We don’t hate Chief Mills……Really!
He’s just keeps serving this stuff up:
Chief Andy Mills was on Talkshop this week, and Brian Papstein was his usual supplicant self. However, some of his questions were actually pretty damn relevant. Papstein actually asked a hardball question about the apparent rise in crime in Eureka. Chief Mills admitted that the rise in violent crime was massive, and that per capita Eureka has “one of the highest murder rates in the country” (start listening at 7 minutes in for full quotes). Papstein asked the Chief about public perception of crime in Eureka (Mills responded at 8:43 into the interview). He said, “We do get this regurgitated (crime reports). The media picks it up. Then social media picks it up. Everybody talks about it. So it becomes this huge deal. So we’re working on it (controlling info released to the public).” Papstein gave an uncomfortable laugh, and then made the most intelligent statement we’ve ever heard come out of Brian’s mouth. In response to the Chief talking about controlling what information goes out, Mr. Papstein bluntly replied, “Share the information, dude.” Three cheers for Brian Papstein and freedom of the press!
Among Mills highest achievements and goals for next year, Number 1 and 2 were the same in both categories. Number 1 was……”Cleaning up shopping carts”. Number 2 was…..”Straightening out the bike ordinance.” ………..Seriously?
You just can’t make this stuff up. In the distance, EPD’s “Third priority is gangs.” With two gang related murders, beatings and stabbings, this year we would think that EPD would put that at a higher priority. But alas, that is not the case.
Then Mills, his hypocrisy reaching a peak said, “We truly care for those who are less fortunate among us.” He forgot to add, “That is why we are waging war on you and your shopping carts and your bicycles. We’ll jail you for being homeless, because we love you.”
Never fear though Eureka, Andy Mills also said that those who aren’t involved in crime do not have to fear getting murdered. According to the Chief, Father Freed was a random act that no regular citizens should worry about. We guess he forgot about the Deaths of Tommy McClain and Daren Borges. But they don’t really matter, since they were killed by the cops.
When asked the reality of his first full year in office, as opposed to what he expected, Mills answered, “It wasn’t what I thought (it would be) at all.” No shit! Not for us either Chief!