Sunday, February 28, 2010
EWWWWWWWWWWWW! I don't want to talk to anyone that badly!
What an incredibly slick idea. You can't even tell that's a police car. -------------
POLICE car No. 1453 drifted along with the afternoon rush, unnoticed and unhurried. Even, perhaps, unfinished.
Car 1453 looks as if it rolled off the assembly line a few minutes too soon, before arriving at the machine that puts the siren on the roof and the colors on the door decals. But this look is the whole point of No. 1453, which is known throughout the Westchester County police department by its catchier nickname: the ghost car.
“Can you see it?” an officer joked, standing in front of the car in the department’s parking lot.
The police hope that the answer among drivers texting or chatting on cellphones, or speeding or driving drunk, is no.
The car, a 2009 Crown Victoria, joined the fleet two months ago. It is not an unmarked police car, but rather a barely visibly marked police car. It bears all the same decals as a regular police car, but they are white, colorless, like the car itself. The markings really are noticeable only upon close inspection — and hardly noticeable at all, the thinking goes, to a driver who is calling in his pizza order.
“You’re seeing more of what the common man sees,” Officer Brian Tierney, 32, said about the advantage the car bestows. “Everyone’s on their best behavior when the teacher’s in the room.”
Across the country, states are stepping up their efforts to curb distracted driving. Lawmakers have proposed more than 200 bills; Kansas is considering a ban on texting while driving, and in Alaska, a bill was proposed to ban all cellphone use behind the wheel.
Several states have banned texting, but not talking, behind the wheel. New York is among the states, including Connecticut and New Jersey, that have banned hand-held cellphone use while driving. But proving that someone is breaking those laws is tougher than writing them.
“It’s really, really, really difficult to enforce that,” said Jonathan Adkins, spokesman for the Governors Highway Safety Association. “You can’t have a law that the public doesn’t support.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
It's on Thursdays @ 10 and I agree with Jenn there are LOTS of good looking CO's and I will have some ss's later this weekend.
I saw two or three eps and they're each filmed at different jails.
I gotta hand it to CO's. I could never do that job. Some of those prisoners are absolutely disgusting, and their whole existence revolves around hurting the CO's and themselves.
Thanks, Jenn, for letting me know about the show. Even if I don't get the channels, I like to put the info on the blog for others, so, readers, if you know of any cop related shows, please let me know.
A former police officer has admitted charges of making sexual remarks to female colleagues while on duty.
Brian Wilson, 29, of Union Street, Gretna, committed the offences while on duty in Annandale and Eskdale Division of the Dumfries and Galloway Force.
A court heard how he offered to book a hotel room for one female officer so they could have sex.
He was ordered to be placed on the sex offenders register and sentence was deferred.
Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court was told the harassment had been so bad that one officer had asked to have her shifts changed.
Another colleague later decided to make a complaint against Wilson, who has since resigned from Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.
He pled guilty to a total of five charges of breach of the peace by making remarks of an indecent and sexual nature to five female officers.
The offences were committed between August 2006 and November 2008.
Procurator fiscal Bob Morrison said Wilson had been based at Lockerbie Police Station and female officers were often left alone with him.
"He was a young and well-thought-of police officer who was also thought to be going places," he said.
"He had been put forward for probationer police officer of the year with the force.
"The officers concerned did not come forward initially because they thought it was their word against his and because he was so well thought of."
However, the court heard that once one female officer has spoken to a more experienced colleague others also came forward.
Wilson had initially denied the offences but subsequently pled guilty to amended charges.
He will be sentenced in three weeks' time.
I hope you're remembering to vote daily for the AMW's All Star.
It's so hard to figure out who to vote for since they're all heroes!
One captain donated his kidney to a deputy he didn't even know, another officer stopped a shooting at a nursing home, and yet another was shot in the back of the head while assisting another officer.
What to do, what to do.
But here's one sad column he never should have had to write.
It's sad enough that a family lost their loved one, but people can be so cruel.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
It's about time, it's about space, it's about time to slap your face. Kindergarten Cop is talking about a fun thing kids do...Slap Boxing. Oy.
Officer Smith is icked out by some guy taking his meal into a public men's room. Hey, maybe he just needed to gnosh a little while he peed?
Officer Krumpke has a great post about that type of jackass we've all encountered at accident scenes: the one who doesn't give a damn if anyone has been killed, he has a schedule to keep and by God, nothing is going to hold him up!
I think 911 and the Randomness is talking about my husband's niece in her recent post about a woman who is screaming she's going to die. The niece's problem? Menstrual cramps.
There's a 93 year old woman who is suddenly being visited by K9 officers, accompanied by their drug dogs. Is she a user? Dealer? My favorite grandma? Find out on PositiveLEO. Yes, I'm pimping my own damn blog!
The photo is weird though. It's so air brushed that it doesn't even look like a true photograph, but it's a nice shot.
In the article, McKenize talks about how close off screen, he and on screen partner, John Cooper are....they're BFFs! But he doesn't give anything away about the six new eps of Southland which begin on March 2nd.
Thanks for sending the second article, Jeannette!BTW, I read a romance novel that once started like this. The woman stole baby food for her baby and the officer saw her, but didn't arrest her, then he bought her food. Ok, I GOTTA stop reading romance novels...lol!
Bozeman Police Officer Marek Ziegler was called to Van's IGA last Friday night to check on a shoplifting report.
The 33-year-old officer has been on the Bozeman force for three years. He is a K-9 handler and works nights, from about 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
When he got to the grocery store on North Seventh Avenue, employees told Ziegler that a 32-year-old man had stuffed food and "pens, pencils, maybe markers, things for his kids" into his coat.
The officer arrested the man, cited him for theft and then released him.
But the story didn't end there.
Ziegler had asked the man why he had been stealing.
"He was really upset," Ziegler said this week. "Basically, he told me he's having a hard time and can't provide the food for his family right now, so that's why he was stealing." Ziegler already had the man's address, but asked for the man's phone number.
"I told him, Give me 15 minutes,' and I went and got him some food." Ziegler ran to Wal-Mart, picked up a few frozen pizzas and delivered them to the man's house.
"Obviously, as a police officer, I have a job to do, but we're still human, too," Ziegler said.
When the officer handed over the food, the man shook his hand and thanked him for understanding, Ziegler said.
And then Ziegler kept the story to himself.
However, a Bozeman Daily Chronicle reporter was at the 911 dispatch center that night. She overheard tidbits of the officer's report that he was going to buy the man some food. The Chronicle sought out the story. Ziegler wasn't seeking attention for his good deed.
"These guys, they just don't really brag about things like that," Acting Police Chief Marty Kent said. "It wouldn't surprise me that he wouldn't say anything." Ziegler shrugged off the idea that he had done something out of the ordinary.
"It's just what we do to take care of each other," he said.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Good Cops, Other Cops
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Police arrested two women after a former lover burst into a Waffle House on Valentine's Day and beat a man with her high-heel. Police charged a 29-year-old woman and a 32-year-old woman with battery and criminal damage to private property following the incident.
According to a police report, officers reporting to the Waffle House along U.S. 80 found an unidentified victim who suffered cuts and scrapes on his face that appeared to be made by the ''spiked heel from a shoe.''
The victim told officers that he and his girlfriend were at a booth when a pair of sisters -- one of whom is the mother of his children -- came in and sparked an argument.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
NATURALLY, I don't get that channel. Thanks, again, Direct TV...you suck!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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You can vote daily, so get started!