Sunday, November 11, 2007

San Francisco: Lotus Eater Dilemna for the Police Department

San Francisco is having a dickens of a time trying to fill its current 900 empty police vacancies with replacements who are not former or current druggies.

A huge number of Baby Boomers joined police forces all over the country after the Vietnam War. But now those Boomers are retiring and where are their replacements?

"I was at a function the other night," Delagnes said. "And a guy said, 'Do we really want a bunch of 55-year-old cops?' I said, 'Would you rather have that or none?' "

Or one with a history of drug use?

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