Letter from a California Cop

June 7, 2019 — Leave a comment

Letter from a California Cop

Hey Colin.

As a 26 year Bay Area cop, I must say you are so spot on about how bogus implicit bias and de escalation “training” is.  The anti bias training is gaslighting and the de escalation training is just part of the fantasy.

It is a tool used against cops when they defend themselves from assault, like with most crimes, it is the victim’s fault, he or she should have ‘de escalated’ the situation. If they didn’t or couldn’t; they deserved it…

As a big sports fan, I ride BART to A’s, Raiders and Warriors games.  You are also right on in your understanding of how BART is.  

Maybe you know this but just in case, I’ll explain why Police Chiefs in California talk the way they do.  Cops’ jobs are protected by civil service rules and it is hard to fire them. But, CA Chiefs are ‘at will’.

In CA labor law this means they can be fired without the protections of civil service procedure. In other words, if their style does not match their boss’, city council or city manager, they can be terminated.  Therefore, they are always one press release away from unemployment.

Meanwhile, in CA county, sheriffs are elected.  They can only be removed by being voted out of office.  They really report to no one.  They are on equal rank with the county board of supervisors.  Therefore sheriffs tend to still talk like cops and say what is on their mind.

I just bought another one of your books from amazon too, the Knockout one.  I’ll read it soon.  

Keep up the good work.

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Colin Flaherty is the author of #1 Amazon Best Selling Book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it. He is an award winning journalist whose work has been published in over 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and others. He is a frequent guest in local and national media talking about racial violence. Thomas Sowell said ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.