SLO employee discriminates via Facebook

December 28, 2011

By KAREN VELIE

A San Luis Obispo Police department administrative assistant called her fellow staffers names and told them where they should go after a department employee asked to have her photo taken off a Christmas tree for religious reasons.

The outburst was a surprise to some as city employees recently concluded a mandatory internet anti-harassment and discrimination course that focused heavily on social media. In addition, Assistant to the Chief Christine Wallace has also attended an anger management course.

“Hey assholes at my new job, GFY (go fuck yourselves),” Wallace posted on her Facebook page shortly after then Chief Deborah Linden told her photos were only to be used for department purposes.

Wallace did not respond to requests for comment through her Facebook account.

In early December, Wallace decorated a Christmas tree with photos of police department employees. After discovering her photo on the tree, an employee who does not believe in celebrating Christmas asked to have her likeness removed from the decorated tree.

Linden responded by sending out a department email on Dec. 16 noting the employee’s request and saying that in the future staff photos are to be restricted to department uses.

“The tree is intended as a fun decoration and there was no intent to make anyone uncomfortable,” Linden said in the email. “So, if you do not want your photo on the tree, please let Christine know and she will remove it.

“As a reminder, the employee photos on the G-drive are intended for use when a department need arises,” Linden added. “Photos other than your own should not be used for non-departmental purposes without the permission of the person in the photo.”

Wallace, who had recently been promoted from a supervisory position with the city’s parks and recreations department, posted her angry Facebook rant later that day.

The city’s Parking Services Manager Robert Horch responded in surprise to Wallace’s angry post.

“Wow……you ok?” Horch posted.

Before securing her new police department position a few months ago, Wallace was in charge of rentals for the city’s parks and recreation department. After several complaints from the public that Wallace was openly hostile during rental negotiations, city officials ordered her to take anger management classes.

Phone requests for comment placed through the dispatch line to Captain Chris Staley, the acting chief, were not returned. Calls to the non-emergency line at the police department are currently routed to a voice message that says Wallace is on vacation and will return calls after she returns on Jan. 3.


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slocal

Oh Christine.


You are old enough and public enough to know not to air your employment grievances on Facebook.


You are quite possibly the rudest and most inappropriate person I have ever had the displeasure of working with, and it’s embarrassing to the city that you still hold well paying jobs with your antics…especially when so many would bend over backwards to have a job. I’m sorry the Anger Management didn’t seem to work for you. You could really benefit from such a thing. Hopefully this public outing of your ridiculous behavior is enough embarrassment for you to get your shit together for your job and your child.


Cindy

Hahhha, It just dawned on me that they put her in the police department because they were afraid of her or what she might do!! It’s very hard to terminate “our servants”, they have all sorts of special rights. I bet they figured that the PD was the safest work place for her as she wouldn’t be able to beat any of them up if she snapped! Also, they (the PD) are trained to watch for the signs of a person who is about to “go off” on them… LOL LOL LOL..


I’m thinking of the reply from one of her co-workers to her FB post, “WOW are you alright?” He was just checking !!!! LOL LOL


As the world turns

And taxpayers spend how much money to employ these people? No wonder the country is going broke.


standup

I think she has problems, however, the person that sent her to the pd is the one we really need to question. SLO is corrupt from the top down. Thanks Katie, it starts with you.


LensCleaner

Linden comes in a close second … but she has taken her money and headed for the hills


mkaney

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a response on here quite like this one. Shelworth’s comment has 97 thumbs up. I would imagine a lot of these people are police and city employees. I would say this woman is VERY MUCH disliked by a LOT of people.


Cindy

Try 136 thumbs up!!! Most readers don’t post or use thumbs, when you see 136 it means a massive amount of people have a personal interest.


Ted Slanders

Once again, the ugliness of the “pseudo-christian” element presents itself in an ignorant and embarrassing manner by having a Christmas tree to begin with!


Yes, yes, barring the fact of a Christmas tree in the police department signifying a CHRISTIAN celebration, was there a Minora of the Jewish faith relative to Hanukkah, or a Mishumaa Saba (The Seven Candles) celebrating Kwanzaa, all of which also celebrate at this time of year? Yes? Probably not!


The main concern is having a decorated Christmas tree in the first place which is blaspheme against our Lord! It is the way of the HEATHEN to have a decorated tree, so saith our Christian God!


“Hear ye the word the lord speaketh unto you O house of Israel. Thus saith the lord, learn not and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the CUSTOMS OF THE PEOPLE are vain’ for one cutteth a tree out of the forrest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and gold, they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move. They are upright as a palm tree, but speak not ; they must needs be borne; because they cannot go, be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good” (Jeremiah 10: 1-5)


What do you pay homage to when you have a Christmas Tree? The impetus for the tree is Jesus, period! CHRIST-mas tree. Get it? Since God stated that only the heathens cut and decorate a tree as an homage to some God, do you want to embarrass Jesus’ celebration by doing the same to Him through the Christmas Tree? HELLO? More “assumed” Christians should learn this passage: “Thus saith God, Learn not the way of the heathen . . .” (Jer. 10:2).


Christmas trees are derived from man. Therefore, our God is very specific about following the traditions of men! Mark 7:8, Mat. 15:3, Mark 7:13, Col. 2:8, Gal. 4:3, John 7:17, Titus 1:9, Rom. 8:14-16.


Christine Wallace, as if your ungodly “potty mouth” isn’t embarrassing enough, you place a heathen decorated Christmas tree within the confines of the police department, therefore slapping the face of Jesus! SHAMEFUL! You’ll pay upon Judgment Day, that is for sure!


standup

O.K. Ted.


Ted Slanders

2 LIKES TO 20 DISLIKES TO DATE?! Blaspheme!


What this represents, is the FACT, that if within the 20 dislikes there were actually “assumed” Christians that were voting! Where do they get the authority to know more than God’s word regarding the HEATHEN Christmas tree tp

?! lol


This has always been the case with the pseudo-christian faction, where they become “Burger King Christians”, in that they want their bible “their way”, AND NOT GOD’S WAY! They are too use to their “traditions” by men and corporations that go directly against our God’s word regarding Jeremiah 10: 1-5!


Furthermore, this faction that dislikes God’s truth as shown in my post, can’t respond to show that what I propose in the name of our God is wrong, but all they can produce is their silence, as they perform their “drive by dislike voting!”


I can almost here the trap doors of Hell springing open to the sulfur lakes below, as they stand before God on Judgment Day! What a sad day this will be for them. :(


Ted Slanders

I have NEVER seen so many non-christians in a forum before! Whoever clicks upon the “dislike” button to God’s DIRECT word, is an unadulterated non-christian, period!


When they perform this Satanic act, they are essentially saying that they don’t believe in our Christian God’s direct word in His bible! Can you believe this?!


I’ve seen this before, where the pseudo-christian is spoon fed their doctrine on Sunday Mornings, by an alleged pastor or priest that doesn’t know his a*s from a wild grape! Then they “think” they know all about our Christian God’s word, NOT!


Anyway, I will pray for these “dislike button pushers” in the name of Jesus so that they may see the errors of their ways. They can thank me later.


Cindy

Ted, look up the history of the Christmas Tree. It didn’t exist in biblical times. Whatever tree they were talking about had an entirely different meaning. No one worships a Christmas Tree. STOP messing with people.


R.Hodin

Ted w/o meds


Ted Slanders

R. Hodin,


With as much respect that I can muster at this time regarding your ungodly statement, maybe it’s time for you to use some sort of medication so that your eyes will be opened to see the TRUE words of the bible! lol


Ted Slanders

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Cindy, Cindy, Cindy,


OMG, You have the audacity to try in vain once again to confront me, especially when concerning the topic of TRUE Christianity? What the hell were you thinking?! Don’t you realize that the alumni of CCN are watching you fail once again as you capitulated with me in the SM Police shooting and Toxic Waste thread? :(


You leave me with no other option. I feel it necessary to correct your ignorance once again so that you won’t spew your perceived knowledge to another. Jesus has given me this passage to use against the uninformed like you: “When arguing with fools, be sure to answer their foolish arguments, or they will become wise in their own estimation” (Proverbs 26:5)


Of course the Christmas Tree wasn’t within the biblical times, duh! The “meaning” of the tree in question is that by decorating same is HEATHEN, and that this faction cannot do good, and of which, was within biblical times! GET IT?


This kind of heathen activity is precisely what Jeremiah is referring to in Jeremiah 10: 1-5. He was telling the Israelites not to learn the way of the heathen by cutting a tree out of the forest and decorating it. Such customs were normally associated with the seasonal feasts of the pagans (especially those of the Solstices or Equinoxes). The modern Christmas tree is a prime example in our day of what the heathens were doing in the time of Jeremiah! Furthermore, decorations equal idoltry! UNDERSTAND?


A simple syllogism for you to swallow. The decorated CHRISTmas tree is in celebration of Jesus. Within God’s word, the aforementioned tree is of the heathen customs. Do we want to celebrate Jesus on December 25th as being within the heathen realm? NO WE DO NOT, GET IT?!


But, as for the pseudo-christian, preachers, and religious leaders today, they condone the whole thing and delight in this heathen act! BLASPHEME! How ungodly can all of you get as you slap Jesus in the face with this heathen act known as the decorated Christmas Tree?!


Uh, where was it mentioned that the Christmas Tree was “worshipped” as you so proffer? This is just another one of your red herring assertions to try in vain to support your otherwise, as shown, VERY WEAK ARGUMENT!


Cindy, if you would only learn this biblical passage, it would save you further embarrassment! “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, BUT TO BE IN SILENCE.” ( 1 Timothy 2: 11-12 ) Cindy, if you speak from this point on, are you saying that you know more than the word of the Christian God?!


Cindy

Jeremiah simply states that Idols are nothing but wood cut from the forest and adorned with gold and silver. He doesn’t even mention a tree. You’re just so full of it.


Ted Slanders

Cindy,


Not only have you gone against our Christian God’s word in speaking in the first place, as a 2nd class woman, as shown within scripture that you’re to remain SILENT, but you’re WRONG once again in your notion that idols are nothing but wood cut from the forest and adorned with gold and silver! LOL!!!!!! You don’t know sh*t religiously!!!!


Dear, accept your limitations, of which you have many, especially within the religious vein, because you said “He doesn’t even mention a tree”, but in fact and within context, he did! LOL!


Relative to it being heathen, “For the customs of the people are vain’ for one CUTTETH A TREE OUT OF THE FOREST, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and gold, they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.” Oh no, a TREE was mentioned in context!


Cindy, as before when I pushed you to answer your comical “assertions” that you made in the other threads mentioned, of which you became very SILENT upon, as then, this is where you become silent again to save a modicum of what respect you have left. Okay? Good.


Save face dear, shhhhhhhhh.


Thank you.


Cindy

He doesn’t mention a TREE…… DOES NOT MENTION A TREE. What bible are you reading?


Ted Slanders

Cindy,


Please, learn your limitations, okay? You’re beyond any point where you can actually deciphor any biblical narratives to their intended meaning. Serioulsy, you’re wet behind the ears in your “assumed” biblical knowledge. It is truly laughable!


It is better for you to remain upon the front porch as a little puppy, and watch the big dogs play in the yard, all the while hoping, that you can join us one day!


I can’t bear to watch you flounder around anymore like a fish out of water, therefore, please dear, get back to your Christian womanly duties as described within scripture.


Jeremiah 10: 1-3


New International Version

For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.


New Living Translation

Their ways are futile and foolish. They cut down a tree, and a craftsman carves an idol.


English Standard Version

for the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman.


New American Standard Bible

For the customs of the peoples are delusion; Because it is wood cut from the forest, The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool.


King James Bible

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.


GOD’S WORD® Translation

The religion of the people is worthless. Woodcutters cut down trees from the forest. The hands of craftsmen prepare them with axes.


King James 2000 Bible

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.


American King James Version

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.


American Standard Version

For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.


Douay-Rheims Bible

For the laws of the people are vain: for the works of the hand of the workman hath cut a tree out of the forest with an axe.


Darby Bible Translation

For the statutes of the peoples are vanity; for it is a tree cut out of the forest, worked with a chisel by the hands of the artizan;


English Revised Version

For the customs of the peoples are vanity: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.


Webster’s Bible Translation

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.


World English Bible

For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.


Young’s Literal Translation

For the statutes of the peoples are vanity, For a tree from a forest hath one cut, Work of the hands of an artificer, with an axe,


MAD HATTER

Wow! is all I can say here. And she was promoted to the Police Department? Talk about having a loose canon running around and has all that access to your information. I don’t normally agree with alot here but in this case, this is a no brainer. Hit the road lady, oh one other thing, if she was promoted, isn’t she on a probation period? You would think that this would be terms for termination for failure to pass her probation period.


NuttyBuddy

I tried to rent Santa Rosa park for a big event once. After a LOT of planning and organizing, we had to cancel the event because we couldn’t get anyone to return our calls. I wonder if this is who I was leaving messages for.


pasoparent5

Sorry NuttyBuddy. Christine was on Facebook & couldn’t return your calls. Ahh…our tax dollars at work.


darwin_is_rolling_over

Seriously this is news?