I give the APOA (Teamsters union) an "F" for its activities in this upcoming election. It is backing two candidates with signs and robo-calls in order to try to influence the town council in its favor when negotiations start on a new contract.
Some voters are afraid to place signs for other candidates in fear of retaliation by the police.
The APOA's lightly disguised threats at intimidation have no place in Atherton.
I feel very well-qualified to make these comments. I was a San Francisco police lieutenant for over 30 years in charge of up to 250 officers, and also the past president of the San Francisco Veterans police officers association. I am still on its board of directors.
I am a 33-year resident of Atherton and, unlike one of the APOA candidates, I have worked on numerous town committees. I love this town and I hate to see this kind of behavior by the APOA. It degrades many of our young excellent police officers.
Stockbridge Avenue, Atherton
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