Or at least that's the impression given by today's hagiography-disguised-as-news. The Indy [Red] Star does simply -- and simperingly -- dote on gun-banner, drug-warrior, social engineer and fire fan, Dr. Frank Straub.
As for the doctor himself, why, he thinks crime could be driven way, way down by a combination of midnight basketball and compassionate understanding -- like his "aggressive" three-week program in White Plains to "bring together police officers and at-risk youths to help them understand one another's culture." As opposed to, you know, Actual Police Work, out where it's dangerous and "the other guy's culture" consists of sticking a gun in people's faces and asking for funding; breaking, entering and taking; rifling parked cars and unlocked garages; and other such cries for help and compassion at taxpayer expense. (Or cries for a hickory shampoo, but I suppose applying negative reinforcement to unwanted behavior does not exhibit a sufficient measure of treacle-y caring).
Dr. Straub goes up for a confirmation vote this evening, 7:00 p.m. (camo-d00d, that's 1900 hours) at the City-County Building, public assembly room. Please remember, our delightful CCB is gun-, knife-, handcuff key-, etc.-free -- but not opinion-free. We can do better than this disarming New York Ph.D., starting with a guy who understands Indiana's culture -- or who is at least willing to learn -- instead of someone who promises to import wholesale the failed programs and policies that have made the Northeast unsafe, unfree and gettin' worse.
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