Unfortunately it seems that police incidents bring out the ugly side of human nature. I still remember the letter written in the spring of 2006 in the Enterprise that suggested that my wife and Jann Murray-Garcia “move to Johannesburg, South Africa,” if they want complain about racial incidents in Davis.
Last night, attorney Mark Reichel received a racist voicemail from a woman from a 916 number claiming to be a Davis resident, and the Vanguard received one at 12:30 am this morning. The woman didn’t even have the sense to block her number before leaving the rant.
The minute and a half call to Mr. Reichel stated:
“Yeah, I’m a citizen of Davis and I know the officers that were involved in the Davis Picnic (Day) incident. If your client didn’t stay out of the frickin’ road, he wouldn’t have almost got hit. Plus that woman that he helped save, well she attacked the officer, she hit him in the head with her fists – so what the hell was he supposed to do?
“I’ve met these officers and you know what, people from Picnic Day would be fine if black people and gang members would stay out of Davis – it would be fine. Even talking to police, and UC Davis police, everything was fine, there would be a couple of drunk college students. The most trouble we have is when people come from other cities – people from other cities need to stay the hell out of Davis – then we wouldn’t have this problem.
“I hope your guys go to jail because you don’t attack an officer – if they didn’t want to get hurt, they should have stayed the hell out of the road – that’s how ignorant these stupid niggers are – they need to just (stay) out of the road and they wouldn’t have to worry about the problem.
“Plus your client had ammunition in his pocket, so what do you have to say about that? I hope those guys go to jail for the rest of their lives – because you do not touch a Davis police officer. And the woman hit the officer in the head – he’s not going to just grab them.
“So get a life, I know you just want to get money, you ambulance chaser.”
Five hours later she was calling the Vanguard…
“I’m a concerned citizen, I read your trash and your comments about the Davis Police Department regarding Picnic Day. I just met these officers, you don’t know what happened.
“From the pictures, normal people don’t wear vests. If those people didn’t get the hell out of the way, they should have been run over. That Perry guy, why would he run away if he didn’t have anything to hide. Plus he had ammunition in his backpack. Most people don’t carry around ammunition.
“Plus that girl – she hit the guy in the head, what else should he do, let (her) keep hitting you? Nobody from Davis got arrested for intoxication – we had no trouble with the citizens of Davis until losers from other towns come in and cause trouble.
“Davis isn’t usually a problem. When ignorant stupid assholes from West Sacramento, Vacaville and other cities come into our town and cause trouble…
“If you look at the stabbings and problems in Davis – it’s all because of people who (don’t) live here. They need to stay the hell out of our town.
“Some of these graduates from UC Davis are pretty stupid. Why would anyone pay for your piece of crap – get your facts straight before you criticize Davis Police Department. I sure as hell if I were you wouldn’t want to need to them to have to come.
“Going on a ridealong you find out how they deal with these losers coming in from other towns. Before you write crap on your stupid website you need to look into things before you think… There’s no complaints against the Bellamy brothers, I don’t know where you came up with that. You need to check the facts before you write this shit, because none of its true.
“Check your facts before you write about officers doing their job. People from other cities need to stay out of our city, otherwise we wouldn’t have any problems. Check your sources because Davis police department does their job well.”
—David M. Greenwald reporting