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Police unions against vaccine mandates.

Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by ecco, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. ecco

    ecco Veteran Member

    Nov 15, 2016
    Another example of the disconnect between reality and fantasyland...

    Police Unions’ Latest Grievance: Vaccine Mandates

    Police Unions’ Latest Grievance: Vaccine Mandates
    We’ve heard this story before, when police said criminal justice reform would lead to mass resignations.
    In September, the State Police Association of Massachusetts, or SPAM, sued the state over Governor Charlie Baker’s vaccine mandate. The police union argued that it would cause state troopers “irreparable harm” to be forced to be vaccinated against a deadly virus or be fired if they declined. When that lawsuit failed, SPAM president Michael Cherven threatened that the mandate would have an immediate impact on his workforce. “To date, dozens of troopers have already submitted their resignation paperwork,” he claimed, adding that it would decimate what he described as an “already critically short-staffed” department. The warning was clear—make us get the Covid-19 vaccine, and you’ll be sorry.
    emphases mine
    COVID-19 has become the No. 1 cop killer
    Law enforcement leaders are trying to convince their staffs to get vaccinated as more and more officers get sick with COVID-19 and die. South Florida recently lost five of them.

    Law enforcement leaders are trying to convince their staffs to get vaccinated as more and more officers get sick with COVID-19 and die. South Florida recently lost five of them.
    MIAMI – COVID-19 has been the number one killer of law enforcement officers in 2020 and 2021 to date, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, which tracks line-of-duty deaths.

    In South Florida alone, five officers were recently lost in just one week.

    “It is the most important officer safety issue of our lifetime,” said Miami Police Assistant Chief Armando Aguilar, who is among the leadership pushing for police to get vaccinated.

    The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says they are witnessing a continued increase in COVID deaths with more and more cases coming in every day. The organization says more officers are lost to COVID in the line of duty than any other cause combined, including gunfire.

    The National Fraternal Order of Police is encouraging members to get vaccinated, as infectious disease experts say officers are at a clear risk with the delta variant continues coursing through our communities.

    Covid - the biggest cause of deaths among police officers.

    And yet police organizations are against something that would prevent these deaths. Bizzare.

    Sadly, we will probably continue to give cops dying from Covid the same elaborate hero-style funerals that officers who are shot get. Instead, they should be stripped of their pensions.

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  2. pearl

    pearl Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    My grandson is a correction officer at a state high security prison and they have been given a mandate to get vaccinated, his union intends to fight it.
  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
    Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2010
    Firing the anti-vaxers might be a great
    way to clear the lesser employees.
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