Should Ken Burton be fired from his j...

Should Ken Burton be fired from his job as plice chief?

Created by Delcia Crockett on Jan 30, 2013

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Mexico, MO

#22 Feb 6, 2013
Who started this? Whoever they are can't spell police! It's police NOT plice. dumb
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#23 Feb 9, 2013
I began this thread, and this is my real name. Care to give us your name, and why you would be interested in reading a blog of citizen input about Chief Burton? No, I thought not - that is why you hide behind a fake posting name, but Topix puts the exact location of the poster on here. So, do you have a relative on Highridge Circle and would you like to give that person's real name? Maybe you are as dishonest and sneaky as the stalker is? Give us a clue.

Thank you for reading. Practicing correct formal diction in your writing? Expected much on an informal blog?

By the way, you need a subject and a comma - your introductory clause does not support itself; as well, you need to move your indefinite pronoun and its antecendent to the singular.

Therefore, you should have written, "Whomever he/she is, he/she cannot spell." Then, that should have been (to be correct in formal diction that you insist happen on this blog), "It's police, not plice." (You never use all caps to emphasize a word, but let the reader decide emphasis in statement.)

Fair enough that you offer criticism, as I take criticism and praise in the same basket - since both or only opinions, and we can always learn from constructive criticism. Too, I have worked as an editor and have the education background and experience to do it.

What is your field? I think I can already guess; at any rate you can be traced. We all can be, and I stand by what I write. I doubt you will.

Yet, even negative criticism means someone took the time to read.

I was not allowed to vote on this thread, because I introduced the thread topic. My vote was erased, so the above votes give us the impression that someone does not have an opinion yet, but was interested enough to read, that someone thinks the Chief should keep his job, and someone thinks the Chief should be fired. And, the maybe indicates that someone thinks maybe he should be.

That is one "No" to three of "Yes," "Don't Know," and "Maybe."

If there is a possibility that he should not be (and I have thought so definitely in the past), or if there is strong indication he should be (as I think now), then I would like to be proved wrong.

I would like to hear why the "No" said "No", why the "Yes" said "Yes," why the "Maybe" said Maybe" and the "Don't Know" speaks for itself, though I would like to hear that, too.

I have gone on with my life, but 12 years of this with this one gossip is enough to make we want it to be handled better in the future for others, when it happens. This whole thing could have been resolved in one trip out, then the police stick with that decision to enforce the law and keep the peace.

Just because I am a quiet, peaceful person does not mean the next person won't be suicidal or violent. And, I would like to know if this has happened to others, and if this is why there are some shootings and angry people in this town, in the past, and even now.

The shootings and crime seem to happen on a regular basis now.

And, I know that this was brought on me - all this craziness, and I did not go do it on them.
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#24 Feb 12, 2013
A "don't Know" added to the count.

Police have always been heroes to me, right up to the "bad neighbor" incident, and even a little after that, as I still supported them in my writing.

I am quiet and do not bother anyone - neve have and never will.

Come on, Columbia...prove me wrong about the Chief, can you?
Jim Michaelson

Columbia, MO

#25 Feb 12, 2013
So wait. This has been going on for 12 years? Isn't that a long time before Chief Burton assumed his position as Columbia Police Chief? So was the former police chief in cahoots with this woman, too? And you say that you have gotten over it - yet you continue to vent in public. I suspect that you are not as over it as you think you are. And I still don't know what it is that this person had done. I asked nicely a week or so ago for you to tell me specifically what illegal acts this person has committed, but I did not receive an answer.

And finally - you were an editor? Really? Seriously? I am going to copy and paste excerpts from your previous posts on this thread. In each of the examples below, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Feb. 9:
My vote was erased, so the above votes give us the impression that someone does not have an opinion yet, but was interested enough to read, that someone thinks the Chief should keep his job, and someone thinks the Chief should be fired. And, the maybe indicates that someone thinks maybe he should be.

Feb 5:
It is my prayer that this trouble will soon ber gone fom our street forever. I have faith that is one the way. And soon.

Feb 2:
I owuld not the ones I thought so highly of to be dragged into this meanness of others, and I want no part of it.
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#26 Feb 16, 2013
@"So wait. This has been going on for 12 years? Isn't that a long time before Chief Burton assumed his position as Columbia Police Chief? So was the former police chief in cahoots with this woman, too? And you say that you have gotten over it - yet you continue to vent in public. I suspect that you are not as over it as you think you are. And I still don't know what it is that this person had done. I asked nicely a week or so ago for you to tell me specifically what illegal acts this person has committed, but I did not receive an answer."
I tried to be her neighbor and friend for 10 years.
Then for nearly two years I have had this stuff going on.
I have posted about it, all over the place, including on this thread.
The answer is in the above posts.
Why should I be redundant?
The reason you have not received and answer sooner, is that I work all week, and I am not online that much.
I do not cite the chief for what went on for 10 years. I cite the chief and the officers for what has gone on for two years since I asked the woman to leave me alone in the most non-violent, peaceful way I could.
She lied to the police and told them she did nothing wrong, and they told me in a special trip to my home not to call and validate her behavior, and that she could violate the law if she wanted to. They cannot deny this, because the law she was breaking was, even though she had illegally parked in front of my house and made me miserable for the 10 years with gossipping about others and insulting me, then she lied to me about leaving a parking place open by our own driveway for a guest we were having. Then when I asked her to leave me alone in the note, and did not threaten her or curse her, then she called the police to have me arrested. Reread all the above posts, and you will see why federal, state and local laws were broken.
I have stated this same thing over and over, for the past two years, and in all sorts of forums.
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#27 Feb 16, 2013
@"And finally - you were an editor? Really? Seriously? I am going to copy and paste excerpts from your previous posts on this thread. In each of the examples below, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about."

Yes. I began in my early twenties as a reporter.

I welcome your comments.

Please do not end a statement with a preposition, if you are going to practice what you preach.

:)

"I'd rather see a sermon, than hear one any day."

"I'd rather one would walk with me than merely point the way."
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#28 Feb 16, 2013
@"Feb. 9:
My vote was erased, so the above votes give us the impression that someone does not have an opinion yet, but was interested enough to read, that someone thinks the Chief should keep his job, and someone thinks the Chief should be fired. And, the maybe indicates that someone thinks maybe he should be."

I am not on here all the time - sometimes only once a week, if even that.

I voted and the next time I came on, it had been erased.

Read the poll, the next sentence is self-expanatory, when you read the poll.

Per example, the poll now reads 5 votes. See the results. What the poll indicates is in the votes cast, and it does not look to good for K. Burton, on here.

You think he reads here? You think he reads anyone's e-mails? Do you think the police do? Do you think a nosy neighbor could hack yoiur computer?

I do not approve of the police allowing anything happening like this, and I will not ever ever be involved in it, or with them, in any way.

I have never met the Burtons, and I do not intend to meet them.

I do not plan to listen to another word of the gossip, but I do intend to keep writing about what happened to me.
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#29 Feb 16, 2013
@"Feb 5:
It is my prayer that this trouble will soon ber gone fom our street forever. I have faith that is one the way. And soon."

You don't understand prayer when there is trouble?

Or you don't understand how a typo when you see one, as in "ber"?

Or, you don't understand faith in what you pray?

Or, you want me to tell you something in confidence on a public forum? I do not break confidences, and I no longer read the papers or watch the news, since I heard on Channel 8, a biased-appearing story on the brute officer who got his dog back, and now he thinks he should get his job back, after we taxpapers paid a huge lawsuit, because he assaulted a prisoner who was confined behind bars and already contained.

I choose to go toward the positive, and I no longer even want to hear a negative thing about anybody or anything.

Just for the record, before this bad neighbor, I held officers at hero status, and K. Burton was never more respected or defended in writing that he was by me, until this has turned into this mess now, and I think that I have the right to privacy and the right to be left alone.

And, I do think someone honest is going to see that my civil liberties are protected.
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#30 Feb 16, 2013
@"Feb 2:
I owuld not the ones I thought so highly of to be dragged into this meanness of others, and I want no part of it. "

I try to remember the kind officers, the ones I have known in the past who would keep us safe and protect our rights, not allow them to violated.

Those officers are still there, I know. I have in my mind the picture of that being the majority of the case.

But keep in mind I Have been told not to call the police. So, I don't.
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#31 Feb 16, 2013
@" And you say that you have gotten over it - yet you continue to vent in public. I suspect that you are not as over it as you think you are."

I am a very happy person, and my time is very busy in doing constructive things in my life.

Not only do I write, but I am publishing this year.

As to K. Burton, I have nothing to do with him, with anyone around me, and not with the neighbor who is in the thick of the stir-up when it gets stirred up.

I read, I sew, I clean house, I have some really close friends, and I spend time with my family.

I stay to myself on my street - and I could care less what they say about me, or call me.

I am concerned if this can happen again in Columbia, if it has happened, and what if it happened to someone who could not handle it and move on in life - what if the person proved to be as hateful and mean, and as much a liar as the person who starts the trouble, eggs it on, and gets into hurting everyone in the process, and then there is violence?

Is this how it happens?

I know the police did not handle this one very well, so how much of the trouble in this town is because the police do not handle the things very well?

So it does not stop, but gets worse.

One person has to give up all rights and the other person gets to do whatever she chooses, and the police are so busy writing tickets to make sure the insurance companies get their cut of working folks' money, they just do not have time to stop this other stuff?
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#32 Feb 16, 2013
They don't have to worry about me. They know that I'm telling the truth, every time I write it over and over. My story has not changed and they know where I am and what I am doing. And where to find me, if they want to talk to me. But they don't. And that is fine with me. I haven't done anything but ask someone to leave me alone, after 10 years.

The chief, no doubt knows I am writing about what happened. I have all my rights stripped, but the First Amendment one to freedom of speech. I do not even get to worship privately without being disturbed.

So? I learn to focus. I have beoome an expert at concentration and tranquility.

I have not become weaker, or distressed and as miserable as this person and her little group have been, or want me to be. I have become stronger in finding out who I really am.

And some mighty fine people love me and reassure me all the time that I am who God wants me to be.

Of that, I can be secure in knowing that it is not what happens to us that makes our life, but how we react is what makes us grow into strong and good people.

I want to magnetize toward the good people in Columbia.
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#33 Feb 23, 2013
Just checking in, to see how it is going.

Folks must have been too busy with vehicles in the snow storm, this week, to think much about anything else.

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#34 Apr 16, 2013
So you're saying this Hunsley person is doing all this stuff to you and the police are protecting her?

How far away does she live that she can slam her doors and open her windows to wake you up?

This lady has been bothering you for 10 years?
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#35 Apr 20, 2013
The police sent an officer into my house and told me not to call them. They know what the situation is, because I went downtown at the end of the 10 years and the beginning of the two years since the officer came into my house to arrest me on false charges for her. I talked to a person of rank downtown that day, and they know what the situation is. My story has not changed. But they said she would do what she was doing, and for me to not call. I am not involved with her in any way. But, before they sent the officer out, I had talked to an officer about it, and he said, if she came over that I could have her arrested for trespassing. She knows I do not want here over here. I said so in the note, and the officer she called to have me arrested for telling her I did not want her over here and why, made four trips across the street between me and her, and the last trip across was to tell her that I did not want here over here.

The person of rank that I talked to said, "My question is, if she thinks you vandalized her car, why does she keep parking it in front of your bedroom window, instead of at her own house?"

I have done nothing to her - but asked her to leave me alone.

The police made a big mistake when they said she could continue, but I have forgiven them. I go back in my memories and remember all the heroes I have met in uniform. And, I will not ever call them again. My trust is gone now. When I needed them the most, they were not there for me, and they were very hurtful in the way they behaved and talked.

I try to remember all the ones who were everything we in Columbia would want, but now we have Rios, and the one who beat up the helpless man in jail, and the way I was treated makes it very hard for me to trust them now. So, I just ignore them, like I ignore her.

I now go into my yard and I do not look her way.

For the first time in two years, I opened my windows and let in fresh air today.

She lives at 1602 Highridge Circle on the corner.

I live at 1605 Highridge Circle, second house down from the corner. By the way, she is no lady. She is just a gossiping old, lying, trouble-making biddy.

She will never bring that trouble over on me again.

She can have Ken and Linda Burton and the whole force.

I want no part of any of them.

And, I am the happier and the better off for it.

Thank God!
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#36 Apr 20, 2013
I stand by what I say. That trouble is not welcome over here. Not on my curb, not in my yard, not in my house, or my life.

There are federal laws, state statutes and local ordinances that protect me, my private life, my person, my family and my property that I worked hard for, and honestly earned.

Whether the police enforce the law, or not, I am still protected.

Maybe we just need some over haul at the police department?

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#37 Apr 20, 2013
She had you arrested? What were the charges and what happened in the case?
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#38 Apr 21, 2013
The officer came across to arrest me, for putting a note on the windshield of her car in front of my bedrom window. I did not threaten her, or curse her. I just said she had lost the privilege of being in my yard, after 10 years, and I explained why.

The officer came in my house and was going to arrest me for vandalizing her car. I did not put one scratch on it, and - in fact - for five years before the note, she was parked illegally in the same spot, and I did not cut the front of my yard, for fear I would get grass on the car. Also the car was a great inconvenience to us for that lfive years, and we never said word.

The officer came into our house, and said he was going to arrest me if I did not lgo out into the street with her, apologize to her and take down the note.

I said I could not. I tried to explain how she had treated me for ten years.

He went back across and talked to her.

He came back across and said she was doing her Christian duty and would not have me arrested, after all.

I again tried to explain her behavior and why I did not want her over here.

The officer pulled a cruxifix out or his pocket, and chatted a while with us in a friendly way about the original art on our wall.

When he said that he also served us, then I asked him if he would go back and tell her that I did not want her over here, and that I did not want to be involved with her in any way.

He said he would.

I did not listen. I did not watch and see if he did.

But, if he did then she had the note saying I did not want her over here, and she had the very police officer she called to have me arrested on false charges tell her that she was not to come over here with her gossip and trouble-making self.

I then went downtown and asked how I could keep the peace on my street as she continued in the same behavior of parking in front of my bedroom window, etc.

I tried to document her behavior, and the police sent an officer to my home and told me not to call - that she could do that and that I was not to call them.

That hurt me deeply.

The way I was treated by her hurt me for ten years, and the way the officer came in here to arrest me.

I have washed my hands of both the police and her.

I just hope this does not happen to other women in this town.

I am sick of this because these people broke the law, harrassed me and stalked me.

And the police helped them do it, adding their own agenda to it.

The Columbia Police Department is so inconistent and this liar manipulated them right into it.

We are quiet people and we do not bother anyone.

The police have all the evidence and yet they keep her in on it, and it keeps going. They could have stopped it at any time, and she could have stopped it at any time.

I haven't even looked that way in two years, and I stayed in my house, or at church or at work, or with my family.

I will never speak to that person again, and police are just in the same island with her - the one where people do not exist - as far as I am concerned.

They are illegal.

I am sick of them.

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#39 Apr 21, 2013
You haven't washed your hands of any of it if you keep talking about it. You're not over it at all. This is probably all you can think about. It's appears to be consuming you.

I don't understand this at all. She parked illegally for five years under your bedroom window and for five years, you did nothing about it? Why did it take you five years to approach her about it and why a note?

If someone parked in my yard, I would call a tow truck right away and that would be the end of it.

I've searched the Internet for your name and I have found a common trend with everything associated with your name. You stir up trouble everywhere you go and you seem to have an inflated sense of yourself.

When you say this woman parks in front of your bedroom, is this even on the same side of the street as your house?

If the police were there to arrest you, why didn't they arrest you? I think you have some issues that you aren't sharing. I worked with an old lady like you one time. The way you talk, it reminds me of her. She had thatvpersecution complex, too. Fortunately, she yelled at me one day and the HR manager heard the whole thing. She was fired on the spot.

Do you have any friends or family that can look in on you? It sounds like you are completely missing any sense of reason whatsoever. Don't you have someone to turn to who can reign you in when you get on your rants like this?
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#40 Apr 23, 2013
Time will prove me right. I will not have to lift a finger.

Something those who break the law never count on, an honest person has witnessed it. A person so close that has seen it all.

The stalkers will be handled, but not by me.

I am going to ignore them, and write my heart out, in the process. You don't like it, you don't have to read or post here, do you?

Next post, a promise...
Delcia Crockett

Columbia, MO

#41 Apr 23, 2013
This is an open note to the Chief and the police department.

I do not appreciate how federal laws (right to individual property and private citizens). state statutes (right to privacy and the right to be left alone) and local ordinances (residential peace ordinance/parking ordinances defied and broken, and police said they could be broken), as well as how you have treated me and allowed the stalking to continue.

I don't expect you to do anything, as you have done nothing to stop it, and in fact you facilitated and added into it, didn't you?

You could have stopped it at any time, and I asked every day in my prayers. The stalking neighbor could have stopped it, but now I expect nothing from either of you.

I have made great effort to cooperate with the police in everything you asked me to do to keep the peace on my street, plus being a prisoner in my own home for the past two years and quietly enduring this mess.

Now, this is an alert. Not a threat, but a promise. I have the right to defend my property, my life and my family - when you would not and you helped in the stalking.

I will be in my yard and I will be a good steward of what God has entrusted me to honestly earn. I have not done a thing wrong but ask an old gossiping trouble maker to leave me alone after 10 years of her hateful, lying behavior. I asked in a non-violent manner in a note on the windshield of her car that she parked illegally for five years before the note, and that is all I did.

I was always advised to contact the police for documentation about the stalking behavior, and you denied me that access by telling me not to call and that she could continue to vehicular stalk me, just trying to push my buttons and then you put me under survellience, didn't you?

You don't realize with the treatment from your officers and what you have done to my life, how I can no longer trust the police about anything. You have violated a sacred trust, and I realize now that I will never get that back - I will always not feel safe from you or her. I will never call you again. As far as I am concerned she and you (her willing puppets) do not exist. When I needed you the most, you only helped the criminal behavior to persist.

I keep God's laws and man's laws. For the past two years I have struggled hard to held onto some sort of respect for the police.

Now, for the rest of my life, I am going to ignore you as well as my stalking neighbor you enabled/helped.

Leave me alone. I am going to live my life, and if anything bad happens (which what happened is bad enough), I wll know not to contact you about anything. I refuse to give up my life to keep the peace, when none is forthcoming - and I am going to walk out of my house and in my life, the lady that I am.

I did not start this, and I did not participate in it, and I am sick of it. I am sick of you. I do not even look at police cars as they pass anymore. There is a serious problem and I did not have any part in it. You can take it and ride off into the sunset. As far as I am concerned the Columbia Police Department is a joke, and before this, the police have always had hero status with me for all my life prior. You did me dirt and you allowed someone to try to hurt me, and you left me wide open to it.

Well. take your little friend at 1605 Highridge Circle (Phyliss Hunsley) and know you are in invisible land.

I have a case on you and her, but I am going to just quietly live my life, and defend myself if she shows up ever over here again. There are laws that protect me, even if you never enforce them. Which you haven't.

I am now among those who will not even talk to you.

But I can tell others, in time.

I am a writer and I am thinking about releasing a book on this.

~Mrs. Delcia Crockett
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