Monrovia councilman responds*

Star-News reporter Melissa Pamer asked Monrovia Councilman Tom Adams about allegations *someone in his office* has been posting attacks against the Monrovia Police Officers Association on the Foothill Cities Blog. Blogger Robert Parry claims that *the poster* has assumed the name Hay, Bad Boy and Tom Edwards in those posts.

Here’s what Adams wrote about the controversy in an email this afternoon:

“there are approximately 120 people who work for the Adams & Barnes Companies, anyone who may go to the internet, either on one of the company owned computers or one of their own attached to our network. We also have run press releases informing the public that our wifi is open to the public as a service, for free. Anyone of them can go to the internet through our network. Although I am not surprised that Mr. Parry has gone to this much trouble to find out basically nothing other than he thinks someone blogged from our internet connection. The real issue has not changed. The Monrovia Police Union through some of their supporters have done all they can to attempt to embarrass the council or city manager. Telling the world that Mr. Parry thinks someone from my office blogged will not get the Police Union any more money. One part that was a little sad is that Mr. Parry’s attack came at a meeting when anyone who reads agendas knew I would not be there to respond. Baseless attacks always work better when no one can `respond. Perhaps if Mr. Parry wants transparency on his blog he should post all of the bloggers IP addresses and locations, but then that is not his goal.”

 

 

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  • 5th estate

    What I find chilling is what business does a representative of law enforcement have tracking down IP adresses of posts he doesn’t like.

  • http://us.com us

    exactly. its probably written in some fine print on this blog that we agree to forfeit our anonymity if we piss off the wrong police officer.

  • Anonymous

  • Joe Friday

    Joe Friday is on this case. It doesn’t appear from my investigation that Mr. Parry is anything more than a police supporter. He is not a Monrovia Police Officer and not a representative of law enforcement. You need to understand that 5th estate. He is a private citizen who disagrees with his city council and voices his opinions. He has that right. us should understand that point as well, this is not a police officer outing anyone.

    I think the people of Monrovia should be more concerned that in this e-mail to the reporter Councilman Adams does not act out in anger over what someone has said about his city police force on one of his company computers. He does not say he will even investigate the matter and get to the bottom of it and fire the person responsible. He has the right to go into his employee’s computers and trace down the culprit. That he didn’t say he would do that is very disturbing to Joe Friday.

    Those are the facts.

  • Anonymous

    “We also have run press releases informing the public that our wifi is open to the public as a service,…”

    Joe will they have to track down anyone who has ever used their network?

  • Robert C. J. Parry

    The Century 21 Adams & Barnes Web site presently has no press releases on it. The link says “Coming Soon.”

  • frazgo

    US and 5th Estate, you must not live here. RJCP is not employed by any police agency’s, he’s just another citizen that sits back in amazement what is going on in Monrovia.

    It takes no skill to track IP addresses, they are included in every email anyone gets. It is very easy matching. IP addresses are tracked by every web site you visit. Has been that way since the beginning of the net, that’s how routers know where to send information requests.

    What bothers me is that Adams didn’t say what he is going to do to prevent this sort of use on his business network in the future. If it was an employee what will he do about them?

  • http://havish.wordpress.com Miss Havisham

    “What bothers me is that Adams didn’t say what he is going to do to prevent this sort of use on his business network in the future. If it was an employee what will he do about them?”

    A wise superior of mine once advised me when I was kvetching about how a company wrote a contract. Here is what she said:
    “We don’t tell people how to run their business and they don’t ell us how to run ours.”

    Good advice.