Your story "Beltway sniper-case chief takes 'victory lap'" describes a racist Chief Moose who was totally unqualified for the job of chief of police of Montgomery County, Md., a county of a million residents. His racism and lack of intellectual honesty certainly delayed the arrest of Mohammed and Malvo, and very likely as a result allowed more people to be killed. His own writings and his efforts in the past 10 years reveal the racist he is. He must not have been vetted with any degree of integrity. This is the kind of crap that can result from affirmative action hires.
That is an extremely well-paid job that requires only the best and brightest. Racism doesn't fit into the requirements of chief of police.