All these press releases about police vice-president Jaroslav Spišiak are fine ["Carrying a big stick", By Martina Pisárová, February 25 - March 3, Vol. 8, No. 7] , but when are there going to be any changes seen?
I have lived in Slovakia for almost five years and obviously within this time have had several run-ins with the "fine men in green." Several times they have lined their pockets after some golden advice ("rada nad zlato"} on my driving skills. What part of their job description do they not understand i.e. civil servant? Every week there are comments made about the future being so different and attitudes changing. What a lot of complete and utter rubbish.
I think it is a terrible reflection on a society of fine people who have a country with so much promise, only to be let down by stagnant Animal Farm attitudes. Mr Spišiak has his job cut out for him, and it will be interesting to see if this will be yet another time of false promises, telling the press what they want to hear, and the revolutionary ideas and plans never travelling down the chain of command to the policeman on the street. Maybe, just maybe the police force could gain a little respect from the people who pay their wages.
Watching with interest. Good luck.
11. Mar 2002 at 0:00