Saturday, June 02, 2007

Pam Holm publically solicits a bribe and nobody notices

In an article by Alexis Grant today Pam Holm is quoted saying the following in response to the high cost of a contract to wash HPD vehicles:

''I know there are a lot of restaurants that offer policemen meals just to have them park in their parking lot," said Councilwoman Pam Holm. "My guess is that there are a lot of car washes that would be happy to provide that service and, in return, they have the visibility of the police officers."

Am I the only one that see this as a solicitation of a bribe? Clearly neither Pam Holm nor Alexis Grant did.

Further thoughts: 6-2-07 7:23 PM

What gets me is that Pam Holm said this with a straight face and clearly did not grasp that she was violating the law in even saying it. It is illegal to solicit a bribe. A bribe is giving someone something (including a service) of value for any sort of quid-pro-quo. A car wash is CLEARLY of some monetary value given that the city is planning to spend $1.25 Million dollars for a car washing contract for three years. Stop and Rob managers can't even give cops a free cup of coffee in order to get cops to stop in once in a while to discourage the MS-13 gangbangers. Granted they do so anyway and it is all ignored with a wink and a nod all up and down the management chain as long as we are only talking about coffee and nobody complains that they are being shaken down for said coffee.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Carwash and many others have a monthly unlimited wash card... I am sure you could work a deal with them

June 02, 2007 8:42 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Anon, surely you could but that still ignores point that it would be illegal to do so.

June 03, 2007 9:46 AM  

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