Baltimore might be my least favorite big city, for a host of reasons. I’ve taken the train in to see the Army/Navy Game mutiple times and the place looks like something out of Mad Max almost. It looks like what many big cities looked like in the mid 80s. That is, a wasteland.
In the annals of video footage of police misconduct, this new video from a Baltimore police officer’s body camera in January ranks as not particularly violent but still shocking. The video, obtained by local news station Fox45, appears to show the officer planting a bag of pills in a trash can in an alley then returning to the alley and pulling the drugs out. Baltimore police body cameras are programmed to save 30 seconds of footage prior to the moment when they’re turned on — a fact this officer either didn’t know or didn’t care about.