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Not Impressed

I’m not impressed that Michael Nutter is playing up the race issue within the Philadelphia Police Department. I have been holding out hope that Nutter will be a better leader for the city than the city’s current iPhone loving Corrupter-in-Chief. I’m getting less optimistic. It seems to me Nutty Nutter should heed the advice offered by one of Wyatt’s instructors:

“You’re not white. You’re not black. From here on out, you’re blue.”

The city’s problems aren’t going to get solved by making race an issue, which is part of the city’s problems to begin with.

5 Responses to “Not Impressed”

  1. gattsuru says:

    :shrug:

    The company I work for has been trying to get a contract from Philadelphia, although since it’d be a police thing we’re waiting til Street is all the way out.

    There are a lotta issues with the police department, right now, if you don’t mind me taking the understatement of the year award. If racism is one of them, it’s a little hard to deal with it if you’re simultaneously confronting and allying with both the racists and .

    I personally doubt racism is the big problem, but then again I’m a grinoish hispanic. If they’re not going to do anything productive, like actually imprison bad guys, though, I’d rather they do something stupid to the cops than the average innocent guy.

  2. Sebastian says:

    I think racism in police departments is actually a big problem, but Nutter isn’t doing anything to help.

  3. Wyatt Earp says:

    Racism in the PPD is a big problem, but it is an insignificant one when compared to the following:

    1. Corrupt and incompetent leadership.

    2. A disgracefully understaffed patrol division.

    3. An out-of-control homicide rate – 308 at last check.

    4. And new hires who aren’t qualified to work at McDonald’s, let alone carry a Glock 17.

  4. Sebastian says:

    And new hires who aren’t qualified to work at McDonald’s, let alone carry a Glock 17

    Based on what I hear the hiring pay is for police departments, this isn’t surprising. You will get what you pay for. I think we need to have high standards for who we hire as police, but given that, you have to pay more to attract those kinds of people into that line of work.

  5. straightarrow says:

    they are attracting exactly the kind of people they want to. The ones who will do anything, violate any constitutional mandate, violate any citizen, break any law if ordered to do so, so that they may retain their ability to be above and beyond the law and the stature of the ordinary citizen.

    This situation is not an accident or an example of incompetence. It is purposeful in its goal of attaining and wielding absolute power through the obedience of its hired thugs. It works just like any protection racket run by the mob.

    As long as you are willing to believe the fruits of the situation as it now stands are the result of incompetence or stupidity you are playing into their hands. Until you recognize that they are getting exactly what they want you will always be fighting the wrong battle. Even if you win that battle, it will change nothing. You must fight the right battle.

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