Saturday, April 28, 2018

Leadership Deficit

A no-confidence vote down in Broward County following the Parkland school shooting and subsequent revelations of the chronic mismanagement of the agency:
  • Broward County sheriff's deputies took a largely symbolic vote of no confidence against embattled Sheriff Scott Israel, but their leader says he plans to press the issue with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and ask him to reconsider the sheriff's position.

    The Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association vote was 534-94, with union President Jeff Bell vowing to ask Scott to consider removing Israel and praising the "great courage" of members who voted "under threat of retaliation and reprisal."

    "I cannot tell Gov. Scott how to do his job, but I'm asking him ... to re-evaluate the position of sheriff," Bell said. "If he feels that Sheriff Israel must be removed or suspended, we will fully support him in that decision."
This was a vote by just over 10% of the membership, but those numbers are ugly, and it reflects a growing lack of confidence across the nation in the "leadership" that too often reflects political leanings and not the officers they lead.

Philadelphia, backtracking after an initial statement of support:
  • A somber and introspective Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, under heavy criticism for the arrests of two 23-year-old Philadelphia men at a Starbucks near Rittenhouse Square a week ago and his defense of the police action, apologized to the men Thursday and said he had made the situation worse.
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    “I’m here to discuss the unfortunate incident that has been in the news about this great city, an incident that I fully acknowledge that I played a significant role in making it worse,” Ross told reporters during a hastily arranged noontime news conference at Police Headquarters.

    “For starters, I should have said the officers acted within the scope of the law and not that they didn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “Words are very important.”
Acting within the scope of the law is pretty much not doing anything wrong. In fact, that's the expected duty of any sworn officer.

  • Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa took the stage during the reunion tour for hip-hop act Eric B. and Rakim at Baltimore Soundstage on Wednesday night, and videos of the appearance posted to social media suggest they didn't exactly get a warm reception.

    Videos posted to Instagram show De Sousa making a brief speech to say sorry about how police have treated black communities since the nation’s founding.

    “I want to take about 20 seconds to apologize for all the things the police have done dating back 200 years,” the commissioner said. “Two hundred years ago all the way to civil rights. All the way to the ’80s where crack was prevalent in the cities and it affected disproportionately African-American men. All the way to the ’90s. All the way to the 2000s when we had zero tolerance.”
That's pretty fucking arrogant - apologize for 200 years of police work? You haven't even been the police for 30 years, yet you know enough to judge 200 years?

And we won't even go into assorted others, some with the "CPD Exempt Infection" or NYPD Disease" that have gone on to other departments and pretty much ruined them.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what a society looks like as it implodes. Watch carefully, you voted for it and now you're getting it. The "victims" are now the abusers and they do so with government acquiescence. We were bad to you before so now you get the privilege card to run amok. Keep voting for democrats you dummies.

4/28/2018 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I plan on voting against Rahm No matter who he goes against. A vote against Rahm is a vote against current CPD leadership. The CPD leadership is dis-functional, no strategy, low morale and no idea how to set policy!

Besides voting the only other thing I would rather do is move far from here!

4/28/2018 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous CppThis said...

Liberals eating other liberals, just like they've always done throughout history when they start to run out of scapegoats and other people's money. Fun!

4/28/2018 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the liberal way.

4/28/2018 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm would look mighty handsome wearing a "no confidence" jacket, here in Chicago. Just sayin.

4/28/2018 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People hate us. No matter what we do, even if in the right, we are still WRONG and we will be blamed.

4/28/2018 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEEEEZZZZEEEE was overheard saying EJ was doing a great job, then took 2 hours on the end because she came in late,....

4/28/2018 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take " We're Fucking Doomed " for $200 ALEX...

4/28/2018 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or how about the CPD Phat Phil blowboy (FG) soft landing in the extortion racket also known as CPMF?

4/28/2018 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO BASICALLY we reached a universal statement for the political hack supposed leadership. GO GET YOUR SHINE BOX

4/28/2018 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want the situation with Starbucks to run to its natural conclusion. Hang out the “Vagrants Welcome” sign if you don’t expect people to buy anything. I don’t think the upper crust clientele will tolerate sitting next to piss bums while they drink $5 coffee. Remember that being “woke” goes as far as driving a plug-in car or riding a ten-speed. They aren’t taking city busses - too many piss bums. Piss bums in their coffee shop? I don’t think so.

4/28/2018 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the police were selling crack - do they have no limits? What the black community could accomplish if not for sinister external forces preying upon them!

4/28/2018 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The “leaders” are purposefully and thoughtfully making their decisions and choosing their actions. It is to hurt Americans and the America. The end goal is to cause mass chaos and subvert the foundation. Our “leaders” who aren’t elected, are appointed and are pushing their appointee’s agenda. It’s a foundation built of shit. It won’t stop until political and violent action is taken. I hope it doesn’t have to come to violence but I fear that’s where it’s headed.

4/28/2018 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the civil war the demorats want. They just keep pushin' and pushin' so it's only a matter of time.

4/28/2018 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when irresponsible unqualified people get their 5 minutes of fame!
At the same time this is the product of the last 50 years of affirmative action rules which have in reality crippled this society by elevating "really stupid people" into positions of authority that they otherwise would have "never" attained. In essence, the leveling of the playing field, by the ultra liberal, in reality, tilting the board to get the desired effect!
Anarchy and lawlessness....or if you will.....discivilization!

4/28/2018 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I believe the biggest part of the problem in the criminal justice system, is the undue influence of elected officials on sworn police officers. There are no checks and balances with the lawless controlling the law!

4/28/2018 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voting against RAhM because the CPD leadership is dysfunctional, RAhM sets the tone and writes the rules, Johnson takes his cue from the 5th floor, he's just a puppet as all of them have been.

4/28/2018 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's apologizing for terrible politicians for over 200 years and gangbangers?

4/28/2018 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Battlemore: That cop is a disgrace. Who does
he speak for? And this Mensa duo decides to
get on a sound stage with hip-hop guys Eric B.
and Rakim. By mentioning phrases like 200
years you're just going to rile these people up.
BTW, looks like Eric B. & Rakim have adopted
to capitalism quite well and the mean old country
permits them to flourish. I'll bet you their tax return
for 2017 was higher than yours.
(never heard of these hip-hop guys. goes to show
you that you don't have to be a big name act to pull
down the Franklins)

4/28/2018 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many politician-activist chiefs running the entire Law and Order model into the ground.
If you like your job, do and say what the Elected are telling you.
Especially the Parkland incident commander...this Hoog kid. More likely just a single file exit parpticipant...with a Big mouth.
Calls himself a “survivor” and leads the charge, not against crazed, violence criminal disrupters, but the Second Amendment as do many of the appointed LEO chiefs.

Apologists like Baltimore and Philly are pathetic.
Conspiracy theories point to the Starbucks matter was staged and setup the first responders.
Baltimore is the new old Detroit, not much left that’s safe after sunset like Chicago.

Then there’s are very own handpicked Right Man for the Right Time™️.
One of the biggest dizzy dolts to hit the big time, five or six times in a row.

Stay Fetal until the taxpayers begin revolt.
Direct your homeless to Starbucks and look forward to the 1st & 16th.

4/28/2018 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scotty Boy should go. If left to his own
devices he would end up huffing trophy polish.

4/28/2018 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: got a call this morning from "Jack Vacca,"
reading from a script, talking so fast, asking
nickles for police. If you laugh, he'll stop talking.
Turns out this guy is real and dubs himself a
professional phone solicitor; he is also a hired
gun-----he'll bug you for any cause.
Mr. Israel could always get a work from home
job like this and keep the scanner on in the
background for company.
Scum is like rust: it always manages to climb up
the ladder.

4/28/2018 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Scott should work in MLM---
companies like Amway, Herbalife and Mary Kay.
He'd look sweet in that pink Cadillac.

4/28/2018 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

words do matter. one can be wrong even when acting legally. there had to have been a better way to handle that situation.

4/28/2018 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll believe the apologies are sincere when they commit Seppuku ....

4/28/2018 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next step- reparations. Believe it.

4/28/2018 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Starbucks in Philadelphia is in an area with a crime problem and drug dealing. Thefts seem somewhat common either at the address of the Starbucks or nearby, According to online crime stats.

Individuals with the names Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson ages 23 have criminal records in Philadelphia according to online data.

Why would a young man of 23, making near minimum wage, be meeting at a Starbucks to work on a real estate deal when they don’t have enough money to buy something. Has anyone talked to this real estate salesman?

Not sure of what happened here but have all the questions been answered.

Plus it is nice to know that vagrants cannot be removed from private property and that private businesses must now allow meeting space to the general public regardless of ability to pay.

4/28/2018 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Ragman said...

Wrong wrong wrong to 5:38am. Quit saying that. It's bad juju. I'm telling you it's not true that people hate the police. You're just hanging around the wrong crowd (bad guys). Not your fault. It's what the job is. Don't let those bastards win by getting in your head like that. Policing IS A NOBLE profession and a calling. You have answered that calling. Remember back to your early days in the academy and first days OTJ. That feeling of pride and the thought of maybe, just maybe being able to affect change on your beat. Save a life, find a lost child, comfort a crime victim. Maybe save your partners or your own life. There's where you shine! Think about this for a minute. How many people have the balls to approach a car full of yutes at 2am on a dimly lit street in the ghetto? I'm not a PO, but come from a PO family. City, State and ATF/DEA. I don't have any idea what it's like to put on that uniform and start a shift, but I do think it takes balls of steel and brains to survive. I know it's hard but block out the negative in the ghetto and listen very closely. That faint chant you hear is support from us. AND it's gonna get louder and louder. You just have to believe me on that.

4/28/2018 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All big cities are a complete mess and I give you one guess why.

4/28/2018 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I plan on voting against Rahm No matter who he goes against. A vote against Rahm is a vote against current CPD leadership. The CPD leadership is dis-functional, no strategy, low morale and no idea how to set policy!

Besides voting the only other thing I would rather do is move far from here

Good point, but for that reason, I'll be voting against McCarthy because he encouraged detectives to suspend cases, rather than hiring enough to solve cases.

4/28/2018 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty soon someone will make an apology
that our system never produced a black
Al Capone.

4/28/2018 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

Those cities must have the same merit promotion process we have.

4/28/2018 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The downtown Starbucks here have been allowing the vagrant to loiter for years. Other customers are the ones who usually call when they can't access the bathrooms. Of course, they are shooting up or doing God knows what in there.

4/28/2018 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has proven himself to be a weak-willed individual and scared to death of the black backlash.

4/28/2018 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger Ret.177 said...

Ragman, Thank you for your comment. I think a lot of POs forget that feeling of pride when they first entered the academy and first hit the streets after the long months of training. I know there are tons of citizens that support the Police out there and it's nice to hear comments like yours. Even after being retired for 10 years I can still remember my first night on the street and my first day in the academy. Time flies by. To my fellow retirees, congratulations on a job well done. To the Officers protecting us now, Thank you and watch out for each other so that you too can retire and be able to look back on a career and life well spent.
Ret 177

4/28/2018 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone said reparations are up next. I, for one, am for it. Anyone that feels the U.S. "owes" them, should get a free, one-way boat ticket back to wherever the hell they came from.
U.S. Citizenship revoked!


P/S: Enjoy your new shithole!

4/28/2018 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hearing the term " Command Staff" makes me sick...when anyone above Sgt shows up at a scene or in the station...take my advice..LEAVE....they are completely unapproachable and incompetent....make sure the P.O.s(everyone) is alright and if it is not your job get out of there.

4/29/2018 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
Next step- reparations. Believe it.

4/28/2018 10:47:00 AM

Sorry to disagree with you but this will never happen. If the Japanese Americans have not gotten reparations as of yet it will never happen with black people. For one, most people are against this to include blacks who have immigrated to the US from other countries. If Obama could not get reparations done when the democrats owned all houses of government, this bill would never get through Congress. Even if the political class agreed to pay reparations the discussions on what to pay and in what form and to whom to give it to would go on for many decades. I recall the last serious discussion and when black people on the street were asked what they would do with the money the most popular answer was a Cadillac or a Mercedes.Forget about it. The want will always be there however.

4/29/2018 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
Sounds like the police were selling crack - do they have no limits? What the black community could accomplish if not for sinister external forces preying upon them!

4/28/2018 07:37:00 AM

Yes, those sinister forces have convinced way too many blacks that they are perpetual victims. No mention of choices or personal responsibility. If you are afraid to look at yourself and take personal responsibility then you must find someone else to blame for your problems. The cops and white people are the obvious choice.The inner city culture is bankrupt.

4/29/2018 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point, but for that reason, I'll be voting against McCarthy because he encouraged detectives to suspend cases, rather than hiring enough to solve cases.

4/28/2018 12:56:00 PM

You don’t get it. McCarthy only hires the amount of detectives Rahm and the City Council approves in the CPD budget. Do you really think any superintendent decides how many police are hired. They get told by city hall when to hire, how many to hire and the same goes for promotions. That all has to approved. Any superintendent would want additional manpower. I didn’t know you recruits were aware of SCC

4/29/2018 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Governor of Florida won't step in. Israel will see out for the remainder of his elected term.
Let's not forget that four people died in the Milwaukee County Jail where Sheriff Clarke used to work; Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin wouldn't step in and force Clarke out over any of that, either. Politicians don't want to drop the hammer on fellow pols.
That's just the way it is.

5/01/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster at 5:38. No that is not true. I am (not a cop) so grateful for the dirty tough job you do. Trust me everyone DOES NOT hate cops. Most people understand the need for them. I still think of cops as my friends. They are ones I approach when I need help, or even to ask directions. To all of the cops on this board, THANK YOU for your daily sacrifice. I know I could never do your jobs, NEVER. Even when receiving a ticket they have always been polite and professional. I never felt scared or uncomfortable. And I was always, ALWAYS guilty of whatever ticket I received or arrest. Been 30 yrs since I was arrested. Guess what? I was guilty. I've received a lot tickets. Guess what? I was guilty of whatever they pulled me over for. I have never contested a ticket, because, I was always guilty. And I knew if a cop saw me that I would get a ticket. Sometimes I got caught, sometimes not. But please know that the majority of citizens stand behind you. Thank you again. you are very needed. Just a citizen.

5/02/2018 03:06:00 PM  

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