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  •  I grew up in the NYC area and I'm old (9+ / 0-)

    enough to remember the bad old days, when certain neighborhoods had cops that would engage in robbing , stealing, buying stolen goods and beatings for personal entertainment.

    I believe overall law enforcement is much more professional these days and those sort of thugs with badges are rarer and as with all street crime, technology has made it more difficult to get away with.

    What caught my attention is how sneaky that lieutenant was in performing the act.
    That behavior strikes me as the behavior of an old school street smart sneak.

    I don't think there was a legitimate reason, just a cop engaging in unprofessional behavior, although we don't know the reason for it.

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