Lots of response from the MonDiego Tube.
Here’s a typical one from reader KM:
That is one strange video you posted for your MonDiego Tube this week. It’s very misleading, suggesting that the incident was real and resulted in the death of the officer — if you don’t look too closely at the dates (black screen: “Officer Steve Staton 1999-2006”).
But then I got another e-mail from someone who didn’t want to share his or her name. The e-mail said I’m digging up dirty laundry:
This is an old video … one of many that last year embarrassed the rank and file … and one of the reasons the Police Officer Association’s board has been changed. What did you hope to achieve by bringing it up a year later stating that it is …”a major escalation” in the police officer’s public relations offensive?
A couple of things:
First, I didn’t know that it was an old video. I’ll check with the POA guys. But whether it’s old or not, as of right now (5:05 p.m. PST, Monday January 15. 2007), it’s still being offered up on this POA site(educatesanders.org).
So if it’s not something they still want guys like me grabbing, they should pull it down.
Secondly, I didn’t hope to achieve anything. The video was just put up on YouTube the other day. If the cops want to take down their site and disavow it, I’ll make sure that’s clear.
P.S. I’m an idiot. I had originally put “2006” on the date up there. I do realize that we are now in the year 2007 and I was referring to this year.