Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Oh Brother...

Take out your keys, cell phones, spare change and paper clips out of your pockets and purses: Our City is buying metal detectors.

Yes, yes.

To uphold this weirdo ordinance that prohibits retired and off-duty police officers from carrying their weapons in City Hall, the city will be purchasing metal detectors. This passed on a 3-2 vote with Councilman Touhey and Mayor Pro Tem Hernandez voting against it -- Touhey because he's a lifelong member of the NRA, and Hernandez because he just doesn't feel right about taking the rights away from retired and off-duty peace officers. He calls it "bad public policy." In fact, he went so far as to say he believes this ordinance was brought about specifically because of Fredrick Sykes. (read my post about this here).

But I digress.

The City is buying the metal detectors, even though the council didn't vote on that. According to City Manager Andrew Pasmant, it was an administrative decision.

Give. Me. A. Break.

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