Monday, July 24, 2006

Quotes of the Day

Regarding the allegations that several Boston police officers have been involved, for quite some time now, in a wide-ranging criminal enterprise, our esteemed mayor, Tommy "Captain Insight" Menino had this to say:

"This is a bump in the road[.]"

A "bump in the road"? Are you fucking kidding me?

I apologize for having to ask, Mr. Mayor, but my scorecard was printed without the handy "Mumbonics to English Glossary" on the back of it. Would a "bump in the road" be more or less severe than an "issue", where matters of public safety are concerned.

As the saying goes, the only things in life that are certain are death, taxes, and Boston Mayor Tom Menino being on the wrong side of the reality/fantasyland divide.

Here's the money quote from the above-linked Boston Globe article:

After the arrests, Boston police and the FBI vowed to continue the investigation. Pulido, whose cellphone conversations were recorded by investigators, "unwittingly provided extensive information about the illegal conduct of other Boston officers, other public officials, and private citizens," FBI Special Agent Michael J. Kreizenbeck wrote in an affidavit filed in US District Court in Boston.

Yeah...just a "bump".

Seriously, through, where does one even begin to describe how much of an utterly disgraceful clusterfuck this is? One thing is certain, if the BPD wishes to regain [read: gain] the public's trust, in the wake of everything that's come to light here, every single dirty cop and public official tied up in all of this must be rooted out, tried, convicted, and strung up by his balls* in the middle of City Hall Plaza.

No plea bargains. No mercy.

*Figuratively speaking, of course. Can't string 'em up by what they don't got.