Friday, April 29, 2005

Strange and Sad

From this LA Times story about the Child Exploitation Section of the Sex Crimes Unit in Toronto:

On one wall is a "Star Trek" poster with investigators' faces substituted for the Starship Enterprise crew. But even that alludes to a dark fact of their work: All but one of the offenders they have arrested in the last four years was a hard-core Trekkie.

Det. Constable Warren Bulmer slips on a Klingon sash and shield they confiscated in a recent raid. "It has something to do with a fantasy world where mutants and monsters have power and where the usual rules don't apply," Bulmer reflects. "But beyond that, I can't really explain it."

UPDATE: This fellow thought it was strange, too, but he went and did some inquiring about it. Turns out the thing either is a misquote or a joke.