This isn’t a true accountabilibuddy but it deserves serious recognition.
Superior Court Judge Dean Lum, citing the public’s right to know the
names, handed down his ruling after listening to arguments from the city
and the guild. His decision comes at time when the Police Department is
under intense scrutiny, particularly after the U.S. Justice Department
found late last year that officers had routinely used excessive force on
I run the State Sponsored Criminal Count specifically to help shed light on bad behavior. Why? Because light is a natural disinfecting which helps curtail bad behavior. Currently the police are protected in so many ways that they are immune from any consequences. If you are proud of your job and what you do you stand up and receive praise right. Just the same if you screw up you serve as an example for others. Besides, the fact that it’s publicly available will make that officer think twice in the future less his fun be exposed as a ongoing problem with a history.
So, with that, Superior Court Judge Dean Lum, Thank you. Thank you for not caving to police pressure and reinforcing the law as written. Thank you for making sure light can find those who need disinfectant the most.
Because not everyone thinks that you need so many protections to do your job effectively.