Oh and by the way KWVeteran, thank you for your service and support for our country, there is nothing more noble or honorable than someone who has served.
KWVeetean, lets not forget who still holds the record on the raised U.S. deficit in history, Ronald Reagan, my friend.
This city will never change until we rid the city of Mayor Littlefield and 80% of the city council. They are too worried about their own self-intrest and padding their pockets to worry about the citizens. Chattanooga is now ranked 8th in the most dangerious cities in the United States. So what do our city leaders do, they try and destroy the police department. Maybe the destruction of the police department and mistreatment of their officers have something to do with the crime rate, just a thought.
Oh, payingattention, I understand your post. Sangaree is the son of Ron Littlefield. Of course his son would have to be the only one sticking up for his father. Sangaree please do not move back to Chattanooga, one is all this city can handle, now go to bed, you have been exposed.
Sounds like sangaree may have had a few if not many run-in's with the law or is not from Chattanooga. Maybe the crime is out of control in our city because they are supposed to be a 500 officer department and they are sitting around 400 for years and years, ever give it that some thought? Have you ever considered where all that allotted money for the other 100 officers has gone? It's usually the criminals out there who are first to blame and bash the police, give it a break, they are working very hard out there. These city leaders have been cutting our police department short for years and years, of course our city is going to over run by thugs and gangs, that's a no brainier.
This is a direct assault against the middle class working folks around the nation. These officers are not asking for the world, it sounds to me like they want to be treated fairly. They are having to work over 40 hours per week without overtime?
If our police are injured in the line of duty they have their pay cut by 25% until they come back to work. That is ridiculous.
These kind of assaults against the middle class ( if there is such a thing anymore) must stop. When workers rights and benefits are cut it rolls over to the private and public sector, this is the new norm. This is not just a City of Chattanooga issue or police issue, this is a nationwide issue on the attack of the working folks.
If a person works for a company ,private or public sector for 25-40 years of their life, paid into their pension tens of thousands of dollars, they do not want to be told they are going to have their pension destroyed, that is un-American. These are not the principals this country was built on. People on Wall Street are not taking benefit cuts and they surly are not taking pay cuts. They created this financial disaster that we find our country in today and they are unaccountable for their actions.
I stand with the American workers on these issues and they should have the support of every hard work man and woman out there. Ask yourself, is this America, the best country ever or is this China? We owe it to our children and grandchildren to stop this assault on the middle class. If this keeps up what will the United States look like in 40 years?
Great job police union! The billboard says it all, your fighting crime and the Mayor is fighting you. This guy is a real piece of work, the City of Chattanooga is under attack by gangs and who does the CROOKED Mayor go after, the police officers of course. This man and any city council member who votes with him needs to be OUSTED now! Mr. Benson please retire NOW! Keep up the great work officers, God Bless and remember the citizens have your back.
Our city is under attack by the gangs and it appears that our police officers are under attack by the city leaders.If Mayor Littlefield and city council spent 1/10th of their effort and time worrying about combating crime in this city as the do attacking our police officers maybe Chattanooga would not have this crime problem.
This direct assault from our city officials against our police officers must stop. I grew up in New York and lived there for most of my life. When our city was under attack from the gangs and thugs Mayor Giuliani did not go after the police officers who protect the streets, he went after the problem, the people causing the crime. How can we expect our police department to maintain a positive attitude and good moral when they do not have the support from the leaders.
Don't worry Chattanooga's Finest just because your elected leaders do not support you this does not mean the citizens do not have your back. The next local elections are right around the corner and it will be time to clean house. If these leaders can not clean up the city,we will elect people who can. These police officers are the backbone in out fight against crime and they should be treated with respect.Keep up the good work guys, change will be coming soon.