Wednesday, April 22, 2020

How Ruth's Chris Steak House Snagged a $20,000,000.00 SBA Loan

If you are like most of America’s small business owners you are still trying to figure out how Ruth's Chris Steak House snagged a $20 million dollar CARES Acot PPP forgivable loan and you missed out. 





No it’s not Donald Trump’s cronies who got all the money and frankly it is worse than that. The best guess is about 3 -15 billion went to publically traded companines who by all accounts should be able to withstand the short term COVID-19 shutdown.

Here’s what our country’s largest banks did with the PPP funding. Using the code words “protect the balance sheet” the big banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase and even super regionals like Truist, went about processing Paycheck Protection Program loans for their largest commercial customers first. 

Across the nation banks with “in house” SBA teams, told their SBA lenders to “Stand Down” pulling their most experienced small business lenders off the field. 

Rather than helping their existing small business loan customers these banks put their effort into getting the stimulus money to those clients with big deposit accounts and large commercial “Non SBA” loans. The goal to “protect the bank’s balance sheet”. 

Internal memos show knowledgeable SBA loan officers within these banks begging for access to PPP loans, with senior management repeatedly telling SBA staff that they would wait until all large deposit customers were approved. 

But why? Once the SBA announced they would make the monthly payment, both interest and principle, for all regular servicing SBA loans during the next 6 months, the solvency of those loans was secure. 

With the concern of massive SBA loan defaults covered, the big banks concocted a plan to shore up their balance sheet and protect their deposit base. After all why have your largest and best customers drain their checking accounts when the US Treasury is offering free money?

Six days into the process; Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo and others had processed nearly 200 billion dollars in government loans for their best and largest customers and yet not a dime for small businesses with shuttered store fronts on Main Street. 

Internal memos put emphasis on big loans to financially strong customers with the banks pulling credit reports, requesting tax returns and corporate status checks, on the smaller customers even though they were not required by the SBA. 

These same memos set the minimum size loan at $35,000 even though there was no minimum set by Congress or the SBA, further shutting out and hurting true small businesses the CARES Act was intended to help. 

The nations’ largest banks ignored the first come first served guidance. The incentive to process smaller loans with bigger fees paid by the SBA was little enticement for big banks to issue loans under $100,000.00. 

A week after the PPP became operational most banks’ SBA customers had not even been offered an application for the low interest forgivable loan. 

Wells Fargo and Chase cited internal delays in going live with their online loan applications for the small loan customers. But away from the electronic portal offered small business clients, big banks were manually cranking out the paperwork and securing SBA loan numbers for hundreds of their largest customers by the second.

In the end, for Nation’s largest customers the COVID -19 Disaster is business as usual with an added financial cushion in the bank thanks to US taxpayers and at the expense of the nation’s SBA borrowers. 

The small business owners who were loyal to BofA and Wells Fargo and Chase were thrown under the proverbial bus. 

And the message to Americas’ small business owners?  

Up Yours!

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Anonymous said...

Time to nationalize the banks and airlines. Neither of these industries can stand alone on their own balance sheets without being backed by the federal government.

Anonymous said...

Nationalize? Well, there is at least one communist on here. If they can't stand on their own, they should be allowed to fail. There is no such thing as too big to fail. Failure is a part of capitalism. Another company or person will come in and take the failed businesses place and thrive.

Anonymous said...

Kinda hard to figure out how a place that charges $60 for a steak and everything else is ala carte can be in financial trouble. Since when does a baked potato cost $7? I get em at food lion for .99 a pound. And prime steak for around $15 per pound. Sounds like poor upper management if they don't have the funds to stay afloat for a couple of months.

Anonymous said...

LOl at 11:17...."Failure is part of capitalism"?? Really, then let them fail and quit propping them up. Wells and BOA should have swept up in the dustbin of history in the banking crisis of 08. Why is the US Gov giving these fine stable corporations billions? It's not to let them fail!
You wonderful idea of capitalism in it's current state looks more like the Chinese model of state ownership everyday.

Anonymous said...

12:17. Didn't I say there is no such thing as too big to fail. That means I am saying let them fail. The government is giving out trillions because the Congress wrote the legislation to allow these large businesses to get the money, at the same time saying it is for small business. Congress never really cares about small business, because small business doesn't have the money to make big donations to the politicians. The big corporations will then return the favor by giving big donations to campaigns and PACs. While we are at it, the stimulus is just the taste of the redistribution of wealth that is to come. Now anytime a down turn in the economy happens people will expect the "free" money. But there is no such thing as free money. Eventually it won't be for when the economy is bad it will be every month and that's when your taxes will be 70%.

Anonymous said...

4:25 speaking of free money did you hear Dance got paid?!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dance needs to stay low so that his own people don't clip his wings. Money creates jealousy around CMPD, Rob.

Anonymous said...

Dance can pretty much do what he wants to now because of the Pee Pee joke. I'm hoping he at least sent Vickie a card. Does Hallmark make a card for that?

Anonymous said...

The RNC is going to get canceled, so all this hard work with be wasted when they could have been answering calls for service. The RNC check won't ever get sent to the City. Its karma for the pledge fund.

Anonymous said...

1405, I disagree. I don’t think the RNC will be cancelled but it could be reduced in size. Also, WHERE IS MY M’FING PLEDGE MONEY?!

Anonymous said...

You guys need to go on the FOP 9 lodge site, scroll down and read about insurance coverage for retired officers who are less than 65.
I called Aetna, the rep told me that FOP members had not met the benchmark yet so the coverage was not available. We need to get on top of this, it could mean big savings in premiums for you.

Anonymous said...

The cops wont see a dime from the RNC so WTF do they care if it gets canceled. They need the money to pay for lawsuits and Braxton's new office at city hall.

Anonymous said...

Uh how bout none of us want to work that shit show. Yeah it’s a nice paycheck for a week but like 1624 said Braxton needs a new office.

Anonymous said...

I know this is beating a dead horse, but did the Harold Easter investigation conclude? I wonder what "IA" has decided...I'm guessing everyone is innocent.

Anonymous said...

hey 12:41 i hear she takes giff cards.

she good at playing the race card too.

Anonymous said...

Can white officers play the race card too? If so, I may apply

Anonymous said...

11:39...white officers absolutely can not play the race card within CMPD that was made very clear for some time now.

8:36...haven’t heard anything about the Easter investigation but a little birdie did tell me that IA has been instructed to do whatever they can to make sure the boards drop the hammer on officers investigated. Just in case anyone thought morale was getting better...

Anonymous said...

12:09. I always suspected the IA boards were NOT impartial. This might be confirmation of that. If your “liked” it’s a slap on the wrist. If your a rash on the taint of command staff.... 40 hours unpaid leave :)

Anonymous said...

1209hours,

If...what u say is tru, than these cops need to be preppared for a civil lawsuit. If IA places blame on them, than they will probabley luse there houses to civil penalites. Protect yourselfs sisters and brothers.

Anonymous said...

How quickly we forget. Remember what these guys did to Kerrick. No one is immune here

Anonymous said...

2:47,

There is nothing impartial about the boards and if anyone thinks they are, well they are just as clueless as the idiots who make up IA. The Major heading the board who most would say never did anything significant in their career accept kiss ass and wipe shit off their nose is aware what the outcome will be before the board even starts. But, they sure do enjoy the brow beating they can deliver and the perverbial finger shaking they dole out.

12:09,

I’m not sure if what you say is true or BS, but I wouldn’t put it past command to give an order out like that and dangle gold butter bars in front of the noses of the Sgt’s holding court up there.

Anonymous said...

In the end ,it’s the major that makes the final decision regardless of what the rest of the board thinks.

Anonymous said...

803, its all legal. If the citizen is black, they put a black major up there. The major will do what the city attorney defending the law suit tells the major to do. Its...all...total...Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

No need to worry folks. Major "Mr. Ego" Cecil Brisbon has it all under control in Internal Affairs. His band of merry misfits with their stellar investigative skills will get to the bottom of it.

Can anyone imagine sitting across the desk from David Georgion and keeping a straight face?

Anonymous said...

How many officers has IA axed this year you think?

Anonymous said...

^^ the better question is, how many officers used to like their job but now dread coming to work because of what IA and the powers that be have done to them?

Anonymous said...

Like I said on a previous thread. Get the F@$& out now if you can! I left years ago to work for another agency, (we wear the campaign hats) and I haven't regretted a day since. We are in desperate need of good cops to make the transition. We have real leadership and our agency is not in the habit of screwing over the troops. They actually go out of their way to lead, protect, and look after us. Trust me, you wont regret it!

Anonymous said...

The main reason CMPD can not acquire and retain the seasoned/experienced officers it needs is because of your fucked up IA Dept. Every dept. in the US knows to avoid this place like the plague, It's a cesspool with a built in self destruct mechanism. (IA) even the guys getting out of the military know not to invest on minute at CMPD. You guys need to disassemble this bullshit agency and re build it from the ground up with new Admin's, if possible Officers that have been in the trenches and get the big picture.fucking disgusting

Anonymous said...

Best way to screw a department up is to hire chiefs and promote deputy chiefs who are poor leaders and looks at every issue thru the lens of race.

Anonymous said...

Ok. Need to put my input on this. I have a buddy that works for CMPD, he’s currently suspended without pay and waiting to appeal your internal affairs decision to fire him. When it gets out why they decided to fire this officer I’m sure someone is going to have to answer some serious questions, particularly if the media finds out. My advice, take a slight pay cut and go to work for another agency (they’re all hiring now anyway). You’ll be happier for it

Anonymous said...

David Georgina was horrible on the streets. They put him at a middle school as a SRO where he broke up food fights. Now, he is laying down the hammer on good cops. THATS CMPD.

Anonymous said...

Let's keep this simple. If you still work at CMPD, you are a fucking idiot.

Anonymous said...

^^^ AMEN!!! That's the message I have been preaching on these boards for a long time. Bitching about the issues wont change anything. Never has and never will. If you really want to send a message that will deliver a strong dose of reality to the 3rd floor then quit and go somewhere else. I wont ever forget the reaction I received when I turned in my letter. Every agency from coast to coast is hiring. Just do your homework first before you peace out. There are agencies that are in the same shape as CMPD and in some cases even worse. I got lucky and found a professional agency that actually treats officers like family. They dont just use that word during media briefings to appear as though they give a shit. Self preservation prevails within CMPD "Command".

Anonymous said...

11:27, that wouldn’t happen to be an airport officer recently axed would it?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else see Gary McFadden out at the Days Inn on Woodlawn? He was consoling the black people that got kicked out of the motel for not paying rent. How dare the owner try to remove people from his property for not paying bills and cutting off their water supply.

Gary McFadden to the rescue with free stuff!!

Anonymous said...

Heard there is gonna be a pay freeze next year! Anyone else hear that?

Anonymous said...

of course there’s gonna be a pay freeze. the city always balances the budget on the backs of employees. wouldn’t be surprised if they did a multi year freeze like in 08.

Anonymous said...

but vy is gonna make sure we get that new soccer team and i’m sure there will be more handouts to billionaire sport team owners from the city’s coffers.

Anonymous said...

I always have to laugh when someone posts a “make a smart move and leave the Dept like I did” comment. While the idea makes sense and is a sound idea, it’s just not that easy for some of us. If you have 5 years or less on and are under 30 leaving is a little easier than someone who has 10,15,20+ years on and stands to lose a lot by just leaving. Never mind the fact that a fair amount of us have kids in school and spouses with jobs, the “leaving” isn’t that simple. Unfortunately the Dept also knows this and holds that along with a decent salary (for Le) over our heads. Nothing is getting better, we don’t have a voice and if we want to bitch and moan on this blog I say fire away. At lest we have that email reminding us that the holidays are stressful so ease up on the booze and DV’s we get in the first week of December.

Anonymous said...

I’m just gonna say it. Putney is an aloof asshole that won’t even give u the courtesy of a “good morning” or “how are u” in passing unless you are the right color or a part of his buddy circle.

good leaders reach out to everyone that is under their command and the biggest thing is that they lead by example.

Putney is a terrible example of what a good leader should be.

Anonymous said...

To April 25 at 5:08 p.m. what was the reaction you received?

Anonymous said...

The reaction was shock that I would even consider it. I was a top producer within my division, almost topped out, with 9+ years. But I saw the writing on the wall early on when Romo came on board. My gut instincts predicted the future and thank God it guided me into making the right decision for myself. There is a reason I was not offered an exit interview when I resigned because I'm sure they didn't want to hear my reason for leaving. They dont care. I was just another warm body they can replace with a new recruit. That really clarified my decision even further. I hear the argument that others have made about length of service, families, pay, etc...etc. My personal happiness and job satisfaction was far more important than losing a few dollars starting over. Money in this job does not equate to happiness. If you were making 6 figures a year at CMPD you would still be miserable if you dread putting on the uniform and going to work. If you are unhappy at work you pass that on at home regardless of what you may think. I can sum it up very simply.....
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Anonymous said...

In case anyone wants to know what McFadden and the all worthless MCSO is doing while we (the real police) are answering calls for service watch this video:

https://youtu.be/TAxIyveO4O4

Anonymous said...

^^ damn! That first deputy thick as hell! But seriously though... can we make ourselves look anymore ghetto?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone on here get an exit interview by an actual Chain of Command(Manager) or just an HR nobody? I will not call anyone in the Brass, Chain of Command, a police officer. I refused to give an exit interview because it was to some lady that doesnt know shit about the job.

Anonymous said...

Why are all these people saying “Leave the department. I left and couldn’t be happier. Go find yourself a department similar to mine.” But then they don’t say where they went lol. Probably because they’re in Tega Cay PD living at poverty level. If you can’t work in CMPD, get along with your peers, do a few reports a day, make the occasional arrest, intellectually destroy some idiots in verbal jiu jitsu every day for fun, work a little off duty sitting in your car watching Netflix on your phone and make 85k a year, there’s something wrong with you. Do you know most people go to work in the private sector and actually do work? This job is easy even if you occasionally have to deal with some promoted asshole that thinks you give two shits about what they think about you,

Anonymous said...

My thoughts on a few of your comments...

710pm: I agree, is that a professional agency or an escort service? Absolutely Disqusting.

734am: You are a lazy sack of shit and a report taker. Disgrace to the force. You occasionally make an arrest? Good thing you are on our side!

411pm: Bro, you type too much. Happiness at work is over rated and do you think another PD is going to be any different? You still need to deal with hood rats and trailer trash in other cities. You are probably a racist.

Anonymous said...

Blah.. Blah.. Blah.....
Blah.. Blah.. Blah.....
You ol hens need to stop cluckin and get back to work. There's crime and shit happening right now. And dont forget to get you to some poon while your on the clock too. After all, it is acceptable here!

Anonymous said...

7:53am, I’d love to hear the difference you’ve made to the city of Charlotte over your illustrious career. In my first decade on the job, I learned what our court system does with our quality work. And now I arrest people when I’m required by law or I’m feeling motivated.

Would you go to the gym everyday and have a healthy diet if it had no effect and you were still a fat fuck with clogged arteries? Because that’s the equivalent of arresting 150 people a year and our D.A.’s office shitting on all your cases.

We’re basically daycare workers and our daycares are shitty neighborhoods. I’ve accepted that. You will too rook.

Anonymous said...

MCSO HOES, MCFADDEN IS PIMPING ESCORTS LOL

In case anyone wants to know what McFadden and the all worthless MCSO is doing while we (the real police) are answering calls for service watch this video:

https://youtu.be/TAxIyveO4O4

Anonymous said...

My exit interview was conducted by my captain. He didn't care at all. He wanted another rookie from the academy, so it freed up his budget. The rookies don't know the history of the supervisors or "veteran" officers, so they would be happy to follow direction and orders.

Accepting reality is part of this department. The criminals are idiots, and the city doesn't want them in the jail cells with the escort service. lol

Anonymous said...

The DA office being understaffed has been a fucking excuse for decades. Go out there and make as many arrests as you can and make a fucking impact in the lives of our citizens. Make the criminals scared to do shit. Screw reports, I just type up a quick one liner.

Anonymous said...

7:34. I’m gonna go ahead and call BS on the “watching Netflix on duty”. Ask Airport Sgt. Fey if an officer can watch Netflix on duty, see what he tells you. I hear he brought an officer up on charges for just that. He no longer works here

Anonymous said...

I watch Live PD on duty. Wondering what it would be like to chase cars and smack assholes. Then watch their Sgts back their asses. Oh we all know they really DONT Po Po like that on TV.

Anonymous said...

All I hear on here are a bunch of Nancy's whining. Am I the only prior military troop left in the department that knows what a magic carpet ride this is? Seems as though the only thing we recruit these days are a bunch of entitled college wussies who grew up in suburbia and think they know how "horrible" things are in the world and CMPD. Try the sandbox for a few tours and then get back to me on how bad things are here while you ride around in a climate controlled car all shift listening to the radio and trying to figure out where your next meal break will be. If you dont know what I'm talking about then you don't have the right to comment. Just keep bitchin and whining about the trivial shit. It's so 10th grade. Either grow a set and do the job or go get a juice box and suck your thumb...

Anonymous said...

Oh shut up 11:13 and go nap in your 3rd shift hidy hole.

Anonymous said...

I love all the "Deal with it comments". Ever wonder why so many pro CMPD people come on this Blog and make comments about other Officers bitching? They are releasing their frustrations. I spent active time in the Marine Corps and if I really loved it so much I would of stayed in. So many vets going,"I wish I stayed in". Well maybe you really need think about why didnt you. It was a stepping stone for me only, dont miss it at all. So I bet you bitched about your command in the Military just like I did about non infantry turds in Command. So let Officers comment and you need to stay off this site unless your just a rat.

Anonymous said...

Apparently I hit a nerve with another entitled 20 something who is a young Jedi Police Warrior? Hmmmmmmmmmm......

Anonymous said...

Semper Fidelis MF'r! I never bitched about command in the Corps. The main reason is because I was a Platoon Leader and I did my time kickin doors with the grunts. I know how good this side is. That's why I got out. This job is cake compared to the Corps. If you haven't figured that out yet then you were obviously in supply...

Anonymous said...

"It's like its trying to speak to me, I know it"

Anonymous said...

I did 26 years in patrol at CMPD and had 4 years as an O311. Sold my time and got a 30 yr free ride at 48. did 14 yrs on 3rd shift in Patrol. I hope you do well at CMPD bro. Adapt and Overcome because you will need it

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the hazard 5% increase in their pay yet Or know when it will be here.

Anonymous said...

0050. I’m all for Semper Fi my brother but the problem is, too many of the troops are the only ones being faithful. The leadership is only loyal to their own and the troops need to hold them accountable. It’s a 2-tiered system when officers get severe punishment for minor infractions and yet IA majors get their schlongs wet on duty and nothing happens. I’m tired of being the one to follow the rules when our leadership doesn’t

Anonymous said...

Reading some of the comments from military CMPD is interesting. They talk shit about college educated cops but probably live in a mobile home or with a fat chick that needed a husband.

The comparisons to the sandbox are great. If you use AC then you are total pussy. The pay is better than some popunk PD with no crime and hillybilly shoplifters. You could die from a gang member in Charlotte, but the extra 8k is worth it every year.

I couldn't imagine being 40 and still working on 3rd shift for 50k a year. Thank god for the promotional exam.

Anonymous said...

First of all, if you have never served in the military then you have no right to comment about anyone who has because you know Jack Shit about it. You can just go back to playing world of warfare and pretend. Having been with the dept for 20+ years I can remember a time when we came to work, did the job, worked as a team, and didn't gripe about it. Of course most of my shift in A-2 in those days were all prior military and we knew the importance of brotherhood.... Both on and off the job. If you dont know what A-2 is then you haven't been around long enough to know Jack shit about policing either. We knew the value of teamwork and actually showing up to work because we depended on one another to do the job. We didn't lay out of work or go whining to our Sgt. when our vagina hurt. Of course we didn't have a Psychiatrist on the payroll at that time either to look after the snowflakes who "just cant take it anymore" or someone offended them we with a bad word. As important as a college education is these days, (I know because I have one), it's not going to help you on the "battlefield". Whether that battlefield is in the Mideast or on the streets of Charlotte. I cant tell you how many times I have had to bail out some graduate degree accountant who was getting the Chebyshev's Theorem stomped out of them by some hood rat. My point is this... Our once great dept. is now under siege by a bunch of self entitled snot noses who think they know everything. And it is now being led by those same know nothings merely because they have a degree and a whole 3+ years of vast experience policing.

Anonymous said...

1:46 you write waaayyy too much and we lose interest after a couple sentences. That said, has anyone seen the hoes of the MCSO while at intake? I thought I saw one today

https://youtu.be/TAxIyveO4O4

Anonymous said...

Those are some fat patty chicks. They would break the box spring.

Anonymous said...

So what you are telling me is that the Harold Easter cops are going down..and the sheriff's dept is a bunch of hoebags at Club Onyx?

Thanks for everything, Cedar.

Anonymous said...

Oh oh...someone done hurt Hetrick's feelings....made him write a whole paragraph and shit!

Anonymous said...

Hetrick is a fucking tool, along with all those other jerks that work at the range.

Anonymous said...

Who is the range jerk that looks like Elmer Fud especially while carrying a shotgun? I think he is a training officer in Steele Creek? Dude has a forehead u can project a movie on. He is the perfect example of someone who thinks his shit don’t stink and is right about everything.

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea! How bout some of you Nancy's grow a set of pubes and go tell Hetrick, other range staff, or anyone else you have a problem with what you think to they're face? The real "Men" in this dept typically do that. Oh yeah, that's right.... Better not do that because you will probably get beat until your spleen falls out. Just go get a juicy juice box and relax...

Anonymous said...

Well... That's exactly the problem today. Not too many "Men" in the dept. As someone noted earlier, just a bunch of entitled snot noses who think they are police. This place went down the shitter years ago when they started hiring a bunch of pot smoking frat kids because they are edumacated and can operate a computer. They know nothing about real life, much less "Policing". They are just warm bodies filling vacancies.

Jim Hetrick said...

Whomever Anonymous is that is making comments about me ...

I got free time today and tomorrow...you know where I work...

Here's my number 704 200-8930

Jim Hetrick

Anonymous said...

1108pm. Right on the money brother. And don’t forget the marching orders from the brass ... “find some minor infraction on the 20+ year guys and get rid of them. We can get the same work for cheaper than we’re paying now” I mean I’m not talking about stealing steaks from Harris Teeter or sex on duty... things that use to be a day off

Anonymous said...

Well.... that escalated quickly 😜

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim, I've always liked you. You gave a good speech in my academy class once.

Honest question...who was the brass that had the neglegent discharge at the Range last month? Why didn't they get suspended like one of the minions?

Anonymous said...

^^thats something the idiots in IA would investigate right? And it would be ruled as negligent I would assume and that would HAVE to carry days off, but we all knows there are different rules for the gold badge and white shirts.

Anonymous said...



https://youtu.be/TAxIyveO4O4

Anonymous said...

Well it looks like the detention officer that posted that video and the other wanna be police got the wings clipped and were told to take the video down after questions by the media on why tax payer property (badges and handcuffs) were being portrayed in a slutty way on YouTube and Facebook. Way to go Gary your office is an embarrassment and is and will never be respected by us the real law enforcement of Meck county.

Anonymous said...

@4:29

I heard Cecil “the BJ master” Brisbon swooped in and put the stop to anything from happening to the command staffer in question. Now if that was a patrol officer or someone who didn’t have a 30 second buffer on a CFS, that gonna be days off without pay.

Range Staff said...

@11:16, it was that bitch Carol Baskins!

Anonymous said...

Everyone has a ballsack on CedarPosts until they get asked a question about unethical, shady decisions and integrity. Can't stand up to ol Cecil, Jim?

I knew a guy in North that got a 1 week suspension for shooting his gun while cleaning it in his car.

Anonymous said...

Everyone’s a tough guy until they stand in front of the white shirt that gets to decide if that check keeps coming in every week.
Thankfully for the rest of us we have this place to blow off steam and let others know what kind of shady stuff goes on around here.
Must be nice to in the protected class.

Anonymous said...

how hard do those Majors get when they can drop a good ole suspension on an officer? Funny to think how many skeletons they have in their closets when they are making rulings. And, how many “off the record” conversations you think take place between IA and the Major before those boards?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many majors and Lieutenants are suffering financially due to Covid? Are they still having Xtra Duty jobs posted?

Anonymous said...

Well... I didn't do anything heroic at work today but I did save a beer after work. It was trapped in a bottle! :)

Anonymous said...

1837hours:

I like poontang pie. :)

Anonymous said...

10:28. I got one better. How bout the officer that got fired for using his personal phone on duty? Here’s another fact... he was Caucasian

Anonymous said...

8:43: Hey Mazzeo! How are you?? What’s the word? Any news on your hearing?

Anonymous said...

8:43. I heard it was more than that. I heard he got in Captain King’s face and threatened to kick his ass

Anonymous said...

An Oompa Loompa could kick Kings ass! He is one of those pocket protector nerds...

Anonymous said...

Mazzeo can u clean my windows?

Anonymous said...

^ that is so wrong. I find that hard to believe though 9:40. If you knew Mazz you’d know that isn’t something he’d do.

Anonymous said...

Knew Captain King when he was Sgt. King. We all know the kid that got swirlies from the school bully and vowed to become a cop one day and get even... that’s King.

Anonymous said...

King is borderline retarded. I don't know who is more of a fuck up, him or Capt. Barry.

Anonymous said...

King is a good and fair Captain. Mazzeo save it all for your hearing. This isn’t the place to garner support. Did the FOP help you at all with a lawyer? (This is like texting Mazzeo direct lol)

Anonymous said...

^^ that’s some funny shit. Seriously though what did he do to get fired?

Anonymous said...

8:44. maybe you should concentrate on doing your job and not worrying about what happened to other people. Don't break the rules and you won't get jammed. simple as that

Anonymous said...

Julie Barry is a hag.

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo , I’m # 100 πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

Anonymous said...

@833. That is hilarious, King couldn't run a lemonade stand let alone a division. Few months back an old man got the shit beat out of him right in front of the airport while his officers were no where to be found.

Anonymous said...

Remember this boys and girls, the brass never forgets!

http://cedarposts.blogspot.com/2014/08/north-carolina-court-of-appeals-gives.html?m=1

Anonymous said...

CONFIRMED: Cedar Posts IS DOMINICK MAZZEO.

Anonymous said...

3:47, um no... an airport security guard doesn’t get that kind of intel that CP has blessed us with all these many years. Any idiot can do a google search and find this lawsuit. It’s public record.

Anonymous said...

what if CP isn't CMPD? as investigators are you limiting your self assuming CP is?

Anonymous said...

I agree with 3:47. Have you worked with the guy? He’s not that smart. Funny as shit, but not that smart. I want him to come back so he can blast out those meme’s.

Anonymous said...

99% of posts on this blog are anonymous, so I’d like to ask a question to any and all command staff, IA snakes or anyone above the rank of Sgt on here.

Do you or anyone else in your position of power give a shit about the morale within the Dept? Does it feel good kicking officers in the shins for policy violations and when doing so, do you ever think back to when you did not have a gold badge and were simply another patrol officer?

Let’s see what happens.

JoeMama said...

^^ The answer is NO my friend. No one gives a damn about anyone but themselves and advancing their career. Remember the marching orders are to get rid of anyone with over 15+ years to save $$. For those hired before 2008 the city won't have to pay your health premiums, no supplement and they get the same amount of work or more from a young and eager officer. So what if the city has to pay out because the scared 23 year old with a 4 year degree in accounting shoots an unarmed black man... just the price of doing business, right? Pales in comparison to years of health insurance premiums and supplements. Its like this... would you rather have a young ox or an old ox? They'll gladly trade an old ox for a cheaper young ox any day. If you've already made it to retirement, count yourself as lucky... or maybe you are a good brown nose. Either way, you made it... for the rest of us.... watch your backs cause no one here is your friend.

Anonymous said...

Everyone,

That sheriff's dept video is funny, but also pathetic.

Its almost as bad as the CMPD officers that were doing this under Putney's nose...


https://acn.com/us-en/homepage

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what happened to that Stukey video?

Anonymous said...

@1842

Morale...LOL, we couldn’t care about that, you and everyone else are simply a number and very easily replaceable. You don’t like it? Get the heck out and let us get a 20 something in here to do your job.

Kicking officers in the shins...some of us have been pushing paper for close to 20 years and can draw our iPhones off our belts faster than our service weapons, I couldn’t even tell you how to look up a ban report in KB Cops. But what I can tell you is this: you use the bathroom, turn off your BWC and don’t turn it back on in time for a 30 second buffer...your ass is grass. Knocking officers back and showing them who the boss is necessary and fun.

But remeber, the Dept appreciates you and is proud of you, so keep up the good work and leave the morale killing to us sitting in the ivory tower.

Anonymous said...

^^Thank you Cecil!

Anonymous said...

20:58 I would love to see that video.

Anonymous said...

858hours, Lt. Stukey is fat. What did she do...just lay there while Thaw plowed the hallway?
?

Anonymous said...

Hi 3:18. I’m new to this blog. Did these 2 screw on duty?! Please tell me they got fired. That would definitely be grounds for dismissal at our agency

Anonymous said...

My ass itches...
I think I need a piece of pie.

Anonymous said...

344, you must work for some goody goody agency. We do bad things at CMPD and its all goochi.

York County had that one brunette supervisor fucked 10 people in the same office building. I thought that was our training academy until they said York County. Don't know if she got fired, either.

Anonymous said...

5:54. Yes I’m in SC, just over the boarder. I’m amazed at what y’all are able to get away with. Stay safe

Anonymous said...

I like to drink on duty and make traffic stops. Hey Jim i'll meet you behind the dumpster at the range. Make sure you bring your cane.

Sammy said...

I’m gonna laugh when Hetrick finds out which one of you butt-hurt vagina trolls keeps talkin shit and making anonymous comments on here.

Anonymous said...

how did you know my butt hurt?

Anonymous said...

21:12, leave Hetrick alone. That's like punching an old man, almost. Think about others on the road before you drink and drive.

Anonymous said...

My ass still itches....

Anonymous said...

If your ass itches, then get out the fucking car and take a walk down West Blvd you dumb fuck. We need real cops, right now.

Anonymous said...

Real cops? Like the Harold Easter cops? What’s the status with them? They still employed?

Anonymous said...

Is Krispy Kreme still giving away free donuts?

Anonymous said...

21:43 I do love Hetrick, Im just messing. Nothing on this Blog should upset anyone. Living off your emotions is dumb as shit. Hes a good Po Po

Anonymous said...

Marcus Jones presented the proposed FY2021 budget. Now it's time for the FOP to dance for the City Council puppeteer.

Step right up, get your crumbs here. Fresh crumbs here!

Anonymous said...

Did Romo do something else with the Police Pledge money?

Anonymous said...

Response to 7:26pm

I wasn't joking when I said I would toss Moorefield around like a raggidy anne doll.


-The Mazz

Anonymous said...

@1736

Nothing but silence pertaining to the Metro officers involved with Easter, I’m hoping no news is good news for them. But, I could also see Cecil and the rest of rats and snakes in IA licking their chops to ruin careers and lives mainly because they just dgaf about anyone else but themselves.

P.S. where dat pledge fund money/resolution at yo??

Anonymous said...

@823 It was King he supposedly had words with not Moorefield but it very well could’ve been Moorefield since his head was probably up King’s ass when it was said... but hey since you wanna tell stories and sign that fake comment “The Mazz” maybe get the facts straight before you do. I asked him directly if these rumors were true and he said no. Maybe call your boy and just ask him instead of posting fake comments.

Anonymous said...

@1008,

Its unrealistic that no one in Metro heard that guy screaming for help. If someone is screaming, wouldn't the entire office hear that shit? I don't know all the facts, so I won't comment on what exactly happened. There will definitely be a fall guy. There is no way the city swallows this lawsuit without blaming an employee. Time answers every question.

Anonymous said...

1046am, lets put on our homicide detective hats and run an investigation on your comment.


Apparent Cedar Facts:
a. you have immediate contact with airport officer Mazzeo.
b. you know that officer Mazzeo got in Capt. King's face and threatened him.
c. you know that he did not get in Lt. Moorefield's face about anything.


If True:
a. you can't get in a superior's face and threaten violence, and expect to keep a job where you are issued a service pistol.
b. if you are watching netflix on the city's time, then you are taking money for nothing. That is a crime in the state of NC.
c. if you are working at the airport, you are already expendable. You should know that.
d. other sources have stated that they had several incidents over a short period of time where this officer broke conduct and policy, which would get anyone fired below Sgt.
e. this officer has a right to a civil service hearing, where he will need to justify his value and existence to a police agency. He volunteered for the airport, which will make his statement highly questionable in the eyes of the board.

Anonymous said...

12:50. Maybe you need to check your facts. He didn’t volunteer for the airport. He has always been at the airport. Never worked a real division. By the way I’m not the same commenter as 1046, just thought you should know. Also, I don’t see him threatening anyone. Just my personal opinion.

Anonymous said...

^^ Sounds like the honey badger of CMPD. He just don't give a fuck!

Anonymous said...

409, if you get sent to South or Airport and stay for longer than 2 years..you chose that shit through you own actions. Its not a prison sentence. If vicki foster would threaten Dance, then I believe anyone at CMPD is capable of threatening people. Maybe he thought he could take that nerd King? Maybe he got interrupted during the El Camino movie on netfix and just snapped?

Anonymous said...

King was a terrible sergeant to work for I can only imagine what that little man syndrome does to him with captains bars lol

Anonymous said...

King is a dweeb.. How he got promoted to Capt is the real mystery. We have far better within the dept to wear railroad tracks....

Anonymous said...

When I read all of these comments I really feel bad for everyone within CMPD. I know a lot of you and have heard the complaints first hand. You have been there for me many times and I appreciate it more than you know. I may not make 80K a year with my current agency but we have integrity, respect, and actually have real leadership. We work together as a team and actually look forward to going to work. I know some of you will say that I work in La La Land or Po Dunk but that is not the case. I work right here in Mecklenburg but just wear a different uniform. But I would much rather work for an agency that does not tolerate disrespect, back stabbing, and everything else that you obviously deal with on a daily basis than sell myself out for a bigger paycheck. And yes, we are hiring right now. It takes some personal sacrifice (I know this) but it is worth it....

Anonymous said...

12:14.....enlighten us please, who do you work for ??

Anonymous said...

Let's just say that we have a stream lined basic school for those who are already sworn. It is challenging but not nearly as difficult as some might think. I personally know many of you who would do very well within our agency and again, I thank all of you for the support that the few of us receive from you every day. We truly appreciate it.... Stay safe.

Anonymous said...

0624,

https://www.g4s.com/en-us


I used to work for North Tryon division, but made the jump to a respectable agency.

Anonymous said...

G4S?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Let’s just say you didn’t leave willingly. You got fired or asked to resign... right?
I mean no disrespect of course, you gotta earn a living but let’s be honest aside from whatever happened CMPD was your first choice?

Anonymous said...

@9:44 ... Jerry Burch is that you!? You sure have deteriorated after your “SWAT” and “shoot-out” days back in Virginia. Then again, you couldnt hack it on The Rock so maybe that was all made up after all...

Anonymous said...

@2034 well his “shoot-out” in VA was made up which is why he was forced off The Rock when he was caught lying about it. It’s probably why he quit the dept. Couldn’t take the hit to his ego.

J Estes said...

CMPD is the finest law enforcement agency in NC. We love and respect our officers on the front line each and every day.
#heroes

Anonymous said...

Chief Estes is a great guy. He helped with a case I was working, one time.

Anonymous said...

That must have been the only "Case" he ever "worked". I wasn't aware that he had ever worked any....
By "worked" does that mean he transported and was listed as assisting on the arrest report?

Anonymous said...

Chief Estes,

Can you help me understand something about your department? I was at the epicenter about a year ago and I saw a man and woman arguing in the street. They were stopping traffic and fighting. I saw two cops standing by the ritz carlton. The man told them to do something in a shit talk kind of way. He told the short brunette to suck his dick. The cops just stood there and didn't even go in the street. The two black people just went down the street toward the arena. Traffic was honking and honking.

I know that not every hero wears a cape, but isn't that really bad police work? Shouldn't they have counseled the man and woman or something better? It looked cowardly when they went and hid behind a corner since everyone was looking at them like WTF are you doing?

Anonymous said...

What you describe is not unusual. Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil is the standard today. Much less trouble than getting into an ass kicking contest on camera and then getting cited by our spineless command and unsupportive city "Leadership"? They would be the first ones to cry foul and call us out as.... I think the word used was "Terrorists"..
It's best just to stand back and watch the Hood Rats stomp each other's guts out and then call an ambulance when it's over...

Anonymous said...

Wait.. didn’t Estes almost get his certification pulled for failing to do in-service training? I heard that somewhere, don’t know if it’s true. If true that is sad. A DC should know better

Anonymous said...

Oh No! Estes didn't do his academy training bitch work. Who cares? Only a fucking loser calls someone out for not doing online training. The man is busy as hell.

At least he isn't a fucking racist that covers for criminals on this department.

Anonymous said...

154, Ive also been hearing good things about Novant Security Force. More trustworthy people to work with and the work is more fulfilling.

Anonymous said...

12:39... ok, so you are either Estes commenting or one of his minions. I am going to go ahead and call bullshit on that comment.
"the man is busy as hell". What?! and we're not? 10-12 calls a day, follow ups, court, grand jury, off duty and the list goes on. He couldn't get his lips away from Putney's anus long enough to do his fricken training?! come on dude. All I know that if that were any officer they'd be suspended, but Lord White Shirt gets a pass?! Fuck him!

Anonymous said...

Damn you Negative Nancies, damn you!

Anonymous said...

Are they going to issue razors and shaving cream now? Asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

11:16pm, tell your friend to grow up, act like a real man and shave. Razor burn happens to everyone so suck it up and stop looking like a bearded rent-a-cop. Your friend is probably one of those in the military reserve that can shave for their duty weekends but as soon as they are back the beard is growing. Funny how that works.

Anonymous said...

What if an officer is Muslim? Is the city going to mandate they shave? I think their book tells men they shouldn’t shave. Hmmmm. Food for thought. Let’s set that precedent.

Anonymous said...

Islam (Muslims) is a terrorist religion that goes against Jesus Christ the true Lord and Savior of this world.

Anonymous said...

1240, 205. What if we had an Orthodox Jew (curly sideburns and beard). Could we tell them to shave too? You’d be infringing on his beliefs too.

Anonymous said...

To hell wit em! I think they should all have to Gnarfle the Garthok...

Anonymous said...

We have a muslim that works at CMPD. He has been worthless since day 1 after the academy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe.... But if he becomes a martyr in the dept then he will be rewarded with 72 virgins in the afterlife. That's a helluva lot better than Amy bent over the office desk at CVOC!

Anonymous said...

What kind of punishments will the IA snakes be handing out for not shaving? What if my religion says having my beard is integral in going to the afterlife that I believe in? Will Cecil and the rest of the snakes up there tell me what I can and can’t do according to my religious beliefs?

Anonymous said...

^^^Brother, this is a fucking police department. You need to shave your damn face. They give you a gun. They need to see that you can be detailed and cognizant enough to use the gun, everyday.

The best way to see someone's health and effort? Did they shower and shave their face?

If you come up on shift smelling like shit and unshaven...I don't trust you to come rushing to my aid in battle. That's the point of the clean shave..in multiple industries. Never get surgury from a doctor with a hobo beard.

Anonymous said...

^^Well said Cecil, now get back to coverups and treating those you like differently than those you don’t.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for beards in uniform, but you should have to use your own V time to grow it. The Jason Statham four day beards look like shit in uniform. If you can't grow a beard in two weeks without it looking like a fresh rack of pubes on your chin, sorry. But, let's use this motivation to kill two bigger problems. If you can max out your PT test and shoot above 85, then grow whatever you want. I'm sick of seeing cops in uniform who haven't seen their belt line since the academy.

Anonymous said...

speaking of a "fresh rack of pubes"... who was the female that saw Cecil's pubes up close while on duty? Anyone remember the other half of that policy violation? Bet she skated on days off too.

Anonymous said...

Look at the policy on sideburns. I growing some Chops and grow an afro. Bring back the 70,s. Shit we have the same STD rate like back then.

Anonymous said...

Hetrick is going senile, can’t stop talking about “who anonymous is” to anyone that will listen.

G. Smith said...

3:12, that is because my man Hetrick is old school. He wants whoever it was that made those "anonymous" comments to step up and say them to his face. I can't blame him. I too have been called into the supervisors office and down to IA to answer questions based on "anonymous" complaints (i.e. other officers) who don't have balls enough to say something to me directly. If that is you, you are in the wrong profession. You carry a badge and a gun and yet you don't have guts enough to confront someone if you have a beef? That is a pussy ass move and you need to be selling insurance or working at Auto-Bell somewhere.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Can I get an AMEN! Too many pussies working here these days. Not like the old days when you told folks what you had to say to they're face! Step up.. Or step off and keep your pie hole shut! In the past we usually approached these types of A-Holes within the shift and worked it out Mano-a-Mano....

Anonymous said...

Wow Gerald...

The US has 35mil on unemployment and Charlotte budgets are being slashed in 2021. This means we won't be able to afford more officers when they all keep quitting. We will lose 300 and wont be able to afford 100. This will devastate the patrol lines.


But yeah...lets talk shit about who called us a tool. This is why CMPD continues to step backwards and run on a hamster wheel.

Anonymous said...

LOL...G. Smith . Back when men were men and the sheep were nervous!

Anonymous said...

I guess it was Hetrick's first day on the internet !

Anonymous said...

If Jim has so much free time to talk about Cedar Posts, then maybe he should be focusing on fixing some of that worthless academy training?

Should I really strike the suspect in the large muscle group of his back? Is that an effective way to beat someone's ass for making fun of me on Cedar Posts? Should I grab him by his strong wrist first, and then attempt put him in an arm bar take down? Is that fucking practical? Is MC going to testify against me for not following procedure?

Anonymous said...

MC wears eye makeup. Maybe he’s a FAG!

Anonymous said...

Anyone else think the chick who does the New Day USA home loans commercials hot?

Anonymous said...

Love the video of the monkeys shooting at each other in Woodstone! I vote that we use some of the city dime to issue em some more ammo. A good ol fashioned purge day will definitely take care of some of our recidivisim and ankle monitor issues!

Anonymous said...

Why is the MCSO riding around like they gonna do any policing? We take care of everything. Gary stay in the jail and courthouse.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Smoke and Mirrors!
All Smoke and Mirrors!
We all know that MCSO is just a bunch of sworn meal servers and baby sitters....

Anonymous said...

I shave on my days off

Anonymous said...

I shave my balls cause my girl likes em smooth...

Anonymous said...

@8:53... that you Cecil?

Anonymous said...

My Johnson is pink.... And turns blue occassionally! But not as occassionally as I would like.... :(

Anonymous said...

6:18. Talk to my man Cecil over in Internal Affairs. He might can show you how to get it wet.. might not turn blue but you can get it wet.. on duty no less and skate on any departmental charges. Doesn’t get any better than that.

Anonymous said...

All yall hatin on Cecil because he's gettin some and you aren't. A little jealous perhaps?

Anonymous said...

So if I’m caught getting my freak on while on duty, what will Cecil recommend to the Major punishment should be? Keeping in mind that discussion should not happen but does before every board. Will it matter if I’m black or white? Will Cecil remeber his own indiscretions? Does he see that white shirt in his future and hope that kicking officers in the ass will get it to him quicker? Does he realize he has complete morons doing IA investigations?

Anonymous said...

Hold the fuck up, motherfuckers! You watch how you talk about my boss. I'll put write ups on all you rednecks like I did Chris Greene. There won't be any wiggling out of it this time, though. There are plenty of others doing wrong around here and we are doing the best we can do get them out of here. In the lord we walk, not as angels, but as servants to the lord in his world.

Anonymous said...

7:29pm. Officers have gotten fired for less than that. I take it you work for IA since you referred to Cecil as “your boss”. Next time your up close and personal with his BBC, which is blacker than 1,000 midnights I’m told, maybe you can ask him to review the Discipline Philosophy that is in our SOP. Perhaps he can explain how officers get jammed up for way less than what he did. Don’t tell me affirmative action is fair cause it isn’t. We all want equal treatment not special treatment!

Anonymous said...

White privilege? I think not, CMPD got Black privilege

Anonymous said...

Anyone have Cecils personal number? I might just have to call him up for advice on how to get my knob wet on duty and skate any punishment. Dont wanna use departmental phone as that might be a "Policy Violation"....

Anonymous said...

^^1-800-Rat-Patroll

Anonymous said...

Some things never change. Glad I put in my 30 and I’m gone. From what I’m reading either IA is out of control or you’ve got some folks that are bitter. I’d love to hear some juicy stories of what officers are getting jammed for nowadays. Please share. True stories though. No bullshit

Anonymous said...

I really want to know who the rat in Freedom Division is. People getting followed and pinged by IA sgts. People getting caught in lies. You know a sgt or LT is behind all that jazz.

Anonymous said...

@445. I’ll give you a good place to start. First, take a look at the substandard officers.. usually they’re the ones who need that extra advantage in order to advance. Usually the officers who are buddy-buddy with supervisors are the ones you need to watch for. In their warped mind, ratting on other officers will keep them in the brasses good graces. Funny... we’re quick to back each other up when we hear 10-18 traffic but when there isn’t the adrenaline rushed feeling to be a hero those rats are quick to throw a brother or sister under the bus... it’s the height of hypocrisy. How do you think 1/2 the folks Captain and above achieved that rank? Don’t get me wrong, there are those there by merit but some are nothing but brown nosing rats from day 1 at the academy

Anonymous said...

Wasn’t there a Captain a few years back that failed to help a prostitute that got kidnapped and handcuffed to a toilet... who was that again?

Anonymous said...

I’m 200!!! Suck it!

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