Phoenix missed a golden opportunity

clip_image002…While on the one hand I find it disturbing on the other I find it amusing that ”we” allow those we elect … who swear an oath to serve & to protect us … to use every opportunity to deny “us – the people, the voters, the citizens, tax payers – oversight of all government agencies reputedly operating the  sphere of “protecting” us…

For me this oversight is not limited to law enforcement, it includes air quality, water, power, sanitation, food, education, prisons and especially tax breaks…

Moreover it is beyond disturbing that “we” allow our elected leaders to deny us full disclosure and transparency to al l the action they reputedly take in our behalf.

Why do “we” allow these same elected leaders to HIDE from action they take in our stead by appointing useless commissions, study groups, outside experts to perform what amount to “damage-control” to cover their butts…???

I have no proof, no evidence…but…I believe the altercation between Phoenix citizens and our Phoenix police following Trump’s recent campaign visit could and should have been foreseen…???

NO, I am not a physic …BUT … please stop for a moment and reflect on the fervor and rhetoric Trump uses at his rally’s to “fire-up” his core which serves equally to incite those who equally detest him, his policies, and his actions.

That tensions would be “ignited” immediately following Trump’s rally appears to me would be readily apparent and that an individual considered reasonable by the many could have been a calming ingredient lessening the latent hostility.  

I do not know our City of Phoenix Police Chief, from what I have read, leading up to her being chosen I was impressed, especially because she is female, offering a perspective most often missing in these encounters.   I do not know, what directions, instruction, commands, directives she was given by our city council or city management, nor Trump’s security, if any … but… Phoenix missed a golden opportunity to show America that Phoenix is capable of providing an environment wherein “any” voice can be respectfully and peacefully heard

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