Last week, in seven cities across the country — New York, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City and Flint, Mich. — rallies were held demanding that the minimum wage for fast-food workers be super-sized to $15 per hour. Many workers walked off the job to show support for doubling the current minimum wage. The idea in theory is that these employees deserve a living wage.
Decades ago, when Smokey Bear became an icon, his mantra was, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” The warning has since evolved into, “Only you can prevent wildfires.”
Accountability has long been a problem for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, especially when it comes to officers who shoot people. Year after year, the public saw officers who made obviously terrible decisions, resulting from inexcusable mistakes, keep their jobs despite injuring or killing civilians. Too often, the review process was a joke, a pointless exercise in rubber-stamping.