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Date: 05/30/08 08:45 PM

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    jessieplume Female 13-17
    84 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    Link: Cop Scraps With Cameraman - There is no way in hell I would have turned off that camera either.
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    Devin88 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    Male reporter looked hilarious.
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    Dextrine Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 8:52 pm
    what an ass, he just jumped at him!
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    klkl Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 8:53 pm
    hahaha that cops beat(just like lots of others -_-)
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    DarkTehNinja Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 8:54 pm
    Heh, I bet media is twisting it, excpecially the "Uneditted" comment. You would think some one was cussing right?
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    The "cameraman" was being a complete idiot, annoying the cop and being completely rude.
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    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    Their both D-bags
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 9:13 pm
    i dont think you can be arrested for being rude. i say cops the biggest douche, cause cops usually are, but there`s something about wanting camera evidence that makes people afraid to fight and act like pussies. kinda like that mad tv skit
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2008 at 9:19 pm
    i actually feel srry for the cop here
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 9:20 pm
    why?
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2008 at 9:31 pm
    Albuquerque New Mexico, land of totalitarianism. His Magistery Mayor Martie Chavez and his cartel of thugs are totally into doing whats good for you, like it or not, kiss your rights goodbye. Not all Albuquerque cops are douche bags on patrol but, there are many who have no people skills. It comes from the police chief down. This guy has to be dragged in front of a camera by the Mayor to comment or even take any responsability.
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    staberind Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm
    last i checked, there was something about freedom of speech in the constitution.
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    Talpa Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    if you wanna view the whole tape again go to I-A-B.com
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    harrydick Male 18-29
    332 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    Well last you checked was a long time ago, the Patriot Act changed all of that. Welcome to America, where they can arrest you for just about anything, or nothing!
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    Apples_Rock Male 13-17
    224 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 10:21 pm
    I hate how cops just do whatever and feel that they are above the law.
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    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 10:22 pm
    the cop had absolutely no reason to behave that way. cops are paid to be above that kind of douchebaggery and clearly, this cop lost his temper.

    they aren`t supposed to do that. period. a good cop would have walked away.

    that cop? he`s an accident waiting to happen.

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    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 10:24 pm
    Just more backup for the Stanford Prison experiment back in seventy-one. When people are given authority, their views of what`s right and wrong for themselves to do can (And I stress can, not will.) change more often than not. The camera guy was a douche, maybe, but he wasn`t doing anything illegal. The are wasn`t a crime scene, and he wasn`t interfering, as far as we know.
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    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    There wasn`t* I can`t brain today, I have the dumb...
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:28 pm
    new mexico, ha....
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    MikalGrace Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    The cop was in the wrong, but I just can`t feel sorry for the kid. He obviously was abusing his rights to hold that camera to smart off to the cop. The officer (and I use the term loosely) should have shown a bit more restraint, but the kid was almost literally asking for it. We all heard the kid provoking the cop on the tape, but who knows what we missed?
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    Dogboy76 Male 30-39
    156 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 11:34 pm
    The cop was a complete meathead and probably joined te force so he could fire his gun at people. However, the cameraman was the typical self important, ignorant media type. He`ll probably be a paparazzi in the futre
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    MissMage Female 18-29
    697 posts
    May 30, 2008 at 11:42 pm
    Eck. I can`t stand most cops.
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    hoolahawk Male 30-39
    205 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 12:14 am
    Heck! Are they allowed to do that in USA?? Does anyone know what happened to the cop in this story? I want a follow up!!!! :D

    Ps. hehehenerd - I am interested why?

    Ps. MikalGrace - what kid? He is an adult and a camera man working on a reporting a legitimate story, we`re we watching the same video?

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    apoet4life Male 18-29
    237 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 12:30 am
    I would have done the same thing the cameraman had done. He was putting his camera away and then the officer came back to him. I would have videotaped myself asking the officer for his name and badge number as well. Heck the officer didn`t even give him that information, he was just being a total d***. I have total respect for law enforcement officers, but that cop was crossing the line. I hope he loses his badge.....
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    wowibrandon Male 13-17
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    May 31, 2008 at 12:42 am
    cameramen are scum...

    they think that they`re safe by the 1st amendment but they push it until someone breaks and beats the poo out of them

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    Rolthox Male 13-17
    17 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 12:52 am
    That cop should be fired.
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    silv134 Male 30-39
    120 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 12:56 am
    makes me want to kick a cop in the damn head.
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    thecite Male 13-17
    554 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 1:17 am
    Fúcking pigs and fúcking cameramen.
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    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
    310 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 1:26 am
    So, the camera man was putting his camera away, but the police man still attacked him? Wow. You crazy Americans sure do have some f*cked up logics.
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
    695 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 1:50 am
    see the above steroid video
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    Nazarene Male 50-59
    187 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 2:12 am
    It looked like he was putting the camera in the car and getting ready to leave. I think the cop thought he had turned the camera off and thought this would be a good time to slap him around.
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    krifle2 Female 30-39
    193 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 5:14 am
    perfect example of why I avoid cops at all costs...our town cops are just like that. they just suck.
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    Eragon117 Male 13-17
    14 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 5:40 am
    I wouldve Gone Niko Bellic On His ass
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
    4230 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 5:55 am
    The cop was beinga a douche, but that arrest was still worth a laugh
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    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
    466 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 6:32 am
    I don`t feel sorry for the cop here! I do believe they don`t have an easy job, BUT, this cop had a hard on approaching the guy when he "circled" him, then POUNCED on the camera man. This cop, has his badge attached to his crotch and ego, and THAT makes him DANGEROUS!! You all think this is the first time he`s gotten his rocks off by pounding on someone???? Hope he gets fired!!!!!!!!!!
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    FloridaSnow Male 18-29
    416 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 7:30 am
    Camera man deserved it. I hate cops but cameras are drating annoying too.
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    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
    473 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 8:17 am
    "last i checked, there was something about freedom of speech in the constitution."

    "Well last you checked was a long time ago, the Patriot Act changed all of that. Welcome to America, where they can arrest you for just about anything, or nothing!"


    The Patriot act gives U.S law enforcement more authorites for the means of protecting from terrorism. At no time did the act state that the right to free speech is disabled. Why dont you know what your talking about before commenting, idiot.

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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2008 at 8:25 am
    This case needs to go in front of a judge with some balls or at least enough to say "Officer Barney Fife, give your side arm and your badge to the bailiff and get the hell out. Case dismissed."
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    GL_Sector616 Male 18-29
    60 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 8:29 am
    "Blue Fascist Assaults Cameraman, Film at Eleven"
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2008 at 9:03 am
    That will teach the cameraman to show up and try to take pictures. He should know that he`s causing trouble by getting them on camera. They can`t assault the suspect and claim he started it. What a moron, he should get in life in prison for not leaving right away.

    99% of cops are douchebags.

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    theforrest Male 18-29
    118 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 9:07 am
    Wow, that made me real mad. I agree with wowibrandon, news cameramen are real low and try to get whatever they can out of a situation. but that cop was kinda out of line.
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    fghj Male 30-39
    393 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 9:17 am
    t least he didn`t taze him
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    Aqua_Bird Female 13-17
    536 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 9:40 am
    What the hell?! He just attacked him! ...for filming! What an arsehole.
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    NyxLotus Female 18-29
    48 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 9:43 am
    The cop definitely crossed the line, but the photographer was kind`ve being an ass and that didn`t help. I hate yuppie photographers and journalists.
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    caper454 Female 70 & Over
    511 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 10:19 am
    I can`t believe some of you are siding with the cop. the cameraman wasn`t breaking any laws... this is important... if a law is not being broken then what the cop did WAS ILLEGAL. I hope the big man police officer loses his job and goes back to beating up drunks at the local honky-tonk where he belongs!
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1586 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 11:16 am
    The cop was a douche.
    the guys asked him his name and badge number and the idiot just walked away.
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1586 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 11:18 am
    i think rent a cops are worse though.
    the scum bags that walk around the mall with their white shirts and little black doofy hats. they think theyre hot poo because they get a flashlight and get to drive a fairly new pick-up truck that says security around the parking lot
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1586 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 11:19 am
    im guessing the truck is because theyre to fricken lazy to walk from the boarders entrance to the best buy entrance.
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    vthings Male 18-29
    44 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 11:41 am
    It doesn`t matter that the cameraman was being rude. You can`t get arrested for telling a cop to get f*****, though many wouldn`t recommend it. The cop was suppose to be the professional here and if he couldn`t handle it then he doesn`t deserve his badge.

    Also the little chickenpoo didn`t even do anything until he thought the guy had turned off the camera and the only reason he stopped the assault is because the cameraman started pointing it at him like it was turned on.

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    acomitapita1 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2008 at 11:53 am
    "last i checked, there was something about freedom of speech in the constitution."
    "Well last you checked was a long time ago, the Patriot Act changed all of that. Welcome to America, where they can arrest you for just about anything, or nothing!"

    "The Patriot act gives U.S law enforcement more authorites for the means of protecting from terrorism. At no time did the act state that the right to free speech is disabled. Why dont you know what your talking about before commenting, idiot."

    ACTUALLY, Korematsu v. US(1944) reserves the right of congress to abridge your rights and due process in the interest of "national security". So actually yeah, the PAt.Act has free reign to infringe one your civil liberties.i.e. freedom of speech. Why don`t YOU know what YOU`re talking about.)-|

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    jsatan Male 18-29
    256 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    What`s funny is that this is issue was on camera and the cop knew it, I would hate to see average Joe getting arrested with out one. I mean the cameraman wasn`t under arrest.
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    ciaran036 Male 18-29
    168 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    That has angered me so much. That cop should be fired immediately. Measures should be in place to stop people like this joining the police force and measures should be in place to stop this from being allowed to happen. I`m not in America but for those that are - start making changes. You`ll wake up one day in a fascist nightmare - stop it now before it`s too late.
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    Biscuits Male 13-17
    91 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    I think this is kinda worrying. The policeman just attacked him out of the blue, i don`t know how the policing system works in America but cops just shouldn`t be allowed to just attack someone who doesn`t pose a danger or liability.
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    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
    255 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    Like, he was just taping something and the cop comes running up and nails him in the balls and tries to break the camera.
    what a d-bag. </3
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    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
    255 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    This reminds me of the may-day melee. >___> cops are really outta line these days. jesus.
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    ashwey Female 13-17
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    May 31, 2008 at 2:02 pm
    police brutality!
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    BlackiPod Male 18-29
    1246 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    Thats the difference between military and police. Military men are trained in respect and honor in what they do. A lot of police are power happy and think they are better than you because they are the law. Thats dangerous.
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    Snickers686 Male 18-29
    44 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    ppl like this make me angry and sad :(

    and im the only one or did u also think that the news ppl where stuttering

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    Yeah, the camera man was rude. However, he was still in the right as far as the law goes.
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    MANAX99 Male 70 & Over
    132 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    Well the cameraman was an non-nice individual, but he had the right to do what he was doing, and the cop had no right to just assault him like that.
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    January16 Female 13-17
    234 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    The cop was wrong. But camera people are too bold for their own good. They want to "catch" everything. Learn to leave some things alone. Especially when people want privacy.
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    SlippySanta Male 13-17
    147 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    The cameraman was being a douchebag. Props to the cop. Cops have to deal with this sort of poo all day. It`s like me going to someone and saying "I`m not touching you...I`m not touching you.." until they snap and break my finger. I would deserve it. A lot of cameramen, like this one, push it and push it until they overstep the line. I`m on the cop`s side on this one.
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    crisva Male 18-29
    16 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    So? Police deal with poo like because it`s what the job entails. There is nothing in the law allowing policemen to be Dbags because someone hurt their feelings. Being a police officer should mean you know how to deal with dbags and yet still smile and nod if they didn`t do anything illegal.

    Anyone who doesn`t realize that, shouldn`t be a cop.

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    tayreed Male 13-17
    243 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    People like both of these guys are the reason why America`s going down the tube. They both are abusing their rights and power... Seriously, more common sense, toleration and some decent morals could bring America back...
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    Land of The Free? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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    cannibal151 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    F*ckin pig
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    Lusien Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    Facists
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    cheap_thrill Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    This is yet another example of American Police thinking they are above the law and assaulting people because they are being "annoying" which allegadly inhibits the police officer`s ability to do his job (PUR_LEASE!) this just an extension of the patriot act which essentially makes anything and everything illegal if you can somewho relate it to terrorist related activities (however looseley or ridiculously) this is a flagrant example of police brutality and exemplifies everything that makes the american law enforcement an embarresment to themselves, because they rptect no-one and serve themselves.
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    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    The cameraman was totally in the right and the officer should be terminated. He was clearly standing in a public area not interfering with the scene. I got into a disagreement with an officer from a local town where I live about a year ago. I had a friend who was driving his car in front of me and got pulled over and I stopped along with him parking about 50 feet behind the officer. He called a second car to the scene who approached me and told me to leave. I advised the officer that I had a legal right to observe him as long as I did not interfere with him or what he was doing. He told me to leave again and I refused. At that time I pulled out my cell phone and started recording him on my camera. He tried to take my phone away and I refused to give it to him so he physically tried to take it. I told him that if he touched me again I will have him charged with battery (keep in mind all this is being recorded, thank god for 2 gig memory cards). He tried to take it again and
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    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 8:34 pm
    I pulled back again and he tried to put me in handcuffs. I put my phone on the dash of my truck pointing out the door. He handcuffed me then the idiot tried to stop my phone from recording but since he probably only finished 6th grade he could not figure it out. I told him that he won`t be able to figure it out and to put my phone down. He recorded himself saying that he figured it out (which he obviously did not) and then threw my phone on the ground breaking it. It stopped recording at that point. His partner witnessed what was happening and called for a sergeant to come to the scene. A sergeant came on the scene and asked me what happened. I told him to uncuff me and I will show him. After talking to the other officer he came back and uncuffed me. I grabbed my laptop out of the passenger seat of my truck, pulled the memory card out of my now broken phone and proceeded to show him what I recorded right up to him smashing my phone to the ground (he told the sergeant that I
  71. Profile photo of donk
    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    threw the phone on the ground and broke it). The sergeant called the chief of police to the scene who watched the video and suspended the guy on the spot. It was a beautiful thing watching him having to give up is gun and badge then have to call someone for a ride home because they took him car also. He was terminated about a month later and was charged with battery causing bodily injury because when he handcuffed me he sprained my shoulder. While this was going on they tried to suspend the other officer for 30 days. I told the chief of police that the other officer is the reason why the sergeant was called and ultimately him to the scene. I told the chief that if they tried to suspend the other officer that I would file a civil lawsuit against the department for what happened to me. I agreed that I would not sue the department on 2 conditions, they replace my cell phone with a brand new one and that they other officer gets no discipline at all. They agreed to both.
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    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 8:53 pm
    I guess the moral to my story is not all police officers are bad but we need to know our rights as citizens. Funny side note is the other officer (the one who helped me) and I are good friends now...
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    Victim Male 70 & Over
    219 posts
    May 31, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    Hey! Guess what.

    I`m not a complete f***tard toward cops, and I`ve never got the smack down put on me by one either.

    See how that works?

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    ydoom Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2008 at 5:02 am
    This was completely illegal.
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    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 6:57 am
    Well Victim I am happy that you act like a good little sheep and follow the herd but some of us prefer not to have our rights trampled on. I bet it some guy named Bubba decided to put a little sugar up your a$$ you would sit there and politely take it, all the time telling him how nice he is and how you are lucky that he chose you. Wait until you run into an officer who abuses his powers and we will see if you will change your tune, but until that happens keep acting like a good little sheep.
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    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 7:49 am
    Oh and another side note I forgot to say also is I saw the officer who was fired about 2 months ago....working security at a Wal-Mart, driving their little security truck around the parking lot...I felt bad for the guy but he chose his own destiny.
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    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
    473 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 10:11 am

    "ACTUALLY, Korematsu v. US(1944) reserves the right of congress to abridge your rights and due process in the interest of "national security". So actually yeah, the PAt.Act has free reign to infringe one your civil liberties.i.e. freedom of speech. Why don`t YOU know what YOU`re talking about."

    The "Korematsu v. US" case during world war 2, in which it forced Fred Korematsu to be put into a relocation camp. Although some of his liberties were outweighted, it was for national securitiy because of fear of espionage by Japanese Empire. Which had happened with Pearl Harbor. Although some of his rights were disabled, freedom of Speech was not one of them. Also, a camreman filming a cop does not fall under a threat to National security, so none of his rights were revoked. Plus, this case does not coincide with the patriot act. I do know what im talking about

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    643197 Male 18-29
    1078 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 11:10 am
    wow.
    i hate cops.
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    MikePiano Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    -_- Shame. That is just a sad and pathetic case.
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    Victim Male 70 & Over
    219 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    Well Victim I am happy that you act like a good little sheep and follow the herd but some of us prefer not to have our rights trampled on. I bet it some guy named Bubba decided to put a little sugar up your a$$ you would sit there and politely take it, all the time telling him how nice he is and how you are lucky that he chose you. Wait until you run into an officer who abuses his powers and we will see if you will change your tune, but until that happens keep acting like a good little sheep.

    ---

    Yeah, cause me being polite really does make me a sheep.

    Maybe more people should be sheep if that`s the case. Idiot.

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    Mighty- Male 18-29
    199 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    seriously? they are going through with the citation? thats ridiculous. He had every right to be there. the cop should not have done that and deserves to be fired/or on probation.
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    idiotkiller Male 13-17
    162 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    The police have the right to restrict access to the scene of a crime. Sounds like most of the people on IAB are cop hating morons. let`s look at numbers. We get, at the most, one of these incidents every week. there are about 663,565 police officers in the U.S., but we`ll round that down to 660,000 to make it nice and even. Now let`s take the last ten years. there are about 53 weeks in a year, 530 weeks in the past ten years. So in the last ten years, you get less than 0.1% of the police involved. that`s one in one thousand. And that`s being extremely generous after taking 3,500 off the total number of officers, and assuming something like this happens every week. Don`t try to play the "well I`m sure more stuff like this happens that isn`t covered by the media" card. Every time something like this happens, the media covers it, magnifies it, and enhances it like a celebrity vagina, with about the same amount of popularity with the masses.
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    idiotkiller Male 13-17
    162 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    Yes, if what the media is saying about the event is true, he needs to be fired, as does every cop who does something like this, but there`s no reason to suddenly assume that we`re living in the middle of a police state just because a few abusers slip through the system.
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
    741 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 8:53 pm
    the cameraman was a dick. no need for that attitude
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    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 11:42 pm
    You call me an idiot Victim but you proved my point with your reply...like I said keep acting like a good little sheep...follow your master right to the slaughter. And now I will reply to idiotkiller. The police do have a right to restrict access to a crime scene but where the cameraman was standing is outside the crime scene, in a public location and a location where the general public can gather. You, as a citizen, have the right to observe and even record police activities as long as you are not interfering with either a crime scene or the police performing their job. And as I said in my post not all cops are bad but we need to be informed of and exercise our rights. We are slowly becoming a police state. We are being told by our government "it is ok to give up some of your rights because we are in a battle against terrorism. We are becoming a society of sheep. Don`t question authority just do as we tell you to do.
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    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    June 1, 2008 at 11:42 pm
    Thomas Jefferson once said "All authority belongs to the people." as well as "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." We have been turned into a tyrannical society being led by criminals. And finally urbanlegend, the last time I checked giving attitude to a cop was not a reason to get attacked and arrested. Anyone who wants to say I am a police basher I will nip that in the bud...I was a police officer for over 4 years and I left because I got tired of the constant abuse of power that I saw. Peoples rights being trampled on, people being coaxed to confess to crimes and people relying on a system that is flawed. I was actually told one time by a superior that I did not have to read anyone I arrested their Miranda rights as long as I noted it on the report. I politely refused that order because I supported the rights of the accused, remember we are all innocent until proven guilty.
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    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 12:04 am
    99 percent of police officers are not bad, they are committed to service to the public and their job but the other one percent are power tripping control freaks like the officer involved in this incident. He was thinking to himself "How dare this guy ignore my commands, I will show him.", even though the command he was giving him was not a legal command. Sad thing is it is the one percent that we hear the most about...but even one percent is too many. When I was hired on the police department I had to go through 2 different psychological exams and a personality exam (that changed right before I was hired because of all the civilian complaints and the termination of 5 officers in 1 month for official misconduct). The majority of departments out there do only a personality exam and that leads to abuse of power because they are not weeding out the bad eggs.
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 5:58 am
    Cameraman was a complete douche bag. Cops are risking their lives having a shoot out and all the camera guy gives a poo about is his job and footage.
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    rambl64 Female 40-49
    25 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 7:19 am
    I thought they both behaved unprofessionally. The cameraman was incredibly snotty and rude. The cops were dealing with a gunman running around and should not have had to tell the guy more than once to get out of the way. But, I don`t know if the cameraman broke the law. They both behaved badly.
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    j0nes Male 30-39
    38 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 7:35 am
    typical cop douchebaggery
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    What did Bugs Bunny teach us?! Always go LEFT at Albeqerkey (or however you spell it, soz). Now we know why. They`ve got crazy coppers that don`t speak at all and just go mental on you like thugs completely at random.

    Unless the cameraman was pulling faces or mouthing `yo mamma` insults at him. Then I`d be unbiased.

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    randyintwin Male 50-59
    723 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    Granted, cameramen are pushy, but lots of cops just plain SUCK. Comes with the personality required to do the job. And no.. never been in trouble with one, just knew too many of the douchebags personally. Can anyone say "Short-man Syndrome?"
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    randyintwin Male 50-59
    723 posts
    June 2, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    Oh.. and btw for all you whiners.. I am married to a cop. One of the few `normies`.
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    Jethro Male 40-49
    42 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    Okay, maybe the camera dude was being provocative; he might even be looking for a little drama to heighten his career.

    The policeman? The guy is--unfortunately--the archetypical cop--arrogant, pushy, and a bully. I know cops put up with a lot of poo, but to, pardon the pun, cop an attitude isn`t professional. I can`t remember all the rude cops; sadly, I remember the few who were polite and not threatening.

    Remember Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle? Kumar pretty much said it all about some cops.

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    milkymoo Male 13-17
    43 posts
    September 1, 2008 at 6:09 pm
    cops are pigs

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