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I think you guys are missing the most important thing...

To everyone defeinding the cop...you're missing a very important point. Wilmington PD reprimanded the officer and dropped the charges. They obviously thought he went over the line as well or they would have defended him.

As for the setup conspiracy theories? It seems your focused on the fact one of the party goes had a camera....I guess you conviently forget that ~80% of Americans have cameras on their phones. That percentage is MUCH higher among college students. It would be rarer to find a situation that didn't end up on YouTube.

Granted the college kid was being mouthy; however, that doesn't give the cop the right to act in the manner he did. I've worked with some great police officers in my life. (both as a loud mouth college student and productive, tax=paying family man) Most of whom are extremely professional and could have diffused the situation with a little humor, different body language, etc.

This is not the low standard for behavoir I want set for my Police Department, and I hope I'm not in the minority.

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