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The pressing issues on Al Thomas' radar

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Matityahu Soa
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Matityahu Soa

Going buy that pic either the chief is putting in too much OT or he’s nipping steady at a flask in his desk drawer

isthisreallife
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isthisreallife

I see that c-ville likes posting infographics citing statistics to make it appear as though Cville PD ha been unfairly persecuting the black population in this city. I wonder why C-Ville did not find it necessary to report the statistics attributing violent crime to both white, black and hispanic residents as well? If they had, they would have posted the uncomfortable stat that over 90% of murders in the city going back to 2006 have been committed by just 19% of the population. During that time, there have been four absolutely brutal black on white murders, all perpetrated against women,… Read more »

Ed Zavada
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Ed Zavada

You sound like the sort of person who calls 911 when you spot a black person in your neighborhood.

DJCCHV
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DJCCHV

It is unfortunate that there is not a word in all of that about de-escalation training.

Anne Waite
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Anne Waite

What an encouraging article this is! Thank you very much, Chief Thomas, for the amazing amount you are accomplishing, bringing numerous improvements to the Charlottesville Police Force, for effective and fair crime control, solution to DMC, etc, etc, as listed in this article. For all of us that would like our police force to be one of the best and fairest ones in the nation – I encourage you to read this article closely, and be encouraged. Thank you also, Jordy Yager, for researching and writing about this so fairly and accurately. And for the constructive attention all your writing… Read more »

isthisreallife
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isthisreallife

I presented an argument relative to the published thesis that the local police are somehow racist and I backed it with facts. You replied with nothing. Good job, with your reasoning skills you deserve a spot on the city council.

God b watching U
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God b watching U

Investigative, fact-checked reporting at
http://splinternews.com/i-am-a-girl-now-sage-smith-wrote-then-she-went-missin-1797178002
comes close to asserting that the Chief’s administration is incompetent. The article quotes current officers regarding former officers who if quoted accurately come close to suggesting that the past Chief was incompetent. Which is it?: one or both Chiefs incompetent? or competent? City Council incompetent in its hiring or supportive of their hires as Chief? or competent? or what?