Failure has it’s rewards

Apparently, the murder of Tommy McClain has had a real positive reward for the orchestrator of that catastrophe. Brian Stephens, the next Captain at the Eureka Police Department, was the leader in charge Brian Stephensof the fiasco that resulted in the killing of Tommy McClain. His unannounced (at least to the public) promotion comes with some perks. Yes…there’s a pay increase. Yes…there’s the status of moving up the ranks. But even more, (snark)he gets to be the next body guard for the good ol’ boy Mayor of Eureka, Frank Jager.

As we reported before, Chief Mills is splitting the city along economic lines for each Captain to have control of:

Apparently, Captain Stephens has impressed the ruling class by showing  his willingness to take care of business. Whether it was his SWAT training, or the willingness to be in charge of an unlawful killing, Stephens has shown that he has what it takes. The wealthier half of Eureka will be known as Captain Stephen’s half of the city (district 2).

The citizens who live on the west side kind of caught a break, given Stephen’s track record. However, the warning should come loud and clear: If you are poor, ‘look different’, part of the ‘counter-culture’, don’t wander to far from your neighborhood and drift into the East Side. Don’t go to Henderson Center. Stay away from the Zoo. Only go to the hospital by ambulance. If not, Captain “Dirty Hairy” Stephens will be waiting for you to “make his day” and the consequences could be fatal….for you.


5 thoughts on “Failure has it’s rewards

  1. One step at a time. If its true that Stevens is promoted, it can’t be made public until the McClain shooting incident investigation is completed and completely exonerates him of any regrettable judgement.

    Since there is no transparency or public involvement in the investigation process, we know nothing of the discussions or points of view of the investigator team members.

    What I understand from what has been made public, this was a preventable and unnecessary shooting. It resulted from three errors of judgement, each one defensible by itself alone. But taken together, they resulted in tragedy.

    The onus is on the police to keep protection of people as its highest priority. That means police have to put themselves at real risk, not make ‘force protection’ their highest priority. By doing that, police earn the honor, respect, authority, and financial security they claim as their due.

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  2. The problem here is that the police dept appears to be accountable only to our local oligarchy, not to the public at large who seem to be useful only as providers of tax dollars. Oh, and statistics.

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  3. Keep trying to spin your false narrative. It’s amusing. Politicizing a tragedy isn’t though – that’s heinous.


    • What about those that claim “militarizing the police” is necessary and acceptable and trought that one out whenever there is a tragedy with a fallen LEO? Is that not “politicizing a tragedy?” Oh yeah it is, but it is ok when you do it. This community owes a debt of ingratitude to Tuluwat asking these questions.

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  4. I’m not convinced the Eureka police are beholden to an oligarchy with respect to this incident. And by ‘oligarchs’ I assume you mean people with sufficient and stable financial resources that enable them to insulate themselves from anyone less financially secure.

    I really don’t understand Eureka social ethos. But it seems a large majority of people there feel that anyone who the police develop an aggressive response toward is basically at fault and has wrongfully elicited that police response. And if they did it inadvertently, their prime obligation then becomes reducing that aggressive response, regardless of what it takes. From that perspective, almost every act of police aggression is considered to be defensive and justified.

    So for things to change in Eureka I think it will have to come from either on top, like State or Federal authorities or from the police themselves. There certainly are bad cops who have abusive personalities. But there are just as certainly good cops who truly believe their only job is to protect people by partnering with them, not instilling fear.

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