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Out of the Blue

Today is Memorial Day here in the U.S., commemorating the sacrifices made by soldiers and their families. This is a solemn occasion, which will not benefit from any of my typical attempts at glibness.

Somber Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Slimer.
Build and Destroy Live.
Stories: Cop Fired For Speeding 143 MPH While Drunk Gets Job Back. Thanks Boing Boing.
NYC lawyer loses $100K suit over healthclub that stopped supplying yogurt and cereal.
Science: Schoolboy solves puzzles posed by Sir Isaac Newton that have baffled mathematicians for 350 years.
Images: SpaceX mission control vs. NASA mission control.
Media: Clever Dog Has His Own Way Of Climbing On The Counter.
"Imperial March" - (The Mechanical Version).
The Funnies: Nailed it!

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15. Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2012, 10:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
kanniballl wrote on May 29, 2012, 09:13:
The cop thing kind of surprises me... not that he was speeding, but that he got his job back afterwards.

Getting caught going over 100MpH is a big deal. In most states they impound your car right away and (I think) throw reckless driving charges at you. And if he was drunk while doing it I don't even know what else that would mean (public endagerment, etc).

My understanding is, having felonies under your belt pretty much kill your chances in GETTING a job as a cop. So I'd think getting them would also end your career... especially something like that.

Doing ONE of those, OK fine... maybe keep the job. But both of those at the same time probably warrants enough felonies to mean no police career.
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Yes, it makes no sense until you factor in something as simple as corruption in the review commission. What sort of mental gymnastics do you have to engage in to decide to give a guy like that his job back, when his job is to protect and serve the public? It's beyond comprehension.
 
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