"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
A "law-enforcement-sensitive" information alert on terrorist activity stamped repeatedly "Do NOT release to the public or media" was sent out Monday to pretty much every media organization in Southern Arizona.
In a Keystone Kops-style maneuver, Lt. Karl Woolridge, in the Special Operations Section of the [Pima County] Sheriff's Department, sent an e-mail to members of the media instead of to its intended recipients.
Sheriff's Capt. Oscar Miranda, commander of the support operations division, said Woolridge simply pushed the wrong button and sent the message to the wrong e-mail group....
So what of Woolridge, who mistakenly sent out the alert?
"We're going to slap him silly, yes," Miranda said.