It’s Tough Being a Cop; even at the Top

2020 September 8
by bc3b

Add Rochester, NY police chief La’Ron Singletary and Dallas  Chief Renee Hall to the list of major city police chiefs that have resigned/been fired since George Floyd died in police custody Memorial Day weekend. Other police chiefs who are gone since Floyd’s death on Memorial Day Weekend include Seattle’s Carmen Best – who like Singletary and Hall – is black, Atlanta’s Erica Shields and Louisville’s Steve Conrad. Conrad, Shields and Singletary have experienced riots because blacks have died as a result of actions by their officers. Best resigned because she felt Seattle’s mayor and city council weren’t providing the support she needed.

What’s unusual about Singletary’s resignation is the entire Rochester Police command staff resigned along with him.

Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary said in a statement that he was honored to serve the city in upstate New York for 20 years and commended his staff. However, he said the protests and criticism of his handling of the investigation into the March 23 incident “are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity.”

“As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character,” he said in a statement. “The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for.”

His retirement will be effective Sept. 29, according to Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott. Scott told ABC News as of now there is no blueprint for how the city moves forward following the retirements of the command staff.

Let’s compare policing compared to where it was 25 years ago:

  • Today many of the people who die in police custody are high on drugs, most have criminal records
  • Police officers are the one profession that have all their actions recorded on camera
  • We have dishonest news organizations like CNN (and there is no way to describe CNN other than dishonest) where any time a black person dies in police custody or a white person kills a black, it’s headline news. Police offers being killed in the line of duty and whites killed by blacks go unreported. Heck, CNN won’t even cover blacks killing blacks
  • Mayors and city councils usually refuse to support police
  • Leftist district attorneys refuse to charge rioters
  • Officers are pelted with rocks, bottles and anything else demonstrators can find
  • Even professional athletes and sports leagues support organizations that oppose the police

Police officers are called on to make split second decisions. As Donald Trump said in Kenosha, when a police officer makes a major wrong decision, two really bad things happen: the officer loses his/her life or someone else loses their life and the officer is likely charged with a felony.

Hat tip: ABC News

PHOTO BY GINO FANELLI

How would you like to face this for 100 consecutive days?

8 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 September 8 5:46 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Even Al Sharpton realizes the need for policing:

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/09/al-sharpton-a-liberal-latte-may-like-defunding-the-nypd-but-we-need-proper-policing/

    When Al Sharpton makes more sense than many guilt-ridden white liberals ….

  2. 2020 September 8 5:49 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    You forgot one about what police face. Their mission is too daunting:

    * Attempt to keep the peace.
    * Disarm the deranged.
    * Restrain the drugged.
    * Console the victims
    * Separate belligerents in a domestic dispute.
    * etc, etc.

    We expect too much for a position that primary mission is maintaining the peace. All the balance are social ills that cops are not prepped to handle nor should they in any normal community. (Yeah I know define normal. But you know what I mean.)

    My singular gripe is the police should be policing their own better. An officer goes rogue, other officers need to bring that to the focus of chain of command and chain of command needs to solve it quickly.

    Lets take this trooper — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-bz-kFyk8I Me I would have shot the driver and pleaded guilty.

  3. 2020 September 8 5:54 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Looking at the picture provided what do you see? No really. What I see is a white supremacist group. There is only one PoC in the pic. The rest are honkeys. So someone one ought to ask CNN if this is the kind of white supremacist group they keep talking about because I don’t see much difference.

  4. 2020 September 8 6:13 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  5. 2020 September 8 8:38 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Antifa type gets a beat down — https://twitter.com/i/status/1303107492096794625 — cries like a soyboy.

  6. 2020 September 8 8:52 pm
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    Dallas popo chief has said she’s resigning on Nov 10th.
    My only question is why wait that long?

  7. 2020 September 8 9:19 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Something to think about —

  8. 2020 September 8 9:22 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    6,

    Because her leaving is my birthday present. 🙂

    More likely that is when something in her contact triggers.

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