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Title: The Boot is on....
Post by: indy99 on January 11, 2015, 09:50:37 AM
http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/10/vehicle-booted-city-monroe/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/10/vehicle-booted-city-monroe/)

The MEN must be in a sorry state if they have to make this a news article.  A parking boot??? Really????

Maybe that newsworthy item will be a contender for a Pulitzer Prize.
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: eriemermaid on January 11, 2015, 10:00:15 AM
I was thinking the same thing!
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: The Fuzz on January 11, 2015, 10:00:51 AM
Perhaps the real intent is to use the boot on folks coming in from out of town to buy heroine at Monroe's Finest Heroine Distribution homes.  A new tactic perhaps?
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: Billy on January 11, 2015, 10:20:13 AM
I thought the same thing. Who cares?

What a huge victory for law enforcement. They busted someone that owes the city $400 bucks in parking tickets. We can all sleep a little safer.

Smoke and mirrors. 
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2015, 10:48:50 AM
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Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: Mayonnaise on January 11, 2015, 11:05:38 AM
I was thinking it must be a slow news day.
Then I remembered that the newspaper usually reprints old stories from 50 to 100 years or so. We think its kind of interesting that so and so's cow wandered into a garden and caused $3.00 in damages plus unknown cost to repair fence.
Maybe in time, this will be reprinted and people will still say "WTH??" ;);D
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: The Fuzz on January 11, 2015, 11:09:12 AM
The CITY should be further embarrassed for this poor leadership demonstration on how to ignore and avoid the real threat to the CITY and surrounding area.  Council chambers should be packed with screaming citizens to persuade them to fix the heroine problem, and fix it now!
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2015, 11:26:24 AM
For every action...

there is an 'opposing' action!!!

I'm thinking if a driver just left their vehicle sitting a few days one of the local scrappers will probably figure out how to removed it ;) ;) ;)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7A9WseN8uI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7A9WseN8uI#)
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: The Fuzz on January 11, 2015, 11:59:05 AM
I'm not sure about that, BRD.  The CITY has pretty high priority on this issue and it's not as though they are concentrating on making heroine use and distribution arrests that would distract them from Boot Stealers.   ;)
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2015, 12:15:50 PM
I'm not sure about that, BRD.  The CITY has pretty high priority on this issue and it's not as though they are concentrating on making heroine use and distribution arrests that would distract them from Boot Stealers.   ;)

All they have to do is wait until there is a fire when they know all the PSO police are busy jumping into bunker pants and they have an easy 2 hour window to operate in ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: Ghost Writer on January 11, 2015, 12:27:13 PM
I'll play Devil's Advocate. Maybe The News printed it as a warning that the city is cracking down on habitual parking offenders to give people a chance to pay up before finding their car booted? I agree that the front page is a little too much, but a community newspaper is supposed to report what's happening in the community.
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2015, 12:36:37 PM
I'll play Devil's Advocate. Maybe The News printed it as a warning that the city is cracking down on habitual parking offenders to give people a chance to pay up before finding their car booted? I agree that the front page is a little too much, but a community newspaper is supposed to report what's happening in the community.

Then perhaps in the future we can expect to see them post a list (or better even a map) of where it has been used and a list of the amounts of the fines recovered!

Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: The Fuzz on January 11, 2015, 01:43:13 PM
I'll play Devil's Advocate. Maybe The News printed it as a warning that the city is cracking down on habitual parking offenders to give people a chance to pay up before finding their car booted? I agree that the front page is a little too much, but a community newspaper is supposed to report what's happening in the community.

LOL, you're right Ghost Writer, that could very well be the case but then again I see The News as failing in that they are not at CITY Council meetings asking the tougher questions that an investigative local paper should be doing. 

The heroine problem inside the CITY limits is the head of the snake that needs to be cut off and I see "fails" on the part of the CITY to not publically address what they are doing about the issue, and the MEN for not being HOT on the story and actions being taken to fix/improve the biggest issue the community has in front of it.  We are becoming a Benton Harbor....wake up community.
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: Professor H on January 11, 2015, 02:17:03 PM
I thought the same thing. Who cares?

What a huge victory for law enforcement. They busted someone that owes the city $400 bucks in parking tickets. We can all sleep a little safer.

Smoke and mirrors. 
Hey parking enforcement and traffic citations are a highlight of their "budget presentation" ... 

it's the look at what we want you to see... 
instead of I wonder what we should be doing about heroin and crime?

Sad thing is the politicians all bought into it 8*
I guess Adrian doesn't have a Heroin Problem so we don't have an answer from the top  8*
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: The Fuzz on January 11, 2015, 02:37:07 PM

Sad thing is the politicians all bought into it 8*
I guess Adrian doesn't have a Heroin Problem so we don't have an answer from the top  8*

In all fairness though......wouldn't that be the responsibility of the Chief or Department Head to first off report the problem, then 2 provide a corrective action plan, then 3 that person report out implementation and effectiveness on a regular basis.  BUT.....the City Manager should be kicking someineptass about right now!
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: indy99 on January 11, 2015, 02:40:35 PM
If MEN would like to know why their readership and sales (both copy and advertising) are in the toilet it's because of bland writing, non-informative articles(parking boot), and a shrinking news format.

Who wants to advertise or read a paper that is in idle mode. If you are not in drive get out of the way.  My prediction is 5-6 years tops before they fold.  By then most of the older generation can't see and the younger generation will be fully electronically connected.
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: Professor H on January 11, 2015, 02:50:52 PM
In all fairness though......wouldn't that be the responsibility of the Chief or Department Head to first off report the problem, then 2 provide a corrective action plan, then 3 that person report out implementation and effectiveness on a regular basis.  BUT.....the City Manager should be kicking someineptass about right now!

I'm guessing that citizens are not contacting their elected officials about any of the issues... 

Thus the politicians (elected officials) only know what the City Manager wants them to know... 
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: indy99 on January 11, 2015, 03:29:01 PM
Monroe will do something about the problem when someone od's in the City offices building.

It takes an in your face event to get anything done. I think they feel that the drug problem has not reached an epidemic status yet.

McDonalds od...eh.., shooting up in a donut shop.... small potato's, od on a sidewalk...just move it off to the side,  OD at the City offices...OH carp it's happening here we need to do something(ringing their hands).
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: The Fuzz on January 11, 2015, 04:11:20 PM
I'm guessing that citizens are not contacting their elected officials about any of the issues... 

Thus the politicians (elected officials) only know what the City Manager wants them to know... 


Then that is sad and perhaps surrounding township citizens should be voicing their opposition to the CITY for allowing their filth and issues filter into the townships.
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: blue2 on January 11, 2015, 05:21:34 PM
Drugs are all over..jails are full.  How do locals stop people From buying/selling drugs.  The government could by eliminating them at the source but they won't do that.  1
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: Professor H on January 11, 2015, 05:44:50 PM
Drugs are all over..jails are full.  How do locals stop people From buying/selling drugs.  The government could by eliminating them at the source but they won't do that.  1
We could start by a pardon of all marijuana offenses...

except that and alcohol crimes are the ones that "Pay" for the system 

No money in Heroin prosecution or law enforcement efforts (at least I thought I heard Luke Davis saying that...)
Title: Re: The Boot is on....
Post by: BigRedDog on December 18, 2017, 11:11:19 AM
Is 'the boot' still around?

I've never seen it applied to any vehicle and there haven't been any more articles in the MonroeNews about it either!