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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:39 AM

Since when are police unions public-relations outlets?

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The police-union says that the prosecutor is not objective.

Then the other day, a police-union got into a beef with a football-team for taking a knee during the national anthem. And the PD issued a statement that they have nothing to do with this, that it's entirely on the union.

And when a cop shoots somebody or beats somebody to a pulp, the police union jumps to his side.



Since when are police-unions in the business of doing public-relations for cops?
Since when are they in the business of staging political protests?
Since when are they in the business of speaking for cops on things that have absolutely nothing to do with work-conditions and payment?

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Reply Since when are police unions public-relations outlets? (Original post)
DetlefK Sep 2017 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Sep 2017 #1
DetlefK Sep 2017 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Sep 2017 #4
Lee-Lee Sep 2017 #3
MurrayDelph Sep 2017 #5
msongs Sep 2017 #6

Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:41 AM

1. What is it do you think police unions do?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:47 AM

2. Negotiate for better work-conditions, salary, vacations, bonuses... Stuff like that.

You know, as unions do.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:15 AM

4. They also serve as spokespeople when their members are involved in accidents or other issues.

Routinely.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:51 AM

3. Since the same time any other union has engaged in those kinds of acts

 

You see unions doing all kinds of things that are not directly related to collective bargaining every day.

Police officers are workers like everyone else and deserve the same rights to join a union as anyone else, and their unions deserve the same level of freedom of expression and action as any other union has.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:53 PM

5. This is why

if I were King of America, I would revoke the charter of any police union that had the words "Benevolent," "Fraternal," or "Protective."

Those names demonstrate they are too mobby to be a credible spokes-agency.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:14 PM

6. a thorough RICO investigation would likely put these outfits out of business nt

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