Police, Officials Resign After Missouri Town Elects First Black Mayor

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  1. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    The resignation letters could not be found and all computers were wiped when the new mayor took office on Tuesday. No one made any public statement as to why they were resigning. Fishy? This may have more to do with deep rooted corruption than racism. Or maybe both.

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  2. Meister Suspended

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    Population of Parma, Missouri (in case you confuse it with Parma, Italy): 713 ...
    I now know that 1% of the Parmanese population is/was made up of police :p

    Next up on Macrumors Forum News: Something doesn't smell right - Bob's dog took a dump in neighbors garden :eek:
     
  3. iBlazed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah they probably don't need 6 police officers anyway.
     
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    I know a town here, with several thousand inhabitants, where the police station closes at 6 p.m. and then opens again in the morning. Parma must've been a regular police state.
     
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    Sounds like The Purge waiting to happen. :D
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    From articles I read two full time and 3 part timers quit.
    Perhaps a 6 am to 9 pm force would work in the small community
     
  7. iBlazed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm just trying to figure out what's behind the resignations. Might it be that they had a gravy train going with the previous mayor (who was in office 30 years), and they knew it's coming to an end? The completely wiped out computers are a bit odd.
     
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    They learned from hillary:eek:
     
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    Is it? I usually wipe computers when I leave a job. Whoever gets my computer next doesn't need all my junk on it.
     
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    That was cute.

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    Simultaneous resignation letters for practically the entire police department are probably one of those little things that better be kept.
     
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    Agreed. Especially since this was done on taxpayer hardware, by taxpayer-paid employees, it should definitely come under scrutiny.

    Besides, if everyone has their panties in a bunch over HRC (which actually is a different issue altogether), there's no reason at all that these people should get a free pass.

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    The biggest shock here is that a black person got elected in southern Missouri.
     
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    I wonder how well they actually wiped the data? If they didn't overwrite the hard drive, that stuff is easily recoverable.
     
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    I seriously doubt they used something like DBAN, so I'd definitely say that they are recoverable.

    I wonder if Mayor Byrd is in need of an IT Forensics expert...

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    They didn't want their replacement to view their browser history.:eek::D
     
  16. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    There are 168 hours in a week.
    That would require 4 full time officers to cover 24x7.
    I don't think there was a gravy train.

    Now the wiping of the computers, that's different.
     
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    Thank you, that made me laugh. :D
     
  18. unlinked macrumors 6502a

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    I read somewhere they had 23 reported crimes in 2012 so I'm pretty sure 24x7 coverage isn't warranted.
     
  19. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    very possible.
    I wonder if the new Mayor was talking about cutting and slashing to bring down the budget.

    2 full time officers had to cost at least $150k + uncluding benefits.

    it should be interesting to see if crime goes up or if the town pays negihboring towns and cities for mutual aid.
     
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    It's important to remember that SCOTUS, the oracles of truth, says the U.S. no longer has race issues. :rolleyes:
     
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    NASCAR is rigged.

    Wait, what issues are there? Do a few bigots qualify as still having issues?
     
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    Keep kidding yourself.
     
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    Really? How many job have you left and curious why those employers haven't learned to set Admin rights?
     
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    Yea, the only people in out enterprise that wipes a computer is the support department (us) and that is not when someone leaves. We wipe before re-deployment but new hires typically get new hardware anyhow.

    We have a set policy that all old hardware from outgoing employees doesn’t get touched for 30 days at least (it can be longer if Legal puts a hold on it). In fact we have to backup user data when a person leaves to make sure that business data goes to somebody in the department. Not even the CTO could wipe his data.

    If somebody tried to wipe their system we would assume something was going on that they didn’t want us to know about.
     
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    3. Don't recall the first place restricting admin at all. Second place restricted it but not for developers. Third place place no restrictions. Current place I'm starting to restrict it but it'll probably be a pain since people aren't used to that.

    These days most workers PCs should pretty much be dumb terminals anyway.
     

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