If you need a reason to smile today, please check out the comments posted on the Miami Herald’s article, North Miami Beach puts the brakes on take-home police cars. Of course, the good humor was inspired by the laughable Michael Pons, president of the police UNION, IUPA, who is quoted as saying:
He said officers reporting for their shifts will now be required to transfer equipment such as laptops and safety gear to the city vehicle. He said at the start of each shift, each car needs to be checked for things like tire pressure and oil levels. Pons said the car swap takes about half an hour, time they could be spending responding to calls.
“Citizens should be upset police service is being affected by individuals who are anticipating savings at a cost of life,” said Pons, who says that detectives won’t be able to respond to crime scenes as soon as they’re called in. They would have to first check in at the station and pick up a city car.
Oh, puh-LEEZE! Judging by the public reaction to that lame statement (read the comments, Mikey!), Pons is greatly underestimating the intelligence of the taxpaying residents of North Miami Beach.
But, what really made my day was the latest column by fellow blogger, Bill Cooke (also one of the Miami New Times Top 10 Bloggers) of Random Pixels and Loose Talk. Bill gave me permission to reprint it in its entirety. ENJOY!
Monday, February 06, 2012
And the Random Pixels award for the most asinine statement of the week….
…goes to Officer Michael Pons of the North Miami Beach Police Department.
Pons, is also the local representative for the International Union of Police Associations and he’s upset that his employer is taking away his take-home police vehicle which will require him to drive to work in his own car.
For about five years, Officer Michael Pons of the North Miami Beach Police Department drove the same patrol vehicle to work from his home in Broward.
He drove about 56,000 miles in that time.
Pons believes the city has it all wrong. He told the Herald…..
…Officers reporting for their shifts will now be required to transfer equipment such as laptops and safety gear to the city vehicle. He said at the start of each shift, each car needs to be checked for things like tire pressure and oil levels.
Really, Michael? You check your police car’s tire pressure and oil levels before the start of each shift? Cut the crap!
That is, quite possibly, the most asinine thing we’ve heard so far this year! You are a dumbass!
“Spreading the Wealth”