Mike Edmonson: In his own words Thursday, Aug 21 2014
Hoping isn’t cleaning the badge
Below are prescient comments from Superintendent of State Police Mike Edmonson:
“When you tarnish [the State Police] badge, you take away the trust of society….” KNOE-TV, March 19, 2013
Edmonson is hoping the public doesn’t start suspecting complete corruption…. Ibid.
The above comments remind me of a quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson: ”The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.”
The current actions of the La. State Police Retirement System members who wear the badge have created the huge pile of crap you see the badge sinking into above. There are many ways to continue to do wrong; there is only one right solution — litigate SB 294.
If the public has begun “suspecting complete corruption” within the State Police, it is certainly understandable.
Troopers and intimidation
Finally, a few comments are in order to those Troopers who want to curry favor with “Dork Dynasty.”
Before and during the time I was in law school at LSU, I worked as a civilian employee of the State Police at the “Barracks” on North Foster. Most of you weren’t even born then. However, I gained some insight into a mind set found in some Troopers.
When you Troopers see me in public, put your hand on the butt of your Glock and stare, not everyone is aware that you are just trying to intimidate me.
As I told Edmonson I’m not easily intimidated. In the future, you should consider the innocent citizens around me. They might be intimidated.
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