I've often mentioned that I enjoy Cracked Magazine, the superior online version of what was once an also-ran to Mad. Cracked frequently manages to say things in the guise of satire that people are reluctant to say outright, which is supposed to be the function of satire in the first place.
This week, in a riff on one of our frequently discussed themes, Cracked tackles Six Completely Legal Ways Cops Can Screw You. Their #1 way is well-chosen. Read about how Ohio cops stole the identity of innocent citizen Haley Dawson, who is not a stripper, and gave it to criminal justice student and cop-wannabee Michelle Szuhay, who used it to go undercover as a stripper at a club suspected of promoting drugs and prostitution. Szuhay used Dawson's social security number and a copy of her driver's license to work as a stripper in the suspect club, but things when south when she began to get chummy with the owners.
The police did not get Haley Dawson's permission to use her identity it what sounds like the plot to a Cinemax movie. I doubt the police will clear up any legal or credit or tax consequences for her. The police say they are allowed to do it. For the good of the citizens.
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