sometimes prima donna football stars can act immature and obnoxious. Not a big deal.
Sometimes the cops can be pricks, . . . Not a big deal.
Not so much.
I work with police every chance I get, and do everything I can to help them do their basically impossible jobs. But we grant them a shite ton of authority, power, leeway and immunity (both legal and practical). I despise seeing that being flaunted or abused in any way. I like the fact that cops making an arrest with probable cause can shoot people who legitimately threaten them with death or bodily harm without worrying about getting screwed by the system. Incidents of cops "being pricks" that involve illegitimate arrests for resisting arrest mess that up. That pisses me off. If Simon's story is true
, that cop needs to lose his job and serve a little bit of time. False arrest, especially for resisting arrest, is seriously bad news.