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Fired St. Petersburg official Goliath Davis defends decision to miss police funerals
St. Petersburg Times ^ | March 5, 2011 | Jamal Thalji

Posted on 03/05/2011 6:02:24 PM PST by varialectio

Goliath Davis III, whose rise to the top of his hometown Police Department and City Hall made him the city's most influential African-American official, was fired by Mayor Bill Foster this week.

Davis said the mayor wanted him out because he did not attend Tuesday's funeral for the third officer killed in the city in 28 days. Yet the former police chief did go to the funeral of the convict who killed the first two officers.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; crime; policekillings

1 posted on 03/05/2011 6:02:32 PM PST by varialectio
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To: varialectio

2 posted on 03/05/2011 6:05:04 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: varialectio

Im going to go out on a limb here and guess that the officers killed were all White, and the perp who’s funeral he want to happend to be Black?


3 posted on 03/05/2011 6:12:38 PM PST by Husker24
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To: varialectio

The police union has been out to get Davis for years. This is union cop politics at its best. Next comes thuggery.


4 posted on 03/05/2011 6:14:03 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Husker24

Exactly. Perp #2 was also Black. Davis skipped the earlier memorial service as well.


5 posted on 03/05/2011 6:18:20 PM PST by varialectio
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To: varialectio

Who the hell names their kid “Goliath”?

That is like naming them ‘Ahab’, or ‘Haman’, or ‘Balaam’.

Three generations of brick stupid.


6 posted on 03/05/2011 6:28:47 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144

He was a very big baby, so they named him Goliath.


7 posted on 03/05/2011 6:30:49 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: varialectio

“made him the city’s most influential African-American official, was fired by Mayor Bill Foster this week.’

What the hell is an “African-American.”

Is that some dumbass who can’t figure out which continent he’s standing on?


8 posted on 03/05/2011 6:32:50 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: sergeantdave

Not “his people”.


9 posted on 03/05/2011 6:34:07 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Husker24

He only likes to attend the funerals of ‘his people’. I’m guessing Affirmative Action was involved.


10 posted on 03/05/2011 6:36:35 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Maybe, for once, the police union was right. Goliath may have been well named, because he sounds like a giant jerk.


11 posted on 03/05/2011 6:39:33 PM PST by livius
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To: Husker24
...officers killed were all White, and the perp black?

CHECK!

St Pete's black population is obsessed with race and is offended by anything and everything.

To most, race trumps all.

If the sky is cloudy it's because some whites wanted to stick it to the blacks.

12 posted on 03/05/2011 6:42:36 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: varialectio

I’d fire him too. Those three officers worked for him and by not attending, it was disrespectful of him to their memory, and to every officer still living that worked for him.

Then, he compounded it by attending the funeral of the killer for two of them?

I would fire him, then rehire him just to fire him again.

What officer would work for this guy after that?


13 posted on 03/05/2011 6:46:14 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Iron Munro

There are some very radical groups in St Pete who preach violence and overthrow of the govt.


14 posted on 03/05/2011 6:46:20 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

So help me out here. Who am I supposed to support? A former official who smacks of racism, or the union thugs?


15 posted on 03/05/2011 6:48:58 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

How about we just celebrate this guy is off the payroll.


16 posted on 03/05/2011 6:50:26 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: coloradan

Neither one as far as I can see. There are no heros here.


17 posted on 03/05/2011 7:04:29 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
On this one, If they were out to get him, I am with the union on this one.

But, just for old times sake, why would the union be out to get him?

18 posted on 03/05/2011 7:07:16 PM PST by sport
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To: livius
Maybe, for once, the police union was right.

That's pretty wishful thinking, livius. When was the last time you noticed a union doing anything for anyone except what's good for the union?

There are no heros here.

19 posted on 03/05/2011 7:08:32 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Iron Munro

>>>>St Pete’s black population is obsessed with race<<<<

That’s true for EVERYWHERE!!!


20 posted on 03/05/2011 7:10:00 PM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: sport
From the linked article:

"Davis prides himself as a chief for restoring discipline and professionalism on a police force some believe was caught unprepared for the 1996 riots. Yet his tenure also was marked by constant fights and lawsuits with the police unions over Davis' discipline methods, which they called unfair and arbitrary."

If you spot it, you've got it, as my grandma used to say to me.

21 posted on 03/05/2011 7:14:56 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: varialectio

After listening to that pathetic excercise in BS it comes to me to ask How in the name of all that is good did this POS ever get to be Police Chief in the first place.

But the answer stood right there in front of me. AA.
He gathered his “crew” there to applaud for him, as he whined and tried to make excuses for going not going to the funerals. Oh so he felt sorry that a man died years ago and just cannot bear to go. Give me a damned break. That is horse dung.

I have never seen a Police Chief announce his retiremnt , his firing or anything else of import without wearing his uniform.

The major trouble with his leaving is that right now they are in the process of finding another affirmative action cop to take his place.


22 posted on 03/05/2011 7:17:59 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Lil Flower

+1...


23 posted on 03/05/2011 7:29:56 PM PST by waterhill (Up the Irons!)
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To: sergeantdave

That’s the way I got it figured.


24 posted on 03/05/2011 7:36:37 PM PST by mcshot (So this is how it feels to be flushed. The "that's impossible" days are upon us.)
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To: Venturer
" . . . right now they are in the process of finding another affirmative action cop to take his place."

Not to worry, Venturer. Since the union police force now has a record of how to handle an affirmative action police chief, they've got a Modus operandi based on experience and no doubt shared this exercise with other police unions across the country to further hew the process. You can sleep tight tonight, comfortable in the knowledge the union police personnel are manning the ramparts valiantly striving to Serve and Protect you, the citizen and taxpayer.

25 posted on 03/05/2011 7:39:05 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Are you from Saint Petersburg?


26 posted on 03/05/2011 7:52:43 PM PST by sport
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To: sport

No but I’v owned beachfront property there and live there a portion of the year. Been doing this since 1978, so now you know I’m a more mature person, sport.


27 posted on 03/05/2011 8:10:05 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

So it is sort of like the Balkans. No good guys anywhere in sight.


28 posted on 03/05/2011 8:15:10 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: sergeantdave

” [An African American] is some dumbass who can’t figure out which continent he’s standing on!”

Pay dirt money quote of the month, sir!

That’s like “Yo mama so fat, she carry euros in one pocket, and pesos in the other!”

Or is this a new definition of incontinence?

;^)


29 posted on 03/05/2011 8:15:57 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Muslim is either at your feet or at your throat.")
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To: FreedomPoster
So it is sort of like the Balkans. No good guys anywhere in sight.

Depends upon your point of view. Each faction no doubt believes they are the good guys. However, if not of the factions, it is easy to see, as you say, no good guys anywhere in sight.

30 posted on 03/05/2011 8:21:19 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I heard Chief Moose is available


31 posted on 03/05/2011 8:40:01 PM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: varialectio

Not surprised one bit.


32 posted on 03/05/2011 9:10:54 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Dear Zuben, if you’re still around:

Please explain why you think the allegations made by the union are off-base. Or do you believe police chiefs are always paragons of virtue and union members always greedy thugs?

This firing, in any case, had nothing to do w/ the union. Davis was no longer police chief. He was “senior administer of community enrichment,” making 153k a year. Do you think the mayor’s request that he attend the memorial service was unreasonable?

Btw, I’m OK w/ African-American, just like I’m OK w/ Italian-American or Irish-American. I’m not OK w/ putting ethnic/racial solidarity above duty, compassion, and common sense.


33 posted on 03/06/2011 2:00:48 AM PST by varialectio
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To: varialectio

Sorry, Davis was Senior Administrator of Community Enrichment, and making $153,735 p/a. The Community Organizer in Chief only gets about 400k.


34 posted on 03/06/2011 2:05:40 AM PST by varialectio
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To: varialectio

This guy got what he deserved.


35 posted on 03/06/2011 4:02:18 AM PST by rawhide
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To: varialectio

See my post #21 above. I have little more to say about it than that post. Thanks for the article.


36 posted on 03/06/2011 10:06:03 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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