Who I hope gets the jobs among the candidates listed:
Men's: Dennis Felton
Womens: Tyler Summitt
As a long term reader and sometime commenter I wanted to weigh in on the anonymous posting. The example above about Ben Franklin is a good one.. and not to mention deep throat who stayed secret for decades but had a tremendous impact on the history of the country. Our history is full of effective participation done "off the record" or anonymously. I use a handle on these type of postings because I prefer it that way. I have no more respect for someone who tells me their name on here, it means nothing and adds no more to their thoughts. I also have no less respect for people who don't give real names.
If I were making the hiring decision, one call I would make for the womens job: Tyler Summitt(Pat Summitt's son and current assistant at Marquette)..
I did think there was some irony in the bush comment about this being the first time in history that parents have seen a son's presidential library. The last president who would have come the closest and could have had it happen was President Kennedy. Both of his parents were still alive in 1969, and the mother in to the mid 1990s. The reason I find it an ironic comment? Because it is very likely that george hw bush along with his texas and cia connections helped to plan the assassination of President Kennedy. I will not take up a lot of space giving background on this, I just will simply say do the research yourself if your interested. It's very compelling stuff...
Actually my first post mentioned a change in the city's leadership from the election and therefore it is also a good time for a change in leadership for the police department as well. There was never a personal attack in any of my posts, I don't do that. I did relay and still feel that undue amounts of attention and resources are paid to the raids on this type of business or when female officers walk the streets and offer themselves to try and arrest people. And of course I understand that laws are on the books and how we go about changing them. But everyone also understands that not all laws or violations are pursued as strongly as others. I have the utmost respect for uniformed individuals who do their job with honesty and treat people well. My father was an MP in the army and I grew up with admiration for that line of work. And just because I have a handle when posting comments doesn't mean anything. I have communicated face to face, by phone, emails, and even letters to various leaders or people pursuing leadership roles and will continue to do so. I am very comfortable meeting someone and telling them what I think directly to their face in a respectful manner.
I remember when you had to pay to read the times free press online and I just stopped looking at it online. I will not pay to read online material. Actually I believe that is when some other local online papers became more popular. I will still read and sometimes buy a printed version of the paper though. Lots of online publications have figured out how to make money and remain free through advertising.
I'll make this brief and without personal opinion, even though I have strong ones as it relates to the bush legacy. I've personally read and studied a lot on this topic and invite anyone else to do their own research. The real bush family legacy goes back to Prescott Bush. This family has been involved in many dirty dealings, and admittedly, some good things as well. But the biggest event perhaps in our history that george hw bush was directly involved in was President John Kennedy's assassination. This event helped to propel his political career. Feel free to do your own research on this.
And yes, legalizing would absolutely help with the std's..testing would then be mandated. Remember it is legal in Nevada and there is a system in place for consistent testing, etc. Lets all remember this: a man or woman can go out right now and have consensual sex with any other consenting person and that is not illegal. How many men or women have contracted std's throughout history when having an affair outside of their marriage(not through prostitution)?
I draw no distinction between men, women, or sexual orientation on this issue. It's an activity that is completely legal except when money changes hands. Are some people involved in prostitution involved with drugs? Sure, but there are many drug and alcohol addicts who are teachers, day care workers, elected officials, sales people, and ceo's. It is not an automatic connection, addiction has hit almost all families regardless of work field. It's just an incredible waste of police resources on these type of raids. It's time for leadership change in the CPD.
Time for a fresh start with the Chattanooga Police Department. A new mayoral administration and lets start over with a new chief. According to information regarding the hypnosis raid from a couple of the businesses in that complex there was at least between 6-10(possibly more) officers, several vehicles for these officers, and some people thought they spotted Chief Dodd there as well. To use the time and resources of the department to go after this type of thing when we have one of the highest murder rates per capita is troubling. I believe most citizens would feel a lot better using these large groups of officers and station them in the dangerous areas of the city and maybe hauling in a group of violent gang members in a raid. I won't get in to the moral argument of whether prostitution should be legal, only to say that Drew's points in his commentary I agree with.