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Posted: 10/16/2004 8:17:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 8:18:10 AM EST by The_Macallan]

October 14, 2004

Police Call on Kerry to Stop Misrepresenting Their Support

10/14/2004

To: State Desk

Contact: Chris Granberg of the Fraternal Order of Police, 202-547-8189

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today Chuck Canterbury, the President of the nation's largest police labor organization, called on John Kerry to stop making misleading statements regarding his support from the law enforcement community. Both on the campaign trail and in Wednesday night's debate in Tempe, AZ, Senator Kerry has alluded that he has the support of the majority of these brave men and women.

"As the elected leader of the largest organization representing America's Federal, State and local law enforcement officers, I believe it's important to point out yet again that we do not support his candidacy for President," Canterbury said. "And to be perfectly frank, the groups which do support him actually share the same membership rolls and, taken together, probably comprise less than one-quarter of our nation's police officers."

Canterbury further noted that unlike the organizations which Senator Kerry touts, F.O.P. members as a whole decided that the Fraternal Order of Police would endorse the reelection of President George W. Bush. They based their decision, he said, on the record of the Bush Administration in supporting America's first responders­-including helping to secure passage earlier this year of H.R. 218, the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, the organization's top legislative priority. Bush also successfully fought to greatly enhance the benefits for the families of officers killed in the line of duty.

"While Kerry was flying around the country campaigning and leaving the actual work of the nation to his colleagues in the Senate, the President was out there working on our behalf," Canterbury said. "Senators Kerry and Edwards have missed so many crucial votes this Congress that I was beginning to believe there were only 98 members of the U.S. Senate."

Canterbury also said it was the height of irony that Kerry would use his position on the reauthorization of the assault weapons ban as a reflection of his support from police. "First, if a police officer is killed by an AK-47, Kerry would oppose the death penalty for the killer," Canterbury said. "In addition, where was he when this issue was being discussed in the 108th Congress? Where was he when we were working to pass H.R. 218? When it came time to help push for final passage of legislation important to law enforcement, Senator Kerry was regrettably A.W.O.L."

"Given the facts, I would greatly appreciate it if Senator Kerry would refrain from making similar whimsical assertions regarding his support from the law enforcement community," Canterbury said. "The real majority of my fellow officers are standing behind President Bush, because he has been there for us."

The Fraternal Order of Police is the nation's largest law enforcement labor organization, representing more than 318,000 members.


For more information or elaboration, please do not hesitate to contact the National F.O.P. Legislative Office at 202.547.8189 or via e-mail.

©1997-2004 Fraternal Order of Police, Grand Lodge





Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:18:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:25:54 AM EST
Gotta love it!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:28:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:29:04 AM EST
I love the F.O. P. ........This needs to be spread FAR AND WIDE to everyone you know and they know. Get the word out, Kerry is a pile of shit.............
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:37:01 AM EST
Thanks for posting that The_Macallan
I was under the impression of their support
for Kerry myself. Until now


GM
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:44:10 AM EST
When Kerry says police organiztions, he really means "Big city police chiefs" who are nearly always selected by liberal big city administrations.

Regards,
Mild Bill
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:53:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 8:57:01 AM EST by Lexington]


Caption: "Man, the Presidency is so far away, I'm gonna have to squint. Land ho? I can't see anything out there."
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:55:21 AM EST
Good deal!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:57:31 AM EST
Goodbye Mr. Kerry. It looks like your campaign is sinking.

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:57:46 AM EST

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:00:55 AM EST
I can't think of a single officer who has voiced support for Kerry in my area.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:15:05 AM EST
[kerrys mom]integrity,integrity,integrity[kerrys mom]

He can't even honor his mothers dying last wish.

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:24:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By rainman:
[kerrys mom]integrity,integrity,integrity[kerrys mom]

He can't even honor his mothers dying last wish.


Ouch!

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:30:15 AM EST
Someone post it at DUh.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:36:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:22:09 AM EST
fuck Kerry.

I was very offended by his claim that he was a "law enforcment officer" because he was a DA at one point

what a douchebag.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:24:03 AM EST
I don't think he claimed to be an officer, he just said he worked in law enforcement. Technically that's correct.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:30:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
I don't think he claimed to be an officer, he just said he worked in law enforcement. Technically that's correct.



I remember when I read it it specifically said "I was a law enforcment officer too, I was a DA in (wherever)..."

it was during the AWB part of the last debate.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:39:00 AM EST
excellent!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:09:53 AM EST
Whadda ya expect from the same people who claimed that all of the law enforcement community were behind the AWB! Phooey, Mr. Kerry and the rest of his kind do not speak for me...

His claim to be a 'law enforcement officer' is specious, also. He was a prosecutor. Law enforcement officer means having arrest powers; prosecutors do not...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:15:50 AM EST
I really like this but will it show up on CNN? I hope it does but I won't count on it!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:22:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:24:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:25:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By cjklekar:
Whadda ya expect from the same people who claimed that all of the law enforcement community were behind the AWB! Phooey, Mr. Kerry and the rest of his kind do not speak for me...




Actually, that's EXACTLY what a unions does. They my not repressent your views, but they do speak for you.

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:26:06 AM EST
I think he has a plan for that too
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:39:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:


LMAO!!!!!

That is so damn funny! LOL!!!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:42:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By shotar:
This is in fact the broad based opinion of the rank and file. The FOP asked the membership this time. A departure from other political issues in the past, but considering the large scope and gravity of the situation, very appropriate at this time.



We firefighters, are grossly mis-represented by the IAFF by its support for Kerry as well.
Rest assured...when you see a firefighter...You are not automatically looking at a Kerry supporter.

My department is fairly large, and I would feel quite comfortable guessing we are 80% (at least) pro Bush.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:48:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By shotar:
This is in fact the broad based opinion of the rank and file. The FOP asked the membership this time. A departure from other political issues in the past, but considering the large scope and gravity of the situation, very appropriate at this time.




I wish they'd ask the freaking rank-and-file what they think about guns
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:06:53 PM EST
See. I told you we didn't support him. Did anyone believe me? No. Had to see it in print.

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:00:02 PM EST
Bump to keep this in the fore front. Why won't doesn't this get mainstream news coverage??????why?why?

I'm so pissed.....sorry for the rant.

Bomber
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:05:19 PM EST
Tagged because this needs to be shared.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:09:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:12:30 PM EST
Thank you, LEO brothers who are standing by our President. Thank you.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:14:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 5:14:46 PM EST by OneRobertFour]
Of the 1300+ in our dept, I honestly know of less than 1% who support JFK
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:18:28 PM EST
bump and ask people to contact news agencies with this story -- it is on the FOP site -- also,
military times poll has support of active duty and guard/reserve troops for Bush
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:22:13 PM EST
Is there anyway we can send this out to as many people as we can? I was thinking the DU for starters. Not that it would change their minds any, but you know kind of rub their faces in it.Still very good news to me. Take care.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:23:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By madmedic:

Originally Posted By shotar:
This is in fact the broad based opinion of the rank and file. The FOP asked the membership this time. A departure from other political issues in the past, but considering the large scope and gravity of the situation, very appropriate at this time.



We firefighters, are grossly mis-represented by the IAFF by its support for Kerry as well.
Rest assured...when you see a firefighter...You are not automatically looking at a Kerry supporter.

My department is fairly large, and I would feel quite comfortable guessing we are 80% (at least) pro Bush.




Beleive it or not there is/was a fire station here in Vegas that has a sign out front that reads, "Firefighters for Kerry"!

I saw this about a month ago so I don't know if it is still up or not but who the hell ever said a building paid for by tax payer money should be used in a political manner such as this. (republican or demoncat, it doesn't matter)
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