Cops or "frightened little old ladies"
One concept, parroted in the Register op-ed piece, is that Council hostility, shown by the mayor’s lawsuit and comments makes police officers have "negative attitudes." They opine, suggest and demand that the Mayor’s suit against the police union be dropped to help the city. More about this issue in Part 2.
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Wimps and whiners don't attract good cops to Costa Mesa
When programmers were in short supply no one thought that they’d avoid jobs at Boeing because the company was in hostile negotiations with a union. Programmers, like professional LEO’s, seek jobs that meet their and their family’s needs.
The complainers are implying that those programmers were more mature, responsible, and results-oriented than Costa Mesa cops. That’s ridiculous. We have a great PD, skilled and honest officers, and generally excellent leadership. That helps make CMPD a great department, one we think many great LEO’s would consider joining.