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Sir, Have you ever been evaluated for "fixation disorder"? The insurmountable desire to relentlessly pursue issues in an obsessive manner, often associated with failures in ones life and/or improper gratification during developmental stages, perhaps receiving an unhealthy self impression? With that said, I will attempt to stimulate your disorder.
The issues which have been saliently raised hereto, have been evaluated by State, Local and federal Law Enforcement since the early 60's. According to research which I have completed, the FBI, National Institute of Justice, Police Executive Research Forum , International Association of Chief's of Police, National Institute of Justice, and many others have been studying this social complexity. With all of these master minds working on this social injustice, and over 2.7 billion dollars in federal grant monniies to augment studies, the following is the results of the combined efforts:
Harvard and Georgetown have elected NOT to have fraternities and sororities.
Northern Illinois University, 22 fraternity members charged in criminal assault investigation
Texas State, 15 fraternity students arrested for criminal
San Jose State University, 6 fraternity students arrested for alcohol related assaults.
Florida A &M fraternity related brawl leads to numerous arrests, alcohol involved.
University of Florida, 9 fraternity members arrested for alcohol related assaults.
University of Vermont, fraternity closed pending rape investigation.
University of South Carolina, 9 hurt, several arrested alcohol related brawl.
Cornell, fraternity related wrongful death case, alcohol related.
Yale University, suspends fraternity members for alcohol related assaults.
University of Georgia, fraternity death related to alcohol.
UCLA fraternity killing stuns Greeks.
University of Colorado, fire bomb of fraternity.
University of South Carolina, 6 frats die in house blase, alcohol related.
I could go on, but just wanted to illustrate at a rudimentary level, and how absurd, ill prepared and shallow your questions appear to be. Think global Mr. Richardson. "why cant Tempe and ASU Police come up with a plan to deal with the problem"?. You would have been better off asking why Tempe & ASU PD have not found a cure for cancer, hi-lateral gene mutation, world peace, disarming North Korea, global warming, etc.
2 months ago
Mr. Richardson, it's becoming increasingly more apparent that you wish to pursue your personal vendetta against Tempe Police and City officials, even to the point where you fail to provide good factual journalistic information. Not to cause you any further embarrassment for failing to accurately report, let me offer a few points to your readers:
College Greeks in the US are more likely to abuse alcohol and binge drink than their peers, 75% of frat members engage in heavy drinking compared to 49% of other male students.Likewise, 62% of sorority members engage in binge drinking versus 41% of non sorority. U.S. dept of Education of Higher Learning.
Fraternity men have a higher risk for committing sexual assault: U.S. Dept of Justice
The fraternity or sorority house is the largest on campus/college venue for drinking: Harvard School of Public Health.
Greek members abuse prescription stimulants more than their peers: 2004 Journal of Addiction.
More students engage in heavy drinking at fraternity and sorority parties than at off campus parties and bars: According to Harvard School of Public Health, 32% of students who drink had attended a frat or sorority party.
The fraternity house environment contributes to rape culture: Rea search by DOJ, Journal of Sex Roles.
Moreover, according to a study conducted by the national Criminal Justice Reference Service, NCJRS - The consequences of drinking on campus each year are 1,400 deaths from alcohol-related causes; 500,000 unintentional injuries; 600.000 assaults; and 70,000 cases of sexual assault and acquaintance rape. Fraternities and sororities are among the key groups that foster this culture of drinking on campus. One study found that 26.9 % of frat leaders and 18.6% of sorority leaders had suffered an alcohol related injury - or other negative consequence such as, serious argument, assault, property damage, interruption of sleep, failing grades, unwanted sexual advance, etc. In fact, 25% of college woman are victims of an attempted or completed rape during their college careers.
Perhaps your readers will gain something from this factual and relevant information, as opposed to your continued emotional rants and efforts to undermine law enforcement officials.
2 months ago
Bill Richardson may have some serious mental issues he needs to deal with. He is obviously obsessed with causing hurt and pain to anyone who has crossed him. Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe...................Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, MCSO, MCSO, MCSO, MCSO, MCSO, MCSO, MCSO, PCSO, PCSO, PCSO, PCSO, PCSO, PCSO, PCSO, PCSO, PCSO,PCSO, PCSO,PCSO.Tempe. Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe, Tempe,
Kinda sounds like a broken record. 4 months ago
That was a presumptuous statement. Untrue and mean. You have taken the meaning of what was written and skewered it into a political statement. May God help you find happiness in the world. Maybe it's liberal thinking, or Democratic thinking, or the just the meaning behind what Easter truly is, but peace begins with an open heart and an open mind. Obviously, it wasn't your children who were taught to treat others as you would want others to treat you. Hopefully, they find someone who they can learn to be compassionate from. Love is nurtured.6 months ago
When I read your columns, I put your face to Glinda, the Good Witch, in her descent to the stage with her glittering magic wand and her singsong voice.
Do they still make barf bags for airlines? I think I need one.
When I want a reality check, I read your column. Your reality makes me laugh. Every single time. My reality as a married parent has never been yours. I'm proud of that! My reality has achieved marketable, successful offspring in a global economy where they make a difference every single day. All while working outside of the home, as well as inside of the home.
What's exactly is your point? I can never figure it out--in any reality-based way. It's like being able to read fingernails scratching a chalkboard. I cringe.6 months ago
Master Officer Richardson, are you serious? MCSO failed to investigate over 400 sexual assault cases, and you you question the protocol of MCSO being wrong if testing all their cases....LOL! Really sir, you are truly not living up to your self proclaimed title of an esteemed Master Officer. I would encourage you to check your facts, and you will learn that Mesa, MCSO, PCSO in fact do not test ALL of their kits. If they did test ALL their kits, including those in which NO CRIME could be established, then yes, they would be WRONG, and in violation of various protocols and possibly State & Federal Law. By-Buy! Going to play for the weekend. 7 months ago
A true experienced police detective would surely realize that not ALL sexual assault kits can be sent to the lab for DNA testing. In fact, in accordance with established protocols, and State & Federal Statutes, a crime MUST first be clearly established pursuant to ARS Title #13 - before the DNA evidence can be submitted for testing. Cases which are unfounded, no crime established, e.g. consensual vs. non consensual, victim recants account, etc, can not be sent for testing as NO crime can be established. Similarly, there are Federal guidelines which clearly establish when DNA can be entered in to CODIS - which safeguards DNA from being entered into the system of a person whom may have in fact not committed a crime.
Also, "sex crime kits" are commonly used for more investigative purposes other than a sexual assault. In fact, any case in which a detective may wish to secure biological evidence, blood, hair, etc, he/she may wish to utilize this very kit to capture the evidence. Thus, the "sex assault kit" is impounded as evidence, however the actual case it was used for may contain evidence of a misdemeanor assault, child abuse, or a myriad of other crimes. The media inquiry failed to clearly distinguish ---- of the the number of cases NOT sent for testing, how may of the cases did not meet the established criteria, and/or did NOT involve a sexual assault?
Just saying BOYS, do some investigative fact finding and don't rely on the emotional, biased and tired work of a retired Mesa Police Master Officer - whom by the way has a significant hatred for some. Just saying BOYS............Luv ya PCSO 1017 months ago
Why in the world is the Tempe City Council NOT taking action to rename the City Park which they just named after Ben Arredondo? Do the right thing Tempe Mayor and Council, remove the self admitted FELONS name off of the Tempe Park. Tempe residents deserve much better!8 months ago
Bolo,Bolo, Bolo, CBS TV 5 News just announced on live TV that there was a shooting at the Serranos Mexican Food Restaurant in "Down Town Chandler"! The very City that Bill Richardson just lauded. Bill Richardson has a vendetta against many. Get real Bill, call it for what it is. You have a vendetta, its well known, and you are pathetic, living off your dated career. Have another BEER, wake up in the morning, have another BEER, have lunch, have another BEER, play keyboard rage, and reboot, have another BEER. Write about Tempe crime, PCSO, and any others that may cross your path. What a miserable life!8 months ago
Bill, have you no ORIGINAL thoughts or ideas? Your commentary is a direct off-shoot of an AZ Republic article from earlier this week! In fact, nearly everything you write about is based on works completed by other journalist. Your work is unoriginal, repetitive, redundant and increasingly more irrelevant to current day policing. At least you didn't cite your 20 years experience as a homicide detective, 19 years experience as a sex crimes detective, 23 years experience as a Master Officer, 17 years experience as a fraud investigator, etc. I'm surprised you don't take a shot at our Sheriff, oh I'm sorry, there was no article written this week about him, thus you have nothing to springboard off of - no original ideas. Try writing about schools again, at least that required you do produce some original work.
Ok, let me guess....response from Bill Richardson: Thanks for reading my article. [beam]10 months ago