Another Pennsylvania government entity, with more indictments. What’s striking here, as Karen Heller observes, is that the system for funneling various goodies to the politically connected even accounted for regime change, flipping the share of patronage chits depending on which party won the last election. With something this entrenched, the new Turnpike CEO’s promise to “clean up Dodge” may be a tall order.
Why Did LA’s “Shadow Sheriff” Resign?. Good question! A larger question may be whether there’s a relationship between long-lived leaders and organizations that start fraying at the seams, although Sheriff Baca, who started in the agency 50 years ago and has led it for 15, was just named Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff’s Association.
A self-indulgent post. I am interested in how the law enforcement officer role is morphing in myriad ways. This article is about one transformation–security guards walking the beat.