What We Say, What Others Say
From the comments, someone put into words what we end up explaining way too often to tiny brains:
- I don't always agree with SCC, and I am not an apologist for SCC. But I think SCC does provide us a place to talk...to let off steam...to joke...to keep each other apprised of current events (like Mike Mette). SCC doesn't force us to come here; we come here of our own accord.
I don't think SCC has ever claimed to speak for all CPD members (and I've read and re-read SCC posts from the last couple of years). From what I have read, SCC speaks for SCC, and SCC only. The main posts are SCC's. The comments contained therein aren't SCC's (unless marked by SCC's logo); they're the comments of those who choose to comment on SCC's posts.
I think people (police and not) fail to distinguish between what is SCC's (the posts on the dark blue background) and what is not SCC's (comments section for each post), thereby attributing attitudes or comments to SCC which SCC never had or stated.
Critical thinking should enter here.
Anonymity has its merits and its faults. We have no idea whether posters here are the police or not. Those who talk about lying, cheating, stealing, dogging, hating, etc. may be police or may be trolls. Who knows?
Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.
We've been taking flak in some recent e-mails and a couple of comments from people who don't seem to realize that we do minimal comment moderation and there is no way for us to tell who is the police, who is a civilian and who is a troll. And believe us, we have a bunch of trolls who type silly crap just to get a response. So please, stop writing to us about it. Stuff we write is on the front page or labeled as SCC in the comment section.