Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Another Nice Mess

From HistoryMike comes a valiant defense of Carty by Brian Schwartz.


Blogger Frank said...

Brian1984 said...

It has been my pleasure to work with both the mayor and the chief for just a few days now and I can tell you that the mayor is upset about what happened.

However, I feel duty-bound to dispense with the more dramatic parts of the story.

There was no physical confrontation. The Chief stood up to make a point. The mayor stood to make a point. They exchanged some ugly words. No one got between them. Nobody in the room thought the confrontation was going to reach a physical level.

The administration is sorry that Jack Smith chose to take his anger to the media. The classy thing to do would have been to resign without comment.

Jack Smith has been under a great deal of stress lately, and the mayor is willing to admit that he should have been more sensitive to the particularly tough circumstances the chief has been dealing with over the last two weeks.

However, the chief and the mayor disagreed on the subject of gang enforcement As the person who made the promise to the voters, his obligation is to make sure that the chief is doing his job at that level.

There isn't anybody on the 22nd floor who wishes anything but the best for Jack Smith. He's a damn good cop and was a damn good chief.

Brian Schwartz
Public Information Officer and Executive Assistant to the Mayor.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 11:32:47 PM

12:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are you going to demand the mayor's resignation?

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He's a damn good cop and was a damn good chief."
...and a very poor puppet! I'll bet this was just the icing on the cake for Chief Smith. He should have told Carty to pound sand when the Beechway ticketing vendetta was thrown at him by Carty. The man was only trying to do his job as top cop and not act as anyone's henchman or hatchetman. If Carty wants to be chief of police he should have applied for that job instead.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

resignation? All I ask is that he respect the Office of Mayor and treat people with dignity.

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that is all you ask and you are getting none of it, why are you not asking him to resign? He doesn't meet either one of your requirements.

2:51 PM  

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