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Upholding the Law

Frederick Frazier, a vice president of the Dallas (Texas) Police Association, says what the local crime watch in the Sunset Hill neighborhood did was illegal — and they should have gotten away with it. “Now you have a community that’s done hard work to show their support,” he said. “And in the blink of an eye it’s been taken down.” What’s been taken down — by code enforcement officers — are blue ribbons the crime watch tied on sign posts, utility poles, and possibly trees. The ribbons were meant to express support for the police, and Frazier said the code officials should have used discretion. “You drive by any of those neighborhoods and you’re like, that gives you a sense of ‘I’m doing the right job’.” (AC/KXAS Fort Worth) ...But if you’re a cop who thinks people who’re on your team should be above the law, you’re not doing the right job.
Original Publication Date: 27 September 2015
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