When in doubt, move them around: last month, officers from Brooklyn's 79th Precinct publicly griped about being forced to meet quotas, even threatening to boycott the summons to show their displeasure. Their supervisor, Deputy Chief Michael Marino, responded by putting on his best Clint Eastwood impression, and saying, "make my day." Now, according to the News, the NYPD has stepped in and decided to face the little insurgency head-on...by transferring Marino.

Because who needs to deal with a systematic problem when they can just scapegoat someone? Marino rankled the higher-ups because of his stand-offish attitude with his officers. The second in command in north Brooklyn will be transferred to a similar role on Staten Island, albeit overseeing less precincts. No official reason was given for the move, but sources told the News that the assignment was designed to reduce his responsibility and avoid further controversy. This is becoming a pattern for Marino: the 32-year NYPD vet was transferred from the 75th Precinct after an arbitrator ruled in 2006 that Marino broke state labor laws by punishing cops who did not meet ticket and arrest quotas when he was the commanding officer.

Marino has had other troubles this year: he was named in Officer Adrian Schoolcraft's lawsuit against the city as one of the officers who forcibly threw him into a psych ward; he was also punished this year for using steroids. Then again, maybe this is his just deserts, since Marino has a history of being transfer-happy, and had allegedly threatened to transfer anyone in the 79th who didn't meet their quotas. We can all agree that whatever side of the coin you're on, quotas are probably gonna mess up your day.