Bullies in Aspen
April 24, 2002
Where has compassion, fun, and yes, “messy vitality” gone in Aspen? We are becoming an arrogant bureaucratic society whose public servants seem to answer to no one – not even our elected officials! They seem to have a “devine right” to push so-called employee housing citizens around with impunity! These well-paid, overbearing “hired hands” seem to think they are invulnerable!
Such is not limited to employee housing – but, pervades at the Senior Center; the golf course; some patrolling and investigating police officers, etc.
These “big city” mean ways are loudly defended by the simple-minded phrase “I was just doing my job!” Come on! This is not Aspen, it is bullying – and is creating a very non-Aspen atmosphere!
Let’s bring back a strong ombudsman program. Enough is enough!