Sunday, May 03, 2015

LA Times Article On Anchorage Mayoral Race Focuses On Police

Kyle Hopkins wrote a piece on the Anchorage mayoral race for the LA Times which was in today' paper.  The title in the print addition was "Police can't lose in Anchorage mayoral race."  It mentions the drop in the police force, the the spike in murders this year, and Mayor Sullivan saying it was just a quirk. 

The article says both candidates in the runoff would boost the number of police and reintroduce the special units that focused on robbery and community policing. 

But the article doesn't mention the stark difference between the candidates over AO-37, the labor ordinance that voters overturned last November or how the police department went from a defined benefits retirement system to a defined contribution system. 

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