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Published:August 21st, 2010 10:08 EST
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British Police Warned To Wear Appropriate Underwear

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Officers in an English police department have accused their superiors of wasting time and treating them like children with new rules on appropriate underwear.

The guidelines issued by the West Midlands police say underwear for both male and female officers must be of an `appropriate color` and `inconspicuous,` The Guardian reports. That apparently means no panty lines, glimpses of brassieres or boxers creeping above uniform pants." - UPI

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My mother, god bless her soul, would plead with me to wear clean underwear, because god forbid if I suffered an accident and the hospital staff discovered I had dirty drawers. I would always point out to my mom that if I had broken bones and bloody cuts, that soiled underwear would be the least of my concerns.

These law enforcement professionals are being treated like children by their superiors. As long as their shoes are polished, and their pants are creased, who cares what kind of undies they wear?

If a cop wears boxers with images of SpongeBob SquarePants, it shouldn`t matter as long as he conducts himself in a professional manner. If a female cop wears crotchless panties, what difference does it make as long as she isn`t using a street sign pole as a stripper pole?

If cops are treated like children by their supervisors, they may take it out on citizens. A cop who was chewed out by his supervisor for wearing red underwear may give a driver a ticket for going 5 miles over the posted speed limit.

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