Sunday, March 13, 2011

The WPPA Problem

Actual cops around the State are becoming defensive when Jim Palmer of the WI Professional Policemen's Ass'n gets mentioned.

And Palmer HAS been mentioned--prominently--after his WPPA-letterhead threat to M&I Bank emerged.

Here, Steve Spingola essays on the controversy.

The consensus amongst several of SF’s readers is that James Palmer, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Officers Association (WPPA), is a man whose tactics are disgracing that organization’s rank-and-file members.

Palmer, and other so-called law enforcement professionals, drew the ire of some for sending a letter to Mr. Tom Ellis, the President of the Marshall and Ilsely (M&I) Corporation.

...Palmer’s letter caused a collective gasp from many law enforcement veterans.

In fact, Glenn Frankovis, a retired Milwaukee Police Department captain, mentioned that several of his law enforcement contacts view Palmer’s threats as extortion.

For the record, James Palmer is not and has never been a law enforcement officer. Those familiar with the inner-workings of the WPPA describe Palmer as a dyed-in-the-wool Madison liberal and an ally of former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle.

**GASP!!** Who would have guessed??

It seems to me that Palmer has "gone NPR" and the WPPA Board should be meeting very soon to discuss Palmer's dismissal. While most citizens understand that Palmer's mouth is writing checks that he cannot cash, he's not doing any PR favors whatsoever for rank-and-file LEO's.

HT BadgerBlogger

1 comment:

Tony said...

Absolutely...check out the WPPA facebook page!