If you’re busy carving a likeness of the Earth-goddess Gaia out of a hollowed gourd and hemp rope, why not take a break from your pre-Earth Day festivities and, say, commit a petty misdemeanor instead? It’s not like the Louisville Metro Police Department is in any position to do something about it, since their computer system is being ravaged by a (most likely Chinese) virus. Via The C-J:
A statewide glitch is wreaking havoc on computers in government and other offices, including those used by Louisville Metro Police and Jefferson County Public Schools.
State officials said Wednesday they were still trying to figure out the problem.
Ben Jackey, a spokesman for Jefferson County Public Schools, said some employees’ computers turned off on their own.
“We’re just sitting here and waiting,” he said. “We don’t know what it is.”
Police officers with Louisville Metro Police were advised to shut down all the computers in their
patrol cars because of the virus, said Alicia Smiley, a police spokeswoman. Officers will rely on their radios for communication and file paper reports in the interim.
So if you see any frustrated LMPD officers cursing at their malfunctioning equipment, do the Right Thing and offer them usage of your iPhone — it’s not like you’re using it to fight for justice and peace; and who knows? Maybe they’ll return the favor and help you out with all those parking tickets you haven’t gotten around to paying. Or maybe not.