Here’s an e-mail we got from a chap calling himself Michael Corleone. He hit the nail right on head. When the Godfather talks reform, the FPD should listen.
Name: Michael Corleone
Privacy: You may publish this under my name
Subject: FPD Reform
I was wondering if you could forward this to The Desert Fox:
Thanks for responding to my post I left under Michael Corleone. I would like to write a post on the FPD leadership issue as well. I don’t think John Q. Public understands the finer points of this issue.
1. Officer Schoen dropped the gauntlet at the last City Council meeting, the message was, “You’ve had your dissent, now get out of our way.” Judging by his poor performance at the meeting, he was put up to it.
2. Anybody who thinks Hughes should be Chief, and even worse, that the Chief should come from the FPD rank and file, has a fundamental lack of understanding of the state of affairs in the City of Fullerton. A search needs to commence for a Chief as well as a professional Internal Affairs leader.
3. Non-resident FPD addressing the Council in their bar-b-q shirts? They need to be in uniform. Extremely unprofessional.
4. Why is Law Enforcement one of the few professions where leaders don’t generally get smoked for the actions of their subordinates? It’s crazy. Look at Lee Baca, Eric Holder, etc. There’s no incentive to lead, they don’t have to.
5. Remember the “Social Contract” we learned about in high school civics class? In order for a contract to be valid there needs to be “adequate consideration.” Simply put, both parties put up something of value in exchange for something of value. POBOR, the “circle the wagons” mentality of City Government and Public Safety Officials, along with public indifference, have turned the “Social Contract” into a worthless platitude.
Next Week: Deconstructing/reconstructing the FPD.
Good job MC. Michael, please write up your post. We look forward to publishing it!
P.S. I am a rat, not a fox.