As they say in the computer business, RTFM**.
That would probably be good advice for the Assemblyman and crew on the latest effort to get rid of Police Chief Santiago. (See "Hearing needed before disciplining Santiago" in today's Courier.)
It's not rocket science, and it's not like it's never been done before, but -- Surprise! Surprise! -- Santiago has the right to a hearing. Public, if he so desires.
Is there a whit of intelligence at the heart of this operation?
The Public Safety Director has been around the block before -- and he doesn't know? Mayor Robinson-Briggs had to agree to the move -- and she didn't know? Granted, she doesn't have any experience, but who's advising her? And the Assemblyman, who's really in charge here? Well, no one can accuse him of being overly attentive to details.
Meanwhile, town is abuzz with rumors that there will be a large public contingent ready to speak up on the Chief's behalf at Monday's agenda-setting Council meeting. And that representatives of the police chiefs' association may also show.
With no hearing date set, have the powers-that-be set themselves up for a Chinese-water-torture of their own making if, over the next few weeks, citizens and their organizations demand an accounting?
PT proposes a new motto for the City, at least for the duration of the current administration: 'Ready, shoot, aim.'
**Read The F***ing Manual
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