Since the hotline provided by the Mayor’s office has become more cryptic and less informative, the GUARDIAN this week will insert editorial comment to put selected comments in perspective. This is the same document provided to City Counselors. Perhaps they will switch to the GUARDIAN for more insight.
ISSUE: Complaint about a BPD officer at the airport.
EDITOR NOTE–Turns out her son got a ticket for “some weed” in his bag and when the copper called the phone number on the bag, he was treated rudely by whoever answered. The number was Vaughgn’s old PORTLAND phone and was no longer valid. That person thought the copper was a crank caller harassing her, so that woman was nasty to the copper. When Vaughn made contact from her LAS VEGAS home with her son who was being detained at the Boise airport security checkpoint, the copper wouldn’t talk with her because he THOUGHT she had previously been rude to him and he wasn’t gonna take any crap from the kid’s mom. Vaughn’s complaint was the fact the copper wouldn’t let her explain that he originally dialed the wrong number. The copper is alleged to have made inappropriate remarks to the weed suspect about his mother as he was released. A lesson in “listening” should suffice.
E Beacon Street
Boise, ID 83716
ISSUE: Opposes sale of Hammer Flat to Fish & Game because he’s afraid it will limit recreation.
EDITOR NOTE–It’s a done deal Mr. Rigby and you can’t limit recreation more than the city did with a fence and locked gate. We suspect F&G will have a more reasoned approach and allow the hang glider folks access when the deer are not close by.
Crescent Rim Drive
Boise, ID 83706
ISSUE: Does not want taller lights on Ann Morrison baseball field.
Parks & Rec
EDITOR NOTE–Are taller lights being planned? Seems like the rim residents would have a legitimate beef if their view is obstructed or their windows are flooded with light pollution.
ISSUE: Upset with the way police handled his case.
EDITOR NOTE–Alan was subject of threatening e-mails and referred to Boise PD by the FBI. Perhaps if he had posed as 13 year old girl the coppers would have met him in a parking lot.
ISSUE: Needs to talk to the Better Business Bureau.
Boise, ID 83712
ISSUE: Leak near intersection of Shenandoah and Roanoke.
ISSUE: He is a registered sex offender who needs a place to live.
EDITOR NOTE–Terence, try the Boise Housing office–they have plenty of residents in your situation on Vista and Capitol Blvd. at public housing sites.
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