Friday, September 14, 2007

If you're very careful, absolute power corrupts only a little bit...

In this YouTube video, a police officer explicitly threatens to arrest a youth on trumped-up charges.

Certainly not a heinous abuse of power, but it’s amazing to me that the cop’s so brazen about it.

CNN's news coverage is also available in this 4 minute video.

Via Concurring Opinions.

Title dervied from Harlan Ellison's Chocolate Alphabet stories.


dr said...

I'd say that's about par.

Neal R. Axton (USA) said...

I'm reminded of the Bladerunner line:

"You know the score, pal! If you're not a cop, you're 'little people'." |Link|