Wednesday, September 12, 2007

News: Dog bites man.

When a power-tripping little napoleon of a cop goes all belligerent on an innocent Joe Citizen and gets caught on tape, it's news. The far more common occurrence of a drunken Joe Citizen pouring himself out of his vehicle and getting all belligerent with a long-suffering peace officer, however, is so common it hardly rates mention.

Unless the Joe Citizen in question happens to be State Rep. Joe Citizen (D-Nashville). In that case the video is news. How is Mr. Briley going to live down being such a big baby for the camera? I hope he looks good in orange.

3 comments:

elliot said...

I would never defend the disrespectful treatment of a cop.

But I think you have to remember that the police normally have all the power during a traffic stop (except, of course, when they get shot).

Even a mouthy citizen can't cause a patrolman too much trouble, but a power-abusing cop is something most citizens are completely powerless against.

Diamondback said...

Karma is a bitch!

The Fudgie Ghost said...

And this guy is making laws you folks have to obey? Wonderful.