By: Diane Benjamin
Bloomington firemen just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. See numbers 1-4 here: https://blnnews.com/2019/04/28/blm-fireman-4-veterans-dod-route-66-loss/
A bigger problem is how infractions are handled at the City. Last I heard #5 hasn’t been disciplined. David Hall from the 2&3 article hasn’t either.
Number 5 is Michael Maines. He was stopped by the ISU Police after driving 50 feet onto a sidewalk.
Here’s where it gets fun:
The legal limit if .08%, but “due to his employment” he wasn’t charged with DUI!
Guess what? The citizens of Bloomington paying his salary aren’t supposed to know justice isn’t equal! Obviously government employees aren’t subject to the same laws the rest of us are. If you blew .09 would you get an Uber?
If you are now mad, how do you think the other firefighters feel? Some get special treatment, I didn’t get this “tip” because discipline is applied equally in the department!
Equal justice no longer exists anywhere – Fire Chief Mohr was sent the following document. The incident happened in June and nothing has happened to Maines.
ISU police: What were you thinking?
I wonder if City Manager Tim Gleason knows? Keep in mind, we are still working on the police officer who “quit”.
Note the part about a large sum of cash and gambling at Pub II. No mention of following up on that nugget!