If This Is Our Best …
In the somewhat recent past, I expressed an interest in how the City Council is responding to the remarkable increase in murders in our fair city. I say “murders” rather than homicides because perhaps some of our citizens are not aware that they are the same. Our City Council should immediately provide the funds needed for a full strength police presence. Fill the vacancies as quickly as they can be filled, add training facilities if that continues to cause delays. The council can always “find” money when one of the nonprofits appears with their hand out. I am also aware of some reference to “wages” as an issue. If anyone employed by the City of Greensboro is laying down on the job they agreed to accept, as leverage, they should be dismissed, mindful that they might have a legitimate complaint, but that is not how one negotiates.
Why do I think we are not giving appropriate attention to this absolutely horrible situation? Generally, my commentary reflects a strong support for our law enforcement officers, even in my last submission I commented that City Council should butt out of this issue. Thence we only need to evaluate one possible reason why our efforts appear to be ineffective.
The officer “on the street” will do as he is ordered, and supervisory personnel should be issuing those orders based upon recent consultation with other agencies who have had more success stopping these crimes than we seem to be having. If all the stops have not been pulled at this point, we may need to start at the top and replace these personnel until something happens. I will not accept the fact that there is no way to turn this around.
This is a hard-nosed letter. I realize my position is not one of, “Oh, we are doing the best we can.” If this is our best, it is woefully inadequate. Turn to!
I don’t think you have an accurate feel for the situation Rich. This is not as simple as the Chief ordering officers to go do more and them stepping to. Society at large, at least the most vocal portions of it, have cast police aside. Local government has jumped on board the vocal ideologue’s bandwagon also casting police under the proverbial bus. So yes, officers may be reluctant to hit the streets as hard as they used to, but they should not simply be “let go” for succumbing to the pressures of society. If you want policing to change, it must start with a change in how police are regarded by their government and the citizens they serve.
Don: With all due respect, read my missive again. I actually have a very accurate “feel”. I did not say or suggest that the police are at fault. The removal of any city employee is anticipated to be after no results. In a previous letter I said that her Honor, The Nancy should take this more seriously, she didn’t and it is now even worse. I also said the police should be permitted to do their job. As I am sure you know, just as at the federal level, some folks are less guilty than others for the identical offence. A criminal is a criminal and being poor is no reason to be lawless. I mean murder is not exactly stealing a loaf of bread to feed your children.
If there is a reluctance to perform their duty with all vigor, I suspect it is more due to a city council that DOES NOT have their 6. I could probably be a police officer for about as long as it took for my bosses to hear what I said about them. I have a very high regard for our law enforcement because libs do not form my point-of-view. Rich
Not only are they murdering in Greensboro,2 of our unfit went to Spring Break to find a weak person whom they could take advantage of.A frail little female college student who also went to Florida for break.These two thugs from Greensboro drugged this girl,raped her while she was out.They took her credit card and was using it .Police did arrest them and they are going to be tried as Murderes.It is a crazy world where you can’t stay home and be safe ,you also can’t go on vacation without these people just waiting to take advantage. All Christians reading this Start Praying Now.We are about to loose our nation to BLM,Antifi,Democrats and the local Thugs.
The last two sentences says it all. Good post Rich.