WELCOME TO DEMONCRAZY
Democracy Township elects an honest cop to be Chief of Police, scaring corrupt cops and a majority of Town Council. Things start to happen.
A loose steering wheel on the Chief’s car causes it to go off the road. Town Council complains that the Chief can’t drive.
An unknown prankster pours sugar into the Chief’s gas tank. When the engine seizes up, Council complains that the Chief’s carelessness is destroying township property.
The Chief has a college degree in Criminal Justice. Half of Council sneers, calling him “elite.” The other half denies he ever got a college degree. When the local paper publishes a copy, the deniers claim it’s a forgery.
The Chief asks for a law to arrest drug dealers who hang out near schools. Council blocks it, then accuses the Chief of letting drug dealers run amok around their children.
Before the Chief was elected, Town Council had voted to install traffic lights in high accident locations. When the Chief came on board, Town Council changed its mind. Accident rates rise; they blame the Chief.
The Democracy Tribune publishes an article about Township patrolmen who drive. Cadillacs Jaguars, and Mercedes. When the Chief demands to see their income tax returns, they stonewall, Town Council accuses the Chief of tolerating corruption.
Democracy Township needs new police communications equipment. Council refuses. When police are late responding, Council blames the Chief.
Democracy has a bottle factory, a rope factory, and a paint factory, all granted tax breaks when they arrived twenty years before. The breaks have long run out but Council keeps voting to continue them. In the budget crunch, Council cuts the police budget 12%. When townsfolk complain about lack of police presence, Council blames the Chief.
A Super Pac named Safe Streets for Democracy runs TV ads smearing the Police Chief. People suspect it’s paid for by the paint, rope, and bottle factory owners, but can’t prove it because of Citizens United.
Some townsfolk think about moving out of Democracy, but most hunker down to fight. They don’t have gobs of money, but plenty of people. Their first move is to plaster Democracy with posters.
DEMOCRACY or DEMONCRAZY?