The Guantánamo torture memos were released last week, allegedly ushering in a new age of government transparency. Riptide aims to cut the crap on a local level, too, beginning with our own self-aggrandizing cops.
Nearly every police department has some warm and friendly motto to adorn the sides of its cruisers — you know, something like "Courtesy, professionalism, and respect."
Unfortunately, about the only time you'll notice one of these slogans is when your nose is pressed up against it — as a burnt-out, vein-popping cop jabs an elbow into your abdomen and rifles through your pockets, screaming, "Where's the shit?!"
We're all about telling it like it is here at Riptide. So we've taken a look at the axioms of a few local police departments and decided what their slogans should be in an honest world.