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Last night around 10:45 p.m. I was driving on Maryland Avenue in the city when I happened to notice a Baltimore police officer walking on the sidewalk. He was in full uniform, had on his sidearm, and surprisingly he also had white ear bud headphones in his ears.
I could have taken a picture of it but doing so is illegal.
Nevertheless, why was the police officer wearing headphones on the job?
Someone could have easily snuck up behind him and reached for his sidearm. It is unlikely that he would have heard such a person.
Also, the officer cannot hear citizens’ pleas for help or traffic noise with headphones in. This is a threat to public safety.
Furthermore, wearing headphones in uniform looks extremely unprofessional. The police officer should act like one instead of acting like some college kid.
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