Monthly Archives: April 2016


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Apr 2016

Floyd E. Lewis, Sr., presiding bishop of the Houston’s International Church Fellowship, was ecstatic about getting a significant “thumbs up” endorsement from former President George H. W. Bush for the ongoing crusade to support police officers doing a positive, life-risking job for their community. Bishop Lewis is leading the charge in the crusade proclaiming that “Criminals are domestic terrorists, police officers are domestic soldiers.” Lewis and the leadership of his support group often voice the need to speak up for police officers amid the current critical air surrounding law enforcement officials throughout......


25
Apr 2016

Now that the mayoral race is behind us and we prepare for the Texas legislative session next year, I want to address the pension issue. We receive at least a phone call a day regarding our pensions and questions about the HPOU’s position on all aspects of the pension system. The Union has a Meet and Confer contract with the City of Houston regarding pay and benefits for all active Houston police officers. That contract expires on Dec. 31, 2018. That contract has absolutely nothing to do with pensions. The Houston Police......


25
Apr 2016

Bishop Floyd Lewis served 27 years as HPD’s volunteer chaplain, doing the Lord’s work to help officers and comfort their families in times of crisis. In recent years the bishop developed “Thumbs Up,” a program that entails a citizen’s common yet meaningful signal to Houston officers – or any first responder for that matter – to demonstrate support and recognition for doing a good job. Lewis long proclaimed that, sure, there are bad officers just like bad teachers and doctors but “97 percent” of law enforcement consists of hard-driven, dedicated heroes who......