Wednesday October 6, 2010
Found by Cinàedh.
The cop did the right thing, a guy was acting strangely in a public place, and had gotten several calls. He went to check it out, found nothing going on illegal. Treated the people involved with curtsey and respect. Even wished them luck and left.
Don’t listen to bobbo he is just a cop hater. No matter what the cops do he will never admit they are doing the right thing, it goes against his nature. But its free country, so he is free to believe what he wants, much like two idiots in red jumpsuits on the side of the road.
#20–Monster & #21–Bob==you are right. I thought the same thing when I first viewed the video then lost that notion when I read the comments.
I agree the cop had a duty to “check out” anyone with a hood over their face.
– or – maybe not if they had clear picket signs in an area traditional for free public speaking?
Oh well, like I said, minor/happy infraction of the law by the police if it was.
Who guards the guards?
Then again, in a random news crawl, I ran across this:
Clearly this guy is the exception to the rule.
Diamond==years ago I had the cops put lights on me while on the freeway. I put on my turn signal and it took about a mile before I thought it safe enough to pull off the freeway.
Cop was totally pissed at me and declared I should have pulled over immediately. I responded I pulled over as soon as I could considering his safety, mine, and the publics. He told me I was lucky not to be arrested for failing to heed his signals, but he did cool down just a notch.
Needless to say, I’m glad I’m a white boy in a white man’s land.
Lord, I’m stunned. We need more like him in Ohio.
This cop should be fired!
Two scruffy looking guys wearing prison jumpsuits and masks…
and this cop didn’t check their ID? Didn’t even ask them their names???
#25: True. In the 70s, I remember being pulled over once in Ohio for having a taillight bulb out. I’m convinced the only reason I didn’t get a ticket is because I was in the US Army at the time and had short hair.
I just listened to a recent podcast from “This American Life” , episode 414 “Right to remain silent”. Part II featured a story of a NYPD cop who tried to do the right thing, and how he was declared insane by the NYPD for doing so.
Link to the podcast episode: http://tinyurl.com/32hc79s
Which is based in the Village Voice articles: http://tinyurl.com/2fcy4gu
The part that I found interesting is when the cop describes his technique for finding out who the trouble makers were. He got out of his car and met the locals. He met the business men. He talked to them every day. They told him what was going on and who was causing problems.
He decided to he a help, rather than a problem, to the average citizens on his beat. Rather than write them up for BS reasons like his bosses demanded, he talked to them.
It is worth the time to listen to his story.
#28: I listened to that one too. Now I wear a recorder at work because of some crazy politicking going on. sheesh.
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