Cow Conceals Pig on Vermont Police Cruisers
Via the Burlington Free Press: an inmate working at the Vermont Correctional Industries Print Shop has been up to some barnyard mischief, concealing the silhouette of a pig inside a logo applied to some 30-odd police cruisers.
Relevant to culture readers, the porcine epithet was steganographically inserted into in the spots of a treacherous dairy cow. Response from authorities has been remarkably sanguine:
“This is not as offensive as it would have been years ago. We can see the humor,” said Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, a former state trooper and state prosecutor who was named commissioner a year ago. “If the person had used some of that creativeness, he or she would not have ended up inside.”
“We used to play in the Pig Bowl,” said Campbell, the Senate leader. “It was the state versus the county and municipal police. While it was derogatory in the ’60s, we used it as a fundraisers for charities.”
He said that while some people might still use the derogatory term, “I believe a majority of us have great respect for police.”