The story broke because of one officer who didn’t hand his balls over to Political Castration: Steve Pomper. I contacted him this morning, and he is under a gag order from his department. Yep…the cop under orders from other cops to surrender his free speech. He promised to get in touch with me the moment he legally could, but was kind enough to send me the links that brought it to the attention of FOX News’ Megyn Kelly. Beware, readers…he actually says it out loud:
A Seattle police officer, writing in his union newspaper, disparages the anti-bias training the city employees are required to take, and calls city leaders a "quaint socialist cabal."Not anymore you don’t.
Under the headline, "Just Shut Up and Be a Good Little Socialist," Officer Steve Pomper calls the city's 5-year-old Race and Social Justice Initiative an attack on American values and calls its supporters "the enemy."
He expresses contempt for a "Perspectives in Profiling" class that department members were required to take last year to raise awareness about racial profiling, and he questions at what point he and other officers should say "Hell no!" to the city's attempts to "indoctrinate SPD in social justice culture."
The column, appearing in the December issue of The Guardian, is renewing concerns about the culture of the police department and officers' willingness to address racial bias.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said the officer's apparent hostility to the city's anti-bias efforts adds to public concerns over a series of highly publicized incidents in which officers are accused of using excessive force against minorities.
"The question is a serious one. How widely or deeply held are these views? How do we make sure that anyone in city government reflects the values of not discriminating against people? Even one officer holding these views is not appropriate," McGinn said by phone last week from Washington, D.C., where he attended a meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors.
Police officials said the column expresses only the views of the author and not the department as a whole.
The Guardian is published monthly and contains articles about police work written by and for officers, said Sgt. Rich O'Neill, president of the Seattle Police Officers' Guild. O'Neill defended his members' right to say whatever they want in the publication.
"Officers don't give up their free-speech rights when they put on a badge," he said. "We have left-leaning officers; we have right-leaning officers. We try to publish a range of opinions."
Don’t believe me? From Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn:
McGinn said his office is in "active discussion" with the U.S. Department of Justice over calls by the ACLU and 34 other organizations in December to investigate "patterns and practices" of Seattle police officers' confrontations with people of color.
That’s what we’re calling “them” now…people of color. That’s blacks, Mexicans, Indians, Islammunists and Asians. Jews don’t count. White, you aren’t a color; that’s right, your crayon box lied to you. You are fair game for injustice…’cause that’s social justice.
Wait, wait…it gets better.
Kathryn Olson, director of the Office of Professional Accountability, which examines allegations of police misconduct, said the police department wanted to offer anti-bias training specific to police work.
She and now-Chief John Diaz previewed the "Perspectives in Profiling" course, which was developed by and for law enforcement. It was first offered in Seattle in 2010.
Olson said nearly half of participants rated it very highly and another quarter were neutral. She agreed Pomper's views don't reflect the majority of police.
Doesn’t that mean that over half of the participants didn’t rate it very highly?
Never fear…the article ends on an ominious…er, I mean, socially just note:
City Council member Bruce Harrell said he was concerned Pomper's article labeled city leaders who endorsed the city's Race and Social Justice Initiative as "the enemy."Chief Diaz elaborated even more in a different article:
Harrell said, "If you have an 'enemy mentality,' it affects how you do your job. He (Pomper) doesn't understand that the playing field is not equal yet. Injustice clearly exists."
Bob Hood, formerly of the Seattle City Attorney's office, asked Diaz about the long-term effectiveness of the Drug Market Initiative program that Hood helped implement last year in East Precinct.He don’t need no stinkin’ stats, he’s one of those “of color” types, although you could have fooled me:
"That was a perfect example of fighting crime by reducing fear," Diaz said, noting that a similar operation is currently underway in Columbia City. "It also dealt with racial disparity of people of color involved in drug crime . . . we tried a different approach. I don't have the [crime] stats, but it was a great success in a lot of ways."
And just in case you were taught by NEA-ruled teachers, which means you lost the ability to critically think, there’s this charming interview with Pete Holmes on how what it seems to be isn't actually what it seems to be:
Don’t you just feel stuffed to the brim with the sweet, sweet justice of it all? If not, wait and your re-education minister will be with you shortly…and I do mean shortly.
Phone calls to the offices of Mayor Mike McGinn, Chief Diaz, and Attorney Pete Holmes asking for comments were not returned. I know, I’m shocked too. And yes, that was indeed sarcasm. Don’t you think it’s appropriate?
Megyn Kelly covered it today. Watch it and weep…
They actually say it…that they will no longer enforce “lower laws” against certain minorities and illegals.
No, you’re not drunk. And yes, the Politically Castrated eunuch being interviewed actually has the Islammunist gall to do the standard stall, evade, distract, deny, morally equivocate, lie, claim it doesn’t mean what it clearly does mean…you know, everything that David Horowitz knows, ‘cause he was once one of them, and has been writing about for decades now. Anything but the truth when the truth isn’t on your side.
Coming soon to a commune near you. And it looks like you can’t expect help from the police, either. No wonder Obama doesn’t seem the least bit worried about the discontent people for whom he works…he has laid the plans for putting the “force” in “enforcement.” Except for the crayons.
Keep the faith, bros, in all things courage, and no substitute for VICTORY.