By Wyatt Earp | February 28, 2011
One of the worst parts about my job is that we have to continually remind people that there is a difference between the television police world and the real police world. Sadly, we have to remind both police officers and the public of this fact.
Note to police officers: A search warrant is necessary when you want to, you know, search a car. There is no reason to obtain a search warrant for a vehicle after you already went through it with a fine-tooth comb! So please, don’t get pissed at detectives when you guys were the ones who frakked up the crime scene.
Note to police officers: When you respond to a call, please use common sense. When a victim smashes a thug in the head with an object – after he sees him breaking into his car – you arrest the thug, not the man defending himself and his wife. Arresting both the victim and the doer is rather counterproductive.
Hope this helped. If you need me, I’ll be at my desk, nursing this migraine.