(Long Beach) cops demoted for being Republicans?! [NY POST]

This NY Post article was sent in by a reader named Anne, who called it ‘Crazy $hit’ and added “The politics out here are unbelievable!”

“Six Long Island cops claim their commissioner is putting politics before the badge.

The Long Beach crime fighters say they’ve been targeted by the seaside town’s Democratic machine for supporting GOP candidates in local elections last year.

Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney, a longtime Democrat, demoted the cops, cut their overtime, switched them to midnight tours and even filed false internal charges against them for “political payback,” the veteran officers claim in a $39 million lawsuit.

“It’s just the way politics work in this town,” Tangney allegedly told one of the officers while demoting him.

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20 thoughts on “(Long Beach) cops demoted for being Republicans?! [NY POST]”

  1. i think it was more about the fact that they were supporting the Republican coalition (which consisted of Democrats) but what’s the difference

  2. If you made $200,000 a year, and found out the city was cutting costs and you’d only make $180,000 a year, wouldn’t you’d sob uncontrollably with heart palpatiation?

    This is a politically-charged lawsuit & they know they won’t win a dime. They are just trying to get publicity and stir shit up. The public will not feel sorry for these guys one bit.

  3. I don’t give a hoot…39 million? Raiden doesn’t deserve his salary for be known as the man to avoid for drinking tickets.

  4. Now I’ve seen it all.
    What the heck have the Liberals done that’s so damn great except ruin the countries economy.
    The U.S. economy has been staggering for months if not years and we still have millions of people out of jobs. We have lost nearly 9 million jobs lost since the start of the recession. And no matter how you spin the figures, the official unemployment rate has hovered around 9 percent or 10 percent for more than two years.
    Obama has promised to focus his work on jobs, and instead all we see of him doing is campaigning and fund-raising. , What exactly has the Obama and his lame administration done to create jobs so far besides blame Bush? I for one am still waiting for an answer! The answer is NOTHING!
    The Liberal lies, from the top of the administration down to the local cities are so transparent, so blatant. that it’s a joke.
    But I guess that the liberals have no choice but to lie. There is no way to spin the things that they are getting away with these days like the union thuggery, the runaway spending, and sniveling entitlement addicts.It’s way past time for the liberals to sit down and shut up, and let someone else run this one time great nation.

  5. The United States is putting 2 wars on a credit card for the last 10 years what do you expect to happen?

    What does this have to do with the 39M?

  6. Oh so it’s Bush’s fault.
    The blame Bush excuse expired 3 years ago.
    Time for “the great one” to accept that

  7. I’m blaming Bush and Obama! We have 2 wars on credit cards!!! We are maxing out so it’s time to get out before we are bankrupt!

  8. Were is the OUTRAGE about, what happened last night ( June 20th, 2012) on the beach at Edwards?

    Where the Police were treated like they were insignificant by this gang of Flash Mobs!!!!!

    These are the enemy combatants, not the Police.

  9. Did you love the spontaneous public performances by that gang of hoodlums on the beach last night?

    Did you love the fact that our police department had to be called there after 11:00 PM to control that bunch of out of town trouble makers?

    If you did then I guess you had a great night.

  10. Very civic minded of the cops to sue LB. These guys ride a 4 wheeled gravy train and will walk out of LB with more $ than they ever would have made anywhere else.

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