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Old 02-12-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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Baltimore cops seem like a friendly bunch

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Gets interesting around 30 seconds in.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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Probably has a lot to do with the wonderful, upstanding citizens.

edit: ok, watched the video - I don't see the problem.

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Old 02-12-2008, 10:29 AM   #3
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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ok, watched the video - I don't see the problem.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:31 AM   #5
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:47 AM   #6
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I too see no problem... I saw this clip last night on the news. I think the policeman was just suspended as of yesterday, but they're looking for the filmographer and there was no incident report.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:56 AM   #7
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I see a problem in the way he handled it. Northeastern big mouth attitude. Regardless of how the "suspects" are acting, it's the officer's job to remain cool and collected. And he's not going to win over any affection from the general public if he conducts himself that way. You want the people you're protecting to be on your side, not against you.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:01 PM   #8
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Yeah, you might be right - it should be ok for kids to ignore the Police.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:06 PM   #9
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Yeah, you might be right - it should be ok for kids to ignore the Police.
See, this is just your Northeaster big-mouth attitude showing through.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:08 PM   #10
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Video

Gets interesting around 30 seconds in.
The cop has been suspended pending an Internal Affairs investigation. Link

While the video may not show the complete confrontation, that isn't the sort of police behavior I'd want to see. Let's hope the officer involved was either having a really bad day, or gets the counseling / anger management that he seems to need.

While some may dismiss this as just opening a can of whoop-ass on some skateboarder punks, how would this officer have handled a convenience store robbery?
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