Thursday, September 24, 2009

Andrei Nanny Roundup

HP has a post about a guy who was refused service at McDonalds - for his own good of course.

KG notices a poll in the Herald in which the majority of respondents would like to see tobacco sales banned.

Lindsay Mitchell comments on a Garth George piece, also from the herald, in which proposes raising the age at which a drivers license may be issued.

Here is my contribution, a small town mayor in South Carolina who has banned the local police force from chasing suspects on foot after a policeman hurt himself, tripping and falling while chasing a suspect.


2 comment(s):

I.M Fletcher said...

Re: police - Prime News had the following story last night -

POLK COUNTY: In March, Polk County drug investigators raided the home of forty-three year old Michael Difalco near Lakeland, Florida.

Difalco has an extensive arrest record.

He’s done time in state prison for trafficking drugs.

On this day, members of a multi department drug task force claim they discovered drugs, weapons and stolen property.

A security camera they missed, showed detectives also discovered a fun video game to play, Wii bowling.

And over the course of the next 9 hours, the game was on.

One detective bowled frame after frame after frame.

Practice makes perfect.

And while one female detective lifted a couch looking for drugs, another detective focused on pin action

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd calls the display embarrassing.

“How do you explain it? Well you can’t explain that, my deputies know that they shouldn’t have been playing Wii while they were involved in that search warrant.”

Detectives from the Sheriff’s office, Winter Haven, Auburndale and Lakeland police department’s all participated in the raid, and all caught on camera.

Judd says it was the supervisors who are at fault.

“That doesn’t please me what pleases me less is the supervision that didn’t say turn the television off.”

Instead of ordering the video game and television turned off, this supervisor from Lakeland PD joined the fun.

Defense attorney Rick Escobar watched a sampling of the drug raid video

“I’ve never seen anything like this. I find this very offensive. Shocking embarrassing I’m sure that the department is extremely embarrassed by this behavior. “

Records show 16 detectives spent 9 hours searching Difalco’s property, the cost to taxpayers $4,000.

Escobar thinks this will not look good to the public.

“All the citizens are thinking wait a minute we are paying these people to go out and protect us and here they are playing bowling on our time.”

The sheriff argues there is always down time during searches, no tax dollars were wasted.

“The nature of a search warrant is hurry up and wait it just is, am i trying to defend the fact that they were bowling not at all, that was inappropriate.”

The sheriff claims he launched an internal administrative investigation, and will wait for a final report before he decides if anyone will face discipline.

“It’s an embarrassment to the detectives involved and its an embarrassment to the organization but you know what we employee 1800 people and not one of them is perfect we all make mistakes. They made a mistake.”

Taken from- ”NBC”

KG said...

Thanks for the mention Andrei. :-)

I somehow don't think we'll ever be able to roll back Nanny. Too many people are comfortable with it now.

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