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News Crew Detained By Jerky Texas Cop

Hits: 5824 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: CrakrJak
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BORED_92886
Male, 18-29, Western US
 21 Posts
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 2:10:31 PM
FECKIN PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSS

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

feckin PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSS!!!!


RedSekhmet
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 14 Posts
Monday, May 04, 2009 6:20:36 AM
Take his gun and shoot him with it.

TwoDog
Male, 50-59, Western US
 56 Posts
Monday, May 04, 2009 3:08:43 AM
Fire that dratin pig.

drummergurl
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 27 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 4:27:13 PM
I just checked our newssite here and i dont believe that anything is going to happen to the reporter [he was only detained for a few minutes...the whole thing lasted an hour] and the officer is on desk duty.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14365 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 11:26:14 AM
@trebowski Correction: Bush did not enact the Patriot Act. That was done by a nearly unanimous, bipartisan vote on both houses of congress. And what specific right(s) did you lose by allowing law enforcement and intelligence agencies to share information with each other. I didn't lose anything, so I'm curious what you could do before that you can't do now.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14365 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 11:18:47 AM
@Dagaz20 and dragosal These reporters were perfectly within their rights to be where they were and to do what they were doing. If an armed citizen had done what this cop did, he would be charged with two counts each of assault, aggravated battery, unlawful restraint, kidnapping, and armed criminal action. Sorry, but I don't believe that a police badge is a license to commit violent felonies and get off with nothing more than a stern talking to.

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


Timurlane
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:54:08 AM
In a confrontation with police, 1 of 3 things will happen:

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

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

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

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


jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3261 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:21:55 AM
Masuko42: Freedoms and Liberties are no longer an American way of life. We willingly gave those up when Bush enacted the Patriot Act.

whtevr
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 911 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:21:03 AM
Awww man.... I wanted to know more about the soldier rescue part. Damn cop.

vegascartman
Male, 30-39, Western US
 735 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:17:45 AM
I'm so sick of reporters thinking they can go anywhere and do anything just because they work for Channel X Local News. 99% of these clowns are one step above being the weatherman. Now I'm not sure what video most of you guys were watching but to me, it looks REAL obvious that the reporter was getting in the way of, and disturbing an investigation. The cops are trying to get information in a way that solves the issue and when reporters get in the mix, stories get really screwed up and facts get lost because people want their 15 minutes of fame. Let the cop do HIS job first which is a million times more important than your stupid story. When it's all done, then go interview the witnesses. Until then, shut up, let the police do their job, get all the information, and then go be a stupid talking head on camera.

Standards
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 936 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 7:02:53 AM
Ok, understood. But... Is restraining a news reporter from reporting the news considered a criminal offense?

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 4:25:51 AM
BigWaFuu, don't you Americans have this big thing about Freedom and Liberty, with the big bold capital letters, that should make you against authority figures ordering you away from a public area without just cause?

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


Aus10816
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 635 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 1:35:18 AM
At first I was like "Whoa now, comparing Texas to Florida? That's not cool."

Then I saw it was El Paso. El Paso isn't even really Texan. Pfft.


CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17130 Posts
Sunday, May 03, 2009 12:22:01 AM
Standards: Hitchcraft is right.

The ruling that felons loose certain rights has been upheld over and over again. There are some states that allow felons to vote, Years after their release, But they can't posses a firearm again period. Also felons can't be lawyers (approved by the bar) It used to be that felons couldn't acquire a business license or own real estate ever again as well, But times have changed.

In short, Felons get hamstrung. In most cases permanently. So, Don't do the crime.


HitchCraft
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 28 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 11:32:15 PM
@BigWaFuu - The officer can ask the reporter to step back if he is in the way, but the officer can not order the reporter to leave an area which has not been cordoned off from the public.
Why do you think the reporters were released without charges? Why do you think the police department was investigating? They don't investigate "non-crime incidents", just ask the people who called the police because Popeye's was out of chicken!
The reason the police department is investigating is because the network reported a criminal act.

HitchCraft
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 28 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 11:25:04 PM
@Standards- Guess again. Anyone convicted of a felony in the U.S. loses their right to vote and or carry a firearm forever. (They can go before a judge and request their voting rights be reinstated after they complete their sentence, but rarely are they reinstated, and it is a felony offense for a prior felon to possess a firearm.)
The first amendment of the Constitution provides for freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The reporter has the right to be anywhere which has not been cordoned off from the public.

BigWaFuu
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1165 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 11:07:23 PM
guess what, it is not the reporter's RIGHT to be at the scene. The reporters are just civilians. When the officer asks you to leave so that they can continue their work, you do it. Just because you have a job as a reporter doesnt mean you are above the law.

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

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

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


teph2112
Male, 13-17, Asia
 652 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 10:45:09 PM
wahey, asses isn't censored
wonder if ass is

teph2112
Male, 13-17, Asia
 652 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 10:44:43 PM
I guess the cop forgot that

Media > authority > people

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


hated0love
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 342 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 10:19:02 PM
thats lovely

Standards
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 936 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 8:16:47 PM
"The cop wasn't being a douche; he was being a criminal. He blatantly violated the reporters' 1st Amendment rights, and he needs to do a couple of years in a federal penitentiary. That also means he would lose his right to vote, own a firearm, or ever be a cop again for life. "

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

I think.


Animecha
Male, 18-29, Western US
 148 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 6:29:13 PM
@abcdxyz "texas is the only state that can legally secede if im correct. so the U.S. cant declare war with texas without getting itself into trouble, because that makes the U.S. more of an impirial type power. and that makes enemies fast."

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


dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 6:10:35 PM
cop don't like it when you don't do what they say. even thou you don't always have to do what they say.

Nebbie
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 860 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 6:05:17 PM
So, coming from a former camera operator for a news outlet, this is a pretty weird thing. Police are usually more than happy to speak with press and get the true story out since they are most likely a neutral middle-man. This kind of shocked me.

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


abcdxyz
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 60 Posts
Saturday, May 02, 2009 5:56:47 PM
texas is the only state that can legally secede if im correct. so the U.S. cant declare war with texas without getting itself into trouble, because that makes the U.S. more of an impirial type power. and that makes enemies fast.

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


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