How can one story get so many points?
'Do your job, you b#&*h!' slap at cop, New York Post
According to the press accounts, from his car, Wayne Mahlkeshouted at a police office "Do your job you fat bitch".
Here is how I score it:
- The story only is a story because the b-word was used. 1 pt.
- The utter pointlessness of it all. 1 pt.
- Non-lethal confrontation with a police officer. 1 pt.
- One person white, one person black. 1 pt.
- Fat person calling person fat. 1 pt.
- Very familiar location: Bridge Plaza North at the Queensboro Br. 1 pt.
- False claims to work for Bloomberg, Brown. 1 pt.
- A gay angle which I don't understand. 1 pt.
- The arrogance of being a former staffer for a New York State senator (or two). 1 pt.
- Producing two phony parking placards. 1 pt.
- Not producing a valid driver's license. 1 pt.
- "Don't you know who I am?" 1 pt.
- The officer, Denise McDonald, refusing comment to the media. 2 pts.
- The great understatement that "this former public servant should have known better" 2 pts.
- The revealing insight into how the politically powerful regard themselves and how they regard the police: arrogance. 3 pts.
Elsewhere, some comment boxers who have looked at the story that "reasonable suspicion" does not proceed from merely yelling an insult at a cop, so everything that followed the cop's approach to Mahlke's Honda Civic is going to be thrown out, since the stop wasn't constitutional.
I wonder how much time elapsed between his arrest and when he was released on his own recognizance. It might have been a hour. It might have been 24 hours.
Labels: crime, newyork, politics, schadenfreude
Patrick Sweeney at 10:29 PM