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In light of what happened to Auburn Police Officer Ron Tarentino, State Senator Bruce Tarr of Gloucester proposed a really good bill that would allocate $300,000 of state money for bullet proof vests for police officers in Massachusetts. If it passed then the federal government would match that, bringing the total to $600,000. In total the bill would spend $3 million, which would be matched by the federal government. It’s basically free money, and we’d be stupid not to spend it. Here is what else would be included in the resolution if it passed through the State Senate:
Where do I sign? That’s good government right there. Investing in infrared cameras for firefighters, bulletproof vests for cops, and a youth violence and street crimes unit is all stuff that Turtleboy doesn’t mind paying taxes for. Because these things keep taxpayers and first responders safe and allows them to do their jobs efficiently.
Locally State Senator Michael Moore supported the amendment:
Sen. Moore said this amendment establishes a public service scholarship program for children of public employees and veterans killed in the line of duty. This past weekend a constituent of mine, Officer Ronald Tarentino, was killed in the line of duty, leaving behind three children. Trooper Clardy was killed and left behind seven children. Sen. Moore said while nothing can replace a loved one, we have an obligation to assist the families of our fallen heroes. This shows our gratitude. I hope you will join me in ensuring that children of all public servants killed in the line of duty have access to higher education.
Seems like a simple yes vote right?
Wrong. You’re forgetting that this is Massachusetts. The people who are elected by us are hoping you’re not paying attention, but we won’t allow that to happen anymore. The bill failed by a vote of 20-17. Here is a list of the Senators who voted no and yes:
Here’s my question – how many of these 20 ding-dongs are gonna have the balls to show up to Ron Tarentino’s funeral because it’s a good photo op? How many of them will pretend to give a shit about cops tomorrow when the cameras are on them, only to vote against their safety when no one is watching?
These 20 people should be publicly shamed. So here are the 20 morons who don’t want cops and firefighters to be safe:
You may notice that was only 19. That’s because State Senator Joseph Boncore, who represents Cambridge, Revere, East Boston, Charlestown, the North End, and Winthrop, was literally just elected in a special election two weeks ago:
Ya got that? He’s been in the State Senate for exactly 5 working days, and he’s already voting against cops and firefighters.
What are the odds she shows up for the funeral?
Holden Harriette. Taking a steamy dump on local law enforcement because she thought no one was looking.
Some of the other people on the list are real winners too. Like this guy:
Jamie Eldridge is good friends on Twitter with Worcester busy-body, School Committee reject, and friend of crackeheads Tracy Novick. He’s also good friends with State Representative and defender of the corrupt Mosaic Cultural Complex, Mary Keefe:
— Jamie Eldridge (@JamieEldridgeMA) January 9, 2016
He also appeared in a Turtleboy blog a few months back when he voted against a bill that would have increased punishments for moronic fat white hippie trust fund babies who stand on highways and endanger us all because they think they’re fixing racism:
“There are already remedies, punishments in our laws right now that do have an impact on having people in general giving second thought to shutting down a highway like was done by protesters on route 93,” Eldridge said.
Yea, the current punishments for blocking highways are working so well that no one would ever think about shutting down I-93. That’s literally never happened before.
Then there’s this winner:
Here is what Sonia Chang-Diaz said about police in December of 2014 when EVERYONE in America was shitting on cops because Darren Wilson protected himself from a 300 pound criminal who was trying to kill him:
“I don’t think there’s a person in the United States who does not carry around bias,” Chang-Diaz said. “That extends to the police. And the police have a lot of power and responsibility. Given the extensive power and responsibility that officers of the law are charged with, we have to make sure policing is done without bias.”
The police are all biased. Ya got that? All of em. Including Ron Tarentino and the entire Auburn Police Department. She knows every single one of them. And even though they might not realize it yet, they all carry racial animosity towards people of color deep within their hearts. This was in support of a bill that would require police departments to track the race of every single person they pull over so that the data could be scrutinized and police would have to think twice before pulling over a person of color. Ya know, like Jorge Zambrano. If Jorge didn’t kill officer Tarentino then he would’ve been setting himself up for a lawsuit from Senator Chang-Diaz. So yea, I guess it’s not surprising to see her shitting all over cops once again.
Oh yea, and did I mention that Sonia Chang-Diaz writes op-eds for the Huffington Post? Like this one, where she explains why she’s sponsoring a bill that forces private businesses to allow men dressed as women into women’s changing rooms, simply because they say they’re a woman. She equates the fight for transgender rights to the civil rights movement:
People who lived through or have seen pictures of the 1950s and ‘60s civil rights sit-ins at lunch counters and in the backs of buses will remember that public accommodations are fundamental to equal rights in the United States.
Because equating men in drag taking a shit at Target is the same thing as this:
According to her website it is necessary to FORCE all small businesses in Massachusetts to allow men in the women’s bathrooms, because we are “pioneers”
In Massachusetts, we are civil rights pioneers by nature. It’s in our cultural DNA.
Right. Pioneers. We will fight for the right for you to get naked in the locker room of your choice, but we will not pay for the appropriate technology and equipment that will allow police officers and firefighters to survive dangerous situations. That’s what our cultural DNA is all about.
So why would anyone vote against this really good bill? Well, leading the charge was this nudnik:
Private school educated lady from the wealthy town of Ashland. Here’s how the back and forth went with her and Senator Ryan Fattman from Sutton (who voted FOR the bill) went:
Sen. Spilka said, This is $300,000 to a new line-item. I know that when a city or town purchases new vests they go to the federal government for reimbursement that has not always been provided of late We already provide $3 million for a grant program than can be used for the purchase of these vests so I ask that you vote no.
Sen. Fattman said, I understand that the federal government matches dollar for dollar so if we put that $3 million into this program wouldn’t that become $6 million.
Sen. Spilka said, There is flexibility in the grant program that is doesn’t have to be used for vests, and can be used by communities to meet their needs.
Do you see why she voted no? Because that $3 million could be spent on police and firefighters, OR it could be “used by communities to meet their needs.” Translation – this is how organizations like Mosaic Cultural Complex get their money. Because the State Legislature cuts corners on public safety. “Used by communities to meet their needs” is a purposely vague phrase. It’s meant to keep extra cash lying around so that people like Harriette Chandler, Jamie Eldridge, and Sonia Chang-Diaz can throw their corrupt “community organizers” a government grant here and there, because God forbid the Brenda Jenkins of the world get a real job.
It’s disgusting. It really is. These 20 State Senators should be ashamed and embarrassed. If they represent you then we highly suggest you contact them. Their contact information is located on all of their pictures. The lives of first responders are on the line here because they wanna play “cultural pioneer” politics. We have no problem adding any of these 20 ding-dongs to the Turtleboy graveyard if they don’t reconsider their vote.
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