State trooper sacked for being too leniant

No good deed goes unpunished. Most of us would be delighted if a cop who pulled us over for speeding decided to let us go. But not politician Charles McBurney.

When State Trooper Charles Swindle pulled the Florida lawmaker over for going 87 in a 70 mph zone and then, noticing sticker on his car noting he was a legislator, decided to let him go without a $250 ticket, McBurney was so offended that he called and got Swindle fired.

The Miami Herald says Swindle is appealing his termination, claiming that the department has an unspoken rule to go soft on those who determine their budget.

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5 Responses to “State trooper sacked for being too leniant”


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    • 2 Abdoullah July 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      I too am also trying to get out of my tarniing contract. has any one had luck by going to corporate? I do not want to have to pay the 50% and want to know if anyone has gotten out of theirs w/o having to do so? I called the LA Fitness i belonged to to explain that i am no longer able to afford it due to personal family issues but i would still like to keep my membership. The person i spoke to was extremely rude and judgmental. Talked to me like i was an idiot. Not only that, i have recently leared that friends of mine who also go to the same location have been sexually harrased and one guy friend has even been kicked out for no reason other than upsetting a trainer who was trying to flirt with another member and taking up a machine. I still want to give them a chance by keeping my membership but i DO NOT want to keep my tarniing.

    • 3 Tugay November 8, 2013 at 12:05 am

      Justin – As a student who is not crrtenuly registered to the program, I don’t feel like I’m at any disadvantage in regards to safety. In fact, even on the night of the shooting last year, I did not feel unsafe. Crimes and tragedies are going to imminently going to happen, no matter where you are in the world. When the shooting occurred last year, I would wager that probably 50% of the campus was aware of it within 10 minutes of the incident. In all actuality, my mother called me asking me about it, before I had any idea what had happened. I think it’s a poorly advertised program, in general. I believe that the thousands of dollars’ being spent on an alert system could more appropriately be directed to filling in the potholes or doing something about our parking issues. Or, heaven forbid, perhaps we could get the landscaping of the new business building completed in a timely fashion.It’s not to say that the issue of safety shouldn’t be stressed. I hate to break the news to the people behind this campaign, but sending students text messages (often multiple messages, no doubt) at 3:00AM won’t make them any more safe. Personal safety is what should be stressed. How about some more streetlights in the corners of our campus? How about we light up the crosswalks on Bruce Street, or at least replace the dingy orange bulbs of the streetlights with bulbs that might allow night drivers to actually see pedestrians? But I digress.Perhaps if UCAPD offered a gold star or smiley face sticker to those who joined the program, d be more inclined to do so.

  2. 4 Peter July 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Just gorgeous Christin, you are so taeeltnd! Ok, if you are ever looking for a challenge, you can try to get pictures of Abbey one summer while you guys are here! Hugs, Melissa

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