Saturday, July 25, 2009

Police Unions, Drop the Democrats

With the recent events in Massachusetts perhaps it is time for the police unions to reevaluate their continuing support for Democratic Party candidates for office. A police officer does his job and investigates a burglary in progress call. While he is there, the homeowner verbally abuses him to the point where the officer arrests the homeowner. As usual, the charges are not filed and the resident returns home.

The mayor of the town and the President of the United States both feel compelled to publicly criticize the police officer. Apparently in their minds verbal abuse is simply a part of the job and the officer should just put on the happy face and live with it. Try up close verbal abuse of an elected official and see how well that goes for you.

It is time for the big police unions to re-evaluate who they endorse for elections. If the Democrat mayors don't support their police, then the police union should stop supporting them. If the Democrat governors, or president or congressmen don't support the police, then the police unions should stop supporting them. Their support is more than just how big of a raise are we going to get, it is about how they support us when there is controversy and we really need them; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

I am and have always been anti-union.

This is what police unions do for us.

*Keep fat and lazy officers from being fired.

*Keep criminals from being fired.

*Help unqualified females and
minorities get hired and promoted.

*Spend your dues on liberal political candidates.

Thank God, police unions are illegal in Alabama.

Texas Ghostrider said...

I no longer belong to the FOP or any other union. I am sick and tired of the unions and there politics. I now belong to an association that only provides me with legal help. I have seen what the union does or actually doesnot for the hard working line officer.

APOA Voice said...

While I don't agree with the majority of political endorsements from PORAC and larger LE groups, I am a firm believer in the need for associations or unions. Well run, well led groups are there for the benefit of all your cops. Our POA has gone thru ups and downs over the years but overall we have done some good.

We have defended those that were right but said no to some that were wrong. We work for what is best for our membership and at times have even worked for what is best for the City.

So while it is true that some of your State dues may support things that you don't have a great deal of control still have a voice and influence over what happens in your local area and your PD.

Bunkermeister said...

I like the fact that our union can provide us with legal assistance, but I hate the fact that they always endorse liberal candidates.

When police unions act like POLICE they are usually good. When police unions act like UNIONS they are usually bad.