John Bruhns, a former officer in the Pennsylyania Board of Probation and Parole, offered testimony at last week's City Council hearings about how impossible it was for him to do his job - because his lenient supervior wouldn't let him.

His first-person account, posted on his website The All American Politico, is on the long side but is a must-read -iIf you want to be deeply depressed, that is.

So pour yourself a cup of coffee, or a stiff drink, and read it here.