James Blake: Fire the Cop Who Tackled Me

Ex-tennis star James Blake, who was mistaken for a credit card fraud criminal and tackled to the ground by a plainclothes NYPD officer, says the cop who assaulted him should be fired. “I don't think this person should ever have a badge or a gun again,” Blake told the Associated Press a day after video of the incident went viral. “I think that that kind of police officer tarnishes the badge, which I have the utmost respect for and I believe that the majority of police officers do great work and they’re heroes. So this person doesn’t ever belong in the same sentence with the heroes that are doing the right kind of police work and keeping the public safe.” The officer, James Frascatore, has been placed on desk duty pending an internal review.