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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Police Dispatch

Re: “Police Dispatch

How dare this shopkeeper try to stop a thief, doesn't he realize that food (and apparently everything else) belong to the people. How dare he try to make an honest living by selling things that should be shared. Just ask Bernie Sanders!

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 07/24/2015 at 7:46 AM

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The department rots from the head.

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Posted by Debbie T on 07/20/2015 at 10:35 AM

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Because Tpd is too busy banging prostitutes to bother with the problems of a single person.

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Posted by Farting on 07/20/2015 at 10:15 AM

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I meant it to say typical TPD response.

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Posted by Sally Chandler on 07/16/2015 at 8:03 PM

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You al TPD response. Why not leave the case open should the destructive former friend get reported for doing the same to someone else's house?

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Posted by Sally Chandler on 07/16/2015 at 8:01 PM

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I was talking to an ex-fellow-employee about writing a little blurb to go with the column. I still have to talk to the editor about it. Thanks for the back-up---I can use your suggestion when I bring it up to Mari.

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Posted by Anna on 06/25/2015 at 8:59 PM

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Anna, thanks for the reply. I apologize for my first comment; that was unfair. It occured to me later that Police Dispatch may not be the best gig at the Weekly, and that perhaps you'd rather be doing something else. I believe I would. I can imagine a lot of drudgery reading the police blotter with little satisfaction in return.

I do stand by my second post, however. Even though you and your writing did not ridicule this person, I do feel that the inclusion of stories like this about mentally ill (which I think is still an acceptable phrase) in Police Dispatch is ridicule by default. The column just doesn't present as a place where readers come for enlightenment about people with behavioral problems. Perhaps it's time to rethink the whole column.

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Posted by donkiyoti on 06/25/2015 at 5:02 PM

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Does he or doesn't he ? Only his hairdresser knows for sure !

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Posted by Rae Langford on 06/25/2015 at 4:26 PM

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"My boojum's bigger than your boojum."

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Posted by Boojum Bentley on 06/25/2015 at 6:34 AM

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My eyes are up here

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Posted by Rod Dangler on 06/25/2015 at 3:34 AM

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Nothing in that column is an opinion of the writer. At no point in that article does Anna M. ridicule or demean any mentally ill persons. Not sure why you all are so offended by a double entendre in the title. Good job Anna M.

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Posted by SonofChong on 06/24/2015 at 11:33 PM

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I don't want to feed this thread. (Although it's inevitable!) I just can't help but say that this is an unimaginably difficult column to write... and while the point of it has become, in some people's minds, "shallow stories of petty criminals or inebriated people doing odd things, silly things, stupid things"---it's *real* intent is, in the words of a former TW editor, is to show the "shady underbelly" of our community. I believe I reported truthfully, factually; the man got help, and that's important. I myself and many people I love, and have worked to help, are people with "mental illness" (what I prefer to refer to as behavioral health problems)---including any "silly drunk" you see. You have *no idea* what I read about in police reports... but I've never heard about a "silly drunk"... only someone with a lot of problems, which is what almost all people in these stories have. There aren't even enough "silly drunk" stories to go around. ***I do regret the title***, and wish I'd had more time to think of something other than this tempting pun right before my deadline. All I ask is to please be a little more forgiving and open-minded with your words next time... Respecting someone's sensitivities, even a stranger's who you believe has made a mistake, is kind. I apologize for what I also believe was a mistake re: the title. Thanks.

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Posted by Anna on 06/24/2015 at 6:01 PM

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Leila, the entire function of Police Beat in the pages of the Weekly is light entertainment. Police Beat consists of shallow stories of petty criminals or inebriated people doing odd things, silly things, stupid things. "Ha - look what the funny drunk did! How very amusing!" A lot of the people who's actions are described here are alcoholics or drug addicts. There's nothing educational or compassionate about it. Intent matters! Do you really think the headline "Fruit Loops Everywhere" refers only to the cereal this person spread around, when a common perjorative for the mentally ill is "fruit loop?" I don't!

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Posted by donkiyoti on 06/24/2015 at 3:26 PM

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This article is clearly not written in the tone of mockery towards those who need help. Reporting about an incident factually does not make someone heartless, it is documentation of something that has happened that is beyond both the control of the person directly involved, as well as others. For all we know, this article can be an eye opener for someone who needs help themselves, or it could be one way for those who do not directly witness this kind of thing on a regular basis to have some compassion and empathy for people when they are experiencing the darkest times.

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Posted by leilaopez on 06/24/2015 at 11:28 AM

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Anna's reporting reflects nothing but the good and kind heart she has. Shame on you knee-jerk critics.

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Posted by Lydia on 06/24/2015 at 9:21 AM

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Sad story. Have a heart Anna.

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Posted by Debbie T on 06/22/2015 at 3:24 PM

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Because mental illness is hilarious. Right, Anna Mirocha?

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Posted by donkiyoti on 06/22/2015 at 12:44 PM

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He seems to be a Super Man - throwing an big electric scooter. In my opinion. Maybe he need another one, for reference here: http://www.billelectricscooter.com/

Posted by Martin on 06/20/2015 at 10:05 PM

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Kid musta been white. . .

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Posted by antipho on 06/04/2015 at 3:52 AM

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Um, if someone can THROW an electric scooter, methinks that he does not NEED an electric scooter. In my opinion.

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Posted by SalMinella on 05/28/2015 at 7:15 AM

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