Updates > Update for 10/4/2013: Murray Chief Decries
Societal Wolves While Disarming the Sheep
Murray Chief Decries Societal Wolves While Disarming the Sheep
(Update for 10/4/13): Murray
police chief Pete Fondaco has a credibility problem that
weakens police-citizen relations.
Journal highlighted his remarks at a recent Murray City
officers are facing more dangerous situations,' he [Fondaco]
said. 'It’s time the city, and the state, takes a look at the
Fondaco is worried residents don’t understand the implications
of the officer-involved shootings during the last year. He
doesn't want people to become complacent, thinking they are
living in a place that doesn’t attract dangerous criminals."
offers condolences, warning," by Peri Kinder,
Murray Journal, 9/11/13.
What does Fondaco propose citizens do
to avoid becoming "complacent" about violent crime?
Since this story offers few clues, consider what
he does NOT want
citizens to do.
months ago, Fondaco joined outgoing Murray mayor Dan Snarr to
implore governor Herbert to veto HB 76 S1 (Carry
"Unloaded" Firearms Concealed).
If this bill had been enacted, it would have empowered
citizens to carry concealed without a government "permit".
To read their letter to Herbert,
Employee Fondaco has no qualms forcing his citizen-employers
to subject themselves to a shameful and degrading invasion of
personal privacy by the state
— along with
potential public disclosure of their information.
His opposition to HB 76 S1 demonstrates that he is content to
arrest, prosecute, and imprison citizens who carry concealed
without such a "permit".
On the one hand, Fondaco enjoys the
benefits of citizens who pay his salary and allow him to carry
a chambered and concealed firearm (again with their money).
On the other hand, he doesn't trust them to carry a
concealed firearm unless a fellow bureaucrat authorizes it.
Meanwhile, in the real world, violent
criminals, against whom we are all entitled to viably defend
ourselves, carry knives and loaded firearms concealed ANY TIME
THEY CHOOSE. Any
repercussions they face are irrelevant to the crimes they
— and the lives they destroy in the process.
Fondaco predicts an increase in
violent crime and greater risk for statute enforcement
officers, but what are citizens to do exactly?
Spend more money on more officers, body armor, and
armored personnel carriers?
Fondaco is so out-of-touch, he
appears to believe that positions like these will magically
generate real public support for his embattled agents.
Until he and his agents demonstrate greater respect for the
natural rights of the citizens they were hired to serve,
community support will decrease.
Politicians may continue to give lip service, but when
the rubber meets the road, police are more likely to be on their own.
1) Invite Fondaco to share
his comprehensive violent crime-fighting strategy with you,
and then share your insights with him.
He can be reached here:
Address: 5025 South State Street,
Suite 206, Murray City, UT 84107
and police officers to reconsider the mixed messages they are
sending to citizens.
Utah Chiefs of Police Association actively opposed HB 76 S1 (click
to see how your city officials behaved), and the Utah
Sheriffs’ Association took no position at all on the bill.
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