Levy seeks authority to layoff hundreds of workers

There are 17 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 21, 2009, titled Levy seeks authority to layoff hundreds of workers. In it, Newsday reports that:

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy now aims to eliminate 675 county positions to save $30 million in budget cuts, a move a committee agreed Tuesday to send to the full Legislature for a vote next week.

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Hand of God

Stratford, CT

#248 May 2, 2009
Tom wrote:
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LMAO! Talk about perps! Got any good coke shipments? All those people are criminals smuggling drugs and weapons/cash!
No wonder you don't like the cops LOL!
U.S. GAO report (GAO/GGD-98-111) 5/98:
"In addition to protecting criminals or ignoring their activities, officers involved in drug-related corruption were more likely to be actively involved in the commission of a variety of crimes, including stealing drugs and/or money from drug dealers, selling drugs, and lying under oath about illegal searches." ***
"The most commonly identified pattern of drug-related police corruption involved small groups of officers who protected and assisted each other in criminal activities, rather than the traditional patterns of non-drug-related police corruption that involved just a few isolated individuals or systemic corruption pervading an entire police department or precinct." ***

"One commonly identified factor associated with drug-related corruption was a police culture that was characterized by a code of silence, unquestioned loyalty to other officers, and cynicism about the criminal justice system. Such characteristics were found not only to promote police corruption, but to impede efforts to control and detect it." ***

"Police corruption, according to the academic and other literature and anticorruption commission reports we reviewed, is not a new problem and dates back to the establishment of the first organized local police forces. According to a report by the Knapp Commission when the NYPD was established in 1844 as the first municipal police department in this country, it experienced immediate problems with extortion and other corrupt activities." ***

"As in New York City, corruption has plagued police departments in many major cities at some point in their history, including Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, and Philadelphia."

"While it has been a persistent problem for law enforcement, the nature of police corruption has varied over time. Historically, police corruption involved such low-level and passive activities as bribery schemes and nonenforcement of the law. Also, early police corruption was often depicted as the result of a few dishonest individuals--commonly referred to as "rotten apples"--in an otherwise honest department. However, during the police corruption scandals of the 1970s and 1980s, the corruption uncovered in several cities was found to be systemic, rather than attributable to individual behavior." ***

"The relationship between police culture and police corruption, including drug-related police corruption, was a recurring theme articulated by our various sources. They generally concurred that although police culture may be positive (i.e., supportive of integrity), a negative culture (i.e., one that supported or generally ignored corruption) was a key factor associated with drug-related police corruption. Among the attitudes and values identified as characteristics of a police culture that supported corruption were the following:(1) a code of silence with grave consequences for those violating it; (2) loyalty to other officers above all else; (3) police cynicism or disillusionment about their jobs, the criminal justice system, and public support for those who performed properly; and (4) indoctrination on the job as to what is acceptable behavior--for example, ignoring corruption."
Hand of God

Stratford, CT

#249 May 2, 2009
HarleyRyder wrote:
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Geez, I hope you're not a cop, cause you have issues. You make it sound as if cops never break the law, which we all know they can and do, usually without any risk. Not to mention they ALL cheat on their wives. Walk into any of the hot "happy hour" clubs on the island, and you'll see a bunch of them on the hunt. Or you can always go watch them operate while "working" at Mulcahy's.
The Problem of Work Place Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Law Enforcement Of the studies that have been done on law enforcement, most suggest that alcohol and drug abuse is as frequent or more frequent than in the general population. Let's review a few of the studies that have been conducted.

A survey of 2,200 officers in 29 police departments throughout the U.S. revealed that 23% of the officers had serious alcohol problems and 10% had serious drug problems.(This number is substantially higher than the number estimated for the general population.)

A study of 6,182 Canadian police officers revealed that 11% drank more than 5 drinks per day, and an additional 13% drank more than 3 drinks per day. Thus, a total of 24% drank at a frequency which, if maintained over an extended period, can be predicted to cause physical damage. With regard to drugs, 37% reported using illicit drugs in their lifetimes. Fourteen per cent said they had used illicit drugs in the past year, seven per cent reported illicit drug use in the past 30 days.

A questionnaire administered to police officers in Chicago revealed that 40% drank while on duty.

A study of officers in a major mid-western state revealed that 53% came to work with a hangover, and that an "average" officer drank alcohol on the job almost eight days every half year.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

NIDA: Strategic Planning for Work Place Drug Abuse Programs,.
- Alcohol and Drug Prevention Strategies for Law Enforcement. Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University.
- U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Trainer's Manual: Employee Counseling Services Program - Supervisory Training.
Tom

Bronx, NY

#250 May 3, 2009
HarleyRyder wrote:
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LMAO....you got to use your favorite word (perps), did that make you feel like a cop? I'm so glad.
Yes, we are all criminals who smuggle drugs and weapons/cash. Boy you're good. Maybe you should come run the airport security.....cause you can't putshit passed you. How's moms basement treating ya?
You're a perp...how many times have you been busted? oooh and a federal offense. Are you posting from prison?
Tom

Bronx, NY

#251 May 3, 2009
HarleyRyder wrote:
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I didn't apply for the job, so I couldn't have failed it.!
You can't get on because you have a criminal record.
Tom

Bronx, NY

#252 May 3, 2009
HarleyRyder wrote:
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LOL I can only imagine the beatings he must have taken in school as a kid
You're a VIOLENT person...a sure sign of low IQ. No wonder you work at the airport. You fit right in!
Tom

Bronx, NY

#253 May 3, 2009
Hand of God wrote:
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U.S. GAO report (GAO/GGD-98-111) 5/98:
"In addition to protecting criminals or ignoring their activities, officers involved in drug-related corruption were more likely to be actively involved in the commission of a variety of crimes, including stealing drugs and/or money from drug dealers, selling drugs, and lying under oath about illegal searches." ***
"The most commonly identified pattern of drug-related police corruption involved small groups of officers who protected and assisted each other in criminal activities, rather than the traditional patterns of non-drug-related police corruption that involved just a few isolated individuals or systemic corruption pervading an entire police department or precinct." ***
"One commonly identified factor associated with drug-related corruption was a police culture that was characterized by a code of silence, unquestioned loyalty to other officers, and cynicism about the criminal justice system. Such characteristics were found not only to promote police corruption, but to impede efforts to control and detect it." ***
"Police corruption, according to the academic and other literature and anticorruption commission reports we reviewed, is not a new problem and dates back to the establishment of the first organized local police forces. According to a report by the Knapp Commission when the NYPD was established in 1844 as the first municipal police department in this country, it experienced immediate problems with extortion and other corrupt activities." ***
"As in New York City, corruption has plagued police departments in many major cities at some point in their history, including Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, and Philadelphia."
"While it has been a persistent problem for law enforcement, the nature of police corruption has varied over time. Historically, police corruption involved such low-level and passive activities as bribery schemes and nonenforcement of the law. Also, early police corruption was often depicted as the result of a few dishonest individuals--commonly referred to as "rotten apples"--in an otherwise honest department. However, during the police corruption scandals of the 1970s and 1980s, the corruption uncovered in several cities was found to be systemic, rather than attributable to individual behavior." ***
"The relationship between police culture and police corruption, including drug-related police corruption, was a recurring theme articulated by our various sources. They generally concurred that although police culture may be positive (i.e., supportive of integrity), a negative culture (i.e., one that supported or generally ignored corruption) was a key factor associated with drug-related police corruption. Among the attitudes and values identified as characteristics of a police culture that supported corruption were the following:(1) a code of silence with grave consequences for those violating it; (2) loyalty to other officers above all else; (3) police cynicism or disillusionment about their jobs, the criminal justice system, and public support for those who performed properly; and (4) indoctrination on the job as to what is acceptable behavior--for example, ignoring corruption."
Nice copy paste job...lame.
bias

Bronx, NY

#254 May 3, 2009
Hand of God wrote:
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The Problem of Work Place Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Law Enforcement Of the studies that have been done on law enforcement, most suggest that alcohol and drug abuse is as frequent or more frequent than in the general population. Let's review a few of the studies that have been conducted.
A survey of 2,200 officers in 29 police departments throughout the U.S. revealed that 23% of the officers had serious alcohol problems and 10% had serious drug problems.(This number is substantially higher than the number estimated for the general population.)
A study of 6,182 Canadian police officers revealed that 11% drank more than 5 drinks per day, and an additional 13% drank more than 3 drinks per day. Thus, a total of 24% drank at a frequency which, if maintained over an extended period, can be predicted to cause physical damage. With regard to drugs, 37% reported using illicit drugs in their lifetimes. Fourteen per cent said they had used illicit drugs in the past year, seven per cent reported illicit drug use in the past 30 days.
A questionnaire administered to police officers in Chicago revealed that 40% drank while on duty.
A study of officers in a major mid-western state revealed that 53% came to work with a hangover, and that an "average" officer drank alcohol on the job almost eight days every half year.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
NIDA: Strategic Planning for Work Place Drug Abuse Programs,.
- Alcohol and Drug Prevention Strategies for Law Enforcement. Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University.
- U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Trainer's Manual: Employee Counseling Services Program - Supervisory Training.
I doubt it has anything to do with stress on the job. cant be b/c it's a cush job. They must just be bad people.
Fed Up

Spring Valley, NY

#255 May 3, 2009
bias wrote:
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I doubt it has anything to do with stress on the job. cant be b/c it's a cush job. They must just be bad people.
Exactly!!
Tom

Bronx, NY

#257 May 4, 2009
bias wrote:
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I doubt it has anything to do with stress on the job. cant be b/c it's a cush job. They must just be bad people.
Cush job which wouldn't take you ;-0
Tom

Bronx, NY

#258 May 4, 2009
Fed Up wrote:
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Exactly!!
Well call you "NJ"...no job. ;-)
Tom

Bronx, NY

#259 May 4, 2009
HarleyRyder wrote:
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And you are obviously half a tard. How often are you allowed to use the internet? As often as daddy and his buddies used your mouth?
If I want any c-r-a-p out of you I'll squeeze your head.

“Let's go Yankees”

Since: Jul 08

Long Island

#260 May 4, 2009
Tom wrote:
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If I want any c-r-a-p out of you I'll squeeze your head.
Thanks anyway, but I prefer to have a woman do that.
Tom

Bronx, NY

#261 May 4, 2009
HarleyRyder wrote:
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Thanks anyway, but I prefer to have a woman do that.
You would be lost with a woman. Stay in your moms basement.

“Let's go Yankees”

Since: Jul 08

Long Island

#262 May 4, 2009
Tom wrote:
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You would be lost with a woman. Stay in your moms basement.
LOL...very funny. But I think it was me who first said that you live in mommy's basement. One would think a cop could pay attention, and come up with something a little more original.
Tom

Bronx, NY

#263 May 4, 2009
HarleyRyder wrote:
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LOL...very funny. But I think it was me who first said that you live in mommy's basement. One would think a cop could pay attention, and come up with something a little more original.
No work today? ;-)

“Let's go Yankees”

Since: Jul 08

Long Island

#264 May 4, 2009
Tom wrote:
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No work today? ;-)
Of course I have work today Sherlock. Don't tell anybody, but I have a computer at my deesk. Shhhhhhhhhh!
Tom

Bronx, NY

#265 May 4, 2009
HarleyRyder wrote:
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Of course I have work today Sherlock. Don't tell anybody, but I have a computer at my deesk. Shhhhhhhhhh!
Slacker.

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