Saturday, February 05, 2011
WEEKEND THOUGHT: WHAT IF...?
What if the Chief had accused the Mayor of obstructing an ongoing criminal investigation?
Would the Herald stay silent?
Would Jim DeFede have something to say? What about Gary Nelson?
What if the City of Miami Police had three questionable shootings? What about Four? Five? Six?
How many shootings before the press and all the "activists" (Grace and Elvis, Harry, Brothers of the Same Mind, all the various "Reverends," Max Rameau, Denise Perry, and all the rest) would have a daily call for the Chief's resignation?
What if the Mayor had said that "violence will be responded to with violence?"
What if Joe Arriola or Pete Hernandez hired an outside consultant at $70,000 to advise him on police matters because by their own admission, they know nothing about police work?
Would a certain commissioner from Flagami vociferously object to the hiring of the consultant? Would the commissioner from Flagami object to any of this?
What if Arriola or Hernandez sat on their hands, playing Hamlet and not making a decision, while the City of Miami Police continued to crumble under infighting?
What if the Chief and Mayor engaged in a public feud?
Would the Fraternal Order of Police back the Mayor?
So what's the difference?