NY Post – The NYPD has turned to Patrick Swayze to teach city cops how to behave.
Police bosses are using a scene from the 1989 action flick “Road House” as part of the mandatory, three-day retraining course for 22,000 cops, The Post has learned.
“You have to have a thick skin,” an instructor told cops forced to take part in the $35 million program before hitting play on the two-minute clip from the cult classic, sources said.
I gotta say…this is genius. If you don’t feel safer on the streets of New York now that’s a you problem because these cops have things under control. If you haven’t noticed police brutality is kind of a big thing in the news nowadays. What better way to stop that than bring in the ultimate cooler – Dalton. He also happens to be a guy that solved some of his other problems by ripping a guy’s throat out and kicking him into a lake. But then again, if you tell the NYPD you “used to fuck guys like them in prison” I suppose a violent reaction may be warranted in that situation. No matter what though I think we can all agree that the sooner the NYPD starts acting like a bouncer from an (awesome) 80’s movie, the better that city will be.
ps – I’m not saying I would have come up with something better than a Roadhouse youtube clip if I was given a 35 MILLION dollar budget to give the police a refresher course, but I may have.