So, the AV bar owners are upset when RCPD does their job for Faux Patty’s Day. Drunks are arrested. Fire codes re crowding are enforced. DUI’s are written. Lots of arrests, but the surrounding neighborhoods were kept safe and quiet. Good job, RCPD!!!!! But…
The bar owners don’t want enforcement. They want the drunkfest to go unhampered by law enforcement. So, they put together a group to lobby to have Director Schoen ousted and a politician installed to “protect and serve”. A politician can be influenced with money, votes, social black-listing, etc. That’s what they want… an open saloon atmosphere and only have a paddy wagon pass through, occasionally, to pick up the passed out and the dead.
Now the bar owners are whining that even after Faux Patty’s Day, RCPD dares enforce laws and ordinances. Bar owners appealed to the Law Board saying, “They’re pickin’ on us!” They are using the very tool they are lobbying for… politics. The Law Board has elected officials serving on it. The bar owners feel they can push those elected officials around, just as they would push around an elected Director position.
Some are suggesting this is entirely about Obama and the gubmint is comin’ to take our guns and Director Schoen will side with the Feds and we need to elect a Tea Party radical to keep them thar Federal Agents outta Manhattan. Well, it’s entirely about having a Chief Law Enforcement Officeer that can be influenced… bought. That’s all.
Personally, for my family’s safety and well being, I’ll take a professional like Director Schoen over some Limbaugh ditto-head any day.