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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    This is INSANE! The damn State is broke and this guy can make $100,000 in overtime!?! How do we STOP this?

    STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton police sergeant earned nearly a quarter million dollars in 2009, placing fourth among city employees on a newly-released salary list.
    Sgt. Jan Goodnight's base salary was actually less than $100,000, but after earning overtime of more than $100,000 , her total gross income was higher than $222,000.
    "That's certainly a lot of money. I'm more surprised at the time she'd need to accumulate that. The amount of time she put in is pretty amazing," said Stockton police spokesman Pete Smith.
    Smith said Goodnight's overtime compensation came from state grants for various traffic enforcement operations. He also said Goodnight took assignments that other police sergeants turned down.
    "She gave up a lot of free time in days off to come back and work overtime," said Smith.
    The salary list of city of Stockton employees included 434 people earning more than $100,000 in 2009. The structure of government salaries earned plenty of criticism among shoppers at Stockton's Lincoln Center.
    "I think one of the big problems we have is salaries for government and city employees. They're so out of touch. We're paying for them when we can't make it ourselves. I don't like it at all," said Rick Braley.
    "The average pay (for government employees) is 20 percent higher than the average pay for someone in the private sector. There's an issue there," said Roger Vermulm.

    Stockton cop earns nearly a quarter million dollars | News10.net | Sacramento, California | Local News
    Holy crap, it's crazy that they make 100k as it is.

    The cops around here get about $12 an hour.
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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Holy crap, it's crazy that they make 100k as it is.

    The cops around here get about $12 an hour.
    You must feel so safe.

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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You must feel so safe.
    I'm not unsafe, if that's what you saying.
    My safety is my responsibility.
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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not unsafe, if that's what you saying.
    My safety is my responsibility.
    Why do you have police at all then? Save your $12 an hour altogether.

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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Why do you have police at all then? Save your $12 an hour altogether.
    The city and county need tax collectors.

    They do provide a service as arbitrators but personal safety they can never accomplish.
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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    I was engaged to one for 2 years. I hung around with all of her fellow employees for even longer, along with other police from other municipalities. I know what they do. Although this is a very extreme case of it.
    OK, so basically you have an anecdote which in no way relates to the work ethic of this particular woman. Noted.

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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Holy crap, it's crazy that they make 100k as it is.

    The cops around here get about $12 an hour.
    Cost of living differences.

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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The city and county need tax collectors.
    You use cops to collect your taxes?

    We don't. We just get people to send us checks.

    Wow, your town is run by idiots.

    They do provide a service as arbitrators but personal safety they can never accomplish.
    Uh-huh.

    So would you support abolishing your local police force? If all they do is collect taxes and have no responsibility for personal safety, seems you'd support that.

    Would you?

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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You use cops to collect your taxes?

    We don't. We just get people to send us checks.

    Wow, your town is run by idiots.
    Yea but those checks just don't magically appear for no reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Uh-huh.

    So would you support abolishing your local police force? If all they do is collect taxes and have no responsibility for personal safety, seems you'd support that.

    Would you?
    Did I ever say that?
    You seem to be picking a fight.

    Do they stay outside of your house and watch over you 24/7?
    Your safety is your responsibility, when has that ever changed?

    Even the supreme court has said that cops have no duty to protect you.
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    Re: Stockton cop earns $100K in Overtime!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yea but those checks just don't magically appear for no reason.
    But we don't use the police to get them.

    Did I ever say that?
    You seem to be picking a fight.
    I'm asking a question, that's all.

    Do they stay outside of your house and watch over you 24/7?
    Your safety is your responsibility, when has that ever changed?
    So do they serve a purpose, or not?

    Even the supreme court has said that cops have no duty to protect you.
    Okay, hence my question - why have them?

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