First, let me say right up front that I know that there are a lot of men and women, working as police officers, who are doing a fine, honest job. I'll take this opportunity to thank them. By now, some of you have surely seen this rather disturbing video of a verbal altercation between a young man who has apparently done nothing, and a St. Louis police officer. This is scary as hell, I think. Link to newspaper story about same. It's certainly not the first time I have heard or read one of these stories. At least today, we have such things as video cameras and recorders. I remember as a high school student, there was one town cop in particular that everyone was scared to death of. Basically, if you were young, and male, you were on this guy's ka-ka list . He was known for roughing people up, and daring them to do anything about it. A friend of mine was stopped one night, while riding his bicycle home from a part time job. He was yelled at, and threatened with arrest. For what? being a "disorderly person". He was let go, with a "don't let me catch you again!" kind of talk. So, what does everyone think of this St. louis situation?