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  • davidccouper Dec 20, 3:26 p.m.

    What is “good policing?” What should you look for in a police leader? How is your city going to evaluate that leader? Perhaps one or more of the four major obstacles arresting police development is in existence? For more, follow my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com. Those police officers who serve in a democracy are men and women who are highly-educated, well-trained, controlled in their use of force, honest, courteous to every person, and led by mature leaders. Is that your police? If not, find out what you can do about it.

  • kermit60 Dec 19, 10:58 a.m.

    Why do they feel the ned to bring in someone from out of town. What about the fill in chief who has been doing the job for months already? Is it maybe that she is a white female?

  • Glass Half Full Dec 19, 10:00 a.m.

    Aziz should not have made it to the finals soley due to his membership in a racially exclusive organization. Fayetteville is segregated enough without mess like this.

  • censorbait Dec 19, 9:57 a.m.

    Qualifications or PC hire? See which prevails.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Dec 18, 7:56 p.m.

    Thank goodness Medlock isn't part of any National White Police Association or he would never made it to the initial interview.

  • stuartvff333 Dec 18, 6:59 p.m.

    I agree with ftpc99, what does being black have to do with anything. I thought we were all equals? That is what they have wanted, so stop separating yourself from the whites, because it is racist when we do it!

  • Sherlock Dec 18, 5:49 p.m.

    Medlock is clearly more qualifed based on the info in the post. He maybe but he will not get the job, with all the past problems Faynam has had, you can guess who the manager will pick just to CYA.

  • ftpc99 Dec 18, 5:04 p.m.

    I can't imagine what the purpose of a National Black Police Association is. Cops have to deal with racial issues all the time so you would think they wouldn't want to segregate themselves, from themselves. Kinda strange.

  • superman Dec 18, 4:55 p.m.

    Medlock is clearly more qualifed based on the info in the post.

  • affirmativediversity Dec 18, 4:25 p.m.

    Based on the limited information in the article I think Mr. Aziz has the more impressive resume BUT it concerns me when anyone who pursues a career in public service elects to join/participate/climb the ranks of a racially oriented organization.

  • Mom2two Dec 18, 3:48 p.m.

    I wonder if, since they are being considered for the City of Fayetteville, if either has served in the military.

  • hollylama Dec 18, 3:40 p.m.

    "Why is it not racist when there is a black only association?"

    Don't blame the byproduct of a broken system.

  • 3 was King Dec 18, 2:30 p.m.

    Why is it not racist when there is a black only association?

  • ftpc99 Dec 18, 2:14 p.m.

    "Aziz joined the department in 1992. He is finishing up a two-year term as chairman of the National Black Police Association"

    I wonder if Medlock is a member of any racially discriminatory associations?

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