the constabulary and its purpose in life
- I have been reading the current brouhaha with much trepidation, and I don't
like the direction it is taking the constabulary as a whole. We are, more
and more, being asked to do the jobs of mundane security officers, (not
the police, but hired security) and that is not what I joined the
constabulary to do. If I wanted to wear a badge and throw my weight
around, I would go to the local college and take security officer
training, or I would join the police force. I became a constable to make
sure that people would be safe while having fun, not to enforce ever more
rules and regulations. I am not very happy with this mentality, and
therefore am tendering a public resignation from the ranks of rostered
constables. I will no longer work for a group (the SCA) that I see as
becoming ever more dictatorial and autocratic with each passing year. I
may still occcasionally work at gate, but that is dependant on whether or
not I actually stay in the SCA. After my terrible experiences at
Estrella, and then this mess, my belief in honor and chivalry is near
dead. This is not a knee-jerk reaction to just this incidence; this has
been building in me for the last 5 or more years. Yes, there are some
wonderful people out there, but they are being overshadowed by all the
So, I quit.
- At 4:51 PM -0800 3/12/06, ladyarabella@... wrote:
>I have been reading the current brouhaha with much trepidation, and I don'tThis would be one of several reasons that the Estrella War hires
>like the direction it is taking the constabulary as a whole. We are, more
>and more, being asked to do the jobs of mundane security officers, (not
>the police, but hired security) and that is not what I joined the
>constabulary to do.
several professional security guards to work during the War.
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