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Here we go again another nut case has shot up a school.

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Here we go again another nut case has shot up a school.

 Police officers have failed to respond to an obvious action required situation and you are all asking WHY?  Why would an officer that has such longevity on a police force fail to recognize when the situation requires that he or she put it all on the line.

I was in policing for 30 years I wrote my book “A view from the street /River City Policing” by S. Henry Knocker on this very subject.

The problem goes much deeper than you might think I wrote my book on this subject Doing the minimum and getting the maximum. This is an attitude that contributes to the failures that we witness throughout the public service arena and in private sector as well.

There are those that work around us that never measure up they can’t or won’t do the job and we tolerate this behavior. They do this to avoid complaints from the public. Doing nothing becomes a habit and when the stuff hits the fan they freeze. They haven’t done anything. They have no experiences to rely on. They have actually trained themselves to do nothing. Police administrations and politicians actually encourage this behavior. Weather it is deliberate or not I can’t say.

I can tell you what happened to me. I had a situation you can read about in my book. I was confronted with a man with a 30/30 rifle advancing toward me my choices were to run or stand my ground. It was a standoff I had my 9MM pointed right at him if he tried to move the rifle up to fire. I would have Shot this fool without one bit of remorse. Something told me not to, I let him walk up to me face to face then I bowled him over. We crashed threw a glass coffee table. I disarmed him and that was that I thought.

Well the New Chief at the time thought I should have run and let his new Swat team deal with a barricaded suspect in a residential area because that is what the book said at the time. Somehow turning my back on a 30/30 in the hands of a Known Nut Case was not that appealing to me at the time. The fool chief’s answer was well the gun turned out not to be loaded, and he put a letter of reprimand in my file.

Over my career both in the military and police force, I have received numerous awards and citations. I also receive a goodly number of complaints that I was over zealous and was picking on certain bad actors in the community.

It was my attitude if I kept getting an invitation to deal with you and you caused me to do paperwork. I was not going to be inclined to give you a break when that little thing cropped up in your life that I was made aware of. On the other hand when you saw the light you got the same breaks I afforded the average Joe. It was Fergie’s incentive program.   I was of the mindset that the judge was busy and didn’t need me sending things up to the courts that folks were truly remorseful for. I told a lot of folks “Why should you be charged a couple hundred bucks for a lecture from a lawyer that I could give you for free”. Most folks appreciated the wisdom. The ones that didn’t I just sent them over to the judge and they got the lecture straight from the horse’s mouth.

The whole point is that officers need to be supported properly by their administrations to get the best out of them

If you want to read up on this my book is on amazon.  I use the book as a fundraiser for the V F W it is called ” A View from the Street / River City Policing By S. Henry Knocker See Help the Vets at Post 5564 on face book

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All rights come with responsibilities

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                                           All rights come with responsibilities

The U S Constitution with its bill of rights is the foundation of the idea that we must rule ourselves with civility and charity towards all.

The duty to listen

We have as a responsibility to listen to our “Fellow Citizens” and to treat that discourse civilly even when that discourse seems treasonous to the Idea of the Constitution, with its bill of rights. I don’t believe we owe that same duty to none citizens. We should merely tolerate them as hopefully well-meaning advisers. They are like the neighbor who butts in to tell you how to raise your children.

This country has some well-meaning neighbors butting in and not only telling us our jobs, but taking over our jobs without even an invitation and to make matters worse they left their kids here to finish the fight when we kicked them out of the country. Don’t you think this is Rude behavior?

The duty to defend

All of us have a duty to defend one another against the invasion of those that seek to force their will on us even if there are those in our family that think the invaders have a point. Until we have decided among ourselves, the invaders are just that invaders crowding our space and interrupting our civil discourse.

The duty to moderate the extremes

We have a duty to moderate the extremes. Some in the family want to round all these invaders up and line them up against President Trump’s wall and shoot them and send that message. Well that is extremist!!

On the other hand we have a group of family members that want to give the invaders everything they are demanding and more they want all the neighbors to come and live in our house with their rules and we should feel ashamed that we haven’t done that yet, and by the way we should put it to a vote and let the neighbors all vote too. Oh yah! and we should let the invaders intimidate anyone that disagrees with the invaders with street demonstrations. Well this is extremist also!!!


The middle ground here is to send them all home.

Somehow I don’t think that is going to happen.  Do You?

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Blog 87 Larceny by Trick and Device

My fellow citizens of the State of Washington In the early Years of my tenure as a police officer in this State, there was a statute ( Law ) that stated an individual could not use trick and device to steal from the public. It was aimed at the conman, used car dealer, shady contractor, or fund raising schemes of all types, that promised more than they delivered. When title 9 was revamped this wording fell away. There was a predictable rise in crimes against the elderly and poor thereafter.

When we had such laws the general public could get the occasional news story about some person, being fleeced and the term “by trick and device” being used. The public consciousness being aware of the term, the public naturally looked down on those that practiced these dark arts.

As politicians became subject to the occasional comparisons to those that would hoodwink the elderly and poor and this wording in the law being compared to the politicians. The politicians said to themselves, we need to change the public’s perception of us.

Under the guise that the laws were out dated and churchlike blue in nature and just not up to the modern times we were living in today. The politicians convinced us that our grandparents understanding of human nature was just wrong.

Thus began a long slow decent into the liberal quagmire we are experiencing today. God bless the liberals they mean well. The trouble is they use “Trick and Device “ to get us to go along with every stupid idea that comes along. Billions are being spent on projects that are touted to end traffic congestion. Busses, Light rail, toll bridges and toll lanes on the “FREE WAYS” and now we come full circle. To pay for this boondoggle, a new old tax on vehicle registration.

Whoopee the libs just shot themselves in the foot. They sent the poor and middle class a message; get on the bus or train and off our freeways. Now you who can barely afford to put gas in your cars get hit with high fees for the privilege of driving on the roads that apparently belong to the upper classes.

Do you think this is not “Larceny by Trick and Device” ask yourself do you really want to get around this way? Do you want to pay the rest of your life for something YOU won’t use?

If you say yes to this get ready for a tax on sugary drinks, plastic shopping bags, carbon emissions and a whole host of left wing TRICKS.

What do you mean? This is already happening? Where? Seattle? Thurston County? Tacoma?

You have got to be kidding me?

S Henry Knocker            theknockerblog.com

Blog 83 theknockerblog.com The Vast Left wing conspiracy

Hillary Clinton clamed a right wing conspiracy. The evidence shows there is a leftwing conspiracy between President, FBI, State, News media, IRS

What is Conspiracy?.

“If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

If, however, the offense, the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy, is a misdemeanor only, the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the maximum punishment provided for such misdemeanor.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 701; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)”

What was done?

E- Mails deemed to be the property of the People of the United States, and were required by laws of the United States to be preserved, and Were Under subpoena by the United States congress, were destroyed in an effort to affect the election chances of a political candidate for the office of the presidency of the United States. An Electronic Server Used for official business of the United States and therefor the property of the people of the United States was altered and destroyed without cause by members of the conspiracy. Blackberries and Phones used to conduct official business of the United states and therefor property of the united States were destroyed by conspirators.

Who has done this thing?

The currant sitting President of the United States of America Barrack Obama

A candidate for the office of the presidency of the United Stated Hillary Rodham Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton Husband of the candidate

Attorney General Loretta Lynch FBI Director James Comey

Various staff members of the FBI and DOJ

Various Ranking members of the congress of the United States

Various Staff members of the Clinton Campaign Various Staff members of the State Department

Various Members of the News Media

It Is Apparent to this observer that all or most of the players mentioned above did

“act to effect the object of the conspiracy”

Why did they do it?

To enhance the chances of a political candidate to win an election

What is the solution

The solution Seems Quite Simple Since we as a People cannot trust our elected officials to conduct themselves according to the established law and will in fact corrupt the policing arms of the government i.e. DOJ, FBI, IRS We have to do something to keep politics out of these vital institutions of our government

One more elected office.

I propose an Office of special council, attached to the Supreme Court and branch of the FBI dedicated to special investigations be created. It’s purpose, to Investigate government corruption, and funded by National Sir Tax of some type Its Pay scale set at 100% parity to the office of presidency to  avoid mischief by the congress.

This would have to be a non-partisan position. The applicants and staff must be barred from accepting or donating money to any political office. The candidates must be required to debate on national TV and radio for the job. The term should be two years limited to two terms.

Just my thought

S. Henry Knocker


The myth and Black lives Matter Lies

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The myth and Black lives Matter Lies
Every credible study of police shootings of black men has concluded that there is no truth to the myth perpetuated by liberal politicians, the ACLU, NAACP and the Black Lives Matter movement is a lie. This U tube presentation lays out the argument and I urge all my readers to watch this presentation. https://youtu.be/UQCQFH5wOJo
I started in police work in 1969 after 4 years in the army and National Guard and retired in 2000. I then worked for the army as a Range tec. We Trained National Guard, and reservist for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. I can say I have been involved in race relation of one sort or another most of my life. I am 70 now Most of my army courier was spent at post in the south in the 60s I have seen discrimination there and overseas. I have written a book about my experiences “ A View From The Street / River City Policing” You can download it for a couple bucks on amazon. If you care to read it all the proceeds go to VFW Post 5564 (See Help the vets at VFW Post 5564 on Face Book)
My firs introduction to racial hatred came from a black female when I was in the 7th grade She slapped me across the face with a ruler for talking to another black girl in language arts class you could read the ruler marks on my face for a week after that one. Before the 7th grade I had never been exposed to any racial bigotry I knew that there was something going on because King TV in Seattle ran PAS’s a little jingle that went
“ OH! The Peach pit said to the apple core the color of our skin don’t matter anymore”
I figured out what they were talking about in that 7th Grade language arts class. Those black kids hated us white kids. I got the hell beat out of me a couple times after that by mean whit kids and black kids that just didn’t like me because I had friends of all races.
The year was 1962 I took a summer job at a locale moving company my uncle worked there and he hooked some of us boys up with the job. One day a black kid came in to the dispatcher and asked for a job. The dispatcher took his application and although I knew we were shorthanded that day as soon as the kid left; he round filed the application, with a remark I won’t repeat here. The next payday I quit I told my uncle I could not work for folks like that I didn’t think my Great grandfather his grandfather a Methodist preacher would like us working for that guy. The next spring I took a job in Alaska at a fishing cannery. I returned in June and joined the National Guard and a year later I transferred to the regular army
Army life on post blacks and whites served together ate together slept together trained and suffered together, but when we stepped off post all that togetherness ended. It was not that some of us would not have hung out together. You didn’t dare! If I took a black friend to a white area he would catch hell! If he took me to sugar town I would catch hell! It all went back to that 7th grade language arts class if some of us wanted to be friends the haters would step in and end the threat.
The time has come for the good people in all races to stand up and confront the evil on both sides
The girl that wanted to be my friend in the 7th grade should have got up and clocked that ruler slapper, and I should have smacked that dispatcher that round filled the black kid’s job application!
Life is full of regrets.
S. Henry Knocker

theknockerblog.com Blog 79 In my 30 years in police work I noticed that there is also an over emphasis in many poor black households on “the MAN” Every Ill is blamed on “the Man” This goes on in white homes also but not to the extent that it does in the minority community. The police are wrongly identified as “the man” They should be Identifying “the Man” As their local politicians. There is a need to look in the Mirror for the ones responsible. Politicians are like parents that faced with evidence to the contrary, choose to deny reality; they take the attitude that their child would not do “that” whatever “That is”! Patrol officers hear this all the time. Most just shrug and walk away, knowing that the destruction of the child is thoroughly underway. This is wrong, but it is less likely to generate the thing that the patrolman fears most. That thing is a letter of complaint. In the ass chewing that occurs from one of these letters the political establishment never gives any credit to the officers attempt to point out the problem with defending “Johnny”, when the evidence is that Johnny is a on the path to becoming a “dirt bag corps in an ally” (I know this is harsh reality can be that way sometimes) My Prescription is: Look in the Mirror Take personal responsibility. Apologize for the children, but hold them accountable. Elect politicians that will hold wrong doers accountable; police and civilian alike. Community policing can only be as effective as the community’s willingness to by in. No by in! No peace! I am sick of politicians in both party’s getting away with all the criminal crap they get away with. The double standard is painfully obvious. I want a change to the U.S. constitution to allow the voters to choose an independent attorney general. A non-partisan attorney general would put the fear of god back in all these parties and the politicians that run them and steal from the taxpayer. The crap Hillary pulled, and Nixon before her, are examples. People who wrongfully identify with one or the other parties are made co-conspirators. A pox on both houses and anyone that says “I’m an “R” or I’m a “D “ You are ALL co-conspirators. Just the simple thoughts of a simple man S. Henry Knocker theknockerblog.com


Blog 77 Corruption at: The Department of Justice

For the last 30 years or so the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. has become more and more Politically Corrupt.

This organization is supposed to be the peoples watch dog of the government. It has become the lap dog of whatever political machine is in power. It may have always been this way, but I just noticed it sense the Nixon administration. We can’t trust the political parties to police themselves any more. As long as the ruling party has control of the Justice Department they are free to use their power to harass and intimidate their rivals.

So now we have the IRS EPA, and others being used for political witch hunts. The State Department playing fast and loose with national secrets and the Justice Department dragging its feet on the investigation of a politician while just two years ago they slammed a poor little Army corporal into the big house so fast he needed a Sex change operation. It’s just not right.

What I think we need here is an amendment to the constitution taking the department of Justice out of the political realm, and make it an independently elected nonpartisan possession, that We the people elect every two years with the house of representatives. We should term limit the job and bar any retirement or compensation other than what we the people set as fair and just compensation indexed to inflation. End of story. This way that office would be beholding to the people and only the people.

No more enforcing only the laws that politics dictate. That will teach the political parties not to make laws that they don’t want enforce.

It would also be welcome if at the same time they add a line to the amendment that states “ All elected officials shall adhere to the spirit of the constitution and the courts shall interpret the constitution as it was originally intended Under penalty of impeachment.” The Congress shall fully fund the Department of Justice, least they use the power of the purse for mischief.

S. Henry Knocker