Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Police Departments Are Battling It Out Through Lip Sync Challenges

You never know what will be the next weird "it" thing. Pokeman, planking, bad jackets worn by Melania Trump. You know random.

The latest Big Thing is police departments from all over the nation are battling it out on social media through lip sync challenges.

Police personnel in various cities have been taking popular songs and lip syncing to them. I guess for bragging rights.

On one hand, some of these police departments look like they have too much time on their hands. On the other hand, police do need to blow off steam occasionally, and this, at worst, a harmless way to do that.

This seems to have originated in Texas, but might have been inspired by a viral video from about three years ago, in which a dash cam video inside a Dover, Delaware captured an officer hilariously performing Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"

A lot of these latest lip sync battles are on YouTube. Here are a couple good ones I've found.

This first one is from the Flower Mound, Texas Police Department:

Of course, somebody had to do "Uptown Funk" and the Norfolk, Virginia police department obliged. The lead guy in this video looks very much like a massive version of Bruno Mars:

The San Francisco office of the California Highway Patrol does "Bohemian Rhapsody" The driver in this video has quite a blonde version of a Freddie Mercury mustache.

I have to say that many members of the Rapid City, South Dakota Police Department are definitely eye candy:

Finally, the rather white Cleveland, Tennessee Police Department go both Latino and chill doing Camila Cabello's "Havana."  I hope they didn't take their service revolvers into the pool with them:

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