The East Ridge City Council is not using common sense in asking Police Chief Eddie Phillips to not drive the black Cadillac Escalade he has been driving on duty lately. But, that is typical for politicians even in the smallest of towns.
Phillips explained that the police department was awarded the SUV after a man was convicted of several DUIs. If the police department sells the Caddy, the money goes back to the state for more wasteful government spending and the city would have to buy Phillips another patrol car.
I think it's a great idea to have the chief of a police department riding around i
a "civilian looking" car - especially one that looks like some thug or drug pusher might drive.
Where is the common sense in this country and East Ridge anymore?