In a remarkable showing of leadership and advocacy on behalf of their members, the two main unions representing the men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have announced their endorsement for sheriff……of Ventura County. Congratulations to William “Bill” Ayub!
No word on when either union will take a stance on the election that actually effects their members, though–as the union representing Riverside County deputy sheriffs recently did, in backing their sheriff’s opponent. Meanwhile, LASD watchdog blog Surruo.com is encouraging ALADS members to take their membership to PPOA or a third union, LASPA.
However, as we reported last week, TODAY IS THE DAY that ALADS members can hear the three candidates for Los Angeles County Sheriff address the ALADS board at their office conveniently located at 2 Cupania Circle, Monterey Park 91755. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. and should be over by 5.
Every single department member knows multiple deputy sheriffs who have been fired for political, unfair or vendetta-driven reasons. Every single one knows of instances where department leaders–particularly senior leaders–have lied or destroyed subordinates’ careers to advance their own. Every single department member has a duty to be part of the solution.
As the English statesman Edmund Burke said nearly 300 years ago, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”