That’s An Understatement

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.” -Albert Einstein

From the article:

Chicago police arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly impersonating one of their own Saturday.

The boy, who has been charged as a juvenile for impersonating an officer, walked into the Grand Crossing District station, 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., dressed in a Chicago police uniform, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said. The boy, who reported for duty about 1:30 p.m., partnered with another police officer for about five hours.

The boy identified himself as an officer from another district but was detailed for the day to Grand Crossing and also was savvy enough to sign out a police radio and a ticket book, according to a source. The source also said the boy went on traffic stops with the officer he went on the street with.

Yes. That is correct. A FOURTEEN YEAR OLD BOY convinced a police department that he was a police officer. He spent an afternoon on traffic patrol. The cop he was partnered with didn’t notice. The person who issued him a police radio and ticket book didn’t notice.

According to Deputy Supt. of Patrol Dan Dugan the boy, “has identified an egregious breach in security.” Really? Is that breech that you hired a police officer who can’t tell the difference between a 14 year old boy and an adult police officer?

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