Dallas Police Department – Information Gap

Recently we talked about the low morale at the Dallas Police Department; now comes a report that might help explain why.

 DALLAS — More than 100 Dallas police officers have been effectively left in the dark; locked out of a vital computer database that they need to do their jobs




123 officers, 62 of them actually patrolling the streets because required training wasn’t accomplished on time. There is plenty of blame to go around on this; partly the individual officers, they should stay on top of their training schedules. It sounds like at least some of them have tried but without success.

This is primarily a management issue:

Officers must undergo training every two years. If they don’t happen, their access is revoked.

The Dallas Police Department fell behind on training officers during the problem-plagued rollout of its new $4 million records management system (RMS). Police officials acknowledge 123 officers currently lack access, including 62 in patrol.

“The training team has been assigned the last two months almost on a full-time basis to RMS,” Maj. Scott Bratcher told News 8.

This is management 101; stay on top of projects, don’t let them distract you from the basics, manage your staffing. And the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas City Council are failing at the basics.

Yet we are supposed to rely on organizations like this for our safety according to the anti-rights cultists. Doesn’t that just fill you with confidence and hope?

I understand how problems like this occur. In private business it impacts the financial situation of a company and its employees. In a governmental agency; this doesn’t just impact employ safety but the safety of the public also. Cops could be missing information to make arrests needed to get criminals off the streets. If officers have to double up; fewer cars will be on patrol or responding to problems.

And it is all avoidable with proper management.

So the question becomes; is this the means you want to de


Listen, Do You Hear That?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis insists “we’re going to win” despite her Republican opponent’s sizeable advantage in campaign cash and opinion polls.

The state senator from Fort Worth suggested Tuesday that long disillusioned voters will turn out to cast November ballots in stronger-than-expected numbers – enough to push her underdog bid over the top.

It sounds like — denial. Like Desperation. And sorry Ms. Davis but I will work to upset your plans. Consistently you’ve voted against individual rights as my Senator; I really don’t want to see you in the governor’s office.


Abbott has a 12 point lead over Davis and since the state legislature isn’t in session for her to pull any more grandstanding stunts; I don’t see that changing. Those who support Abbott need to make sure to spread the word and have people show up at the polls.

Any other state races we should be talking about?


Hillary Ducking More Than Shoes

A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech.

The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

Clinton ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about the incident.

Be interesting to see if the media covers this as a critique of Hillary like they did when Bush ducked a couple of loafers.

Also wonder how much traction this story will get:

Hillary Clinton was the planned keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Western Healthcare Leadership Academy in San Diego on April 11 – but she’s cancelled her visit in the midst of planned protests from San Diego locals and military families.

Protestors organized by “The Difference Matters” do not want the former U.S. Secretary of State to come because of Clinton’s role in the Benghazi scandal.

Probably very little; didn’t see a mention on some of the left leaning sites like CNN, MSNBC, etc.



Another Reason Not To Live In Dallas

Regardless, that’s what Dallas police Chief David Brown advocated to City Council members wednesday in an effort to give his officer access to the private financial records of criminal suspects.

“This information can be used to take down these organizations — multiple drug houses, open air drug sales,” the chief said. “We can access this information.”

Brown asked the Council to let officers access private banking and financial information that’s protected under the federal Bank Secrecy Act. Brown said this information — already being collected by the feds, but tightly controlled — would help him take down local drug dealers.

Yep, Let’s not worry about the people’s rights when trying to enforce impractical drug laws.

Makes me wonder if there is an ulterior motive behind this action.

The vote lets the City enter into an agreement with the Department of the Treasury to access financial records at no cost to the city.

Brown said the arrangement will let Dallas keep drug money it seizes instead of sharing it with federal agencies.

That couldn’t possible be an ulterior motive, could it?

News That Makes Me Smile

Yeah, I know I’m way late in posting this but I have a really good reason

House District 94

State Sen. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, trailed in election results all of Tuesday night — and final results showed she lost her re-election bid, claiming only 44 percent of the vote.

The tally for her challenger, Tony Tinderholt, a former military man making his first bid for public office, steadily climbed Tuesday night and ultimatley reached 55 percent of the vote.

Tinderholt said he was running for this office because he was worried about “the future of the nation and the future of Texas.”

Patrick, a former schoolteacher and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, said she was seeking a fifth term in office because she wanted to help address key issues such as water, transportation and education.

It made me smile every time I read it. Once I post it, I might not look at it again. Oh well, I’ll just have to get used to calling Rep. Tinderholt come November.

Another Reason Not To Vote for Wendy Davis

I might cover the embellishment of her ‘life story’ later but for now, this should give another reason to vote for someone else.

She also said Friday that she believes universal background checks are “a good idea.”

Sorry Ms. Davis but I shouldn’t have to get a background check when I inherit firearms from my father or buy a gun from a friend.

Surprised it is that high

Trust in elected leaders has fallen sharply, a global survey revealed Monday, citing the protracted budget battle in Washington that nearly saw the U.S. default on its debts and Europe’s stuttering response to its debt crisis as key reasons for the drop.

The U.S. saw a dramatic 16 percentage point fall in the level of political trust to 37 percent, which Edelman attributed to a number of factors, including the debt ceiling standoff in Congress, the revelations of widespread snooping by the National Security Agency and the calamitous start of President Barack Obama’s health reform website.


Of course the U.S. Government (and yes folks, I include Congress and the Courts) have the media on their side actively hiding, minimizing or distorting issues that would make the government look worse.

The media has done a remarkable job keeping the truth about scandals like Benghazi, Fast & Furious, the massive increase in our debt, bankrupt “Green Energy” companies, the failure of repeated ‘economic stimulus (and yes, Bush’s administration needs to be included in that also), and on an on.

The Supreme Court didn’t do any favors when it ruled a tax isn’t a tax except when it needs to be a tax but it really isn’t a tax; just to push through the Affordable Care Act. A bill which helped bring down trust in Congress after everyone realized no one know what was in the 1,250 page monstrosity.

The list of abuses, just at the federal level alone, is staggering. The NSA spying  is making people who seldom watch the news take notice.

None of this is new to most bloggers or readers; but the fact the average person in the street is starting to catch on to the government’s obvious failures and over-reach is both encouraging and frightening. Sooner or later something is going to have to give. And I don’t see an entrenched bureaucracy giving up power easily.

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