• BoscoBear
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    For the same reason police shouldn’t be allowed to participate in white power marches in their uniforms. They are supposed to be neutral.

    • @Nurse_Robot@lemmy.world
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      112 months ago

      Imagine equating hate groups associated with lynching to groups seeking equal rights and protections. You’re a clown

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        Ok. Same reason firefighters are not supposed to let their kids wear their helmet while selling lemonade. They are supposed to be impartial.

      • BoscoBear
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        12 months ago

        That is a really good point. I need to rethink this entirely. It does seem discriminatory or at the very least highly illogical.

        I had thought of it as brand-dillutution, like making tic-tocs in your uniform but since this is a federally recognized class it really is more like wearing your uniform off-duty.

        • @whoreticulture@midwest.social
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          22 months ago

          And the other context you may be missing was this was encouraged for years. NPS organized to walk in SF pride, in their uniforms, for as long as I can remember. And NPS does have rules about what you can and can’t do in uniform … I wasn’t allowed to buy alcohol after work in uniform. Thanks for reconsidering your view.

          • BoscoBear
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            While the alcohol thing seems overly draconian this seems more like “you cant use your wheelchair in uniform.” Seems begging for a lawsuit.

            • @whoreticulture@midwest.social
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              Yeah, my point is that they have some strict rules and have chosen for years to encourage people in uniform to show up at Pride. So this was a clear choice that was made for years that has suddenly changed.