Hate Cyclists Publicly and Embarrass Your Employer, Get Your Ass Fired
Laura Weintraub is a volunteer reserved police officer in the Santa Paula Police Department in southern California. Check that. She was. She got her ass fired and is now under investigation by the department for posting a video about how much she hates cyclists.
Weintraub makes these (remarkably unfunny) videos called Cup Holder Commentary, and in the video in question, she railed against cyclists, even suggesting that someone run one over. She asked a driver in the video how much it would cost her if he ran one of them over. The man responded by asking how much money she had on her. See…not funny. Death usually isn’t.
So while Laura has the right to say and post whatever she wants, she also has the right to experience the consequences of these actions, which were her dismissal by an “embarrassed” department and subsequent investigation. You’ll note that she resigned technically, although we can all imagine how that resignation went down. Oh to be a fly on that wall!
As always, you can follow me here. Have a good day, and stay safe from the Weintraubs out there with animosity against us.
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