The video behind the ‘baseball bat’ remark

Five Atlanta cops wounded while on duty went public last week with their charges that a hostile worker’s compensation system has questioned the need for oxygen, delayed the repairs of a wheelchair leading to broken bones, cut off vital drugs and delayed a surgery, resulting in bedsore-like infections.

As my AJC colleague Bill Torpy pointed out Sunday, four are in wheel-chairs. One is brain-damaged.

You’ve heard about Sgt. Scott Kreher, the Atlanta police union leader was so frustrated that, at a City Council hearing last week, he said he’d like greet Mayor Shirley Franklin with a baseball bat.

He apologized, but has been suspended. Franklin’s office has promised to persue the matter.

But you may not have seen the 10-minute video that started the furor, by the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. “Each one has wondered if a city employee and workers compensation company wish they would hurry up and die,” the video begins.

See it here:

Writes Torpy:

On Thursday, a city attorney said he was reviewing questions from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the city’s workers’ comp program and how it works, but did not respond with answers.

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6 comments Add your comment

Copyleft and Will Jones You Are An Idiot

May 26th, 2009
10:09 am

Not only is Kreher justified in his remarks, he should be applauded. It is about time
someone openly and harshly takes this joke of a mayor to task.
How in the name of God this pathetic loser of a mayor ever got on any best of list is
proof of the dumbing down of the American educational system.
All dumbazz franklin knows how to do is fly up to Washington and beg for money.
She should be known as the “BEGGING WELFARE MAYOR” as she is no better
than a panhandler except she rips off the taxpayers to do so.

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May 27th, 2009
8:36 am

I’m the first to admit Franklin is both a deadbeat mayor & dumber than a box of rocks, but I sure don’t want my tax dollars going to pay for a bunch of cops who got shot in the line of duty. You want to sign up for the tour of the turf, it’s on your dime, not mine.


May 27th, 2009
11:04 am

Graca Carill

May 27th, 2009
2:34 pm

Mayor Franklin reached an all time low by blowing this molehill into a mountain. Why would you continue with this mess. There is much important business that needs to be discussed in the new for you to drag on and on because someone want to beat you in the head with a baseball bat. Where is your sense of humor. I want to beat all unwed teenagers with three babies in the head with a bat. Get a grip. Let this go. What is your problem?


February 18th, 2010
1:41 pm

Herbk… Are you serious? So I guess when you get robbed or carjacked and an officer responds and gets shot you wouldn’t want “your” tax dollars paying for their medical bills? You are a poor excuse of an american or you are simply retarded! If I’m not mistaken it wouldn’t be your tax dollars paying for crap it would be covered by the workmans comp insurance you freeking piece of crap.