Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Raw Power

At least no tasers were involved.

From the Baltimore Sun:

A Baltimore police officer was suspended Monday after a YouTube video surfaced on the Internet showing him berating and manhandling a teenage skateboarder at the Inner Harbor.

On the video, the officer, Salvatore Rivieri, puts the boy in a headlock, pushes him to the ground, questions his upbringing, threatens to “smack” him and repeatedly accuses the youngster of showing disrespect because the youth refers to the officer as “man” and “dude.”

This pales in comparison to last year's debacle in Little Rock, where a cop went totally nuts on a couple of skaters.

Via Cynical-C.

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