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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 02:02 PM

 

L.A. County Sheriff's Department switches from silver to gold belt buckles at a cost of $300,000

Source: L.A. Times

March 14, 2017, 4:00 AM PDT

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is getting down to brass tactics.

Sheriff’s officials are spending $300,000 on items they say would make deputies look more professional in their jobs and could help make them safer.

But the taxpayer dollars won’t go toward tools such as higher-quality ballistic vests, backup guns or body cameras, all of which are optional items that deputies have to pay for on their own.

Instead, Sheriff Jim McDonnell is spending the money on a minor cosmetic makeover of deputies’ uniforms: changing the color of their belt buckles and other metal pieces of gear from silver to gold. That way, the metallic bits — all made of brass — will match the gold-hued tie clips, lapel pins and six-pointed star badges that deputies already wear, McDonnell said.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-sheriff-belt-buckle-20170313-story.html



Keeping Ump With Trump, one wonders? They'd better not try that shit here, or we'll unceremoniously hand them their asses!

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Reply L.A. County Sheriff's Department switches from silver to gold belt buckles at a cost of $300,000 (Original post)
Verbose Matthias Mar 2017 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2017 #1
dalton99a Mar 2017 #2
NCjack Mar 2017 #3
msongs Mar 2017 #4
Blue_Tires Mar 2017 #5
PSPS Mar 2017 #6
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2017 #9
procon Mar 2017 #7
packman Mar 2017 #8
irisblue Mar 2017 #10
TheFrenchRazor Mar 2017 #11

Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 02:05 PM

1. Brass, not gold. Surely not silver earlier either.

Also, brass looks like brass, not gold.

Full disclosure: I own a few solid brass belt buckles.

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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 02:06 PM

2. When are they gonna buy gold-plated guns?

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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 02:07 PM

3. More of "We appear to serve you!" nt

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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 02:11 PM

4. well the gestap and ss had pretty nifty uniforms too. copy your role models I guess nt

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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 02:29 PM

5. Alt Headline:

L.A. County Sheriff's Department Overfunded, Desperate For Shit To Spend $$$ On

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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 02:31 PM

6. Bad headline by a bad LA Times editor. They're brass, not gold.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 04:20 PM

9. Yep. I've got brass buckles. Polished, they look great. NT

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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 03:34 PM

7. He should resign and pursue his true calling as the mistress of a

Hollywood wardrobe shop, or a fantasy cosplay costume designer, where his style and haute couture ambitions can reach their full potential.

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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 04:16 PM

8. Naw, just the Trump Effect at work

Gotta look good while beating those heads in - spiffy dressers - Just keeping up with the military look

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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 05:57 PM

10. Spray paint. NT

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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 09:23 PM

11. the police are just like the military; they think looks are more important than competence. nt

 

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