McKinney Police Everywhere

McKinney Police Everywhere

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Jim

Mckinney, TX

#1 Apr 24, 2009
I have lived in McKinney since 1996 and like the city. However, one of the things that I have noticed more in the last 6 months than any other time is how many police are out at all times. I can drive 1/2 mile from my house off of Hardin and El Dorado and ofen see as many as 6 police cars patroling the area. 75% of the time when I am with 1/2 mile of my house, I will ofen see as many as 3-4 cars pulled over and the office is writing a ticket. I have lived in much larger cities but have never seen this many police in a suburban area. What is going on?
Out of Control

Englewood, CO

#2 Apr 24, 2009
It's just your tax dollars being wasted, Jim.
Out of control city council, out of control police chief, out of control mayor, out of control cops.....

Other towns feel the same.

"Whole Town Concerned About Police Harassment

Residents in Pelham Georgia say they are outraged at what they believe is police misconduct.

This comes about a month after residents say police wrongfully shot at a teenager's car in front of more than twenty bystanders.

Illegal searches are just one of the many complaints residents have.

Pelham resident Alice Griffin says, "They bust down people's doors and don't have search warrants when they search them and something needs to be done we want justice".

Pelham resident Hope Rutledge says, "They come in and out of our house searching our house and I let them come in even though they never have a search warrant to come in and search our house."

Residents gathered at a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss their concerns. They say police harass them at every turn and use unnecessary force when they pull people over.

Resident Evie Pollock says, "They start flashing their blue lights and bringing all the attention in on that individual that's harassment and it needs to stop".

"I was tasered eight times by the police department" says, Kerry Tucker. High school student Ethan Anderson says "It makes me feel intimidated it makes me feel scared I can't I can't even ride around my own hometown I've lived in for seventeen years."

Residents at the meeting filed formal complaints to law makers expressing their grievances. They say they won't stop until the powerful are held accountable.

The Pelham police public information officer was not available for comment

http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/43602092.ht...
El Tigre

Mckinney, TX

#3 Apr 24, 2009
Jim wrote:
I have lived in McKinney since 1996 and like the city. However, one of the things that I have noticed more in the last 6 months than any other time is how many police are out at all times. I can drive 1/2 mile from my house off of Hardin and El Dorado and ofen see as many as 6 police cars patroling the area. 75% of the time when I am with 1/2 mile of my house, I will ofen see as many as 3-4 cars pulled over and the office is writing a ticket. I have lived in much larger cities but have never seen this many police in a suburban area. What is going on?
Revenue collection. Bet you did NOT see any illegal immigrants getting tickets. Sanctuary city, ya know. These aliens violate the traffic safety and others laws around here with impunity.
Eyes and ears

Mckinney, TX

#4 Apr 24, 2009
Apparently the knowledge of local kids have it that they are anticipating a big drug bust of some sorts, not sure when or who but soon. Something about pills. They also just pull over randomly in the middle of the street and just sit there like creepers. . . waste of money for sure. They should prevent crimes and still be friendly and social with the community. That would help the overall purpose and cause.
Busted

United States

#5 Apr 24, 2009
Eyes and ears wrote:
Apparently the knowledge of local kids have it that they are anticipating a big drug bust of some sorts, not sure when or who but soon. Something about pills. They also just pull over randomly in the middle of the street and just sit there like creepers... waste of money for sure. They should prevent crimes and still be friendly and social with the community. That would help the overall purpose and cause.
So the FEDS are gonna finally bust the PD for drug cartel involvement?

HOORAY!

Ho
Jim

Mckinney, TX

#6 Apr 24, 2009
Thanks for the posts. Maybe the McKinney police are looking for drug issues? But honestly, I have never seen this many police in a town this size. Two weeks ago a policeman was writing a ticket to two boys for riding their skateboards early in the evening off of Orchid. I have never seen that before. One of the issues that I do notice is how young the McKinney policemen are. Most of them look like they just got out of college, maybe 22. Would be interested in hearing others comments about the McKinney poice activity.
Eyes and ears

Mckinney, TX

#7 Apr 24, 2009
Notice how they are all in new McKinney and not old downtown. Half of the department looks like they're the ones on drugs. Talking on cell phones while driving (isn't that now illegal), cutting people off, smoking cigerettes in their car, taking 2 hour lunches at restaurants in their uniform.(insert sarcasm here) Obviously the life of a McKinney policeman is tough.
El Tigre

Mckinney, TX

#8 Apr 24, 2009
Jim wrote:
Thanks for the posts. Maybe the McKinney police are looking for drug issues? But honestly, I have never seen this many police in a town this size. Two weeks ago a policeman was writing a ticket to two boys for riding their skateboards early in the evening off of Orchid. I have never seen that before. One of the issues that I do notice is how young the McKinney policemen are. Most of them look like they just got out of college, maybe 22. Would be interested in hearing others comments about the McKinney poice activity.
City Hall needs a complete cleaning, including the police chief, mayor, city council, and all department heads. The firemen are a bunch of wild cowboys racing to fender-benders and non-emergency situations, and wasting the taxpayers money on every hand and corner. These wild indians make enough noise racing up and down the streets to wake the dead. Much, if not most, of it is absolutely unnecessary. The police, nor the firemen, are being properly supervised as far as can be determined. Who was it that declared McKinney a sanctuary city? And nothing is being done about all the riff-raff rambling through neighbors hanging unwanted, trash advertisements on the doors of homeowners. Many of the so-call door-hangers have criminal backgrounds and constitute a danger to homeowners, especially the elderly. Van loads of these transients are dropped of in subdivisions almost daily and wander about at will, strewing trash as they go. But the police, and the power structure at city hall apparently feel writing traffic tickets among hardworking citizens is far more important than patrolling neighborhoods and keeping them safe.
Truth

San Antonio, TX

#9 Apr 24, 2009
They are watching out for you, the whiney dufus lawbreaker posters that love to post under many different names so you can have conversations with yourselves.

Glad to see them out there keeping you whiney baby scofflaws in line. I'd explain it to ya better but you aren't capable of understanding.

If you learned how to live within the law you wouldn't have so many problems with the police.

Carry on with your sniveling and bad driving now now. You people are better than most comedies on TV fer sure.
Trophy Club

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Apr 24, 2009
Truth wrote:
They are watching out for you, the whiney dufus lawbreaker posters…..

Glad to see them out there keeping you whiney baby scofflaws in line….
Typical “can’t take of things myself” little wussy aren’t you truth? Cry baby. You probably call 911 to get help wiping your butt.

Just because you are sniveling wimp, you assume that people who discuss a topic, they must be lawbreakers. Idiot.

Speaking of comedies, I think me and the trophy wife (she doesn’t mind me calling that …. it makes her giggle and her big bust wiggle) will mosey over to our theatre media room (25 seats), make ourselves a nice martini or two at the bar and watch a funny movie.

Enjoy your miserable lonely life, loser. Ciao.
doug

Aubrey, TX

#11 Apr 25, 2009
Dont the citizens of Mckinney deserve better ??? Mr.MAYOR common sense is a wonderful thing obviosly you dont have common sense.Before you you give consent to do a radio interview make sure you have all the FACTS.And what did you story about a woman running down the street chase by two male have to do with my son case about baggy pants?.The mayor terms is ending next month and his admistration will be remember by this poorly addresed interview with krld 1080 dallas.You local police dept has had a on-going pattern of continued corruption and criminal activity.For all that dont know the Mayor gave a interview on krld about my son baggy pants pls listen to it its very inters.
Brown Sugar

Mckinney, TX

#12 Apr 25, 2009
Truth wrote:
They are watching out for you, the whiney dufus lawbreaker posters that love to post under many different names so you can have conversations with yourselves.
Glad to see them out there keeping you whiney baby scofflaws in line. I'd explain it to ya better but you aren't capable of understanding.
If you learned how to live within the law you wouldn't have so many problems with the police.
Carry on with your sniveling and bad driving now now. You people are better than most comedies on TV fer sure.
If you and your dumb@$$ mayor can explain it, we are perfectly capable of understanding, but please use good grammar and punctuation. I SUPPORT GOOD LAW ENFORCEMENT! Always have, but there doen't seem to be much of that in McKinney. Never had as much as a jay-walking ticket, much less a moving violation. I practice being law-abiding. Can you say the same? Are YOU capable of distinguishing criminals from law-abiding, tax-paying citizens? Some in the MPD seem to have it backwards....the neighborhoods are ignored almost completely, but main traffic thoroughfares are heavily patrolled, and users ticketed unmercifully. Illegal immigrants seem to be largely ignored. This is not traffic enforcement, but simply revenue collection, and a gross injustice. Have another donut.
Pete Tarley

Seattle, WA

#13 Apr 25, 2009
If you don't believe it's all about revenue collection - not about serving the public - then go here:

http://www.mckinneypolice.org/homeframe.asp...

Although these reports don't tell you much and are in fact "childish" in terms a useful management information they do tell you one thing.

The main "crime" around here and where the MPD spends most of it's time and our money is --- writing tickets.

There are some 200+ people in that department, they have a new set of buildings, cars, motorcycles, bikes, army weapons (for what exactly?) on and on. And, one of the worst reputations as a police department in the state. Many are "rejects" from other departments, including the chiefs.

There's obviously temendous dis-satisfaction with this department, yet they just stonewall.
Truth

San Antonio, TX

#14 Apr 25, 2009
You dumbass scofflaws hate to see the police because they'll give you another ticket and keep you from participating in illegal activities.

Successful, law-abiding citizens know that police presence is welcome and keeps the crime down. Just look how it upsets you dummies, especially "Brown Sugar".

Some of you can't stay out of trouble, that is your own dumb, low-IQed fault. The rest of us wave and appreciate the police keeping you dumb comics in line.

Now go google some SWAT hate sites and eat your frozen burritos.
4 dumbass

Houston, TX

#15 Apr 25, 2009
Truth wrote:
You dumbass scofflaws hate to see the police because they'll give you another ticket and keep you from participating in illegal activities.
Successful, law-abiding citizens know that police presence is welcome and keeps the crime down. Just look how it upsets you dummies, especially "Brown Sugar".
Some of you can't stay out of trouble, that is your own dumb, low-IQed fault. The rest of us wave and appreciate the police keeping you dumb comics in line.
Now go google some SWAT hate sites and eat your frozen burritos.
Just love the way you spelled “low-IQed”, it shows that besides being a pussy who depends on someone else to take care of you, you have a low intelligence quotient.

The last thing in the world you are “truth” is a successful, law-abiding citizen.

You’re a presumptuous dolt. And Google is spelled with a capital “G”……..
hehehehe

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Apr 25, 2009
Sounds like all the drug dealers are on this post. Wow, you guys will be the first to call 911 when you see a cat in your yard. MPD has good officers and im proud to live here. Why don't you guys talk about all the little secrets in your closet...bet you would fill this entire post. People like you give McKinney a bad name. Stupid bastard!!!!
Jacksons Protege

Houston, TX

#17 Apr 25, 2009
hehehehe wrote:
Why don't you guys talk about all the little secrets in your closet...bet you would fill this entire post. People like you give McKinney a bad name.
"hehehehe", that’s like Michael Jackson’s favorite signature sound, right? Awww c'mon now, since you're so familiar with "being in the closet" we want you to know it's fine for you to "come out". Really.

No one's going to persecute you. And no one's going to bitch slap you. C'mon it's ok to come out of your closet, we're really OK with your lifestyle. Honestly.

And if you get too frightened you can call the MPD to protect you. Just try and stay away from the little boys, OK?
El Tigre

Mckinney, TX

#18 Apr 25, 2009
Truth wrote:
You dumbass scofflaws hate to see the police because they'll give you another ticket and keep you from participating in illegal activities.
Successful, law-abiding citizens know that police presence is welcome and keeps the crime down. Just look how it upsets you dummies, especially "Brown Sugar".
Some of you can't stay out of trouble, that is your own dumb, low-IQed fault. The rest of us wave and appreciate the police keeping you dumb comics in line.
Now go google some SWAT hate sites and eat your frozen burritos.
Careful! You may well exceed the limits of your GED and room temperature IQ. I'm a law-abiding, tax-paying citizen who supports GOOD, honest law enforcement; and law enforcement officers who have integrity and know the difference between criminals and the citizens who pay their salary. You would do well to brush up on that....and learn how to treat the public. Not everyone is a criminal. I side the smart officers who have the snap and know-how to deal with an enlightened citizenry. Rambo is not needed in McKinney, Texas. Have another donut and try to do better.
El Tigre

Mckinney, TX

#19 Apr 25, 2009
hehehehe wrote:
Sounds like all the drug dealers are on this post. Wow, you guys will be the first to call 911 when you see a cat in your yard. MPD has good officers and im proud to live here. Why don't you guys talk about all the little secrets in your closet...bet you would fill this entire post. People like you give McKinney a bad name. Stupid bastard!!!!
You must be one of the mayor's boys. You left out the word, "some," good officers. And I sincerely believe there are SOME good officers in MPD, but the Rambo types are doing a lot of damage among law-abiding citizens of this fair city. Why get angry and call people childish names....does no good, just corroborates what many feel about MPD. Do a little self-assessment, take stock; and for God's sake try to improve. McKinney deserves good law enforcement; and likely a new mayor and police chief....one that will insure the tax payers are getting what they pay for, not a bunch of revenue-collecting hulligans....disguised as officers. No disrespect intended. Enjoy a free donut.
Jim

Mckinney, TX

#20 Apr 25, 2009
I am not concerned about the Mckinney police doing their duty, which is what they get paid for with our tax dollars. My initial concern in this blog is that I was just concerned about how many police there seem to be on every corner and every parking lot and every where I travel especially on the West side. I see them everywhere I go, but as others have noted, only on the West side. When I drive on 380 or anywhere on the East side, I rarely ever see a police car. But not on the West side. I travel a lot and never see this may police in Los Angeles or even in Detroit, and God only knows they have a lot more crime than we do. I have mentioned this to my friends and even at Legacy Bank off of Hardin, and they say the same thing. Police everywhere. There must be something going on here with drugs or something. Same issue in Allen. I got pulled over after I stopped at a stop sign near the skate park there, and the officer was stopped in his car on the other side of the intersection so I assumed he was doing something else. I told him I stopped but he wanted to write me a ticket any way. I told him go ahead and I would see him in court since I had witnesses in the car. He went back to his car and came back and said he would not write a ticket and went off to another call. I shold have filed a formal complaint. I have never seen this kind of police activity before and just seems odd to me since most of it seems very petty and small. Police must be on a quota for revenue collection. My only concern is that one of these "very young policemen" is going to pull the wrong person over for no apparent reason and they are going to get shot for sure. Some of us just are not going to tolerate being taken advantage of.

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