Westland leaders angry at Romulus police

Westland leaders angry at Romulus police

There are 14 comments on the Hometown Life story from Aug 22, 2008, titled Westland leaders angry at Romulus police. In it, Hometown Life reports that:

After hearing horrific accounts of a gunfight outside a Westland shopping center, city leaders indicated Monday they will formally condemn the way Romulus undercover police officers handled the Aug.

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Carl

Goodrich, MI

#1 Aug 22, 2008
Just recently I successfully completed an EIGHT HOUR CONCEALED WEAPONS TRAINING COURSE consisting of five hours of classroom instruction in FIREARMS LAW AND CIVIL LIABILITY, DEADLY FORCE, AVOIDING CRIMINAL ATTACK AND CONTROLLING A VIOLENT PERSON, SAFE FIREARM STORAGE AND HANDLING TO PROTECT A CHILD, HANDGUN SAFETY, HANDGUN OPERATION, AMMUNITION KNOWLEDGE AND THREE HOURS OF LIVE FIRE RANGE TIME, INCLUDING SHOOTING FUNDAMENTALS AND SHOOTING POSITIONS.

Our NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR explained to our class very, very clearly and strongly that you should never, never, never, never get involved in a gunfight! Well, that is exactly what your local police EXPOSED INNOCENT BYSTANDERS TO IN WESTLAND AT THAT BUSY STRIP MALL this month. That was just stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, STUPID OF the police to put INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE LINE OF GUNFIRE. STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!

They (the authorities) defied basic commmon sense rules. Dum.

I will never spend another dime in Romulus or Westland!

Since: Jan 08

Plymouth, MI

#2 Aug 22, 2008
Stupid for sure, but why punish the hard working business owners of Romulus or Westland?
Seeker

Farmington, MI

#3 Aug 26, 2008
Westland Cops=Keystone Cops
Anon

United States

#4 Aug 29, 2008
Carl,

When they told you that you should never get into a gun fight, they were correct. But you are not the POLICE!!!!! I am sure it was done on purpose, quit being so judgemental.
Carl

Goodrich, MI

#5 Aug 31, 2008
Anon wrote:
Carl,
When they told you that you should never get into a gun fight, they were correct. But you are not the POLICE!!!!! I am sure it was done on purpose, quit being so judgemental.
Anon: You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.
DocM

United States

#6 Aug 31, 2008
Born in New Boston, lived in Romulus for 20 years and now live in Westland.

Romulus police, ordinance officers and their courts have to be among the most arrogant, irresponsible and money grubbing bunches I've ever run into.

Let your grass grow .5" beyond their standard and POW - you're in court paying a $150 fine. YES, the ordinance officer will get out of his/her car with a RULER and take pictures!!

Get hit from behind by someone who has a long history of speeding in the city and POW - you get the ticket despite his 100 foot long skid marks. Fought it and won, but still ended up paying $75 court costs.

Have your car stop 1 block from your house and POW - you get your car towed within 20 minutes even though you are in the process of having it towed to your house. Another $150.

Then there was the day we first moved into Romulus; signal on we were pulling into our drive and some guy hit us from behind - and he had pulled up onto the kerb to do so. Cop came and didn't write a ticket. Found out later he had a relative on the force.

Then there is their tendency to overreaction and questionable decision making. They have a local rep for such things, so this Westland shootout should be no surprise at all to Romulus residents. This story is just the tip of the iceberg.

Go to the Romulus courthouse any day and you'll find well over 100 people waiting just for morning court - and they have 4 judges to hand the case load.

Go to Westland's court, a city with many times the population, and you'll find maybe 25 people and 2 courts open, if that (I went a couple of days just to confirm my suspicions about Romulus)

Getting the drift? Romulus uses its court and police as a revenue streams.
Bob

Sterling Heights, MI

#7 Sep 9, 2008
Carl wrote:
They (the authorities) defied basic commmon sense rules. Dum.
Wow, dumb? Please go back to fifth grade.
ANGRY

AOL

#8 Nov 25, 2008
Stop your ignorant speed trap you have at metro airport.You people need to have your butts kicked.Romulus police must be a joke.
LDizzy

United States

#9 Feb 28, 2009
ANGRY wrote:
Stop your ignorant speed trap you have at metro airport.You people need to have your butts kicked.Romulus police must be a joke.
A few of you have hit the nail right on the head when you said, ignorant, money grubbing and dumb. Being a Romulus resident I would like to put my 2 cents in... Westland had no idea of what Romulus was about to pull off. I agree that Romulus acted dangerously and completely disrespceted Westland by endangering many innocent people. Romulus police are greedy and dishonest and I hope one day the truth will come out!
Nova

Livonia, MI

#10 Jul 21, 2009
I wanted to know what DocM from Detroit, MI name is because my whole family was arrested Thursday for nothing (in Romulus) and this was all over the ordnance officer that has been harnessing our family for over 20 years. We will be trying to get a court case against the city and you know first hand what we are talking about.
Mike

United States

#11 Jul 21, 2009
To the Romulus cop that sits in a mini van and radios ahead seat belt violations, it was me that flipped you off. HAHAHAHA you were so pissed and I got away!
Heh

Ogden, UT

#12 Dec 31, 2009
Carl,
5 hours of training????
Obviously you are qualified to make judgement calls on any police related call regarding a firearm. AND ANY firearm related incident. YOU are the man.
Why don't you have a full time job telling police officers what to do?
You should at LEAST work for the news OR a firearms safety related agency.
T Bal

Dearborn, MI

#14 Mar 10, 2011
Your an expert after 8 hours of training. Thats fantastic. Please tell us more. Why dont you put a uniform on for a little longer thatn 8 hours idiot!
T Bal

Dearborn, MI

#15 Mar 10, 2011
DocM sounds like you should start following the rules

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