Why are Dallas County Sheriff deputies guarding gangsta' clubs????

After years of being out on Lowest Greenville looking for those Kodak digital moments, BD is well acclimated to not getting much sleep on Sunday mornings. But as some of the scumbars start hosting big events on nights when valet parking is not being monitored, and DPD officers are not out in force, BD's schedule is shifting towards Wednesday evenings as the new party night.

Last week's murder by Char Bar took place after the victim and shooter partied at Lost Society, starting arguing for whatever reason at a restaurant (while still intoxicated) and then there was the deadly confrontation which left one person dead by 245am.

It's no surprise some of the business owners, fearing for a dead summer (pardon the pun) for everyone, are calling BD with lots of information at all hours, doing what they can to shut down a club literally killing their businesses by scaring people off and a club owner who is equally hated for his crap-on-you attitude. That BD is the only neighborhood person whom they trust to talk about anything related to Lowest Greenville shows how bad things have gone. His phone was ringing off the bedside table with calls last Wednesday evening. The common theme - Since when does a scumbar get its own private guard service, in this case two Dallas County Sheriff's Deputies (DSO) and a squad car, for the better part of an hour.

Yes, inquiring minds in the neighborhood want to know. And answers are not coming from the DSO's public affairs office.

Let's review the facts as we have them. Last evening, Lost Society had two off-duty DSO deputies standing on the sidewalk along the curb for the better part of three hours (11pm to 2am). Starting about 1am, a marked squad car (number not known) parked on the street by the club and all parties engaged in a mutually amusing conversation for the better part of one hour.

At 2am, BD went to the officers and asked them for their names and badge numbers so he could verify with the DSO they had filed the proper off-duty work papers. Both insisted they had, but BD insisted on getting the information. The first officer wore a shirt with a stitched name badge, identifying himself as HAMILTON 901. The second officer wore a nameplate but without his contact lenses, BD could not read the name. The second officer said his name was Q. BD inquired if Q was a real name, a nickname or a badge number. At that point the officer demanded BD's identification. BD said he was not going to give it to him, since he was not being detained, arrested or interrogated for any kind of crime. He reminded the officer that his failure to identify himself was a violation of the DSO policy and repeated the question. Again, Q would not answer.

At that moment, the scumbar owner (Brian) leaned over the fence and yelled,You don't have to talk to this stupid person. BD looked around and could not find which of Brian's patron he was talking about, so he continued to ask the officer for identification. Eventually the officer stopped talking and BD wandered around the area, getting photos of rolling fights on the other side of the street.

Slightly red-eyed, BD went home and sent an email to the DSO's public affairs office, asking for a confirmation of the officers permission to work off-duty at Lost Society, and if anyone knew the reputation of the club before the work was authorized. By 8pm Thursday evening, there was no reply - something that is very unusual in BD's relations with the DSO. Late Friday, BD was told the issue had been referred to the head of the traffic division.

It's 230am, and your cellphone was a victim of a gangbanger fight. Do you think we care the screen cracked??
Help, I've fallen down and can't get up because someone put handcuffs on me...

Our question is still the same: If DPD officers can't work the clubs on Lowest Greenville, due to bad PR issues and other problems, why does the DSO get to send their off-duty officers out here to play trash protector? The answer will be posted as soon as BD gets it.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville