One of the CMPD Officers called out had a somewhat harmless Facebook. Since then, the Officer has wiped their entire Facebook time line of CMPD photos and comments.
A couple of the posts provided to CMPD were F-Bomb laced tirades against the "hippies" the public and CMPD. Not exactly conduct becoming an Officer, but boys will be boys.
Further clarification and evidence of the fallout came from one of CP's readers who offered this to "true up" what CMPD rank and file were warned:
"Officers were advised that if their actions, self taken photos, duty assignments or Law Enforcement sensitive information made it onto social media web sites or forums like yours (specifically named) then the department would look into implementing a no personal cell phone use during the DNC."
Cedar Says: CP doesn't like to delete comments. But we are just not going to have Officers putting the snipe on each other. Guys it is a hard enough job as it is. Pay it not what it should be, and this week it is going to be hot as hell and every one is pulling long shifts. The worst part is most of you are going to be bored senseless. Long hours, little sleep, fatigue, and boredom is deadly set of combinations. Stay focused, Stay sharp Stay safe.
Muslim Jumad at Marshall Park - The Islamic Wing Nut Jibril Hough had told Charlotte officials to expect 20,000 participants to Friday's Jumad (prayer service) but it actually drew only a handful, in fact no more than 100 Muslims.
Cedar's Take: Kinda reminds me of the Iraqi press officer known as Baghdad Bob, who despite the M-1 tanks in the background and F/A-18's over head insisted that the American Dogs were no where near Hussein's palace.
Ballantyne Corporate Park Parking Passes - Ballantyne employees were issued security checkpoint parking passes Friday afternoon.
The passes will be required to get through the CMPD/US Secret Service local traffic only check point at Ballantyne Commons Parkway and North Community House Road beginning on Monday. Ballantyne Employees were required to sign for the parking passes that are pretty none nondescript. The passes are not bar coded, there is no hidden RF chip, not even so much as a serial number.
Yet the pass allows the driver to get within less than 100 yards of the front door to the President's temporary Charlotte living quarters