Poor Philly, we have really been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. First the swimming pool fiasco, and now this. Pretty soon people are going to say that we are a racist city........*pause; pause; and type* the Boston/Birmingham of the 21st century. That's not good.
And another thing that's not good is that people who are supposed to be putting their lives on the line for each other (not to mention us) can't really trust each other because of the alleged atmosphere of racism in the department. (Oh field, stop it, the Police Chief is black for crying out loud, what else do you people want? ) Honestly, I don't care what color the police chief is. Black, white,green, yellow, red, or whatever. He should not tolerate the alleged incidents of racism that we heard about in his department.
It shouldn't have gotten to this point, but now that it has, let's hope that Philly's finest get to the bottom of this, and fast.
"Sgt. Shaun Butts, a veteran who attended a news conference announcing the lawsuit, said postings often allege that black officers who get promoted must have cheated on their exams."It's always quoted as 'We're all blue,'" Butts said. "But then it makes you think, 'Are we really all blue?'"
You tell me Shaun, you tell me.