February 14, 2008

You're Suspended, Dude

Just in case you were wondering, police incompetence in Baltimore doesn't just happen on "The Wire." From a Baltimore Sun story that was not written by Scott Templeton:

A Baltimore police officer was suspended yesterday 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."

Here's the YouTube:

If they can't handle a stupid teenage skateboarder, the Baltimore cops are certainly no match for Marlo Stanfield.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 14, 2008 06:00 PM

Steve, I've been trying to get my friends, many of whom are Wire fans (fanatics), to answer this: why do intelligent liberals like The Wire so much? Can you tell us? :)

Posted by: John-Paul Pagano at February 14, 2008 10:57 PM
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