#toprotectandserve

#RealLifeMatters

Yet more evidence of good deeds by police and the relationship with those they protect.

This morning, before our group fitness class. Luna and I saw a few cops parked in the same parking lot as us.

The conversation between Luna and I over the past week consisted of the obvious…further understanding of her black side and what it means to be black (in general and in America), but mainly her treatment of people. Explaining that; 2 wrongs never make a right, you never meet hate with hate, and we always find a solution to our problems.

I started to notice Luna’s dialogue over the past few days and in her confused little 6 year old brain, she didn’t know whether or not if she should like cops. She started questioning all things in regards to how to feel toward cops (rightfully so).

As her father, I feel it is my job not to fuel that confusion but find a SOLUTION to her dilemma. With everything being routed in fear right now, I chose to bring Luna over to these 3 officers and they couldn’t have proven my point any clearer. When you meet hate with love and compassion, there’s no room for that hate to grow.

These gentlemen were sweet to my LunBoon, showed me love, and Luna got a sheriff badge and teddy bear.👍🏾

My point is, when talking to the next generation, make sure it’s with love, compassion, and clear understanding. Teaching them to conquer their fears…speaking even though your voice quivers.

Thank you Jefferson Police Department for having such upstanding officers!

As individuals…WE MUST BE THE CHANGE!”

Do people want to defund the police?

Yet another example of law enforcement serving the community. This time police were reviving a baby that had choked. Presumably, if the baby was choking and there were no police because of defunding, one imagines the outcome could have been much worse.

#DefendThePolice

The thrill of the charge

CM has often made reference to the uselessness of EV police vehicles. The idea is that a fossil-fueled vehicle is ready to go ASAP. This radio transcript from Freemont Police in San Jose serves to highlight the biggest flaw of using EVs. When an emergency is in progress will, “sorry, in our quest to save the planet you’ll have to wait another 3 hours before we can attend to your domestic violence dispute. Bear with us. The car is on the charger” cut it?

Note the police in the Democratic People’s Republic of Victoria has selected Teslas for police cars.

Yet we already have so many beta test examples to reject the use of EVs.

In 2016, the LAPD bought $10m worth of BMW i3s to show its commitment to climate abatement. Sadly, the cars went largely unused as they were unsuited for police work.

CBS reported,

LAPD Deputy Chief Jorge Villegas said of the purchase, “Money well worth itIt’s all a part of saving the Earth, going green … quite frankly, to try and save money for the community and the taxpayers.”

But sources say some personnel are reluctant to use the electric cars because they can only go 80-100 miles on a charge. And the mileage logs we obtained seem to back that up.

From April 2016 when the project started through August 2017, we found most of the electric cars have only been used for a few thousand miles…And a handful are sitting in the garage with only a few hundred on them.

One in service since May 27, 2016, had just 400 miles on it!

That’s an average use of 6 miles a week!

With the monthly lease payment of a little more than $418, this one costs taxpayers over $15 a mile to use!… It just doesn’t make any sense!”

CM one posted this question to someone from the NSW St Johns Ambulance with respect to discussions about EV ambulances. He said unequivocally,

We have Webasto heaters in our cars in the colder areas. Running off the diesel they can operate 24/7 if needed. If we don’t have them some of our equipment doesn’t work like our tympanic thermometers, the blood glucose reader and then there is the problem of having cold fluids in the car. This is a problem if we are giving them an IV because we can make a patient hypothermic if it’s cold. Then there’s just the general environment inside the cab. It needs to be warm in winter.

That is the point. Emergency services need to be able to operate on call. 5 minutes to fill up with gasoline or diesel means that efficient utilisation and dispatch is guaranteed for at least 500km+.

If end users have to weigh having their lives saved or rescue the planet, it is a no brainer which they will choose. We already know that Tesla P100Ds have done 167,000km in CO2 before they’ve left the factory. “To Protect and serve after a fast charge” should be emblazoned on the doors.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio joins the 2020 primaries

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election. The NYPD think it’s a bad idea. Patrick J. Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York,issued a statement on Twitter,

After six years of disrespect for the police officers who keep our city safe, it’s perfectly clear how the mayor treats men and women in uniform. As commander-in-chief, he would be an unmitigated disaster

It is laughable that a mayor who has shown no interest in running New York City for six years now says he wants to mismanage the entire country,..

While the mayor of our nation’s largest city is busy running around Iowa and getting upstaged by the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, there are real problems here at home. New York City Police officers are continuing to suffer with wages 30% below market rate because the mayor has totally checked out of our contract process…”

Trump also weighed in saying de Blasio is considered the worst mayor in America.

How can the Democrats honestly think they have the right toolkit to fight 2020? De Blasio would have lost many Americans for his stunt to light up buildings to celebrate the passing of a late term abortion bill. All class.