Police department in turmoil after most of the department quits

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/05/2017 - 21:14

SLAUGHTER, Louisiana (PNN) - June 29, 2017 - The Police Department in the Town of Slaughter in Louisiana is in turmoil after the Chief and the majority of his department called it quits. All of this follows stories by the Investigative Unit that showed Slaughter Mayor Robert Jackson had a quota system where he wanted terrorist pig thug cops to write 40 tickets per month. Officers said they would not enforce it.

Chief Walter Smith said that once most of the law enforcement officers walked out, he decided it was right for him to leave as well. With a mass exodus of almost everyone in his department, he said it was hard to do his job. “Everyone I had working here when you talked no longer is,” Smith said. But there are no tickets being written, as eight police cruisers remain parked. There’s also no incoming extortion revenue for the overzealous mayor who tried to enforce a quota on cops who find that wrong.

Writing tickets as a means of taxing the populace rather than promoting public safety is something both sides politically agree on. Traffic crimes, for the most part, are victimless crimes anyway and aren’t worth the paper they are written on other than to be a vehicle of revenue for cities via extortion.

Smith said almost everyone left following this conversation that was recorded by the Assistant Slaughter Police Chief.

“You need some extra money, go pick up three or four people,” Mayor Jackson was recorded saying. “You can write your own check. We get paid and you get paid. You can’t say it ain’t fair.”

“The law precludes him from doing that,” Chief Smith said. “But, he was not up enough on the law to know that.” Smith said in addition to telling his men to break the law, the micro-management was so bad it was hard for him to do his job.

Now that the majority of the Slaughter Police Department has left, the chief says the mayor and City Council will likely appoint an interim replacement as chief until an election can be held to name a permanent replacement, but most people want the mayor to resign instead.

This business of using law enforcement to prey upon the populace in order to raise money for the ruling class is a lot more widespread than it ought to be. It’s a practice that goes all the way back to medieval times; there is an unquestionable feudal odor to the idea of manipulating the law so as to squeeze the serfs out of their spare change.

Around town, people seemed scared and refused to go on camera or be interviewed out of fear of retaliation. But all of them said the turmoil points back to one person, the mayor, who has been “too busy” to speak with reporters about the situation.

When police officers do stand up and do the right thing, it’s important that they are told so. Quitting so they wouldn’t have to enforce the edicts of a chubby tyrannical mayor on a power trip is bold and a brave decision. Many thin blue line supporters willingly submit to traffic violations believing that they somehow did actually commit a crime. Therefore, facing the backlash from those who support the thin blue line is also possible.

These are the cops who we should be thanking. These are the real heroes in law enforcement.