Brad Messer Commentary
8:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003

Imitation cops – police imposters – have become a problem in Mexico City.

They say it’s easy to be a fake police officer down there. Street vendors sell cop uniforms. Put one on, start demanding bribes, simple as that.

To stop this fake-cop business, the police chief thinks that maybe counterfeit-proof uniforms would be a way to go. He hasn’t a clue how you could make an official uniform unfakeable, but he has devoted some brain time to that mystery. What appears to be his best idea so far is to use some kind of special cloth that no one else can get. Then imposters could never make a passable fake uniform.

Where can you get special cloth that no one else can get? I would suggest cutting a deal with the UFO aliens— get some of that silvery, shimmery stuff they make their body suits out of. I hear it's bulletproof and will stop even a photon laser.

If the chief does get some of that material, his next problem will be how to cut it into a pattern. Everyone knows Earth scissors can’t do it.

It ain’t easy being the police chief of Mexico City.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.

San Antonio Express-News 1/31/2003
"Mexico City police chief proposes counterfeit-proof uniforms"

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