The great pushup scandal of 2012
Posted at 1:58 PM on November 26, 2012
by Bob Collins
Filed under: Crime and Justice
Old school policing is apparently dead.
In Rhode Island, it's reported today, cops are under investigation for the way they treated the kids who were apparently involved in damaging a mailbox.
After a carload of suspect teenagers was stopped, the cops made the miscreants do pushups as penance for their crime.
And the local TV station treated the story like the second coming of the Rodney King beatings.
The mayor of the city where the incident took place wants the cops suspended for "taking the law into their own hands."