I'm not saying that our law enforcement is just a short level up from the Keystone Cops. But I overheard the training session. Our boys-in-blue had a lot of questions upon learning they had to keep the vehicle charged.
"What crimes do you charge an electric car with? Watt crimes?"
"If we park near a dumpster and the car gets full of flies, can we call in a swat team? Please?"
"Is the car considered green because it hasn't committed any offenses yet? Or, do we have to paint it first?"
"During the charging phase, do you read the car its rights or its warranty? Is it "the right to remain silent" or "the right to remain muffled"?"
"While we try not to get personal, we do run a pretty straight prison here. Shouldn't this AC/DC thingy matter?"
"Pretty Please?! We promise it would be just a small swat team."
"We were told we can "socket it to it". So we don't have to worry about being accused of police brutality then?"
"Do we cram the finger print box with a tread print? If we do that again, can we refer to the vehicle as a retread?"
"Can we pimp-out the car? We considered hanging fuzzy handcuffs from the rear-view mirror. But that might send the wrong message about the police force. Wha'da mean it's too late? Anyway, we're thinking about installing fuzzy dice - the ones that flash when you plug them into the car's cigarette lighter, sorry, power socket. In the event of a crime, should the accessory be charged as an accessory?"
"Are you sure we couldn't call in the swat team? Shocking. No, me, not that precious criminal car."
Ah yes, technological progress in action. Almost.