Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Uncivilized, Yep!


I'm finding it really hard to hold my head up today. In an attempt to kill a few minutes, I typed 'Pomona' into the DB's search function and up popped a Letter to the Editor from a Claremont resident. I'll digress here, for the moment, and say that it took a few minutes JUST for the Daily Bulletin home page to load up (yeah, I could just pay the 50 cents.....or buy a new computer).

Well, back to my story. In this letter, our city (Pomona, CA not to be confused with Pomona, Kansas) was suggested to be less civilized than La Verne, Claremont, and Chino. I don't know what happened to poor Montclair--perhaps the uncivilized all look the same. From my reading, the writer seems to be genuinely concerned that our crime problem may ooze into the more dignified streets of our neighbors. And just to prove that he is a man of action, he sent a letter to our Police Chief imploring a multi-agency task force be assembled to sweep into those tough, crime-infested Pomona neighborhoods and round up all the derelict, pot-smoking, gun-totting hooligans. (He didn't actually use those words, but what the hell). And here's the real kicker, after going to all the trouble of enlightening our Police Chief on crime enforcement, the Chief didn't even have the courtesy to respond to his letter.

I just feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that at least one of our lofty neighbors to the North is looking down on us from the rarefied air of the foothills.

8 comments:

meg said...

Hey, Ed, next time you're bored, wander down to my house and we'll smoke some chronic, shoot guns, and generally be menaces 2 society...

Anonymous said...

In defense of Chief Romero maybe he didn't realize the letter was from THE Hal Durian, noted Claremont gad-a-bout and amateur criminalogist.
If had realized that, all our problems would have been solved.
It's so obvious!
Mark

Garrett Sawyer said...

meg- Don't forget to invite your LaVerne/Claremont/Chino homies...especially the gunslinging, chronic smoking ones. Oh, and tell them to bring some Pomona hating friends...that'll spark some Pomona brand crime. Whilst you two are arranging that, I think I'll go rearrange some shopping carts and start an organized crime syndicate and a drug lab. lol.

DAve said...

ever since Pomona started harassing Coates citizens of cities of integrity have lost all respect. Can you blame them?

Anonymous said...

If the robed tyrants running the circuses (courts), would quit slapping suspects on the wrists and forcing states to run prisons and jails like club meds, maybe the Pomona P.D. could gain substantial ground, but like most departments they are performing a holding action at best.

Garrett Sawyer said...

Dave- Though the clout with Coates may be considered a crime to humanity to some, I don't think that has much to do with this mans deranged attitude towards Pomona, or any of the other "citizens of cities of integrity", whatever "cities of integrity" means. lol.

Anonymous said...

I love Claremont...hate Claremonters!

John Clifford said...

For a good example of what this argument is about, see the post on Goddess of Pomona's site.