By Wyatt Earp | April 26, 2011
There are a lot of dangerous jobs in law enforcement. The SWAT team and the Bomb Squad come to mind. One that doesn’t to come to mind is the Aviation Unit.
The worst dangers most helicopter crews face are either hitting a bird or being caught spying on nude sunbathers. It’s usually a safe assignment – until people start firing at you.
A man shot and damaged a Los Angeles police helicopter Sunday and forced it to make an emergency landing at a Van Nuys airport before he was subdued by family members and arrested, authorities said.
The man was firing shots at random with a rifle early in the morning, then turned his fire toward the responding police helicopter and hit the fuel tank, Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said. The helicopter landed safely at Van Nuys Airport, and no officers were hurt. (H/T – C/A)
You gotta wonder if the shooter was using the sideways sight alignment.
In other news, New York pervs can rejoice!
Shakespeare’s plays, Einstein’s theories – and porn queen Jenna Jameson’s steamy online sexcapades. New Yorkers can take their pick at the city’s public libraries, thanks to a policy that gives adults the most uncensored access to extreme, hard-core Internet smut.
The electronic smut falls under the heading of free speech and the protection of the First Amendment, library officials say.
So, it’s not okay to attach a plaque of Ten Commandments on a public library, but it’s okay to yank your doodle, it’s a dandy? Got it.
And finally, Ed linked this last night, but I thought it deserved more coverage:
Now that’s talent! She will be my new bride.