...'Cos they keep falling off. Originally reported as "impersonating an officer," it seems a fellow gave a...dancer....a ride home the other night; he made advances, she demurred...and he flashed a badge and relived her of her ready cash!
And now, it's come out he might have been an actual city policeman. And it's IMPD saying so.
I'm tired of these stories; I'm tired of them turning out to be worse than they look at first glance. This is still only (only?!) 2 or 3 percent of a police force I'd like to think is as good as any in the nation.
But it's time they started doing a better job of policing their own. Looky here, IMPD, you are us. You are citizens, subject to the same laws and held to even higher standards. Please start acting like it.
Tam'll have links later, and I'll link to her posting.
Meanwhile, much like Sinead O'Conner vs. the Pope, IMPD keeps on fighting the "real" enemy. Oh, well-played, sah, well played indeed.
Think we could swap PSH, er, PSD Frank Straub for Sheriff Ken Campbell for even a year? Or would Boone County sue us? Hey, Frank, you could maybe at least ask him for some advice on HowIt Is Done.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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