I'm Ready For My Close-Up Mr. DeMille!
Councilmember Wendy Greuel is spearheading a plan to consolidate the city's various security officers under a new Office of Public Safety. This is a good idea to make the city more efficient and provide more safety to our residents at parks, libraries, the Zoo and Convention Center.
But wouldn't you know, the ACLU and its "Grand Dame," Executive Director Ramona Ripston (pictured above) (who by the way is looking more and more like Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd.) has to oppose this move because they are worried a few of these guards might actually do their job and whoop upside the head of a few thugs.
It amazes me how leftist organizations such as the ACLU have no practical, common sense. Its a good thing to have security guards who are armed and trained to patrol parks or libraries where innocent kids (mostly minority ones too but the ACLU doesn't care) be roughed up by local hooligans. Or have property damaged. Or have children molested. The ACLU doesn't give a damn about any of these kids until one of them does commit a crime and then they love them.
There are for sure a few bad apples in any public safety organization. We have procedures in place to screen those out and deal with them when they go bad. The ACLU on the other hand wants to coddle criminals and spend their time outlawing religion.