Orange County Jail: Enjoy Orange County

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The End of Pussy Galore and Odd Job?

According to a report in The Telegraph, “sensitivity readers” are being employed to scour the original James Bond books to look for and remove any ‘outdated’ content including ‘racist’ comments.

The latest publications of the books, written by Ian Fleming, will also reportedly contain a trigger warning notifying readers that they may find some of the storylines hurt their feelings.

The warning will read “This book was written at a time when terms and attitudes which might be considered offensive by modern readers were commonplace.”

The report also states that descriptions of characters like Oddjob, the infamous Korean henchman to Goldfinger have been rewritten to remove racial overtones.

In the novel, Oddjob is described as being a “squat” man with “arms like thighs”, black teeth, and a “sickly zoo-smell”. He also has a cleft palette causing a speech defect.

The Goldfinger novel also describes Oddjob’s hatred of being mistaken for being Japanese, and that he also likes to eat cats.

Presumably, these details will all be purged and replaced with something uninteresting that describes his outfit. But even that could be tweaked given that his hat is a violent weapon he uses for killing people.

The move comes after it was revealed that Roald Dahl’s books have already been updated to include “sensitivity” changes such as removing the word “fat” and “ugly” as descriptions of characters.

 

Is the End of February the end of Black Gun History Month?

No

 

Bullet Points:

** Rising crime is the number one crisis facing Chicago today. More specifically, the city’s propensity for murder. Chicago was the nation’s extreme outlier for homicides in 2022, with 697 deaths. More people were murdered here than anywhere else.

What’s worse, Chicago has outpaced the entire nation in murders for 11 years in a row. It’s become an embedded, chronic wound for the city.

That’s not a surprising result given the failed policies of Chicago’s leadership in recent years, from a dramatic drop in arrests to ever-fewer prosecutions to reduced sentencing. The pursuit of “equity” and “social justice,” instead of actual justice, has only increased the protection of criminals, crushed police morale, and increased the violence inflicted on ordinary Chicagoans.

** Bad T-Shirts (uncompensated ad) I rarely wear logo t-shirts. Bad T-Shirts does have some funny ones though:  “I Killed Jeffrey Epstein” and “Decommissioned Prostitute” for the ladies and woke men, etc. I’ve often thought that I should have gone into the insulting t-shirt business.

** From my friend, Danny Smith’s new novel, The Program:

Prada lay on a thin plastic-covered mattress that smelled like dirty socks and vomit and was situated on a steel-framed bunk that hung suspended from a cinderblock wall in the dingy confines of the Norwalk jail. His booking package had been completed: the booking slip filled out and signed, photographs taken, a medical questionnaire completed, and his fingerprints had been scanned into a machine that reminded him of a photocopier.

He had watched as the jailer manipulated one finger and then the next onto the glass, the image of his prints displayed on the screen before them. He remembered the first few times he had been busted it was the cop who arrested him that rolled his prints. First, the deputy would squirt a blob of black ink from a tube onto a plate of glass that was bolted to the bench, and then he would use a roller to spread a thin layer of that ink across the glass. He’d grab your arm, jostle it around until he had your hand just so, and then roll your fingers, one at a time, onto the glass to cover the tips in ink, before rolling your prints onto the card. The cop would yank you around and push and pull your arm, then yell at you to fucking relax as if it were your fault that the result of his efforts looked like black blobs and he had to do it over.

This method with the computer seemed neater, cleaner, and simplified, and the jailer had been at ease with the whole process—Rudy had had no concerns about getting his ass kicked for fucking up the cop’s print card.

** Captioned Photo – I worked for a District Attorney in Orange County named Cecil Hicks.  Hicks had been DA for a long – long time. He had a team of gunslingers of which I was one, in the Organized Crime/Grand Jury Unit.  We investigated/prosecuted/adjudicated organized crime cases when we weren’t doing political corruption investigations. Hicks had an exceptionally high moral standard. He used to say, “Don’t tell me if you arrest my mother, but drop a dime so I can wave to her as you drive her through the sally port at the Orange County Jail. We did a lot of cases against judges and some against our own deputy district attorneys.

29 thoughts on “Orange County Jail: Enjoy Orange County

  1. “I’ve often thought that I should have gone into the insulting t-shirt business.”
    one of the biggest travesties ever visited upon the intelligent: those with a self-deprecating sense of humor, is that you didn’t (haven’t yet?)

  2. Having known a lot of LEOs (and their families – a lot are related) I picked up ‘Good — Men’ with some trepidation. I read and re-read novels of all sorts: three, four times – or more, depending – or give them to a hospital library before hitting the halfway point.
    Thank you for introducing me to Danny R. Smith novels, one of the (far, far) better writers I’ve ever had the unquestionable pleasure of spending an otherwise quiet evening with.

  3. If you want to be noticed, any t-shirt relating to Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul. Also cartoon shows from the sixties.

    1. In had an Italian woman want to trade shirts on Angels Landing. It is a testament to my profound stupidity that I laughed and kept walking.

  4. The more ‘buttons’ that get pushed on the books, the more pushback. Did they not see what happened with Puffin and Roald Dahl’s books?

    Having a ‘go to’ force for good does tend to keep people in line after the first few go to jail!

    1. That was the purview of LAPD and LASD Homicide. “The Hat Squad”. I knew the hat squads among which Smith had been a late arrival.

      Though I interacted with them I worked more closely with LAPD’s OCID (Organized Crime and Intelligence Division and the LA Sheriff’s STARS Center personnel.

      1. I was at Interpol (Lyon, France) once in April. I recall because there had been a significant snowfall. I walked down a suburban neighborhood street, back toward the General Secretariat. I stayed at the Hilton, next door. A group of three or four young ladies, obviously American, approached me and had their phrase book out, speaking “French” to me to get directions.

        “Parles-tu anglais?”

        “Oui!”

        “Où vis-tu en Amérique?”

        “Nous venons de San Bernardino, Californie”

        “Cool, I’m from Corona (about 30 miles distant)”

        Sometimes the devil just takes you and you have no choice.

        1. My good friend (and fellow traveler), Don, and I were in a park in Madrid when he turned to me and started speaking in German. I have no idea why. It wasn’t job related.
          A guy on a bench behind us turned to Don and started talking to him, in German.
          The guy asked what city Don was from in Germany.
          Jacksonville.
          Don asked what city in Germany he was from.
          Czechoslovakia.

        2. I like the meme that said “Men, when you turn 50 it’s time to leave the young gals alone and find yourself a woman who understands…the signs of a stroke.”

        3. Nous venons?
          The royal we, the editorial we, or “didja have a frog in yer pocket”?

          @Frank: hahaha! Also, good advice.

  5. I always found it funny about Internal Affairs and cops in two ways:

    1. Why were cops pissed that they were actually being held to, you know, standards and such?

    2. Why were the most corrupt cops, way past drug unit and administrative cops, always in Internal Affairs and usually running IA?

    As to IA complaints, there are two types of cops who get complaints. The first one is the ones who really deserve it, and 10 to 1 IA will gloss over their actions, often somehow hiring the miscreants.

    The second type is the good cop who actually does his/her job, because criminals and their families and associates have found it an easy way to discredit good cops by filling their IA files with bogus claims. Bring the number of complaints up in pretrial or in trial and watch the prosecutors start to sweat.

    1. In California, criminal misconduct was referred to the District Attorney. Normally IA will issue a lybarger admonishment. If the officer fails to answer truthfully, they are fired for insubordination. Thus they’re terminated. The DA will investigate on a parallel track aimed at prosecution.

      In Lybarger, the Supreme Court held that under the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act, a police officer in circumstances similar to Spielbauer must be given the admonishments before he could be discharged for insubordination.

  6. Will “sanitizing” authors work sell? Doubt it. Look at Disney as go woke, go broke.

    1. “Go woke, go broke.”

      So the saying goes. Yet somehow all these enterprises stagger on despite massive losses. A YouTube commentator on popular culture with a goofy name but sometimes trenchant observations (“Doomcock”) claims that BlackRock is one of the corporate entities underwriting this cultural vandalism and soul-poisoning. Who knows if this is true or BS. If it is true, we actually live in a Bond universe with evil supervillains bent on world destruction, only these guys are not idiots working on a hurricane machine nor giant space lasers. Nope, they’re going for the real prize of destroying culture, ethics, and historical knowledge.

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