"To protect and serve."
Ahhhh, words that immediately give a body that warm, fuzzy, dial 9-1-1 they will send a hero feeling.
Police officers are the stitches that help hold a society together, keep it accountable, make it safe for citizens to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Are they sometimes a bane to one's existence?
Well, sure. If one is in a hell of a hurry to get from A to B, Officer Murphy incorporates his own law into insuring a real officer invites you to slow down, complete with flashing lights and an escort to the side of the road.
If you decide that your own pursuit of happiness (happiness defined as a car, ipod, stereo) involves stripping someone else of theirs? Enter a lawman or woman to teach you the finer points of "pursuit."
Law enforcement is a dangerous, often thankless job. Like the military. Or teaching.
Those who enter into the profession are underpaid, maligned, marginalized, made the butt of jokes - yet they still put on their uniform every day - proudly - and go out to defend the citizens of their towns.
Or in this case offend.
Meet Officer John - name chosen for his activity, as much as for his current anonymous status.
Caught on surveillance video, John looks to have used the tried and true "spread 'em" admonishment we all know from countless cops and robbers TV shows.
The perv perp seems to be complying. Hard to tell from one picture if at any point he yelled "Stick 'em up" or "Down on the ground!," but there's no doubt she quickly learned the answer to the question, "Do you know why I pulled you over?"
I hope she didn't try to run - I doubt his cock Glock is shooting blanks.
As the video contains no audio, it is impossible to say whether she is taking advantage of her Miranda right to remain silent, while anything can and is being used against her...
And as so often is the case in crime - there are collateral victims. Those who see things they will never forget, those caught in the line of fire, as it were. That poor pooch in the foreground...
KOB, an Albuquerque news station claims to know the officer's identity, but is currently keeping it to themselves pending the complete investigation by the Sheriff's office.
I suppose they will turn it over to internal affairs?
One thing's for certain, she certainly took him up on the offer to "go ahead, make my day."
Clit CLINT Eastwood would be so proud.