Ya know, the hits just keep on coming here in Dallas, Texas. Whether it’s the Dallas County Commission voting to become a sanctuary county, or voting to become a U.N. Human Rights Community — like the U.N. is a defender of human rights — things are getting a “little sporty” around the “Big D.”The Dallas city manager actually appointed a BLM activist – who fomented the violence during which five police officers were killed a year ago – to sit on a citizen to interview police chief candidates. Yes you read that right. And at least one other Dallas resident (besides me) is incensed.
As reported by Fox4News.com, “A star on the FOX reality show ‘American Grit’ is upset over the appointment of an activist in the citizen panel involved in the interviews of the Dallas police chief candidates. John Burk lives and works in Dallas. He posted an expletive-filled rant on Facebook voicing his anger over the Dallas city manager’s decision to include Dominique Alexander in the citizen panel. The panelists’ jobs are done. Their interviews took place Tuesday, and the candidates had what should be their final interviews with city leaders on Wednesday.
But one Dallas man is still outraged at who gets to help in that process. Burk posted a tirade to Facebook on Wednesday ranting about Dallas activist Dominique Alexander being invited to be part of the panel to help choose the next Dallas police chief. “This is real life. This is happening now, and it’s a slap in the face to every police officer that walks that street,” the Army veteran said. “We’re pandering to a criminal element now.” Burk calls Alexander a convicted felon — which, he is. He is a highly public community activist who also has a criminal record for felony child abuse.
“Could Alexander serve on a jury? No. Can he purchase a firearm? No,” Burk said. “So why does he have any say so? Granted, it’s not that big of a say so. There’s a lot of people in this. But it’s still a slap in the face to the Dallas officers.”Alexander founded the Next Generation Action Network, which helped coordinate the protest on July 7, 2016 on the night of the Dallas police ambush and the one last week on July 6, the day before the one-year anniversary. He’s now the leader of the Black Lives Matter movement in Dallas. “I want to start off by commending the City of Dallas leadership and city manager for bringing very diverse people together,” Alexander said Tuesday night after the citizen panel interviews.”
I remember that infamous night from a year ago as I was visiting with the Dallas Police officers at the Northwest Division, my precinct. I watched some of the officers preparing their riot gear to go downtown and assist with safeguarding the protest march. When I got back home, my oldest daughter and I were watching The Kelly File, when the breaking news came through.
Now, I’m a Christian fella and believe in redemption, but this is truly what I call a special kind of stupid. Why would a convicted felon be included in the interview process for the new Dallas Police Chief? But even more so, why would the person who organized the protest that resulted in the deaths of five Dallas law enforcement officers, almost to the year ago, be a part of the selection interview committee?I mean, you could have found any other felon out there, couldn’t ya? And a felon with a record of child abuse — this is supposed to represent “diversity?”
Last week, FOX 4 reported the Dallas Police Association also expressed anger over Alexander being on the panel. The city did not respond to our calls for comment, but City Manager TC Broadnax released a statement last week saying the panelists “have no decision-making authority over final selection.”So, let me get this right, this chucklehead of a city manager, TC Broadnax, says that the panelists “have no decision-making authority over final…selection,” so, why have a panel? Truthfully, why have Dominique Alexander on the panel? What this really evidences is a serious lack of adult decision-making capacity by the Dallas City Manager, or whoever it was that approved Alexander being on this panel…was it the mayor?
When did we need to pander to felons in the business of conducting a search for a new police chief? Heck, why not just ask the folks in Philadelphia or Washington D.C. to select the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. And no, I’m not comparing the citizens of Philadelphia or Washington D.C. to felons, but anyone with football savvy will get the parallel.
John Burk does bring to our attention a very important point: having been convicted as a felon, Alexander has lost certain rights. If Alexander cannot be trusted to vote, own a firearm, or serve on a jury — certainly never serve in our military — who would trust him to select a police chief?
Ya know what, I must readdress the stupid level classification for this fiasco. It’s not a special kind of stupid…nope, Dallas City Manager TC Broadnax is indicative of YGTBSM stupid.
And just a closing note, Next Generation Action Network’s founder Dominique Alexander is affiliated with Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, a fella who also should be a felon due to his tax evasion.
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