El Cajon police cleverly buy terrific publicity by giving away VERY few dollars — while working on our dime
Here’s a front page SAN DIEGO U-T “feel good” story about El Cajon police giving out $20 bills rather than citations for Christmas. WONDERFUL publicity for the cops. Allow me to play the Grinch in this activity. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/27/tp-cops-give-cash-instead-of-citations/
Here’s the shorter AP story that went out on the national wire. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/27/police-in-san-diego-suburb-give-cash-at-traffic/
Was this some altruistic outburst by cops on the beat? Nope. It was a calculated (and amazingly chintzy, when you look into it) ploy by their labor union. It garnered the desired effect — terrific publicity by our gullible press. Unmentioned was the fact that we taxpayers paid for most of the total cost of the publicity stunt — as the cops were on the clock while giving out the money.
This was a carefully staged event. The proof is that the El Cajon police… Read More