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Police officers and other law enforcement agents have to carefully navigate requests from the public, and high-powered public figures for special treatment.
It is not unusual for a friend or neighbor to ask a police officer to “fix” a parking ticket or traffic cite. The only way an officer can do that is to pay the fine themselves. Other requests may include doing a background check on the new boyfriend that their daughter is dating, or running a license plate for info on some run-in they might have had in a parking lot. All of them are forbidden and could cost an officer their job.
Personal favors like restaurants not charging an officer for a meal can be avoided by leaving a tip that covers the cost of the meal on the table when you leave. You’ve paid for the meal and if the waitress is allowed to keep the full amount so be it.
Citation books have a starting number and ending number. When you check out a cite book, you have to register that book on a separate ledger. You can void a cite from time to time, but if you void a high number of cites a sergeant is going to question why. The concern is that you’re conducting your own traffic court out on the road. You have to sign in on the computer in the precinct and looking at cases that don’t concern you will bring an inquiry from detectives. Their concern is that you might be trading info for cash.
Dog-robber is a military term for an aide to a high-ranking officer, at least it was at one time. Chores like picking up his wife’s dry cleaning and other mundane chores can be a dog-robber’s lot in life. The reward is promotion.
The Secret Service is coming under some scrutiny for its involvement with Hunter Biden. Have they become dog-robbers?
From an article in Law Enforcement Today:
Newly revealed screenshots from Hunter Biden’s independently authenticated infamous laptop show Hunter refusing to come out of his hotel room at the prodding of Secret Service agents.
A bill from May 2018 shows Hunter stayed at the Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood for seven days on the third floor. According to the report, Hunter ordered room service each night, drank at the hotel bar, and racked up a $5,195 bill, including a $400 fine for smoking in his room.
The report also stated that he sought refilled prescription drugs of stimulant Viagra, anti-depressant Lexapro, and anxiety-reducing Clonazepam. A message that purportedly came from one of the agents said:
“H, I’m in the lobby come down. Thanks.”
Hunter responded by saying:
The agent wrote back:
“Come on H this is linked to Celtic’s account. DC is calling me every 10 minutes. Let me up or come down. I can’t help you if you don’t let me in H.”
Reportedly, the “Celtic’s account” is an apparent “code name” for a senior politician under protection. Hunter replied to buy more time:
“I promise. Be right down, sorry.”
Minutes pass and still no sign of Hunter in the lobby. The next message to Hunter said:
“Dales here. He is going to front desk call and tell them to give us a key now H. As your friend we need to resolve this in the immediate. Call the front desk now H or I will have to assume you are in danger and we will have to make them give us keys.”
“Really, I am coming down right now. I really promise. Was in the bathroom buddy. Coming right his second.”
Yet, again, Hunter did not come down to the lobby. The next text from the agent said:
“We’re at the door. Open it.”
This alleged protection in 2018 raises questions of legality as the Biden’s claimed they did not have protection in 2018. Joe Biden reportedly lost his secret service protection after his vice presidency.
I wonder who “Celtic” is. Regardless, one of the most beautiful words in the English language is “no.” Like a parent, law enforcement officers should use the word “no” whenever it’s appropriate, unless they aspire to be dog-robbers.Published in