Friday, August 22, 2008

Stupid Cop Tricks

Lindsay Beyerstein over at Majikthise (a really excellent blog BTW) had a link to this little glorious example of police brutality.

Students and parents at Windsor High School are outraged after a Wyoming police officer doing an Internet safety presentation at the school scrutinized individual students’ MySpace pages, calling the students “slutty” and saying photos on their sites invited sexual predators.

The officer, John F. Gay III of the Cheyenne Police Department, picked out six or seven Windsor High School students’ MySpace page and began to criticize photos, comments and other content until one student left the room crying

“He told the entire student body that he had shared her info with a sexual predator in prison,” said Ty Nordic, whose daughter Shaylah Nordic’s MySpace page was put on display.

Nordic said Gay then told the student body that the predator said he would masturbate to her picture.

As much as I am concerned with the lack of discretion folks have with regards to pictures they post to MySpace and Facebook, Officer Gay should be unemployed.

And a police officer sharing pictures of underage girls with a convicted sex offender who is still in prison is great premise for a bad movie - like Silence of the Lambs meets To Catch A Predator.

(It's called Officer Gay Scares Straight, starring Rob Lowe and R. Kelly and directed by Roman Polanski).

On a side note, why can't real police be more like Ice-T on Law & Order:SVU?

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