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

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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.