On July 4th 2013, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee held a DUI checkpoint. The video below shows the results of one person asserting their Constitutional rights and the officer demonstrating yet again police often do not know the law they are sworn to protect and defend. The officer should be fired.
Your rights are like muscles, exercise them or lose them.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
Baltimore police detain someone for taking pictures. They admit it is not a crime, but then detain him. This officer shows his ignorance. Officer Scheidt in particular does not know the law.
They seem to think that you can not ask an illegal alien to provide ID, but you can ask a citizen to do so even when the police have admitted that he was not breaking the law. Talk about a kafkaesque world.
Exercise your rights or lose them.
[Update June 2, 2011]: It appears now that the MTA admits the officers were wrong. “They can most certainly take photos of our system,” Ralign Wells, the MTA Administrator, said. “We’ll look at our training processes, we’ll look at whether any administrative situations need to occur with those officers,” Wells added.
NFTA Police in Buffalo NY threaten to “f***ing break your face” if he records. The video says it all:
Police slam man into wall leaving him in coma after erroneously believing he was involved in an assault.
D.C. Police Abuse Man in Wheelchair by throwing him to the ground and then they leave him there. Where they afraid he’d run? Talk about out of control. Again these are not police officers, but pigs and should be fired.
The D.C. police issued a statement that included stating that “the patron resisted arrest which resulted in him falling out of his wheelchair.” Now if you watch the video, you will clearly see the police are lying, they guy did not “fall out” of his wheelchair, he was thrown out of the wheelchair.
If you listen to even the first 15 minutes of this tape you will hear the Philadelphia Police talk to a citizen like they are masters. The Philadelphia Police involved in this should be fired and arrested. They are a disgrace to the uniform. There is no excuse for the police to threaten and hold a citizen at gunpoint while the citizen is performing a legal activity.
I am rarely disgusted by the police but these “officers” are the definition of the word “fascist.” Disgraces to the badge, acting like common thugs, common criminals. It is no surprise but the police here are unable to speak English without cursing. They make a mockery of their motto of “honor, service, and integrity” – they showed none of them.
The government always says that ignorance of the law is no excuse, that goes doubly when you are supposed to be enforcing it. Exercise your rights or lose them.
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Police continue to Harass Citizens who record – a nice set of examples here. The government has been putting cameras everywhere but dishonest police don’t want you to record them.
Again, abuse of power by the police. No state prevents you from recording a public conversation. Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy out in public on the side of the road? No court has said there is.
What are the police so afraid of that they want to prevent people from keeping them honest? What are the police trying to hide? The lack of integrity is amazing. The reckless of the officer in this video is stunning.
For the first 4-5 seconds of this video it looks like a car-jacking! This power-hungry Maryland police officer pulls a gun, no badge visible, on a citizen. Then the police in Maryland arrest the man for posting this video.
The trouble is power-hungry police such as those in Maryland. You can tell which police are honest and which are not quite easily. Honest police have nothing to fear from recording. Dishonest police have everything to fear.
Remember, “When seconds county, the police are only minutes away.”