewing that crap themselves; another unit from another DISTRICT had to come over there and save you dogs from yourselves....what a District. No way would I want to work OR live over that way. NO WAY!!!

7/18/2007 11:06:00 PM

---------------------------------
dont blame 008. we are constantly dispatched to the shithead site of 008. there arent any rapids up and we have cars babysitting burkes house and the croe. blame the D/C and chas wms for no manpower

7/19/2007 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks 008th District Rangers?"
I heard it was a 006th District car that came over to 008 and started the ball rolling in straightening out that big bruhaha
in the park. Shame on the 0008th Dist. coppers for not on-viewing that crap themselves; another unit from another DISTRICT had to come over there and save you dogs from yourselves....what a District. No way would I want to work OR live over that way. NO WAY!!!

7/18/2007 11:06:00 PM

It was a car from TRU that got it rolling....

7/19/2007 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Prosecutor: Mette guilty said...

Check this morning's Telegraph Herald in Dubuque.

"Prosecutor: Cop guilty"

I suggest you temporarily bookmark/make a "favorite" this site:

www.THonline.com

Scroll down for comments from REGISTERED TH readers.

I know this has caused "a fire in the belly" but--the Internet is forever. Rational discourse is fine.

However,choose SILENCE before going off half-cocked in rage.

Your checkbook speaks!

7/19/2007 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Thanks 008th District Rangers?"
I heard it was a 006th District car that came over to 008 and started the ball rolling in straightening out that big bruhaha
in the park. Shame on the 0008th Dist. coppers for not on-viewing that crap themselves; another unit from another DISTRICT had to come over there and save you dogs from yourselves....what a District. No way would I want to work OR live over that way. NO WAY!!!

7/18/2007 11:06:00 PM

It was a car from TRU that got it rolling....

7/19/2007 04:41:00 AM

THANKS TO TRU HOW ABOUT PUTTING SOME TRU OFFICERS ON 811'S BEAT ALSO TIO GO AFTER GANG PUNKS BEFORE THEY DESTROY OUR AREA AS MANY OTHERS THAT WERE DESTROYED DUE TO LACK OF POLICE SERVICE? ANY 008 TACT HOW ABOUT LIKE OLD TIMES ASSIGNING 2 TACT CARS TO STAY ON WEST END? WORK THE OLD SHIFT 8P.M TO 4 A.M.!!

7/19/2007 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger Mike's 10-1 said...

MIKE METTE DEFENSE FUND
Northwest Community Credit Union
7400 N. Waukegan Road
Niles, IL 60714

Web site: www.MikeMetteDefenseFund.com

With confidentiality assured, the MMDF welcomes your Email at:

ten1mm@aol.com

MMDF: jn

7/19/2007 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man i thought floridia was an ass backwards state..i guess iowa takes the cake..im suprised that everyone isnt calling for this judge to be the new head of ops

7/19/2007 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just drove over to the credit union in Niles to make a $150 donation....

7/19/2007 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes Me the Lousy Cop"


Well Mr. Citizen, I guess you have me figured out. I seem to fit neatly into the category you place me in. I'm stereotyped, characterized, standardized, classified, grouped, and always typical. I'm the "lousy cop." Unfortunately, the reverse isn't true. I can never figure you out.

From birth you teach your children that I am the bogeyman, and then you're shocked when they identify me with my traditional enemy, the criminal. You accuse me of coddling juveniles, until I catch your kid doing something. You may take an hour for lunch, and have several coffee breaks each day, but point me out as a loafer if you see me having just one cup.

You pride yourself on your polished manners, but think nothing of interrupting my meals at noon with your troubles. You raise hell about the guy who cuts you off in traffic, but let me catch you doing the same thing and I'm picking on you. You know all the traffic laws, but never got a single ticket you deserved. You shout "foul" if you observe me driving fast enroute to an emergency call, but literally raise hell if I take more than ten seconds responding to your call!!!

You call it "part of the job" if someone strikes me, but it's "police brutality" if I strike back. You wouldn't think of telling your dentist how to pull a badly decayed tooth, or your doctor how to take out your appendix, but you are always willing to give me a few pointers on law enforcement. You talk to me in a manner and use language that would assure a bloody nose from anyone else, but you expect me to stand and take it without batting an eye.

You cry, "Something has to be done about all the crime!" but you can't be bothered with getting involved.

You've got no use for me at all, but, of course, it's OK if I change a tire for your wife, or deliver your baby in the back seat of my patrol car on the way to the hospital, or save your son's life with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, or work many hours over-time to find your lost daughter.

So Mr. Citizen, you stand there on your soapbox and rant and rave about the way I do my job, calling me every name in the book, but never stop a minute to think that your property, your family, or maybe your life might depend on one thing, ME, or one if my buddies.

"YES ME THE LOUSY COP"

By

Author Unknown

7/19/2007 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The phrase RANGER is an ole 07th district motto. 08th needs to come up with their own.

7/19/2007 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The phrase RANGER is an ole 07th district motto. 08th needs to come up with their own.




If the posts about the 008th District lack of patrol are accurate..I'd say they should call themselves the 008th District STRANGERS

7/19/2007 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey!
And wasting no time this Shithole Department & Its Brass have cut the guy loose.(Surprising Isnt It?)In the meantime, Im sure Mike is or will be looking for SOME GOOD JOB opportunities. Im sure there are some people out here with a reference or two for the guy.
Why not pass it on at the WWW.MikeMetteDefenseFund.com

7/19/2007 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Me the Lousy Cop"


Well Mr. Citizen, I guess you have me figured out. I seem to fit neatly into the category you place me in. I'm stereotyped, characterized, standardized, classified, grouped, and always typical. I'm the "lousy cop." Unfortunately, the reverse isn't true. I can never figure you out.

From birth you teach your children that I am the bogeyman, and then you're shocked when they identify me with my traditional enemy, the criminal. You accuse me of coddling juveniles, until I catch your kid doing something. You may take an hour for lunch, and have several coffee breaks each day, but point me out as a loafer if you see me having just one cup.

You pride yourself on your polished manners, but think nothing of interrupting my meals at noon with your troubles. You raise hell about the guy who cuts you off in traffic, but let me catch you doing the same thing and I'm picking on you. You know all the traffic laws, but never got a single ticket you deserved. You shout "foul" if you observe me driving fast enroute to an emergency call, but literally raise hell if I take more than ten seconds responding to your call!!!

You call it "part of the job" if someone strikes me, but it's "police brutality" if I strike back. You wouldn't think of telling your dentist how to pull a badly decayed tooth, or your doctor how to take out your appendix, but you are always willing to give me a few pointers on law enforcement. You talk to me in a manner and use language that would assure a bloody nose from anyone else, but you expect me to stand and take it without batting an eye.

You cry, "Something has to be done about all the crime!" but you can't be bothered with getting involved.

You've got no use for me at all, but, of course, it's OK if I change a tire for your wife, or deliver your baby in the back seat of my patrol car on the way to the hospital, or save your son's life with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, or work many hours over-time to find your lost daughter.

So Mr. Citizen, you stand there on your soapbox and rant and rave about the way I do my job, calling me every name in the book, but never stop a minute to think that your property, your family, or maybe your life might depend on one thing, ME, or one if my buddies.

"YES ME THE LOUSY COP"

By
...........................................................................................................................I LOVE YOU but the whole moouth to mouth nawww sorry he gone
Author Unknown

7/20/2007 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks 008th District Rangers?"
I heard it was a 006th District car that came over to 008 and started the ball rolling in straightening out that big bruhaha
in the park. Shame on the 0008th Dist. coppers for not on-viewing that crap themselves; another unit from another DISTRICT had to come over there and save you dogs from yourselves....what a District. No way would I want to work OR live over that way. NO WAY!!! ..............................................................................You are so much better than us, You 2 year wounder, You must be proud. Guess you will be Supperintendant some day, I bow my little incompitent 008th District head to your almighty ways. I wish you could come save us in 008th Dist but I guess we arnt worthy....:(. Now go look in the mirror and apply more hair gel as Deemed necessary

7/20/2007 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey!
And wasting no time this Shithole Department & Its Brass have cut the guy loose.(Surprising Isnt It?)In the meantime, Im sure Mike is or will be looking for SOME GOOD JOB opportunities. Im sure there are some people out here with a reference or two for the guy.

THey had to, he was convicted of a felony, instead of spewing shit on here, learn theacts, read the municipal code and our G.O's and you might know something. He will defintiely win on appeal, as he should, and then he will get back on with back pay etc.

7/20/2007 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iowa state law section 704.3 states " A person is justified in the use of reasonable force when the person reasonably believes that such force is necesary to defend oneself or another from any immeinent use of unlawful force". After walking away with the goof following, who then strikes Mike, Mike is clearly right. Don't they know their own law out there ?
www.legis.state.ia.us

7/21/2007 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous help mike mette said...

John Kass wrote another column about Michael Mette in tomorrow;s Sunday Trib.

7/21/2007 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey!
And wasting no time this Shithole Department & Its Brass have cut the guy loose.(Surprising Isnt It?)In the meantime, Im sure Mike is or will be looking for SOME GOOD JOB opportunities. Im sure there are some people out here with a reference or two for the guy.

THey had to, he was convicted of a felony, instead of spewing shit on here, learn theacts, read the municipal code and our G.O's and you might know something. He will defintiely win on appeal, as he should, and then he will get back on with back pay etc.

7/20/2007 09:57:00 PM

Dear 09:57 aka AssFuck,
In regards to your quoting of the G.O.s & municipal code. You sir, are a complete stroke! Who comes on the site and starts quoting G.O's when people are drumming support for a jammed up copper? Only so much as a company man/bitch/you with his face so far up a whiteshirts ass, you could taste his breakfast.
Im quite well aware of the facts, sir. Are you? Did your crystal ball tell you all about "back pay" and his "win" on appeal? Thats just what Im sure hes really fucking concerned about. God forbid that maybe he has an imminent threat of going to prison, while his appeal gets underway?
My reference to cutting him loose was based more on a loose interpretation of having no testicular fortitude to say "anything" at all on his behalf. If we as coppers & friends didn't get on this bandwagon of disgrace & draw national attention to it. Your beloved department & FOP would be perfectly content to stand by the wayside, and let him twist in the wind.
Now, unless you can get us the lotto numbers with your crystal ball, take it. Shove it up your ass with your general orders, & municipal code, and crawl back under the bridge you came from trollboy. AND keep working on those CHEVRONS if you dont have them already!! We are all sure you are or will be a great boss. Tool...

7/22/2007 12:05:00 PM  

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