Debate on arming code enforcement off...

Debate on arming code enforcement officers

There are 124 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 7, 2008, titled Debate on arming code enforcement officers. In it, Newsday reports that:

In Patchogue, the guns are gone, but the controversy is not. For 17 years, the village allowed its code enforcement officers to carry guns while they handed out tickets for violations such as unleashed dogs and ...

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xcon

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#126 Aug 6, 2008
Uncle Jesse I’m not even going to pursue a conversation with you. I am still authorized to carry my firearm. So this hasn’t affected me in any way shape or form. And I do apolize if I sounded harsh with you. But the reason I got so heated is because we put our lives on the line to help and protect that community. We have been called many names and still did everything to do our job. The village has put us in a situation that maybe we should have never been put in but that was the case. We have been trained in all aspects of law use of deadly force and physical force. We have had the training as required by New York States Department of Criminal Justice. And you as an avid hunter do not look at your firearm as a weapon but as a tool to pursue your love for the sport of hunting. Just like I view my firearm as tool but the difference is if my weapon is drawn there is a likely hood that a death to human life can occur. Mace is also a form of deadly force. It can cause death as well. So to say mace and whistle I would have to find some humor with that. And Im not trying to put you down or sound superior to you. You have your own oppinions and views which believe me I do respect. Just like I have mine though, they are opposite. I did my very best to serve your mothers community very well and took pride of what I did and the people I did help out. From the person with the flat tire. To removing the drunks from the trains and stores. And stopping that speeding motorist going through stop signs when the kids would be playing in the streets. So you can call me anything you want rent a cop square badge. I have nothing to prove to you. The man up stairs knows what I have done and the scarf ices I made and that’s all that matters. I don’t need a pat on the back nor did I ever look for it. I have spent my Christmas, thanksgivings, and numerous holidays working in a village that I was proud to serve. And on the 12th of July I lost one of my closet friends who was killed by a drunk driver just directing traffic. And was there when he pasted in his hospital bed. And that is something I live with everyday of my life. Something you might never know about and something I would not wish on anyone. I have lost life in front of my eyes and believe it or not have saved it too. Things that people don’t hear about and I have my training to thank for it. So Uncle Jesse I would like to thank you for letting me express my views and I do apologize if you became my punching bag. And that was all the anger management I needed. So it is with respect I say thank you for letting me gets some things off my chest. It wasn’t an easy job down there and like I said if you didn’t live it you may never know what we did and who we helped. And it’s not your fault. So take care of yourself and good luck
Mr Goo

Bronx, NY

#127 Aug 6, 2008
Too many black in area,officer need canon

“ Fighting a corrupt system”

Since: Aug 08

Centereach,NY

#128 Aug 6, 2008
xcon wrote:
Uncle Jesse I’m not even going to pursue a conversation with you. I am still authorized to carry my firearm. So this hasn’t affected me in any way shape or form. And I do apolize if I sounded harsh with you. But the reason I got so heated is because we put our lives on the line to help and protect that community. We have been called many names and still did everything to do our job. The village has put us in a situation that maybe we should have never been put in but that was the case. We have been trained in all aspects of law use of deadly force and physical force. We have had the training as required by New York States Department of Criminal Justice. And you as an avid hunter do not look at your firearm as a weapon but as a tool to pursue your love for the sport of hunting. Just like I view my firearm as tool but the difference is if my weapon is drawn there is a likely hood that a death to human life can occur. Mace is also a form of deadly force. It can cause death as well. So to say mace and whistle I would have to find some humor with that. And Im not trying to put you down or sound superior to you. You have your own oppinions and views which believe me I do respect. Just like I have mine though, they are opposite. I did my very best to serve your mothers community very well and took pride of what I did and the people I did help out. From the person with the flat tire. To removing the drunks from the trains and stores. And stopping that speeding motorist going through stop signs when the kids would be playing in the streets. So you can call me anything you want rent a cop square badge. I have nothing to prove to you. The man up stairs knows what I have done and the scarf ices I made and that’s all that matters. I don’t need a pat on the back nor did I ever look for it. I have spent my Christmas, thanksgivings, and numerous holidays working in a village that I was proud to serve. And on the 12th of July I lost one of my closet friends who was killed by a drunk driver just directing traffic. And was there when he pasted in his hospital bed. And that is something I live with everyday of my life. Something you might never know about and something I would not wish on anyone. I have lost life in front of my eyes and believe it or not have saved it too. Things that people don’t hear about and I have my training to thank for it. So Uncle Jesse I would like to thank you for letting me express my views and I do apologize if you became my punching bag. And that was all the anger management I needed. So it is with respect I say thank you for letting me gets some things off my chest. It wasn’t an easy job down there and like I said if you didn’t live it you may never know what we did and who we helped. And it’s not your fault. So take care of yourself and good luck
Honestly, personally, I don't care whether your armed or not, It doesn't affect me in any way. I was just looking to debate and thanks for the service to that community. Good luck also.
Sean Bell Curve

Bronx, NY

#129 Aug 7, 2008
disarm all police,Obama and Sharpton will see to it yo

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