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    Story in the Houston Chronicle

    This maybe more interesting to the LEO's on the board.

    Harris County deputy starting Anglo officers' group

    Harris County sheriff's deputies can join the Mexican American Sheriff's Organization or the Afro-American Sheriff's Deputy League. Now comes the Caucasian Law Enforcement Association, founded two months ago by a deputy who works in the Mission Bend community.

    Daniel McCool says his organization is open to members of any race or ethnicity. The difference between the philosophy of his and the other organizations comes down to their approach to equal rights. McCool characterizes the other organizations as promoting equality for all, while the Caucasian group's mantra is "Equal opportunity for all."

    McCool decided he needed to form an organization because he is skeptical of the hiring practices of Sheriff Adrian Garcia. Although McCool does not have evidence of wrongdoing, he said he believes some employees have been hired or received plum assignments "just because you know somebody or just because of an affirmative action-type decision." McCool intends to advocate for merit as the primary criterion for hiring and promotion.

    His disaffection with the Harris County Deputies Organization, the largest of the sheriff's office employee groups, stems from what McCool considers carelessness in political endorsements. McCool, who describes himself as a conservative Republican, supported former Sheriff Tommy Thomas in the 2008 election, while the organization endorsed Garcia.

    This morning McCool is asking for Commissioners Court to authorize direct payroll deductions of $15 monthly association dues for his 30 members. We'll let you know how it turns out.

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    McCool intends to advocate for merit as the primary criterion for hiring and promotion.

    There are a lot of law enforcement entities in this Nation that would be better served if the "merit" system was used.

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    Unfortunately, a fundamental argument for minority EO supporters is that their minority of choice is denied all the resources to achieve this merit (good education, good home, etc., etc.). Since we can't help them on the front end, we have to help them on the back end by making sure the worst get treated like the best in all things.
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