|She played Signorina Lola Lasagne |
because the writers loved drugs.
|It's ok, Texans love living up |
to their own stereotypes.
Now if you're thinking to yourself holy shit he could have killed somebody, you're not alone because holy shit, he could have killed somebody.
|The cop then started quacking maniacally and threatening to|
pluck that meddling caped crusader once and for all.
|Granted, the East Texas Heat kind of look|
like idiots, but that's no reason to mace them.
But surely officer Figueroa must have had a good reason to endanger both the motorcyclists and everyone else on the road. According to the police department, they'd received several calls about the motorcyclists driving erratically and even stopping traffic with their pickup so the people in the truck could video how cool everyone looks doing sweet motorcycle tricks and wearing matching East Texas Heat t-shirts or whatever.
Sure, these were just unsubstantiated complaints and East Texas Heat (kind of want to mace them for the name though) weren't actually breaking any laws when Figueroa decided to go all Judge Dredd on them, but had he waited for evidence of wrongdoing, several more motorists could have been allegedly annoyed.
|Um, he knows that Judge Dredd was a meant as a nightmarish criticism of authority |
run amok and not like a guide to sound law enforcement practices, right?
|Cameras like the ones on the motorcyclist's |
helmets, the one on his cruiser's dash and
the one he was wearing. Because he's a genius.
Officer Figueroa acted in the only way he could: with reckless disregard for safety and the law. In many ways he's a goddamn hero. But in many more ways he broke all kinds of laws and is a danger to the community and that's why he was taken off duty while the police department conducts an investigation into any "potential misconduct"-by which I assume they mean all the blatant misconduct that Figueroa committed while being recorded by several cameras because we live in the future. I know that the department needs to be careful and thorough here, but he's totally guilty.
Look, I get that that motorcyclists are batshit crazy and often weave in-between lanes because traffic laws laws for other, less cool people and that's fine. But I don't care where you are, it's actually not ok to try and murder people on motorcycles. Not even in Texas and especially if you're a cop.