Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dozens of Tiny "Fire Trachta" Stickers Decorate Nazareth
As fast as police can take them down, that's how fast they are popping up. Tiny "FT (Fire Trachta)" stickers are springing up all over Nazareth, along with the dandelions. They're are so small, about 2" x 2", that I would never have noticed them unless I saw police officers taking them down yesterday. Chief Thomas Trachta, at whom the stickers are directed, has ordered cops to keep Nazareth sticker-free.
No sense of humor.
They're all over. Mailboxes, telephone poles, benches and even crime prevention signs. Police have removed a bunch, but I saw more when I went on an early evening walk
The FTs are someone's way of saying FU to Trachta.
Who's doing it?
I'm likely the chief suspect, or up there. I recently criticized Trachta as a lousy police chief unwilling to listen to anyone but himself. Martinets like he are why regionalized police forces like Colonial Regional look so good.
I do like the sly humor in the stickers, although I would have spelled it тяасдта. But alas, it's not me. These stickers are being posted anonymously. I sign my name. Also, although stickers are much smaller than signs, I don't like to see utility poles and road signs marred in any way. On park benches and water fountains, however, it's pretty harmless.
Trachta detests townies (people who live downtown), so he's probably scouring videos up and down Main Street to find his culprit.
Whoever you are, wave a few times!
I frankly think this clever idea, which does have the townies laughing, comes from one of his own. Most townies don't know that Trachta has a big civil service hearing today. A police officer who has lived here all his life and wants to work here, thinks Trachta has blackballed him. And he may be right. Not only did Trachta sink his police application here, but he even tried to get this cop fired from working as a police officer in another municipality.
Trachta has claimed that this person was involuntarily committed during his teen years.
But he's wrong. During his teen years when both his grandfather and father suddenly died, this officer did seek professional help, but was never given an involuntary commitment. I was unaware that grieving the loss of a father and grandfather disqualifies you as a cop. If anything, it should be an enhancer. I would want a police officer who knows what it is like to suffer an emotional trauma.I'll bet the Civil Service Commission does, too.
I called Chief Trachta for comment yesterday, but he never called back.
You see, I'm just a townie myself.
I've come to the realization that we don't need guys like Trachta to make us look like idiots. We do a great job of that all by ourselves, damn it!
I have begun my own research concerning this guy.You need to know about him.
I'll start tomorrow with Chief Trachta and his investigation of a pile of shit.