Boston Police Commissioner Davis to speak at Fitchburg State University police summit

May 1, 2013 Full story: Sentinel & Enterprise 59

Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis III will deliver the keynote address June 6 at the third annual Next Generation Leadership Summit for Police Professionals at Fitchburg State University.

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You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#21 May 7, 2013
Emile Flornoy wrote:
Immediately following the event at the glorified high school, Davis and Officer McNamara are scheduled to get together to compare notes on their "glandular disorder."
Hey, speaking of Officer McNamarra, just how in hell does that portly policeman pass the annual physical fitness requirements of the job? My hunch is that even if Dippin Donuts was offering a free dozen donuts to the first lawman through the door each morning, McNamarra couldn't do much more than struggle to remove his lardA$$ from the cruiser; let alone actually trot more than step or two.

I have struggled with this mystery for years. Just how in hell does Mac do it? I suppose that there is a loophole in the testing that simply allows his fellow officers to roll him down a long steep hill; versus having him run any distance. And, somehow his pace down the hill qualifies him. Other than that; I am at a complete loss as to how he could possibly paas it. Or, the physical requirement testing is so damn easy that Big mac can pass the test while slumped in a chair, with powdered donut residue covering his large jowls...
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#22 May 7, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Hey, speaking of Officer McNamarra, just how in hell does that portly policeman pass the annual physical fitness requirements of the job? My hunch is that even if Dippin Donuts was offering a free dozen donuts to the first lawman through the door each morning, McNamarra couldn't do much more than struggle to remove his lardA$$ from the cruiser; let alone actually trot more than step or two.
I have struggled with this mystery for years. Just how in hell does Mac do it? I suppose that there is a loophole in the testing that simply allows his fellow officers to roll him down a long steep hill; versus having him run any distance. And, somehow his pace down the hill qualifies him. Other than that; I am at a complete loss as to how he could possibly paas it. Or, the physical requirement testing is so damn easy that Big mac can pass the test while slumped in a chair, with powdered donut residue covering his large jowls...
They only take a physical exam to get the job. There is no annual physical or fitness exam.
Possible

Leominster, MA

#23 May 7, 2013
It's possible it's because there are more criminals than police. They need all he help they can get. You cop haters are funny to read. You complain they don't do their job and then you complain if they do arrest people. You can't have it both ways.
Possible

Leominster, MA

#24 May 7, 2013
It's kinda like the guy who complains there are no street lights and then they put one near his house and he complains about having street lights. Do you want street lights or not?
Cheryl44

Forestdale, MA

#25 May 7, 2013
Possible wrote:
It's kinda like the guy who complains there are no street lights and then they put one near his house and he complains about having street lights. Do you want street lights or not?
Right. Like the guy on Cedar street who constantly complains about the Blue Light. Or complains about drugs and gangs but also complains when he gets arrested.
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#26 May 7, 2013
Wickedguy wrote:
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They only take a physical exam to get the job. There is no annual physical or fitness exam.
Well, by golly, there SHOULD be an annual physical fitness test that our highly paiud lawmen and lawwomen have to successfully pass. It's just plain common sense.

Besides THAT, it just looks bad for Law Enforcement as a whole. When a cop appears that he could be moonlighting as the fatman at the local circus; it brings down the mighty image of the law ....

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#27 May 7, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Well, by golly, there SHOULD be an annual physical fitness test that our highly paiud lawmen and lawwomen have to successfully pass. It's just plain common sense.
Besides THAT, it just looks bad for Law Enforcement as a whole. When a cop appears that he could be moonlighting as the fatman at the local circus; it brings down the mighty image of the law ....
You must be miserable in your job to want to be a cop so badly. And you should seek professional services for your unhealthy obsession with the police.

Lastly, if I were officer Macnamara I'd be looking to subpoena Topix for your identity as your obsession with him is borderline threatening. Especially with the history of people posting on here and then confronting the cops a few days later.
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#28 May 7, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Well, by golly, there SHOULD be an annual physical fitness test that our highly paiud lawmen and lawwomen have to successfully pass. It's just plain common sense.
Besides THAT, it just looks bad for Law Enforcement as a whole. When a cop appears that he could be moonlighting as the fatman at the local circus; it brings down the mighty image of the law ....
Do you take a physical or fitness test every year for your job?

And I don't want to hear I don't need to for my job either.
Sophisticated Thug

Westford, MA

#29 May 7, 2013
Wickedguy wrote:
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Do you take a physical or fitness test every year for your job?
And I don't want to hear I don't need to for my job either.
I knew Eddie when he was on the job in Lowell, nice guy..little slow but he knew when to keep his head down and mind his own biz.Things actually ran pretty smooth.
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#30 May 7, 2013
FLRetiree wrote:
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You must be miserable in your job to want to be a cop so badly. And you should seek professional services for your unhealthy obsession with the police.
Lastly, if I were officer Macnamara I'd be looking to subpoena Topix for your identity as your obsession with him is borderline threatening. Especially with the history of people posting on here and then confronting the cops a few days later.
NOW, NOW... Lighten up...lighten up..there was certainly NOTHING threatening in any of my words towards Jumbo...whoops..I mean Big Mac...

And, I already pegged YOU for being a retired lawman, a long time ago.

In many of our nation's police forces, there already ARE annual physical fitness exams that must be passed. Needless to say, even the police forces that DO require their lawmen to be in some semblance of physical fitness allow the portly members to simply carry a box of donuts over a certain distance (as an example) while the rest of the force has to rough it out with a real, legitimate test. In other words, the bulk of the members on these forces are capable of meeting a physical condition expectation. And, a few porkers get a free pass.

It is not unrealistic for us Taxpayers to expect (or even demand) that our countless HIGHLY paid LEO's are, in fact, in reasonable physical condition. When an individual looks more like the winner in the yearly Pie Eating Contest at the local 4 of July Muster; versus looking like a professional lawman; it is not only offensive to the Taxpaying Public; it is a poor reflection on law enforcement as a whole.

I support the addition of this annual testing to F-burgs LEOs.

Notice

Gardner, MA

#31 May 7, 2013
"countless HIGHLY paid LEO's"

They are neither countless or highly paid, we know how many and how much.

Not to take away from your opinion, there is nothing wrong with having the one you do, I take offense to the "countless" exaggerations used when internet trolls try to make even a valid point.

THere is no need for such, just make your point and let it stand, stop trying to hedge in your favor!
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#32 May 7, 2013
Notice wrote:
"countless HIGHLY paid LEO's"
They are neither countless or highly paid, we know how many and how much.
Not to take away from your opinion, there is nothing wrong with having the one you do, I take offense to the "countless" exaggerations used when internet trolls try to make even a valid point.
THere is no need for such, just make your point and let it stand, stop trying to hedge in your favor!
Just take a ride around F-burg some afternoon. Many times there is construction happening at more than one location; in addition to the usual work being performed by one of the service (utility/phone/internet/gas) companies. And, at these sites, we see off duty cops earning that good ol' Detail Pay that most of them savor. Jeeze, there are days where I see at least 6 or 7 cops just in F-burg alone; all working (working?) a lucrative paid detail. So, countless is not too far fetched a term.

Meanwhile, the on duty cops seem to pay more attention to minor motor vehicle infractions than they do the actual criminals....

And, highly paid? You betcha! Isn't at least half of our force earning in the $75k to the $125k a year range? I can answer that: yes.

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#33 May 7, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Just take a ride around F-burg some afternoon. Many times there is construction happening at more than one location; in addition to the usual work being performed by one of the service (utility/phone/internet/gas) companies. And, at these sites, we see off duty cops earning that good ol' Detail Pay that most of them savor. Jeeze, there are days where I see at least 6 or 7 cops just in F-burg alone; all working (working?) a lucrative paid detail. So, countless is not too far fetched a term.
Meanwhile, the on duty cops seem to pay more attention to minor motor vehicle infractions than they do the actual criminals....
And, highly paid? You betcha! Isn't at least half of our force earning in the $75k to the $125k a year range? I can answer that: yes.
Your jealousy is cute. As I said, I hope officer macnamara pursues a sobpoena. Threatening is in the eye of hte beholder.
Quarter pounder

Fitchburg, MA

#34 May 7, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Well, by golly, there SHOULD be an annual physical fitness test that our highly paiud lawmen and lawwomen have to successfully pass. It's just plain common sense.
Besides THAT, it just looks bad for Law Enforcement as a whole. When a cop appears that he could be moonlighting as the fatman at the local circus; it brings down the mighty image of the law ....
Sure well all get in shape and take a physical to stay on the job, just as long as you pay me an hour ot each day to work out, because after all you are requiring that I stay in shape.... Hell you can even through in a 10% bonsus for passing the test! We are game if those are the rules!!
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#35 May 7, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Just take a ride around F-burg some afternoon. Many times there is construction happening at more than one location; in addition to the usual work being performed by one of the service (utility/phone/internet/gas) companies. And, at these sites, we see off duty cops earning that good ol' Detail Pay that most of them savor. Jeeze, there are days where I see at least 6 or 7 cops just in F-burg alone; all working (working?) a lucrative paid detail. So, countless is not too far fetched a term.
Meanwhile, the on duty cops seem to pay more attention to minor motor vehicle infractions than they do the actual criminals....
And, highly paid? You betcha! Isn't at least half of our force earning in the $75k to the $125k a year range? I can answer that: yes.
That's a lot? I wouldn't get out of bed for that salary. I guess this is that low class mentality in Fitchburg.
Sophisticated Thug

Westford, MA

#36 May 7, 2013
Quarter pounder wrote:
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Sure well all get in shape and take a physical to stay on the job, just as long as you pay me an hour ot each day to work out, because after all you are requiring that I stay in shape.... Hell you can even through in a 10% bonsus for passing the test! We are game if those are the rules!!
Staying in shape is it's own reward. I boxed as a kid and that started a life long habit of working out.....and it has saved my life and the life of others many times. As far as fat cops go I don't believe there is a uniform regulation for obesity ...one town may differ from another.
Plus if the selectmen are fat they may let things slide.
Possible

Leominster, MA

#37 May 7, 2013
It's possible 'You know who' is unhappy with his own body and job or lack of. First he says cops don't work just carry donuts and stand on details. Then he says they should be in peak physical condition? People come in all shapes and sizes. I've worked in the past with people who struggled with weight problems but they showed up every day and worked hard.

To judge a person simply on how they look to you is wrong and an insult to everyone.
Blue light

Fitchburg, MA

#38 May 8, 2013
Possible wrote:
It's possible 'You know who' is unhappy with his own body and job or lack of. First he says cops don't work just carry donuts and stand on details. Then he says they should be in peak physical condition? People come in all shapes and sizes. I've worked in the past with people who struggled with weight problems but they showed up every day and worked hard.
To judge a person simply on how they look to you is wrong and an insult to everyone.
You're probably correct. Also, Sophistixated Thug is a well known homosexual who used to frequent rest stops and was rumored to be a male prostitute. He's mostly been arrested for petty crimes but Law Enforcement knows his movements.
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#39 May 8, 2013
Possible wrote:
It's possible 'You know who' is unhappy with his own body and job or lack of. First he says cops don't work just carry donuts and stand on details. Then he says they should be in peak physical condition? People come in all shapes and sizes. I've worked in the past with people who struggled with weight problems but they showed up every day and worked hard.
To judge a person simply on how they look to you is wrong and an insult to everyone.
Again, annual physical fitness testing is already happening in many of our nation's police departments. It is not unfair; it is just good, common sense:

1) Just how in hell is a big fat cop going to successfully participate in a foot chase? In the good ol' days, a cop would actually chase a bad guy on foot. These days, many lawmen figure that they can sit on their duffs in a cruiser and chase the bad guy (who is on foot) from the seat of a squad car. It's nonsense.

2) We all know that a fat, out of shape cop, who's heart becomes tired from pushing blood through all that blubbery mass, can simply go out on a "job related injury". They use the horsesh#t excuse that somehow the stress of the job caused their disability; not the fact that they are packing an extra 125 pounds or so. As near as I can tell; the only stress that McNamarra has had in the last 30 years had to do with hearing that Dippin Donuts had sold out all the honey glazed donuts one day......
Notice

Gardner, MA

#40 May 8, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Just take a ride around F-burg some afternoon. Many times there is construction happening at more than one location; in addition to the usual work being performed by one of the service (utility/phone/internet/gas) companies. And, at these sites, we see off duty cops earning that good ol' Detail Pay that most of them savor. Jeeze, there are days where I see at least 6 or 7 cops just in F-burg alone; all working (working?) a lucrative paid detail. So, countless is not too far fetched a term.
Meanwhile, the on duty cops seem to pay more attention to minor motor vehicle infractions than they do the actual criminals....
And, highly paid? You betcha! Isn't at least half of our force earning in the $75k to the $125k a year range? I can answer that: yes.
Here the troll comes and actually COUNTS them! Then say's "countless" is not too far fetched?

It's the warped way you think that this makes sense!

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