Antigun official in hot water
Miami police chief John Timoney is in hot water. Again. The latest allegations are that he accepted free use of a luxury vehicle from a car dealership, while also drawing an allowance from the city for use of a personal car. The FOP, which doesn't care much for him, is calling for a vote of no confidence. (One of the things that may have them upset is that he reportedly fired a female officer for being married to a convicted felon, conflict of interest and all that, while he keeps his own job despite his son being a convicted felon).
He was pretty much a Brady Campaign poster boy. He endorsed Brady Campaign's opposition to liberalizing self-defense, calling it "unnecessary and dangerous", proclaimed that if the assault weapon ban expired, "We will see a return to the horrific violence that plagued our streets during the late 1980s and early 1990s.”", etc. (last file is a small pdf).
The New Yorker did a puff piece on him last year, and talked about his son...but they didn't really touch on his stance on the gun issue. I had forgotten what a ninny he is.
The only thing worse than someone who espouses anti-gun nonsense from behind a badge is a politician who wants to deny us the right to carry while enjoying the protection of taxpayer-provided armed guards.
Posted by: Sebastian-PGP at August 24, 2007 06:29 PM
Sic semper tyrannis.
Posted by: Rivrdog at August 25, 2007 01:13 AM
Like cbs4 poll shows, clearly it is an ethical violation. People in public service profession, and especially the person who is part of controlling law and order in the city should act in a ethical way. He shouldn't go behind the luxuries, at least in a unethical way.
Posted by: Mark at August 25, 2007 09:06 AM
Timoney aka T-MONEY is an extreemly rude arrogant man . some folks have classified him as a self serving meglomaniac with a narcacissm complex.
He has gotten officers fired for arresting people who were friends of his, he knows no limits to his arrogance. He belives he is an aristocrat of old europe like the sheriff of nottingham.
it would be very sad if it wasnt so scarry.
Posted by: miami resident at August 25, 2007 10:25 AM