Winnipeg sucks; modern police suck; and Winnipeg police therefore suck doubly.
Racy comments from a Winnipeg police helicopter were overheard by individuals on the ground Monday night through the chopper’s speaker system.
It’s not known if the speaker was inadvertently left on, but a police spokesperson said the department is aware of the situation and is reviewing it.
Parts of the conversation were quickly posted to Twitter, and then spread across social media.
The tweets started about 10 p.m. local time, and caused #whoops and #speakerphone to trend in the Winnipeg area.
One of the first to tweet about it, Natanielle Felicitas, told CBC News on Tuesday morning that she was enjoying a nice evening in her backyard with friends when the extra voices came from the sky.
“We paused to listen and were shocked by what we heard. It was a hilarious and inappropriate human blooper moment,” she wrote in an email. “I rarely tweet, but this moment seemed too bizarre not to share.”
— Marie Cee (@MarieinPegcity) June 23, 2015
— Natanielle (@natncello) June 23, 2015
That moment you realize you left the speakerphone on while having an X-rated conversation in a Police Helicopter. #whoops
— Robin B (@Mad_Skippy) June 23, 2015
San Diego police responding to a domestic disturbance call went to the wrong address, where one of them killed the homeowner’s service dog. Ian Anderson said that when he opened the door after the officers knocked, his dog came up behind him. One of the officers reached down to pet the dog. The other stepped back, drew his weapon and shot the dog.
It was bad enough that a man crashed his car into Aaron Shelton’s yard. It was even worse when the Hamilton County, Tennessee, deputies pursuing that man tackled Shelton to the ground and beat him with their batons even as he and his wife tried to explain that, not only was Shelton the not the man they were looking for, he was a fellow deputy. After the deputies realized their mistake, Shelton says they tried to keep him quiet, telling him they were “brothers.” But he says he was ostracized and punished professionally after he filed a complaint against the deputies. He’s now suing the department and the county.
I hope he wins.
The sliding glass door at Dawn Bryan’s Lithia, Florida, home is still broken, and the walls still have bullet holes in them. But the neighbor and a friend who caused the damage shooting a rifle in the neighbor’s backyard haven’t been charged. Maybe because the neighbor is a county firefighter and his friend is a detention officer with and son of a major in the Hillsborough County sheriff’s office, the agency that investigated the shooting.
When a Victoria, Texas, police officer stopped Pete Vasquez, 76, for an expired inspection sticker, Vasquez pointed to the dealer tag on the car and tried to explain that it was legally exempt from inspection. But Nathanial Robinson wasn’t hearing any of it. He grabbed Vasquez to handcuff him, and when Vasquez pulled away, Robinson tried to push him down on the hood of his patrol car, then tossed him to the ground and Tasered him twice.