Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Goodbye Woycechowsky...

David,

I have told you many times, my blog is not intended to be a forum for discussion of case law.

Your blog seems to do just fine at that. Leave it there.

If I were to write a blog post to meet your requirements for legalese content, it would be four times as long. In fact, I have already written that. It's called a police report.

I do not write these blog posts to debate legal concepts with you David. I write them to share my experiences with my readers. I write them to share the parts MOST of my readers might find informational. I do not plan to write my blog posts in a format that will stand up in court.

Do not try to sell me legal advice. Do not try to tell me my chief administrator is going to be on my blog "like white on rice". Do not assume that you know all of the details of this particular stop, because unless you have read my police report on the matter, you DO NOT know all of the details.

I do EVERYTHING within the law. I do not perform unlawful searches or seizures. I do not write false police reports. I would not risk my career that I have worked so hard for, just to make a stupid dope arrest. I make those all the time without having to lie, cheat or steal.

Assuming you know everything about me based simply upon the limited information you may get from this blog is an ignorant move on your part. As a supposed officer of the court, you should know better.

My blog is not a police report.

And now you post a COMPLETELY UNRELATED LINK to a Taser story, after all the bullshit you have passed here while at the same time claiming your links were relevant and not intended to be anti-police. My post did not mention a Taser. Nobody mentioned a Taser in their comments. Your Taser story has nothing to do with an officer going home at the end of his or her shift, as you yourself implied.

You are trying to invade my blog with your irrelevant discussions. I will not allow it.

So now, for the final time...

Fuck off David. Go away. Get lost. Go play with your law books. Leave my blog and don't return. Mind your own damned business.

I can't make it any clearer than that.

You are not welcome to comment here.

Any future comments will be deleted.

30 comments:

clady said...

Thank you for standing up for your readers. I was growing a little tired of reading those types of posts from him even though I've only been reading blogs for a short time now.

Keep up the good work and as always, be safe.

Damsel Underdressed said...

Bravo! :)

TK said...

WooHoo! :)

Me said...

All I know is that based on the amount of time that he spends on the various cop blogs every day, his patent law business can't be doing too well.

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dickiebo said...

Glad I arrived just in time to say, 'So long. Goodbye. Au Revoir!' to Boy cechowsky!

Johnny Law said...

Talk about being passive aggressive. Wow. Just enable comment moderation. I did it and it sure improved things at my blog. I had a bunch of cop-haters on there before I finally gave in. No regrets.

S.B. said...

Not that I normally post on anybody's comments, I feel the need to say it here.

Woycechowsky is correct.... You DO have a knack for expression.

Other than that? Not so much.

TheBronze said...

It's about time...

Johnny Law said...

I still see his comments. Zap em.

Marco said...

I don't see anything wrong with critical comments to your blog entries. You put your stories out here, you allow comments, you should be able to tolerate someone who does not just agrees to each and every word you write. If you only want comments that confirm how good and right every blog entry is, you should make that clear. That's not how blogs and comments usually work. That does not mean, that you have to do it that way, but don't expect useful discussion either. If you don't like a specific commenter or his opinion why don't you just ignore him?
I enjoy reading your entries, do not agree to every word you write but still respect it. But the comments seem to be for fan boys only. That's why I haven't commented before.

dickiebo said...

Marco is talking nonsense and has clearly not grasped just what the objections to this commenter are. Obviously not all commenters are gonna agree and that is fair dinkum. But that fella is simply trying to be clever and trite.
As OS said, these are not intended to be comprehensive reports and if you can't understand that, then you must be on the wrong blog!

Marco said...

dickiebo,

I don't agree that his commentaries are 'simply trying to be clever and trite'. And a virtual 'expulsion' seems like a very drastic action, not appropriate here in my humble opinion. I really don't understand, what harm David does by his comments and why you just can't ignore them when you don't like them.

dickiebo said...

Wellll, I don't wanna monopolise somebody else's blog but.....as an ex-cop, I don't think I'd like my PSD (Professional Standards Dept) to read my blog and see that somebody with 'apparent' legalese had advised me to delete a blog because of it's contents! Maybe we'll have to shake hands and agree to differ.

Manda said...

Is he really a lawyer? He always reminds me of the little guy that follows Mr. Incredible around trying to be a Super Hero in the "Incredibles" movie. Officer Smith works alone.

copswife said...

It's your blog and I fully believe you have the right to delete his comments or not allow his comments to see the light of day.

He's not going to go away unless you enable comment moderation, tho. I came by yesterday and those comments from him were there then and are still there.

C. Strong said...

Marco: The problem as I have seen it is not that David posts comments to the contrary to Officer Smiths posts, however instead what David posts are specious, and when called on it he dons this veneer of doe-eyed innocence.

Officer "Smith" said...

Thank you C. Strong... I don't think I could have said it any better.

Marco,

I really think you are the one who is missing the point here.

I don't see anything wrong with critical comments to my blog posts either. I don't expect the comments on my blog to be all sunshine and light. I understand people are going to disagree with me, and it has led to some lively discussions here. Woycechowsy is the first person I have ever felt the need to shut down in the almost two years of this blog.

Understand, Marco, that I am not shutting him down because he disagrees with me. Not by a long shot.

I am shutting him down because he has regularly posted unrelated, anti-police, and often unverifiable "news" links with his comments, and he so often feels the need to chastise me for posting what I post, or the manner in which I post it.

He gets entirely too much enjoyment out of trying to be a Blog Nanny, and I am fed up with it.

If I shut people down for making negative comments on my blog, I'd have had to do so many times over the life of this blog, as you'd see if you went back in the archives far enough. Thus far, Woycechowsky is the only one. I'm not going to shut you down for commenting. In fact, I welcome your comments because it gives me a chance to give you a bit of insight into the mind of Officer Smith, whereas if you hadn't commented you would simply be left to stew in your own beliefs about why I do what I do.

My responses may or may not change someones views about whatever it was they commented on. But at least I have had the chance to try.

Thank you, Marco, for commenting. And by all means continue to comment.

As my profile used to say...

I am open to comments, just as I am on the street. Just be ready for me to reply to your comments, just as I would on the street.

Mr. Police Man said...

What did i miss?

Marco said...

@dickiebo: knowing that blogs of active police officers are actually in a gray zone, at least as far as their bosses are concerned, that actually is a good point. I didn't think about that.

C. Strong: I guess I simply haven't seen the bad intent that you imply. One could definitely see his comments as this, but it could simply be his way of communicating. But we could argue back and forth about this and it still would be speculation and we will never know! But, I think I understand your guys points a lot better.

@OS: thanks for the reply. I think the whole thing makes more sense now to me. I have to admit I did not follow the comments too actively so I did not get the whole history. The comments I saw did not seem to justify such strong reactions, but I guess it was not just these specific comments but a long history of comments and an accumulated frustration about his unwillingness to comply.
At the end of the day you set the rules, and I now better understand that it's not the critical response that caused this drastic action. Constant dripping wears away the stone, I guess. :)

Officer "Smith" said...

Marco said...

"Constant dripping wears away the stone, I guess. :)"

Actually, in this case it's more like Chinese water torture.

No worries Marco. Thanks for reading, and commenting.

Front Porch Society said...

Seems like I missed out on a lot this past week while I was on vacation. Hmmmm.......hope that moron is gone for good!

Ronjii said...

To you newer readers,
If you want to find out why "Davey Boy" got himself sent to Coventry, go back to the early March 2009 blog responses here - skim forward to find his comments on subsequent blog entries. (I think he posted even earlier comments as 'Albany Lawyer'). You'll discover why he's the ONLY person kicked out, and why. There are a few of his latest comments that were deleted, though - they were just too inflammatory. Too bad you couldn't see them; you'd REALLY get why he's been banned.
Note that NO ONE ELSE has EVER been dumped, even folks who disagreed with Smitty.
Good on ya!

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Jay said...

To me David's comments were always anti police. Sometimes he was more obvious than others but his opinion always seemed prejudiced and steeped in bias. I've been away from the blog because I would read a post and then wait for David's negative reaction and that was becoming monotonous.
There is constructive criticism and there is tunnel vision. David seems to have the latter. I feel sorry for you David because tunnel vision is a trap and it’s a hard one to get out off but am I sorry that you won’t be posting on this blog? Definitely not.

Officer "Smith" said...

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August 13, 2009 11:22 AM"

He's still failing to get the hint...

Dispatcher X said...

Amen to that. What an ass!

Sandra G. said...

Comment moderation is a god send - I've always had the moderation up on my blog due to my identity being known, and you should see some of the comments people still try to sneak through!

Anyways, Officer Smith - I'm glad that fool is gone. Not that it doesn't spice things up a bit when someone has a different point of view, but he was like a cancer.

Keep up the writing - I always enjoy what you have to say, and I'm often envious of your ability to really call it like it is (wish I could too, sometimes, but I don't think my department would groove on that too much)