Tristan Bonn: Still Trying To Figure Out What Is So Hard About Commnity Policing that the Powers That Be just can't seem to grasp it.
Tristan seems to think that OPD is the one that can't give up control. I think that OPD is a bit player in this drama; highly visible, but just carrying out orders. We have to dig a bit deeper (higher?) into the Omaha Power Structure to find out where those guidelines are coming from. Guidelines like: ignore popular expressions of discontent (there have been a lot of meetings with large numbers of people voicing their unhappiness with OPD and City policies - they just weren't called by the Empowerment Network), downplay the seriousness of any problems, do nothing that will upset the current flows of patronage.
Good music video linked in the blog.