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Perry Como
Yesterday on The Daily Weekly we noted the executive order issued by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn officially creating the Community Police Commission -

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Comment of the Day: 'By God It Better Be Blue Like Seattle's Skies in a Perry Como Song'

Perry Como.jpg
Perry Como
Yesterday on The Daily Weekly we noted the executive order issued by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn officially creating the Community Police Commission - a body called for under the city's agreement with the Justice Department, and one that - according to the hype - will help ensure constitutional policing and a better relationship between SPD and Seattle's citizens.

As the post noted:

The creation of a "Community Police Commission" was one of the mandated remedies for shaping up Seattle's maligned police force offered up under the city's agreement with the Department of Justice. And this morning Mayor Mike McGinn announced that, with input from the City Council, he's issued an executive order to officially launch just such a commission.

Now comes the task of filling this Community Police Commission with actual warm bodies.

Saying the Commission's role "is to support the development of reforms, the establishment of police priorities, and mechanisms to promote community confidence in the Seattle Police Department," in a written statement distributed to the media, this morning McGinn put a call out for applications. According to the Mayor's office, once it's filled out the commission "will include members from each precinct of the City, police officer unions, faith communities, minority, ethnic, and other community organizations, and student or youth organizations."

Considering everything that's transpired, it seems some remain skeptical - including commenter DonWard.

DonWard writes:

The only way this can work is if there's a blue ribbon panel. And by God it better be real blue, too. Like the Seattle skies in a Perry Como song!

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