Skip to comments.Sanford police chief: Neighborhood watch programs need 'good, hard look'
Posted on 05/08/2012 11:33:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The man tasked with leading the police department in Sanford, Florida, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing said communities should "take a good, hard look at who is selected," for neighborhood watch programs.
But, said Sanford's interim Police Chief Richard Myers, he still supports the programs.
"Neighborhood watch is at work in literally thousands of neighborhoods across the country and with no problems whatsoever," Myers told CNN's Erin Burnett on Tuesday. "I think the problems emerge from who the person is and perhaps there's a cause for communities to take a good, hard look at who is selected or who volunteers.
"Let's not kill the concept because of one bad, really bad outcome."
Myers, a former police chief from Colorado Springs, took the post Friday. He said he has plans to help the department that has been under the microscope since the February 26 killing of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Martin was black; Zimmerman is Hispanic.
"I'm here to help the community. There's a lot of healing that has to take place," Myers said. "I'm here to help the department get some stability."
His predecessor, Bill Lee, stepped aside as chief after a vote of no-confidence by city commissioners in April, clearing the way for Myers....
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You can bet the White House doesn’t want neighborhood patrols to be armed.
But, then....they can’t stop it either.
They can whine and write laws all day long...but, they can’t stop it.
Wannna bet? Lock an load, boys and girls.
You must have misread my post.
He and that dipstick prosecutor-ette, Madame DeFarge Corey, should get along well together....and yes, they will be working together before and during the pending Zimmerman kangaroo trial.
The cops won’t do their jobs, they certainly don’t want the citizens to do their jobs for them.
Even the police will tell you not to depend on the police.
We wouldn’t want to inconvenience the criminals. After all, crime - and particularly violent crime - isn’t a problem in this society.
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