Why J-Fed? Why?
Police Supt. Jody Weis met privately with a handful of black ministers on Monday to begin to re-establish trust between citizens and police hit by allegations of excessive force and a scandal in the disbanded Special Operations Section.
Those in attendance said Weis promised to promote more minority officers, re-double efforts to recruit African Americans and order sensitivity training.
The new superintendent also talked about addressing black congregations at Sunday church services and broadening a pilot program that saw ministers and community leaders address police roll calls to suggest ways to bridge the gap between citizens and police.
And having civilians and reverends address roll calls? If you troll through our archives, we had a post telling what happened when reverends came to address an 018th District Roll Call and spent their time ripping the coppers and labeling them all racists for what turned out to be a completely justified shooting of an armed offender. If we recall, recently dismissed Charlie Williams ended up going to 018 to apologize on behalf of the Superintendent for that bone headed decision. But that's what happened when reverends are front organizations for gangs and support the gangs over the rule of law.
Bad move Jody. Daley caters to the reverends because he needs their votes. You aren't running for anything...or are you?
- The ministers came away impressed with Weis. What impressed them most is the fact that Weis and members of his new team handed out their cell phone numbers.