“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
James Blake got ‘special treatment,’ says head of cop union – NY Daily News http://m.nydailynews.com/sports/james-blake-special-treatment-head-union-article-1.2390346
Remember when unions represented people who needed unions- people who got killed, mauled and maimed operating primitive machinery?
Remember when unions once fought for the right to work, with benefits- not for people who have 100k salaries?
Yeah- that was a REALLY LONG TIME AGO.
Today, some unions wage PR campaigns and use press agents to run diversion every time one of their members primitively kills, mauls, or maims someone.
Even Jimmie Hoffa didn’t have that kind of undue influence.
Tennis great James Blake got “special treatment” from the watchdog group that investigated his videotaped body-slamming by a cop outside a Manhattan hotel, the head of the police officers’ union charged Thursday.
Pat Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, leveled the charge a day after the Civilian Complaint Review Board concluded that Officer James Frascatore used excessive forceand recommended departmental charges.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton conceded that the CCRB has speeded up investigations, especially cases like Blake’s that are “higher priority, more significant news involved events.”
Another attempt to say it plain, which is, even then not simple.