Monday, January 05, 2015

The Police

I pretty much know what the Mayor in New York is feeling right now.  He is bewildered by the NYPD police force who don't seem to give a damn about the perception they leave about themselves in showing such disrespect to their civilian leadership.  When I was Mayor in Albuquerque I experienced the same attitude from many, but not all, officers who didn't like me bringing in a new chief from the outside.  This behavior should trouble all citizens who have entrusted these men and women with protecting the population.  When such poor judgement is shown with such arrogant behavior then it is frightening.

The shootings of officers in the performance of their duties are now getting more attention than some months ago.  The media seems to be trying to make up for all the bad press that police have recently received.  Some of it was warranted, some was not.  But this is certainly turning into an ever widening rift of police versus community.

A lot of frustration of working people and the poverty stricken might be aimed unfairly at police.  The real problems in this country are not the police but the ever widening division of wealth.  But, the police are making it easy for many to view them suspiciously by turning their backs on the people who citizens voted for in a democratic process.  It is as callous as American corporate treatment of its workers.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank God the guy that shot Officer Golson is in custody. May officer Golson fully recover from his wounds and return to work soon. He is a true defender of the community and the officers he works with.

Anonymous said...

Thank God? Maybe he deserves no credit for letting it happen in the first place....but that just doesn't fit with silly dogma does it?

Anonymous said...

Oh I see you are a cop hater and are upset that the officer wasn't killed. You are a scum bag.

Anonymous said...

Your answer would be to have the officer allow a suspected drunk driver to continue to drive. So he could plow into some innocent person on his/her way home? Nice attitude, maybe the next drunk will hit you, and the first thing you will do is dial 911. Move to New York and find out where Al Sharpton hangs out.

Anonymous said...

Cop Hater....How did you make that imbecilic leap of logic? Your kind of knee jerk reaction is what is fueling these culture wars. I only want bad cops off the force and the good ones supported.

Anonymous said...

Any criticism of the police labels you as a cop hater. That's a big problem since APD is a mess and many citizens have been killed. Criticism does not mean you are anti-cop, and those comments show me that it's all about bullying public and creating a false narrative about criticism = being anti-cop. It does not.

Anonymous said...

Yes it does.

Anonymous said...

That wasn't criticism and you darn well know it. It was a nasty comment.