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SMACSS Alert: Cops take selfie in front of burning Long Island home


Watch WNBC-TV report by Michael George

If the motive in taking selfies is to show others what you’re doing, two police officers from Long Island are getting a lot more attention for their actions than they expected. Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but I can’t understand how these officers from the Nassau County Police Department could not see the wrong this in this ahead of time. This is our first SMACSS (Social Media Assisted Career Suicide Syndrome) case of the week.

The incident happened yesterday (Thursday) during a house fire in Uniondale, New York. In neighbor video shown yesterday on WNBC-TV (and now all over the country) the officers pose for the selfie on the front sidewalk with the fire raging behind them. The picture taking appears to have occurred before the arrival of the fire department.


Maybe the best part of the story is that the cops after their selfie stop a passerby standing in the street who was also taking a selfie. Look up the Yiddish word “chutzpah.” This video should be link with the definition to better explain the word.

Michael George, WNBC-TV:

The Nassau County Police Department said it’s taking the matter seriously.

“The contents of this video are very concerning to the department and are currently under investigation,” the department said in a statement to NBC 4 New York. “If these officers are found to be in violation of any department rules and regulations, they will be appropriately disciplined.”

Nassau County Police PBA President James Carver said the union would not comment while there is an ongoing internal police investigation.

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