Apparently, some people believe it is OK to call the police if they disapprove of a presidential candidate. At least that’s what’s happening in Lawrence, Kansas.
The Lawrence Police Department posted a tweet on their official Twitter account on the night of the debate explaining “being mad at a presidential candidate” is not a reason to call 911.
REMINDER— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) September 26, 2016
We realize politics can make emotions run high, but being mad at a presidential candidate in a debate is NOT a reason to call 911.
It's not clear just how many residents took to dialing the emergency number to vent out their frustrations at either GOP nominee Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, rather than ranting on social media like most other people. Nor do we know what they expected the police department to do about it. (Or if this was just a preemptive tweet from the police because they just knew someone would try to call.)
But this isn’t the only thing that has been bothering the Lawrence police. Another tweet soon accompanied the first one cautioning voters against drinking each time a candidate says “yuge.”
Additionally, drinking games where you drink every time someone says "yuge" leads to binge drinking, and we discourage that strongly— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) September 26, 2016
The tweets have generated a lot of hilarity within the Twitterverse.
However, some others are skeptical of the tweets’ authenticity.
Whether it’s the Lawrence police’s idea of a joke or not, it’s doesn’t hurt to be forewarned.