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Date: 11/26/12 07:54 AM

32 Responses to WTF Of The Century: Arrested For Recording Cops

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 7:57 am
    Link: WTF Of The Century: Arrested For Recording Cops - This escalates real fast. Oh hi! You are under arrest! Four days of jail.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 8:18 am
    There was no cause for arrest. This is retarded.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3283 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 8:30 am
    yes it is against the law in 3 states
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    thecurt Male 18-29
    411 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 8:35 am
    It`s like winning the cop lottery, now he gets to sue them and has evidence and everything!
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 8:39 am
    so...filming a public servant while he`s doing his job on public property is illegal? WOOT?!
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 8:45 am
    Police videos aren`t entertaining, sorry.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2764 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 8:47 am
    Though there was no reason he should have been arrested, why was he filming?
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2105 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 8:49 am
    Cop should be arrested for stupid.
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 8:52 am
    i love murica
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 8:59 am
    more info pleeze!
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 9:16 am
    "Though there was no reason he should have been arrested, why was he filming?"

    Because someone has to watch the police. If they do their job correctly to uphold the law and don`t in turn break the law to do so or for their own personal gain, then they have no reason to worry about being filmed. They are public servants doing their job in the public to protect the public. They can record you during an encounter and you should have the right to do the same in recording them in an encounter. It keeps cops honest, or shows their unjust behavior like this incident or something like Rodney King.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 9:17 am
    Officer, you`re fired.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 9:22 am
    They can arrest you for failure to present identification but not recording them. Cop is an ass probably trying to reach quota.

    On another note...why was he recording a traffic stop?
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    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 9:34 am
    @CoyoteKing: "If they do their job correctly to uphold the law and don`t in turn break the law to do so or for their own personal gain, then they have no reason to worry about being filmed."

    Which is why this happened. It is likely the police were breaking the law. But, the man with the bigger gun wins.

    Fortunately, this guy didn`t resist. The cop did have the right to ask for ID, and the citizen had the right to say he didn`t want to speak to the cop. But, the cop should have presented the statute and given the citizen the opportunity to comply with the law before arresting him. This is not just a worthless cop, but a worthless human being.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 9:53 am
    lol, what an idiot why did he shoot the cop with a camera?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 9:56 am
    why was he recording a traffic stop

    Why not?
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 9:57 am
    @PopCap, you summed it up well there
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 10:08 am
    go back to sleep sheeple, you saw nothing, and stop asking so many questions. It`s racist and unpatriotic and it means you`re a terrorist.
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 10:28 am
    @Popcap, a cop can not just randomly ask someone for ID. They have to have just cause to stop you in the first place. People have the right to tell the cop they don`t want to talk to them. You can ask the cop, "am I being detained?" and they say no then you can leave. If they say yes you can ask why. If they don`t have a reason then they can`t stop you.
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    Misfit-Mutt Female 18-29
    349 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 10:56 am
    This is exactly why people should film the "authorities". He did nothing wrong and got arrested. It`s ridiculously hard to take them seriously, when they don`t uphold the law properly. They don`t even get properly reprimanded for harassing law abiding citizens. They have far too much power and influence in our society.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Way to go, AMeriKUH!
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    There is seriously nobody outside the US that got exposed to Americans culture and kept supporting it. You are ridiculous.
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    caper454 Female 70 & Over
    511 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    Keep telling yourselves you`re free, Americans.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    ROFL!! It doesn`t get old notice piperfawns patterns yet?
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    caper454: *ding*!
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    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    We don`t really know what that guy was doing.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    I like that everyone thinks this is about him filming the police. The cop came over and asked for ID multiple times and the cameraman didn`t present ID so the cop had every right to arrest him.
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    They only right the cop had to ask him for is ID is the fact that he (I assume) was in the driver seat of a vehicle, thus he needs a license. If he were standing in the street and hadn`t been driving, the cop had no right to ask for his ID.
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    jclv Male 40-49
    368 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    Details...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    November 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    This guy is going to get rich. He already got $25K from a previous incident. I think he has a good case to claim that $25K didn`t teach them anything, so this time, it ought to be $250K. Then if they do it again, make it $2.5M.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    November 27, 2012 at 12:50 am
    I like the last line in jclv`s link: He complains that citizens monitoring police activities for wrongdoing might "affect how an officer does his job on the street."

    That is the exact reason for filming police on the job - to ensure that they are doing their job properly.
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    Palfas Male 30-39
    411 posts
    November 27, 2012 at 10:00 am
    @honkeylips, I like how you think that`s a crime in California. Now show your papers comrade.

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