I think you forgot a tag: gentrification.
It's not a crime to yell at a cop. It's not even a crime to yell obscenities at one. In general cops get way too much respect in this society. They should be constantly questioned and challenged and overseen, rather than given the implicit trust and faith that so many people grant them. Ms. Bolger got a little too belligerent, perhaps, but I don't blame her for being angry - I have seen cops in that part of town driving in a totally irresponsible, reckless manner, in one case even blasting down residential streets without even headlights on and nearly hitting people just out walking their dog - and when TPD was called to complain about that instance, the operator gave some song and dance about the officer in hot pursuit or something. That's BS. We shouldn't have to give up safety and security in the name of safety and security. Police should have to live by the laws that it's their job to enforce, not careen around the city like some kind of untouchable, sadistic overlords. Ms. Bolger might have a problem holding her liquor, but this incident is really yet another example of the way police are more a problem than a solution to anything.
Also the Weakly has proved its Weakness once again by sensationalizing this, and even leaving her home phone number in the PDF. wtf, Weakly?
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