Wasn’t too long ago… a year or so that black folks were cheering Chief Hayden and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, the new black faces in Lyda Krewson’s administration… Memba when people like me were like me saying ‘Hold up’, cautioning folks not to get too excited about either new black face in a high place because both came out of the same system as their white predecessors… Memba how y’all called that hating? Memba when Jimmie Edwards took MLK Day last year to deliver his pound cake speech? And how y’all got mad at me for my earlier prediction and doubled down?
Now the new black faces in high places are going against the old new black faces in high places. Don’t confuse prosecutors, even ‘reformist’ ones with public defenders/defense attorneys and be bamboozled into thinking you have a dog in this fight.
When its all over said and done, Gardner lost both the police overtime pay scandal and case against Jason Stockley… and she still has yet to bring any charges against these problematic officers she references. Wesley Bell is still ducking and dodging answering questions about reopening the investigation into the murder of Mike Brown indicting Darren Wilson or launching an investigation into the murder of Darren Seals. Neither has filed charges against police in any officer involved shootings. Police are out of control, but the result with them thus far is no diff than McCulloch.