After the reporter asked the captain to stop [pushing him], another officer threatened to yank away his police press pass. “That’s a boss; you do what a boss tells you,” the officer said, adding a little later, “You got that credential you’re wearing from us, and we can take it away from you.”

The New York Times' Michael Powell describes how the police handled a reporter at a protest on New Year's Eve

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  • Anonymous

    Jackboots.  Little by little the massive reservoir of goodwill built up over generations between the public and the police is eroding, and this will be to the detriment of the police.  The police need the support of the public to function, and when they lose that support chaos will ensure.  It’s too bad, but they’ve brought it down on themselves.