By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone
Not again officer … oh, you have cheesecake. Well, in that case … how about a glass of milk to go with it, Chief?
This is what Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin might have said to the New York City Police Chief when he brought a cheesecake and an apology and explanation of what prompted his department to visit the octogenarians over many years and make many demands to “open up” as they identified themselves as “police.”
Your unreasonable intrusion in our lives should cost you much more than what you brought to our home. Starting in 2002, you visited our home and made demands that we, “open up” while you banged on the front and rear doors. Let’s see, was that one time, or ten times. Oh heck, turns out it was fifty times you came and beat on our doors and insisted on entering.
Caused by a computer glitch, you say. We say, caused by a brain drain from the exodus of common sense in the New York Police Department. Maybe from Special Operations or the IT section, or any number of other hidden in the basement programs that someone forgot to manage.
This just seems to be the last (hopefully) of many incidents caused when ignorant people — in this case, police? — may not care to care … or, not care enough. God Bless this old couple for what they have been through and how they reacted, which apparently was with more than a small amount of grace.
You can read the complete story and see their simple home by clicking here and here. We forgot to mention that this (this series) is not the first time the Martin house has been the victim of such episodes as you will see if you read the second story.