Got Your Back?
- Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis says as long as the actions of his police officers are reasonable, he'll be there for them. WBBM'S Jennifer O'Neill asked Weis about his perceived image problem among some of the rank-and-file and a feeling by some that he might not have their back, as he addresses a recent increase in violence five months into the job.
Which (as has been stated here, elsewhere and by people far wiser than we) is exactly when we don't need a supervisor to have our backs. We got a letter along with this story quote from an anonymous copper:
- I don't need a boss when I'm right. I barely need a boss when I'm 99% right. I need a boss who's willing to stick it out there on the line and defend me when I'm 93 or 95% right and my intentions were good. I'm not looking for absolution for sins not yet committed. I'm looking to keep my house and my car and my job when some bloodsucker comes looking for a big payout because I did what cops have done for generations - kept decent people safe from assholes.
We tend to agree. The world isn't all black and white - there are a lot of gray areas out there. Bosses understand that. J-Fed, being a supervisor/manager, obviously does not.
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