Promotion for Cop Who Shot Raymond Gwerder Prompts Anger

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wow! this piece of work is being promoted to SERGENT at PPB! Amazing!
can't help but wonder if it'd make any difference if the public knew this
creep was a Brotherhood of the Strong member and that there may be
some very incriminating evidence to establish that as fact???? would
they jump up and down till Sam has to step away from his bungling new
Chief of Police who is no more smarter than the Blond Bubblehead that
had the job before him??
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OK lets be fair here. Can the mayor actually stop a promotion due to the police union? We all know the cop he fired is going to be rehired because of them. Maybe somewhere along the way we let the union become too powerful.
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How many police officers are fired a year in Portland?
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@ Bad Robot, I have no idea why I'm engaging your dumb ass on this, but your unbelievably sexist past and present comments about Rosie Sizer are even more offensive than the everyday diaper filler that makes up the remaining "substance" of your usual comments.
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While I really do agree that there is a problem with poorly-trained trigger-happy cops and the lack of discipline in the police bureau in this town, it does seem a bit of a stretch to blame Adams for "years of chaos" in the bureau.
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note to "Commenty Colin": rather than suffer such offense
everytime you see something from me, wouldn't it be more sense-able for you to just scroll on past without reading
when you see my moniker at the bottom, and thus save
yourself all this totally senseless offense!
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@Bad Robot, to be fair it'd be easier to skip your comments if you added a unique profile picture.
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"Fruit Cup" writes like a Fruit Cake, "...@Bad Robot, to be fair
it'd be easier to skip your comments if you added a unique profile picture" and I wonder what's the big deal here?...can't
we read words, but can do better w/ little icon pictures...we
really should stay on topic, which is HOW BAD A COP/PERSON LEO BESNER IS AND THE FACT THAT LOT OF PEOPLE IN PDX
WANT HIM FIRED RATHER THAN PROMOTED TO WHERE HE
CAN DO FAR MORE DAMAGE THAN HE HAS IN THE PAST....
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@ Fruit Cup, agreed! How about this lil' number:

http://tinyurl.com/279schx
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Mayor Adams it is sooooooooo time for you to resign. Many Portlanders (including us queer ones) have lost all confidence in you sir. Retire from your political career for a bit, take a vacation, and regroup. You did a good job for awhile, but your time has come...and DENIS C. THERIAULT stop being such a tool and be an investigative reporter.
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Honestly, the fact that promotions and demotions within the PPB are not affected by political motivations and instead are given out through a combination of seniority and quantitative testing are a good thing. The problem with a fair system is that sometimes it's fair to people who we don't think deserve fairness.
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@Graham, well said - despite my lack of understanding on how the promotion system actually works.