Over at Cato’s Police Misconduct web site, we have identified the worst case for the month of June. Police officer Ronald Harris tried to rob a woman at the Memphis International Airport. This was an extraordinary theft. Harris was trying to steal a bag from an employee of St. Jude Children’s Hospital who was, in turn, delivering the bag to a family. The bag was a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation—the organization that grants wishes to terminally ill children. The bag held several St. Jude t-shirts and a $1500 credit card for the family to use for travel. Harris followed the St. Jude employee into the airport and then struck a member of the family who tried to stop him from stealing their wish away. Harris has been suspended pending an investigation and faces a long list of charges. Police misconduct is never good, but plotting to steal the wish from a terminally ill child and their family is just really low.
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