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  •  Chief Erwin and his officers need to visit (7+ / 0-)

    their own website (see the link here) which contains in very plain English the Mission Statement, Core Values, and Objectives of their department.  And after reading through these statements, they better start applying them every single shift of every single day.  Otherwise, they're nothing but a bunch of unprofessional thugs.  I'd contrast the behavior of Erwin with Noble Wray, City of Madison Police Chief, and Dave Mahoney, Dane County Sheriff, who role model and emphasize to their officers the critical importance of communication, listening, and problem-solving.  Erwin is going to find himself relegated to being Town Marshall in some backwater town with a population of 120 if he doesn't wise up.  And somebody better clue him in that he's not in the Marine's any longer.  He's dealing with civilians and doing a VERY poor job of it.

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis D. Brandeis

    by 3goldens on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 05:05:16 PM PDT

    •  OK---this'll teach me to post a comment (6+ / 0-)

      without comparing it to one I already posted!  Please excuse the partial repetition in this comment from what I posted earlier.

      We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis D. Brandeis

      by 3goldens on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 05:09:11 PM PDT

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      •  Every word was worth repeating! (7+ / 0-)
        Chief Erwin and his officers need to visit their own website which contains in very plain English the Mission Statement, Core Values, and Objectives of their department.  And after reading through these statements, they better start applying them every single shift of every single day.  Otherwise, they're nothing but a bunch of unprofessional thugs.  I'd contrast the behavior of Erwin with Noble Wray, City of Madison Police Chief, and Dave Mahoney, Dane County Sheriff, who role model and emphasize to their officers the critical importance of communication, listening, and problem-solving.  Erwin is going to find himself relegated to being Town Marshall in some backwater town with a population of 120 if he doesn't wise up.  And somebody better clue him in that he's not in the Marine's any longer.  He's dealing with civilians and doing a VERY poor job of it.
        Kudos for a most excellent rant!

        I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - Seasick Steve

        by ruleoflaw on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 05:16:13 PM PDT

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