Sunday, September 18, 2005

Every one of these guys should have been fired

The entire Comanche, TX police department called in sick for two days last week to protest the city's decision not to let them take their police cars home at the end of their shift. This hardball labor stratagem is known as the "blue flu," essentially a shakedown of city officials that intentionally leaves the public without police protection as a coercive labor tactic. The chief sided with his officers against the city, ridiculously announcing he was "proud" of them for returning. That's setting the bar pretty low, when you get kudos just for showing up for work ... sometimes.

If the city caves in here, they'll have more or less lost control of their department. Who's running this rodeo, anyway?

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