Watch: Charlotte Police Dance in Streets while Directing DNC Traffic

Sep 7, 2012

The final tally was this: Tampa, two arrests. Charlotte, 25.

During last month's Republican National Convention, Tampa police distributed food and cold drinks to protesters in "Romneyville," while Chief Jane Castor earned props for her laid-back approach to the demonstrations.

And yet somehow, cops patrolling this week's Democratic National Convention in North Carolina have become the media darlings. This probably helped:

One traffic cop even earned applause for doing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance in an intersection. That's a far cry from the impression Tampa left on the world:

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