I’ll tell you why. He falls back on the fact that he was a police officers.
Well the truth is sort of muddled. He was a RESERVE police officer in Baton Rouge, LA. And he had to resign from that job because of a little episode around anti-abortion protests.
This came up because I’m re-reading Max Blumenthal’s “Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party”
There were massive anti-abortion protests going on around the Delta Women’s Clinic and Chief of Police Greg Phares had ordered the erection of a chain link fence to separate anti-abortion protestors from pro-choice forces. Phares also called in Sheriff’s Deputies and prison guards to shore up manpower at these sites.
A logical move on the part of Chief Phares in my opinion.
Well – Tony Perkins violated department policy by writing a commentary in the local newspaper that was openly critical of the Chief’s activities.
Better yet the fucker knew that there was a plan made by anti-abortion proponents to break through the police barricades and rush the abortion clinic.
Yet Perkins, though he was required to do so, failed to inform his superiors in the police department.
Perkins was then suspended and had to surrender his reserve commission for six months. And once the suspension ended, Perkins resigned.
So I have to ask, why is he deferred to as such an expert when surely he was a piss poor cop?