Recently here we had a conversation about what does and doesn't constitute a working-class hero. Steven Slater, you are no John Andrews, a Chicago Police lieutenant who posted and signed a 3,000-word screed devoted to "Understanding the Organizational Paralysis of the CPD and the Mission to Recovery."
The piece is thoughtfully written, full of evidence and at once even-handed and devastating.
And courageous goes without saying. Andrews is quoted by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg on the career consequences of his move.
"Myself, yes, I had aspirations of rising higher than the rank of lieutenant. I don't think it'll happen now that I've done what I've done. But not everybody has to be a chief. Maybe there are too many chiefs already. Maybe we need some stronger Indians."
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