Oxymoron is seldom used as many got tired, and bored with it.
It was almost a game, or water cooler banter, throwing out ones latest find.
Jumbo shrimp and such became annoying.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 19 February 2016 at 06:52
i must admit the term or figure of speech was not so often used in political circles as to become a tedious game.
Fancy-schmancey Oxymoron does not properly describe contradictions within police service.The contrasts are more, so much more , than a play on words.
The police are not responsible for maintaining an orderly society . We do not owe them for that.
Public support and respect of a law-abiding society is essential for them to do the work they do.
If we lose that nothing stands in the way of mayhem.
Ferguson and Baltimore are classic examples.
An officer found guilty of a crime is more than a blow to morale and all the more reason to disassociate completely and immediately with the criminal element who might bring a department into disrepute.
The dignity of conscientious officers is not upheld by aggressive and hostile reaction to criminal charges filed against an officer and a guilty verdict after a jury trial.
Big Mike McCormack's reaction is entirely predictable. In his view a policeman's badge is a Badge of Honour ,no matter the evidence to the contrary.
A favourable verdict might mean an incompetent crown, a defence lawyer well-versed in trickery or a biased judge.... or a combination of the three.
No matter....an unfavorable verdict is never acceptable to the President of a Police Association. He has to get elected.
Trump-type blustery,bellicose, billionaire bullies are ever present.
While police governing authorities keep bellies close to the floor and tails wrapped around genitals,
the public never hear legitimate concerns expounded or see any plans for change.
The merest hint of the need for such and he/she who dares is quickly removed.
Politicians are afraid of the police union.
Individual officers are hardly better off.
It's not better in York Region . In the mid- nineties ,the most promising Chief ever appointed to the Regional force was dispatched with utmost cruelty and inhumanity and nary an official voice raised on his behalf. .
We think we still live in a just society.
It's a modern myth .