The Campaign For DA

9.04.2015

Fox 4 Had A Story On A Rhome PD Facebook Post


Link.

Yeah, the "War is declared" is a little over the top, but there's nothing crazy about the post.  The only thing that got my attention was that if you cooperate you will "most likely" be asked to return to your vehicle.  We would have a great horror movie trailer if the following line read:  "But there is a chance you will not be asked to return to your vehicle. Ever."

(Special note to Fox 4: Man, that web site is a disaster. It took a while to find the story even by searching for the very distinctive name of "Rhome" -- that got me nothing. When I finally found a link, I clicked on it and got nothing but a mess (and, yes, I know to click that goofy red box.) I promise you I couldn't get to the story despite the link to the story appearing in the URL box. The only way I got to it was to paste that link into a new tab.)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Former Rhome policeman Robert Gillock exposed the crookedness of that department. Read his comments on the page.

Anonymous said...

The Fox link is terrible. The Rhome Police page on Facebook is gold.

Anonymous said...

Weird.
I guess this headline and this quote from the New Black Panthers was a lie.



Armed Black Panthers Declare War On Texas Cops

Just two weeks before the brutal assassination in Houston of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, armed New Black Panthers shouted, “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness!”


I could post TNBP stuff all day and you would still think the COPS are over-the-top reacting.

Anonymous said...

While I support the officers in America, I would say this is a publicity grab by the chief in Rhome. He, the mayor and the councilman interviewed for this story haven't a clue about the goings on in this world. The Police officers need our support, they don't need a bully of a chief putting things on facebook about war being declared. He is not really qualified to be the chief yet still holds the position. This should say something about him and those that put him into office. This is just another reason that things need to change in Rhome for all of those who actually want the place to be a good place to live. I don't care what the council and the chief say they want, they continually embarrass the city by their actions.

Anonymous said...

Post the Facebook page link to Rhome Police. The former cop's story on there is frightening! No wonder Anissa, Alisa. Zane, and Brody all left that department to work for the County and Boyd.

Anonymous said...

10:02, Are you talking about the Nashville recording artist councilman?

Anonymous said...

The people of Rhome shouldn't be concerned.... NO SPECIFIC THREAT TO THE POLICE IN RHOME HAS BEEN MADE. But if you knew the whole story one can't help but wonder what the police chief is trying to say. Is this a veiled threat and a way of establishing cause?

Anonymous said...

Post the Rhome police page

Anonymous said...

CLEET lobbyists cringe about Rhome

Anonymous said...

Fox 4's website is so bad now I have stopped going to it. Stories won't download and sometimes it just freezes up my computer..think they are running a long script on it and I have been getting an extremely large amount of emails from their advertisers...it is a mess.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with Barry, I think the entire post is crazy. You basically have a podunk police department declaring war on anyone passing through their territory. They are escalating all future stops based solely upon a few isolated events around this country. This will more than likely get someone accidentally hurt than save an officer's life. Their training should teach them to always be hyper vigilant and the best way to prevent violence as an officer is to be professional and calm. Sounds like they just created a whole force of the Mckinney pool cop. A scared, nervous officer is a ticking time bomb.

What if I stumble or get out of the car too fast once ordered to do so? Am I going to get shot? I am taking my morning commute the long way around and will avoid Rhome at all cost. If I were black or brown and didn't speak good English I would definitely steer clear.

Anonymous said...

Civilians killed by cops outnumber cops killed by civilians and the cops are scared of us? How about cops quit being trigger happy yahoos using your sidearm as a crutch and do some old timey police work?

DF Rook Ramsey

Anonymous said...

Nobody trusts Rhome PD after their officer Shane Hale was incarcerated for sexual assault of his daughter.

Anonymous said...


11:46

Your bleeding heart liberalism is spewing forth like vomit.
If you stumble when you get out of your car you are probably drunk.

The Chief wants to make people aware of the dangers in refusing to obey a piece officer, of course your more concerned with same sex marriage and enforcing all who oppose.

Lastly, it is people like you that provoke this behavior by making statements about being black, brown or not being able to speak English (the native tongue of this country).

Another of this lost generation of people that support everything (controversial) yet believe in nothing.....

Anonymous said...

The caption under the video on the Fox 4 [mess of a] website says, "Rhome police chief Brandon Curtis."

He should be thankful they got his name wrong. That whole thing is just embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

12:33 Contrary to your ignorant response I am extremely conservative and that is why I cringe when I see the stupid comments made by the Rhome police. It is the same reason I cringe every time any supposed conservative gives the liberal media fresh bait like this! It was pointless, painted the public at large as villains and puts the relationship police should have with a mostly law abiding citizenry in jeopardy. Good policing requires trust from those being policed. The smart, common sense approach by the chief would have been to call a simple in house meeting and told his officers to be extra vigilant but use their common sense when assessing a stop. Criminals don't obey police orders, not law abiding folks so his public comments were even that more unnecessary.

There are many reasons one could stumble...uneven pavement, recent knee surgery, sprained ankle, general nervousness, etc. This tells me that you automatically assume anyone who does so is drunk and you have no common sense or ability to assess a situation. You are probably are very bad cop.

I never mentioned same sex marriage (which I staunchly oppose) and I have no clue what that has to do with this. We all know black and brown folks get extra scrutiny when dealing with police, that is not a liberal construct but a fact. Police brought the current response to that upon themselves by not purging their ranks of bad cops and defending all bad actors at their employ.

Many folks in this country don't speak English and are here legally (not my call) but they have the same rights as the rest of us. If they are being screamed at to exit their vehicle they may not understand and act unpredictable out of fear. Your mindset and the mindset of Rhome PD tells me that guy/gal is in grave danger if stopped.

You may think you are a conservative but your nothing more than a jack boot thug and you give the many well adjusted, good cops around this country a bad name. Analysis of your comments clearly show your disdain for what you perceive and I can't help believe that bias clouds your daily judgment. I sincerely hope you are not a cop for the safety of us all.

We all realize there is a movement of folks in this country who proudly cheer when a cop goes down but those idiots have existed for many years. This is not the response that will put and end to that and does nothing but ratchet up the rhetoric from both sides and put more innocents in danger. If you match your enemies extremism than you are no better.

Anonymous said...

12:33 - Speaking of "probably drunk," that's the conclusion many people probably come to about you after reading your comment. The last thing "The Chief" needs is folks like you trying to stand up for him. You sound foolish.

Anonymous said...

Seems like if there was a war on cops, there'd be a lot higher cop to civilian death ratio. Not sure what cops are worried about, so far they seem to be winning. Cowards. Let's see them turn the lights on for an unarmed citizen shot by a cop for once.

Anonymous said...

I have yet to see police line up and salute an innocent civilians shot by police. Their first response is always dig up any and all dirt they can find on the deceased and go public with it.

whisky O said...

Rhome is so screwed up urban sprawl may miss them completely.

Anonymous said...

1) civilians killed by cops outnumber cops killed by civilians....of course they do...number of civilian to cop ratio...duh...do the math.

2) the officer that has started a vendetta against the chief of Rhome....read the story and then see if you would trust the officer that was fired by this chief and now speaking out against him....

http://www.newschannel6now.com/story/28812518/montague-grand-jury-takes-no-action-in-officer-involved-shooting

"Montague Grand Jury Takes No Action in Officer Involved Shooting"

Good news is the jury did not No Bill this officer; they simply stated they will not take action against him as of right now. However, if anything comes up later incriminating him then they can take action then. His use of force was not found to be lawful or unlawful.....
sour grapes and now I will be scared...

Anonymous said...

4:23. Read it. Tells me nothing other than a heavily armed idiot was killed by law enforcement. No mention of the cops name your talking about and says a grand jury found no laws broken and no charges pressed.