Anti-Muslim Burbank police want you to spy on your ethnic neighbors

 

Someone just sent us this in the comments section. If it’s official then it’s absolutely appalling. And it’s also clearly nutcase in length.

Who’s running the show over there? The same crowd that let Tom Angel skate by on his bigoted anti-Muslim email screeds? Which we all damn well know went to some of his employee buddies downtown there as well, shielded as they were by Albano and Company.

Even worse, there are no threats to warrant such paranoia being exhibited here. It’s just fear and hatred. Designed of course to be pro-Trumpery in timing.

You think this is OK, Will? You should call for an investigation on this, especially the timing.

Community: Burbank Police Reminds You to Report Suspicious Activity

Dear XXXX,

*This is a public service announcement. It is not in reference to any current or specific threat, nor is there any current threat. It is for informational purposes only.

Have you ever wondered who to call, or what to do when you see something that just does not seem right, or makes you feel uncomfortable? This public service message contains tips on what to look for, what to do, and how to report suspicious activity.

WHY REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES?

With law enforcement and the community working together, we can help prevent terrorist activity in our neighborhoods. By now you’ve probably heard the saying, “If you see something, say something.”

It is your awareness reported to police that can help predict and prevent attacks before they happen. Since 9/11, we can and must work together to prevent future attacks. It is always better to report behaviors and activities that do not seem right. Remember, it is all about behaviors and activities, not individuals.

WHAT ACTIVITIES SHOULD I REPORT?

Here are a few examples:

– People drawing or measuring important buildings.
– Strangers asking questions about security or building security procedures.
– Briefcase, suitcase, backpack, or package left behind and unattended.
– Cars or trucks left in “No Parking” zones in front of important or high-profile buildings.
– Intruders in secure areas where they are not supposed to be.
– A person wearing clothes that are too big and too hit for weather.
– Chemical smell or fumes that worry you.
– Questions about sensitive information such as building blueprints, security plans, or VIP travel schedules without a right or need to know.
– Purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make explosive devices or weapons, without having proper credentials.

Possible Scenarios –

“There’s a chemical smell coming from my neighbor’s apartment.”

“I! saw someone taking measurements. I don’t want to get them in trouble. What should I do? The activity may be repeated at a number of locations, and you may be reporting one piece of the puzzle.

Maybe someone just forgot their backpack on the bus?
– Do not check it yourself; it may be a test.

Important Places to Watch:

– Government buildings
– Mass-gathering locations – parades, fairs, etc.
– Religious facilities
– Hotels
– Amusement parks
– Schools
– Sports and entertainment venues
– Shopping malls
– High-rise buildings
– Bridges
– Theaters
– Public Transportation

To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency and describe specifically what you observed, including:

WHO or WHAT you saw;
WHEN you saw it;
WHERE it occurred;
WHY it’s suspicious
If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1

Trust Your Instincts:
If it doesn’t look right, report it.
If it doesn’t smell right, report it.
If it doesn’t sound right, report.
We ALL play a role in keeping our community safe.
For full details, view this message on the web.

Ginning people up against each other is not a “public service.” It’s authoritarianism.

It’s also un-American.

Remember, it is all about behaviors and activities, not individuals.

Bullshit. It’s about watching people. And just certain ones.

 
 
 

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29 responses to “Anti-Muslim Burbank police want you to spy on your ethnic neighbors

    • semichorus

      It’s clearly politically motivated fear mongering. No reason for it now, and NO reason why it has to come from the BPD to individual email accounts, like it’s some kind of alert or something.

      It would be one thing for the city’s PR guy to publish a generic “If you see something, say something” message. That’s not what this is.

  1. Anonymous

    I see nothing specifically anti-Muslim about any of that. It is you that assumes all terrorists are Muslims. This would include Timothy McViegh, for instance.

    And it would include the troglodytes that tipped over the headstones in a St Louis Jewish cemetery.

    There is nothing wrong with this bulletin.

    • semichorus

      It’s not about white people. Don’t be naive. It’s about — among other things — yesterday’s court decision against the Muslim “terrorist” ban.

      It was issued this morning, by a police agency that we already KNOW let’s anti-Muslim bigotry from its own top lieutenants slide by.

      Why is it being sent out NOW?

      Just by itself it’s an inappropriate call for Burbank residents to spy on each other. Regardless of the timing.

      • queenie

        Have you ever called and got those dozy women who answer the phones? Clueless and rude. I would never call those clowns. Also, why can’t we have patrols back on the streets? That way you can flag down a car and report what you saw? Idiots. Such small minds.

        • semichorus

          The 911 operators are good, but the ones at the station are awful. They’re arrogant, threatening, and retaliatory.

          Been well known for years. It’s tradition. Ted McConkey once wanted to get them into “sensitivity training.” Many complaints to the council about it in the past.

          But, being Burbank, there is NO civilian control over the police department. Not that kind of town. The police run the show.

          • CornFused

            Thought I was the only one. Always wondered how many people they have answering the calls at the station. Nothing like arguing with someone on the phone while you’re just trying to report a disturbance.

            • semichorus

              Oh no.

              One female clerk down there once tried to refuse to take my official DMV T-O-P to get an impounded car out of their lot. Said they “aren’t supposed to issue these.”

              She was forced to — at last — by one of the commanders on duty.

              The whole tow was illegal too, but that’s another story.

              The DMV originally issued it to me after I told them what Burbank had done. They rolled their eyes, said “Again? That place? They’re still doing that?”

    • Al in SoCal

      ” This would include Timothy McViegh, for instance.

      And it would include the troglodytes that tipped over the headstones in a St Louis Jewish cemetery.”

      Thank you for including these people … typically the standard for what I would bet would be 90 plus percent of us talking about terrorists mean Muslims – it is rare when someone accurately points out that it’s all in the family regarding religion and ethnicity – not gender so much – but definitely religion & ethnicity.

  2. It’s the same Circus at BPD, just different clowns in charge!!!! When are the citizens going to realize this and demand a change? Crime is up and they can’t get quality applicants to apply because the pay is so low. Thanks LaChase! LaChase needs to go away and retire now that he can collect PERS money!

  3. Anonymous

    Burbank’s finest! This is a regurgitation of a post 9/11, pre-Homeland Security Act of 2002 propaganda blast that was widely circulated at the time. Yes, likely originated with the CIA, to foment the fear and racism which they and the “IC” have been using to erode American liberty ever since. Disgraceful then and now.

    • semichorus

      Yup. Not sure about the CIA, but it’s fear-mongering propaganda nonetheless.

      Remember when the BPD was pulling drivers over and ticketing them on SF and Burbank Blvd whenever they’d honk in agreement with the anti-war protesters on that corner?

      And then — when complaints got to the council — they first denied it was happening, and then denied it was policy.

      • Sue

        When envelopes with white powder are received in the mail at police headquarters it is time to be alert you fools. If people had reported in San Bernardino the mass shooting would not have happened.

        • semichorus

          Is that happening at Burbank Police headquarters?

          Yesterday? Was it on that We Love Burbank Facebook page? Never heard about it.

          And what would those SB people have reported? A Muslim couple living next door staying up late at night, with lots of stuff in their garage?

          Let’s report everyone then.

          • Sue

            Actually the letter waz reported at the city council meeting as I watched on TV along with the report of a knife wielding maniac at BTAC and closure of the library due to s suspicious package at the library it all happened before Tuesday nights meeting and the police chief reported about it on my television from city hall. The Burbank page you mention is not a news source for me or as many would say it is fake news. In San Bernardino some saw bombs and guns but failed to report anything. This is a dangerous world and not a time to trust everyone has good intentions.

  4. chad

    Could we apply that idea to unscrupulous builders and developers who routinely violate Burbank codes and permanently screw up neighborhoods? Can we as Burbankers watch and report and feel confident someone from the City will act on the report?

  5. anonymous

    You are blaming BPD for this message? It’s a Dept of Homeland Security message. Your government – that allows you this freedom of sillyness. Do some homework before you blast stuff out.

    • semichorus

      So DHS forced them to send this panicky email blast to everyone, eh? A warning for which there is no immediate justification btw.

      Get a brain dude. And no one “allows” me to do anything, asshole. That’s not how it works.

      • Anonymous

        Your funny Mr Semichorus. You don’t want any actions taken to protect the American people but when the threats hit close to you trust you will scream the loudest that no one did anything to protect those close to you. Just remember Blue lives matter and tetrorism is not a fairy tail, just ask victims from Orlando or San Bernardino.

        • Mostly anonymous

          You’re right. Terrorism is worrisome and, as usual, I’ll be keeping my good eye on the bulk of burbank’s gun fetishizing, racist, aggro, permanent-disability-receiving, cherry-picking-christian population.

          • semichorus

            I doubt the BPD was talking about keeping an eye on the white neighbors.

          • John H.

            Such a fool mostly anonymous owning a gun hardly makes you a racist. Your statement is biggoted.

            • mostly anonymous

              I can see you’re having trouble following along. I outlined a very specific (and boy are there numbers of them – see “city of burbank facebook page for refs) type of resident in burbank.

  6. chad

    Drunk Lives Matter.

  7. Don

    So Semichorus where was the outrage when the city began comparing your water and electric use to your neighbors

    Where was the outrage when the city asked citizens to report neighbors they believed were overusing water.

    I could continue but point comes down to liberals promoting reporting your neighbors all the time, and not for serious threats but for agenda people control crap like sustainability. Now with terrorism we have a real threat and you guys say oh no.

    Maybe we could ask those insipid plastic bag ban police to report something real like real threats of terrorism.

  8. Citizen Cane

    We can’t be like those people in San Bernardino that saw Middle Eastern men delivering boxes to the terrorists late at night. The neighbors played the PC game and were afraid to report suspicious things because they were afraid of being called racist by leftwing nut jobs.

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