Friday, February 07, 2014

California Highway Patrol Hates Firefighters

Today's Jackass of the Day Award goes to the California Highway Patrol.

You are not going to freakin' beleive this one.  The California Highway Patrol (CHiPs for those of you who grew up in the 80's), arrested a firefighter for blocking a lane on an interstate and refusing to move the truck.

Have you ever passed an accident on the road and noticed that the firetrucks are parked diagonal across multiple lanes?  Yeah, there's a reason for that.  As part of standard protocol across the entire universe, firetrucks are used to block lanes to protect them, the victims, and police officers on the scene of accidents from getting injured from passing vehicles.  Apparently one highway patrolman does not see it that way.  He must want firefighters and fellow police officers to get injured on the highway.  

The article says that there have been amends, but I suspect that this is the spin put out by the public relations offices of each department.  You know in reality, firefighters in California are now pissed off at the police. 

You should read the article because someone videotaped the firefighter getting arrested at the accident.  This is a "shaking my head" incident.

And on a side note, in the age of social media where sites want to suggest things to you that might be related, the news article on Facebook recommends that I watch "Fuck the Police" by NWA on  Don't believe me?  Here it is:

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