Dallas Police Chief David Brown Casually Tweets About Firing Cops Before Asking for Blues Recommendations
I've got a really tough day ahead...not looking forward to the decisions I will have to make on some officers careers— David O. Brown (@DPDChief) March 1, 2013
If you follow Dallas Police Chief David Brown on Twitter, you were greeted this morning with the ominous announcement above. We're still waiting for a call back from DPD's media relations department and/or a reply to our Tweet asking Brown to elaborate. But a report in the Morning News pretty clearly suggests that what the chief is dreading is firing at least six officers who have disciplinary hearings scheduled for this afternoon. Also on the docket is the case of Lt. Regina Smith, aka Lucille Baller.
Brown was apparently very distraught over these burdens of police chiefdom. He spent the next several minutes discussing blues music with his Twitter followers.
Does anyone know a really good blues song or artist to add to my playlist— David O. Brown (@DPDChief) March 1, 2013
I'm quite the novice when it comes to this genre of music...BB King is about as far as I go— David O. Brown (@DPDChief) March 1, 2013
@EssKayT suggests Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn (Brown: "how could I forget Stevie Ray"), while @graemeham90 suggests Charlie "Bird" Parker ("my old man used to talk about Charlie Bird thanks guess I'm old now listening to my parents music,"). Finally, @sfolsom41 chimes in with Howling Wolf and Son House.
@sfolsom41 thanks I'll take a listen...I need some grown folks blues so I need you to dig deep into your playlist— David O. Brown (@DPDChief) March 1, 2013
Brown's aching heart is apparently soothed. Now, maybe he'll be so kind as to pass those selections along to the officers he's about to fire.