Monday, September 05, 2016
POLICE UNIONS--PART OF THE PROBLEM
Good editorial from the NYT:
"Across the country, municipal governments have signed contracts with police unions including provisions that shield officers from punishment for brutal behavior as well as from legitimate complaints by the citizens they are supposed to serve.
That may soon change, as public outrage over police killings of civilians is ratcheting up pressure on elected officials to radically revise police contracts that make it almost impossible to bring officers to justice.
The most striking case in point is Chicago . . ."
I am a fan on unions and freedom of association. However contracts should not include clauses which can hinder the search for justice.