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.


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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