The Wizard of Oz (err - Canton) is at it again.
Yes, Mayor William J. Healy, even when he is out-of-town, leaves this mark on Canton. As reported in The Repository (Canton police chief reprimanded, July 15), Safety Director got the jump on Canton Chief of Police Dean L. McKimm and cited him with three reprimands on Wednesday.
But the SCPR does not buy that this is primary a Nesbitt/McKimm tete-a-tete despite being categorized as such (actually much stronger - harassment) by McKimm's attorney Craig Conley.
The McKimm disciplinary actions has Wizard (in his own mind) Healy written all over it.
Healy's modus operandi is to lurk in the background and have others do his dirty work for him. A person who works for Healy needs to wear a "back protector" not a "chest protector!"
- Nesbitt cites McKimm for insubordinate activities.
- Nesbitt schedules hearing on citations.
- McKimm ask for a public hearing.
- Nesbitt denies McKimm public hearing.
- McKimm goes to court to get public hearing.
- Nesbitt cancels hearing altogether and issues reprimands.
McKimm through his attorney called the administration's bluff in terms of the administration trying to do its dirt "behind closed doors."
The Healy administration pre-emptive promulgation of reprimands were a face saving way out of an embarrassing situation for the Healyites (aka "the loyalists").
Now we have a situation where the chief deputy (Ream) is now going to be monitoring the chief when he assumes the safety directorship. On that count alone, the appointment was a dumb move.
But Healy, for all his chest-thumping about his own brilliance, keeps doing dumb thing after dumb thing after dumb thing.
No matter who he acts through (Price, Nesbitt [Ream] or whomever), when the curtain is pulled back "the light of day" reveals none other than the Wizard of Canton - Mayor William J. Healy, II.