it's likely a 'basic training' kind of thing for a police officer
Basic training? Any police officer who goes onto private property and aims a gun at a senior citizen in her 70"s because they think she may have guns on her property due to an annonomous complaint have some serious mental issues of their own. It's not acceptable.
Get real. If a police officer is told someone has a weapon, anonymous or not, true or not, they will treat the situation as such.
That's how it has to be handled. Think about it... and try not to dodge my question a second time:
Originally Posted by fitz
I am not upset with the police, the police have procedures and do what council orders them to do and this is their job. So I am upset with councilors who did not look into these complainers, charged Korey with trying to talk to them, the newsfolk who care only about good copy and photograph the ugliest possible scenario, decision makers who did not take into account the people they were dealing with were vulnerable, the decision makers who took tools and the bit of valuable stuff the familly had, leaving them with the crappy mower, the glass shards, and the yard as ugly if a little less deep than it was. After three times of facing the same situation you'd think there would be a humane decision made and that people would look for a solution to the problem that works. There is reason to suspect that this was done out of greed, and I suggest it may have been because anyone who dosnt like the view should put up a privacy border. Shrubs grass trees and river banks all supply as much fodder for the rats as metal and wiring and glass. More, I'd say. No one should be poking their noses into a situation when there is nothing done to them and they do not suffer from anything on account of it. I dont really care if it was pure vindictiveness or greed but there should be limits placed on nasty people. If there is a concern regarding the river and environment outside Koreys property then test it. Untill then it is an empty complaint. Leave this poor man his Mom and his property alone.
WWas there an actual 911 call or was the bomb squad sent on a bylaw complaint?
Well it will take more than a couple of people to stop the truth from being heard It's well on its way to being told. And I also invited Randy Churhill to our sale tommorrow along with all the media so we will se what happens. I had trouble keeping up with collecting all the donations for Korey over the last 2 days but we are ready to go.
AFTER the media was done at Nob Hill Park for the playground equipment installation I sent the papers and cameras your way.
What a wonderful show of support. Kudos to Piper and Arnold for a lot of hard work. Kudos to the neighbors who pitched in.
I met Korey today and he is such a sweetheart.
It's AMAZING what a good group of neighbors can accomplish. Watch the newspapers for the story.
Last edited by Piper; 09-20-2008 at 09:03 PM.
Reason: wasn't watching my spelling
What can I say! I am exhausted. Piper and his entire family must be feeling pretty beat too. He was still delivering truck loads of items this morning after bringing in the last load after 11 last night.
What amazing generosity we witnessed today! Many of the neighbours made the effort to walk down the block (or up, or across) and reaffirm my belief that I have some terrific people around me. How confirming for Korey to have so many people come who agreed with the outrageous, over the top approach of this bylaw enforcement issue. Many people paid for their items with $20.00 bills and then tipped the balance- sometimes as much as $18.00 into the donation jar. All of them expressed awe at the amount of items we had for sale- and it kept arriving all day! People donated some items that the Korlek family could really use- firewood, tools, cash etc. Others donated such an inspiring collection of sale items that very few people left without buying something. We had a band donate their time as well as sale items, Quality Foods donated a 20X20 tent to keep us dry amd even the weather cooperated. Even The Bulletin newspaper gave us a discount on our ad because it was for a charitable event! We had music, coffee, hot dogs, pop and balloons and a lot of people got to know their neighbours better and have a lot of fun too.
As a matter of fact we had so much fun that we have decided to organize another fundraising event! So we will be looking at possibly a block party. This is still in the planning stages but we are hoping to get it organized for October sometime. It will depend on what difficulties we encounter trying to close Seventh St. to traffic for a few hours. Today's efforts raised close to $1000.00 dollars for the Korleks. I am impressed and applaud all those friends-old and new, young and less young, who helped to make this happen. I am humbled by your effort and commitment. It was invigorating and most encouraging.
I couldn't agree more Arnold, what a fantastic show of support we witnessed yesterday. Personally, I met a lot of wonderful neighbours and had a fantastic time. Count me in for another event for sure! Thanks to Arnold and Piper for organizing this for the Korlek's and everyone else that helped out all day long. Thanks also to all that attended and made purchases or donations. What a terrific show of support!