What do I like about Donald Trump?
He reminds me of another leader who I worked for in the Metro-Dade Police Department. His name was Charlie Black.
Black could be crude sometimes. He was often politically incorrect. Whatever came out his mouth was pure Charlie, he didn’t mince words. He was afraid of nobody. And, he was honest…to a fault.
The most impressive aspect about Charlie Black was his ability to cut thought the bureaucratic morass and get a job done. Big or small, there was nothing that would stand in his way. He knew best how to get from A to Z without detours, without BS, without bowing to politics or giving a damn about media. He was not always pretty, but he was effective.
As a robust Chief of Detectives, starting at age 32, he garnered enormous respect and admiration from the two hundred detectives that worked under him. Some feared him. He was tough to keep up with because his mind was always five steps ahead. The wheels forever turned. He knew how to assess talent, loyalty and intellect within his ranks, and get the best from them. And as a result, cases were solved, the county …