Hummer Incident Cop makes inappropriate remarks to reporter
Matthew Simmons, one of the victims from the Hummer Incident last year, alerted me to a post by Amy Silverstein, a masters in journalism student at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism. According to Silverstein, Officer Cho, the LAPD traffic investigator who told victims of the Hummer Incident “I’d have done the same thing, and I carry a gun in my car”, used biblical lessons to determine the correct course of action:
This weekend, a man who identified himself as Officer Cho, but who refused to give his first name, called from the LA City Hall phone number . . .
The cyclists, who he described as a mob, wanted him to arrest the driver, but he refused. When I asked why, he asked me if I was religious.
“Because the Romans gave into Jewish demands, they crucified Jesus,” he said.
Officer Cho is entertaining to say the least, but I can’t help but wonder if maybe he would be better off working for Fox News. It’s persuasive though . . . I mean, I don’t want LAPD giving in to cyclists’ demands (that they conduct a proper investigation) if that means Jesus is going to be crucified. What’s best is this confirms what I always suspected – JESUS DRIVES A HUMMER!
It gets better, go read the full account.
BTW, in case you were wondering, charges were never pressed against the driver of the Hummer. There was an effort to file charges against the cyclists for allegedly vandalizing the Hummer by hitting it with a bike, but I’ve been told this was unsuccessful on account of LAPD not being able to identify a specific individual who threw a bike.