Of course, in NYC, that may not necessarily be as far from the truth as we'd like. As Marko wrote on his Facebook page:
"Mayor Bloomberg has refused to let any out-of-state plumbers enter NYC to help with the Sandy aftermath. He says that NYPD officers should be the only one on the streets with toilet plungers*."Bazinga!
*For VFTP readers under age thirty: Abner Louima. You know what kills me about the Louima case? Okay, the Eighth Amendment prevented Us the People from using a toilet plunger on NYPD Officer Justin Volpe, and so a lengthy prison sentence had to do, but the officers convicted of the coverup? They should have stripped them of their brass buttons in Times Square and then made a meat windchime out of them. That's the only way you're going to break the culture of coverup.