This is a question I don't see being asked.
Why would the City of Portland being going
all the way to Billings, Montana to hire a
man for an entry-level police job here?
Aren't there sufficient people qualified in
Portland for such jobs?
Same with Scott McCollister, another outsider
that killed a fellow citizen, he too was hired
from another area.
Neither of these two belong to the community
here, and thus, they're no incentive to really
be active participants in "community policing"
as their ties here are tenuous at best.
We need to dig into the matter to find out WHY
it is that so many of these cops are NOT from
Portland, but were actively recruited from other
Portland is a far larger city than Billings...5
or 6 times the size, and it makes no sense that
we'd have to be going to such smaller city to
recruit. UNLESS, there is indeed an insideous
GOOD OLD BOY NETWORK tactic being used to staff
the entry-level positions with "selected" types?
We need to examine this whole issue of recruitment
and turn it upside down to get at what is at the
root of why outsider's have come here and killed
The floor is now open for further discussion...