He keeps his job by pushing buttons. And illuminates the truth more often than not.
This is about public access to public areas and events. This lack of discipline in the ranks of emergency management is all the more appalling in that it is from the very top down. The officer on the street can be trained and will follow what is taught in most cases. What's being taught by those 3 Chiefs is that flagrant disrespect for the law is permitted for wearers of the badge. The word bullying comes to mind.
The GOP, with a little help from some friends on the other side, took a budget surplus in 2000 and turned it into a massive deficit by 2008. The GOP trashed the tax-rates so that their already-rich contributors could wallow in more wealth. The GOP's romp with borrow and spend didn't end until this country elected a president who had the (expletive deleted) gall to suggest that everyone deserved the same access to medical care, whether rich or penniless. If those "American People" the GOP's spin-doctors have sucked in were any good at math and recent American history, the streets of DC would make Cairo look like a Boy Scout Camporee.
The government ought not "interfere," as your facebook question says. The government ought to protect it's citizens from threats abroad and at home. That includes terrorists wielding bombs and wealthy congressmen beholden to more wealthy contributors wielding legislation to enrich the rich under the guise of free enterprise.
Almost. Make the container on the right 10 times the size of the one on the left (reform) side, and you have it. Good work, as usual!
"Shaky" bridges? Can you substantiate that?
Were the parents or a guardian of that boy at the restaurant when this incident occurred? If so did it not occur to them to examine a bottle that was given to the child? Seems like "Mega Death Hot Sauce" on the label might have warranted a little investigation.
"IT’S INTERESTING that no matter how long unemployment benefits last, most recipients are able to find a job in the last month of benefits."
The ranter needs to spend some volunteer time at the Career Center, where a good dose of reality might have a chance at curing their preconceived notions.
Another good 'un by CB.
Good story that illuminates a need in this community.
but "urges?" headline needs explaining or something
Officer Daves should be separated from his badge and gun NOW, before he does something more insane, and he should be sent for evaluation first thing Monday. He may be more likely suited to be keeper of the evidence room or something. His supervisors who have covered for him and brought the egregious charges of assault and evading need to be replaced with public servants who are willing to serve the public's interest.
This incident is the latest in a serial saga of police bullying, that like other forms of addiction, won't be stopped by the addicted. The addicted will need increasingly heavier hits to feed their ego-power cravings.
Police leadership should be responsible for testing recruits and applicants so that the power-hungry are not hired. And when one slips through the net and into the line-up, that leadership needs the backbone to remove and redirect them to a more appropriate position.
Maybe "Let none live in fear" should be removed from our police cars. Replace it with "Shut up, or I'm taking you to Jail."
Unfair to the vast majority of professional, compassionate officers? Yes, but they are the ones most able to impose peer-disclipline on the bullies-in-blue among them. It's time for them to step up and over the blue line.