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Monday, September 29, 2008

MPD ribbons vs. military awards.

Has anyone ever noticed how our ribbons are similar to those awarded by the United States military? Could we be disrespecting the men and women who earned these ribbons? Could we be violating a federal law?

Title 18 U.S.C., Section 702 states the following:

Whoever, in any place within the jurisdiction of the United States
or in the Canal Zone, without authority, wears the uniform
or a distinctive part thereof or anything similar to a distinctive
part of the uniform of any of the armed forces of the United
States, Public Health Service or any auxiliary of such, shall be
fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or
At the least, I feel we are disrespecting those who served in the armed forces and received the Purple Heart medal. We get a "Purple Heart" like ribbon for not wrecking a squad car. What the hell is that? Who's idea was it to add more items to our uniform? Could it be someone who never served in the military? Could it be the same someone claiming to have "walked through rice patties in Vietnam"? What a disgrace.