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Date: 11/06/13 09:13 AM

28 Responses to Arrested For Photographing Police

  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 9:14 am
    Link: Arrested For Photographing Police - Charged with two counts of resisting arrest without violence and one count of trespassing
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36217 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 9:40 am

    The land of the free.
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    10Bears Male 30-39
    444 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 9:59 am
    I think the photographer was baiting the police.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2062 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 11:38 am
    I`m sorry, but the amount of recording devices on this guy he knew exactly what he was doing. He was looking for a situation and he got one.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 11:39 am
    10Bears - He was very good at baiting the police. I`d go so far as to say he was a master-baiter.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I hope he sues, wins a big settlement so he can keep doing this. I thank him for upholding our (apparently bull$h1t) rights.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    Sure, the guy was looking for an incident, but I think cops have to get used to the idea that people with cameras are everywhere, and their actions are going to be documented, whether intentionally or while the person is recording another event. They should be aware that they must follow procedures in the same way they expect the people they apprehend to. Learn to live with it; if they guys out looking for trouble find themselves ignored and with nothing to record, they`ll go away.
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    Huey Male 30-39
    204 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    I love how they say they don`t have to tell her where they`re taking him. Does anyone else see a problem with that? This country is so far beyond messed up it`s not even funny.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
    990 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    He is doing a real bad job at documenting this stop. I can`t tell whats going on at all. 90% of the time the camera isn`t even facing the stopped vehicle.
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    Denogginizer Male 30-39
    821 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    He needs to be beaten with a hose. The cop is just trying to do his job and this terdburgler is trying to provoke the cops into something that he can use to get noticed. He needs to get a life.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    When a cop asks for your ID, yes, you ARE required to fork it over. Period. "I`m a journalist" and yet acting secretive, not wanting to say for who ... yeah, that`s not suspicious at all. Officer says "stand over there in the shade" and you circle right back behind the deputy ... Are you a drating idiot? You are seriously conducting yourself as a possible threat. "You guys not used to citizens recording ...." ... these cops have been NOTHING but polite up to this point. ... and he keeps creeping closer to the deputy, then like a smartass steps an inch off the property and thinks that`s okay. And then the wife FOLLOWS THE POLICE CARS ... wow, dumbdrat marries dumbdratette.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    The ONLY thing I see that ANY of the officers did even REMOTELY wrong ... is not telling the wife where he`s being taken (though I thought "jail" was pretty well implied). Beyond that, this guy was completely to blame, did it intentionally, and deserves 48hrs in the tank. This is not police abuse by any stretch of the imagination. This is one cop doing a routine stop, getting nervous about a werido behind him, calling for backup, and backup trying just to get this guy to back the drat away ... but no, keep poking the bears with a stick cuz that`s all you`re there for

    "Resistance will be futile." ... LOL.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    what petulant petty little men these cops are, they are the sort that give the decent ones a bad rep, hope he wins a large settlement against them and their jobs are taken away.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
    3392 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Exactly what reason did this guy give them to ignore this amendment?
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    Runemang sucks cop dick
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    Ogen Male 18-29
    441 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm
    @Denogginizer are you serious? He didn`t do a single drating thing to provoke anyone. How is filming a traffic stop considered provoking? The officers were extremely hostile and deceptive. They wanted to arrest him right away for whatever they could. This is not how a law enforcement is supposed to behave.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
    3392 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    I don`t get it, he was asked to leave the property...He complied and they accuse and arrest him for tresspassing. I`m not quite sure how that works but ok.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
    3392 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm
    Citizens executing their rights shouldn`t be taken as an attack on Police. Situations like this make people think cops have something to hide. In the end this only justifies people doing this to police.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm
    An officer doing a traffic stop sees a guy hanging out behind him. He calls for backup for his own safety - he has no idea what the guy`s intentions truly are. The (backup) officers simply asked him who he was (routine question), what he was doing there(routine question), then simply asked him to step back and away (routine procedure)... to which he argued and bitched and whined the whole time.

    You don`t play the "But I`m not TOUCHING you! ... I`m not TOUCHING you! ..." game with cops ordering you to do something.

    The guy had two cameras and an audio recorder at a traffic stop of someone he presumably didn`t even drating KNOW - he was there JUST to start poo and you know it. I`ve seen a lot of clips where cops abused their authority kicking away people filming ... this was not it. They were infinitely patient until the 50th "but I`m not TOUCHING you!" before removing him from the situation via squad car.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2062 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm
    @Runeman - "When a cop asks for your ID, yes, you ARE required to fork it over"

    says who? not where I live. Some states are stop and ID some are not.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
    990 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm
    Even in stop and identify states, police may only ask for ID if they are detaining you.

    Note that the first thing the man asks is "am I being detained?" to which the cop replies "no"

    Even if he is being detained, he does not have to provide an ID, he can simply state his name and address.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    More specifically, you have to reveal your identity upon request or you can be detained:

    http://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stop_and_identify_statutes
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 7:11 pm
    Admittedly, I didn`t realize so few states were. O.O ... my bad, there.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm
    hes probably got so many devices because his rights have been trampled on before?

    He wasnt interfering he was observing and moved when asked the cops didnt like his attitude and that he was observing one of their colleagues and were pricks about it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    November 6, 2013 at 9:51 pm
    This $#!+ will not stop until we start putting these Nazi thugs in prison for felony armed criminal action.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 7:20 am
    With the exception of weapons, the police fear video the most. Misconduct and deliberate misinterpretation/ recollection of a suspect`s statement or actions is the basic mechanism by which they carry out their jobs. If they conducted themselves properly, their jobs would be much harder, and in some cases, impossible. Therefore, recording by the suspect or even passers-by constitutes a direct threat to their conviction rate, their job security and even their liberty. This is what they really mean by interfering with police duties.

    You may consider the above observation cynical, but it is the truth.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 7:23 am
    I would go so far as to say that it is the civic duty of the public to videotape all police interactions and to make the video available to the police force, all effected parties (victim and alleged suspect, etc.) and the concerned public. This helps to ensure the integrity and good conduct of law enforcement and may be used by all parties to verify their truthful statements in court.
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    kitty_6_6_6 Female 18-29
    5 posts
    November 11, 2013 at 4:45 am
    Okay so he was arrested for being an non-nice individual? Wow that`s a major problem let`s arrest non-nice individuals instead of

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