Vermont Inmates Slip A Pig Into State Police Car Decals

 

By Toby Talbot, AP

Prison inmates who make decals for the Vermont State Police slipped a pig into the official seal, and up to 30 patrol cars wound up sporting the subliminal epithet, the Burlington Free Press tells us.

 

The police emblem features a cow, an evergreen tree and snowy mountains (along with three unidentifiable creatures). Back in 2008, an inmate artist at the Northwest State Correctional Facility went into the computer file and modified one of the cow’s spots to resemble a pig, the common derogatory term for police, Vermont Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito told the Free Press, like USA TODAY a Gannett paper. In 2009, the state police ordered 16-inch door decals.

Pallito said he believes 60 altered decals were made. Some new cruisers have two, while older cars may have just one if a door was replaced. New decals, costing $780, are expected Monday.

State officials learned of the prank Thursday. They blamed quality control at the Vermont Correctional Industries Print Shop in St. Alban. Prison authorities are trying to identify the inmate behind the Rorschach test.

Compare the car decal with the state police shoulder patch, which “is a modification of the Seal of Vermont and the State’s Coat of Arms originally designed by Ira Allen of the Green Mountain Boys’ fame. The mountain peaks are Camel’s Hump and Mount Mansfield as viewed from a point opposite Burlington,” according to the VSP’s site. Wikipedia has a better image from 2009.

See entire post here.

EPN

Vintage 1940s 1950s Cal Leather Horsehide Police Motorcycle Jacket 48
Vintage 1940s 1950s Cal Leather Horsehide Police Motorcycle Jacket 48" Chest, L
$950.0


Russian Soviet Uniforms Of 1947 Police.  Jacket, A Cap, Trousers, A Belt. НКВД picture
Russian Soviet Uniforms Of 1947 Police. Jacket, A Cap, Trousers, A Belt. НКВД
$880.0


Vintage 1950's Providence Ri Motorcycle Police Guide Master Wolf Leather Jacket picture
Vintage 1950's Providence Ri Motorcycle Police Guide Master Wolf Leather Jacket
$750.0


Original Taisho Japanese Police Officer White Uniform Tunic Jacket Breeches Set picture
Original Taisho Japanese Police Officer White Uniform Tunic Jacket Breeches Set
$710.51


Serbia Police Motorcycle Leather Jacket, Pants, Gloves, Boots, Bmw Casque, Plate picture
Serbia Police Motorcycle Leather Jacket, Pants, Gloves, Boots, Bmw Casque, Plate
$699.0


Kelly W. Patterson

a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, who's been very active in local grassroots activism, as well as on a national level during his extensive travels. He's also the founder/main contributor of Nevada CopBlock, Editor/contributor at CopBlock.org and designed the Official CopBlock Press Passes. ____________________________________________________________________________ If you appreciate Kelly's contributions to CopBlock, consider donating to the CopBlock Network and/or visiting the CopBlock Store. ____________________________________________________________________________ Connect with Kelly at these social networks; Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.