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02/18/04  Resents Mayor's Lack of Concern for Sworn Personnel

My husband is a 25-year veteran police sergeant with the DPD
 

I read the article in the DMN Sat. morning quoting that idiot mayor who compared a police officer to a water treatment plant worker.  I was mortified she would be so brazen with her hatred of the Police Dept. 

She really doesn't "get it".  She is more concerned with the homeless,  who contribute nothing to society, than with police officers who put their lives on the line each time they stop a car for speeding. 

 
    James Northrup:
  
The Mayor is taking her Cruella DeVille routine with the DPD too far. 
   The way to address sick leave for officers injured in the line of duty is via catastrophic insurance coverage.
   Gary Griffith is on the right track with this one.
   
My husband was not surprised by her reaction but is disappointed that citizens seem to agree with her.  There has been nothing from any citizen criticizing her pathetic comments. 

I have a feeling crime in Dallas may get a whole lot worse, since no police officer in their right mind would put their life on the line knowing he city won't stand behind them if they get hurt, except for 13 weeks. 

Dallas has exactly what it deserves.  MEDIOCRITY!
 
    Editor's Comments:  Probably no one has said anything because we are in shock at what the City is doing. I suspect more letters have gone to the DMN, but don't expect them to publish anything important.
   Our Mayor is increasingly flippant in her comments. Last week, she dismissed opinions of hundreds of former supporters over the homeless shelter matter.  This week she very likely turned off the rest with her insensitive comment re the wounded officers' plight.  It is shameful to treat our officers so shabbily. 
   Our Mayor says we saved a million by short-changing our personnel over recuperation time after an on-job injury, but she thinks nothing of wasting $7 million to just acquire land for a day spa for street bums. She thinks it's good to keep $1 million in the general fund by cheating our personnel, but she solicits millions for a bridge to nowhere. 
   Does she feel no sense of responsibility toward officers shot in the line of duty?
  Our Mayor is acting more and more like Marie Antoinette!


 

                                        

    





                            

 

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