Last fall, the Dade County Police Benevolent Association proudly endorsed:
It’s also worth noting that in the November 4, 2014 election, the PBA endorsed Terence Pinder for the Opa-locka City Commission, who is currently serving two years’ probation after cutting a plea deal to drop racketeering charges, and Daphne Campbell, who’s been under investigation by the IRS for medicare fraud since 2012.
While Pinder won his race and Campbell got re-elected (which many people credit to her “expertise” with absentee ballots), the PBA’s pick for North Miami Mayor lost to Dr. Smith Joseph.
In the most recent North Miami election, the PBA chose to endorse Carpetbagger/Fake “Teacher” Carline Paul for North Miami’s District 4 Council seat.
As of last night, we all know how well that turned out because…
Yeah, I’m still catching my breath on that one!
And just how badly did the PBA’s pick lose?
Can you spell L-A-N-D-S-L-I-D-E?
It’s a beautiful thing!
The Police Benevolent Association’s Mission states, “Throughout the years, the PBA has established a positive identity in Miami-Dade County and proven ourselves as a strong force in bringing about change.”
The Dade County PBA also claims, “Public office holders are vital to law enforcement. The PBA strives to establish positive working relationships with elected officials and to learn candidate’s positions on matters of importance which will impact public safety and the way law enforcement officers carry out their duty to protect the citizens of Dade County.”
As such, a PBA endorsement should mean something.
Like law enforcement officers, who must abide by a code of ethics, public officials should be held to the highest standard of ethical behavior and should be expected to abide by rules and laws.
A PBA endorsement should be bestowed upon the candidate who possesses unquestionable character, honor and integrity.
A PBA endorsement should hold candidates accountable to its own standard of the very qualities demanded of professional law enforcement officers.
A PBA endorsement should NOT be given to someone who lies about her residency or her profession.
A PBA endorsement should NOT be handed out like door prizes to cronies of corruptocrats like Police Chief Leonard Burgess and others in exchange for political favors.
The Dade County Police Benevolent Association’s endorsement of ethically challenged losers like Kevin Burns and Carline Paul was an extremely poor reflection on the values and ethics of the law enforcement profession.
And, apparently, a PBA endorsement does not impress voters, either.
Yeah, I don’t see that getting old any time soon.
So, just how much is a PBA endorsement worth?
Let’s ask Carpetbagger/Fake “Teacher” Carline Paul …
And don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
“Spreading the Wealth”