J-Fled - "Wah Wah Wah"
Police Supt. Jody Weis mounted a defiant defense of his reputation in a letter to the Sun-Times this weekend, saying he does not want the department to go back to "business as usual."
The superintendent was hired after a series of scandals eroded public trust in the Police Department. Now, Weis' reign is almost certain to end when Mayor Daley steps down in March. On Wednesday, thousands of rank-and-file officers are expected to protest his leadership outside police headquarters.
"When I arrived, there was distrust between the residents of our city and the police department," Weis wrote. "... I have worked hard to repair that trust."
This takes the cake though:
- Despite his offer for the FOP to make suggestions to improve policing and morale, it has not offered any constructive criticisms, "no ideas, no lists, no issues," he wrote.
And we're not going to waste everyone's time dissecting the whole thing, but he finishes with this:
- "Leadership is not about being popular: it is about making difficult decisions and doing the right thing," he wrote.
That hasn't happened. We've seen incompetents promoted. We've seen two-tiers of discipline administered. We've seen cowardice in all its yellow glory. We've seen a liar led by the nose. In short, we've seen a mistake. An error. An aberration.
Where's that Morale Survey J-Fled? You continue to cut off your nose to spite your face. In other words, business as usual. See you Wednesday, asshat.
UPDATE: And Kim Janssen, did you really write this?
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