Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Don't GoPro the PoPo in South Gate



U S Marshals don't like being filmed

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the matter with that guy? Does he not understand he is committing assault? Do we just chalk this up as yet another incident involving out of control police in the US? What is happening in my country?

Anonymous said...

People think having a cellphone makes them Edward R. Murrow or something. Get all into some bodies business. Stand a polite distance back and don't cite law statutes to police, you will keep your phone and get your shot.

Bear said...

I agree that she should have kept her distance and not gotten involved. Still, the police officer had no right to attack her and destroy her phone. How much longer will he be on the job?

Anonymous said...

She wasn't close enough to interfere. There was no excuse for the cop's actions. Why do we allow police to brutalize citizens? Can you spell tyranny? How about police state? No? Here's an easy one - pig.

The Donald said...

10:30 makes a good point.

Most people - not just cops, would be disconcerted with somebody following them around as they do their jobs. It doesn't excuse the cop shoving the woman and breaking her phone. But, if more and more nit-wits try to be Brett Shipp or Scott Gordon on-the-spot, we're not likely to see improving police/citizen relations.

Just because something's not illegal, or even if it's a right, doesn't mean it's the thing to do in a given instance. I'm supportive of open carry, but I have the good sense to not go carrying an AK-47 into Chipotle, or recording police stops that I'm not part of, as the self-appointed OC Tarrant County leader has done.

Obviously, the person who captured this episode on video, did so from a reasonable vantage point.

Anonymous said...

Photographing the cops is no more intrusive than just looking at them. Fire his ass..

Anonymous said...

That's not the point at all, Donald. The point of the video was that the woman was attacked for videoing (and apparently berating) the police. Sheesh. Nobody was in anybody's face, or, as 2:27 whined, "all into some bodies business."

Police these days are all too ready to go nuclear. As a result, they deserve to be videoed all day long by anybody with a camera.