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Pax Centurion, the complete oeuvre

The Phoenix's Chris Faraone surveys several years' worth of trash talking in the pages of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association's newsletter. As a bonus, the Phoenix posts a six-year archive of the newsletters, handy now that the union has taken down all the online versions from its site.

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Never mind that Carnell himself collected nearly $52,000 in sick pay last year for a total salary of $97,729 (down from his 2010 take of $155,399).

While I'm sure an officer of such high integrity as James Carnell would never abuse the sick leave policy and that $52 grand was well earned, someone should do some reporting on this.

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Judging by the numbers, this guy is at the bottom of the employee barrel, but hasn't done anything serious enough to warrant a firing. Welcome to public sector unions.

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$52K in sick pay? I'm just wondering is all. I do remember a Boston firefighter bodybuilding while he was out on sick leave/disability. I mean for I know it is totally legit, but getting more than national median household income for sick time alone begs for an explanation.

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I mean, they were going to pay this guy anyway for working, better off keeping him off the street and make him use his own sick time. For all intents and purposes it just shortens his career. The sick time he is using is sick time he didn't use before, which is basically what every municipal employee is going to get. Police and fire it will hurt more because the OT is going to cost the city more. But for all intents and purposes it's usually better to just let these guys use their time and then force them to retire.

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It makes the whole thing just a bit more outrageous.

Carnell is a pathetic loser that the bosses would love to get rid of, but they can't because of the union (commies). He spends his time on the clock behind a desk, working cakewalk assignments and on his latest brainless diatribe against the commies.

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You may want to blame this on unions, but unions do not endorse fraud. Someone pulling that sort of sick pay is either very sick (or has a very sick relative under FMLA) or dishonest. An investigation is warranted if the latter is suspected.

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