Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Arlington Police - More Reactive, Less Effective

Hey Yupette,

I had a near miss with a bicyclist running a stop sign without slowing down and making a left turn a week ago. An Arlington police officer was stopped at the intersection. The bicyclist waved to the cop and sped on.

What I'm finding, checking news blogs and talking to Arlington residents in several neighborhoods, is that the Arlington Police are more reactive, and less effective, than ever. They respond to a huge number of complaints phoned into the County's communications center every year. Whether these complaints have merit or are meritless nothing is done to remediate whatever generates the complaints. A-Town is an excellent example. Goes on being a big drain on police resources. As for bicyclists, like A-Town they're another special interest group that's allowed to do it's free range thing. But if you drive a motor vehicle Arlington Police are becoming increasingly punitive. You better stop for that free range jaywalker, even if he or she is not in a crosswalk.

Arlington Police apparently can't effectively deal with armed robberies of convenience stores and domestic arguments. If you want to argue with your significant other about who gets to take out the garbage don't let your neighbors hear you. Police have begun considering domestic arguments hostage situations. Then there are the malicious complaints called in by neighbors, whether it's the butterfly garden on your front lawn or because you don't go along with what your Democrat-controlled civic association wants for your neighborhood. All taken seriously by the ACPD.

It's more than obvious that policing in Arlington is just a paycheck for 80% of Arlington police who don't live in the County. The other 20% enjoy zooming around reacting to whatever is called into the communications center. But that gets old after a few years. Best advice for now, until there's significant reform of the ACPD is - stay away from the police unless you have to contact them for something important.

And stay safe navigating around the Smart Growth mess the County's become.

Mark, 22205

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

What can you expect when so many Arlington police officers live closer to West Virginia and to Richmond than to Arlington?

Anonymous said...

What's appalling - cops actually believe the malicious Democrat ward heelers and hacks. But when the cops live 40 miles away what else do they know?

Anonymous said...

Comprehensive motor vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian safety program? What's that?

Anonymous said...

Why don't the cops tell Libby Garvey to stop driving around in her SUV telling the bicycle bozos anything they do on the streets and trails is OK?

fed up in Ballston said...

Arlington cops who patrol the B-R corridor actually LIKE the millennial a-hole bar flies, and the bar and restaurant owners who overserve them.

Anonymous said...

This bull**** where the police believe Democratic ward heelers and malicious neighborhs has gone on way too long.

Anonymous said...

Check out what residents have been stating during the County Board's public comments session before monthly meetings about ACPD and Code Enforcement, on arlingtonva.us

Anonymous said...

Cops are aided and abetted by NannyCrat Scott Brodbeck and the ArlNow blog.

Anonymous said...

Local Nanny Media love the cops. What would they do of they couldn't write Nanny Newsie stories?

Anonymous said...

I avoid Clarendon. You should too.

Anonymous said...

Libby loves organ donors aka free-range bicyclists.

Anonymous said...

Arlington cops are so ignorant they believe anything they are told about anyone. Watch out.

Moving Away in 2019 said...

Check out last night's County Board meeting (Westover Market). Arlington Police respond to anyone complaining about anything and believe everything they are told.

Anonymous said...

Jay Fisette's legacy - a County of, by, and for the Yuptards.

Anonymous said...

If Arlington cops didn't like to chase drunken Millennials up and down Wilson and Clarendon they would be working somewhere else, like Roanoke.

Anonymous said...

County wants Westover Market to go out of business. Many fictitious noise complaints have been filed with the Police and Code Enforcement.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear the residents at last few County Board meeting complain about Code Enforcement and the Police going after front yard butterfly gardens?

Anonymous said...

How did we get to the point where dozens of police officers get their thrills every weekend chasing inebriated millennials in Clarendon?

Anonymous said...

Who is to blame for the ongoing bad behavior in Clarendon? Try Scott Brodbeck and his pro white trash news blog, ArlNow.

Anonymous said...

Some responsible adult who isn't connected with the 1-Party Regime has to evaluate the antics of the civic associations, code enforcement, and police.

Anonymous said...

I nominate Scott Brodbeck for White Trash Wannabe of the Year.

Anonymous said...

Free range behavior on the part of 'community leaders'? Go to the Civic Federation's Web site. See anything resembling a code of ethics or code of responsible behavior for civic associations?

Anonymous said...

Arlington Police are The Worst. Believe everything they are told by the Democratic Party's ward heelers and hacks, who control most of the civic associations.

Anonymous said...

Clarendonization isn't working as a planning paradigm. Except for the bros and hos. Why are even more people being jammed into Clarendon?

Anonymous said...

Blame Scott Brodbeck and ArlNow. Every day more PR for the Millennial Way. Like the owners of the other local media he's laughing all the way to the bank.

Anonymous said...

Brodbeck long ago kicked anyone who does not accept, if not encourage, Smart Growth Millennialism from ArlNow.

Anonymous said...

Unless you are a bro, a hoe, a county planning staffer, a developer, an ACDC hack, etc., involved with Millennialization you are not allowed to post comments on ArlNow. Why would Brodbeck want anyone postng anything critical of his ads, informercials, PR, etc., promoting anything besides the entire County becoming Clerendon?

Anonymous said...

Inside Nova yesterday: Another VIP Community Leader is retiring to Nowherenearsmartgrowth North Carolina

Anonymous said...

Yup, they're all retiring to somewhere nowhere near the Smart Growth they inflicted on us.

Anonymous said...

I gotta wonder where Brodbeck will live when he's tired of living in increasingly Millennialized Fairlington.

Anonymous said...

See ArlNow today. Some woman got her face mangled fleeing the Arlington cops in her vehicle but no report of any vehicle being damaged in a collision during the incident. Did I miss something?

Arlington' Police Are Cowboys said...

What is Brodbeck's de facto relationship with the Arlington Police Department given ACPD e-mailed Brodbeck a photo of an arrested suspect with serious head trauma for him to post on ArlNow? How many photos of people arrested but never convicted has Brodbeck posted on ArlNow? 100? 200? 500? Why doesn't Brodbeck post information when a case is dismissed or goes to trial and the alleged perpetrator is found innocent?

Anonymous said...

See what happens when 20,000 more Millennials and 30,000 new parking spaces are jammed into Ballston, Clarendon, and Virginia Square.

Anonymous said...

Too many people who have had too much to drink in Clarendon bars are being beaten up during encounters with 2 or more ACPD officers. How about the Media investigating the number of Excessive Use of Force complaints filed against ACPD officers?

Anonymous said...

Brodbeck is one of a dozen Leading Citizens who are responsible for Clarendon. Others include Chris Zimmerman, Barbara Favola, Mary Hynes, and Jay Fisette.

Anonymous said...

I've boycotted ArlNow and Inside Nova. ArlNow because of the bozos Bordbeck allows to bully anyone for anything. Inside Nova because I got tired of the screen freezes.

Anonymous said...

I will be soooo happy when Jay Fisette is gone. Twenty years and hundreds of millions wasted on Jay's pet people and special interests. Way too much.

Anonymous said...

Yup, I got tired of screen freezes from Inside Nova. I wonder if their advertisers know how few people visit their blog.

Anonymous said...

I don't need to be crime victim of reactive policing, so I didn't venture into any of County's Party Zones during today's Cinco de Mayo beerfest.

Anonymous said...

I stay out of the B-R corridor on weekends and festival days like Cinco de Mayo. Arlington police pull you over for any reason or no reason, especially after dark.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Arlington Police -- Way too many calls for assistance by malicious people are tolerated. Way too much time is spent babysitting Millennials in the B-R corridor.

Anonymous said...

Calls for assistance by malicious people? Like the malicious Westover residents who don't live anywhere near Westover Market?

Anonymous said...

Somebody got shot today by the cops on I-385 --- for driving while Black?

Anonymous said...

Wear your seat belt while driving thru Arlington next week...or your photo with your face massively bruised will appear on the ArlNow blog with you charged with a laundry list of traffic offenses after a couple of cowboy cops yank you out of your vehicle.

Anonymous said...

How do the police waste their time and our tax dollars? Being Millennial nannies at events like Taste of Arlington.

Anonymous said...

Also being Nannies for a-**** bikers during Rolling Thunder weekend.