These Are the Words the City Says to Me

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Is that a woman's face photoshopped onto a male body? Dig the forearms/hands. Not that some women don't have muscly forearms and hands, but the skin tone/lighting is also weirdly mis-matched.
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She's got great forearms, not quite as muscular as my own, but close......

Oh, she's supposed to be our protector???? Sorry...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-27…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-27…
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What @1 said

She's got Man Hands
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I am surprised anyone could take "you are responsible for your own safety" from that billboard, especially because it is clearly a hiring tool.

It is saying: "It is your city, become a police officer and help keep it safe."

That being said, those forearms are suspect. It does look they shopped the woman's head on there. I would not be surprised if they want more female recruits though. Woman are much less likely to bounce a guy's head off the hood of a car because they felt disrespected.
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Isn't this more about trying to get actual citizens of the city to become cops? Doesn't a bunch of the force actually live in places like Black Diamond and Marysville?
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I wouldn't testify in court, but I'm willing to bet a lot pots that the SPD has already hired more than one occasional pot smoker.
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@4 - I never saw the "now hiring" until just now when it was pointed out to me. I first saw billboards like this in, shall we say, poorer neighborhoods. I assumed when I saw it that it was an outreach to a culture that doesn't often cooperate with the police. A little less dismissive than David suggests, but still putting a great deal of responsibility for a functioning society in the hands of the citizens.

But now I see it's a job posting. Never mind.
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No she is the real deal. I've partied with her and her husband before and are good peeps. You should be proud she is on your force.

Smoking pot is still incompatable with Military and Police activities.
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but still putting a great deal of responsibility for a functioning society in the hands of the citizens.


wtf?

seriously, wtf?

Where else should we put the responsibility for a functioning society?
10
This is a sexist attempt at appealing to males who want to get that kind of a job to get that kind of a mate. It's playing on their base instincts and it's basically telling the citizens of Seattle that they can't protect this city. Maybe they're advertising their own disbanding? I hope so.
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How many SPD cops live in Seattle? :P I guess I would change it to a picture of a cop and some citizens, and it would say, "It's our city. Let's keep it safe."
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@10,

This is a sexist attempt at appealing to males who want to get that kind of a job to get that kind of a mate.


Considering that the ad features a woman's head photoshopped onto a man's body, I very much doubt that.