Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Schmuck Alert: Permission Denied!

Via Newshutr, word of an off-duty Cleveland police officer acting like a rookie Rent A Cop. What is it about shoppping malls that sends certain law enforcement types into a lens-hating frenzy? Is it the brackish lighting? The snotty Goth kids? Those haughty mannequins? Whatever the cause, something is overstimulating sworn officers to the point of parody. Take this clown. Inexplicably upset that WKYC photog Craig Roberson videotaped his fellow officers as part of a story on rowdy kids and mall security, Sargeant Hard-Ass claims dominion over space and time before pushing KYC's camera to the ground. Who does this guy think he is - some overpaid infantile mutant? Not hardly. Photog Roberson, who had full permission to be in the store at the time of the attack, was treated soon after for injuries to the arm. Here's hoping the city of Cleveland will educate the uniformed goon in question as to where his jurisdiction ends and his inexcusable boorishness begins. Schmuck...

2 comments:

Kenneth said...

Hey Stew, thank you for your kind words. I think you have a future in writing obituaries.

Tell Smitty I'm not in the grave yet. Insert cliffhanger here.....

dr. GONZO said...

i'm so 'effing sick of this crap. i hope that cop ends up starving in a ditch somewhere getting beaten nightly by homeless people.