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The Bay Area is still struggling to recover
from 'defund the police' (now they're
hoping Texas can help)

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 9/19/2023 1:01:54 AM

Three years after “defund the police” became a BLM rallying cry, San Francisco and other Bay Area cities are still trying to recover from the brief popularity that phrase once had with mayors and city councils. San Francisco is still down hundreds of police officers and has come up with a new plan to attract more recruits: Go to Texas. The San Francisco Police Department is visiting four Texas university campuses through September as part of new recruiting efforts to find candidates outside of California. For the first time, police officer candidates will be tested outside of California, with a written test, a physical ability test and an oral interview.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Strike3 9/19/2023 1:20:18 AM (No. 1558978)
It's sad but also satisfying when liberal policies come full circle. You don't hear much about Portland and Seattle these days but I'm sure they are enjoying their new lifestyles just as coastal Californians, Chicagoans and New Yorkers are.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: itsonlyme 9/19/2023 1:47:20 AM (No. 1558985)
San Fran Sickos enjoy swimming in the cesspool they've created.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gordon Freeman 9/19/2023 1:50:24 AM (No. 1558986)
I can't believe anyone in their right mind would take a job as a cop in the Bay Area?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Highlander 9/19/2023 3:55:26 AM (No. 1558999)
Anyone even considering the prospect of police work in SF has got to be clueless of the realities of living there. Just show them pictures of Pamela Price and all prospective recruits will scatter.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mifla 9/19/2023 4:04:05 AM (No. 1559000)
"Just so I understand, you are offering me a job in a state that hates and persecutes police officers, has high taxes, along with high crime, and soon I will be forced to buy an electric car that I don't want and can't afford."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Samsquanch 9/19/2023 4:47:20 AM (No. 1559009)
You'd have to be out of your mind to be a cop in any blue city.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 9/19/2023 7:00:37 AM (No. 1559029)
I’d consider becoming a SF police officer if the city offered a $1 million signing bonus.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: sw penn 9/19/2023 7:42:20 AM (No. 1559052)
That's why your local cops won't protect you from health nazi mandates and other tyrannies. Because they are not "local". And health nazi mandators and other tyrants like it that way...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: mobyclik 9/19/2023 8:42:55 AM (No. 1559076)
Poster #3 wrote: ''I can't believe anyone in their right mind would take a job as a cop in the Bay Area?'' Those not ''in their right mind'' are exactly what this lunatic city is looking for. Freakiness is a positive in that sewer.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 9/19/2023 8:52:08 AM (No. 1559080)
Once self-discipline and respect for authority goes out the window, the only way to reverse that trend is to start breaking heads again, like the cops you once hated and defunded used to do. You people selected George Floyd as your hero, call on him to save you. Anarchy has an uglier face than the worst cop out there.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/19/2023 9:30:04 AM (No. 1559105)
California needs to secede from the Union, but grandfather in everyone who is there now who was born there.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Californian 9/19/2023 10:09:28 AM (No. 1559149)
I lived there my entire adult life. To be fair, the bigger cities were all in on this but most of the smaller cities ignored the entire hate the cops thing. My former city didn't have a huge burst of cop quits/retirements and has no trouble hiring new officers. SF, Oakland, San Jose, and such were always pits and are worse than ever now, though.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mean Gene 9/19/2023 10:38:14 AM (No. 1559170)
SF area PDs want to train and hire police inside their own states. If they made them come into the bay area to train, the smell would have them quitting in droves before they ever hit the streets as police.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 9/19/2023 10:38:45 AM (No. 1559171)
The Bay Area has been a lost cause for 30 or 40 years.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: john56 9/19/2023 11:09:11 AM (No. 1559192)
I sure hope that the kids at these Texas colleges have been raised right by their Texan parents and are smart enough to know when someone is showing them a pile of droppings and telling them they're getting a pony,
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Reply 16 - Posted by: smokincol 9/19/2023 11:27:48 AM (No. 1559212)
maybe another 95 Richter scale earthquake will solve our problem for us and dump the whole Bay Area into the harbor or float it out to sea
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Manxsom Foe 9/19/2023 11:58:38 AM (No. 1559238)
Send SF a Texas Ranger: One Riot, One Ranger.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 9/19/2023 12:11:34 PM (No. 1559250)
If a Texas cop is dumb enough to go to San Francisco, good riddance.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Citoyen 9/19/2023 4:45:36 PM (No. 1559480)
There is not one big city in Texas that I would consider living in. I’ve been to them all and none have any charms for me. From college to beyond retirement I lived in and loved San Francisco. Were I a young Texan up for law enforcement I’d seriously consider taking a job there. Lots of fun, great weather.
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