Fixing Tickets and Dog-Robbers

 

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:

“5 minutes.”

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.”

Hunter replied:

“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.

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  1. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    It’s all lies.  Of course they covered for him and carried his water.  Of course they are lying now.  Our government agencies are mostly to some degree corrupted by the Democrats.  Nothing will come of this, anybody that sticks their nose into it too much will be sanctioned.  

     

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  2. Chuck Thatcher
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    Quite off the excellent point of the post:  Two weeks ago when I was at a restaurant we frequent (and are known by sight if not by name) there was a table of sheriff’s deputies and a couple of city cops.  As we left I gave their waitress money to put toward their bill, probably covered most of it.  Would that have been a problem?

    Moving right along, Hunter is, at best, a jerk.

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  3. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Chuck (View Comment):

    Quite off the excellent point of the post: Two weeks ago when I was at a restaurant we frequent (and are known by sight if not by name) there was a table of sheriff’s deputies and a couple of city cops. As we left I gave their waitress money to put toward their bill, probably covered most of it. Would that have been a problem?

    Moving right along, Hunter is, at best, a jerk.

    This isn’t a problem as long as you didn’t ask for a favor, or they didn’t ask you to pay for their meal.

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  4. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Quite off the excellent point of the post: Two weeks ago when I was at a restaurant we frequent (and are known by sight if not by name) there was a table of sheriff’s deputies and a couple of city cops. As we left I gave their waitress money to put toward their bill, probably covered most of it. Would that have been a problem?

    Moving right along, Hunter is, at best, a jerk.

    This isn’t a problem as long as you didn’t ask for a favor, or they didn’t ask you to pay for their meal.

    We do it for deputies and EMS crews all the time, and often our entire crew goes to eat after a fire and some citizen will pay for our meal.  We usually leave huge tips so everyone wins.

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  5. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    Doug Watt: I wonder who “Celtic” is. Regardless,

    Google tells me:

    For Biden, and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, the President and First Lady have decided to keep the code names they once had as Vice President and Second Lady – Celtic and Capri.

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  6. Jim McConnell Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Quite off the excellent point of the post: Two weeks ago when I was at a restaurant we frequent (and are known by sight if not by name) there was a table of sheriff’s deputies and a couple of city cops. As we left I gave their waitress money to put toward their bill, probably covered most of it. Would that have been a problem?

    Moving right along, Hunter is, at best, a jerk.

    This isn’t a problem as long as you didn’t ask for a favor, or they didn’t ask you to pay for their meal.

    We do it for deputies and EMS crews all the time, and often our entire crew goes to eat after a fire and some citizen will pay for our meal. We usually leave huge tips so everyone wins.

    Back when I was mobile, I used to pay for breakfast for any service people in the restaurant (they are making a valuable sacrifice). I tried that at breakfast in a local out-of-town hotel chain, and the cashier said, “That’s not necessary; we always pay for servicemen’s breakfasts ourselves.” The American spirit.

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  7. Randy Webster Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):
    We do it for deputies and EMS crews all the time, and often our entire crew goes to eat after a fire and some citizen will pay for our meal.  We usually leave huge tips so everyone wins.

    Anytime I ever got free food I tipped a lot more than I usually would have.

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  8. Randy Webster Member
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    Is a dog-robber the same as a batman?

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  9. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Is a dog-robber the same as a batman?

    Yes, although it has more to do with an enlisted man in the British army that took care of an officer’s uniform, quarters, and kit.

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  10. Basil Fawlty Member
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    No Twitter for you.

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  11. Basil Fawlty Member
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    Doug Watt: 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.

    Sigh!

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  12. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    No help with having somebody whacked then? Figures. If you want to have a job done right, you gotta do it yourself.

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  13. navyjag Lincoln
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    And I thought Billy Carter and Hillary’s brother were the biggest stains on the Presidency. How times change. 

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  14. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    “H” had a real problem, and in writing the book, the way he wrote it, he’s basically screaming to the world that he’s still an addict.  Folks in real recovery don’t chest-thump about how much blow they were doing, they don’t compare themselves to other well-known drug users, nor walk right past accountability for their actions.

    Can’t imagine having to babysit adults like this.

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/hunter-biden-book-review/

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  15. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):

    “H” had a real problem, and in writing the book, the way he wrote it, he’s basically screaming to the world that he’s still an addict. Folks in real recovery don’t chest-thump about how much blow they were doing, they don’t compare themselves to other well-known drug users, nor walk right past accountability for their actions.

    Can’t imagine having to babysit adults like this.

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/hunter-biden-book-review/

    I used to work for a paper recycling company.  Books like Biden’s were funny.  They would come out an be reported as big successes with the authors making millions.  A month or two latter we would get semi trucks full of these books for destruction back to recycle.  What a gimmick 

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  16. Flicker Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Gazpacho Grande’ (View Comment):

    “H” had a real problem, and in writing the book, the way he wrote it, he’s basically screaming to the world that he’s still an addict. Folks in real recovery don’t chest-thump about how much blow they were doing, they don’t compare themselves to other well-known drug users, nor walk right past accountability for their actions.

    Can’t imagine having to babysit adults like this.

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/hunter-biden-book-review/

    I used to work for a paper recycling company. Books like Biden’s were funny. They would come out an be reported as big successes with the authors making millions. A month or two latter we would get semi trucks full of these books for destruction back to recycle. What a gimmick

    But they were all bought and paid for, right?

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  17. Randy Webster Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Gazpacho Grande’ (View Comment):

    “H” had a real problem, and in writing the book, the way he wrote it, he’s basically screaming to the world that he’s still an addict. Folks in real recovery don’t chest-thump about how much blow they were doing, they don’t compare themselves to other well-known drug users, nor walk right past accountability for their actions.

    Can’t imagine having to babysit adults like this.

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/hunter-biden-book-review/

    I used to work for a paper recycling company. Books like Biden’s were funny. They would come out an be reported as big successes with the authors making millions. A month or two latter we would get semi trucks full of these books for destruction back to recycle. What a gimmick

    But they were all bought and paid for, right?

    Was it Jim Wright who had to resign for a similar scheme?

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  18. Flicker Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Gazpacho Grande’ (View Comment):

    “H” had a real problem, and in writing the book, the way he wrote it, he’s basically screaming to the world that he’s still an addict. Folks in real recovery don’t chest-thump about how much blow they were doing, they don’t compare themselves to other well-known drug users, nor walk right past accountability for their actions.

    Can’t imagine having to babysit adults like this.

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/hunter-biden-book-review/

    I used to work for a paper recycling company. Books like Biden’s were funny. They would come out an be reported as big successes with the authors making millions. A month or two latter we would get semi trucks full of these books for destruction back to recycle. What a gimmick

    But they were all bought and paid for, right?

    Was it Jim Wright who had to resign for a similar scheme?

    I don’t know but it occurred to me with Bill Clinton or perhaps as late as 0bama that book deals for politicians were just payoffs.  I don’t know who foots the bills at the publishing house for the millions in royalties they pay out, but it doesn’t make good financial sense to pay millions in advance for a ghost-written book that doesn’t even sell well, side steps giving gifts and frank bribery.  It’s the perfect scheme.

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