Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Kudos To Chief Baxter ~ He Woke Up *

  
WHEC reports Chief Todd is confident arrests will be made as Greece police start looking at social-networking sites to find out who was fighting at the Youth Festival Monday night. They also want to determine if there are any links between the violence planned at Seabreeze, some incidents at the beach & the disruption at the mall.

"Just because we didn't make any arrests that night doesn't mean they're not going to be held to the letter of the law.” ~~ Chief Todd

* SCATS' BLOG from earlier today suggested Greece police make use of social-networking sites to help solve crimes ;)
  

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well at least we know he must be reading this blog. It's a start.

Anonymous said...

apparently though scats would make a better chief

MEOW!!

SCATS said...

To 6:42PM ~~ Aw gee, thanks!

PURR ;)

Anonymous said...

He was very impressive on Bob Lonsberry show on Wed. Gave very good explaination of the how and why things were handled the way they were. Very professional and very open. Thanks, Chief!

SCATS said...

To 5:24AM ~~ Chief Todd does talk the talk. If he can give it legs, then I might get excited.

Anonymous said...

Scats maybe the outfit you wore to the police promotion ceremony put him to sleep.

For someone who has so much advice for everyone else, you could use a personal stylist!

SCATS said...

To 10:56AM ~~ You didn't like my Summer coat? Boohoo :(

Anonymous said...

Where I work, we have RPD officers working as security at night. After a while you get to know them well and I can honestly say Mr. Todd Baxter came up in conversation many times. Not one had anything bad to say about Mr. Baxter; Many say they would follow him any where and made comments that they would love to work for him again.
To me that says a great deal about him as a man and being the head of our police department. In my opinion, not only does he talk the talk, he walks the walk.
I still like to see a man with this type of integrity run for our Town Supervisor Position once Augie finally figures out that he will never pull off another win again. The people of Greece will not make this mistake again with electing someone as imcompatant as Mr. Auberger.

Chuck Male

SCATS said...

To Chuck Male ~~ I like the fact he seems to be talking about certain things much more openly than I've seen in a long time. The reality though is he is just one person working with a group from GPD who might not be entirely "clean" despite the purging. As I've said before, if the dysfunction withing GPD remains, as it surely does at Town Hall who supervises him, then he will either become part of the problem over time, or be forced to leave. One person can't rescue a dysfunctional organization by himself.

I don't think Auberger intends to run again. At least that was the impression I had pre-vote last Fall ... that this would be his final term. If it is his final term, expect him to resign shortly before the term expires so the Republicans can instill someone new who will have some name recognition going into the vote ... one way they assure a win.

Anonymous said...

I hear that Baxter is already unhappy with Auberger's interference.
I don't think he has the control he wants.

SCATS said...

To 2:13PM ~~ Are you suggesting that he doesn't like being told to not attend the monthly meeting (in May) of his fan club at NGN?

Anonymous said...

"I hear that Baxter is already unhappy with Auberger's interference."

Interesting, where did you hear that because I heard he's very happy with the control he has, feels he's getting plenty of support from the town and the public and has a great relationship with his officers.

Why do you think we are each hearing completely different things?

Anonymous said...

@SCATS 10:20, Wow, you really don't like that people have positive things to say about Greece, do you?

SCATS said...

To 4:24PM ~~ How interesting that you interpreted my comment that way. I was agreeing that Baxter does speak very well. However, until I see plenty of actions to back up those words, I will remain skeptical & unimpressed. It takes time to rebuild trust once it's been shattered like it was under Rahn's reign and that's considered to be a NORMAL reaction to such a deep and ongoing breach.

SCATS said...

To 4:22PM ~~ Although I didn't write the comment you are quoting, it occurs to me that you are possibly/probably comparing two different things. "Auberger's interference" could mean a multitude of things that doesn't necessarily detract from Baxter's overall appearance of being in "control." Example: Auberger orders Baxter to not attend a certain event. Baxter stays away like his boss tells him to do, but no one "sees" anything unusual or any loss of "control" on the Chief's part.

Anonymous said...

@ SCATS 5:36 - actually ,you are completely wrong with what you think I am comparing. Can you please just allow the person who made the comment respond? I'd appreciate being able to address/ask questions directly to that person and not have you interject your thoughts and opinions which did not help but most likely prevented that person from responding themselves. Only they and I know what each of us are suggesting respectively as it pertains to our own comments, not you or anyone else who would like to impose their own personal thoughts upon us. I'm not being mean to you so please don't take it that way, I simply didn't appreciate your disruption of a blog dialogue I was hoping to have with someone else on this topic. Thank you for understanding and allowing discussion to occur here between that commenter and I.

Anonymous said...

SCATS why don't you run for Town Supervisor or Town Board or apply to be Police Chief. Apparently you know everything that is to know about everything and what the matter with Greece is and how to fix it. Instead of being part of the problem, why don't you seek to be part of the solution. Our town hasn't had a female Supervisor, here's your chance!

SCATS said...

To 11:33AM ~~ Good luck. It's atypical for people to resond back on here from my observations.

To 11:47AM ~~ Please explain in detail how I am "part of the problem." I can't wait to hear this. As far as the rest of your comment is concerned, I take it as a compliment. Common sense and logic goes a long ways, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

SCATS, I mean that by being part of the problem, rather then running for school board or getting involved, you use this blog to advocate of residents of the district to act in a manner that brings shame to this town. Then when a bad article is written in the paper about Greece, you don't blame yourself or like minded people, its automatically Auberger's fault or the Republicans cause in your eyes they're all evil. I'm not a Republican, but blaming them for all the problems in the world is petty and petulant.

Anonymous said...

to 11:33 - Having others 'impose' their ideas on you in a public forum is a problem? Your 'dialog' is private? I thought getting different points of view was the purpose of the blog. At least that's how I've always thought of it. How will you know if the right anonymous person responds anyway? Maybe its time for your own blog if having others chime in is such a big deal. Just my point of view. Since I know you'll be checking back to get your response from 6/3 2:13, I'll be waiting for a response to this.

SCATS said...

To 3:06PM ~~ Please give me some specific examples of where I have advocated that: " residents of the district to act in a manner that brings shame to this town."

Or, examples of
"a bad article" that was written about Greece where SCATS should be blamed?

I'd also like to know how ONE PERSON on the BOE or Town Board can bring change when it takes a MAJORITY VOTE to decide any issue. For Town Board that's 3 votes & for school board that's 5 votes.

I'm ALL EARS!

Anonymous said...

11:47
Scats does seem to know a lot which is more than we can say about Auberger. He can't remember anything!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well yes it does take a majority, but if your ideas are really what is right for the town or school district, then shouldn't that convince the rest of the members, unfortunately your right, you wouldn't be able to convince them because consistently your ideas of how to reform the town or school district would simply do harm, hence why nobody takes the advice on your blog and why although you issue marching orders for your supporters, they either don't listen to their Queen or they are unable to get a majority to go along because is not what is needed.

Anonymous said...

Wow 3:08, I don't know how the bee got in your bonnet but I'd like to think the previous poster would acknowledge themselves as such and that someone wouldn't pretend to be him or her and speak inappropriately on their behalf.

Maybe I wasn't clear enough for you to understand and that's ok. I'll try to explain it in a way that will help you grasp my point more easily. Hopefully it will help. SCATS responded with assuming or intimating what I was comparing and she was wrong. You and SCATS should learn about what it means to assume.

If you are older (at least mid to late twenties) you should understand that I'm not saying people caannot have opinions, but for SCATS to assume she knows what I am "probably" comparing is wrong, both figuratively and as I shared, literally.

Wouldn't you agree that I and only I know exactly what I was comparing as part of my comment? The same would go for you, SCATS and anyone else.

Looking forward to your response to that question.

Anonymous said...

All I can tell you regarding Baxter is it came from the police. He must have conveyed that impression to someone.

SCATS said...

To 4:57PM ~~ When it comes to assumptions, you certainly work hard at making your share of them. For one, you pretend to know me. For another, you pretend that you can control how the BLOG will be moderated and assume you can dictate how & when others can/may respond to your comments. Please take your soapbox on such topics elsewhere. I don't need you arguing with others over these sorts of ridiculous points in what is an open forum, as pointed out by 3:08PM. Perhaps you have enough of your own bees to start making some honey? Try sweetening your approach. Thank you.

SCATS said...

To 4:39PM ~~ I'm still awaiting the examples I asked for earlier. I will have to assume you've GOT NOTHING thus you ignored responding to them and tried to change the topic to the majority rules issue. Very predictable.

By the way, your entire comment is one run-on, meaningless sentence as it stands now. So I am breaking it down to try to make some sense of it.

Re: "Well yes it does take a majority, but if your ideas are really what is right for the town or school district, then shouldn't that convince the rest of the members..." Let's take just this much for now. Using your logic, any ONE policeman inside of GPD should have been able to turn the corruption around all by him/herself. Since that didn't happen, maybe we really need to fire every last officer because they couldn't convince the others to give up their evil ways, right?

Re: " ... unfortunately your right, you wouldn't be able to convince them because consistently your ideas of how to reform the town or school district would simply do harm ... " I'm still awaiting examples of this. Previously, you referred to it as me advocating that " residents of the district to act in a manner that brings shame to this town." GIVE ME EXAMPLES.

Re: " hence why nobody takes the advice on your blog" Again, show us the examples of this, please.

Re: " and why although you issue marching orders for your supporters, they either don't listen to their Queen or they are unable to get a majority to go along because is not what is needed." Examples please!

I'm betting you disappear, because we both (you and moi) realize you are trying to convince everyone it's raining when you pee on their leg.