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Wow, apparently they have not heard of the word 'discretion' in Connecticut... this one seems a bit off the wall to me. At least the prosecutor threw it out.

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Full story: http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/010704/b0107helicopter.html

Pilot on baby mission ticketed
By MELISSA KLEIN
THE JOURNAL NEWS
(Original publication: January 7, 2004)


VALHALLA - It is not unusual for Westchester Medical Center's STAT Flight helicopter service to be met by police officers when out on a call.

After all, the helicopter goes to the scene of car accidents and other emergencies to ferry patients to the Valhalla hospital.

But the police officers who greeted pilot Bill Pope on a New Year's Eve mission to Stamford Hospital in Connecticut were not exactly a welcoming committee. After Pope arrived on a mission to pick up a critically ill newborn, they issued him a ticket accusing him of violating a city law that prohibits landing in Stamford.

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Stamford Police Chief Louis DeCarlo said yesterday that he did not know how officers became aware of the flight, but that their action was justified.

"We have a law here," he said. "That law was violated."

The prosecutor thought otherwise and dropped the charge.
 

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That is by far one of the silliest things Ive heard in some time... Great, its a law.... Isnt spitting on a sidewalk too? Do yourself a favor, and look the other way...
 

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Wow!
Talk about ANAL!!!!!
Seems to me Stamford would be busy enough to not need to make this kinda busy work BS
:shock:

Although................
Certain South Shore P.D.'s got pissed when 41st MPOC dude was buzzing his neighborhood in an old F-106 from Otis back in 1980-something!!!!
BAD BOY Dickie!!!!!!!!!!
:roll:
 

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Could have been done in order to get the visibility and force the Stanford City Council to make some changes in the law. (city ordinance)
 

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These guys are going to get "lit up" in the paper. Headline: "Stamford Cops Ticket Helicopter After Rescuing Critically Ill Newborn Baby". That'll look good...
 
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