Shortly we will have a synopsis of today’s (October 20, 2014) session. All reps attended and are drafting the recap.
Tomorrow, the commission is having an executive session to discuss the status of the IAFF session and hopefully there will be time allocated for discussion on the PBA contract. We are still pushing for the Pension workshop to discuss the PBA proposals with both the Police Pension Actuary and the City of Hollywood’s actuary. The City of Hollywood appears to be in no rush to negotiate, which may call for more drastic measures in the near future.
Two points the City made perfectly clear was they 1) reject any expansion of the take home car policy and 2) MAY only consider the and/or and NO other pension changes at this time.
FF/BK/FTF/MB told TMOFS, “I will take care of 2600” several months ago and recently told another member on his way out, “It looks like the City will not be returning any Pension Benefits.” We are still waiting for the BK to ride in on his white horse and save the day.
So keep up the good work and keep up the stats!
P.S. This clip below came through to my desk. Watch the 7 second video FIRST, and then read the instructions that follow.
This video is of actual Detectives attempting to stop a Criminal in Chicago. This video was taken by a Police Officer Videographer who was also in harm’s way.
Please remember these cops acted in real time.
WHAT DID YOU SEE? Officers ordered the suspect to put the assault rifle down, and that is what he is doing, right? It appears he is complying and then they shoot him! Is that what you saw? Do you want to know what it is like to work the streets as a cop, and what risks our Officers face daily? Watch the video again… Watch the suspect’s right hand while he places the rifle down with his left hand. Because you are facing this Criminal, you don’t see what the Officer behind the suspect does see–the suspect is pulling a hidden handgun from his rear pants. The back-up Officer yells “Gun” before firing.
Watch as the bad guy goes down. The handgun is still in his right hand. This is a reminder… What you think you see does not always tell the truth.
Watch it again, and learn! NOW, pass this on to EVERYONE on your email list, so they can do the same. It’s time for Mr. and Mrs. Citizen as well as the media to gain a better understanding of why people REALLY get shot and WHY our Officers are always in jeopardy.
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