Re: To Serve and Protect! (Hyperpasta)
I'm not sure what you're looking to accomplish by spreading this "across the web." From the link you posted as well as the main story on Newsday.com, it sounds like the trooper screwed up and is going to be punished for it. Not sure what spreading the word is going to do for it. There are always going to be "that 10 percent" in every facet of life who will screw it up for others. In this case, one cop makes other cops look bad. The article indicates he's being punished. The "Canyon Chasers" article omits the fact that the dispatchers were swamped with calls regarding another accident and that the dispatch center is understaffed and over-stressed. I'm not saying the trooper didn't screw up... his attitude was way out of line. He's lucky the response time was not affected by his inaction and poor judgement.
Again, I'm not condoning the behavior. I just don't see the point of spreading it. I mean, we don't see people coming on here with, "hey, an ex-gang banger ambushed and killed two cops in cold blood, spread the word" articles. Of course, I probably just mis-understood your post that really should have said, "call the governor and get this guy fired". I'm sure it's rare for people NOT serving the public to screw up.