Spending $800 an hour to fly the helicopter to tell kids to get out of the pool because we don’t have money for lifeguards just sums up America perfectly.
“This is the Baltimore City Police Dept. helicopter unit. Please exit the swimming pool. There is no lifeguard on duty. For your safety, exit the swimming pool.”
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couldn't just send a car over? the fuck?
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Replying to @stro_b @thickyrubio
I guess the '''reasonable''' answer is they were already flying in the area, but that just leaves more questions Do they just decide to take random patrols in a fuckin helicopter? "Bob you got your pilots license, let's go fuck around in the heli"

Jul 2, 2022 · 12:59 PM UTC

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Like it's so overly excessive to loiter in a heli just to shout at kids. Like, atleast pretend to be focusing on speeding cars etc This is like if a patrol car randomly harassed a lemonade stand... Oh wait
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tbh the answer is basically yes a lot of my friends live in baltimore and apparently helicopters fly over city pools pretty often
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It feels like twice a week I just scream "WHY?!?!" a little bit louder when I learn something else about cops. Yeah, ACAB, but it feels like their dig to the bottom is an endless limbo competition "They can't possibly do something even wors- nope they just did"
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In LA it’s policy to always have at least one chopper in the air. So yeah they just cruise around. Occasionally they spot a stolen car they may or may not decide to return to its owner. Then they cruise low over the beach.