Update: 04/15/2013: Make no mistake that the SAPOA endorsement for Councilman David Medina is none other than a self interest endorsement. SAPOA board member Frank Garibay addressed several roll calls stating that although he received flack from some officers, especially the Traffic division, he explained to them it was a necesarry endorsement. Garibay encouraged officers to get involved in this local election and David Medina re-elected for it would be very "beneficial" for the officers and the department. Unfortunately, it appears the almighty buck won out over the dignity of the SAPOA and its members. IMHO, the Traffic Division sold themselves out short. My questions is, again, how does this endorsement of David Medina "benefit" San Antonios District 5 and its constiuents? It doesn't.
You would think the SAPOA would run their endorsements by thier members, especially when it comes to the holier than thou and no show David Medina. You have to wonder what the SAPOA could possibly gain from a young Medina who dresses well, has been in "college" for 7 (yes seven) years and still has no degree in anything vaguely close to politics much less anything else. Lobbyists must be assisting this career student with his day to day living expenses since his financial disclosure reports still show no verifiable income. (Daddys allowance doesn't count David)
How can anyone take David Medina seriously when and if he shows up to Dist. 5 events attempting to encourage kids in D5 to "work hard, go to college" to get ahead while Medina is proof that no education and no job could land a person in office and still live the American dream. David Medina's narcissism is anything but difficult to detect. San Antonio's District 5 deserves better, but Medina is counting on constituents to do what they do best, which is stay home and not vote. District 5, you have to do alot better for your community than you've been doing. Get out and vote David Medina out or stop complaining.
SAPOA endorsement rankles rank-and-file cops
Two weeks ago, Frank Garibay walked into morning roll call for the San Antonio Police Department's traffic cops and made an announcement.
Garibay, chairman of the San Antonio Police Officers Association's political action committee, informed the cops in the room that SAPOA had decided to endorse David Medina in his District 5 City Council race.
Garibay couldn't have sparked more consternation if he'd walked into a first-grade classroom and announced that Christmas is canceled this year.
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