Tuesday, September 27, 2011
No Shocker Here Charlotte City Council Rubber Stamps Chief Monroe's Taser Request
Without any comprehension or even the most basic of understanding of the facts, Charlotte's City Leaders bought tickets to Chief Monroe's side show act at a cost of 1.8 million dollars, so they could see the latest and greatest Taser show on Earth!
GOOD NEWS: CMPD Officers will get their Tasers back and they will be state of the art, Taser International X2s.
BAD NEWS: They won't have the new or the old Tasers until at least December and some officers won't have them until next year.
MORE BAD NEWS: With council's vote and the cost of DNC 2012 don't expect a pay increase or medical insurance offset for the 2013 budget.
Cedar's Take: Chief Monroe is at his best when he's doing his side show carnival hawker act. Of course the whole process was a joke. Recalling the Tasers, having an internal study conducted, then ignoring the study only to hire PERF at a cost of $70,000.00 then going ahead with the internal study recommendation to upgrade to the new Taser X2 before the PERF report is completed. And still Charlotte City Council is in awe, happily plunking down tax payers hard earned money on the promise of being AMAZED!