As a recently retired cop in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (35 years), I read the article regarding the firing of the Arlington police officers with complete disgust and anger. (“Arlington fires nine police officers accused of lying,” Saturday)
The behavior of these officers and the many officers nationwide that have graced our headlines and news stories in the recent past is a direct reflection of the society in which these officers have grown up.
The statement of the attorney representing some of the officers, trying to rationalize their behavior because of the requirements or quotas established by the department is weak.
The internal problems of the law enforcement profession will not be solved until the peers who must try to overcome the unethical behavior of others have had enough and stand up to, and not alongside with, those that don’t belong in the profession and either change their behavior or force them out.
Glen Gibson, Weatherford
Oklahoma has decided to spend over $2 million for signs to advise pregnant women about services to prevent their having abortions.
In my opinion, the money would be better spent in educating girls about preventing pregnancy.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer suggests that the nation’s highest court can’t do its job unless it takes into consideration foreign laws and practices. (“Justice wants world view from the bench,” Tuesday)
He doesn’t want to base rulings on the Constitution and laws passed by Congress, but on laws of other countries. Breyer seems to have his own personal agenda, which is wrong.
North Richland Hills
Seeing the ridiculous comments from Justice Stephen Breyer made me once again regret that these people are in office for life.
This is the United States of America, Justice Breyer. We don’t care what stupid laws and regulations these other countries have.
What if they had no laws at all? Should we follow suit in any form?
It is interesting to watch the blatant conflicts of interest regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s appointments —CEO after CEO.
But, of course, they plan to separate their business interests from the interests of our country, just as Trump is doing — oh, wait, he changed his mind about that.
Does anyone really believe that these CEO giants will actually give up connections and loyalties to their monolithic corporations?
An equally disturbing threat is Trump’s ability to tweet his own personal opinions and sway the public to believe that his 3 a.m. rants are facts, when in truth most are unsubstantiated retaliations against anyone who disagrees with him.
Trump says he doesn’t need daily briefings from the CIA. I suppose if you make up your own facts, information that doesn’t come directly from your imagination must seem boring and irrelevant.
Buckle up, it’s going to be one hard, bumpy ride.