Whenever there’s a spate of violent crime that captures public attention, or just about every year at budget time, you can expect to hear some politicians and top police brass lamenting the need for more resources. Police leaders say they need more money for more intensive training, better gear, and particularly more cash to hire more cops. Which certainly makes it fair game to question the decisions of departments to continue to pour millions of dollars into low-return, social engineering crackdowns that yield few arrests/charges/tickets.
You have to see it to believe it. An Ontario Provincial Police officer conducting a roadside seatblet blitz near Ottawa, Ontario, made a startling discovery Wednesday. The front-seat passenger in a van he pulled over was enjoying the ride in cushy comfort, in a rocker recliner chair inserted in the van in place of the standard-issue seat. The recliner was not attached to the vehicle and by the looks of the photo provided by police (see it after the jump), a seatbelt was not part of the new configuration.