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Texas Deputy Forms Caucasian Law Enforcement Association

April 15, 2010  | 


Harris County Sheriff's deputy Daniel McCool's new law enforcement association—the Caucasian Law Enforcement Association—is stirring some controversy.

McCool started the CLEA, began a Facebook page, launched a website and has begun accepting members. The first officer to sign up? A Hispanic female deputy.

McCool said he started the group because Caucasians are now minorities in Harris County and within his agency.

As of 2008, the American Community Survey data lists that whites had dropped to 54 percent of the Harris County population. Whites are projected to be in the minority by 2014, with Hispanics likely making up the majority.

Representatives of officer groups of African-American and Hispanic officers say the group is unneccesary.

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Tags: LE Support Associations, Harris County Sheriff


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Lakewood19 @ 4/15/2010 6:10 PM

There is as much need for an association for Caucasian LEOs as there is for Black and Hispanic officer associations, or for that matter single gender-based associations. Personally, I wouldn't belong to any of them. The minute someone puts a race or ethnic identifier on a group it immediately takes on racist overtones for me. This is generally borne out when the other race or ethnic-based groups who claim not to be biased or racist start pointing fingers and name-calling groups that are doing exactly the same thing for their demographic.

I have been in law enforcement since the late 70's and have been trained to believe that a cop is a cop. Period. Race, ethicity and gender should not make a difference. Yet these various associations that focus on people with the intent of pointing out differences drive wedges between people who should be working together with a common goal.

Those that would raise an outcry and call for a Caucasian association to be shut down are being hypocrits if they don't also call for shutting down the other associations that are based on race or ethnicity.

Steve Rothstein @ 4/15/2010 9:48 PM

This is not really new, even for that city. In 1993, Houston police officers formed a white police officer's association too.

I think it just shows the idiocy of allowing racially or ethnically based special interest organizations to exist. If it is alright to have a special interest organization for Black officers, or one for Hispanic officers, why would it not be alright to have one for White officers? And then we can have one for blond or redheaded police officers too. Maybe the left handed officers need one, since they have always been a distinct minority and get discriminated against in choice of equipment.

c1ogden @ 4/29/2010 7:35 AM

Why is this "controversial"?

Is there any controversy over the african-American or hispanic groups? I'll bet there isn't! And that fact brings us back to "Why is THIS group controversial?"

"Representatives of officer groups of African-American and Hispanic officers say the group is unneccesary."

This statement applies equally to their own (apparently) racist groups.

Typical liberal hypocrisy!

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn`t buy one.

If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.

If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for

everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his

situation.

A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.

Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

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