Friday, August 19, 2005

Rushing to prejudge

Well, according to our readers/reporters Fran and Frank, the police brass and city hall are facing a "dilemma" following their rush to judgment in the reverend meeks case. Fueled by the reporting of that very same Frank and Fran, the mayor pulled out all the stops, promising justice to be done, sending his superintendent to church to make nice with meeks, having his aldercreatures and state representatives propose all sorts of rules and regulations to further intimidate the department from doing police work. Now comes word that the sergeant may have done nothing wrong.


Instead of shutting up and allowing a legitimate investigation to take place, the powers that be have gone all the way out on a very shaky limb and it's beginning to crack. By allowing certain parties to casually make repeated allegations of racial profiling without actually explaining the language of the actual racial profiling law, they have contributed immensely to this political "dilemma." Of course, we don't blame the reporters nearly as much as we blame the bosses, who really ought to know better. Ought to, but don't. This rush to prejudge and CYA has led to something like a 80% rate of reduction/reversal of suspensions and punishments when the FOP goes to disciplinary arbitration. This rush to prejudge led to an $18 million dollar settlement when a former superintendent couldn't wait for an investigation to be launched before blaming the officers and firing them all (remember the ones that were overturned?) Hopefully, this rush to prejudge is again on display in at least ONE of the store videotaped incidents.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a thought. If this sergeant gets cleared, he ought to sue a bunch of people: meeks (a la a sharpton) for defamation and slander (the racial profiling charges); the reporters who keep repeating the charges (libel); the city and a few bosses for good measure (infliction of emotional distress). Maybe that would teach them to shut up finally and stop crucifying officers in the media before an investigation is even begun. It certainly would go a long way toward restoring confidence of the boys and girls that their bosses are on their side.

8/19/2005 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little King Richie & Fat Phil will do & say anything to keep peace with the Black Community. Who cleans the crap out of their pants everyday?

8/19/2005 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know when the new LTs will hit the stree?

8/19/2005 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lts. vacancies were opened today. Each district gets a second super-bid per the contract. Expect things to get shaken up a bit. This super-bid opens at the end of the year.

8/19/2005 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Third super-bid opens at the end of the year.

8/19/2005 07:56:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

They are scheduled to graduate on or about September 1st.

8/19/2005 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buh-bye ghetto!!!

8/19/2005 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard there was a revision on the Lts test. Somebody(s) turned it down and a replacement(s) was substituted. Does anybody have the revised list?

8/19/2005 10:54:00 AM  

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