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Date: 04/27/11 07:02 AM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:05 am
    Link: Man Gets Beaten For Filming Police - The altercation ended with him having various injuries including a broken nose. Who was right, The Las Vegas PD or him?
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    crabcake Female 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:09 am
    FTW! LOL!!
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    MaximumTroll Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:15 am
    Pigs. It`s legal to film the police, as he said, just observing. These drating pigs don`t deserve to wear a badge. Rot in hell.
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    WeinerD0g Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:15 am
    Holy hell, I could barely listen to that. The guy was totally within his rights to be on his property and film the cops. Even if he was doing something we couldn`t see i.e. flipping the bird to the cop, the cop totally violated his rights.
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    double_ll Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:25 am
    This is bullpoo he is within his rights thoses drating pigs should rot in hell
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    Jammey Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:29 am
    YOU`RE ENTERING A WORLD OF PAIN
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    Mad_Irish Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:30 am
    It did sound like he answered "Nope" to the first "Do you live here?", making him appear to be lying when he answered "yes". Not a bright move, but still shouldn`t have been beaten.
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    brucie222 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:31 am
    I think ile play devils advocate and say to be honest this is one of those instances where that guy was looking for a video like this so he could stick it up on youtube and make him look like a victim, and how bad the PD of the US are.

    There was no reason for him to be videoing them, regardless of whether it was within his rights or not, he was just being abit of a knob and looking for trouble. That said the police departments should be aware that there are people like this out there, who have abit of an inferiority complex and want to "stick it to the man", in this case the local PD; and therefore should not act like this with the people they serve, so I conclude that they are both in the wrong here.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:31 am
    Derek Colling was the officer who beat this man and broke his nose. Colling has been a cop for 5 years and in that time has killed 2 people. He was suspended April 1st and all charges against the guy with the camera have been dropped.
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    startech Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:32 am
    This is why people want to defy/beat/shoot cops. Because of non-nice individual ones like this. Cops in general have degraded and people have no respect for them anymore because of crap like this. Police are nothing more than a government-funded legalized gang.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:33 am
    looks like the only way to avoid being beaten by the cops these days is to become one...
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    Shaunoli Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:34 am
    somebodys getting paid!!!!
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    beckyn3kids Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:34 am
    This is why regular citizens even when doing nothing wrong panic when they see cops behind them in their car. I try to teach my children that cops are safe and people to trust and then I have to see stuff like this everyday. Most of the time you can get more help from a common criminal then you can from a police officer.
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    startech Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:35 am
    Do your duty: shoot a pig today!
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:37 am
    at 0:24

    cop: Do you live here?

    Citizen: Nope


    And then he changes his answer and says he DO live there.
    Later, as im`m sure the officer is correct to state, being on someone elses property is trespassing.

    just throwing it out there.

    also, wtf is up with crabcake? she`s commented like that for some time i think.
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    killiain Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:37 am
    Will anything be done.....Or do we wait until the revolution to hunt them down. Please IAB`rs post any officers name and known address for future help in locating them WORLD OF HURT!
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    startech Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:39 am
    People need to stand up against stuff like this. North America is slowly becoming more communist, and people don`t seem to see it coming.
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:40 am
    Not to take the side of the cop that needlessly beat a guy but when he did in fact ask the guy if he lives there the man filming said "no". Had the man said yes then there really would have been no reason for the officer to approach the man when he was on his own property......but he said no so the cop figured he was trespassing.
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    Ujelly Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:42 am
    @everybody that call cops "pigs"

    using a generalized statement, like "pigs" for all cops, is uncalled for, was this particular cop wrong, yes, calling all cops wrong, no... In some states it is illegal to film police in active duty Could this situation have been handled better, yes. You may call them pigs now, but if you have an emergency think about who the first person you are going to call.
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:43 am
    @Ujelly: well said
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:44 am
    I KNOW MY RIGHTS!!!
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:44 am
    @pariahnola, This is America. Guy is free to film from anywhere. Police officer was wrong to proclaim he was trespassing. It`s not like the police were responding to the homeowners call.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:47 am
    Cops are clearly wrong here. That pig belongs in prison for assault.
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:47 am
    @madest: yes this is America but as it was said in another comment, in some states it is illegal to film the police. Also if he did not live there(as he stated when he said no to the question in relation) and no one was there to verify that he was a welcomed guest then the officer rightly assumed he was trespassing and yes trespassing is a crime everywhere in this country.
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:49 am
    I`m not saying the officer was right but the guy filming should have clearly stated he lived at the place he was filming from instead of saying thaty he didn`t
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:49 am
    "You`re not in charge here, buddy."
    "You didn`t listen to me and now you`re in a world of hurt."

    Total power tripping. Fcuk the police.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:54 am
    @startech- Not communist. Fascist. Police brutality is a mark of fascism (which often goes hand in hand with Communism, in practice). People like to throw the word Communism around a lot, but we`re no where near that in the US- quite the opposite. Under communism, the government takes control of all industry, shutting down private enterprise. Communism would have been, for example, the US government assuming ownership and management of all of the banks that failed. Instead, they gave the banks a bunch of free money with no real oversight. In the US, private enterprise has hijacked the government.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:59 am
    Doesn`t matter if he lived there. Moot point.

    As an observer you are allowed to film the police in America if I recall correctly.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:01 am
    Ujelly: if im in an emrgency more than likely im not going to waste my time calling the police...they take to long to get anywhere and when they DO get here they would take to long trying to get "information" while the perp is halfway to cuba...

    even if he DID say he didnt live there the first time the second time he told the officers to check his ID which said he DID live there...they beat him on his own property for doing absolutely nothing but minding his own buisness...simple as that.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:02 am
    The strange thing is that police officers are often no more or even less intelligent than the average citizen and they expect to be morally superior only by wearing a title.
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    GodDamnDevil Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:04 am
    I agree the cop was out of bounds from what we can see on the tape, but the guy filming did lie when he was asked if he lived there, also we cant see if he was resisting after being put down,,,he says hes not, but everyone says their not.


    @ Ujelly, your right , not all cops are "PIGS" but this one definitely is, im sure there could have been another way the cop could have acted in theis situation.
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Hmm. What did wwe learn here today? Do what the police officer tells you and don`t be a smart @ss or get your @ss beat. You gonna stand in front of a tank and let it run you over because you think you have the right? Go ahead , be stupid, get beat down , then bitch about it...
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    MaximumTroll Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:08 am
    @sbeelz Saying "the U.S. government" would take control of industry isn`t quite accurare, seeing as how communism is a form of non-government.
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    Jewsus Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:12 am
    The cop should have handled it a little differently, but he was kind of in the right. The guy said he didn`t live there. That`s when the cop got out of the car and approached him. It would seem suspicious that some random guy filming in a driveway of someones home. What was the reason the cops were across the street? Someones home could have gotten broken into, or an assault might have taken place earlier. You can`t see what the camera man was doing. He might have reached into his pocket to get something. The cop wouldn`t know what was in there so he did what he did. Was it right for the cop to slam him down on the ground? Without knowing why the cops were around there in the first place you can`t really decide whether they were right or wrong. It`s just in the gray area. Should the guy tried to resist? No. Which might explain the injuries. Had he said that he lived in the house in the first place nothing at all would have happened.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:13 am
    In Ireland, after the cops were caught on camera beating peaceful protesters, they made it illegal to film or photograph the police. Apparently this will save us from terrorists
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    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:14 am
    ok, yeah, obligatory cop was wrong statement aside, this guy really does seem like an annoying douche.
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    Jewsus Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:20 am
    "Crooks was standing in his driveway videotaping police March 20 as they investigated a burglary report across the street. "

    The fact that he said he didn`t live there and that there WAS in fact a burglary would seem suspicious enough.
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    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:21 am
    A little excessive; but he asked the guy to stop filming...he didn`t stop filming. We, as viewers, abviously do not know why the cops were there in the first place...maybe there was a rapist wandering around. The guy was acting shady in the first place. Officer asked if he lived there...he said no (that`s tresspassing by the way) then changed his story to yes he did live there.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:41 am
    yeah...the vast majority of cops i`ve encountered......(lol...which is only like 4 or 5) most of them have been non-nice individuals....

    one guy was nice....
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:47 am
    I love that the cops excuse was because he was trespassing. Ever tried calling a cop because someone was trespassing? They won`t show up, let alone bust as like this.

    Douche cop is a douche.
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    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:01 am
    @ SlothOfDoom....I actually called the cops because I thought someone was in my backyard aka trespassing. There were 2 units there in 2 minutes.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:05 am
    Let`s say he doesn`t live there. Doesn`t make him a trespasser. Could have been his mom`s house or his girlfriend`s house and he came outside to see what what going on.

    The cops can`t tell you to do just anything and then give you a beatdown if you don`t comply. Filming the cops is perfectly legal as long as you don`t interfere with their activities. That may mean crossing the street or moving down the block.

    It`s all about what a lawful order is. Where would you draw the line? Can a cop order you stand on one leg and jump up and down, then give you a beatdown if you refuse? No. It`s not a lawful order. Unfortunately, a lot of times cops `shot first and ask questions later` and the prosecutor or judge throws it out. Then we sue.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:06 am
    @pariahnola, I read that link. It`s wrong. I live in Maryland and it`s listed as a state where you can`t film the cops but the source is incorrect. Just goes to show you can`t believe everything you read on the internet. People expect the police to know the law.
    PS: Nevada (where this occurred) is not on the list and the police weren`t responding to a trespass call.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:06 am
    From April 25th:

    When Mitchell Crooks checked out of the county jail last month and checked into a Las Vegas hospital, the 36-year-old videographer knew he had a fight on his hands.

    His face was bloodied and bruised. His $3,500 camera had been impounded by police, and he faced criminal charges for battery on a police officer.

    One month later, things have changed for Crooks.

    The Clark County district attorney`s More..office has dropped all charges, and Crooks has retained an attorney of his own. The Metropolitan Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the Las Vegas police officer, Derek Colling, who Crooks says falsely arrested and beat him for filming police.

    And his camera -- which captured the entire March 20 altercation between Crooks and Colling -- has been returned.

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    97e4ad Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:22 am
    This was a setup in pursuit of a lawsuit. When asked if he lived there, the man said `no.` It`s pretty obvious that he was only there to pick a fight so he could sue somebody. Look up the word "provocation" in the dictionary. Since none of the alleged "beat-down" was captured on video, I have no reason to believe the cop did anything more than put cuffs on him. If many cops are non-nice individuals, people like this idiot are the reason why.
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    jsatan Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:31 am
    No wiretap laws against him, lol. Nah it`s just another example....
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:41 am
    @madest: I didn`t read the link I was only referring to the point that was made. That point stands firm regardless of if your state is on the list of those that have made it illegal to film the police with out their permission or not. Also regardless of the fact that Nevada isn`t on the list makes no difference. It is ignorance to assume any facts about the video or the events that took place simply for what you can, or as the case is here, can`t see. For all you know they could had been called out there for a rape or a murder etc. A guy hanging around after the fact filming who admitted to not living there is suspicious enough to warrant further involvement by the officer asking the questions and he has the right by law to take him in for trespassing. I`m too tired to argue anymore points to anyone who doesn`t understand them. I need to sleep so I can go work my job for the police. Laters
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    maxxim Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:46 am
    I don`t know the law in that state, but it would seem he did nothing wrong. However, I still think he deserved whatever he got....for being a total a**hole. He was totally antagonizing the cop, must cops are jerks, but they won`t beat the crap out of you unless you keep pushing them, keep pushing them....until they break. And small minded people break the quickest :D
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:47 am
    One more thing though before I nod off and sleep. Filming the police with out there permission is illegal in some states because of the wiretapping laws that state has. If the state (for example Louisiana, my state) says that you can film some one or record audio of some one as long as one party involved knows about it and is ok with it then you can film the police. Meaning as long as you the film maker knows that it is going on then it is perfectly legal. If it states that both parties need to be informed and have permission then it is illegal to film them with out their consent.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Morally, he`s right.
    Legally, he`s going to jail.
    The police may record you without permission.
    you cannot record them.

    And cops wonder why we are not more supportive of them.

    Sieg Heil.



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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Where are people getting that he said `no` when asked if he lived there?

    Right before the cop attacked him he said "I do live here."
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:06 am
    If a cop pulled up and told me to stop filming- I`d stop filming, or at least put it down like I had stopped. And then I would have moved along...

    but that`s just me...
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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:08 am
    I`m feeling more than likely he misheard the first time when the cop was at a distance, or misinterpreted (thinking the cop was asking him if he lived at the place that was burgled). Either way, he did make it clear before the cop even touched him that he did in fact live at his residence.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:27 am
    @pariahnola, The states that may have laws on the books against filming the police simply have laws that are unchallenged. There is nothing in the US constitution that denies Americans the right to take pictures. You go ahead and keep your camera phone off. Hopefully there will be someone around braver than you to film the police beatdown you`ll receive.
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    Renaud- Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:27 am
    Here in Canada,citizens have full rights to film and/or take pictures of any police activities as long as it doesnt hinder their job...hell wqe pay for their salaries after all we should be able to supervise and report any suspicious activity by the people that are suposedly here to protect us...seriously drat the police
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:39 am
    @madest: Wow really? you went there? My bravery is not something that is in question here the only thing in question is the intelligence of the idiots that are filming the police and get noticed by them. As with all things if you are going to do something stupid then it`s best not to get caught. Guess someone has an issue with the police huh? lol. By the way I work for the police so I won`t be getting any beat down from them. What is more likely is that I would make a mistake and then be made a literal pariah by the media and the people who I serve by doing my job. Now when you get a beat down because you mouthed off to the police then I will most definitely have my cell phone camera ready. Not to help your defense but so I can re-watch it and laugh my ass off over and over again because of the error on your part. If the police ask me to stop filming then I will gladly do so....or at least do the smart thing and pretend to do so. Thank you sir and good day.
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:40 am
    Also boobs................that is all
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Now I must go......my people need me!
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    mts2457 Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:49 am
    :26 Do you live here?
    Nope.
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    kaos8 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:04 am
    @pariahnola: I`m glad I`m not your citizen just because you, as police officer, don`t know people rights... citizens have right to film every police work... at least in free country... and I think you said to many times that your country is free country... and don`t jump to conclusions... I`m going to work for police to... so psssst...
  61. Profile photo of pariahnola
    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:08 am
    never said I was police. Only said I work for them
  62. Profile photo of pariahnola
    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:09 am
    Also I do indeed know peoples rights but I also know laws and those laws are slightly different from state to state
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    Kimiki83 Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:25 am
    holy crap....i dratin hate the cops
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Yeah, this was BS. It`s not trespassing unless the property owner asked him to leave first. Police should be able to be filmed. But there are audio recording laws that prevent that.
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    KidGixxer Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:40 am
    The cop (Derek Colling) really seems shady.

    This is some info from the night in question.
    http://www.mercurynews.com


    Both parties seems to have some history.

    Derek Colling (cop) has been involved in two fatal shooting.

    Mitchell Crooks (video taper) in 2002 he videotaped two Inglewood, Calif, police officers beating a 16-year-old boy.
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    KidGixxer Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:46 am
    some more info

    http://www.lvrj.comhttp://www.lvrj.com

    Oh yeah, he has only been on the job 5 1/2 year and involved in 2 shooting?
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    Gotta love that brutality.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    ":26 Do you live here?
    Nope."

    i too went back to see what his original answer was, and to be honest i can see the question being misunderstood in the context of "here" as in the house the police were originally called to investigate. also because of the blinding light it is impossible for us to tell without being there if the officer gestured towards the other house where the other cops were when he asked that question.

    none the less, the man could have still answered "no" and been a guest of the house he was in front of. assuming officers can be recorded in this state than the officer was had no right to tell him to turn it off, nor attack the man when he clarified that he did indeed live at the house he was in front of prior to being attacked. when it comes to the officers actions and behavior i cannot see and real justification for what he did here. the officer should have asked for I.D. and not tackled the man for starters.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    Nazis really hate cameras, don`t they?

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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    DingDingDong

    In all but three states the audio recording laws do not apply in these cases. That is because there is no expectation of privacy. Illinois and two other states have started on the way to becoming police states by removing from this exception police on duty. So apparently these public employees, interacting with the public in a public space are given an expectation of privacy - but only in three states (Illinois, run by Democrascists is hardly surprising; can`t remember the other two).
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    Maxxim, you are an idiot.

    "...I still think he deserved whatever he got....for being a total a**hole..."

    He, and indeed you or I if we so wish, both have every right to be arseholes. We all have it as a moral right. You and he also have it as a legal and constitutional right (I would argue that I do to, but with the judges refusing to uphold my country`s constitution, and police arresting a man for singing "Kung Fu Fighting" that is more doubtful).

    I would argue that he was not an arsehole, but even if he were there is no way that he deserved any police attention at all. Police trying to deal too strongly with arseholes who are not breaking the law only degrade themselves, bring themselves down to the level of the arseholes themselves. They lose respect.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    The more cops I meet, the more cops I hate. I really wish their punishment could be what they did to him. Let someone beat the crap out of them. There`s a reason they`re called pigs.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    He was perfectly within his legal rights to do this! Someone should HEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPP him!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    Not all cops are bad, but some do get a power trip!
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    What`s more illegal, filming cops or beating people who film cops? The answer seems pretty obvious to me.
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    Lemuria Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    Well in the end, the cop will have a disciplinary hearing, the camera man and his lawyer will get a big pay off, and the taxpayers will foot the bill. FOR GREAT JUSTICE!
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    trashidea Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    heavy on the police brutality today aren`t we
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    OK, first off how hard is it for people to just listen to the police? If they ask you to do something, just do it, don`t whine or complain, I don`t feel sorry for the retards out there who antagonise cops, these people have to deal with bullsh*t all day long and they don`t want to have to deal with people like this...sorry dumb ass camera man, go cop.

    And FYI "legal rights"...You CAN be arrested for filming a police operation(usually not inforced but it is something you can be held for) which he was, Second the camera man LIED to the officer, theres fault number two, Third he did not comply with the officers multiple requests which falls under failure to comply (not arrest) which yes can lead to being arrested third fault, Dumbass had it coming should have kept his mouth shut and turned the camera off. Have fun in jail idiot.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    LOL someone who `works for the police` telling us it`s ok to keep filming but just pretend you`re not.

    That`s like telling a cop to give someone a beatdown but pretend you`re not - it`s ok that way.

    And how many cops/`people who work for the police` have been out of their town and gotten arrested/beatdown/shot/killed by the cops in that area. A simple `hey I work for the cops` isn`t going to get you anything. It`s not like you can show a badge... If you would even be given a chance to show one...
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    MrDrank Male 18-29
    10 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    wow. A little bit of logic should be used here.
    He was completely within his right to record them doing whatever. They are in public. Crooks recorded two police officers beating a 16 year old in Angelwood. I would record more encounters with the police too. We need more people recording police situations. It can show proof on many levels. As far as trespassing, the cop has no right to say he was even if the dude said he didnt live there. It could have been his neighbor who woud be completely fine with him in his drive way. There was no call about trespassing. Who cares about the burglary across the street. There were no questions about that before the beating began. The cop was 100% wrong plain and simple.
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    MrDrank Male 18-29
    10 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    @ illios .... Just listen to the police?? Really? Come on man. We all know that cops abusing their power. This is a prime example. The cop told him to stop recording before he asked if he lived there. Stop recording. Just listen? F**k that. Its his right to record if he wants. You`re wrong.
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    mrjude Male 18-29
    19 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    LOL @ Illios. No, no you CANNOT be arrested for filming a police operation. SCOTUS and plenty of state SCs have found OVER AND OVER again that it`s okay. What you can`t do is INTERFERE with what they`re doing... So you can`t be beyond their crime scene tape or getting in the way.
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm


    MrDrank

    Try watching it again maybe?

    Officer "can I help you sir?"
    CM "UM, just observing"
    Officer "do you live here?
    CM "NO"
    Officer "turn that off"

    Yeah no, he asked first and POLITLY I might add, you people need to actually KNOW how police are allowed to operate before you yell out "police brutality" First off, did anyone SEE the officer break the mans nose?...No, I KNOW officers that have had their nose broken BY OFFICERS sh*T happens when you wrestle people to the ground.

    And again Listen to the officer, if the request is within reason like "turn that off" just do it, why is that SO HARD?
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    mrjude Male 18-29
    19 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    @Ujelly, the article you linked to is completely wrong. Only in Illinois can it even be compared to being anywhere NEAR truthful. In Maryland it is illegal to record anybody`s VOICE without their knowledge UNLESS they shouldn`t expect privacy (i.e. they are in public). In fact, there was a high profile case last year where someone recorded a cop on the side of a highway... The charges against him were dropped BECAUSE they were IN PUBLIC.

    Don`t believe everything you read on the Internet kids.

    Also, drat the pigs.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    I feel attacking the man, and kicking the camera was excessive, but then again, it was off-cam what the man was doing to "resist" the officer. But still, he lied to the cop, either about living or not living there, and did not listen to the cop when he politely asked him to leave.
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    GreyYes Female 18-29
    418 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    "*MOANNNN*"
    "STOP RESITING!"
    "*MOOOOANNNNNNN*"

    yeah he totally deserved it, making so many mistakes.
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    serosian Male 18-29
    10 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    The man was let off without any charges. That means it was admitted at some point that he did nothing wrong. That`s as cut and dry as they come. The police officer was even suspended. Why is this worth arguing when there`s actual results which speak so much more?
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    Di*k cop! Why was the MFer upset at him filming. Unless the NFer was doing something wrong to begin with.
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    techstorm Male 40-49
    100 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    So who can we hire to protect us against the police?
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    Arazekiel Male 18-29
    35 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    when people have to start screaming for help against those who are hired to provide the help one is calling for we are doomed.
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    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm
    while that cop is obviously a douche, the guy filming is also an idiot and pretty much deserved to get his face kicked in. he was obviously trying to entice the officer and guess what? he did.
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    kimvvv Female 18-29
    1 post
    April 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    the public has a First Amendment right to film all activities that occur on public streets, including police activities. You cannot interfere with the police though..
    all other arguments invalid
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    logandaninja Male 13-17
    227 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    why is nobody doing anything about this? there should be riots and burning of cop cars as we speak!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3352 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 1:08 am
    the cam can go any where the eye can go
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 3:30 am
    @illios

    "And again Listen to the officer, if the request is within reason like "turn that off" just do it, why is that SO HARD?"

    Suck my c**k.

    Go on.

    Suck it.

    It`s a reasonable request...in my opinion (and who`s to say your opinion is more applicable than mine?)

    And it`s not hard to do.

    I`ll even ask nicely. Nice and polite. Please suck my c**k.

    You just get down there, on your knees...

    ...and suck it.

    Come on, get to it.

    As you say yourself...just do as you`re told.
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 3:32 am
    f*ckin pigs.... and people wonder why everyone hates them.. biggest gang in the US
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    Noggin01 Male 30-39
    72 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 4:58 am
    Holy poo Musoku that is a great drating argument! Have you ever been considered being a lawyer?
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
    116 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 6:08 am
    your laws are pathetic, america needs to get real, over here that cop would have been told to go kcuf himself, its my house, my camera, so kcuf you
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    melvinotis Male 40-49
    29 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 7:16 am
    The cameraman is gonna be making a bunch of money from the city on this one. I think the laws in the U.S. are going to start recognizing that the exposure of this kind of conduct by police officers will be for the common good. The camaraman seems like he was well within his rights.
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    HokieHiTech Male 18-29
    67 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 7:39 am
    cops love to be in control and act big and bad, they were most likely picked on in school, and have repressed anger, so they take it out with "authority" on people with their smart ass remarks and violence, bottom line, if they didn’t have a badge, they wouldnt act so badass, I hope their squad car gets wrapped around a tree, and burns, and gets peed on by wild desert creatures, and explodes, then rolls off a cliff, and explodes again, and on that day I shall smile.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 8:38 am
    The cops that don`t want you to film them are the ones getting up to some BS, they are the ones that need to be filmed and investigated.
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    Musuko42

    ooh poor men, spoken like a true little immature prick, aw did some one get screwed over in prison a few too many times? Big bad police officer turn mr.awesome in a pole jockey?

    Oh yeah, big words over the internet, just like your kind of people to talk sh*t while your safe behind your computer. Grow up dude.
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    Joeraccoon Male 18-29
    191 posts
    April 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    Police are just the biggest gang. Just like the crips and bloods. Do something they dont like, they beat you. The government sells drugs, including drugs that get you high, addicted, and unable to operate heavy machinery. They just do what all drug gangs do, kill/take out any and all competition.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 11:17 am
    allthough this seems very brutal and so forth, i don`t think this officer did anything wrong.. he asked him calmly if he lived there, he answered no.. So here`s a man on someone elses property with a camera.. Possibly a burglar scouting out a mark?.. he then calmly asks him to turn off the camera.. he doesn`t comply.. So: There`s a suspicious and non-compliant man on someone elses property with a camera, at night.. I`d arrest his ass too!.. As for the ass-kicking: Don`t resist arrest!, or the officer is not just authorized, but instructed to use all the force necessary... It`s very simple; if a police officer throws you to the ground, go limp..
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    Kain1

    Thank you.
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    xtreme0ninja Male 13-17
    17 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 10:35 am
    Kain1, you are retarded. The cops had absolutely no right to beat and arrest him. He has every right to film them, and when asked if he lives in the house he says, and I quote "I do live here." (0:42 in the video). If I were this guy, I would sue these cops for police brutality, wrongful arrest, damage to personal property (his camera) and searching his house without a warrant (which the one cop said he was going to do, I don`t know if he did or not).
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    rubin0nrye Male 18-29
    51 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 10:57 am
    the idiot said he didnt live there. notice how the cop gets out of his car immediately after he says this.

    yes you were within ur rights until you lied to the police. idiot.
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    rubin0nrye Male 18-29
    51 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 11:00 am
    and xtreme0ninja, he said "no" first, thats what started the suspicions. if he said "yes" first they would have simply asked for his ID to prove it and moved on. what`s saying he wasnt just lying after they started to move in on him?

    If a cop asks me if I have a gun on me and I say "yes", i dont expect them to be nice to me later if i say "JK! lolz"

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