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Date: 11/22/08 10:01 PM

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  1. Profile photo of rcw093
    rcw093 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    Link: Cop Chokes CBS Camera Man - A cop chokes a camera man for filming in public and says, ``I can do whatever I want.`` Can he?
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    Lord_Savior Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    Wow....This just reminds me of the earlier post with the cop and journalist.
  3. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    Why is it so hard for police to admit they did something wrong?
  4. Profile photo of Lord_Savior
    Lord_Savior Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:14 pm
    Thank you Anwar! It was probably because he was black.
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    DHise Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:15 pm
    Police fail on a daily basis.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm
    Damn.
    I usually support the cops, but not against journalists.
    Journalists>general population>cops>general population>skaters

    It`s always like that... well 98% of what I`ve seen.

    Note that sometimes the cops are right against the general population, and sometimes the general population is right.

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    Scotchy Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    Of course never hear of the majority of cops that do good, and save people or arrest others, busting drug houses, saving lives etc. You see the non-nice individual cop that somehow got by the system and abusing their power.

    Also, loving the pot smoking 17 year old and younger kids that automatically hate cops because of their lifestyle choices. You would change your tune so fast if you needed to rely on them, but I bet your the kinda kid to hide when a cop car goes down the street, afraid he might catch you with your illegal substances.

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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:27 pm
    Actually, you hear about good cops who do their job EVERYDAY in local news...that is, if you read your local news Scotcy.
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    sounded like samuel jackson
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:35 pm
    idiot deserves to lose his job, if he acts like that hes not fit for a job as a law enforcement officer, rather should be picking up trash in the park.
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    piemaster Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    I love, all of you.
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    hes tired the Mother F`ing cameras in this mother f`ing public place
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    Pilanus Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 10:56 pm
    gatorade, thats true and all, and Samuel Jackson is made of pure win, but would I feel secure in the thought that he would be able to restrain himself to ensure my constitutional rights are not violated? No.

    The Police officer does deserve to lose his job for his actions. Purely because he said "I can do whatever I want," because No, Police officers do not have free reign of control, and if he feels that he does, he is not mentally prepared to carry out his duties responsibly.
    It is much like a Supervisor thinking that they can smack around employees simply because they have some authority over them.

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    Ty-Force Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 11:04 pm
    I hate cops.
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    phasoo Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 11:09 pm
    yes ty, we all hate cops until we need them
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 11:11 pm
    I wonder why he felt it necessary to confiscate or stop the camera?
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2008 at 11:22 pm
    At first I just didn`t know what to think about this. But then after hearing what The Street Doctor had to say, I totally think the cop was an a$$
  18. Profile photo of Ty-Force
    Ty-Force Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 11:24 pm
    Very true phasoo, very true. what if your weed gets stolen? you`re pretty much screwed then.
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    RickyGTO Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2008 at 11:32 pm
    uh no he can`t...
  20. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:09 am
    oh that poor drating baby. A Choke hold. I love how the description of this video leads to an entirely different perspective.

    1. When the cop tells you to put the camera away, you do it. Being a reporter doesnt make you above the law.

    2. If you do not comply, guess what, you can be arrested for disobeying an officer.

    That wasnt even a complete choke hold. It`s a position for the officer to effectively put the suspect in cuffs.

    What is this poo. We`re gonna cry that "wah, I wanted to film and he said no so I said screw you Im not gonna stop filming and he arrested me! WAH! I AMS THE VICTIMS!!! WQAAAHGYAUGAHRG"

  21. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:13 am
    @ BigWaFuu, you may think people in authority don`t have to respect Constitutional rights--but the rest of us have a problem with injustice. :-)
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    hoolahawk Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:25 am
    The cops always seem to back up their officer even if they are in the wrong...where`s the justice? I hate stories like this because you don`t often here what happen...did the report win in court? Did the officer get in trouble?

    Anyone with an update?

    Cheers

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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:56 am
    oh that poor drating baby. A Choke hold. I love how the description of this video leads to an entirely different perspective.

    1. When the cop tells you to put the camera away, you do it. Being a reporter doesnt make you above the law.

    2. If you do not comply, guess what, you can be arrested for disobeying an officer.

    That wasnt even a complete choke hold. It`s a position for the officer to effectively put the suspect in cuffs.

    What is this poo. We`re gonna cry that "wah, I wanted to film and he said no so I said screw you Im not gonna stop filming and he arrested me! WAH! I AMS THE VICTIMS!!! WQAAAHGYAUGAHRG"

    the fact is that he had a right to film the march, it was in public place and it was a news reporter, they would have a license for that sort of thing. It;s not the fact that he arrests him or puts him into achoke hold, it`s the fact that he tells him to put the camera away before even stating for what reason or asking for their lisence to film

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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:09 am
    BigWaFuu
    i think anyone, even myself, would follow the officer`s instructions if he gives a reason for why they cant a news crew film on public grounds. If a cop tell you to stab yourself, are you going to do it? What if the cop just tells you to take off your clothe and eat sh*t on the street?
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:29 am
    The cop was out of line. What he did was wrong, and stupid.
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    ace420 Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:40 am
    The problem is that they put these idiots in uniform. They have no clue what the law is and make their own rules. If the cop did what he did in front of the camera and witnesses, imagine what he does off camera. He should be fired.
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    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:42 am
    umm am I the only one recognizing that the only thing the cameraman filmed was the cop and his ass get cuffed? never saw a march anywhere except for post-production stuff cut in.. maybe you are not allowed to film another person without their permission? and if he repeatedly tells him to stop filming and he doesn`t.. he`ll sit in..

    anyways if however it happened like stated.. fire the cop.. if not.. fire the cameraman for breaking the law and getting arrested at work...

  28. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:52 am
    Choke hold.... or kinky public sex games? You make the call.

    Yet another television station that feels the need on making news stories about themselves and then blowing them out of proportion.

    Batalaleon. You comply if you`d like. But, that camera man was only doing his job and had every right to be there. Man, if we get a handful of people like you on the street... we might as well put our heads in the guillotine right now. I can`t believe you`d simply "give up" that quickly because "someone with a badge told you to". Just because they have a badge doesn`t necessarily make them right.

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    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:01 am
    randy but it`s better to obey first, get your facts straight and then come back and get your ass arrested
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    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:04 am
    and randythefool really made a fool of himself for telling bataleon things that he already posted... if you read his text to the bottom and not only the first 2 sentences you`d know that he just copy-replied to another post :)
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    curtleturtle Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:02 am
    and they give guns to these people?
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:41 am
    Another example of power going to an individuals head, that cop should be booted out of the service not in 12 months or 18 months time but straight away its people like him that destroy the hard work that good cops do.
    As far as I know he has no legal right to prevent a camera man taking footage unless he is obstructing the officer in his duties!? and you have to ask why does he not want footage of his actions taken!
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    firegodzilla Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:58 am
    this just cements my opinion of all cops being pigs and jackasses
  34. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:05 am
    Again, I bet we aren`t getting the full story here. What happened before ? Did this cameraman keep returning after the cop told him to leave repeatedly ? Did the cameraman say something racist ? We may never know.
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:49 am
    Start the Cop Killing already. :/
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:56 am
    BigWaFu:"1. When the cop tells you to put the camera away, you do it. Being a reporter doesnt make you above the law."

    Being a Cop doesn`t make you above the law any less.

    "2. If you do not comply, guess what, you can be arrested for disobeying an officer."

    Officers can`t do poo if you aren`t doing anything illegal in the first place. As far as WE know, the cops being an over zealous prick.


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    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:03 am
    Oh CrackrJak, your my age and thought you`d have some intelligence, uh not obviously. A "Black" woman said he didn`t do anything wrong, and the "Black" community leader oped for his release. Hello.."freedom of the press" on PUBLIC street locations!! This is a cop who`s badge gives him a hard on!! It`s for reasons such as this that video is a necessity on the streets and on patrol cars, to PROVE power hungry "bad cops" and "bad people", so the rest of us mostly normal people can function in this insane world... COP was wrong, and I smell a nice fat $$ettlement!!! That camera was worth more then 1/3 of that officer`s yearly pay!!!!!
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    madest Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:24 am
    CrakrJak dreams of living in a police state. Where constitutional rights mean nothing and kangaroo courts are the rule. Russia or Iraq CrakrJak?
    PS: They got some obese cops in newark.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:50 am
    hmmm, i`m not sure which i hate more, crooked cops or the media.
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    AntEconomist Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:52 am

    > 1. When the cop tells you to put the camera away, you do it. Being a reporter doesnt make you above the law.

    What are you thinking?? There is no obligation (legal or moral) to obey the police unconditionally. The whole point of the Constitution is to delineate what the state *cannot* do. Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of the press are *so* important that they are mentioned first in the Constitution before all other rights.

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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:55 am
    I am usually the very first to call someone an idiot for claiming "police brutality". However, in this case I side with the cameraman. He was not breaking any laws, he was on public property, and that cop had an attitude problem.

    Those kind of police are dangerous and need to be fired immediately upon discovery. There should be ZERO tolerance for police who break any law whatsoever. For instance... all the cops that don`t use blinkers or speed all the time. Yet, they`ll pull you over in a heartbeat and give you a ticket for the same thing.

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    apermal Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 7:38 am
    The cop`s been suspended without pay...
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    imx36degrees Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 7:47 am
    That`s the problem with cops these days - they seem to think that their job gives them the right to break the law. They seem to think they have the right to take others rights away from them on a whim. And the biggest problem is they think that their job is to make it seem like people are breaking the law. No, their job is to ENFORCE the law. Just like cops who need tickets at the end of the month, so they check the tags of everyone around them because no one is speeding. Instead of being content that everyone is following the law, they want to find something wrong with it.
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    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 8:11 am
    Just because he doesn`t want the man filming doesn`t mean anything. That man had the right to be filming, and he wasn`t breaking any laws. That cop just decided because he`s wearing a badge, he`s bigger than everyone else and you obey his orders or else.

    There are some really good cops out there that could be called heroes and the type of people that you look up to, but now you see more and more cops abusing power.

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    hunter4557 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 8:29 am
    the camera guy just got richer.
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    Godzukis_Dad Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 8:49 am
    That cop was a racist!
  47. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 8:56 am
    Is the best part about being a Police officer. You get to mess up and get a paid vacation as a reward .
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    Deepeyes Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 9:00 am
    Wait... that one witness` name was Street Doctor?
  49. Profile photo of Shoyz
    Shoyz Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 9:12 am
    It`s always a black police officer on these `BAD POLICEMAN CONDUCT` videos.

    No racism intended, it`s troo.

  50. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 9:17 am
    lol shoyz are you just trying to incite people?
  51. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 9:21 am
    Stirring up a sh*t storm is EXACTLY what Shoyz is trying to do.

    Typical troll behavior. The real question is, are any of you going to be dumb enough to take the bait?

  52. Profile photo of Chris201
    Chris201 Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 9:38 am
    Hey, I was in Newark yesterday(Yes, I`d like a cookie). Nah, Newark is a crazy city though.
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    chicobartend Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 9:57 am
    Fire that fat assed pig.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 10:02 am
    lol what a dickhead
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    bmanthe2 Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 10:05 am
    this is why people hate police
  56. Profile photo of lytesend
    lytesend Female 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 10:23 am
    It doesn`t matter if he`s black, I`m sick of pigs pulling this kind of sh*t!
  57. Profile photo of Imjesus
    Imjesus Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 10:29 am
    Sensational videos should, by law, always have to provide a context before being viewed.
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 10:36 am
    -Of course never hear of the majority of cops that do good, and save people or arrest others, busting drug houses, saving lives etc. You see the non-nice individual cop that somehow got by the system and abusing their power.-

    ...you don`t see stories about every cop doing something good because that`s what they`re supposed to do.
    You don`t hear sh*t about factory workers until there`s salmonella in the cheese.

    And there`s waaay more assh*le cops than you care to believe. it`s a position of great honor and respect in the right hands, but you can`t have a job with such power and responsibility without it being flooded with dickheads.

  59. Profile photo of Imjesus
    Imjesus Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 10:38 am
    Sensational videos should, by law, always have to provide a context before being viewed.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 10:40 am
    "I Can do whatever I want"
    What a pretentious douche.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 11:13 am
    Oink oink oink.
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    SilentFray Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 11:34 am
    no justice no peace
  63. Profile photo of handeman77
    handeman77 Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 11:35 am
    It`s only ok to choke a reporter if you finish the job.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 11:44 am
    oh i think he`ll lose his little job.
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 11:52 am
    Day after day... It`s always the same news. Completely pointless... This world is... Rotting.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    Cops get a lot of bad press. Of course, they have mostly themselves to blame...
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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    LMAO handeman77. I wholeheartedly agree!
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    Chiburashka Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    Handeman: too true. xD
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    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    The cameraman should be let go and that cop should be sued. Public ground, exercising his freedom of the press while filming a peaceful rally protected by the freedom to congregate, speak, and protest.

    I am not saying all cops are bad, far from that. But THIS cop should be fired. There was absolutely NO call for that.

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    There are plenty of good cops out there, but a good cop makes a boring story.

    Not saying there aren`t any bad cops too, but seriously, a lot of cops have to deal with lots of crap.

    We have to deal crap from them too, so it`s a reciprocal relationship. let`s go eat some turkey now.

  71. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    oh and this guy has issues.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    Okay usually these things have a somewhat fair balance of guilt.. but this is just so one sided it`s ridiculous.
  73. Profile photo of Papapimpin
    Papapimpin Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:56 pm
    At least he didn`t touch the pretty lady.
  74. Profile photo of turtledude
    turtledude Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    Well, at least the libs can`t say he`s a racist.
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    Gjankow Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:34 pm
    what kind of name is street docter btw... sounds like a lousy profession...
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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    Just shows again how the cops are obstructing our freedoms.

    !!!!!

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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:01 pm
    Is Obama recruiting his secret police in Newark?

    Seems like this guy is a candidate.

    Our constitution gets shat on more and more every day.

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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:40 pm
    @Pindragon

    No, the cameraman should not have let go. You tell me why the policeman had a legitimate reason to remove his camera, and his right to film in a public area, and then you`ll be able to say that the cameraman should have let go.

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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    Cops get a bad rap.

    Still, this guy is horrible.

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    mearnhart Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    what a dick! :(
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    healingcloud Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    Obama suporta i can tell trien to take the world over early
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    sam8380 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    try living in england....you can be imprisoned for 28 days without charge, local councils use terrorism laws to spy on you (seriously, i`m not making this up).
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    condor335 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    He`s in a public area, cops can`t tell the media to stop filming in public areas just because they don`t like that a camera is pointed at them, especially if they are totally unrelated to the story.
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    AJester Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    the cop is black, the president is black.

    The cop will suffer no repercussions.

  85. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    "Well, at least the libs can`t say he`s a racist."

    Not so... a decent Liberal will spin a situation like this so hard you will think the cop got his start in the German SS and somehow made it through the cracks. Then the Liberal will find a way to blame his behavior on you and say that you aren`t doing enough to help the black angst. Then the liberal will contact the ACLU because he feels his rights are being violated when you stare at him in a very dumbfounded manner. Then he will get you arrested for clubbing baby seals.


    It`s true!! :)

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    ninjabot Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    trin to stop killin there coppy boy
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    Standards Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    Well, I don`t see what`s wrong with that.
    /sarcasm
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:52 pm
    Someone had his cranky-pants on that day.
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    FatCam Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    wow nuke the world
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    awesomo Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    yay facists!!!!! that`s what a cop is...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    Not all cops awesomo. Just the black ones.
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    Robert_D Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    Abuse of power seriously pisses me off.
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    RetroPoodle Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    CBS probably pulled out its top lawyers
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    jar-head Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 7:51 pm
    Some cops, are just their to protect. and some are just here to bully the people, Sometimes i just wish i was back in L.A when those riots broke out
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    Bad cop, no donuts! The main problem none of his fellow officers stepped in and stopped his bad behavior. This tells me their is a bigger problem in the department as a whole.
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    WhenIsLunch Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    this is the reason why the assesment tests to be a cop need to be a hell of alot tougher. that way non-nice individuals who just want power cant become policemen
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    ilfg Male 18-29
    336 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 9:01 pm
    as long as the camera man is not creating/involved with any sort of violence, on public property, and not taking pictures of anything that compromises national security, the police has no right to confiscate, delete, or otherwise obstruct the cameraman
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 11:28 pm
    They won`t comment because there`s no way in hell that there`s going to be an official story that`s going to do well enough to justify the actions we just saw take place. Nice going bonehead, this is why I have so much damn trouble just going to work.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1895 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 8:35 am
    OK. Mr. Cop. Yes, you have more power than we do. That doesn not make it right for you to be a Bag-o-Douche.
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    robrobrob125 Male 13-17
    118 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 11:53 am
    Yeah, I`m sure that the conversation between the councilwoman and the cop went as she described. I`m sure that it was more along the lines of "Let that guy the drat go, or your ass is fired."
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    IceUck Male 40-49
    48 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm
    Police forces around the country need to get serious about training cops properly. I keep seeing case after case of cops who think that they can order someone to do just about anything, and then physically assault them if they don`t comply 100% immediately.

    I know cops have a pooty job, and I suspect that most of them are doing their jobs well.

    Still, there are just too many of these stereotypical videos involving some cop on a power trip turning a routine interaction into a career-ending video on the Internet.

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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    If a cop tells you to put a camera away, you should probablly put it away...You have to reason to defy him, though the officer has no reason to act like that. I am leaning more towards the cop`s side right now.
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    Thandor Male 18-29
    4 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 5:52 pm
    OMG NO WAY THAT IS TO FUNNY but thats really bullcrap for a police man abuseing his powa
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    November 25, 2008 at 11:39 pm
    How can you lean towards the cop he has no legal right to tell someone to stop filming in a public place just becasue he wears a badge and a uniform does not give him carte blanche to dictate to people in that manner!
    He was wrong and is a bad example of a poorly trained cop on a power trip!
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    November 26, 2008 at 1:47 am
    interesting, i think i side with the dude this time.
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    condor335 Male 18-29
    88 posts
    November 26, 2008 at 9:03 am
    ryan99, the media have special rights due to the free world having a free press. If they are on public property the police do not have the right to tell a member of the media to stop filming.

    The only thing the media can`t do is film children without the consent of their parents which is why you often see footage of childrens feet or out of focus footage.

    In this case the media is not subject to the whim of the police officer especially if they are not involved with the protest.

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    Ashleyliz Female 18-29
    165 posts
    November 30, 2008 at 7:03 am
    *Hums Rage Against the Machine*

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