Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fight, Quakers, Fight!

That was what we chanted at football games while I was at Moorestown High in the early '90s. Because we were oh so clever. (Our mascot was the Quaker.) Also because the football team sucked. Moorestown was an idyllic little burg back then, full of peach orchards and dreams. This was back before Blair Hornstein and a silly magazine article calling it the best town in America.

But as circumspect as we were about our cops, we never imagined they were this bad:

More charges have been filed against a Burlington County police officer who was recently charged with sexually assaulting three girls.

Authorities announced Moorestown Officer Robert Melia Jr., 38, has been charged with four counts of animal cruelty after allegedly engaging in sex acts with cows between June and December of 2006.

Melia and his former girlfriend, Heather Lewis were previously charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of criminal sexual contact with three girls in his Pemberton home from 2003 until 2006.

I sure wouldn't want to be at the next kegger Moorestown's Finest breaks up.

1 comment:

Dave S. said...

Not to mention any cow-tippings.

My wife went to Swarthmore, and a classmate of hers suggested this chant for sporting events:

Fight, fight
Inner Light
Kill, Quakers, kill!