The Federal Way Police Union has decided to endorse Ferrell without even interviewing me, but I’m pretty sure that there are some rank-and-file members that support me or would support me given my strong backing of our Police Department. Under my mayoralty, qualified immunity will be protected in F.W. unless radicals in Olympia, such as Claire Wilson and Jesse Johnson, undermine municipal control. We must continue qualified immunity for our officers as we do for most other government officials. We must give our officers the benefit of the doubt when there is a clash between them and, particularly, thugs. Of course, that doesn’t mean they can break rules and regulations, but we give them the benefit of the doubt in cases involving thugs. That doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be some reforms, but only those reforms that the majority of our officers agree to or do not strenuously object to; not those or not necessarily those that radicals like Jesse Johnson & Co. formulate with their leftist friends. Our police officers would like my mayoralty as much as they do Ferrell’s, if not more so.