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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
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Not the Obama or Clinton administration since they've proven they can't
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COL Mikel Burroughs
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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas This is going to be a tough fix. When you let something go unchecked for such a long time and set up a culture like this, it will take sevweral miracles workers to clean out the old culture. I think they need to recruit some really good senior official at different levels from throughout the country to turn this situation around - that would be my first move if I was running the organization - sure it takes money and time, but in the end you clean out all the old cultural leadership and bring in a fresh new culture - the rest is hard elbow grease work! Just an opinion!
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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
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COL Mikel Burroughs You're correct! Sometimes you must search for an outsider to come in and overhaul the force!
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SSgt Clare May
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An outsider will not work...any better than an insider. You have to have a willing town manager and its elected officials willing to change and are willing to accept hard line stances about police corruption and they have to be willing to set aside differences to achieve any success... They have to be willing to accept...ethics and morals consistent with no tolerance...absolutely zero tolerance for all types of criminal activities up to and including acceptance of grafts and gratuities... they have to be totally honest and pay firm just wages based not on years of service, but include what theat city employee has done for the betterment of the community as a whole... and when an officer arrests their cousin, spouse, father, mother in law or whatever... they need to recognize the crime committed by their family member...up to and including incest. Oakland is ten steps away from destabilization, like every PD across the nation. What Oakland will get, is someone who will impress just enough to get the job, put a bandaid on a severed artery... until the next crisis. End of Story. Elbow grease has nothing to do with being a good cop... you got it or you don't...it s how good you can BS the elected to get the top spot... who do you know to get your foot past the hiring board, then its how long can you hold it. Its not even about race anymore for that job... In Oakland it would help if you are a minority. Oakland cannot be "OVER HAULED"... it exists as it is. Oakland will find a useful idiot, pay and reward them handsomely, until they screw up or the blame can be directed upon them rather than one of the elected... That is the damn hard truth.
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CSM Geologist
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What a mess for the Oakland Police Dpt.
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