Bad Bangkok Cops Don Pink

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A cop gone bad in Bangkok faces a fate few in blue would want to contemplate: donning a hot pink armband featuring Hello Kitty — the wide-eyed Japanese cultural export beloved by little girls. The pink armbands are meant to shame an officer who breaks the rules and act as a powerful deterrent.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A cop gone bad in Bangkok faces a fate few in blue would want to contemplate: He must don for an entire day a hot pink armband featuring Hello Kitty atop two hearts. It doesn't get more cute than Hello Kitty, that wide-eyed Japanese cultural export beloved by little girls around the world. The pink armband is meant to shame an officer who breaks the rules and act, which it surely will, as a powerful deterrent.

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