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118 Responses to News Crew Detained By Jerky Texas Cop

  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    Link: News Crew Detained By Jerky Texas Cop - They were just doing their job interviewing witnesses to a wreck. Look out Florida, Texas is one-upping you.
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    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 9:48 am
    Something tells me back at home that cop is not the one wearing the pants in his marriage.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 9:48 am
    I kinda agree with the cop...well in the beginning at least.

    "I`m not doing anything, I`m not doing anything"

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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 9:52 am
    Having a bad day + not having much self control = baaaaad.

    I`ve had days where I would want to do what the cop did if I were a cop, but I wouldn`t let myself actually do it. Cop needs to learn some self discipline.

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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 9:54 am
    Ugh, I can`t stand some cops and their stupid philosophy that they`re better than everyone else because they`re a cop. I know someone who died because of a cop speeding and running into her car and the cop had the nerve to yell at her parents saying they caused the crash right after it happened... And people believe the cop...
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 9:57 am
    I`m from Florida btw and I think my story one-ups this Texas one sooo :P I know how the crash truly happened because my dad witnessed it and witnessed the cop yelling at the parents. They`re trying to charge the mom for the death of her daughter :/
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    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 9:58 am
    Cops are responding to an accident. They ask you to leave the area. You leave. Everyone`s happy. BUTTTTTT no. Reporter has to be a D.Bag and make an issue out of it. Too bad the taser didn`t come out.
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    Lil_Viv Female 13-17
    91 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 9:59 am
    that cop needs 2 chill, JURK
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    hoboriffic Female 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 10:05 am
    Dude, Officer Carlos Mencia there needs to relax. :-/

    For realz.

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    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:13 am
    Really the cop is at fault????

    Cop: "You need to get in your truck and leave"

    Reporter" No, we are going to talk to this guy for a second"

    That was all I need to see.

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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:14 am
    no place is safe from jerk cops.
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 10:17 am
    beeze: I`m pretty sure he was trying to leave in the end, you could hear I`m say `It`s fine, I`ll go` but then the cop arrested him anyway.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2009 at 10:18 am
    "You need to go!"
    "Ok, I`ll go."
    "Alright, you`re under arrest."

    Wooow.

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    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 10:19 am
    The cop has no right to ask them to leave when they aren`t causing any trouble. There is no law against stopping at the scene of an accident as long as you aren`t obstructing anyone.
    Cop needs to learn the law better, sadly. Also so do most of you idiots.
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    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:21 am
    Stupid cop. The reporters had every right to be there.

    And why was the cop wearing jeans?

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    PartyGirl93 Female 13-17
    104 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:25 am
    That cop was taking it a bit too far there. I know he didn`t want them there but I think arresting them for it (right after he said he was going to leave) is crossing the line. But he`ll probably just get a slap on the wrist and continue doing what he`s doing.
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    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:29 am
    Seriously...the time to argue about if you "have the right" to be somewhere is NOT at the scene of an accident. Do what the cop says, let him help the people involved in the crash and then argue with his supervisor later.
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    kaizen_man68 Male 30-39
    52 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:32 am
    I`m amazed at how many people believe that the police are judge, jury and executioner. They are public servants and nothing more.

    Did anybody notice that there were other onlookers there as well? Why did the cop single the news crew out (let alone jump a fence to get to them.

    Thank god for the internet. The number of incidents of theses public servants over stepping their mandate and then being caught will only increase until there is a breaking point and some poor officer makes a bad or inappropriate decision and is them bum rushed by a pissed off crowd.

    Heaven forbid that day.

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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:32 am
    Never was something less defendable at all on IAB lol. How did he ever get to be a cop with that temperment?

    The only possible exception would be if there was some law against stopping on the highway or cluttering up a crash scene. However of course there`s always a requirement to state why you`re moving somebody along rather than just saying "get in your truck and leave"x100. Definately a sacked cop one way or the other.

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    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:35 am
    c`mon beeze, if helping the victims was the cop`s main goal, he would`nt have spent the time and attention arresting those guys. and they WEREN`T arguing about their right to be there, we are. they said, "OK, we`ll leave," and then they still got arrested.
    That cop is totally in the wrong, why are you defending him? he should at least get suspended.
    Freedom of the press, its kind of a big deal in this country.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 10:41 am
    From what I`ve seen, this video, then it`s pretty obvious to me that the cop was in the wrong. 1. There were other onlookers who stopped. 2. Reporters report on news, news includes car crashes. 3. The cop has no right to order anyone around like that if they are not causing trouble or doing anything illegal.

    And to anyone who said they should just leave anyway because the cop asked. F*ck that. Stand up for your rights or you won`t have any, especially little ones.

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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1788 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:43 am
    And if for some reason you think I`m wrong, here`s a couple reasons I`m not. 1. They were released minutes of being brought to the station. 2. There is an investigation. 3. The cop will be reprimanded, but probably not very severly seeing as he didn`t beat anyone to death.
  23. Profile photo of kaizen_man68
    kaizen_man68 Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 10:43 am
    "I`m amazed you`re willing to pass judgement from seeing half a video"

    Actually, I watched the whole thing and not 1/2 like you espouse(among all the other online videos of cops being ass.es that I`ve viewed)in order to make a cogent observation. How would you know how much I watched anyway? Besides this is bored dot com, if not here, then where else can a boob like you make a lousy observation about commentator`s post?

    BTW and FTW, you misspelled judgment in your original post. pwned!

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    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 10:44 am
    Why am I defending him? Because I tired of the lack of common sense that people are having lately. A cop tells you to go away...you turn on your heel and go away. Done.
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    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:46 am
    OH you have access to what happen before the cop jumped the fence? Please share....no?
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    jakeblueman Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 10:47 am
    stupid idiot wants to argue with the law, he should have been beaten, what a fruitcake, he should have been shot in the head as a example
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    jrm5016 Male 18-29
    74 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:50 am
    "stupid idiot wants to argue with the law, he should have been beaten, what a fruitcake, he should have been shot in the head as a example"

    Uh, I`m pretty sure the freedom of press allows them to argue with the law here and allow them to report on ongoing news incidents, they`re not hampering an investigation or anything.

    "A cop tells you to go away...you turn on your heel and go away."

    Except in this case the media is allowed to stay regardless. it`s called freedom of the press.

  28. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 10:52 am
    For all of you saying "freedom of the press!!!" Do you actually know what freedom of the press means? It`s not a free pass to go wherever you want.
  29. Profile photo of kaizen_man68
    kaizen_man68 Male 30-39
    52 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:53 am
    "Why am I defending him? Because I tired of the lack of common sense that people are having lately. A cop tells you to go away...you turn on your heel and go away. Done."

    um, not done.

    I`m amazed at how many people believe that the police are judge, jury and executioner. They are public servants and nothing more.

    Did anybody notice that there were other onlookers there as well?

    Why did the cop single the news crew out (let alone jump a fence to get to them).

    Thank god for the internet. The number of incidents of theses public servants over stepping their mandate and then being caught will only increase until there is a breaking point and some poor officer makes a bad or inappropriate decision and is them bum rushed by a pissed off crowd.

    Heaven forbid that day.

  30. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:56 am
    did you really have to repost your whole comment just to say "umm, not done". Was there a thought that went with it, or was that it? Ummm, not done. greeeaaaatt
  31. Profile photo of kaizen_man68
    kaizen_man68 Male 30-39
    52 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:57 am
    "For all of you saying "freedom of the press!!!" Do you actually know what freedom of the press means? It`s not a free pass to go wherever you want."

    Inside a federal or private building, I`d say you had a point.

    But on the side of a public road (across the street and from behind a fence at that)does equal a free pass.

    Seriously easy-breezy, go read up on the freedom of the press before you make asinine statements.

    pwnd!

    ...end of line....

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    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:59 am
    "A cop tells you to go away...you turn on your heel and go away. Done."

    what if a cop tells you that you can`t pray to Allah? do you just stop because he told you too?

    What if a cop tells you to jump off a bridge? (to use a cliche)

    If everyone did what cops told them too, EVEN IF EVERYONE KNEW THE COP WAS WRONG, then we would have no rights as individuals. American citizens have rights, and they need to be defended. this isn`t North Korea.

    And don`t talk about a lack of common sense that people have today. that lack of common sense is universal though space and time. Its not like Americans are all of a sudden stupid. No. Everyone in every country is just as stupid now as they were a hunderd years ago. Only now, we have video to prove it.

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    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:00 am
    LOL...Freedom of the press is nothing about public access to roads..LOL...that is so stupid. And then tell me to go read up...lol...oh, ok I`ll get right on that. *shakes head*
  34. Profile photo of kaizen_man68
    kaizen_man68 Male 30-39
    52 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:02 am
    beeze72, you are an official idiot. I think you need to take a course on basic logic rather than using emotion (just like the cop in the video).

    Go back to the drudge report you authoritarian neo-con tro//.

    um, now we are done.

  35. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:03 am
    Oh you hurt my feelings. I have to work with tools all day. I can handle you.
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    JarvisKnot Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:06 am
    Jerky? does that mean he frequently masturbates
  37. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:07 am
    Beezey, DO you know what freedom of press means? It means the reporters were free to be there.
    thats pretty straight forward.
  38. Profile photo of kaizen_man68
    kaizen_man68 Male 30-39
    52 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:10 am
    "Oh you hurt my feelings. I have to work with tools all day. I can handle you."

    Tools, oh you mean figuratively not literally. That`s ok, I`d rather be a tool than a douche like you.

    It`s ok breezer72, nothing to cry about, it`s just a thread.

    Ok, to sum up breaks72`s arguments:

    Police officers are always in the right (even though there are human beings and apt to make error`s in judgment) at the cost of your civil rights, every single time.

    They say, you do as they say or face the consequences. Hmm, reminds me of Germany and Russia circa 1940`s

  39. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:10 am
    "Beezey, DO you know what freedom of press means? It means the reporters were free to be there.
    thats pretty straight forward."

    LOL...ok, just stop now.

  40. Profile photo of Binary101
    Binary101 Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:13 am
    isn`t it illegal if the police don`t tell you what you are being arrested for?
  41. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:14 am
    Ok, good, so you admit you were wrong to defend this cop. and you admit that he had no right to arrest the reporter. and you admit that I (and apparently kaizen) are 100% right in all things.

    I am actually surprised, I didn`t think anyone on here would ever have the balls to admit they were wrong. kudos, breezey.

  42. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:16 am
    Yup, I`m crying over here, Please tell me more about Freedom of the press. I need another laugh.
  43. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:17 am
    EVERYBODY BREATH...Calm down and meditate. Thank you CrakrJak for starting WW3 in here...
  44. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:21 am
    Hey, i am satisfied. as long as we can all agree that his cop is a deusche, then my agenda has been met.

    But don`t laugh at the constitution. that`s just not cool.

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    stagefreak Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:21 am
    at least the cop managed get a shot of the wreck when he put the camera down...

    maybe his next job will be a cameraman

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    nunujean Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:23 am
    That cop needed a chill pill and lay off of the red bull, lol.
  47. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:26 am
    I laugh at your interpretation of it. Going with your thought line "Freedom of Speech" means you can say anything you want..because, well it`s right there in the name..Freedom,speech..right???
  48. Profile photo of nicalobe
    nicalobe Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:28 am
    Whooo-wee, you all are lucky I showed up just now. First of all, let me get my credentials out here so you all know I`m not making this stuff up. I am currently working on my English and Communications major at a state college. We went over this stuff last year, so here is the take from someone who actually knows what they are talking about.

    As far as the video shows, these reporters were allowed to be at the site covering the story. The only reason I can see why they would be kicked out is if the cop gave them a valid reason as to why the incident is to be kept under the table, or confidential if you will. If there was a valid reason, the reporters would have to respect the policeman`s wishes, turn off the cameras, and stop doing reporting. It is possible that the officer did give a reason as to why the incident was under the table before the film was rolling. I highly doubt it, but it is possible.

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    steve41high Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:41 am
    America: land of the free. Unless you see the police
  50. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:42 am
    breezey, I thought we were done.

    ""Freedom of Speech" means you can say anything you want.."

    Well, yeah. that`s exactly right. You can say whatever you want. and the first amendment, if you really want me to spell it out for you (which I am going to do anyways) is that you can`t make any laws restricting that right. for individuals or the press.

    But I think I understand your argument. Not that you made it clear, only because I am smarter than you and I figured it out. If there was a legitimate safety reason why the media shouldn`t have been there, then yes, the cop could make them leave. and if they resisted, he could even have put them in cuffs. But there was no saftey risk. I know this because there were alot of other bystanders who weren`t getting arrested, because they released him as soon as he got to the station, and because the department apologized almost immediately afterwards.

    and I know I am smarter than you because only an idiot would try to de

  51. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:43 am
    fend that guy
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    chillimac Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:44 am
    "That cop needed a chill pill and lay off of the red bull, lol."

    chill pill? is that like a suppository or something?

  53. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:44 am
    Well said Nicalobe! We are hearing only one side of the story and have no idea what happened before the cameras started to record. But correct me if I wrong, if the officer felt that the mere presence of this crew could create an unsafe situation (people walking around on a interstate,traffic slowing down or stopping) then he is right to remove them. right?
  54. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:48 am
    Hyybrucewayn--you mean you can say anything accept of course Hate speech,Slander, saying you have a bomb at the airport, threats of violence, and yelling fire in a crowded room. Accept for those right...Gosh S-M-R-T you are so smart.
  55. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:50 am
    He can tell them to leave, but after they comply, why put them in cuffs?

    and just because the video doesn`t show something, doesn`t mean it is or isn`t there. what we do know, is what happened afterwards. why would that second guy go to the news station later that day and say they were "investigating" if the cop was behaving properly?

  56. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:51 am
    did you hear any of those things in the video?
  57. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 11:54 am
    That cop will get suspended or possibly fired because that showed complete lack of judgement and ability to handle a situation.

    How would that cop react if someone was actually doing something wrong?

    I hate how he said he gave the guy an order. Cops can`t arrest anyone for not following orders unless non-compliance results in breaking the law. It`s like if a cop ordered you to go get him a doughnut and then arrested you for not doing it.

  58. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:55 am
    NO we are talking out you and your asinine version of what Freedom of Speech is. You did say that you can say anything you want because you are protected by Freedom of speech, right? And then pointed out how smart you are. Nice.
  59. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    "Whooo-wee, you all are lucky I showed up just now. First of all, let me get my credentials out here so you all know I`m not making this stuff up. I am currently working on my English and Communications major at a state college. We went over this stuff last year, so here is the take from someone who actually knows what they are talking about."

    Nicalobe, seriously...No offense, but shutup. Who cares? By the way, good luck with that degree. Have fun working at Barnes & Noble your whole life.

  60. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    there are certain specific things that you will get in trouble for saying, you are right about that. but that has no bearing on this video, or the argument at hand.

    ultimately, we are talking about this video. at least, I am. and the fact that the reporters really did have a right to be there. (ok, probobly, because we don`t know what happened before the camera turned on) but that is a pretty reliable probobly, looking at what took place later that same day.
    and it doesnt take a genius to see that

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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    "probobly"

    It apparently does take a genius to spell probably though.

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    miakauisan Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    Yaknow. I`m surprised no one mentioned it (unless they did and it was deleted) but, yes the cop was being a douche. Beyond that, even if one could argue that he was in the right to do and say what he did before the camera got put down...he had no right to do what he did AFTER the camera was put down.

    If you look at the shadows, he is aggressively pushing the cameraman, several times, into the chain link fence. The cameraman even says "ow! you are hurting my arm." Maybe not "police brutality" in it`s normal sense but definitely unneeded and uncalled for. He had a truck there he could have cuffed them BOTH at. Why did he move to the fence for the camera man?

  63. Profile photo of LordNick
    LordNick Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    This is why its better to kill all the witnesses
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    krazyluv Female 13-17
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    wow ... nice arguments going on in here
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    Joolin Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    Everyone defending the cop seems to be missing a very important point - the cop didn`t give the reporters time to actually do what he said. Even if he was in the right asking them to leave, he crossed the line when he arrested them after they said they were going to leave. If he was just trying to get them to leave, he would have let them leave as they said they would. The fact that he arrested them anyway makes me think he was going for something else, like recognition, a bonus, some kind of quota (yes, some police deptartments actually have quotas), or just a flat out power trip.
  66. Profile photo of nicalobe
    nicalobe Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    "Nicalobe, seriously...No offense, but shutup. Who cares? By the way, good luck with that degree. Have fun working at Barnes & Noble your whole life."

    Haha, fair enough buddy. Just wanted to throw some credentials out so people knew I wasn`t some random guy with no idea of how journalism works, then preaching like I do.

    And btw, Barnes and Noble is too prestigous for me. I`ll probably only be able to get a job at Borders. ;)

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    The cop wasn`t being a douche; he was being a criminal. He blatantly violated the reporters` 1st Amendment rights, and he needs to do a couple of years in a federal penitentiary. That also means he would lose his right to vote, own a firearm, or ever be a cop again for life.
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    Itsmy6 Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    I applaud this cop. They were told to leave and wouldn`t leave so arrest em.
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    Cop = Douche.
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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    man that cop was really having a bad day...really strange how the cop was acting...just from the footage, its my guess that he was trying his best to "control" the whole accident scene/situation but obviously ended up just making things worse...from what the reporter said at the end, it doesn`t sound like he and the camera man did anything wrong or interfered in what the police were doing...
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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    @nicalobe: lol Borders is awesome!
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    gozirra Male 40-49
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    May 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    Smallpenissyndrome ftw!
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    Dagaz20 Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    whoa OldOllie, calm down, the cop was a douchebag but still...
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    djlazar Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    ha ha ha Oldollie is right. The cop broke the law and needs to be some big ginger`s bitch in prison.
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    troytrooper Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    "I am giving you and order" as though WE are the servants of the officers. Where is all of this power to do unjust things coming from? I don`t care how stressed this officer was, they are trained to deal with situations in the most calm and helpful way and what he did was out of line.
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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    i dont see how a cop can be a jack455 most of the time?? Is that suppose to keep people safe or protect the people? IMO, I think they are rather harming them and making our lives hard.
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    thebandit Male 18-29
    362 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    the situation is under investigation and we would like the public to know that WE ARE THE LAW AND WE CAN DO WHATEVER THE drat WE WANT.
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    mega_luis15 Male 18-29
    388 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    whoo!!! i live there...!!! hell yeah el paso!!
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    mega_luis15 Male 18-29
    388 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    we`re also famous for the notorious `ass cream` video on youtube... ^_^....i don`t know whether to be proud or ashamed.
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    steve41high Male 18-29
    1153 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    "Smallpenissyndrome ftw!"

    oi dont take the piss...

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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    Just more proof that there a lot of people who should not be cops. Sadly this non-nice individual will probably keep his job.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1788 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    Look, the cop was in the wrong. I`m with you there. But to everyone saying freedom of the press, just no. Wrong, wrong wrong wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong. This is not a freedom of the press issue. Freedom of the press refers to the press, meaning media sources, to be able to print, or broadcast whatever they please and not be influenced by the government in any way shape or form, except for the FCC I suppose. But, it does not in any way refer to the press being able to go places. That`s just not part of the freedom of the press.
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    _Perfection_ The press isn`t allowed to go onto public property? Huh.... that`s strange. The meaning of the word "public" must have changed on me. Or you are just stupid. One of the two.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    let them secede
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    Nicalobe, thanks for being cool. I just have a useless degree so I`m speaking from experience.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    @oldollie seriously.. calm your poo. just because some cop gave you a ticket and got you bummed one day doesnt mean all cops are evil. now im normally defending the police and their rights in these post`s but unless the reporters were going comepletely apepoo crazy before the tape starts there was no reason for the cop to tweak that much or even arrest them. the cop wasnt acting like a criminal. as a civilian it would barely be assault, especially b/c they weren`t hurt at all. they were merely detained, they didnt get roughed up or curb stomped or any poo. and to all the people preaching freedoms, shutup your retarded. sure you got all kinds of freedoms but there are also alot of times that those freedoms DONT APPLY! like with freedom of speech, as much as you want to you cant scream fire in a crowded place without running a decent risk of being arrested. and there are a million other examples where your rights and freedoms dont mean poo! so give it some thought b4 you get all
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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    self righteous and "this is the land of the free" well yes it is but there are limits :\
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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    i kinda got lost in a rant there, the cop definatly over-reacted. he should get some kind of suspension and maybe go through some anger management OR go through the academy again
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    We could secede and then make a ton of money selling energy to the United States. Where do you think most of it comes from? Texas supplies 1/4 of the oil and 1/4 of the natural gas, plus we produce the most wind energy.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    To clarify: Texas accounts for 1/4 of the U.S.`s overall production.
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    Wagonlover Male 18-29
    290 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    some people really hate cameras
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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    i hope texas does try to secede so we can clense that rathole and take all the reaources and then sell the land back to mexico
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    abcdxyz Male 18-29
    59 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    texas is the only state that can legally secede if im correct. so the U.S. cant declare war with texas without getting itself into trouble, because that makes the U.S. more of an impirial type power. and that makes enemies fast.

    and btw, i dont like when you call texas a rathole.

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    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    So, coming from a former camera operator for a news outlet, this is a pretty weird thing. Police are usually more than happy to speak with press and get the true story out since they are most likely a neutral middle-man. This kind of shocked me.

    They were trying to leave and he slammed the reporter against that car? I say the officer should be reprimanded.

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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3338 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    cop don`t like it when you don`t do what they say. even thou you don`t always have to do what they say.
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    Animecha Male 18-29
    147 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    @abcdxyz "texas is the only state that can legally secede if im correct. so the U.S. cant declare war with texas without getting itself into trouble, because that makes the U.S. more of an impirial type power. and that makes enemies fast."

    You`re incorrect, many right wing nut jobs have been claiming this as of late and conveniently forgetting the case of Texas v. White wherein the United States Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal for all or any states to secede at all, period.

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    Standards Male 18-29
    564 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm
    "The cop wasn`t being a douche; he was being a criminal. He blatantly violated the reporters` 1st Amendment rights, and he needs to do a couple of years in a federal penitentiary. That also means he would lose his right to vote, own a firearm, or ever be a cop again for life. "

    As of now, it is in the second amendment right to legally own a firearm. Also, I believe a "right" cannot be taken away. So a "right" to vote being taken away would also be infringing on ones constitutional rights. And doing a couple of years in jail for forbidding someone to report on something is what I would consider cruel and unusable punishment, which is a violation of the eighth amendment.

    I think.

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    hated0love Female 18-29
    344 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:19 pm
    thats lovely
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    I guess the cop forgot that

    Media > authority > people

    but people links back to media, which makes a circle of everyone biting everyone else`s asses

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    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    wahey, asses isn`t censored
    wonder if ass is
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    guess what, it is not the reporter`s RIGHT to be at the scene. The reporters are just civilians. When the officer asks you to leave so that they can continue their work, you do it. Just because you have a job as a reporter doesnt mean you are above the law.

    the reporter had this "I dont careif you tell me to leave" attitude and was very snide with the officer.

    You have no right to be out there and if you are impeding on an official authoritative investigation, then the officer has all the authority in the world to remove you from the premises.

    Reporters are not above the law. The cop was in teh right

  102. Profile photo of HitchCraft
    HitchCraft Male 40-49
    28 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:25 pm
    @Standards- Guess again. Anyone convicted of a felony in the U.S. loses their right to vote and or carry a firearm forever. (They can go before a judge and request their voting rights be reinstated after they complete their sentence, but rarely are they reinstated, and it is a felony offense for a prior felon to possess a firearm.)
    The first amendment of the Constitution provides for freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The reporter has the right to be anywhere which has not been cordoned off from the public.
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    HitchCraft Male 40-49
    28 posts
    May 2, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    @BigWaFuu - The officer can ask the reporter to step back if he is in the way, but the officer can not order the reporter to leave an area which has not been cordoned off from the public.
    Why do you think the reporters were released without charges? Why do you think the police department was investigating? They don`t investigate "non-crime incidents", just ask the people who called the police because Popeye`s was out of chicken!
    The reason the police department is investigating is because the network reported a criminal act.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 12:22 am
    Standards: Hitchcraft is right.

    The ruling that felons loose certain rights has been upheld over and over again. There are some states that allow felons to vote, Years after their release, But they can`t posses a firearm again period. Also felons can`t be lawyers (approved by the bar) It used to be that felons couldn`t acquire a business license or own real estate ever again as well, But times have changed.

    In short, Felons get hamstrung. In most cases permanently. So, Don`t do the crime.

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    Aus10816 Male 18-29
    639 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 1:35 am
    At first I was like ``Whoa now, comparing Texas to Florida? That`s not cool.``

    Then I saw it was El Paso. El Paso isn`t even really Texan. Pfft.

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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 4:25 am
    BigWaFuu, don`t you Americans have this big thing about Freedom and Liberty, with the big bold capital letters, that should make you against authority figures ordering you away from a public area without just cause?

    The police are there to provide a service to the public, not to rule over them. The police only have as much authority as you, the public, chose to assign to them. You`d do well to remember that. It`s not healthy to forget that you`re in a democracy where YOU are the one who is ultimately in charge.

  107. Profile photo of Standards
    Standards Male 18-29
    564 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 7:02 am
    Ok, understood. But... Is restraining a news reporter from reporting the news considered a criminal offense?
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 8:17 am
    I`m so sick of reporters thinking they can go anywhere and do anything just because they work for Channel X Local News. 99% of these clowns are one step above being the weatherman. Now I`m not sure what video most of you guys were watching but to me, it looks REAL obvious that the reporter was getting in the way of, and disturbing an investigation. The cops are trying to get information in a way that solves the issue and when reporters get in the mix, stories get really screwed up and facts get lost because people want their 15 minutes of fame. Let the cop do HIS job first which is a million times more important than your stupid story. When it`s all done, then go interview the witnesses. Until then, shut up, let the police do their job, get all the information, and then go be a stupid talking head on camera.
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    whtevr Female 40-49
    914 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 8:21 am
    Awww man.... I wanted to know more about the soldier rescue part. Damn cop.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 8:21 am
    Masuko42: Freedoms and Liberties are no longer an American way of life. We willingly gave those up when Bush enacted the Patriot Act.
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    Timurlane Male 40-49
    1 post
    May 3, 2009 at 8:54 am
    In a confrontation with police, 1 of 3 things will happen:

    1.You will comply.
    2.You will leave.
    3.You will get arrested.
    *Beat-down is optional.

    The Reporter played it up. Any street kid could have told him that you SHUT-YOUR-MOUTH-AND-FOLLOW-INSTRUCTIONS. Then the infamous "what did I do" excuse to keep moving. Any deviation from instructions earns an escalation from the police until you do 1 of the 3.

    Officer Ramirez is just not very smart. You need to explain that you are clearing the scene and that everyone is disrupting traffic. You let the reporters know that you are starting with them because their presence attracts the most attention. It doesn`t matter if it is the truth, it matters that it sounds plausible and reasonable.

    As a police officer, you can ASK the public not to discuss what they saw. You CANNOT ORDER them to not talk to the press. Only a judge can do that. The press have a job to do. It is their job to ask questions of people you

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 11:18 am
    @Dagaz20 and dragosal These reporters were perfectly within their rights to be where they were and to do what they were doing. If an armed citizen had done what this cop did, he would be charged with two counts each of assault, aggravated battery, unlawful restraint, kidnapping, and armed criminal action. Sorry, but I don`t believe that a police badge is a license to commit violent felonies and get off with nothing more than a stern talking to.

    Your willingness to accept this is the very attitude that will lead us into a police state in which nobody will be able to question the power of the government. It always starts small.

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 11:26 am
    @trebowski Correction: Bush did not enact the Patriot Act. That was done by a nearly unanimous, bipartisan vote on both houses of congress. And what specific right(s) did you lose by allowing law enforcement and intelligence agencies to share information with each other. I didn`t lose anything, so I`m curious what you could do before that you can`t do now.
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    drummergurl Female 18-29
    27 posts
    May 3, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    I just checked our newssite here and i dont believe that anything is going to happen to the reporter and the officer is on desk duty.
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    TwoDog Male 50-59
    56 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:08 am
    Fire that dratin pig.
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    RedSekhmet Female 18-29
    14 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 6:20 am
    Take his gun and shoot him with it.
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    BORED_92886 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    FECKIN PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSS

    DAMNIT I HATE COPS. They were the kids in school that got picked on and now have a chip on their shoulder. I repeat

    feckin PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSS!!!!

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