Hello all. I’m on the road again this week at March ARB near Riverside, California. It’s been quite hectic, and in reality the very last thing I’ve got time to do right now is write a blog entry. However, something in this morning’s news struck me as rather outrageous, as so often happens when I make the mistake of noting what goes on in the world. It involves another idiot, and it occurs to me that the very best thing I can do in terms of dealing with such idiots is warning the world about them. After all, the more bloggers put someone’s name on the internet, the more likely it is that a Google search for that name will turn up something interesting!
Today’s idiot: Massachusetts State Trooper Michael Galluccio.
A Boston couple, the wife in labor with contractions spaced about three minutes apart, were driving in the breakdown lane of a major freeway. Several other troopers had waved them on, advising caution but otherwise causing no problems. Such laissez-faire law enforcement would not do for Trooper Michael Galluccio, though. He stopped the couple, made them wait while he finished writing a ticket to another motorist, and then cited them for a traffic infraction, costing them five to ten valuable minutes while the pregnant woman continued in her efforts as pregnant women are wont to do.
Here’s to you, Trooper Michael Galluccio, you idiot!