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Editorial: Lack of alarm response in Chico troubling

There are 19 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jul 22, 2014, titled Editorial: Lack of alarm response in Chico troubling. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Are criminals emboldened by the Chico Police Department announcement that seems to signal a near surrender to thieves? That's a good question.

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HaagenHut Now

Paradise, CA

#1 Jul 22, 2014
Of course they are. If the police are admitting that they are going to be less responsive to alarms in town then criminals are going to feel more empowered to break into houses and businesses. This is a stupid thing that the police did but they are trying to hold the community hostage for more funding. Putting lives and property in danger is not the right way to handle this situation.

The city council have set the town agenda, you citizens don't matter as much as the bums and criminals that are destroying the community that you people pay for with your taxes. Liberal council members arrogantly think that you are stupid and they know the best. Even though what they know is leading to a dirtier, more dangerous town for our local families!!!!!

Gopherus agassizii

Paradise, CA

#2 Jul 23, 2014
The Chico Police Department will stop responding to automated burglary alarms starting Sunday in order to eliminate "bad calls for service" that are taking up time for the understaffed department, according to command staff.

Chico police officers respond to an average of 3,000 false alarms each year, Capt. Ford Porter said. The department has seen significant cuts in staffing and it has to better utilize personnel, he said.

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#3 Jul 23, 2014
An Alarm Response Unit could be created charging those with alarms an appropriate fee to finance and maintain said Unit. Those false alarms could be charged an appropriate response fee also. (3000 X $$)
outsider

Chico, CA

#4 Jul 23, 2014
MarmotaCaligata wrote:
An Alarm Response Unit could be created charging those with alarms an appropriate fee to finance and maintain said Unit. Those false alarms could be charged an appropriate response fee also.(3000 X $$)
Which is the way it is done in the civilized world. Chico police don't want to be bothered by all that bookkeeping.:(
outsider

Chico, CA

#5 Jul 23, 2014
Why not have our lazy sluggards, the fire dept., send e-response trucks with sirens blaring to home alarms. Should keep the burglars on edge.

At least until the police dept. wizes up and behaves like citizens (fat chance, huh). Or until the council grows a pair and draws a line in the sand in front of the excuse for a chief.
Krankenstein

Yuba City, CA

#6 Jul 23, 2014
If the city council would allow the police to run the bums out of town once and for all, the crime rate would drop and the incidence of alarms going off would be reduced for good reason; breaking and entering would be down!
GRANDPA NICOLAI

Chico, CA

#7 Jul 23, 2014
^
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HA-HAAAAA!

Just a couple of years ago all you conservative losers were complaining Chico had too many cops and firemen and that they were all being overpaid, today all you "bums" are complaining that the police won't respond to alarms.

What can we expect from a bunch of brainwashed Tbaggers who don't have two brain cells to rub together and have to depend on someone else to do their thinking for them???
Krankenstein

Yuba City, CA

#8 Jul 23, 2014
GRANDPA NICOLAI wrote:
^
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HA-HAAAAA!
Just a couple of years ago all you conservative losers were complaining Chico had too many cops and firemen and that they were all being overpaid, today all you "bums" are complaining that the police won't respond to alarms.
What can we expect from a bunch of brainwashed Tbaggers who don't have two brain cells to rub together and have to depend on someone else to do their thinking for them???
We are watching Chico decline before our very eyes. We know the city is terrible financial condition. How did it get this way? Who should be responsible to the citizens of Chico for these problems?

These are the questions that I would suggest each Chico resident ask of themselves before they cast another vote for the city council. If you have the answer Grandpa, I would be very happy to read it.
helpful

Chico, CA

#9 Jul 24, 2014
Krankenstein wrote:
If the city council would allow the police to run the bums out of town once and for all, the crime rate would drop and the incidence of alarms going off would be reduced for good reason; breaking and entering would be down!
You're a moron AND a swine and you can not prove any of your bs blather...try growing a brain.
Krankenstein

Yuba City, CA

#10 Jul 24, 2014
helpful wrote:
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You're a moron AND a swine and you can not prove any of your bs blather...try growing a brain.
Try coming out from under the bridge and getting a life, idiot!
outsider

Chico, CA

#11 Jul 26, 2014
Krankenstein wrote:
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Try coming out from under the bridge and getting a life, idiot!
You think "I" need a life?

You fool. You're the town joke.

You think if people are reasoned and thoughtful (unavailable to you) you'll take the contrary position and become a aggravating bumbling asshole, and you've succeeded.

What a maroon. It's YOU who need to learn about life and people and compassion and a whole lot of other things you didn't bother to learn.
Krankenstein

Chico, CA

#12 Jul 26, 2014
outsider wrote:
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You think "I" need a life?
You fool. You're the town joke.
You think if people are reasoned and thoughtful (unavailable to you) you'll take the contrary position and become a aggravating bumbling asshole, and you've succeeded.
What a maroon. It's YOU who need to learn about life and people and compassion and a whole lot of other things you didn't bother to learn.
I am realizing that the posting of insults and personal attacks has gotten out of hand. I am going to refrain from such behavior in the future but I will continue to post my opinion on what I see as right or wrong. I am interested and will read and consider all contrary opinions.

Sorry about the insult.
MooCow

Paradise, CA

#13 Jul 26, 2014
Blame those 3000 false alarms.
A false alarm, also called a nuisance alarm, is the deceptive or erroneous report of an emergency, causing unnecessary panic and/or bringing resources (such as emergency services) to a place where they are not needed.
Krankenstein

Chico, CA

#14 Jul 26, 2014
MooCow wrote:
Blame those 3000 false alarms.
A false alarm, also called a nuisance alarm, is the deceptive or erroneous report of an emergency, causing unnecessary panic and/or bringing resources (such as emergency services) to a place where they are not needed.
False alarms are a serious problem. I agree with your point. Maybe a large false alarm fee would help people learn to be more responsible. Since you cant tell the difference between a false and actual alarm, I vote that we deal with all of them and find a way of motivating the routine false alarms another way.
outsider

Chico, CA

#15 Jul 27, 2014
Krankenstein wrote:
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I am realizing that the posting of insults and personal attacks has gotten out of hand. I am going to refrain from such behavior in the future but I will continue to post my opinion on what I see as right or wrong. I am interested and will read and consider all contrary opinions.
Sorry about the insult.
What insult? All you do is reveal your true feelings.

The point I was making was you offer nothing but unsubstantiated personal opinion without any facts to back you up. Do you realize how silly you look? Are you trying to emulate Sarah Palin? Before getting into an uneven battle of wits with someone it pays to get your facts straight.

If you are unable to find facts to support your position then it's time to change your "tack" and decide if this is really the path you desire, or if another might be more fruitful for you and yours.

Just a suggestion.
MooCow

Paradise, CA

#16 Jul 27, 2014
If you need help to reduce false alarms feel free to contact us.
The False Alarm Reduction Association is committed to reducing false alarms. Members are employed by government and public safety agencies, along with alarm industry and other professionals.
http://faraonline.org/
Krankenstein

Chico, CA

#17 Jul 27, 2014
outsider wrote:
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What insult? All you do is reveal your true feelings.
The point I was making was you offer nothing but unsubstantiated personal opinion without any facts to back you up. Do you realize how silly you look? Are you trying to emulate Sarah Palin? Before getting into an uneven battle of wits with someone it pays to get your facts straight.
If you are unable to find facts to support your position then it's time to change your "tack" and decide if this is really the path you desire, or if another might be more fruitful for you and yours.
Just a suggestion.
Its obvious that we have vastly different experiences in life and will likely never agree on anything. I offer my opinion based on the facts that I observe. I do not feel the need to go back and quote those facts so I can bring everyone up to speed. My background is in economics and I have experience dealing complex markets such as currency.

Do some reading and give an informed opinion and I wont worry about asking for backup. The insult I was referring to was the bridge and idiot comment. Again, I don't think that was right on my part. Accept or not, that is your business.
outsider

Chico, CA

#18 Jul 28, 2014
Krankenstein wrote:
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Its obvious that we have vastly different experiences in life and will likely never agree on anything. I offer my opinion based on the facts that I observe. I do not feel the need to go back and quote those facts so I can bring everyone up to speed. My background is in economics and I have experience dealing complex markets such as currency.
Do some reading and give an informed opinion and I wont worry about asking for backup. The insult I was referring to was the bridge and idiot comment. Again, I don't think that was right on my part. Accept or not, that is your business.
YOU have been making unsupported statements on this forum for a while now. Always the same: Bums are bad. Bums have WMDs. Driving bums from Chico will save Chico and the world. And included other inanities. ALL without ANYTHING to back these statements and accusations. Are you trying to attract others like yourself too lazy to look for real answers and instead buy in to your brand of hateful rhetoric??? So you play the "I'm stupid and hateful", the palin and bachmann card, hoping to attract the unwary.

You say: "The insult I was referring to was the bridge and idiot comment. Again, I don't think that was right on my part. Accept or not, that is your business."

What was the insult? That I may be (for example) a homeless confused ex-serviceman with PTSD, who the VA blew off without the medications I need? Or another person in a similar condition....depression perhaps?

You would insult me and other unfortunates for this?????? Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and throw up?

You attack those who can't defend themselves. This is the kind of person you are and I would advise all right thinking people to have nothing to do with you. You need to grow up....about 30 years worth I'd say.
Krankenstein

Yuba City, CA

#19 Jul 28, 2014
outsider wrote:
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YOU have been making unsupported statements on this forum for a while now. Always the same: Bums are bad. Bums have WMDs. Driving bums from Chico will save Chico and the world. And included other inanities. ALL without ANYTHING to back these statements and accusations. Are you trying to attract others like yourself too lazy to look for real answers and instead buy in to your brand of hateful rhetoric??? So you play the "I'm stupid and hateful", the palin and bachmann card, hoping to attract the unwary.
You say: "The insult I was referring to was the bridge and idiot comment. Again, I don't think that was right on my part. Accept or not, that is your business."
What was the insult? That I may be (for example) a homeless confused ex-serviceman with PTSD, who the VA blew off without the medications I need? Or another person in a similar condition....depression perhaps?
You would insult me and other unfortunates for this?????? Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and throw up?
You attack those who can't defend themselves. This is the kind of person you are and I would advise all right thinking people to have nothing to do with you. You need to grow up....about 30 years worth I'd say.
Let me be the first to inform you that this forum exists to provide the opportunity to give OPINIONS! I have availed myself of that opportunity and plan to continue. You may not like what I have to say and you are welcome to voice your own opinion but you will not shut me down in my interest to stir public opinion on this topic. I could care less who or what you are. If you need help, I hope you find it but your attack on me is meaningless because I am only one of many that are sick of what they have witnessed in this community!

My opinion of what has happened to the town of Chico stands! Their financial condition and the obviously declining cleanliness and safety of the town speaks volumes to support the statements that I have made. Liberals have long controlled the city council and wreckage of their foolish ideas has continually gotten worse. The policies of those in power need to change and I am working very hard to make sure the next election will become a life's lesson for those responsible!!!

From now on you are DISREGARDED!

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