Goal Achieved

The LATimes email thingie has a teaser to a story that should catch our attention:

L.A. police, fire agencies hotbeds of vaccine opposition — and coronavirus outbreaks

Los Angeles County health officials have identified hundreds of coronavirus outbreaks at police and fire agencies since the start of the pandemic. The outbreaks, accounting for more than 2,500 coronavirus cases, have occurred in public safety agencies large and small across the county. More than half, however, were in just two agencies: the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department — where members are actively fighting public health measures to control such spread.

The figures reflect a consistent and ongoing spread of infection within police and fire stations from the start of the pandemic through the present, and offer an important backdrop to the growing effort by police officers and firefighters to push back on measures such as vaccine mandates.

As regular readers know I’m all in favor of the policy behind —just not the hashtag— defund the police (dumbest marketing/messaging in Democratic politics, ever), and it seems to me that we now know who the thugs are in the police departments, and because of the vaccine mandate they are either resigning or dying.

Goal Achieved.

When the people put in charge of public safety are promoting public danger during a pandemic are (one way or the other) removed from their jobs, it is a good thing.

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6 Responses to Goal Achieved

  1. roket says:

    Leftover TFG administration Bizzaro world logic. In order to protect the public from public servants, we have to mandate that public servants be vaccinated in order to protect the public from said public servants. Geesh.

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  2. Infidel753 says:

    I’ve heard talk of something similar in the military — potentially substantial numbers of military personnel either resigning or being discharged because they refuse the covid-19 vaccine.

    This could prove to be a way of “purging” dangerously-unreliable alt-right/conspiratard elements from both the military and police.

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    • tengrain says:

      That is my point exactly!

      Infidel –

      I had not heard that the military are disobeying orders, so I assume it is a dishonorable discharge? Anyway, good riddance and I hope someone at some agency is keeping a list. These names will be useful later after the next insurrection when looking for suspects.




      • Infidel753 says:

        I’ve heard about the military largely on right-wing blogs and sites, so the details are unreliable, but it’s probably a real phenomenon. A certain proportion of military personnel have allegedly been refusing the vaccine and, yes, will likely receive dishonorable discharges, meaning no post-military benefits and, so they say, loss of the legal right to own a gun. Given the huge number of people serving in the military, the absolute number of fringe wingnuts is probably substantial. I assume it takes a certain amount of time for the expulsion of such personnel to work its way through the system, especially since the upper command obviously wants to give them every opportunity to change their minds and accept the vaccine. But eventually the discharges will start happening and hitting the news.

        As you said about the police, these are people the military is probably better off without, reliability-wise, even if it leads to some short-term problems replacing critical personnel. In case of another insurrection, hard-core Trumpanzees in the military and police would be a fifth column. The government can’t risk that.


  3. MDavis says:

    That is finding a silver lining in some seriously dark clouds.


  4. artahzen says:

    Please LAPD, you racist pieces of excrement, refuse to get vaccinated, lose your jobs and get covid when you have no insurance. I expected better of the FD but let them go be sick on their own time and not infect those they are supposed to serve. As for the military, what do you expect from the caliber of people they let in now (I’m looking at the insurrectionists and Proud Boys). None of these fascist prima donas are irreplaceable.


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