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Columbia Police Chief: “It’s A Major Award”

SCREW UP, GET PRAISED: IT’S THE PALMETTO STATE WAY We’ve always thought City of Columbia, S.C. police chief Randy Scott was a genuinely nice guy, but no amount of interpersonal good will can undo the fact this was a terrible year for his department.  Not only did the Columbia Police…

SCREW UP, GET PRAISED: IT’S THE PALMETTO STATE WAY

We’ve always thought City of Columbia, S.C. police chief Randy Scott was a genuinely nice guy, but no amount of interpersonal good will can undo the fact this was a terrible year for his department.  Not only did the Columbia Police Department (CPD) screw the pooch on a high-profile disappearance-turned-suicide, but one of the city’s major downtown retail centers has become home to all sorts of bloody lawlessness.

Of course this is South Carolina – where the repeated demonstration of incompetence in a taxpayer funded position is not only tolerated, but praised.

To wit, Scott received the “2012 City Officer of the Year Award” earlier this year at a luncheon hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s office (ch-ching) at the Fort Jackson Officers’ Club (ch-ching).

And of course his longtime leg-running buddy Steve Benjamin – who was likely the impetus for Scott receiving this honor – was all about showing him the love.

“Chief Scott has built a first-class law enforcement agency for the people of this city,” Benjamin said. “Under his leadership, the Columbia Police Department is smarter, stronger, friendlier and more effective than ever before. This award underlines that fact and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Sheesh …

Of course from Benjamin’s perspective …

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41 comments

junior justice December 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

Yeah – riiiight!

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junior justice December 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

At this “awards presentation” was there any mention of the shit-kicking beatings in 5 Points this year?

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xx chromosome December 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

This is a joke, right?

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shifty henry December 13, 2012 at 10:04 am

Is he reading that book to Steve Benjamin? ….just wondering!

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shifty henry December 13, 2012 at 10:13 am

…… or is that the “SMARTER” part of his leadership?

“OK, folks, this is a street, and this is a traffic light.

This is a left turn, and this is a right turn.

This is north, and this is south.

This is your locker room and this is your headquarters.

This is how you put on your shoes. Notice that ‘TGIF’ is on the back of each shoe to remind you that ‘toes go in first’.

—- and so on and on……………….

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xx chromosome December 13, 2012 at 10:05 am

And when is Lillian McBride getting her award?

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shifty henry December 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

Please! Wait until I get a tissue to wipe the runny stuff coming from my nose from laughing too hard.

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The Colonel December 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

+2

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? December 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

In his defense this is no different than Obama getting a Nobel Peace Prize for “what he’s going to do” as the committee put it…LMAO!

I guess they didn’t figure the increased drone strikes into their methodology.

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shifty henry December 13, 2012 at 10:49 am

You just ruined my day by reminding me that Slobama was given that award – a worthless award to a worthless person. And what has he done for it during the past four years?

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? December 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

Well maybe knowing they also gave one to that death dealer Henry Kissinger too might make you feel better.

Those with a brain and a bit of knowledge historically can see what the Nobel committee has become.

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shifty henry December 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

…. latest song:

I Wonder Whose Kissinger Now?

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scsince60 December 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

It’s surprising that it took less than 60 years to destroy America once they really put their minds to it.

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shifty henry December 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

…. the erosion continues

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scsince60 December 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

Yes. We are circling the drain. Gonna get very exciting, maybe sooner than later.

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Legal eagle December 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

How quickly they forget!

They’re were rumblings at the time that Chief Shorty was going to have to fall on the sword over the botched Sponseller case. But soon a suitable replacement was found. He may be doing somethings right but let him ride around the block a few times before giving him the crown fellas.

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jimlewis,owb December 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

In an earlier life had the opportunity to meet with most of the leaders of State Government.

All of their offices were similar. Their desks held pictures of family members and the office walls were decorated with nice prints usually by local artists.

I would be willing to bet that if you walked into the offices of those elected/appointed officials currently running Richland County/Columbia into the sewer, one would find their office walls covered with plaques, certificates, letters and pictures of Cockroaches shaking the legs of other Cockroaches.

If you can’t do, then cover the walls with crap to show everyone you are a fucking genius.

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junior justice December 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

Perhaps the Lexington Ring will frame all of their subpoenas and indictments.

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? December 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

Can someone photoshop the book in this pic to read “My pet goat”?

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gregorybgeddings December 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm Reply
? December 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Hahahaha!

You’re fuckin awesome.

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Lewis December 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

That’s funny. Thanks.

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junior justice December 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

That’s awesome – thanks – I needed to laugh!

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gregorybgeddings December 13, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Thanks! I just opened up that wordpress account today so the site is still under construction. I have three other blogs but I wanted one dedicated solely to deranged photoshops. Will be adding a lot of new stuff as time goes by…

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gregorybgeddings December 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Also, thanks for the suggestion. I have done thousands of photoshops over the last couple of years and at least a third of them are the result of ideas I get from folks like yourself.

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norman December 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

Chief Shorty need to get a Grant so he can buy one the POS Fiats and he can stuff his blue suit clowns in it. He can show up at the New Years Eve event at midnight they will stumble out looking for a crime.

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shifty henry December 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

………… I thought the clowns used VW Bugs

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jimlewis,owb December 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

… they did until the Chief was asked by a pre-schooler to spell VW’s slogan, Fahrvergnügen

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semi December 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

Chief hell, he’s got enough gold stripes to be an admiral! Which is quite an appropriate title on a sinking ship.

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semi December 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

BTW, I just noticed his Dick Tracey ring circa 1972, Cracker Jack item I do believe.

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KRONOS December 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

What a frekin joke! Crime is up in Columbia/Richland County. Experienced officers are leaving in drones. They trade in .45 Sigs for a .9mm FN. Why? So the city can annex FN’s property. Is this what T-Bone Benjamin means by being a “friendlier” department? As long as you have idiots running the city of Columbia you will have high crime in Columbia. And, Chief Shorty can barely speak, why in the hell is he reading a book to kids?

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junior justice December 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

The mother of my new girlfriend was showing me the family album when she turned over a page and there was a document.

“What’s that?” I asked, thinking it was an award.

“Oh, Dad and I are so proud of this! It’s her parole papers.”

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same ol' same ol' December 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

5 stripes on the sleeve? Navy Captains have 4, then they go to the serious wide stripes.
Self-aggrandizing Amateurs.

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? December 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Personally I think their dress uniforms should be purple in color rather than blue, which goes exceptionally well with gold adornments.

Although orange or black/white striped might even be a more accurate representation.

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Sailor December 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I thought her was a doorman at a local hotel.

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? December 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

lmao @ sailor

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King-Tut December 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Yea he’s a Captain all right. Captain Kangaroo! I think those tall stripes makes up for his short stature…..lol

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Orangeblood December 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Just think, had Scott and his Keystone Cops found Tom Sponseller in 9 days instead of 10 he might have been named “Time’s” Man of the Year.

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Doris December 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Those of us over here at the State House know this game well. I was in a legislator’s office a few years ago when he burst out laughing. Jean Toal had just given herself some award – the year after she hit Bill Cain’s wife’s car and the year after she had fixed the Bar Exam results. She was getting heat over cooking the American Bar Association’s “review” of her judicial and attorney discipline systems, and bam, she gave Barbara Seymour, her #2 crook over there some award. She was looking to get a blessing on getting Seymour appointed, but too many lawyer legislators know Seymour. Then all of a sudden, Toal gave Willie (I knew him as Billy at First Pres) Willie’s favorite sex object lawyer, Stephanie Nye, the Compleat Lawyer award. More members of the sub-committee kept throwing out such Toal anecdotes and laughing and slapping tables – until John Land came in and we all had to behave after that. He tattles.

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Ted Vick December 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Yeah, but just try letting your meter expire in Five Points and you will feel the wrath of the Columbia City Police. Or give ride to a drunk coed.

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Undercove December 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Steve B’s father ather once ran pps right into the ground and into the racist hands of K. Thomas. They continue to “cook the books” so the real rates of crime and recidivism are hidden away from public view so as to “impress” legislature with numbers that don’t add up. Sentence reform is the biggest fraud and waste of money the legislature has ever approved. The naacp and the “brotherhood” take away the idea of earning an award and replaces it with the idea that , ” if you don’t have one, you need to get one, so lets get you one even if we have to march for it”.

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