It’s Facebook’s world — we only live in it.
Police officers in Bradenton, FL, said a 19-year-old man snatched a Starbucks customers laptop after being told he could not use it to check his Facebook account.
Scottish police departments are now vetting recruits via Facebook, et al., instead of the traditional F2F interviews. Previously recruits had to go through a two-hour interview in their home by a senior officer, who turns up unannounced. “
But only two of Scotland’s forces still carry out home visits because of pressure to meet the government target of 1100 new officers.“ A new study has found spending so much time on Facebook, et al., may kill you. An article in Biologist, the journal of Britain’s Institute of Biology, says that these social networks are responsible for a huge drop in F2F interactions: down from 6 hrs/day in 1987 to 2 hrs/day in 2007.
“The huge reduction in direct interaction results in physiological changes with unhealthy consequences, the study claims, citing data gathered in Western industrialised societies. These include changed hormone levels, immune responses, blood pressure, arterial functioning, mental functioning – even genetic changes.”
I am guilty as charged,
see here for proof.
It’s not just
The Wire or Homicide in Baltimore it seems.
Partial transcript …
more can be found here.
Female Officer: Hey, how would you like to be a cop for a day?
Citizen: Gee, um…
Male Officer: Aww, come on…
Citizen: Sounds like fun. Backyard Scene
[Dog barking, while the citizen backs away.]
Female Officer: Whoa, whoa, whoa, where are you going?
Male Officer: Where are you going there? Alley Scene
[The three are on foot, chasing a suspect. While the citizen catches his breath, the female officer approaches with the apprehended suspect.]
Female Officer: Come on, we have some paperwork to do… Citizen: [Panting] Right with you…
Tip of the combat helmet to recently promoted SFC Big Brother Collateral Damage for the link!
“The fact that it’s silly doesn’t mean that it’s not serious.”– Berrien, MI, Trial Court Judge Scott Schofield sentencing Bobby Bolen to time served and 1 year of probation for assaulting two people.
The assault happened after Bolen helped himself to some pickles in an Jody Lee’s refrigerator. According to police, Lee then ” told Bolen he couldn’t afford to feed everyone and not to eat his pickles.”
Later, Bolen barged back into the house and got into an argument with Lee. Lee told police Bolen slammed him down on the couch and threw two large pickles at him and said, “Here’s your damn pickles.”
Another person at the scene was also assaulted. Defense attorney Robert Lutz said alcohol appeared to be at the root of Bolen’s problems.
Personally, I blame the pickles.
Someone get the brand of that pickle. “Pickles worth fighting over.” Now that’s a slogan.
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