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Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:19 PM

 

Not necessarily taking this a face value, but ... (DC cops)

Nearly 3 out of 4 DC police officers ready to leave the force: Washington police union poll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/nearly-3-out-of-4-dc-police-officers-ready-to-leave-the-force-washington-police-union-poll

Nearly three-fourths of Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said in a poll that they are considering leaving the force amid a police reform bill recently passed by the D.C. Council.

The proposal would require law enforcement body camera footage to be released to the public more quickly following a police-related shooting and would restrict when officers can use lethal force. It also would prohibit the department from purchasing military-style equipment from the federal government.

Local lawmakers stopped an attempt by one council member at large who proposed to limit the size of the force and cap it at 3,500 from its current size of 3,863. However, several hundred on the force revealed to the D.C. Police Union, which represents 3,600 Washington officers, detectives, and sergeants, that they are looking to leave anyway.

According to the survey of 600 local law enforcement members, of the 71% considering leaving, 25% may retire earlier than planned, 35% are seeking jobs at other law enforcement agencies, and 39% are considering leaving law enforcement altogether.

Additionally, 96% of those members polled said they believe crime will increase, and 88% said officer safety will plunge.

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If true, the answer is clear. Let them go, hire new ones.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:20 PM

1. I guess that's a start.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:20 PM

2. Good. Bye Felicia.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:21 PM

3. It's easier to "drain a swamp" when you don't have to do it one snowflake at a time.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:23 PM

4. Good, let's hire people who actually want to protect and serve

This sounds like a very good thing to me

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:35 PM

5. Shake the friggin tree and see how many

 

rotten apples fall. BTW,when it comes to pay checks in DC,how many jobs will it take to replace your Cop Job with full Bennies.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:54 PM

14. Amen! There are a lot of unemployed people who aren't hoping to rough up a bunch of people of

color and get paid to do it!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:58 PM

16. My take is,

 

unless you have a Job in Hand for Monday morning,just shut the f up and reform yourself to meet the new reality. It is called Skill Set enhancement. Otherwise,move to Florida or Arizona and pick lettuce for seven bucks a hour and be willing to work 12 hours a day with two breaks.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:37 PM

6. Keep pushing until every last cop quits.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:52 PM

11. Fire ALL of them - invite any of them

to reapply. Drain the swamp. But please remember, cops implement. Who gives the orders? Who ARE the men in the shadows?

Criminals, gangsters, local & international organized mafia and syndicates.

What shall we do about these deeper, far more dangerous truths?

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Response to FraDon (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:40 PM

17. That's true. The crooked ones are taking orders from someone.

And they're in every large city, and a bunch of the small ones.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:41 PM

7. If true...

that's wonderful news!

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:43 PM

8. Okay. They need good pay, good training, and proper

procedures to protect their own safety, sufficient to enable good, carefully selected people to sign up for the very meaningful work of protecting and serving. Those that's not enough for shouldn't let the door hit them in the behind.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:46 PM

9. Refusing to accept the rules that they expect us to abide. Fuck em.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:49 PM

10. This is from the police union

I wouldn't trust them anymore than Trump, Barr or Moscow Mitch

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:52 PM

12. That's what I say: let them go & hire new ones, who are THOROUGHLY VETTED for ties to militias

or right wing extremists or white nationalists. Do serious background checks, see if they've been fired from ANY police department or securities job, or if they've ever had any violence against people on their record.

If they don't want to wear a camera, that tells you a lot right there. Premeditated bullying, murder, or some other nasty behavior.

Screw 'em.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:53 PM

13. Hahahaha haha - not a chance.

Good pay.
Outstanding Pension.
Fantastic Health Care.
Not the most stressful job in the nation.
Plenty of donut shops.
Ride around looking for something interesting to do.
Ability to avoid really bad stuff - sometimes.
Female groupies.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 03:57 PM

15. I hope every other police force they might apply to

has the same or more stringent rules.

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