In the news: Clampitt offers context for story on viral arrest video
Video of a recent aggressive Green Bay Police arrest has been making news all week, and WBAY, Channel 2 reporter Michelle Clemens turned Thursday (May 1) to Prof. Phil Clampitt for some context. The video has been viewed more than 123,000 times, and more than 27,000 individuals from all over the world have signed a petition calling for the involved officer’s removal. Clampitt spoke with Clemens about why the video and the issue have resonated with so many people — even those who live far away from Northeastern Wisconsin. “We’ll always have more scrutiny of that,” Clampitt said, “and probably more outrage about an authority figure doing something that we might see (as) questionable or we might see as potentially problematic because we always think, ‘that could be me.’ ” Full story.