It looks like Seattle PD is making us all proud again this time by leaving a rifle on the back of a police cruiser and then driving away with it on the trunk lid, parking at a hotel, and driving away again with it still on there. Of course all the local news stations are having a field day with it and getting lots of love out of the “OMG the assault rifle is going to come and get you”
While this looks bad and I feel pretty bad for the gun because had it fallen off it would have gotten scratched and possibly damaged, I think the officers should get hardily laughed at and mocked but if they loose their job I would be might pissed. Of course I feel that Seattle PD might act differently if I drove around with an AR on my trunk. I do love the quote on the bottom of the article
“Whitcomb said such rifles are assigned only to officers who have additional training. They’re usually kept in the trunk or between the driver and passenger seats. He added leaving a rifle unattended is a policy violation, but not a violation of the law.”
I hope that if a “civilian” ever leaves a rifle alone that SPD remembers this quote.
I wanted to add one very important note, THE STRANGER who is our liberal alternative news paper is the only one who did a good job on this story. They correctly called the gun an AR-15 and did not use the word assault rifle at all. Everybody else has failed on this so I wanted to give them the props they deserve for getting something right.