Sunday, March 29, 2015

Driving while dumb.

Image result for 12th dist police cathey imagesThe Field Negro education series continues.

Sometimes it takes other people doing really dumb things to make you realize what kind of decisions you should not be making in your own life.

I happen to drive a particular type of vehicle which causes others with the same vehicle to acknowledge me when they see me driving down the road. It drives my wife nuts. "Seriously, do you all really have to do that?" Yes, as a matter of a fact we do. It's the kind of bond we have. Folks who don't drive this particular vehicle would never understand it.

The thing is, though, my connection with these individuals stop with the type of vehicle we choose to drive. Men who happen to share my race have a deeper connection to me regardless of what type of car they drive, what they do for a living, or where they happen to live. Unfortunately society made it that way.

So recently there were two incidents involving men of color which caused me to say: Really Negroes?! 

The first one is from right here in my hometown of Philadelphia.

"A Philadelphia police officer was charged Saturday with DUI and aggravated assault after he was discovered shortly after midnight inside his damaged police vehicle, police said.

Darryl Cathey, 26, a six-year veteran, was charged after he was seen driving the damaged vehicle and parking it at the 12th District station on 6500 Woodland Ave., police said.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey ordered Cathey suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss.
Cathey pulled up to the station in the car with three flat tires and bent rims, a 12th District sergeant said.
The sergeant described Cathey as having bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol on his breath. He was not aware his vehicle had been damaged, police said.

As Cathey was being taken into custody, he allegedly began struggling with the supervisor and other officers from the 12th District. He was taken to a police detention unit for DUI.." [Source] 

I think I am speechless.

Then there is this other fellow from Fresno, California. (See my HNOTD)

"The arrest of Fresno Police Deputy Chief Keith Foster has sent shockwaves of disbelief throughout the city of Fresno. The high-ranking deputy chief is one of six people facing a slew of federal charges.

Foster is accused of working with accomplices to deal oxycodone, pot and heroin. The nearly 30-year police department veteran, his lawyer said, could hardly believe it himself.

"That has transferred to him personally and emotionally. He's very upset about that. He loves law enforcement, and now he is dealing with this," said Marshall Hodgkins, Foster's lawyer.

After a federal court arraignment Friday, Foster and another suspect -- Jennifer Donabedian -- were both released from custody. Of the six suspects they are the only two without criminal histories. Donabedian's attorney says that was the main reason for their release.

"She's obviously thoroughly scared. I mean, she's a young lady that's never been in trouble before," said Gerald Schwab, Donabedian's lawyer.

Schwab says Donabedian is a lifelong Fresno resident who's dating Denny Foster -- another suspect. Denny is Keith Foster's nephew. Schwab maintains his client's innocence and believes she may have been roped in by association.

"I think people are kind of jumping to some conclusions based on kind of what's been put out on the Internet or on TV or in the newspapers that may not be perfectly jiving with the facts," said Schwab.

Suspect Randy Flowers, 48, is also related to Keith Foster. But it's unclear how the final two suspects -- Sarah Ybarra and Rafael Guzman -- became involved in the alleged drug ring. Guzman is a felon who's been convicted of drug charges in the past. "
[Source]

If what is being alleged about these two individuals is in fact true, it is both sad and tragic.

It's sad. Two men representing their community, their families, and the cities that they are sworn to protect; allegedly commit acts to betray the public trust.

I will close this post how I started it:

Sometimes it takes other people doing really dumb things to make you realize what kind of decisions you should not be making in your own life.



   







   

35 comments:

lilacpr2000 said...

I know! A Mustang! Right?

lilacpr2000 said...

xD

Anonymous said...

Field, I think it may be time for you to try and do some real writing. You do a good job of encapsulating the writing of others, but there's little of you in it. Have you considered writing a book? Perhaps an original project of that scope would help you to step outside this zone of comfort you have created on your blog. You have the makings of an excellent writer, but something seems to be holding you back.

Yīshēng said...

LOL at PR!! He probably had a Mustang in high school. Or was it boarding school?

I would normally have gone with a German brand as I'm partial to them myself. But Field strikes me as a "British" kinda guy.

Either way, I'm sure the Whuteemoos are green with envy, ROTFL!!!

Anonymous said...

I just read that the first man mentioned in the story has committed suicide. This is truly tragic. I just don't understand stories like this.

http://www.incimetal.com

Bill said...


The Field Negro said...
it is both sad and tragic.


Self inflicted is not tragic.

On the bright side... if the Philly cop hit another car, the city will be on the hook for all expenses.

Of course that will be a little less money to help people, keep the streets clean or pick up the weekly garbage.

Funny the system the ruling class set up in order to have their "alleged" crimes paid for by taxpayers.


Men who happen to share my race have a deeper connection to me regardless of what type of car they drive, what they do for a living, or where they happen to live. Unfortunately society made it that way.

Don't blame society for your choices in life.


Should the boy from the fraternity have gone along with his society or made the choice to stand up and do the right thing?

lilacpr2000 said...

Uh uh Yisheng I see him as a Mustang Cobra kinda guy! :)

Vrooom,Vroooom,Vroooooommmmmmm! And away we go leaving everybody in the dust! Umm humm! That's how I see him, right Field?

Of course that's you know, when he lets his wild side out! xD Otherwise he's, obeying all the traffic rules like any other good citizen!

But don't challenge him on the road, cos honey he'll leave you n the dust with that thang!!! That's what he's got it for!! Right Field? He,he,he, Yeeeaaaahhhh! ;)

VROOOOM,VROOOM,VROOOOOOOOOM!!!

Employed College Graduate said...

Sometimes it takes other people doing really dumb things to make you realize what kind of decisions you should not be making in your own life.

That's the silver lining to having Yisheng post here.

PoopAvenger said...

Josh, you said earlier you have black friends. Are they Uncle Tom/white wannabe types?

lilacpr2000 said...

The young police officer very obviously has an alcohol and/or substance abuse problem. He has to attend a treatment program otherwise it will re occur. Def should not be driving a patrol car.

He's prolly the nicest guy around when he's sober.

As for the Chief, well, money buys honey, I guess the temptation was to strong. Too bad, but he's not the first and surely won't be the last.

Anonymous said...

"Darryl Cathey, 26, a six-year veteran, was charged after he was seen driving the damaged vehicle and parking it at the 12th District station on 6500 Woodland Ave., police said."

This fellow is, or 'was' an alcoholic. It's the depression that follows the booze that killed him. It's too bad because he was only 26 years old and had his life ahead of him. There was something else going on in his life that he had a hard time coping with...R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

anon8:01pm, what's up with the link you provided? There is no story on that link about a suicide.

Anonymous said...

The only car owned by people who wave to each other is a Volkswagen Beetle. They are cute and have been popular for decades. They run forever.

Brother Field, you know how to save money on a car. Homeless people buy Beetles so they can have a home to live in.

Are they the ones who acknowledge you when you are on your way to work?

PilotX:Freeing slaves from the Republican plantation since the 70's said...

I say Mercedes. BMW guys don't have to recognize each other.

PilotX:Freeing slaves from the Republican plantation since the 70's said...

But seriously, maybe it's because I live in Chicago but cops are famous for driving drunk. I mean swerving seeing double drunk. Let's not even talk about the judge in Pennsylvania who was stealing coke and throwing the book at the dealers. I think if you post a story about an honest cop/judge that would be something. These professions attract a certain personality type you deal with them everyday, you know the deal.

Anonymous said...

PilotX said, " I think if you post a story about an honest cop/judge that would be something. These professions attract a certain personality type you deal with them everyday, you know the deal."

Yes, it's very true. Because of the nature of the characters involved in the justice system, 'Justice' is a rare thing.

Maybe this is the reason Field cannot post anything about an honest cop or honest judge who is doing the right thing for justice? I mean, look at our political system. Is it honest?

Doing 'wrong' ourselves and criticizing the 'wrong' of others is the common thread that runs through nature of human characters.

We give special recognition and honors to people who "do the right thing" because it is a rare thing among humans.

field negro said...

Lots of honest cops and Judges. That's a dog bites man story.

Lol@Dr. and Lilacpr. Now why do y'all think that I have to be driving a fast car? I am way too old for that

Anon@7:36, thanks for the kind words. There are two things holding me back: The day to day grind of the real world, and good old fashion writer's block.

Bill said...


field negro said...
Lots of honest cops and Judges.


Lots?

You mean "lots" haven't been caught yet.

lilacpr2000 said...

field negro said...

Lol@Dr. and Lilacpr. Now why do y'all think that I have to be driving a fast car? I am way too old for that
8:01 AM
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Yeah riiiight! *roll eyes* cooome ooon, come oooon now! That "I'm way too old for that" is an old story is what it is:), and I use it too hehehe! and we knooooow the things that I do!

So, yeah, vroom, vroom, vroooom babay! xD

lilacpr2000 said...

field negro said...
Anon@7:36, thanks for the kind words. There are two things holding me back: The day to day grind of the real world, and good old fashion writer's block.

8:01 AM
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Field,those words were actually not so kind. There's a passive-aggresive on here who disguises unkind jabs to the liver with seemingly nice compliments.

You do a great job of writing, and you have been complemented on it by people who know.

That you do not have the time is another story. Or that you may want to bring in another persons point of view,it's your blog!

Analyze this here bullcrap that they said:

" Anonymous Anonymous said...

Field, I think it may be time for you to try and do some real writing.
7:36 PM"

"real writing"??? Bitch go **** yourself m'kay xD

Get a life and get a blog m'kay??? A PUBLIC one so we can all read the crap that you write!

;*D

Field I realize that was the only way you could answer that and your way of being nice,but, sheeeet, the nerve of that jerk!

Anonymous said...

Lilac, Field was right. If you know anything about writing, Anon's comment was a compliment. BTW, Anon is not the first to encourage Field to write a book. Many have said the same to him.

Your view of people and life is totally messed up. You insult people with good intentions and you praise the ones with bad intentions.

Like Yisheng, you are a mean-spirited self-centered moron who seeks the crooked as straight and the straight as crooked.

Yīshēng said...

Hey PR, I wish I could share a cup of my favorite Vietnamese coffee with you, you're turned up this morning Boo, LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

Lilac, "Field I realize that was the only way you could answer that and your way of being nice,but, sheeeet, the nerve of that jerk!"


10:42 AM
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Field has many ways of communicating with people. Sometimes he slams commenters and other times he compliments them. Other times he insults and other times he "thanks" them for their kind words.

So you see, Field is quite capable of saying what he means. Too bad you think he doesn't. That is an insult to his intelligence and manhood.

lilacpr2000 said...

Moron, this >>> "Field, I think it may be time for you to try and do some real writing."

Is not a compliment!
So what has he been doing up til now,'fake writing"???

To me he's been doing some very real writing! Very real!

That Anon should learn to write in order to express themselves clearly then and not insult people! M'kay :)

And Yishengs and my view of life is none of your business! We're doing just fine thank ye kindly xD

"Like Yisheng, you are a mean-spirited self-centered moron who seeks the crooked as straight and the straight as crooked.
12:23 PM"

And you are just a plain moron who only seeks to insult!

lilacpr2000 said...

Yīshēng said...
Hey PR, I wish I could share a cup of my favorite Vietnamese coffee with you, you're turned up this morning Boo, LOL!!!

12:34 PM
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Mmmm that coffee sounds good! Then we could go for a ride down to the beach! :)

It's just that sometimes I read things that sorta demand calling out! I know, I can be contentious hehehe:) but at least I'm open about it!!! ;D

lilacpr2000 said...







Anonymous Anonymous said...
Too bad you think he doesn't. That is an insult to his intelligence and manhood.

12:35 PM
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My thoughts are that what YOU wrote is the insult!

I mean how many putdowns are hidden in that little so called "compliment"???

So cut the bs, stop putting down people from the anonymity of the net.





Anonymous said...

"My thoughts are that what YOU wrote is the insult!

I mean how many putdowns are hidden in that little so called "compliment"???"

There are NO putdowns in the compliment to Field. It's 'your'thoughts that are mistaken. Anon AND Field both know it was a compliment. It's YOU who has it wrong.

As far as minding one's own business, why don't you take your own advice and butt out of comments directed to Field and NOT YOU?

lilacpr2000 said...

Anonymous said...

"There are NO putdowns in the compliment to Field. It's 'your'thoughts that are mistaken. Anon AND Field both know it was a compliment. It's YOU who has it wrong."
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Okay fine Anon! Then I hereby extend an olive branch of peace to you with my sincere apologies.


"As far as minding one's own business, why don't you take your own advice and butt out of comments directed to Field and NOT YOU?"

2:36 PM
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Lets just say I'm a contentious person :)or a stickler for semantics xD, or too suspicious, or to caustic.

But actually this is a public blog and I have as much right to give my opinion as anybody else. That you take offense and get livid is another story :)

I'm watching you though x*D

lilacpr2000 said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Field, I think it may be time for you to try and do some real writing. You do a good job of encapsulating the writing of others, but there's little of you in it. Have you considered writing a book? Perhaps an original project of that scope would help you to step outside this zone of comfort you have created on your blog. You have the makings of an excellent writer, but something seems to be holding you back.

7:36 PM
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So you are saying that Field always just cut's and pastes other's work. Without putting anything of his substance/thoughts in it?

You are saying that he should undertake something "original" like a book, something of that "scope" so he can "step outside" of this little "comfort zone" he has "created on his blog" (where he just lolls comfortably around, hahaha)

You are saying that he has the "makings" of an excellent writer. So in your opinion he is now not an excellent writer?

But you are saying "something seems to be holding you back".

Ahaa ahahahaa! Some compliments! omaigah! 0-0


FYI The Field has written many fine articles of his own inspiration. He does cut and paste when he finds something of value for us to read!
Which we appreciate, (well some of us only obviously).

I could go on but all I'm saying is that I will be watching you :)Gotta go make a carrot cake now, with cream cheese frosting :) Yum!






Bill said...


Obama: "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy?"
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/obama-what-if-we-carried-ourselves-more-like-ted-kennedy/

Isn't that what the cop Field Negro wrote about last night was doing?

Channeling his inner Kennedy and driving under the influence?

Unfortunately for the cop, he was Black and not filthy rich.

Anonymous said...

Lilac said, "But actually this is a public blog and I have as much right to give my opinion as anybody else. That you take offense and get livid is another story :)"

Sure you do. So how come you tell others to mind their own business when they criticize you/Yisheng? You seemed to be joined at the hip with Yisheng. Can't make it on your own on FN?

Anonymous said...

Field, "...There are two things holding me back: The day to day grind of the real world, and good old fashion writer's block."

8:01 AM
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Oh yeah, I can relate to the day to day grind of the world. Sometimes it can be overwhelming.

I can also relate to writer's block. For writers it's a true enemy. It never announces its comings and goings. It's pretty sneaky. I wish there was a pill to take for it.

Still, you are an excellent writer, although I am sure you have heard it many times before.:)

In any case, I appreciate and enjoy your blog.

lilacpr2000 said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
You seemed to be joined at the hip with Yisheng. Can't make it on your own on FN?

7:42 PM
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Oh noooo Yisheng! Anon found out! Found out that we're joined at the hip!!! OMG! and that I just, just,just,can't make it on this blog without yooouuu!

Ooooohnoooooo!!! The secret's ooooout! But I don't care, let everybody know! I can't make it without her! And???

xD



Yīshēng said...

@PR, now which one of Field's 'kerchief' head Aunt Jemimah's said that dumb 'ish?

Just jealous I supposed, ROTFL!!!

lilacpr2000 said...

Just jealous I supposed, ROTFL!!!

9:47 PM
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@ Yisheng: You know it!:)

Green with envy! But do we care? Non,Nein,Nyet,No,Nee, Non!