hey hey black Albert

Columbus, OH

#1 Oct 6, 2013
Check this weasel story from 10tv...

Consultant Says Park Rangers Shouldn't Have Guns
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/10/0...

"... consultant hired by metro parks officials in the Columbus area recommends that parks officials create a separate armed police force or pay an existing law-enforcement agency to patrol the parks."

Who is or are the sh^thead consultant(s) that wants another armed-to-the-teeth Gestapo goon squad, paramiltary Metro Parks SWAT team?

Give the rangers a side arm and an rifle.
Blacklicks Only Poster

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Oct 6, 2013
hey hey black Albert wrote:
Check this weasel story from 10tv...
Consultant Says Park Rangers Shouldn't Have Guns
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/10/0...
"... consultant hired by metro parks officials in the Columbus area recommends that parks officials create a separate armed police force or pay an existing law-enforcement agency to patrol the parks."
Who is or are the sh^thead consultant(s) that wants another armed-to-the-teeth Gestapo goon squad, paramiltary Metro Parks SWAT team?
Give the rangers a side arm and an rifle.
Waste a "view" on the Dispatch article, if you can find it. 10tv is the red-head stepchild of the Dispatch Media Group and provides as little info as possible.
hey hey black Albert

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 6, 2013
Blacklicks Only Poster wrote:
<quoted text>
Waste a "view" on the Dispatch article, if you can find it. 10tv is the red-head stepchild of the Dispatch Media Group and provides as little info as possible.
Waste a view is right. Btw, does the dispatch article name the neo-fasci consultants?
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#4 Oct 6, 2013
hey hey black Albert wrote:
Check this weasel story from 10tv...
Consultant Says Park Rangers Shouldn't Have Guns
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/10/0...
"... consultant hired by metro parks officials in the Columbus area recommends that parks officials create a separate armed police force or pay an existing law-enforcement agency to patrol the parks."
Who is or are the sh^thead consultant(s) that wants another armed-to-the-teeth Gestapo goon squad, paramiltary Metro Parks SWAT team?
Give the rangers a side arm and an rifle.
No just give them a a copy of laws. Words on paper are supposed to defend tax payers, then those words on paper should be good enough for the public trough feeders.
Blacklicks Only Poster

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 Oct 6, 2013
hey hey black Albert wrote:
<quoted text>Waste a view is right. Btw, does the dispatch article name the neo-fasci consultants?
I don't know. I couldn't find it.
Chucky

United States

#6 Oct 6, 2013
hey hey black Albert wrote:
<quoted text>Waste a view is right. Btw, does the dispatch article name the neo-fasci consultants?
Voorhees associates of Chicago were the consultants.
Blacklicks Only Poster

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Oct 6, 2013
FOUND IT!

Consultant doesn’t back armed rangers in Metro Parks

By Mark Ferenchik

The Columbus Dispatch Friday October 4, 2013 5:47 AM

Metro Parks rangers argued that there should be armed patrols in the parks.

A consultant hired by parks officials agrees, but it isn’t quite what the rangers had hoped for: Instead of arming the current rangers, the consultant recommended that the parks should either create an armed police force to keep visitors safe, or pay an existing law-enforcement agency to patrol the parks.

That doesn’t sit well with a union leader who represents the park rangers.

“They’re law-enforcement officers — arm them,” said Tracy Rader, staff representative of the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council. Rader noted that Metro Parks rangers already receive firearms training.

Metro Parks officials repeatedly have rejected rangers’ requests to arm themselves to protect themselves and park visitors. Their requests, however, spurred the study.

The consultant, Voorhees Associates of Chicago, presented Metro Parks officials seven options to consider, including arming the 18 full-time rangers.

However, Voorhees did not recommend arming rangers.

The report recommends several options, including:

• Establishing a “Metro Park District Police” that could include some current rangers.

• Disbanding the current commissioned ranger program, replacing rangers with a “guest services” staff and paying local police to patrol the parks.

The latter option would save Metro Parks more than $1.5 million in annual personnel costs but would require paying for local police contracts.

If the Metro Parks did nothing, that could lead to lawsuits, the report warns.

Voorhees was paid $32,514 to conduct the risk assessments and interview park rangers and managers. The consultant said the parks are vulnerable to indiscriminate or targeted shootings as well as someone driving into park visitors who are on foot.

Two Metro Parks commissioners, Jeff McNealey and Greg Lashutka, said they could not comment until they had read the report.

“It’s obviously a significant issue,” McNealey said.

The report notes that the U.S. Forest Service and California State Parks arms their rangers, as do Cleveland Metroparks, Toledo Metro Parks and Five Rivers MetroParks in Dayton.

A majority of full-time rangers did not feel safe, according to the report, and one-third of them favored arming part-time rangers.

The report also said the Greenway Trails “provide a unique risk exposure in terms of safety for both rangers and the public,” and it suggests putting in emergency call towers with video cameras and possibly hiring a private firm to monitor the security system when Metro Parks personnel are not on duty.

The report also suggests increasing the training time for rangers from 90 hours to 240 hours, and analyzing the radio system, which rangers said has problems.

McNealey, who leads the parks board, said he, Lashutka and fellow Commissioner Jim McGregor probably will discuss the report at the Metro Parks board meeting at Prairie Oaks Metro Park on Tuesday.

mferenchik@dispatch.com

@MarkFerenchik
Neutral Party

Louisville, KY

#8 Oct 6, 2013
http://www.topix.com/forum/louisville/T39TD17... I wish my sister would come visit again. The things we did together were so much fun. I enjoy our alone time the most. The things we do behind closed doors only my mom knows about. She taught us both.

I love my mom the most. She's still the best ever.
hey hey black Albert

Columbus, OH

#9 Oct 6, 2013
Blacklicks Only Poster wrote:
FOUND IT!
The consultant, Voorhees Associates of Chicago,
Figgers they'd be from that sewer Chicongo. Thanks

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