Miami, FL: Officers don't like being disarmed at city hall

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    Miami, FL: Officers don't like being disarmed at city hall

    FOP (LEO Union) Claims LEOSA overrides local administrative rule...

    Story here
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    Yep, some don't like being treated like ordinary subjects.
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    What kind of a moron is this guy. The city entrusts them with a firearm when "on the clock" to protect it's citizens and the officials. Why won't they entrust them to protect a place that will most likely an act of aggression will occur. I just can't understand the liberal mentality.
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    Union members believe the policy is retaliation for a February protest at City Hall during which officers flooded the commission chambers demanding that cuts to their benefits be restored.
    This caused a fairly big uproar down here.

    I think it's safe to say the union is right about the cause of the ban.

    It's kind of dumb telling cops they can't carry a gun. Um who will you call if something bad goes down? The fire department?

    Just seems stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WannabeaCPA View Post
    What kind of a moron is this guy. The city entrusts them with a firearm when "on the clock" to protect it's citizens and the officials. Why won't they entrust them to protect a place that will most likely an act of aggression will occur. I just can't understand the liberal mentality.
    Mayor Tomas Regalado is a Republican.
    Its Union Busting, plain and simple.
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    "If things were so bad at City Hall that day, why wasn't there one 911 call made?" asked the outspoken union leader, who is organizing another protest on March 27, the date of the next commission meeting.

    According to the edict handed down by Orosa on Tuesday, officers must leave their guns in their cars or with a sergeant-at-arms inside City Hall while a meeting is in session.

    Eugene Gibbons, the attorney for the FOP local, said the new policy is unclear as to how officers should safely store their guns in their vehicles and who is responsible should someone break into an officer's car and steal a firearm.
    Yes, I think this law is stupid. Most anti-gun laws are. However, it's interesting that those same points apply when citizens are banned from carrying into public buildings, as well.

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    I wonder how something like this would go down in CT or NY right now? I wonder what their unions would say?
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    Same mentality of our own government towards our soldiers in the military bases. The government entrusts them with weapons of war overseas during combat; yet does not entrusts them back home in the military bases. God Bless the USA Military !!!
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    Ain't dat some chit.

    Palm Beach County did the same thing at the courthouse even when we were in uniform because they had armed SO there.

    The security at the medal detectors would let us walk through after we put our weapons in the lock boxes and they never really checked for BUG's.

    Still BS.
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    Any law that forces a person LEO or not to disarm to enter a building is ignorant. Nuff said
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    Quote Originally Posted by finst3r View Post
    Mayor Tomas Regalado is a Republican.
    Its Union Busting, plain and simple.
    That's irrelevant to the issue at hand. There are many ways to battle with a union other than this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WannabeaCPA View Post
    What kind of a moron is this guy. The city entrusts them with a firearm when "on the clock" to protect it's citizens and the officials. Why won't they entrust them to protect a place that will most likely an act of aggression will occur. I just can't understand the liberal mentality.
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    Good enough for them to walk around armed everywhere else? Never heard of such a thing

    Ah City Hall.. I think the Germans have the appropriate name for such a building.. they call them Rathaus.. just has a nice ring to it
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    Its actually fairly common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firerat View Post
    I think it's safe to say the union is right about the cause of the ban.

    It's kind of dumb telling cops they can't carry a gun. Um who will you call if something bad goes down? The fire department?
    Sort of like making military posts and bases "gun-free zones?"

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