Michael Phelps is only human, but why some moron in control of a police department would even consider charging him with a crime because of a photo is beyond me. Jesus but some police departments are simply idiotic, being commanded by idiots, and populated by idiots.
Take this, for example: In south Carolina, Leon Lott used swat teams to arrest seven college students and charged them with partying with Phelps.
America is a place where you can destroy millions of lives as a Wall Street executive and still get invited for photo-ops at the White House; a land where the everyman icon – Joe Sixpack – is named for his love of shotgunning two quarts of beer at holiday gatherings; a “shining city on a hill” where presidential candidates’ previous abuse of alcohol and cocaine is portrayed as positive proof of grittiness and character. And yet, somehow, Phelps is the evildoer of the hour because he went to a party and took a hit off someone’s bong. -sfgate.com, David Sirota
*With apologies to Joseph Conrad.