Nothing frosts more peoples' pumpkins than wayward police officers who take exceptional liberties. Unlike their egg-tossing brethren*in Schenectady, Albany's finest have been having a "bad hair day" in the media. I was in attendance at yesterday's news conference and was thinking to myself that cops and their superiors are not unlike you and I and our superiors. There is a chain of command, a pecking order, and there always seem to be a couple of employees who goof off and a couple of others who screw up. It's kinda human, isn't it?
From today's Times Union: Strip search furor grows
On a lighter note, the TU reports that folks from one of my fave TV shows are presenting a program involving Schenectady:
Stockade mystery gets TV attention
PBS' "History Detectives" to investigate whether home was military blockhouse
*relates to an incident a few years back, where Schenctady cops aboard a bus tossed eggs at other vehicles. Talk radio ate them for lunch (the cops, not the eggs!) Don't worry, they're not allowed to carry eggs anymore... ;) and they've been on their best behavior!