May 26, 2015
12:46 am
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Stupid News for 5/27/14

    An emergency respondent in South Carolina has been accused of using emergency lights on his vehicle in order to help deliver pizzas faster. Thomas Reid of the Rock Hill Rescue Squad is accused of attaching emergency lights to his own car and activating them while delivering pizzas for Pizza Hut. Reid is a probationary member of the Rescue Squad, a volunteer group that assists with water and road rescue operations. As a probationary member, Reid should not be using the lights at all, let alone to deliver pizzas. nAuthorities charged Reid with unlawful use of an emergency signal and reckless driving, and he was arrested while wearing a Rescue Squad t-shirt. If Reid is found guilty of using the lights inappropriately, he will face a 30-day suspension from the squad.

     Police in England arrested a man who put on a pig mask, toy helmet and reflective jacket in order to perform "comical parodies" about the behavior of law enforcement officials. Steven Peers was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer after he put on the costume to call attention to how GMP officers conducted themselves during anti-fracking protests. The 46-year-old was arrested after being stopped by an officer outside a police station. He later said, "My reaction to being arrested was total disbelief. I was wearing a toy hat and a pig mask and was arrested for impersonating a police officer. It's ridiculous," Peers later said, "If they want to take it to court they will be a laughingstock because there is no substance to it whatsoever."

     A Florida prosecutor issued an apology on Thursday for a Mother's Day Facebook post that he made. Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis wrote, "Happy mothers day to all the crack hoes out there. It's never too late to tie your tubes, clean up your life and make a difference to someone out there that deserves a better mother." He later admitted that he used a "poor choice of words" in his posting and offered an apology "to those I unintentionally offended." Lewis went on to say that his message had been "misinterpreted" and then ripped into the media for the coverage the post generated.  Despite calling his subordinate's remarks "offensive and dehumanizing," State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Lewis will not be reprimanded.
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