CFB forum threads
- Neighborhood Watch
- Gina Tortericci
- The Bat Clubhouse
- Gotham City Pizzeria
- Free Josiah
- Brian Douglass
- Gotham Cable News
April 9, 2008
The following are threads on the Citizen for Batman forums which GPD has deemed to be investigation-relevant, archived by thread name and date.
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April 10, 2008
In the meeting, there was a lot of talk about forming neighborhood watch committees. I'm assuming everybody here is pretty clear on what this means. Let's talk about taking back our neighborhoods. We know the police are no help, let's talk about TAKING MATTERS INTO OUR OWN HANDS
About time. Count me in.
There was some talk about a buddy system, but I think we should take our cue from Batman. He works alone.
I'm patrolling my neighborhood tonight.
I think Larry's thing on the front page sums it up. The cops are corrupt, the judges don't care. I'm going on patrol tonight to.
No real names on the site LostnFound.
I think we should talk about buddy-ing up. I really respect Batman, but we aren't him. I don't know about your neighborhood but since I don't think I can jump off a roof top and clobber guys, I'd like someone out there who has my back.
I'm not saying you can't have a buddy. But I'm just saying it makes it harder. You gotta find someone, someone you can trust. Me, I'd rather go it alone.
It's pretty much the same as scuba diving. You need someone if you get in trouble.
Fine, you want a buddy, you should get a buddy.
We should leave the acrobatics to Batman. I've got two kids. I want things to get better in my neighborhood and I'm willing to do a real neighborhood watch, you know, with neighborhood guys on patrol and all that, but much as I admire Batman, I think the guy has a bit of a death wish, you know? And I don't.
That sounds good, but the problem is, you're out there, patrolling your neighborhood, and you see something, if you call the cops they might come in a couple of hours. They might not come at all. The criminals know that. You've got to scare them yourself.
As I have pointed out before, there is a social contract between the city and its citizens. The police force is supposed to provide protection. But the police won't or can't keep their end of the bargain. The only recourse is for us to protect ourselves.
Batman has given us hope. Somebody had a big post about him as a symbol (I'm not going to go through threads to find it.) But I looked around the last meeting and saw a bunch of guys (and a couple of girls) who were just ordinary people. Batman has some sort of fancy stealth vehicle. I drive a ten year old Volvo that my wife's parents handed down to us. It's got a kid's car seat in the back. Taking matters into our own hands is going to be dangerous. I'm not sure I want to do that.
Maybe you don't belong here..
If you're not even willing to talk about it, maybe I don't belong here.
You said it, not me.
This thread is closed. See Admin thread.
April 15, 2008
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who made me feel so welcome at the last few meetings. The way things have been going on, I wasn't sure if there was anything good about this city. Now I know there's something good.
Hey AddolorarsiPapa, I've got some people who are interested in contributing to that scholarship for a deserving girl. Like I told you at the meeting, we want to do it in your family's name. Will you be at the next meeting?
I will, LibertyLiz. Thank you.
Note: From the information in the thread, it can be surmised that CFB member "AddolorarsiPapa" is John Tortericci, Gina Tortericci's father.
The Bat Clubhouse
April 20, 2008 (last post)
Tell BigEd we're all thinking of him.
I've been thinking about how crazy this is to go out at night, walking through my neighborhood, 'protecting' people. I'm just an ordinary guy, you know? Got two kids. Boys, 6 and 8. Could really use my sleep. My wife thinks I'm selfish, putting myself at risk 'playing Batman.'
My kids play 'Fear Toxin' in the backyard. They run around spraying each other and screaming with fear. It probably doesn't mean any more than when we were kids and we used to play war. There was a hill in my parents back yard and me and the other kids in the neighborhood used spend hours screaming 'grenade!' and throwing ourselves down that hill. But it feels different to me, maybe because their uncle, my brother-in-law, got a dose of fear toxin. He's been in and out of the hospital.
When I got home from work yesterday, I parked my truck (I'm an electrician) and I heard the kids playing in the back. I looked over the fence to see what they were doing. My oldest boy had a towel tied around his neck. He was Batman, and he was saving the younger from 'bad guys.'
It made me feel good. It felt like hope.
Gotham City Pizzeria
CFB: A Little Slice of Home
June 4, 2008
I just wanted to say a warm "hello" to everyone I met at the last meeting. I have been dealing with this anger, this sadness, for so long and I didn't know where to put it. How to handle it. I guess I've never had to deal with death, violent death, some stupid meaningless death of somebody close to me before.
Maybe I should introduce myself, for everyone. I'm a pizza guy. Me and my family have put everything we own into this great little pizzeria. Gotham's finest, let me tell you. It's the hardest work I've ever done, and I worked construction for years. Then one day one of our best workers was mugged on a delivery. Who knows who did it? The cops never arrested anybody.
They not only took the 28 dollars he had on him, but they stole his pizza and left him beat up in the car. It's hard even to write this. I had no idea what to do, how to deal with everything. But then I heard about Citizens for Batman. And then when I got to that meeting, I felt at home, like you guys were all family.
So thanks for all your support. And next time we're planning something, I'll bring the slices!
We're happy to have you, Paul.
Here, here! Great to meet you, too.
Oh, I'm sorry, do I know you?
Yeah, I was the one who suggested that you should bring an extra large pepperoni with anchovies and garlic well done to the next meeting.
Yes! Tim, is it?
Dude, we don't use our real names on THIS forum.
Is there another forum?
Good going, Zinc. Let's cool it on the loose lips, OK?
Sorry to cause any trouble. But, I will definitely bring a few homemade Sicilians to the next gathering.
And how about some pizza, too?
June 11, 2008
Hi everyone. I don't mean to use this forum as a place to test new restaurant ideas, but since I spend all my time on pizza, I don't have a chance to get out and talk to a lot of people. Anyway, I'm thinking about adding some "gourmet" toppings to the menu. I hear sun dried tomatoes are popular. Any ideas?
Thanks, everyone. Consider yourselves my taste testers. I'll bring some new recipes to the next meet. When is it? June 16 I think.
Why are we talking about pizza?
I've got a better idea. Something that will combine my two passions and help out the group. I'm working on it now. This is gonna be big.
May 20, 2008
Garcetti can't get away with this. He and his goons have been out for our blood ever since we started doing the police department's job and now, he's locked up my friend Josiah Horsian.
Yes, I read about that in newspaper. Josiah was good boy.
He still is. And who knows what would have happened if he didn't intervene.
Violence isn't the answer.
That wasn't what you said in the last meeting.
Don't you get it? CFB has changed. We are not a vigilante group. We're just here to support Batman - THAT'S IT.
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What happened to IndoGirl?
She's off this site until she learns how to watch her mouth.
I so sad. We can't even talk about what we doing. My neighbor, he dead. I want him back with revenge.
Don't make me kick you off the forum, Mint.
I no say anymore. Except that Batman rulez.
Note: As per the GCN article regarding the incident, Josiah Horsian was a CFB member who attempted to intervene during what he took to be attempted robbery, and caused the mistaken robber to be shot in the shoulder. Horsian was arrested and charged with attempted manslaughter.
Help My Store
May 1, 2008
Hello, my name is Jose Phillanzo and I own the Gas 'N' Go Stop convenience store right here in Gotham. We have the best nachos in town, so stop by the Stop and try them for yourself! But, I am not here to advertize. I want to ask you for some protection. You see, many teenagers shoplift at my store and I do not know what I to do. What can you say for me?
I know the Gas 'N' Go Stop. Me and my girl used to make out in your parking lot.
That is romantic.
I'd love to help. Hey, guys, why don't we patrol the perimeter to prevent a 10-20?
Actually, CzarLee, a 10-20 is a robbery that's already happened. I think you meant to say "10-30" (that's a robbery in progress)
Hey! It's the Dougster! How ya been, Bri?
Can't complain. I just want to make sure that everything's on the up-and-up with this stakeout.
My boot will be up-and-up their keisters if they try to rob Josie's store.
My name's Jose.
Whatever. I just can't wait to crack some shoplifting skulls.
You've been warned before, BigEd. We can't have that kind of talk on these boards.
You're right - too much talk, not enough rock.
I hope that's not a metaphor for violence.
No, BigEd dooesn't get metaphors.
I get that I'll metaphor your face if you don't shut it!
Guys, this isn't productive. And if the rat squad gets wind of this, they'll can me.
What's the rat squad, Big Bri?
Oh, sorry, I forget that not everyone works for the GPD like I do. The rat squad is what we call internal affairs.
I'm about to have an affair with some whoop-ass in Jo-Jo's pparking lot.
Still not my name.
Look, do you want me to regulate or not? I've got an itchy trigger finger and it needs flexing.
That's it, BigEd, you're not allowed on this site anymore.
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Who Needs Cops?
May 11, 2008
OK,, so my girlfriend was robbed last week, my boss's apartment was robbed and I get a parking ticket? What are the pigs good for?
Hey, that's not funny. I work for GPD.
Sorry, Brian. I forget that you're "the man" sometimes - LOL! that's just cuz you're so cool.
Yeah, your one of the good ones, but yoou know what I'm talking about, right?
I can't really comment on my co-workers, but there are some great DT's out there.
Why don't they teach the other ones how to man up? I feel like teaching those flatfoots a lesson.
Careful, Thunder. I don't want to have to kick you out like I did BigEd.
BigEd ain't goin' nowhere.
What's that supposed to mean?
Nuthin - gotta go.
Let me remind everyone AGAIN that this is no place to incite violence.
Yeah, leave the heavy lifting to Batman and the boys in blue.
Like you, right Doug-enstein?
"Save Batman" Defeated
June 13, 2008
Looks like we didn't do it! Proposition D is going down. This stinks! How could people have done this!
I knew it wouldn't pass. People are basically sheep and democracy is just lots of people following orders.
Wow. I'm speechless.
It's pretty good that we got so close. Maybe next time.
Excatly. Nobody said it was going to be easy
Maybe we should protect Batman by confusing them. If someone else was to dress up like Batman, do you think the cops would know the difference? Make them spread their forces?
Who wants to jump through that bad boy?
Need I remind you that this forum does NOT condone any discussion of home-grown vigilantism.
I want to add to what WWBD said. Nobody should take the law into their own hands. Besides, who could afford their own batsuit like the one Batman has? That looks expensive.
Chinese knockoff very affordable.
This thread is about Proposition D. Let's get back on topic.
What is up with the board moderator lately? Is it me, or does he seem more anal-retentive than ever.
It's not just you.
How's this? It's late and I'm closing this thread down. The rest of the forum might go soon if people don't learn to stay on track.
Gotham Cable News
Need Help Stuffing Envelopes?
June 26, 2008
I'm sending out some CFB materials to try and get some fresh blood in here. I need help putting the packages together. Any volunteers?
I can help
I enjoy stuffing. Where and when do you need me?
I'll help too
I'll bring cookies.
That's the shortest post you've ever made.
Make a CFB Video!
June 27, 2008
Guys, I got a great idea. For anyone who's been reading the papers or checking out the local news, Citizens for Batman has a public relations problem. Reporters are making us look like a bunch of crazies. So, here's what I think we all should do: make a video showing them who we are. What we believe in. Do it in front of a black background, no masks or hoods or anything, just you. And just start talking to camera about what We believe in. We believe in Gotham, in safety, etc. End it the same way: "I am a citizen for batman." And then send it off to GCN. Show the world that we are not a bunch of psychos! I think we can get some really good distribution for the best ones. OK? Cool!
A Little Something Special
June 29, 2008
I really feel like we've let Batman down with the failure to pass Prop D. We're supposed to be supporting Batman and we haven't been doing a very good job of it I think. That's why me and Batfan73 have been cooking up a little sumthin' special. It's going blow all you guys away and show the world that Batman rocks!
BriDog forgot to mention to stay tuned on July 8th. There's gonna be some real fireworks up there.
You guys might want to save some time that day in case we need help.
Hey Brian, try not to blow any fingers off.
Wala! Check out the CFB home page.
Woah...Care to fill us in, BriDog?
July 3, 2008
Seems there's been a bit of a slipup with the project me and Batfan73 have been working on. BatFan's in jail and I need everyone's help. He left me a voicemail, it was kinda garbled, but he said he was picked up by the cops for trespassing, so he needs some help getting everything activated. He's not sure when he's going to be able to extract himself from his situation.
He said he needs someone to get some sort of key off of an invoice, number 38272899 (geez, I hope I copied that down right), but he got cut off before he could tell me what this invoice is or even where to find it. We need this key to activate everything.
Can anyone figure this out? We're going to need to fix this or the whole thing's ruined! Anyone?