Jim over at AbeLog today laments the poor state of race relations in Springfield, especially in light of the ongoing battle between the city and the group of minority police officers known as "The Black Guardians".
I understand they have legitimate gripes against the city but the name "The Black Guardians" sounds like a gang. I'm thinking they're not getting any good PR out of that. Wouldn't an organization called "The Association of Minority Law Enforcement Professionals" be better? OK - that sounds like a labor union but you get my drift.