Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Law and Order

For our terribly posh New Year celebration, we got room service with the inlaws. I ate in my pajamas and hotel robe. You see, we were winding up our Disney vacation (more on this to follow soon) and we had a 4 AM shuttle to the airport. Needless to say, I was in bed by 10; C had trouble sleeping, but was able to see the Magic Kingdom fireworks from our room.

We did not have quite the drunkenly debaucherous time as the following Arlington revelers (and I'm just gonna not credit these folks with residency given that the below-referenced incidents occurred while the shameful parties were leaving our fair county).

First we have a video of these schmucks, for whom Mister Days was too classy a New Years Eve affair:

May I just take a few lines here to point out the conduct of the Arlington police officers involved in this incident. Sometimes it seems that every time a YouTube video of cops is posted, the behavior of the officers is well, less than commendable. But, those the are videos we see. The incident is this video, I believe, is the overwhelmingly more typical behavior of police officers. Not once did they lose their tempers, threaten the suspects, go beyond any form of necessary force, or do anything that might even slightly disrespect their department. Instead, the officers, obviously far too experienced in dealing with drunk twenty-somethings in Clarendon, were patient and suggested a very reasonable path of going home to sober up. I'm not here to say that every police officer's conduct is as appropriate, and that certain cops don't abuse their power. I just feel it's important to sometimes highlight the good along with the bad. Thank you to Arlington's finest for serving our community.

Said community unfortunately also includes this piece of work (from the Arlington County crime report):

GRAND LARCENY AUTO-ARREST, 1/3/2011, 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard On December 30 at 5 am, an officer pulled over a subject driving a golf cart on [I-66 Westbound, having been passed by several tractor trailers]. The driver was intoxicated and the golf cart had been stolen from [the Ballston Commons Mall]. Everths Moran-Reyes, 22, of Fredericksburg, was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Grand Larceny of an Automobile and Driving While Suspended. He was held on a $15,000 bond.

I don't know if it was the novelty of being back to regular RSS feed reading after a few days away from the office, but my Google Reader collection was seriously entertaining today. Both of these doozies were shared by ArlNow.com and I just felt that they should be shared with you all as well. Back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow. Happy New Year!


Manimal said...

Wow, those guys were total idiots.

Mike said...


Mike said...

Waste of Cops time. Make Booze illegal and support NORML.