Rodney King Part Deux

I'm sure you have all seen the video by now; but I feel like this deserves its own thread.  Besides, I need to get back into the swing of things anyway.  Anyone who attended College Park  knows how much the locals hate the students.  Students and Alumni also know the draconian measures that the CP Police Dept use to ensure that no student ever has any fun while they attend U of M.  This video only proves what we have all known for years.

Obviously, this incident is not comparable to Rodney King.  It wasn't racially charged, nor was the victim beaten within an inch of his life.  Regardless, it shines a light on what has been an ongoing disgrace.  CP cops love it when the Terps have a big win because it gives them an excuse to roll out the riot gear and then go kick some ass without repercussion.  Until now.  Thanks to a surveillance camera, we can see how the local police deal with harmless students.

As you watch the video, keep in mind that PG County has the second-worst crime rate in the state, and the leading district, Baltimore City, has one of the highest murder rates in the country.  PG County is not for the faint hearted.  There are plenty of crimes in the area that require the hard work and dedication of a professional police force.  Instead, we get a bunch of goons who will jump at the chance to pummel a drunken college kid with absolutely to provocation.

What a shame.  The students deserve better.  The citizens of PG County deserve better.
Author: Jeremy | 4/13/2010 2:58:50 PM | Tags: riots, video |