KC's DIW post on this is worth reading.
The Durham Police Department has been subjected to yet another round of criticism from the city's leaders. This is like the first round of a fight with Mike Tyson. The decision has already been made.
We continue to stand in silence because our teaching shows us that retaliation does not profit anyone. As we stand bloodied from the slander and vicious attacks, we are just blocking punches. The air of voice is beaten out and the eyes of clarity have been closed. The only things we have left are the legs which are supported by over 500 sworn officers and nearly 200 civilians. We are still able to think but even the referee penalizes us for blows we have not thrown. How much more can we take? A lot, I suspect. However, we cannot and will not subscribe to the philosophy of abuse or continue to be victimized.
It is amazing, or is it just an election year? You decide.
June 10, 2007
The writer is president of the Triangle Chapter Police Benevolence Association.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
After a year of silence, Durham PD's Minister of Misinformation has taken pen in hand to write the Snooze Room about the appointment of a panel to investigate the handling of Duke Lacrosse case.