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Last login: Sunday, July 4, 2010
Wow. That was quite the "dressing down" from the helicopter pilot. And don’t get me wrong, there are many functional uses of the copter including search and rescue, and the times when you need to apprehend a violent criminal…. I appreciate this. Really, I do.
But is there a need to circle over my neighborhood every twenty or thirty minutes, all day and all night, whether something is going on or not?
Short of something that requires a neighborhood evacuation, after the criminal has been pulled over, apprehended by car…what warrants the “tight circle” for forty five minutes at 330am on a Tuesday? Mind you, the perp has been caught, there are 5 cop cars parked in the area…and THEN the copter is up there for an hour.
If the craft is actually being used to catch someone, more power to you. But to fly up there for forty minutes AFTER the job is done is wrong… And in my opinion, all they are doing is SPENDING MONEY, so they don’t get shorted during the next fiscal cycle like they felt they were in San Deigo. Hollywood, CA cops use the copters whether they need them or not so they can buy more…in my opinion. Tschaeff is “dead on” in my book.
July 4, 2010 at 9:58 p.m.
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