Some Cops Can’t Stop Acting Like Children on Their Radios

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NEW YORK - MAY 26:  Pedestrians in Times Square walk past a police car May 26, 2004 in New York City. The U.S. fears that al Qaeda may be plotting an attack inside the country or against U.S. interests abroad. Despite these warnings, the government has no plans to raise the terror threat level and has no details on when, where or how an attack might occur.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2004 Getty Images

The temptation to fool around with police radios by pressing the "talk" button so nobody can get through to you is very, very understandable. But it's a bit startling to learn that so many officers do it, even after the department replaced all its radios with traceable ones to crack down on the practice: "At least six officers have been punished since 2012 for such conduct," the New York Times reports. But if you could shut your boss up with the push of a button, well, you too might risk getting caught to do so.