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Response to heaven05 (Reply #45)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 07:04 PM

47. What the heck are you talking about?

 

The same legal and contractual protections provided to all public employees that allow them to engage in the political process also protects police officers, even when they make a liberal mayor's life hellish. Welcome to the big city! Your word salad complaining about the "privileged system" and "psychopaths" has absolutely nothing to do with long-standing, well-established and hard won labor protections nationally and in the state and city of New York.

There is no "police exception" to the constitution, federal and state labor law and regulations or collective bargaining, and most attempts to created such limitations would be unlawful and politically impossible, if not suicidal.

I don't know if you're just uninformed or being willfully ignorant. We have a common law legal system that operates on precedent or stare decisis. In the unimaginably unlikely scenario that there is an attempt to discipline the officers for turning their backs on the mayor, both for legal and political reasons, and in the even more ludicrous chance that a court upheld such discipline, it would inevitably weaken the protections afforded all public employees, the vast majority of whom support Democrats.

When discussing the police unions, it's astonishing how many on DU appear to receive their talking points from the Heritage Foundation.

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