Wow! Finally A Cool Cop!

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago Misc

A good cop that handles a potentially high risk situation in a calm manner. Kudos! THIS should be the norm.
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Male 1,627
why do ppl want to get arrested and film it?
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Male 1,627
jeremy shouldve been arrested
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Male 189
So let me get this straight. Its ok to walk down the street in America with a gun (concealed or not) and you don`t have to identify yourself in any way?

2nd Amendment or not...thats pretty f*cked up
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Female 400
Unless he was being uncooperative simply for the sake of the cop`s response for the video... Jeremy kind of seems like a dick.

A dick within-his-rights, but still kind of a dick.
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Male 3
you don`t have to give your name? wish i knew that, when i was 8 some cop made me give my name because me and a couple friends were trying to throw a garden tool and get it stuck in the ground. some crazy lady flipped poo and this cop was a total d bag.
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Female 269
Hm.. after reading the comments, I realized I was wrong... if it`s an open carry, not a concealed carry, then that explains why he had no id on him. Sorry for that incorrect assumption.
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Female 269
I`m also not too keen on the "I don`t have to give you my name". True, he doesn`t, but walking around with a weapon and not having your concealed carry license on you is not usually a good idea.

Massive props to the police officer though for being top-notch and handling the situation well.
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Male 1,421
Reminds me of the police here.. It`s always been friendly chat which eventually costed me much.
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Male 1,744
i don`t like the "not required to give you my name" stuff. Fine if you don`t have id, and if you give a fake name so be it, but for fark`s sake, if they ask "what`s your name?" just give them your f`ing name for christs sake. You`ve already given it to dozen`s, perhaps thousands or even maybe millions of people via your social interactions online, but god forbid a lawful government agency has it or writes it down. (P.S. they already have everything they need on you; it`s called a social security number, and it`s called taxes. Point, match, US Gov`t)
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Male 759
That sums up about every police interactions i`ve ever had. They just aren`t the ones that get posted on youtube.

What`s youtube worthy about normal situations...
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Male 371
One way to look at the right to bear arms is that it gives us the abillity for the public to establish a militia to secede from or reestablish a government if needed, because force would sadly be necessary. This is shown in the war of 1812 when a few states were going to secede, but did otherwise. More notably this is shown in the civil war. If all guns were issued and controlled by the government, where does that give the power of force, to the citizens or the government? I think the government. Finally I think of the trail of tears where Native Americans didn`t have the rights to guns. When they protested to Andrew Jackson about land rights and such, Jackson replied basically you and what army. Guns I think are for protection of our rights by having the abillity to use force, not for self protection or hunting, those are perks.
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Male 286
As far as i know the right to bear arms act is for protection, so say if a "protection force" were to go corrupt and abuse their power the town will be able to revolt... I`m sure that`s not a good example but it`s like a Checks and Balances system.
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Male 792
[quote]Well that`s the risk you take when you let people carry around in public devices specifically designed for killing other human beings. Jeremy could easily have had that encounter with the polite and professional Officer Lyons and THEN gone on to shoot up a daycare centre.[/quote]

Fair enough...which is why I feel that the Americans` right to bear arms is utterly ridiculous. That amendment was written at a time when there was a threat of invasion from Britain, and the US didn`t have a standing army. Now it just causes more harm than good.

As for providing identification, I believe it`s the same in the US (as they still follow a slightly modified version of British Common Law), but in Canada at least, it is required of you to provide the police with your full name and date of birth upon request. By refusing to do so, the police do have the right to detain you until you are able to prove your identity.
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Male 132
Honestly, this is how I`ve usually seen cops. This just doesn`t hit the headlines enough.
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Male 51
America confuses me. Also, the officer was clearly on his side why was the guy such a jerk about identification and the like? It was pretty obvious that the officer was trying to be chummy...what was with the frosty reception?
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Male 4,290
[quote]Now, if the call came in, and the cops ignored the call, and "Jeremy" went off to shoot up a day care centre, I`m sure you`d be screaming, "MY GOD! WHY DIDN`T THE COPS DO ANYTHING?!"[/quote]
Well that`s the risk you take when you let people carry around in public devices specifically designed for killing other human beings. Jeremy could easily have had that encounter with the polite and professional Officer Lyons and THEN gone on to shoot up a daycare centre.
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Male 4,290
It`s amazing how many Americans are calling "Jeremy" a dick simply for exercising his rights, as if he should capitulate immediately simply because a policeman told him to - and yet are in constant fear of a communist regime sneaking in (via socialism), where you capitulate immediately simply because a policeman tells you to.
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Male 138
What a powerful video, well done Officer Lyons, well done!
We are not the enemy, we are the people, this country is ours.
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Male 792
[quote]No, the norm should be that cops don`t go around harassing law-abiding citizens.[/quote]

Officer Lyons, in my opinion, did have a valid reason to stop and question "Jeremy". There was a call placed about a man carrying a gun, so, he went to investigate the situation. As Officer Lyons indicated, he didn`t know "Jeremy`s" motives, and there are a lot of unstable people out especially during the holidays. For public safety, it`d be a good idea to stop and investigate what "Jeremy`s" intentions were, and if he was a potential threat to the public safety.

Now, if the call came in, and the cops ignored the call, and "Jeremy" went off to shoot up a day care centre, I`m sure you`d be screaming, "MY GOD! WHY DIDN`T THE COPS DO ANYTHING?!"
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Male 34
So let me get this strait. He had a gun on him and the cop let him walk away ! ? ! ?
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Male 1,404
Officer Lyons made my week. Quickly secured the scene in a calm respectful manor. He called for back up before he even got out of his car. Officer Lyons is an Ace.
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Female 374
What a nice guy. Did his job and was a pleasant human being. Kudos to him. :)
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Male 2,344
He was stern and respectful, a damn good cop. Jeremy on the other hand is resisting for the sake of resisting, and thus is a massive bag of douche.
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Male 58
That is indeed an outstanding officer.
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Male 319
Inter237 The reason you have never had any problems is because you are closely related to one. That cop was unlike any cop I`ve ever seen, met, or watched in a video before. Every cop in the country should swallow their pride and watch this video.
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Male 2,441
I feel as though this is the norm...I know cops and am closely related to one. Never once have had any problems. Jeremy was a toolbag "recording for his protection".
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Male 411
If Jeremy ever gets robbed he is gonna have fun dealing with the repercussions of this one.

Cool cop though.
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Male 15,832
No, the norm should be that cops don`t go around harassing law-abiding citizens.
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Male 3,431
"Jeremy" is a complete fu(kin cnut and should be kicked in the uterus for simply being a tool bag full of man chowdah.

The cop was 100% cool and should be recognized as such.
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Male 4,902
This is a situation were the Officer could have been a dick and it would have been completely understandable. Jeremy is a little bitch. Officer Lyons is a stand up guy. Not all Cops are assh*les.
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Female 1,095
My god he was annoying. Why`d we never see his face??
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Male 2,384
wow if all cops were like this, it would be a perfect world
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Male 52
Jeremy is a Douche Bag, He is the reason that cops are annoyed with every non-nice individual with a camera. We all know what your rights are that doesnt mean you have to be a dick, let the man do his job,
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Male 1,268
@Teq: Jeremy interrupted Matt Lyons (Who, if you do some googling, is a regular in charitable public service. Stand up guy.) before Matt could complete his though. Jeremy assumed "This isn`t a third world nation. (You have nothing to fear from me.)" as you did, but it`s just as likely Matt intended "This isn`t a third world nation. (You have constitutional civil liberties here you may not there.)" Now clearly, neither Matt nor I know ALL the civil liberties we have compared to EVERY third world nation, but for those I (And probably Matt) have been to, things like recording a police activity at the scene isn`t entirely legal.
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Male 1,151
And now for this week`s episode of "Citizens being rooster$..."
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Male 21
The guy being interview is a total douche!
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Male 130
From personal experience i find most cops to be like this guy. But I`ve also dealt with cops who were out for blood and whenever they deal with a belligerent person poo hits the fan. The police officer kept is cool even though the guy was being a smart ass.
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Male 100
That was amazing! I agree he did make Jeremy seem like a douche. That is the first time I`ve ever seen a cop do his job and be nice at the same time. I think Officer Lyons should be the US Supreme Commander of all cops.
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Female 472
I agree with FeelTheRide. If you are respectful and not act like an ass towards cops then they will be respectful and not act like an ass back. They are out there to do a job. I don`t get stopped often by cops but when I have, I was polite and they were polite right back.
Also, it isn`t often you will see a cop looking good on youtube. That is just the nature of things.
It`s just common sense.
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Female 515
That guy was a total dick
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Male 216
"oh, this is not a third world nation"

so let me get this straight, u have to be afraid of cops in all third world nations and u dont in the USA right? right...
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Male 4,867
Jeremey was a bit of a dick
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Male 230
Wow that made the other guy look like a dick.
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Male 2,172
I guess the police should give that cop a class to teach other cops how to deal with people who have social issues or mental illness.
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Male 2,172
I don`t understand people who refuse to cooperate with the cops just for the sake of not cooperating with the cops.

He asked you your name... that`s like retarded to not (at least) give him something so that he can make a discussion with you.

"You can call me Jack" i`m sure the cop would have loved to hear that.
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Male 490
in Louisiana i can legally carry a hand gun without a permit as long as it is visible from three points of view. yay!
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Male 126
5Cats it`s actually now (and has been for a few years) called either a PAL or POL, not FAC. PAL is a Possession and acquisition licence and POL is a possession only licence. The difference between the two, a POL lets you transport, use and buy ammunition for a firearm (those you already own or will be borrowing and using) while a PAL holder can do the same and also buy or receive ownership of an unrestricted firearm.
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Male 3,482
[quote]Ugh! I was fine until he refused to give his name, what an idiot! Carry your ID if you`re packing heat! Dumbdrat! [/quote]
Hey, even 5Cats agrees!

If you`re packing heat, at least have ID. It`s not like a good/normal cop (like this one) will arrest you for telling them who you are unless you have warrants. If anything, s/he`ll show you more respect for being open and not trying to hide anything from him/her. Especially when you have a weapon.
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Male 589
@SlothOfDoom : iphone 4 films sideways if you don`t change the settings from portrait to landscape
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Male 599
@SlothofDoom
Annoying for you yes? Not moi.
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Male 587
Damn I like this guy. Even with the civilian being an ass on purpose hoping to catch the cop doing something wrong, the cop kept his cool and handled the situation like a pro. The guy filming just successfully made his self look like an Ass on the internet, to bad we don`t get to see his face.
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Male 2,033
DEAR
EVERYONE,
TURN
YOUR
PHONE
SIDEWAYS
WHEN
YOU
FILM
BECAUSE
TALL
VIDEOS
ARE
REALLY
ANNOYING
TO
WATCH.
THIS
IS
NOT
A
DIFFICULT
CONCEPT,
PEOPLE.
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Male 36,299
Y`all Americans have States where you don`t even NEED a permit? Yo!
In Canada we:
Need an FAC (Firearms AquisitionCertificate) to even TRY to purchace a gun, certain air-rifles or ammunition.
Need a Handgun Permit to even OWN a handgun, and need a shooting range membership too.
Used to need (I hope it`s been overturned) ANOTHER permit to own a long rifle.

Carry one in public? In Canada??? LOLZ! OMG! HAHAHAHA!

But like @Rick_S has said, even if this Jeremy was within his rights, he`s still being rude.
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Male 36,299
Ugh! I was fine until he refused to give his name, what an idiot! Carry your ID if you`re packing heat! Dumbdrat!

Co-operating with lawful police action is > your right to be a dratting drat-hole.

That cop was super-nice! I wish more cops were remotely like him!
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Male 226
"Most permits are for CONCEALED carry."

Not true. Only 6 states DON`T allow open carry legally. 12 states allow for open carry without a permit.
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Male 383
@Scuzoid: I don`t see how that argument in any way lessens the danger of a firearm
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Male 226
"You`re telling me, if you were a cop, you`d be trusting of people with weapons in your line of work? Riiiiiiiight..."

I have proof that they are cool with that in their line of work, watch the video. I also know many cops who are also fine with it. The reason they are fine with it is: All license holders have never had a felony or a history of violent crime/drug use. Have had state and federal background checks.
Some states allow open carry without permit. Carrying a gun is perfectly acceptable if you live in the real world. The average response time for police is several minutes at best. I`d rather that not be the deciding factor.
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Male 1,268
Meanwhile, you talk about how cops should be fearful of firearms. Yes. Dumb cops ARE fearful, this however causes more problems for them than the gun itself does. 40 cops died last year from gunfire (Out of what, 800k? Policing is FAR from the most dangerous occupation in the US), what was claimed to be the largest contributing factor? A ~70% decrease in nationwide training. DUMB cops are a problem. This guy isn`t remotely stupid, he`s had years of training and experience (Mostly as a result of the armed forces, back to my original statement.) and is smart enough to understand both the laws of his state and know when he`s not in danger. Grow up.
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Male 1,268
Halfpint. Typical NY Times READER. Actual experience in life. Lacking.

Open carry`s ARE regularly to make a statement. Until you get to state like California where concealed carry`s are so remarkably impossible to get, open carry`s are pretty much your only option. Even if there was a statement to be attached to this carry, it`s entirely likely it`s foundation lies on the aforementioned fact.
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Male 483
Well, he (the officer) was a marine. I respect the hell out of the marines for what they have to go through to get that title and then continually risk their ass on the front line. He was very respectful, while the carrier was being a douche. I almost wish that officers had to have a history of esteemed military service before they can become a cop. Anyway, kudos to this officer for acting like an officer should.
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Male 25,416
He was very calm... well dome! cop +1
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Female 2,764
Anyone stop to think how many times the police run into someone with a weapon and it`s not trouble?

So it`s his right to carry a gun and not release his name? He doesn`t have to prove he has a license/permit to carry?

You`re telling me, if you were a cop, you`d be trusting of people with weapons in your line of work? Riiiiiiiight...
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Male 315
There are plenty of cops like that, but no one films them because its not interesting. Think about it, if you came upon a scene of a police officer talking with someone and shaking his hand would you whip out your iphone as quickly as you would if that cop was yelling at or beating the person?

And even if they did get filmed, it doesn`t make very good youtube material. Look at the title of this youtube video, "Oceanside open carry" Oh yea... that sounds sooo entertaining... let me spend time watching that.
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Female 2,764
HalfPintRoo-

why do people think this is the cool thing to do?

Pheeshy5-

@HalfPintRoo Because it`s not that often that you get an officer who isn`t abusing his power and is actually DOING his job.

Really Pheeshy5? That is truly your answer for "why is this the cool thing to do"?
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Female 751
I`m proud to see an officer of the law RESPECT a citizens right to carry a weapon & to film him, and you know what? He even asked if he was trying to prove a point MAD PROPS!
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Male 150
wooooooow. that cop was being an amazing person, and that guy was just being a jerk to him. "I DUNN NEED TA TELL YA MA NAME".
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Male 1,268
@Chris I can kill you without a weapon of any kind. It`s not that hard to read harmful intent from ones actions. Situational awareness and whatnot.

@Danthew "It should be a law" is rather vague. Particularly when the idea of hand gun permits in the US is probably younger than you. A lot of states haven`t even adopted permits yet simply because we enjoy our 2nd amendment.
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Male 2,988
wow. the officer handled that very well even though Jeremy was kind of a dick. he was probably hoping to cause a problem but who knows, maybe he just doesn`t want his full name on youtube. mad props to the officer, its great to see one that does his job properly and is also all for rights to carry a gun as well as record officers.
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Male 527
THIS!
THIS man deserves a medal.
Not the tazer-happy, camera slapping monkeys with a badge.
This man nows that the most powerful weapon is speech and not taking it personal when someone exercises his rights.

For this man i tip my hat.
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Male 383
You don`t need a permit to openly carry a weapon in most US states? Am I the only one that finds that very, very odd? I`d feel terrified if I saw someone walk down the street with a weapon, holstered or not!
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Male 2,121
I hate people like this who confuse "right" with "obligation". It should be a law that you are required to give identification if an officer deems it necessary. If that guy had serious priors and then had gone on to kill someone and it was found out he was stopped by a cop moments before the cop would be fired and probably ridiculed by the press.
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Male 1,312
@HalfPintRoo Because it`s not that often that you get an officer who isn`t abusing his power and is actually DOING his job.
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Male 3,412
To be fair, the civilian was 100% cooperative, minus his name, knew his rights and knew the law.

The other 95% of the time we get people going "I din`t do nuttin`!" Repeating it until their face turns blue.
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Male 3,314
Let me clarify myself a little. If you live, or exist, in an area that requires a permit, you should be required to produce the permit upon demand. I`m not a gun person, so I`ll be the first to say I don`t know squat about gun law. I think, but am not sure, that in New York, where I live, you need a permit to carry any gun, open or not. Someone else will know better than me, and can correct me.

Regardless, there are areas in our country that require a permit to carry a gun open or concealed. If you are that area, and you are carrying a gun, it is my opinion--not law or fact necessarily--that you should have to produce the permit upon demand. If you can`t, the gun should be confiscated, but can be picked up at no cost when you show up at the police station with your proof.

Just my 2 cents. Not fact, just opinion.
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Male 2,345
THAT is exactly how a police officer should act. It is nice to see there are a few left that understand that not every situation has to end in a tazer, beating or handcuffs.
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Male 1,268
My last stateside base was in a major military town. Firearms, alcohol, and police were regular occurrences as we were all 20-28 or so. The entire police force were vets/reservists. We had, essentially, no misconduct with our police force and they were ALL very respectfully of civil liberties.

Two weeks after I separate from the military, I read in the newspaper about how this Vet here gets shot 5 times in the back at a CostCo because an employee noticed a gun on the Vet with a CCW.

Pointed out frequently that there are plenty of good cops in the US, they just never make the news. In my experience, most of them were trained by the military.
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Female 2,764
why do people think this is the cool thing to do?
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Male 1,646
I liked how the cop handled this, the douche recording was the one pissing me off. I`m normally not on the side of the law, but *clap clap clap*.
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Male 737
Jeremy sounds pretty much like an a s s h o l e.
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Male 35
@Freddyferret
That seems a little black and white. Unless he`s under arrest, what does the cop need the name for?
The rational that of "if you have nothing to hide" gets really old. Sometimes people just don`t want to be exposed to people they don`t know - uniform or not.

Granted, I don`t know the procedure in every county of every state, but overall I see nothing wrong with what either of them did.
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Male 35
@Freddyferret
That seems a little black and white. Unless he`s under arrest, what does the cop need the name for?
The rational that of "if you have nothing to hide" gets really old. Sometimes people just don`t want to be exposed to people they don`t know - uniform or not.

Granted, I don`t know the procedure in every county of every state, but overall I see nothing wrong with what either of them did.
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Male 35
@Freddyferret
That seems a little black and white. Unless he`s under arrest, what does the cop need the name for?
The rational that of "if you have nothing to hide" gets really old. Sometimes people just don`t want to be exposed to people they don`t know - uniform or not.

Granted, I don`t know the procedure in every county of every state, but overall I see nothing wrong with what either of them did.
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Male 371
If the police do not suspect him of commiting a crime, then he is not required to identify himself -- end of story. *Why* he doesn`t want to identify himself is none of anyone`s business.
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Male 35
@Freddyferret
That seems a little black and white. Unless he`s under arrest, what does the cop need the name for?
The rational that of "if you have nothing to hide" gets really old. Sometimes people just don`t want to be exposed to people they don`t know - uniform or not.

Granted, I don`t know the procedure in every county of every state, but overall I see nothing wrong with what either of them did.
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Male 670
`Jeremy` is a total douche. I wouldn`t trust him at all. Thank f*@k idiots don`t have the right to carry loaded guns here!
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Male 210
Sorry, meant @Altaru. The key here, guys, is that the police cannot ask for your identification or your name unless there is a suspicion that you`re doing something illegal, or if you need that permit to do the task (hunting, driving, operating heavy machinery, etc.). This is `merica - there is no obligation to carry identification or to identify yourself, in most circumstances. (As opposed to many European countries where adult citizens are required to carry ID at all times).
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Male 210
@the_windy: Clearly the state in which Jeremy lives does not require a permit to open-carry. This is true in New Hampshire, Vermont, and many other states. So, no, he should not be required to show ID for something that does not require a license to do (as opposed to driving, like your example). In Mass., where I live, I need to keep my firearms permit with me at all times when I have my handgun with me because Mass. requires that. Different rules for different states.
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Male 11,740
The cop was awesome, Jeremy is an ass. Unless he had something to hide, there was no reason to refuse to give his last name. He could`ve edited the video if he didn`t want it out there for everyone to hear. The cop was even better because he was being such a douche. Jeremy, if you do that again, I really hope the cop isn`t as nice.
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Male 868
WIN!
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Female 1,589
Why do people refuse to identify themselves? You either A) Have a warrant, or B) Just want to be difficult.
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Male 2,690
Cool cop, "Jeremy" not so much.
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Male 3,482
As much as I liked the cop, "Jeremy" was being a prick.

Having no ID or even giving out his name while carrying a weapon?

Admittedly, you might not need a license, but ID should be necessary at all times regardless, like with driving a vehicle (which you do need a license for... Hmm...).

You can kill someone with a vehicle, on purpose or on accident, so you need a license. You can kill someone with a gun, on purpose or on accident, so you should at LEAST need ID. It`s not enough to just assume someone is responsible behind the wheel. It shouldn`t be enough to just ASSUME someone is responsible behind the trigger.
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Male 35
Why was "Jeremy" being a prick by not divulging his name?
He was probably:
1) Nervous around cops (we all do it)
2) testing his rights (seems likely since he was recording with an unloaded gun)
3) Prepared for more harsh treatment given the videos that have been posted lately
4) Stunned that the cop was being so professional.

I`m glad he posted it, nice change of pace.
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Male 2,868
Most of the cops I`ve dealt with have been like this one- professional and friendly. That doesn`t mean our country doesn`t have a serious problem with its police- I live in a city with a relatively low crime rate where the cops have a horrible record with shooting first and asking questions second. Just a few bad apples in any police department represents a public menace.
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Male 688
Walking down the street with a gun holstered. When it`s holstered and displayed properly he`s not going to use it for any nefarious purpose.

Cops a moron fishing for information and he wouldnt give him any. Which is why he gets to walk away, next time cooperate if you have a problem with this and enjoy your jail sentence because you voluntarily gave up too much info before they arrested you.

Fools.
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Male 63
awesome cop. but "Jeremy" was a douche.
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Male 208
Lol this guy "man I`m gonna strut down the street with my weapon and a cop will stop me and beat me and I`ll make a huge statement" [video proceeds] "well crap that guy was really cool. What the hell I`m supposed to do with a good cop???"
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Male 1,832
I`m really sick of seeing videos of people being dicks for no reason just trying to piss off cops and get some views on youtube.

Also, with every cop I`ve dealt with, this IS the norm. Not every police officer is an a sshole.
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Female 108
Rick_S [quote]Remember, we all have a right to bare arms...[/quote]

Yes, we do....however, some people really should be wearing long sleeves.



Seriously - as otheres have stated, open carry is legal w/ out a permit in some states (here in NJ you still must possess a CCW in order to even open carry - ridiculous). The civilian "Jeremy" was indeed being a bit of a prick by refusing to divulge his name, whether or not it`s his right to withhold that information. Cop had a great attitude.
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Male 55
im glad iab finally put a good cop on here instead of all those cops going drating crazy on ppl.
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Male 133
I like that he tried to make a statement, but was too scared to give his name. What a P@$$^! Own up to it man, state your name loud and clear and say this is my right. It seemed like he did it as a dare and was scared "poo-less"...
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Male 244
He may be within his rights, but he`s being a jerk-wad.
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Male 7,329
Rick_S-"I`m sorry, but you`re packing heat, you need to be able to produce your permit."

You need to check your facts. Most permits are for CONCEALED carry. It most areas, it`s perfectly legal to carry openly WITHOUT a permit. So this guy did not need to present a permit, nor a I.D. (yes, he was being a prick, but he has the right to be a prick).

"You can`t just go around with a gun if you don`t have the permit."

Yes, yes you can. The majority of states do not require a permit or license to Open carry.

"you have to produce the proof that you have a right to carry it."

No, no you don`t. If you are Open carrying (which is legal in most areas) you do not need to `prove` that you`re not a felon. (remember that whole `innocent until proven guilty` concept?) The officer would need a reasonable suspicion or probable cause to think you were. And the act of carrying a firearm is not `reasonble suspicion`.
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Male 2,552
Of course Jeremy was trying to make a point. Why else would he walk around with an exposed firearm with a camera on. He was TRYING to elicit an extreme reaction from the police force. Stupid non-nice individual wasting the police`s time and our taxpayer dollars.
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Female 43
The cops over here in my city, only about 30 miles from Los Angeles, mind you, are amazing. Some of the coolest guys you will ever meet. They are scary as hell when you see them, because most are 6 foot plus and buff, but if you treat them with respect, you can usually get away with a warning. Obviously don`t abuse that, but it all comes down to respect. Yeah the guy was acting like a douche, but if I was worried about corrupt cops, I would be too. Everything he said though, was calm, collected, and completely true. That would have shown his state of mind was clear and he really had no intentions of going bat poo insane on people. I think that is what made the officer realize that the guy was just out for a stroll, so he had no reason to show hostilities.
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Male 385
Rick_S you do not need a permit to open carry.
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Male 385
God bless that officer.
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Male 358
This guy was incredibly patient. Jeremy was being a bit of a douche. I don`t think I could have remained that calm if I was the cop.

Also, I think this is kind of the norm for police. I know it seems like we`re bombarded with corrupt cops who abuse their power, but it`s not really that often that if happens compared to how many cops there are. I`ve had a few run-ins with some officers and they`ve all been very friendly and respectful (except for one Texas). As long as you`re not a dick, I`ve found they won`t be dicks either.
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Male 141
Honestly, the cop was fine. The guy was an absolute f**k. It wouldn`t have been exactly pc, but I wasn`t gonna shed a tear to see the guy get thrown to the ground.
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Male 354
You know this would have been different if it was a black guy with a gun.
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Male 303
My god a police man who understands civil liberties and isn`t an non-nice individual!!! Were can we get a few hundred thousand guys like him to replace the non-nice individuals?
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Male 3,314
I`m sorry, but you`re packing heat, you need to be able to produce your permit. You do not have to identify yourself, but if you`re carrying a weapon, and the officer asks for it, you should have to produce proof that you have the right to carry the weapon.

If you`re a felon, for example, you don`t have the right to carry the weapon, and the officer would need to know that.

The cop was calm, and respectful, true, and I`m not talking about him in particular. I just think that if you`re carrying a weapon, the law should be that upon request by law enforcement, you have to produce the proof that you have a right to carry it. If you can`t, the officer should have the right to confiscate the weapon, and detain you until he can verify your right to carry it.

Remember, we all have a right to bare arms, but only if we have the proper paperwork completed. You can`t just go around with a gun if you don`t have the permit.
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Male 543
if only all cops were that cool
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Male 10,440
[quote] high risk situation [/quote]
Whaaaa? Where is the high risk? It`s just some guy walking down the street.

The fact that he`s armed is just a coincidence because of your silly american ways.
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Male 37,888

A decent, honest cop?

FAKE!
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Female 8,044
Link: Wow! Finally A Cool Cop! [Rate Link] - A good cop that handles a potentially high risk situation in a calm manner. Kudos! THIS should be the norm.
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