Let me ask you this, do the cops and firefighters wear their city issued gear to the annual Guns & Hoses? 'nuf said.
That is a sanctioned event between the two unions, police and fire. There is a difference between that great event and strip teasing for a few bucks at a place that is Hooters with a different name on it. If we hold the police and fire employees to such a high standard, then we expect better than strip teasing with a pole between their legs. As role models in the public, we expect better. If you would rather your public safety personnel act as if they are at the Gold Club, then you are disillusioned over public safety and I would get more interaction from a trash can. So I will not waste any more carbon monoxide on you. I have many friends in both and they would argue the same points. Many were disgusted with the pictures and use of the uniform in such poor taste and piss poor judgement.
Who cares if they wore city issued items......or if they were pole dancing....
I do, and so do others, why else would this have been a front page issue? Imagine if these same people used poor judgement in trying to save a life as well, because of their other poor decisions, would you think less or more of them? Its not prudish to want to hold your heroes in a higher regard. Otherwise, we should hire anyone to be in the Poe-leese and any swinging chap could double as a Chippendale dancer and fireman. We should think less of the people who save lives, if it also used for cheap gags. Nice.