The other day I saw the headline of a newspaper article saying that recruiting police officers had become so difficult that the solution most contemplated was reducing standards. I will admit that I never got beyond the headline. My reasoning is that the “solution” was so inane why would I bother to read the article?
Like most Americans (and certainly liberals) I have a lot of issues with policing in America. If I had to reduce the problem to a single phase it would be police culture. Perhaps its my white, male and senior citizen privileges showing (although often denied and seldom spoke of they all exist) but I still believe that the majority of street cops are at their core good guys and gals. As of this writing one of them fights for his life and that’s just not right!
Catch up with a generous portion of snark. That’s what’s on the menu today. Continue reading Progressive Sweeping XXV
Today is another of what I call O & O days. I owe you an explanation. In this case O & O stands for Opinion and Observation. Perhaps more accurately opinions about observations. Enough about how my head works; let’s get on with it.
Today is the second consecutive day that I am dealing with the threats to the First Amendment (hint: it probably won’t be the last). I thought a good place to begin was to quote the entire First Amendment. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievances.” Just 44 words but it covers a lot!