JJD Would Call in Sick at Auburn PD Jun 17, 2018 19:47:45 GMT via Tapatalk rkz, tongue, and 6 more like this
Post by EaglesNumberOne on Jun 17, 2018 19:47:45 GMT
His chief went to his house and found other stolen merchandise. And did nothing about it.
Everyone knew that VR could be EAR. Why did no one ever compare the Visalia area phone books with the Sacramento area phone books? Sac was big. But the Visalia area wasn't. They could have had a short list in less than 2 months.
I believe LE officers should be held to a higher standard. Is that fair? Yes. Because they ask for a higher standard of response from citizens whom they pull over, grill at random, and infringe upon during the execution of their duties. And those duties are dangerous to them, and we understand that, so we try to be civil and tolerate these little intrusions - like having someone knock on your door and ask for a DNA swab, or getting grilled when you've been pulled over (just making conversation) etc.
But in return for that public trust, I believe they should have to take DNA tests for employment. There are plenty of other jobs that require drug tests, fingerprinting, etc.
I worked as a massage therapist for a while (500 hours training, shiatsu, acupressure etc.) and in one state I had to get fingerprinted. -Because of all those massage therapists who are serial killers? Or because there's a prejudice that MT's are probably prostitutes? Which also doesn't make sense, cause I don't think they're lifting print off penises. Right? So it's not like it's unfair.
Forensics has to rule out extra DNA and extra fingerprints anyway. They need that on file.
There are a couple problems with this post. First, nobody in Auburn would have been aware of the VR crimes. Even if they had reason to believe that JJD was a thief, if they had looked into Exeter they wouldn’t have found anything. They’d have to jump to looking into the neighboring town of Visalia. That’s not an easy jump and would they have to of linked shoplifting and stolen goods to the MO of the Ransacker, which on the surface do not seem similar.
Linking him to the EAR series is even more of a leap. Sacramento didn’t even believe the VR was the EAR and they had hundreds of POIs, which of the ones that have surfaced in the literature, they certainly seem to have had credible candidates. Auburn would of had no reason to throw JJD into that mix of looking for a serial rapist operating that far away, and on the basis of shoplifting and stolen goods...big stretch.
Totally agree about LE being held to a higher standard, but linking JJD’s actions to these crimes would have a really hard thing to do. Auburn fired him for shoplifting and we can theorize about the alleged stolen goods and how that could of pushed them to look more, but at some level I bet they were glad to be able to get rid of him and had built up the case they needed to do so. They certainly had a department to run and cases that they probably thought were more important to be working on. He was arrested in Sacramento so if anything the cops there would have been the most likely to link him to the EAR crimes...but again for what...shoplifting? Way too much of a stretch.
And there wasn’t any DNA testing at that time. I believe they now do have to provide DNA as a condition of employment. I’d be shocked if that wasn’t the case.