Are Cops Issued Potato Guns?

Glenville officer resigns, another arrested

— A town police officer is facing a felony after he allegedly shot out a streetlight with a potato gun while on duty, Glenville Police Chief Michael Ranalli said Friday.

It’s nice to see that cops are capable of having a good time with spud guns.  It’s also nice to see them being treated just like anyone else.  So what kind of criminal activity would require a cop to carry a loaded potato gun?

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Published in: on April 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm  Comments (1)  

Police Raid Car Show

California: Police Raid Car Enthusiast Gathering, Generate Revenue

Police raid Riverside, California parking lot to issue modified car tickets at local car enthusiast gathering.

Using $503,000 in federal and state gas tax revenue to pay for overtime, nine police agencies in Riverside, California sent more than one hundred police officers to surround a gathering of automotive enthusiasts. Owners of imported sport compact cars had gathered at the Canyon Crossing shopping center on Friday night to swap stories, talk about their passion for cars and show off the latest enhancements to their rides. At around 11pm police surprised participants by blocking all exits with fifty police cruisers. Officers then began a warrantless search and interrogation operation of the 150 vehicles that were present.

I think I remember reading something about the ‘right to peaceably assemble’ somewhere…

I’d send them a copy of the constitution, but they’d just use it as toilet paper – again.

Published in: on April 4, 2008 at 10:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

Cops Never Turn Their Cars Off – These Wish They Had

Suspect drives off in police van

It’s easy enough to leave the keys in your car – but the consequences can be a good deal more embarrassing if you’re a police officer … especially if the suspect you’re after finds them before you…. The driver ran from the petrol station but was caught by a female officer. But the male passenger got away, then doubled back to the petrol station to steal the empty police truck.

Have you ever passed an unattended police cruiser that was turned off? Even at a 7-11? It’s a wonder that they aren’t stolen much more.

Published in: on March 10, 2008 at 11:17 pm  Leave a Comment