Monday, February 22, 2010

Vampires to wear blue

If you're a Houston motorist you might consider replacing the fuzzy dice hanging from your mirror with garlic cloves because soon vampires will be infiltrating the Houston Police Department. According to this story that ran on KPRC-TV, seven HPD officers are taking a 40-hour class at Lone Star College to become licensed phlebotomists.

"What we want to do is make it so onerous for people to drink and drive that they won't take that risk." -- HPD Assistant Chief Vicki King.

The plan calls for the vampire officers to conduct blood draws at the old police station at 61 Reisner, home of Central Intox and the city jail. Does anyone believe that qualifies as a "sanitary place?"

"This is about the pursuit of justice. You've got one opportunity to prove someone is innocent just like you have one opportunity to collect evidence." -- Vicki King

Maybe Ms. King grew up idolizing the late Senator Joe McCarthy as he, too, believed that the accused bore the burden of proving their innocence. With that kind of attitude she would fit right at home on the bench at the Harris County Criminal (In)justice Center.

Click here to see the video.


Marcus L. Schantz said...

You have go to be kidding me? Wait until someone gets a staph infection and has to have their arm amputated

That's crap.

Houston DWI Attorney Paul B. Kennedy, said...

I wish I was. The scary thing is we're talking about a misdemeanor. That's right, a misdemeanor that's one step removed from a traffic ticket.