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Renegade Policing

Darien Long, the "Kickass Mall Cop," gained global Internet notoriety for his Taser-heavy approach to patrolling a downtown flea market called Metro Mall. Then he got arrested, and fired, mysteriously. In an hour-long interview after his release from jail, Long "referenced FX's The Shield, listed Downtown troublemakers by name, bemoaned his low salary, and expressed a messianic belief in his mission to turn Five Points into a Buckhead-style tourist destination." [Atlanta magazine]