The P.I. has a front-page story today about Port of Seattle cops sending explicit e-mails to one another. Granted, when you work in the public

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Notes on a "Scandal"

Port cops busted for sending naughty e-mails. Should anyone care?

The P.I. has a front-page story today about Port of Seattle cops sending explicit e-mails to one another. Granted, when you work in the public sector -- where every communication is potentially public record -- it should be hammered into your brain that you need to be really careful about this sort of thing, but who among us has not sent the occasional off-color e-mail to a co-worker (provided we know that the co-worker can handle viewing said off-color material in the proper context)? I know I have, and that's why the Port cops' behavior leaves me less mortified than the story obviously begs for me to feel. At face value, many of the messages, images or videos the cops sent one another are in incredibly bad taste, but the P.I.'s report doesn't take into account the rapport between sender or sendee, and how tongue in cheek the sender's intent might be.

 
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