TGR: COMMENTARY :: SICKENING by Brian Keith Easley, Lifelong Resident and Concerned Citizen
(BALTIMORE – July 27, 2011) - It is just mind boggling to me how a 17-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department can sell illegal drugs while on duty right off of the police station parking lot and the Police Commissioner, who is white, still has his position.
But some Baltimore city Fire Dept. EMT's-in-training, who are not even sworn in yet, cheat on a test and the Fire Academy Chief Lloyd Carter, who is black, is reassigned.
The Fire Academy Chief is a brother, might I add, that has two (2) Master’s degrees and is presently working on his Doctorate.
He also led the Northwestern Bulldogs Boy's Lacrosse Team to the State Championships this past lacrosse season.
Not to mention the work he is doing with his Summer Lacrosse Program that helps develop the character of countless young men all across this city.
And not one of this city's African-American leaders, comes to his defense.
"THIS MOVE WAS PURELY POLITICAL!"
The trainees cheating had nothing to do with his ability to administrate.
We can't control the actions of others; we're only responsible for controlling the actions of self.
And by this man's actions, thus far, "he gets it"...
What do you think?
3 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.
My organization Sisters Saving the City just honored Chief Carter at our "Unsung Heroes" award dinner in June and we are outraged by the action taken against him. There are people speaking out but our voices are silenced. Kudo's to bmorenews
My common sense tells me that this city's Police Commissioner has some dirt on some powerful people in this town. This is the only thing that can explain why he still has his position. The recent findings in the Torbit case just solidifies this fact for me. I truly hope that the residents of this city take their heads out of the sand and take action.
It IS sad that we have an African American mayor, and even she won't stand up for Mr. Carter. As far as I'm concerned, she's done nothing for our community anyway...which I'll remember on election day.