Not here. In Seattle. From the website mynorthwest.com:
President of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Ron Smith says he will resign July 31 over a controversial statement he made on social media, KIRO 7 reports.
“I posted out of emotion,” Smith explained. The post was supposed to be in support of Dallas police and in support of Dallas police, he added. “It was blown out of proportion.”
The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild deleted its Facebook and Twitter accounts after a post regarding the Dallas shooting that left five officers dead drew criticism.
Well it must have awful, what he said, huh? What could it have been?
“Dallas PD and their officers are in our thoughts and prayers…. The hatred of law enforcement by a minority movement is disgusting… Heads in swivels brothers and sisters…
Why would the people in Seattle feel so strongly?
Last week, Seattle council member Tim Burgess said “sometimes the police union leadership are their own worst enemies,” The Stranger reports. “They fire off these statements and then take them down. It’s terrible, because it reflects an inner cycle of thinking that is very negative and disrespectful.”
However, Burgess also says that Seattle officers deserve respect. He wrote on his blog on July 8: “These officers deserve our respect and gratitude and, in the aftermath of last night’s terror, our encouragement and support. They also deserve to be held to a high standard of behavior. I believe strong support and robust accountability go hand in hand.”
But in El Paso, we’re tolerant. We have low standards. We settle.
Look at the morons (God bless them) we have elected to public office. Look at the string of unnecessary shoot-yourself-in-the-foot events the community has endured in the last several years. Look at all the unforced errors.
In perhaps the greatest irony of the twenty-first century, look at our recently departed city slogan, “It’s All Good.” If that doesn’t scream low standards, it’s self-referential shittiness does.
“We couldn’t come up with a real tag-line, but It’s All Good.”
Lord have mercy on us all.