The New Normal


Start packing some heat folks, because this kind of idiotic cowboy capering is not only being approved of now by our local Burbank City Council and Police Department, it’s actually being encouraged:



No sane police department would tell this character that it was ok for him to have gone running around with a gun trying to apprehend suspects. Or refrain from seriously warning him. That’s what the POLICE are for.

And who in their right mind would immediately go in and take a shower (of all things) right after a prowler had been spotted looking through their bedroom window?

Morons with gun. Just what we need more of.

Remember the days when smart and civilized people were living on Skyline Drive?  You can just imagine the Zieglers or Segalls or Reithermans or Alexanders chasing after someone with a gun. Yeah, we remember the big posses they always got together to protect and preserve the local peace. Who needed the BPD?

What the hell is going on these days to normalize such aggressively idiotic behavior?

Oh yeah, we remember him …

BURBANK : Sutliff Loses Backing Over Cable Charge
February 22, 1995|VIVIEN LOU CHEN

Gary Sutliff, a candidate for Burbank City Council, has been charged with possessing a cable box that enables viewers to watch premium channels without being billed.

The misdemeanor charge immediately cost Sutliff the endorsement of the Firefighters Assn. for Tuesday’s election.

Sutliff is a retired battalion chief who worked for the Burbank Fire Department for 31 years. He faces a maximum fine of $1,000 or 90 days in county jail, or both, if convicted.

Sutliff’s home was searched last April as part of an investigation by Sammons Communications into a possible conspiracy to manufacture and distribute the boxes, Burbank Police Sgt. Michael Keeffe said.

According to Sammons’ office manager, Joanne Burger, Sutliff told the cable company last month that he mistakenly bought the box at a swap meet and wanted to be billed for any services he improperly received. But Sammons declined because it would be too difficult to determine when Sutliff actually obtained the cable box and how much to bill him, Burger said.

Hope the cable guy’s armed when he visits Skyline Drive now. Kind of makes you hope they are.




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26 responses to “The New Normal

  1. Anonymous

    Every Fire Station had bootleg boxes from Gary. He lucked out only being busted for his. It was the thing back then everybody that was in the business had one. You drilled out the security screws clipped a few wires soldered others and you were in business. There was the satelite guys back in the the day that would bootleg satellite cards. There was a Canadian guy that put out daily updates.

    • semichorus

      That’s a great story.

      I wonder how the city kept it away from the Leader back then? I remember in the 70s you could cut a green wire in the back of those old Marcus boxes and get the scrambled channels.

  2. Norm

    I watched the video and the man did not run around with a gun. He had someone lurking at his window and called the cops. Cops did not find the guy so cops left and the guy returned to the windnow. There is nothing wrong with defending himself and his family and that is what he did.

    • semichorus

      He ran around looking for someone and then supposedly caught them at the point of a gun. What if the guy had been armed?

      What if there had been two guys who were armed?

      It was stupid.

      • Norm

        If the trespasser was armed or several trespassers were armed then they would be armed and you propose the old man is defenseless ? That is a dumb idea, better armed when trespassers are armed other wise you end up like the unarmed people in Paris – DEAD

  3. Deplorable me

    In the two hundred plus year history of the United States the history has been we have a second amendment right to defend ourselves and our families. The new normal is all this fear of guns and attempts to disarm everyone. On one hand you think the police are corrupt and can not be trusted and on the other hand you want the citizens disarmed. A little loopy there in the thinking or what ? I stand with the second amendment and our constitution so stop trying to wish it all away

    • semichorus

      I’ve never said the police are corrupt. I’d rather have them out there patrolling than these clowns.

      Yeah, let’s arm everyone in Burbank. That’s the solution.

  4. CornFused

    His wife must be a real “looker”…or maybe the “perp” was just admiring his premiere TV package.

  5. Burbank deplorable

    Manuel Martinez escaped Cuba in 1962 after being imprisoned for opposing Fidel Castro.

    He testifies here before the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to Senate Bill 1551, which proposes expanding background checks for gun purchases to most private sales.

    • semichorus

      Who cares what he thinks? Being imprisoned in Cuba gives him no authority on the issue.

      They probably locked him up for being stupid.

    • Deplorable Burbanker

      Sure Semichorus and Chad could care less but the fact is if the Jews under Nazi rule had been armed and not turned them all in when Hitler ordered the citizens to no longer possess guns so that government could protect them many many more jews just may have survived.

  6. Jan

    Sorry guys but I want a neighbor like him. Ready to help and protect me while we wait for the police to arrive. Burban police arrive in minutes but a person could be dead in seconds. I say good work protecting your wife Sir.

  7. Cant We all Get Along

    what law did the guy break that would warrant anything other than probation?

  8. chad

    I wrote a comment a while back that was incomprehensible so I’ll try again. I was perplexed why no one made any kind of cautionary warning about drawing guns like that. Most cops I know would strongly discourage what this fellow did. Deplorable Burbanker, I’m touched you care about European Jews. Having recently been to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews which is built at the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, I would say that the Nazis had the upper hand even if the Jews were fully armed. One question. How many people are killed by guns every year in the US? The answer. Too many. Guns are a national health crisis and again, the Constitution does not mention the personal right to bear arms. You are going to believe what you want to believe though.

    • semichorus

      This “The Jews should have had guns!” rationale for whatever-it-is has been debunked very well. But in the real world.

    • Steven

      How many people are killed by knives in the usa each year ?

      According to crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), knives are consistently used to kill people far more often than rifles are used. And the numbers aren’t even close: five times as many murders were committed with knives than were committed with rifles last year.

      The FBI statistics show that knives have been used as a murder weapon far more often than rifles — even those evil “assault weapons” we hear so much about — for quite a while. In 2013, knives or other cutting instruments were used to kill 1,490 victims. In contrast, rifles were the cause of death of 285 murder victims. Shotguns were used in 308 murders. In 2009, the ratio was very similar: knives were used in five times as many murders as rifles.

      so too many lets ban all knives and that includes steak knives

      • semichorus

        You don’t use rifles to cut steak or make things.

        Point made.

        What’s to blame for all of this stupidity? Thirty years of corporate television? Bad families? Bad friends?

        It’s certainly not the schools. Teachers are great, and they work hard.

        You people are pathetic. You ruin life for the rest of us who try to make things better.

  9. Just curious

    I heard the 5-minute buzzer, but the video only shows 4:10. First orals is still 5 minutes, right?

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