I want to reiterate a crtical point made in testerday's post:
TONY GEORGE IS THE ONLY PUBLIC OFFICIAL TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST CORRUPTION. PLEASE VOTE FOR HIM FOR MAYOR.
The second DA Stefanie Salavantis hired Mike Dessoye (brother to WBPD Chief Gerard Dessoye) all integrity was lost. You cannot have the Head of Detectives overseeing his brother's police force.
It was Salavantis's inexperience and neediness that had this happen. She was looking to ingratiate herself with the ensconced power structure. We will never know the full damage to this decision because so many LAG victims were faceless and had no voice. They lieterally had nowhere to turn.
LAG was ultimately defeated when the father of a State Policemen was price gouged. Perhaps my efforts laid the groundwork for the sting that ensnared Glodzik. The question remains... if not for the involvement of a State Policeman's father... would the LAG criminal enterprise be humming on all cylinders? I hope not.
It is reassuring to know the FBI has made headway against Leo Glodzik and WBPD officers Anthony and Ninotti. Ideally, however, a "top down" approach (Leighton/Dessoye) would be preferable beacuse once those at the top are charged - it frees those below them (WBPD) to stop covering up and to disengage from any criminal activity (bribes/fraudulent loans/driving illegal cars).
I have previously been "supportive" of current WBPD Chief Hughes because his attitude toward the people was one of humility (even remorse). I brought up his selling cars from LAG Towing because it fit into the tapestry Salvantis's watch.
I also wish to reiterate that because of gross mismanagement (Leighton/G Dessoye/M Dessoye) and substance abuse that the WBPD have been operating under the most extreme stress. How far can the "thin blue line" be stretched.? A WBPD "non-team" player could find themselves working security at a convenience store in no time. Their life's financial security rests with their job.
Therefore I still recognize that through no fault of their own they are working in an environment as dangerous as North Philly. I pray that God keeps them safe and that new leadership changes the landscape for the better. Tony George is the only public official to stand in the truth.