Now that Mayor Peduto has his Public Safety Director it’s time to start seriously looking at who the next Chief of Police will be.

B-PEP recently partcipated in a meeting where they stated what they want in a police chief. Here’s what I would like to see.

First of all I thought Nate Harper was a great chief and if he could have kept his hands out of the cookie jar he would have been one of the best Pittsburgh has had in years, probably of all time. He had started some things that would have had a great impact on the city and especially the Black community.  He had the perfect qualifications; he had done everything in his 36 years on the force.  But greed has been the downfall of a many men.

Some people are saying we need an outsider because Pittsburgh is such a racist city, and the police force is so bad off. I say that Pittsburgh is no more racist than any other major city, and the police here are no worse than police anywhere else. Most people who talk about Pittsburgh being so bad and so racist have in most cases never lived anywhere else. There is racism not just in the South; it exists in any major city or small city or even town for that matter. There is racism everywhere, not just in Pittsburgh.

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