Dear Readers:
I have commented many times on the conduct of certain cops who abused their authority, were bullies, or just plain no good ………, but there is another side to this coin and we would like to address it here today!
Being a cops is also a dangerous and demanding job that takes its toll in physical burnout, depression, a high divorce rate and potential psychological problems!
“It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it” – that’s the kind of thing you’d expect a burly cop or firefighter to say.
(But in terms of workplace hazards, firefighters and police officers are relative lightweights compared to workers at greatest risk for job-related accidents, and death.)
1. Loggers: falling trees, cutting equipment.
2. Fisheries workers: drowning, heavy equipment.
3. Pilots and flight engineers: air disturbances, high altitudes, takeoffs and landings.
4. Roofers: falling from heights, heat stroke in summer.
5. Structural iron and steel workers: falling from heights, heavy materials, welding.
6. Garbage and recyclables collectors: hazardous materials, heavy equipment, road accidents.
7. Electrical power line installers and repairers: electricity, falling from heights.
8. Truck drivers and mobile sales workers: road accidents, exhaustion.
9. Farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers: heavy equipment, large animals.
10. Construction workers: dangerous equipment and large animals.
However: Even though cops don’t make the top ten list of most dangerous jobs. the stress of daily dealings with societies dregs and scofflaws takes a severe mental toll on our men in blue, and when you combine that with the type of news we got out of New Brunswick today, it makes us appreciate how far these people are willing to go for us!
Three cops dead, and a bunch more injured is not a good day at the office kids, and our hearts and thoughts go out to the families of the officers involved!

The political uproar over the prisoner swap that won the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity intensified in the States on Wednesday when his hometown canceled plans for a rally celebrating his return amid allegations that he deserted.

This just in, the Perspective Research Department is looking in to the possibility that a golf course has 18 holes because a 26 oz. bottle of Scotch has 18 shots in it!
Here’s a headline we don’t like: Nigerians Say Boko Haram Killed Hundreds in New Attacks!
According to the Associated Press, witnesses said that militants, disguised as soldiers, killed at least 200 civilians in attacks on three villages in Northeastern Nigeria, while the real military took no action to prevent the carnage, despite advance warnings.
A community leader who witnessed the killings on Monday said residents of the Gwoza local government district in Borno state had pleaded for the military to send soldiers to protect the area after they heard that militants were about to attack, but help didn’t arrive.
Nigerian news outlet Today reports that, according to witnesses, at least 400 have been killed in Attagara, Aghapalwa and Gwoshe, all part of the Gwoza Local Government Council in Borno!
Where are all those “armed drones” when we need them?

A traditional hunter who has volunteered to hunt for Boko Harm poses for a picture in Maiduguri. ( REUTERS/JOE PENNEY )
untitledA Montana judge will be censured and suspended for comments he made about a 14-year-old rape victim, the Montana Supreme Court ordered on Wednesday. Yellowstone County District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh became famous after he sentenced a teacher who raped one of his teenaged students to just 30 days in jail, because he believed the victim “seemed older than her chronological age” and was “as much in control of the situation” as her rapist. The victim later committed suicide.

According to the Billings Gazette, the six-page order calls for a public censure of Baugh on July 1, along with a 31-day suspension without pay from his duties. Baugh did not seek re-election this year for his judgeship, so it looks like the court is allowing his suspension to serve as an early dismissal from his position: the order suspends him as of December 1 of this year. In the order, the state’s high court wrote that his actions “eroded public confidence in the judiciary and created an appearance of impropriety, therefore violating the Montana Code of Judicial Conduct,” adding that “There is no place in the Montana judiciary for perpetuating the stereotype that women and girls are responsible for sexual crimes committed against them.”
Freaked out NRA Scrambles From “Weird and Scary” to “We’re Sorry!”
Remember yesterday when we told you about the NRA saying that taking your rifle in a restaurant was kind of “weird?”
Well: In an extraordinary move last Friday first reported by Mother Jones, the National Rifle Association laid into a group of open-carry gun activists in Texas for acting “downright weird” and “scary”—but less than 24 hours after our report, with the enraged activists cutting up their NRA membership cards, the gun lobby beat a quick retreat, insisting that Friday’s lengthy statement was all just a big “mistake.” What’s going on here? Mother Jones senior editor Mark Follman explains:

Pharrell Williams is apologizing to his fans after appearing in a First Nation headdress on the cover of a fashion magazine.
“I respect and honour every kind of race, background and culture,” he said. “I am genuinely sorry.”
(Many fans are not happy with singer Pharrell Williams for posing in a headdress for Elle magazine. Doug Inglish/Elle Magazine)

Fans were quick to express their anger after the Elle UK magazine cover was released yesterday.
Williams is known for his fashion choices including odd headgear, but fans say this latest stunt is not just outrageous, it’s offensive.
That’s right folks, just as it would be OK for Pharrell to refer to himself as a “nigger” because he is black, so to would it be offensive for him to wear this headgear because he is not an Indian ………………….., (sorry) Native American!

Meanwhile: Jonah Hill has apologized for using a gay slur with a paparazzo in an encounter caught on video.
jonah-hill-mtv-movie-awardsA video posted Tuesday by TMZ shows a photographer pestering Hill, who eventually responded with muttered expletives and an anti-gay expression.
On The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday, the 30-year-old actor acknowledged that he said “a disgusting word.”
Hill said the word “does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people.” He said that he’s been a gay-rights activist “from the day I was born.” [sic]
He did, however, apologize for being fat!
While we are on the subject of apologies folks, your overworked and underpaid reporter would like to apologize for saying that Pharrell Williams could call himself a “nigger!”
Just because the guy is black doesn’t give him any excuse to call himself that ……………., and I sincerely apologize for suggesting that it was OK for him to do so!
Your ever vigilant reporter saw one of the most disgusting pieces of Yellow Journalism last night on the Sun TV channel.
Talk about giant “Martians” in your back yard…………………., It was about wind farms, and whether ya love them or hate them bunky, there is no positive scientific proof that they have any health risks associated with their use!
This program showed three (count ‘em – 3) old ladies who started to describe their reactions to nearby wind turbines and immediately began weeping and wailing about “shattered nerves” and “sleepless nights” and “sounds like a jet flying right over the house” and “severe depression” and “suspected heart attacks” and “mental problems” and “double vision” and “suicidal thoughts” and ………………………….., suicidal thoughts?
That’s right folks, one of the women got so depressed by the wind turbines in her neighbors field that she thought of killing herself! (Personally, your “tell it like it is” reporter thinks it might be because she wasn’t getting any of the rental money from these things!)
A Saskatoon man’s Internet posting of revenge porn photos of his former girlfriend was “despicable” and perhaps “morally wrong” but the Criminal Code does not make it illegal, a Saskatchewan judge has ruled.

The case draws a straight line between the realities of unsavoury online interaction and Ottawa’s proposed anti-cyber bullying bill that seeks to fill legislative gaps identified in this ruling.
“The accused’s conduct in this case is despicable,” said Provincial Court of Saskatchewan Justice Shannon Metivier in her ruling, however, because of the way the law is written, “it does not establish the charges set out.”
gfThe trial stemmed from a Saskatoon couple’s failed six-month intimate relationship in 2012.
(Well folks, to test the validity of the Judge’s ruling, we attempted to find copies of these pictures ……….., so that you could make up your own mind, but after looking high and low we came up empty, so we used one of the pictures of our Naked News staff instead! -Ed.)
And finally:
A couple who decided to take the plunge and tie the knot, got more than they bargained for on their wedding day.
Dan and Jackie Anderson were posing for pictures with their groomsmen and bridesmaids when the jetty they were standing on collapsed.
While two lucky bridesmaids escaped, the rest of the party got soaked – an hour before the wedding.

As guests arrived for the ceremony in Crosslake, Minnesota, the bride and groom were still drying off, but the wedding went ahead as planned

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