Baltimore Cop Roughs Up/Screams At Kid And Is Caught On Video Via Cell Phone

February 14, 2008

Wow. Baltimore police officer Salvatore Rivieri goes off the deep end on a 14-year old skateboarding in a place he's not supposed to. It's pretty crazy. And by crazy I mean it looks like officer Rivieri may be roid raging. It was all caught on video via cellphone by one of the kid's friends. "Salvatore Rivieri, puts the boy in a headlock, pushes him to the ground, questions his upbringing, threatens to "smack" him and repeatedly accuses the youngster of showing disrespect because the youth refers to the officer as man and dude."

Obviously, your parents don't put a foot in your butt quite enough, because you don't understand the meaning of respect. First of all, you better learn how to speak. I'm not 'man.' I'm not 'dude,' I am Officer Rivieri. The sooner you learn that, the longer you are going to live in this world. Because you go around doing this kind of stuff and somebody is going to kill you.

The video ends when Salvatore finally notices the camera phone and says "You got that camera on? Cause if I find myself on Y...". Now I'm not totally sure what he was going to say right there, but if it was "outube I'll be suspended from the force", then he was right, because he was.

Baltimore Sun Article
Cop roughs up teenage skateboarder on video [boingboing]

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