The venerable and esteemed (and vastly demented)
City of Mesa, Arizona (the former Utah colony
of "Deseret", may have finally demonstrated just
how irrelevant and counterproductive an entirely
corrupt city government can actually be, with
no suggestion of moderation or even SANITY.
This is a city of about 400,000 with its own
integral "Air Force", which in the last few years
has shot to death multitudes of unarmed citizens,
and crippled many others. Neck deep in corruption,
perjury, and vast criminal activity of all sorts,
apparently the next absurd extravagance may very
well be a slightly lower order of primate than
the sluggards and incompetent dimwits currently
employ: A MONKEY!!!
This proposal comes in a city awash in crystal
methamphetamine traffic, crack cocaine, and
unethical and downright illegal contact in its
city manager's office and police department.
So far, no one has asked the department
anything about ethics, responsibility, truth,
or any of the other areas in which they seem
deficient. And in Mesa, apparently, those
who dare even think about doing so are
better advised to leave town, rather than
disappear, which is the other alternative
to reforming the city's erstwhile collection
of fourth-rate thugs.
Apparently, Chief Dennis Donna has responded
that this is "not going to happen".
It would be far more productive, most of us
think, to flush the below-noted funds down
the toilet. And generally, this ridiculous
"police department" needs to go to the
News - Police in Ariz. Seek Monkey for SWAT TeamYahoo!
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Police in Ariz. Seek Monkey for SWAT Team
Mon Apr 18,10:12 PM ET Strange News - AP
MESA, Ariz. - The Mesa Police Department is looking to add some primal instinct to its SWAT team. And to do that, it's looking to a monkey.
"Everybody laughs about it until they really start thinking about it," said Mesa Officer Sean Truelove, who builds and operates tactical robots for the suburban Phoenix SWAT team. "It would change the way we do business."
(QUESTION: Would not spending some meaningful time, effort, and money to clean up this filthy, rotten mess be more productive than ANTHING thus far proposed by or on behalf of Mesa's absurd "law enforcement" community?
Truelove is spearheading the department's request to purchase and train a capuchin monkey, considered the second smartest primate to the chimpanzee. The department is seeking about $100,000 in federal grant money to put the idea to use in Mesa SWAT operations.
The monkey, which costs $15,000, is what Truelove envisions as the ultimate SWAT reconnaissance tool.
Since 1979, capuchin monkeys have been trained to be companions for people who are quadriplegics by performing daily tasks, such as serving food, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, retrieving objects and brushing hair. Truelove hopes the same training could prepare a monkey for special-ops intelligence.
Weighing only 3 to 8 pounds with tiny humanlike hands and puzzle-solving skills, Truelove said it could unlock doors, search buildings and find suicide victims on command. Dressed in a Kevlar vest, video camera and two-way radio, the small monkey would be able to get into places no officer or robot could go.
It has been a little over a year since Truelove filed a grant proposal with the U.S. Department of Defense under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and he is still waiting for word.
If the grant goes through, Truelove plans on learning how to train the monkey himself and keeping the sociable monkey at home, just like a K-9 officer would. He projects that $85,000 in grant money would outfit the monkey with gear and pay for veterinarian care, food and habitat for three years.
Information from: East Valley Tribune/Scottsdale Tribune