By Rosalie Tirella
Doesn’t it absolutely suck when you see our $100,000+ year police officers babbling on their cell phones, checking their smart phones, etc while they are doing their jobs – in the middle of some busy intersection or – like today – on Route 20, going into Auburn?
I’ve seen plenty of Worcester cops on their cell phones, oblivious to what was going around on around them. The city goes to hell while they text their girlfriends.
Now today, driving down Route 20, a little past Worcester’s South West Cutoff, I see and drive by an Auburn cop, head down, cars whizzing by him – checking his smart phone. Completely unaware of his surroundings, which include cars going 50 miles an hour, a work site, etc.
Believe me, none of these shmucks can multi-task. Why can’t local police departments ban cell phones and other toys while police officers are on the job? Have them put them in their lockers or whatever? Then, just like grammar school, when their work day is done, the cops can take out their cell/smart phones once again.