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2011-04-20 Home Front: Culture Wars
Scranton police file grievance after chief makes off-duty arrest
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Posted by Beavis 2011-04-20 11:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [430 views ]  Top

#1 This is probably a very ill considered move as both houses of the State legislature and the governor are Republican. This is not a time for unions to be irrationally arrogant.
Posted by Anonymoose 2011-04-20 11:54||   2011-04-20 11:54|| Front Page Top

#2 I guess this does away with Citizens' Arrest, too. I'm no longer surprised by what Unions do.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2011-04-20 12:04||   2011-04-20 12:04|| Front Page Top

#3 I saw a SciFi story once where the police would help, as long as your police bill was paid. Otherwise you were on your own.

Reality isn't too far off if the Unions have anything to say about it.
Posted by DarthVader 2011-04-20 12:44||   2011-04-20 12:44|| Front Page Top

#4 Darth that's the way Savannah, GA does it's fire protection today or did when I lived there. I liked it.

If you didn't pay they came and made sure your neighbors' homes didn't burn, that had paid the fee, then sent a bill for making them respond.
Posted by Beavis 2011-04-20 12:51||   2011-04-20 12:51|| Front Page Top

#5 This article makes me think we are in trouble. Better arm yourselves if you are not already armed in these areas--the rank-and-file police might not show up if they are negotiating an union contract.
Posted by JohnQC 2011-04-20 14:37||   2011-04-20 14:37|| Front Page Top

#6 "I took the same oath (as a police officer) that everyone else took."

Yes, but apparently this oath becomes null and void when you are part of a collective bargaining unit.
Posted by gorb 2011-04-20 21:24||   2011-04-20 21:24|| Front Page Top

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