Racial bias/selective police enforcement in Key West was a primary topic at the ACLU town hall meeting last night.
I had intended to attend the town hall meeting. Unfortunately, I could not. This morning’s Key West Citizen ran an informative article re the event.
I have spent a quarter of a century in Key West. Having had previous experience with police (I represented 55,000 full time civil service police officers at one time in my legal career), I probably have paid closer attention to police than most. This includes the Sheriff’s Department.
I have never seen the racial bias/selective enforcement complained of. That does not mean it does not exist. I do find fault with Key West police re the Charles Eimers case. Regardless of the official outcome, it leaves me concerned and worried.
Sheriff Department personnel are more congenial. They talk in a respectful manner. Key West officers come across tough, their tone intimidating on occasion.
Perhaps Key West has more difficult problems than Monroe County. Ergo, a different attitude is required. I do not know
Such are my impression of things.
I spent a good part of yesterday working on tonight’s blog talk radio show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Great topics! One involves the major thieves of all time. Banks.
Water is predicted to be the oil of the 21st century. The mega banks are buying water sources world wide. It is possible at some point that water will be as costly as gasoline and as profitable for the banks as derivative trading, exorbitant interest rates, etc.
Join me. Nine my time. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
I finished Elizabeth Warren’s book A Fighting Chance. Read it. Worth while.
The narrative portion of the book is outstanding. Warren writes in a talking fashion. Her story easy to follow.
The only negative I thought was what followed at the end of the book. Pages of excerpts from records of her daily professional activities. Boring. I could not complete that portion. The only thing I can think of is that the excerpts were added to give additional volume to the book. Bulk/number of pages enters into the cost of a book.
Pru Somers has done it again. The woman can write. I recommend her article in this morning’s KONK Life E-Blast. The topic involves affordable housing. She points out there is a lot of room for construction. However, the City cries it has no money to build.
Key West does not spend its funds in a thoughtful process. It overpays for public buildings, replaces public multimillion dollar structures after 20-30 years, talks of building more parking garages, spends money on studies never used, on and on. In the meantime, the working people of Key West do not have affordable housing.
I have to hustle. Physiotherapy this morning. I hope the program cures my falling incidents.
Enjoy your day!
“Key West” only has the funds that it STEALS from its “tax payers”.
Sorry, but they should build NOTHING. Participate in NOTHING. Steal as little as possible.
If something is a “good idea”, then the “invisible hand” of the marketplace will ENSURE that some GREEDY capitalist will emerge to take the risk.
“We, The Sheeple” need to wake up and let the free market operate.
Listening to your blog cast now…….. know you must have heard of this wonderful book… but just in case … A MUST READ…
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
No, but will get and read it soon. Thank you.