Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Endorsements


Does anyone else think that officers should have a big say in who their boss is, and who they have to work with?

I do, and I think a lot of other folks in Marion County do.

Last night, the local FOP voted to endorse Steve Davis for Sheriff, and Carl Brizzi for Prosecutor. Both offices work closely with police officers to help protect our city.

Officers have to work on a daily basis with these offices and would know best if they were doing a good job, and whether they should hold the office.

It is vital this year, maybe more than any other, that we have a strong group of individuals working to make things better here.

11 Comments:

At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP endorsed the Republican slate. Big shit, they've endorsed every
Bart Peterson opponent, and lost both times.

 
At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear Eugene Anderson left the city today. I wonder "why?"

 
At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 843, you've obviously come to the wrong blog site...this is "fix indy now."

"Vote for idiots and continue to screw up indy," is a completely different blog.

 
At 2:09 AM, Blogger Sir Hailstone said...

Bart's opponents didn't have the Lake County Democratic Machine working in their corner like Bart does.

Wonder if NIPSCO has any land for sale soon that Precedent will sell to the City of Gary? Or will it be Hammond this time?

 
At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Susie said...

So, 8:43...They lost and look at crime under Bart. Perhaps you and others should listen to the FOP professionals. You're implying that the FOP doesn't know anything. If you were ever affected by crime, you might have a healthier respect for the FOP. You must be young.

 
At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susie, I don't think young has anything to do with it. Some people develop their "common sense" at an earlier age. Crime is up all over the country, not just in Indianapolis. If it was only happening in Indy, you would have a valid point, but as it stands your logic is flawed. The FOP has its agenda, which is its right to have. But when only 111 officers, out of I believe 2200 or so, show up to vote, I don't think that the FOP speaks for the entire police force. Those 111 officers are dissatisfied with the current leadership. The other 2089 appear to be thinking with a level head.

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger Sir Hailstone said...

"Vote for idiots and continue to screw up indy," is a completely different blog

You're looking for "Taking Down Words" which is

<<------ thattaway.

 
At 10:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Young? Not a spring chicken I.

"Professionals at the FOP?" All the FOP has is greedy cry babies. Witness the drivel they put up on that crybaby cop site.

Their political clout ranks somewhere below the save the spotted owl society.

 
At 3:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1251, Crime is up all over the country, but its not as bad as it is here in Indy. Your excuse is flawed and it will get worse after the merger on Jan 1. That is a fact that has been found during a study of merged police depts. Your guess at 2200 FOP members is also wrong, I know because I am 1, in fact it less than 2000.Of the 111 that showed only 15 voted to endorse Anderson. Wow, that says alot about what they think because the FOP is the LEO community. Not everyone attends meetings because they are only held once a month and many of us have to work. I didn't get to go but I can tell you that I would've not given Anderson my support either.You dont speak for us because you obviously have no idea how the LEO community really feels. As for anon 901, well what can you say about lack of respect for LEOs. Its this type of attitude that has contributed to problems between the LEO's and the Dems in power. We dont cower to the thugs of the city and we sure as hell won't to those who treat us like dirt either.

 
At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not really a guess 2:21am. From the Star, 10/3/06: "The FOP represents about 2,200 active members in 15 law enforcement departments; 111 voted on the endorsements Monday." So, let's say %5 of the members voted. You feel that that is an adequate representation of the whole law enforcement community?

You're right; I don't speak for you guys. I also don't feel that law enforcement officers should have a larger say in who my elected officials are. Get over yourselves; it's called the electoral process. Look it up.

If crime gets worse in Indianapolis after the merger, I have a hunch that it will be due to the police officers who are whining and complaining about something that they can't change. I have never seen such a poor attitude from adults, as I have from our law enforcement community. The merger is going to happen. Deal with it!

I have a great idea, and feel free to take it back to the union hall with you. Instead of complaining about how bad things are going to be, why don't you work to make them better. What you guys don't understand is that you have the chance to make history. But instead of taking that opportunity, you want to focus on the fact that your departmental identity is being taken away. Change is inevitable; its how we deal with it that truly determines history. Write that down.

 
At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1009, Obviously you dont like to deal with fact. The Star the last time I checked wasnt a FOP member, and as I have found out throughout my career and likes to distort the truth. If you want to believe the Star before you believe someone who knows, then that is your right to be ignorant. As for the crime situation well once again you fail to be truthful with yourself by ignoring the fact that I gave you from the studies that have been done. In regards as to not liking what law enforcement has to say about who you elect, well you dont have to listen. That is ok me if you want to vote public officials who have corrupted our city government and abuse the taxpayer at the same time. You have that right, just as in my heart I have the right to speak out against them because they are no better than the thugs I arrest out on the street. The LEO's in this city do their jobs with pride and unlike the current administration arent getting rich doing it and ignoring those whom they are supposed to serve. I continue to work my butt off every night so that people like you can walk down the street without fear of being mugged, shot or raped. The merge will happen, but it will fail because of poor planning and lack of support. Those are 2 things that are neccessary for success in anything you do in life. The whining and complaining you accuse us of doing was created by those who have chosen to ignore our concerns and safety issues that we have brought to the table. You are right change is inevitable, but change for the sake of change is not always good especially when it is only being done to build political power at the expense of those whom we are to serve, not abuse. So when you go back to the 25th floor, yes I know you are a part of the administration. Sit back and think about what is really being done here and why. If you take an honest look at it, it should make you sick to your stomach if you have any morals or principles. History is not kind to those who have engaged in this type of behavior. Write that down

 

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