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Seattle PD's Homeless Parody


Seattle PD's Assistant Chief Jim Pugel apologized for appearing in a 1986 police training video mocking homlessness. The parody video, "Under the Viaduct," offers alternative lyrics to "Under the Boardwalk" and shows homeless drinking wine, breaking into cars and being rousted by police. Read the full story here.

April 26, 2013
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Tags: Seattle PD, Homeless, Police Humor


Comments (7)

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marc @ 4/27/2013 1:02 PM

truth is realty and reality is Truth Ive lived like that under the bridge in Calgary Alberta this happens every day in my city

Nichole @ 4/29/2013 3:17 AM

From 1986? Why is this news?

SA John @ 4/29/2013 2:04 PM

1986?? We were still smoking in the office and swearing obscenities. Nearly 30 years ago.

Bruce @ 4/29/2013 3:19 PM

Really? Please!!! Ok not so PC today, but I think Seattle has a lot more to worry about than this video. They should worry about the videos on their dash, which are really offensive. Dark humor is everywhere in public safety from cops to fire to EMT's. 1986? GOOD STORY.

goldstar @ 4/29/2013 4:11 PM

As a police executive I see nothing wrong with this video yesturday or today. The problem with this country is that we are too politically correct. I'm sure this came out now because the new COP was afraid it would leak out so the best defense is an offense. My only concern would be why the COP felt compelled to apologize for a well-done parody for something that LEO's handle daily and does the new COP have the fortitude to stand behind his men and women that risk their lives serving under him if he is apologizing for this video that was never even released. Good humor in my book.

Bob@Az. @ 5/2/2013 8:42 PM

goldstar, Damn right. Too much PC today. No sense of humor. Blues, Stay Safe.

David @ 5/4/2013 9:53 AM

If Pugel's original intent was to destroy all copies because it was insensitive, well he failed. Now it will live forever in cyber-space and be seen by many more officers and others.

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