Armed NYPD Officer Threatens Man

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It’s laughable how the media (and, really, almost everyone) treats this incident under a different standard:

A New York City police officer was arrested on a menacing charge Friday, several hours after he barreled through a security checkpoint at Hofstra University while off duty and pointed his service pistol at a man who had accompanied his former girlfriend to a Manhattan nightclub, Nassau police said.

When an off-duty police officer privately threatens someone else, he gets called on it. Yet when the same officer, now on duty, threatens the lives of people (not even related to him) who are engaging in peaceful activities, it’s called “protection” and we are asked to respect their sacrifice and service to the community.

1:21 am on June 8, 2008