Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
Cleveland Scene sues Downtown Cleveland Alliance for removing 26 distribution boxes from downtown
April 13, 2017
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Anyone who has ever wondered whether 'tone deafness' is a real thing need look no further than the police union's leadership. Reflecting in a few breaths all that is wrong with Cleveland's police division, Steve Loomis managed to (1) blame the victim, (2) equate a mother losing her 12-year-old child with officers facing public scrutiny for killing that child, and (3) demand money from the victim's family. Loomis's comments suggest that his union still doesn't comprehend that Cleveland's police division needs a complete cultural transformation: from not hiring incompetents, to better training, to vastly greater accountability. If Loomis's attitude truly reflects rank-and-file officers' attitudes, then we Clevelanders are all still in deep trouble.