I know there are over a billion (okay, close to that) posts about Britney’s new mess on the web. I hope I can bring the cop perspective to this disaster. Watch the video here of our little rock star being forced to the hospital because she can’t stay sober, take care of her kids, or listen to her lawyers.
I have always believed, and will always maintain, that when a celebrity acts like this and ties up large numbers fire and police professionals, they should pay for their night of adventure. In places like New York and Los Angeles, have you noticed that a high percentage of their police work seems to be babysitting the celebs? So the richest few get the most free service from the working class cops and firemen.
I wonder how many other people needed help from those folks that night. Pay to play, Britney (and Brangelina, and Lindsay Lohan, and all of the others). Then managers can use that money to hire more cops, firemen, and paramedics. Don’t worry, you can afford it.