“(They wore) very superficial clothes,” Spilca said. “Like a shirt unbuttoned to here and very short pants.”
In addition to the bikini tops, which were visible underneath the two officers’ unbuttoned shirts, Jara and Kelly had pistols tucked into their short shorts, he said. Besides the guns, the only other thing that identified them as police officers were badges pinned to their shorts, Spilca said, adding that it wasn’t obvious that the women were cops.
The man who was pulled over, Ilie Spilca, has apparently filed a citizen complaint with the APD. I just don’t understand why. When I’m pulled over by female APD officers I would much rather they be in Bikini’s. Or be wearing those tear off uniforms, take out a boom box and start dancing.
Sadly the included TV news report does not include photos of the officers in bikinis.
Charles Platt has had a number of posts on Boing Boing about Arizona (Unfortunately there’s no way for me to link to just his posts on Arizona or just his posts on Boing Boing). Since I am from Arizona, I have particularly enjoyed these posts. Arizona is so much more than the heavily populated and oppressively hot Phoenix Metro area.
I took a early morning trip to the Balloon Fiasco as we often call it. I would have probably had four times as photos if I didn’t run out of battery power. You can view the flickr set or watch the slide show below.
I attempted to take some photos of the fireworks on Monday. The results were so-so. Although I tried to follow the recommendations I came up short in several areas.
I had a good camera and a tripod. But I was missing the ability to remotely control the camera. Thus camera shake was a issue. I think my exposure and other camera settings were good, but we were far from the action. A zoom lens would have helped a lot. Even then I think I could have got better shots closer to the firing location.
I ended up with about 360 pictures of which there’s maybe 10 good ones. Even those were too small. It was a good learning experience though!
I’ve been hard at work at several changes around here. A lot of it under the hood.
Things were getting out of control with a miscellaneous folder I was throwing photos in. iBlog wasn’t able to control the placement of photos in the entries as it is now so to get around that I was using HTML code. I went through and removed the HTML and put the photos into the entries. A major pain to go through some 300 entries to check them all.
Next I changed the basic layout of the site. The Abstract now only shows on the main and category pages with the Body only showing on the main entry page. This allows me to make a quick intro to the entry, as I think it was intended. Again I had to through each entry and make sure it had the body set up correctly.
I went through and made some tweaks to the template. Check out the menu bar at the top and the “quick links” on a entry page. I think it works out pretty good.
I cleaned up the photo album entries. Your mother always told you that tables are for tabular data, not layouts. So i removed the table structure of the albums and made them pure CSS. The advantage of the CSS layout is that it will auto adjust the columns so they don’t overlap. Check out a album and resize the browser window to see what I mean.
And finally I added a whole bunch of stuff as blog entries (check out the photo section) that have been floating around my .mac account without a real way to get to them. I still got a few things to add but I think the majority of it’s there now.
Here’s a video I made of our trip to Vegas in 2003. Not exactly Hollywood quality, it was really more of practice. But I know there are some that would want to see. The video is a combo of photos and video I shot while there. Put to the only music that’s appropriate. vivalasvegas2003.mp4
Another business trip this time to Austin in July of 2001. It’s pretty miserable in Austin in July (humidity) and hope to never go at this time of year again. I also have a hard time being where there are no mountains. Weird. But their capital building is beautiful and the Alamo is over hyped.