Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 10:30 AM
To all board members and officers who may receive this e-mail. It is very evident that certain people have been meeting and calling board members in an ill attempt to skew the boards decision making ability. I find it unprofessional and below par that attempts to influence the boards future decisions in any matter still exists by way of phone calls and behind closed door meetings. These are exactly the kinds of past behaviors that this Association needs to be directed away from in the future. Secret deals and behind closed door promises are just a few things that have crippled this Associations credibility with our membership in the past.
I do not believe a true leader should call any board member, or have private meetings, in an attempt to influence their decision. I am asking that when board members attend the next monthly meeting, you do so with an open mind and listen to all the facts, ideas, and reasoning prior to making a decision. We have a tendency to believe the first 'story' presented to us. Please, for the benefit of the Association and the members you represent, come to the next meeting with an open mind and not one which has been manipulated by rumors and behind closed door conversations which you may or may not have been part of. There are times when good common sense must prevail in order to achieve the best results for everyone involved.
I have received four phone calls from board members that were upset in the manner in which a certain individual has attempt to persuade the boards ability by presenting 'one sided' stories.
Thanks for your time
Friday, March 28, 2008
On another subject, Lawrence has his panties up in a wad over our shirts. He's desperate to have us stop creating them, but cannot. Don't be jealous Larry, we'll send you one for free. Maybe it will make him happy and he'll quit being an asshole. Uh oh! I sense a nomination may be in order for April.
Let me put you at ease. "Dirk" was on the job when IBM numbers were 4 digits and crazy people were still called 603s. "Dirk" took care of his ward and left the MPD on good terms. In fact, there's a rumor that he's coming back to MPD. Maybe he is and maybe he isn't. Maybe "Dirk" is already there.
If Herenton goes and the new Mayor fires "Jackboots", the department might turn around in the right direction. No more catchy slogans, no more primping for the camera and no more BULLSHIT.
The department needs to get back into the business of fighting real crime and untie the hands of Uniformed Patrol. We all know that the line officer is on the front line. The ones who separate the citizens from the thugs. Stop all the BS discipline . Officers are being charged for bogus complaints and the 12th floor is too ignorant to realize that they are demoralizing hard working officers.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
#1. Greg Woods has nothing to do with the Enforcer 2.0. He doesn't even know how to use a computer. We are run by many and edited by some.
#2. This blog is NOT being shut down.
#3. Our humorous merchandise is NOT violating ANY trademark. Look for more in the future.
#4. We are not out to make money off this site. We only want to provide a central location for people to express their ideas. The merchandise is sold by the company and pays us pennies on the dollar in royalty fees for the use of our design. Further, the purpose of the merch is to show support for officers, this blog and it's promotion.
#5. Herenton said it best. "Shake dem haters off".
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Many people have written and asked for information on our T-shirts. We have inked the deal with a company to be able to provide these shirts to you via the internet. All transactions are secured and shipped within 24 hours. Get them while they're hot! Be the first at your station to sport the new designs.
We will be coming up with several T-shirts to show support and sales are not limited to officers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial fund.
When speaking to a witness, it was reported that JD Sewell fled out the back door of the MPA building like a dope boy in a crack house!
Monday, March 24, 2008
I'm sure you all have seen the A&E show the First 48. After seeing Caroline Mason's goofy ass on there, I refuse to watch any further. Mason doesn't know anything about being the real POLICE. She's too busy trying to make sure she looks good at doing her job than doing it. If I had her bulldog face sitting across from me in the interview room, I'd probably confess to a murder as well.
Click on the red arrow embedded in her picture for a good laugh. Also, a new poll is up in regards to this post.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
What does this have to do with the MPD Enforcer? Everything. We all know that when a Mayor leaves, all of the city's Directors start to quake in their boots (or jack boots). This means that we may have a chance to turn this department around and get back to the basics. Fighting crime and protecting our citizens.
This announcement has been long overdue. I worked directly for Willie for a short time and he doesn't give a shit about Memphis. He only cares about lining his pockets. Things are looking up!
This was just posted anonymously and hasn't been confirmed.
Subj: Please Post and Forward
In November of 2007, I made a choice to run for President of the MPA with intentions of doing great things for the Association. I have accomplished exactly what I set out to do. I have fulfilled my campaign promises. I am now, and will forever be grateful to all of those who supported me in that endeavor. Today I still have those aspirations of doing great things with the Association. The past few months have been very trying for this Association as well as my family. I refuse to take a demotion and give up ground already taken. I hope that any officer would never give up what they earned in order to give in. I feel comfortable that I have been doing the best that I possibly can under the circumstances. Better things will be accomplished in the future under the leadership of Sgt. Rab Edwards. I have decided to be the better man in this battle with the city, and leave on my terms, knowing I have accomplished what I set out to do. I must do what is best for this Association. I will be placing the President's seat on the ballot in the upcoming election to be held April 4th 2008. Once the election is completed and there is a confirmed winner for my seat, I will resign the next day. I know this is somewhat shocking, but I feel it is in the best interest of the Association.
This decision has absolutely nothing to do with the events that have unfolded over the past couple of weeks with regard to the Financial Oversight Committee. I still stand behind those findings, and that information has been turned over to the Federal authorities where it will be dealt with until its completion. I/we owe Rab Edwards and Rick Melton a great deal of gratitude for their efforts in correcting a serious problem within our Association. I support both of these men and think that they are great assets to our membership. Let’s keep the momentum going and take this Association and its membership to a higher level than it has ever been in the past. Be strong, be involved, and support those people who have your best interest at heart. For you naysayers, where is your courage to step up to do what we have accomplished? Our actions will always speak louder than our words.
The only constant in our universe is change.
Gene E. Hulley
Memphis Police Association
March 19, 2008 8:09 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
How many times have you heard those words spew from the mouth of a supervisor? We all have heard it at least once a month. The above phrase generally equals "you need to write more tickets". We all know that a lieutenant cannot (and will not) give you an exact number of how many tickets you should each a month. They get their baseline of ticket numbers from the highest amount of tickets being written by an officer. As we know, this is normally posted in the squad room with the daily statistics.
Here's the rub. If all of the officers on any given shift average 10-15 tickets a month, then the shift average would be around 12. When a rookie or ass kisser writes 100 tickets in a month, that makes the other officers appear to be performing below standards. Never mind the fact that the other officers are doing REAL crime fighting. These officers will almost always have higher violent felony arrests than the officer writing 100 tickets.
There are positive benefits to "selective enforcement", but being a police officer is more than writing tickets. Rookies hurt themselves by doing nothing other that writing tickets. They find themselves clueless in the future when handling serious offenses.
Every station in the city has an excess of uniformed officers on Fridays, unless it's changeover. It has been the normal response of supervisors to assign officers to a "radar car" when the ward assignments have been fulfilled. Some stations will assign their resources to a plain clothes detail. A more aggressive approach should be taken at crime reduction as opposed to citation "exploitation". BLUE CRUSH is not the answer.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Lt. Hulley (or someone purporting to be) has been gracious enough to use this forum to address the membership and announce important information. For most of the readers, words are nothing more than a myriad of smoke and mirrors. What we need are solid facts about where our money is and exactly how much is missing. Even a tentative balance sheet is better than no balance sheet at all. If it cannot be posted here, please place it where members will have open access to the information. We know that any stop at the union hall is monitored and don't want to risk any further loss of pay.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
We had an avid reader leave a response in the last post that likened this blog to the work "watercooler". How appropriate. We at the Enforcer could not have come up with a better analogy.
It's true. We as police officers do not have a common ground in which we can stand and "socialize" about the topics of the day. We feel it's important that each officer have one place they can turn to in order to voice their opinions or thoughts about topics relevant to the job. The MPD Enforcer strives to provide such an outlet.
We are busy sifting through the stories of the weekend and appreciate the strong response that we have received. Remember, if you wish to break a story or have a topic of discussion, you can send us an anonymous e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions are reviewed by our panel of experts and the top issue will be discussed on this blog. Thanks again and remember, we are in this together.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Holy cow is right. Tommy Turner and his wife may have been living like fat cats as the rest of us fought for a crumb. According to ACTION NEWS 5, Tommy and Co. sat in their ivory towers while the rest of us starved. "Let them eat cake" is all that could be heard from the walls of the MPA building. Tommy "Antoinette" Turner and Billy "The Turtle" Robbins have apparently hatched a plan to rob us all of the funds that come from our dangerous daily tasks.
Of course, each accused will have their day in court and our job is not to convict through the media. Even police officers should be given the same rights as common criminals when it comes to a trial. At what point does a police officer become a common criminal and what makes them betray the badge? These questions have been asked for years, but no common result has been reached. The only answer is GREED. The dirty little word that has cast great men into obscurity. GREED has toppled countries, politicians and now Police officers.
Who will be responsible for this? The accused? The oversight committee? The close friends of these officers (who also indirectly shared in this benefit)? People for many years have been seeing the accused live a lavish life, all the while knowing what each is compensated. Larry Godwin has been a benefactor since assuming his duties as Director of the MPD. Lawrence has been seen in Nashville with Thomas Turner on many occasions. The two have been seen chatting it up with politicians in Nashville, while eating at Ruth's Chris on the MPA dime. Money appears to be no object when the money is not yours to spend.
It would appear that the fat lady has sung and the outgoing union leaders are the orchestra. You can no longer suckle on the tit of the union. The average officer has had to survive on "Ramen Noodles" due to your inability to properly defend them in a hearing. How poetic. They may serve noodles in prison.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
We are not supporters of Tommy Turner, a.k.a. the "Quaker Oats" guy. We are supporters of the truth and the truth will come out. Supposedly, there are many wild accusations about boob jobs, hookers and taking Larry Godwin out for fine dining. We choose not to fall into the hype, but report the story once it breaks.
Have faith fellow MPA members. We will get to the bottom of this and we will survive.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
After much requests, a poll was added to this blog (see screen right). Please only vote once and remember that each vote counts. If your favorite A-hole isn't elected this month, there is always next month. The Enforcer will keep going on as long as my brothers and sisters need an outlet to verbalize their frustration over the lunacy and BS that is the MPD. Nobody can shut us down and nobody will figure us out. We are protected and wish to have an open forum for all to vent their concerns. The citizens need to know where you stand and what we are going through. The next time you are on a traffic stop, don't be surprised if the ENFORCER is brought up. Just know that the citizens of Memphis are behind us and support the tough work we do each day. Together we are strong, divided we will fall.
Seriously? Are you kidding me? Janice running day-to-day operations? The only thing she's qualified to run is a chow "run" to Crumpy's. I mean let's get real. I'm typing this entry and cannot control my laughter enough to allow a decent thought strike the page. She sort of looks like Glen Williams with a wig on.
Now, I'm not bagging on her because she's a female in a male dominated profession. I'm ERA all the way. I just know her history and capabilities. Also, I know that there are other female supervisors that would have been a better pick. No. Not Gloria Crenshaw nor "gold glasses" that was (and may still be) on South "B" for the longest. Oh, I wish I could remember her name. Lt. Hamilton? She used to come to roll call hung over worse than the rest of us.
I'll move on. Still laughing at that picture above. Take a moment and really look close. What do you see? I see a teddy bear, some mismatched flower arrangements and a bunch of ribbons on her uniform. I wasn't aware that we had all those awards. Could she be "flodging"? Maybe someone could help us out and see if they are all valid awards? Her picture says that she's delicate as a teddy bear, sweet as a rose, and can kick your ass with those big hands she has. She must be in the Mayor's boxing club with paws like that. In the words of Austin Powers, "she's a man baby!"
Unfortunately, we are stuck with another www.HERENTON/iRuleMemphis/cuzImApimp.com ass kisser as this department's "leader". I use this term in jest. Janice couldn't lead a horse to water nor make it drink. We wonder who's ass she kissed to get there, but I answered my own question in the first sentence of this paragraph. Of course, if anyone else were placed in that position, it wouldn't be considered a SNAFU.
What do we want? A 12th floor cleansing. When do we want it? Now!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Godwin's dog and pony show may have city hall fooled, but every citizen should not succumb to the daily press briefings (or should we say bullshittings). Lawrence must sit around all day and say to himself "self, how can I get on television today"? The sad thing is, his "self" actually answers back. His ego is bigger than a plate of ribs at Corky's. Old "shifty" eyes will do anything to publicize himself. Is that the job of a leader? To self indulge in all the publicity he can muster? To make himself appear better than the officers that are actually doing all the work? The answer is NO!
Everyone working the front line in the field knows about the "Blue Crush" initiative. Larry throws it around as if it was his idea and master plan. We all know that the Crush doesn't work. It's another fancy term like zero tolerance. In fact, all it does is clear up the crime for a week in the area and displaces it to other areas with less crime. Once the Crush clears out, things go back to normal. Like with Zero Tolerance, the Crush makes officers do what they should have been doing all along. Arrest violators when they are observed committing a crime. This is an old school attempt to show a decrease in crime stats in high crime areas. It doesn't work. Just ask any Co-Act (or should I say No-Act) officer.
So what's the answer to the rising violent crime in Memphis? We don't claim to have all the answers, but here's a starting place. How about give the line officers in Uniformed patrol the ability to police without the fear of retribution. MPD has the worst record for being fair and impartial when it comes to discipline. Every officer (minus the rookies) knows that if you do aggressive (good) police work, you will end up being charged over petty bullshit. In my 10 years, I saw and did plenty(11 nonsustaining complaints, 2 upheld). I would beat the streets and actively seek out the drug dealers, carjackers and any other violent offender. You may ask, "what was you desire to do this?" My answer would always be that my family might be the next victim. What happened next was all too familiar. I would end up having to go to IAB (Office of Integrity or whatever it's called now) on a BS complaint. Every Lt. knows that if you have an officer working hard, they are going to get charged. We'll talk about this again in future posts.
Back in my day, your were not considered a veteran officer until you got charged. In fact, we use to have "Charge" parties and you couldn't attend unless you had a statement of charges in your file. Also, if we had brothers or sisters cutting more than 10 days, we would have a party to raise money to make up for the loss of pay. That's a damn shame. There was a time when the 12th floor was handing out charges like welfare checks.
Larry may catch wind of this post and we really don't care if it upsets him. Our message to him would be to show some respect to Uniformed Patrol and acknowledge the hard work we do. Loosen up with the BS charging of officers when it is not warranted. Forget about your personal agenda and get on the department's agenda. We are in the business of fighting criminals. We are too busy watching our backs from the 12th floor and the criminals. We should not be afraid to go on the offensive in this war on crime. You can talk the talk, but we can't walk the walk without support. The next time a gang member lodges a bogus complaint, send his ass packing. Tell him that if he doesn't want the officers "harassing" him, he needs to get out of the gang and be a productive member of society.
Now, I know not all charged officers are innocent and the history of recent arrests show that we are not all angels. Some bad apples have definitely ruined the bunch in the eyes of the average Memphian. There was a time when I was embarrassed to say that I was an officer and told people I was something else. Nothing hurts more when another officer makes a poor decision and the rest have to pay for it.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
A diligent reader wrote in to nominate this guy for the month:
I nominate Andre' Muhammad!
He goes to West Memphis and stands behind Sharpton to protest against Sammis for shooting an "armed" suspect. Only later did he find out the weapon was a toy, but a good shooting none-the-less.
And months later that racist Muhammad shoots a poor, innocent, black,unarmed thug.
And man listen to his music!!!
March 8, 2008 12:08 AM
Friday, March 7, 2008
We will carefully choose each winner and the notifications will happen during the first week of each month. Thank you for your time and please spread the word about this blog. Also, if someone can write the web url http://mpdenforcer20.blogspot.com on the bathroom chalk boards at 201 Poplar, we would appreciate it.
I was a Memphis Police officer for some time and decided to leave after seeing the grass was greener in corporate America. I truly enjoy my weekends and holidays free, but miss my brothers/sisters in blue. This is another way in which I can reach out to them and share in the frustration over a department that doesn't care for their welfare.
I urge any MPD officer to contribute to this blog and spread the word through the precincts (stations as they are now called). If you have a shitty supervisor, let us know. There are tons of Webbs and McKaskills on the department that need to be outed. Thanks and be safe.