Two Detroit police officers shoved aside a TV reporter with Fox/WJBK Channel 2 who was trying to interview a city councilman on Tuesday night.
M.L. Elrick was attempting to speak with City Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr. before a community meeting at a local church when the cops on the city security detail intervened and pushed the reporter against the wall.
Democrat, of course (if he was a Republican, it’d have been mentioned in the title): the article goes on to mention that the “reporter apparently was trying to interview Cushingberry about a controversial traffic stop earlier this month in which he may have gotten preferential treatment from the police,” which is another way of saying that the cops “let Cushingberry off with a traffic violation though he had an a cup of alcohol in his car and a smoked marijuana joint on the car console.”
Twenty years ago, I would have been impressed. Even today there’s a minor thread of recognition that this man has chutzpah. Mind you, I still don’t want him operating heavy machinery when stoned…