Was a Racially Motivated 911 Call Responsible for Police Overreaction?

  • Always quick to handcuff and arrest with insufficient evidence. I’m tired of immediately being deemed a criminal and a threat for existing. I am tired of this!!!


  • The USA system still baffles me. In my country, if a police officer takes their gun out of the holster, it’s the same as pulling the trigger. It will be investigated, there will be a lot a questions if it was necessary. In the states, it seems to be more normal to point a gun at someone, than saying hello.

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  • These YouTube videos from “Audit the Audit” should be a required course material at the Police Academy.
  • As an African American realtor this is my biggest fear. Thank you for sharing information on this incident.
  • As someone who lives in a country where police have to go through multiple years of training, seeing American police in action is genuinely terrifying.
  • They never commented on the fact that there was no sign of forced entry on the door! That’s pretty easy to see if that had been the case!
  • “WHERE IS YOUR REALTOR ID?” as she pulls out a stack of business cards…these are the cowardly idiots sworn to protect us…oof
    • She wanted his official state issued realtor ID not a business card, and realized that such a thing doesn’t even exist.


    • After she figures it out – “Where’s your.. do you have.. like.. ID on you? ” lol
  • “he’s got ID and realty cards on him.”
  • “Pat his groin for weapons”
  • The hell is wrong with these people.
  • The realtor had loose business cards in EVERY pocket. A lack of organization is prominent among folks who are misunderstood. Best hold yourself to a better standard to stay out of trouble.
  • As soon as she saw his ID and his realtor card everything should have stopped and they should’ve been un cuffed. Smh


  • Literally the first thing she pulls from his pocket is a stack of his realtor business cards, and then a driver’s license and his friggin’ realtor id. A pure example of “guilty until proven innocent”


  • Why is she continuing to search his pockets and keep him handcuffed after she knows he’s a realtor and there was no forced entry? The retired officer should be charged for false reporting.
  • As a real estate agent, I imagine he is in a nice car, wearing nice clothes and well groomed. Seems the witness has tunnel vision.
  • That realtor was quiet after he said “I’m a realtor”. I don’t think I heard a peep, after that. He already knew where he was going with this, much respect. These cops aren’t smart at all — the ones who just quiet up and watch you dig your grave are the ones that KNOW they’re about to win the battle.
  • If I was the homeowner I would sue the neighbor for blocking the sale.



  • If I was the homeowner I’d be so pissed and sued for lowering the value of my house
  • Imagine the pain the retired police office caused during his service..
  • Imagine how many terrible things that retired cop did back in the day. So upsetting.
  • Just think, this is their “best behavior” (knowing they are on camera) Imagine what it was like prior.
  • Gotta love it when they say they were just going by what was reported. Well taking a witness statement into account without ever thinking it could be false or misleading is the first error, not following proper procedure in turn is even worse.
  • Did any of the cops take 2 seconds to check the MLS lockbox to see if it had been opened with a key, a key that only a realtor would have? Nope, guns drawn and not one word that came out of the 2 men was even considered for a moment. Even after producing realty cards and an ID that matched, it was totally unbelievable to the cops that he could possibly be a realtor. I think the City of Cincinnati got off easy.
  • I’d give a shiny penny just to hear her explain her ‘probable cause’ for drawing her weapon. And I think we all know what it was….


  • Apart from the obvious racism in this case and others, do you as Americans realise just how heightened and anxious these encounters are because everyone involved is worried that someone has a gun? As an Englishman, I’ve had and witnessed run-ins with the Police, but there has NEVER been any worry that anyone might have a gun in a glove box in a car or in an inside pocket.
  • I like how the officer says that race car doesn’t fly anymore, when it literally is being proven by them
  • I’m ashamed that this is in my own town
  • As a person from Cincinnati I’m glad you made this video on these officers
  • The fact that she keeps going through his shit after they prove he’s a realtor.
  • The way that female officer said he’s got realtor cards and i.d on him, she sounds so disappointed like damn I though we got em. This was sad.
  • We need to start paying the fines out of the Police pension fund instead of the tax payers having to foot the bill
  • fun fact: Officer Valentino was arrested in 2020 for domestic violence and criminal damaging with her sister. Valentino got crazy drunk and a card game turned into fisticuffs lol
  • We REALLY need bigger penalties for people who lie on 911 calls
  • The caller knew exactly what he was doing, he knew they were probably checking out the house since it was for sale and he didn’t want those poor guys living in that neighborhood so he called his old cop buddies to go and harass them and make them go away. Evil as hell and it’s even worse because his plan worked… and he doesn’t get punishment
  • The worst part of this story is that the jackass that called this in got exactly what he wanted, although likely subconsciously. He clearly didn’t feel that black people belong in his neighborhood, and I doubt that this man wanted to buy a house with neighbors like that afterwards. The retired officer continues to keep his neighborhood the way he feels it should be. I wish there was some consequences for that man.
  • I’m only a minute in and already I can say the 911 caller needs to be charged with a crime. They used the lock box, the way he says “they forced the door open” is already setting it up for the police to come at it thinking it’s a burglary or something. Although I think a lot of these officers seem to lack common sense, part of the problem is the information they are given going in. They will be basically be told two black guys just broke into a house, all based solely on the word of one caller. That’s too much power for one person, to be able to call 911 and make up anything. It can and probably has lead to unnecessary deaths.
  • That retired cop that called it in knew exactly what he was doing, using the precise terminology, “forced entry/forced their way in”, because only then would the police on-scene be SURE to have all the probable cause they need to do what they did. Most people that would call for what they believe to be suspicious activity would just say something like they went into the place and they aren’t sure if they should be there, or something generic like that, but this former cop knew if he said they forced entry that they’d get the full-cavalry treatment
  • I’m a realtor. This is beyond disturbing. How did that agent stay so calm. He is a saint. So let’s just call this what it is. Cop across the street knows they didn’t force open the door. He saw 2 black men looking at a house “for sale” across the street from his house. He figured, “Lets eff with them so they will decide they don’t want to live here”. Objective accomplished. That folks is exactly what happened here.
  • To the cops in this video: Instead of arresting both the realtor and the man who was planning on purchasing the house, you should’ve arrested the retired police officer for filing a false police report and racial profiling.
  • Any officer with functioning eyes can see upon arriving at the scene that the front door was not forced open. 911 caller’s story should immediately become suspect. All they needed to do was knock on the door and asked, “what are you doing here?” “I’m a realtor showing the house to this man.” “Have a good day.” No gun drawn. No hand cuffing. That’s it.
  • Do people not know what an “open house” actually is? It means there is a realtor at the location for any purchasers. No “open house” sign does not mean that the realtor or agency can’t open the house for an appointment. I’m glad this guy got the justice, and hopefully new home, they deserve.
  • It is amazing to me that they did not ask them what their business was for being there before drawing guns and detaining. She found his id and cards proving he was who the other man said he was and yet they still treated them like they were criminals, yet they were adamant that it was not racial.
  • The biggest theme I’ve seen in these types of interactions is in alot of cases the responding officer has the inability to say something along the lines of “sorry for intruding on your day, we got a faulty tip”. Just because the 911 operator said something based on a statement from a random citizen shouldn’t mean it overrides the actual situation upon arrival.
  • As someone from outside the US I always find it weird how everyone says Sir or M’am even when being aggressive. Adding ‘Sir’ before being aggressive towards someone doesn’t negate the fact that you’re being an asshole. Try just being respectful in your actions.
  • I’m so sick of cops saying “we don’t know who you are” like that somehow this lvl assault and detention necessary
  • I’m so impressed about how calm and polite theses guys are while they are being handcuffed for absolutely no reason. As a white person, I never really experienced any discriminations but I know that I would have gone crazy if I was getting handcuffed by police while doing my job. Huge respect to these guys and shame on these officers for not even apologizing to them.
  • As a realtor, that incident ruined his reputation in that neighborhood. Glad the city did the right thing. Unfortunately, citizens will continue to pay the price for poor police conduct.
  • I love how you can hear them pleading their case with the man they put into handcuffs first. “We’re just responding to a call, we don’t know what’s going on when we get here.” Exactly…and you didn’t bother trying to find out. You saw 2 black men and automatically assumed they were committing a crime. This easily could have been resolved by saying “We got a call that someone was concerned the house had been broken into,” and then looked at the f***ing front door and realize that it hadn’t been forced open and then left. These cops should be fired.
  • I am constantly amazed by the sheer number of police you must have in the US. I can see this type of incident being attended by maybe 4 police officers maximum in my country. We just don’t have enough police officers to be wasting time with bullshit like this.
  • This female cop is a danger to the public and should be fired
  • Many realtors conceal carry. This could have gone even worse if that was the case here. Im glad they filed something. I probably would’ve sued the neighbor too based on the fact that he was retired law enforcement. It probably would’ve been dismissed but the inconvenience would have been worth it.
  • Extremely humiliating. These types of experiences leave long lasting anxiety and stress for years.
  • I love how the guy and the realtor became best friends after that lawsuit


Police Insist that Black Man prove he owns his store

Ignorant cops harass a black man for owning and working in his store.

If that d—- cop really knew everyone in the neighborhood of shops, then he would have known the owner, and stopped by and said “Hey, Yema, how are you?. Looks like you and your team working late? If you guys need an escort to your car when you are finished tonight, call my cell and we will be happy to provide escort(s) to your car(s), and if you need to make a bank drop or anything else, we can provide escorts there as well for your safety. Have a great night.” That is what beat cops do when they know their neighborhoods.


Black man: This is my store.
Cop: We don’t believe you.
Black man: Because of my race?
Cop: Race has nothing to do with it!
Random white man: That’s his store.
Cop: Thank you, sir, that’s all we need.


I worked with a team that would work overnight processing paperwork and moving office equipment… We always had the lights on moving things and We were not employees we worked for an outside company… We were all white women… The one time the cops stopped by… They asked us what we were doing we told them we worked for a office paperwork processing and moving company and that was the end of it… We had badges but we were never asked for them… And we did have the keys… But weren’t asked for them either… So it really isn’t all that unusual to have people in a store overnight… And why would people who aren’t supposed to be there have all the lights on?…


Cop said 01:00 am in the morning, clock on his body cam 08:09, go figure.


marin county lost a segregation lawsuit like 2 years ago…


This video is such bs if they where white they would have not even stoped and the fact that some random person told the cops told them it’s his store


Would thieves just hang around the counter with all of the lights on after robbing a store?
That cop even said it himself they are hired to protect PROPERTY and not your rights let alone help anyone.
Why were the cops interrogating them in the first place? Look at the situation, there are lights on, there are 3 people casually chatting in the store, there are no broken windows. What exactly are these people doing that the police need to be concerned about? Nothing, other then existing while black.
And if the Cops don’t check his store, then it’s because the owner is black and they don’t care?
He would never take that stance if he knew he didn’t have Immunity!
So how about this? The cops show up at your door I the middle of tbe night are you going to run around and look for your deed or lease and identification ? Doubt it
 @Jonathan Strange  – Here is the thing, police officers can only act on what is called reasonable articulable suspicion. They need some sort of evidence that a crime has been committed, is about to be committed, or is being committed. The courts have been very clear on what defines R.A.S. Being in a store after hours, by itself, is not RAS. They need to appear to be involved in criminal behaviour. Nothing in the video that the officers observed can legally be construed as reasonable articulable suspicion. Under the law, including the constitution, we are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures, including unreasonable stops or detainments. As the law currently stands, these officers had no legal right to interrogate this officer, and ask for ID. As such, the store owner was within his legal rights to refuse to ID. A cop has to have evidence: a broken door jamb, hurriedly taking things from the store, or running when the police arrive. From a constitutional stand point, there was no RAS, and thus the store owner had no legal obligation to cooperate. Just because you would give up your constitutional rights, and support these officers in breaking the law, does not mean others should follow suit.
Thank you ​ @Wayne Feller  for that clear and concise explanation. If that’s the law and the lay of the land – I guess I can’t argue. Thanks for taking the time to explain it.
 @Jonathan Strange  – Not a problem at all. In order to protect our rights, we must know and exercise them, even when it is against those we employ to protect them. No one is above the law, not even the police. And as such, they must be held accountable when the overstep said laws.
If the cops were Trained and Knew their patrol area they would have KNOWN he was the owner of the store. They acted like they “really wanted to Protect and Serve the Living Shit” out of the owner!
So uhm whats the white guy doing in another store 1 am in the morning? I didn’t hear them asking him that.
fyi. tiburon is super rich and white
How is this racist? Every store in that entire mall is closed. Why would he have a problem proving he owns it out of business hours in the middle of the night? If I owned a neighboring store that’s exactly what I’d expect at that hour.
because the context of who is inside. looks like a family. a dude, girl and younger person. No broken glass. no alarms. lights are all on. …. only difference is their skin color. The cop escalated the situation and were not believing the guy. OH Hey is everything ok in here? yeah. ok.
Do you really want to live in a place where people with guns can demand to see your papers at any time?
 @zoupfindaway  if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear. Gobals,
Think about it this way though. Imagine you go through this sort of thing EVERY SINGLE DAY. You’d lose your patience.
one time i’m actually siding with the cops, the store owner was being very uncooperative and unreasonable.
Why weren’t they harassing the white guy in His store at 1am on the street that closes at 9pm? If what they said was true they should have walked across the street and demanded the white business owner put HIS keys in the door to prove he works there too.
Show me your papers is not a lawful order in California and is a touchy area for people of color. Also cop was dangerously leaning to guilty until proven innocent in this clip
Do these PIGS think someone robbing a store would put the inside lights on to call attention to themselves? They lack common sense. “People aren’t usually in a store overnight…” is also a bullshit observation. When the hell is restock being done? Unloading the delivery truck? If the store is a restaurant there’s cleanup and prep for the next day.
I would have asked them to prove that they are actually cops and not people just dressed like cops trying to rob my store..
All the lights were on 🤦‍♀️How many robbers do that?
Yea like there’s not an alarm or something
Two sides to this story. How does the store owner PROVE he owns the store? Any key he uses could have been stolen. On the flip side, like the cop asked, what if on another night three other people were in the store (after closing) and they too said they owned the store?? And they had a stolen key. Wouldn’t the owner want the police to investigate? Not really sure what the best way to handle this situation is.
Ya sorry but all i saw was officers making sure everything was safe and the owner making a big deal out of it. I like this channel but try not to make news where it isn’t.
Pretty obvious that they weren’t thieves
Easy pull up outside and just watch for a little, you can tell if they’re working or stealing, no need to go start shit with people who aren’t wearing mask, no alarm going off and the door isn’t broken
Anybody got any hot takes on why that cop walked away saying “that’s all I needed to hear” when the white neighbour yelled across the street to them that it was in fact his store. Why is the owner’s heresay less valuable then the neighbour across the street? But no, this has nothing to do with race. Not everything is about race, well guess what. Some things actually are and it’s so deepseeded it gets missed by the masses
All the training…all the exercises….and admitting you are wrong isn’t included in any of that…
That’s the problem, isn’t it? Somehow, to an officer, knowing your rights is being “difficult” and “argumentative”. If they can’t handle the job, they shouldn’t be doing the job.
Ya, the cop doesn’t have to put up with. A cop can easily acknowledge the rights of citizens and not escalate. It’s because they have egos.
I WOULD EXPECT POLICEWORK, if the officers believed this store was broken into, they could have looked for broken glass, busted locks, back doors, any sign of forced entry. Checked for alarms or calls. They could have also tried to find out who the owner is. Aggressively persecuting people who may or may not be law abiding should be the last step. Justice is about avoiding punishing the innocent wherever possible. Responding to hostility with hostility is not what I expect of a representative of the state and is very shameful.
Because in police eyes and their culture they believe that Black people can’t own shit.
I believe America is a racist country and COPS should be considered racist until proven otherwise but I didn’t have a problem with this one, I believe that was reasonable at 1 am police to check who and what they do there
“You have to tell me why you’re here”, wow that is very authoritarian. And he thought he was entitled to an answer. No alarm, no report of a burglary, nothing. Just show me your papers.
Sir I just saw your driving this nice Mercedes-Benz, can you prove to me it’s yours?” Um FOR WHAT? Citizens don’t have to prove a place or piece of property is theirs to police officers UNLESS there’s criminal activity taking place at that establishment right then.
This ones pretty simple, was there a crime being committed? Well there could be right? No, that doesn’t do it. I walked through a grocery store yesterday, should I be bothered about stealing from it because I was there? However, they weren’t suspicious of the 1 am black people, they were suspicious of the 1am people. I’m an old white dude, I get treated like shit through life and I can’t say those people did it because I was white.
This one is not as cut and dry as Rebel HQ wants it to be. I hate the cops. Still what just happened is their job. See something out of the ordinary and check it out. If cops see people – of any race – inside a closed place of business, they should investigate. Like I said, LITERALLY, that is their job.
If the black guys in store had been a few cute blond chicks then I imagine there would be no gracious cop check-in. Well…not for the same reason anyway 😉
Supervisor leaves after another white person confirms, but the officer still wants the owner to put the key in! And these people have badges? Comical
Let’s be honest here the store owner could have saved everyone’s time by just proving he was the store owner. None of this I’m black stuff that’s why you’re being harassed. I mean if people were in a store at 1am then I would be suspicious. Doesn’t matter which country you’re from. Bravo to the cops. The black guy causing a mountain out of a mole hill
im sure if they came to your house you would have no problem having to “prove”its your house to be in it right?
Yeah he could’ve easily proven it I’m sure. He could’ve brought the deed out, he could’ve googled the owner, he could’ve done all that and this would’ve been over quicker, but having said that, I don’t think he should have to do that in the very first place. I don’t buy into the idea that we should just allow police to demand you showing them that a piece of property is yours
This cop knew damn good and well it was this mans store! He just wanted to exert his authority by getting the store owner to submit to his demands.
This cop knew damn good and well it was this mans store! He just wanted to exert his authority by getting the store owner to submit to his demands.
The name of the shop is YEMA and there is an orange giraffe sticker on the door. Now I’m not a highly paid detective but maybe this store has a connection to Africa ? Stupid cops are everywhere and mixed in is a high dose of racism (by the way racism is an indicator of low intelligence). God help us. There is no situation that cannot be made much worse by the arrival of substandard police in the US.
On April 22, 2022, these store owners received a $150,000 settlement for being harassed & will sit on a police advisory council for Tiburon, California.
Why do I feel like if the owner had put his key in the lock the next question out of the cops mouth would have “So where did you get that key?”
I don’t know how the store is built but sometimes families run a whole store together and they might actually live in the store right? 🤔
How come, when a ‘white guy’ acts like an asshole; “He’s strong, tough and fearless like a tiger/lion.” But when a black guy does the same: “He’s an uppity, ungrateful, [insert animal]?”
TYT has gone from fringe reporting to news-making race-baiting for clicks. Racial injustice still happens and is appalling, not arguing that….but this is not an example of it.

Officer John Smyly Throws a Temper Tantrum And Pretends He’s Scared To Excuse Pulling A Gun


John Smyly, a former Boulder Colorado Police officer detains a man, Zayde Atkinson with no RAS. When he refuses to ID the way the cop wants him to, John Smyly escalates the situation. He tries to make his victim sit like a dog, for no reason other than to assert dominance over him. When Zayde Atkinson refuses, Smyly threatens to tase him. When Zayde continues to refuse to be John Smyly’s b****, Smyly brandished a fire arm to try to further intimidate his victim into compliance. The man he tried to bully and intimidate, Zayde Atkinson, NEVER gave in. Smyly was allowed to resign, and is likely working for another department at this time. If you know what department Smyly is working it, please email that information to realjamesfreeman@gmail.com, so I can publicly publish that information, warning potential new victims.

ID Refusal by Boulder Colorado man, Zayde Atkinson results in threats and officer John Smyly brandishing a fire arm.



I remember this video when it first released these cops are just so utterly pathetic it’s disgusting and it really isn’t going to stop until we stand up and physically defend ourselves


Why was he allowed to resign? Should have been stripped of all official credentials. And then jailed for up to ten years.
I’ve seen this video maybe six times at this point since it was originally released and the more times I watch it the more absurd it becomes. This video is a perfect example where you could be minding your business not breaking any law and even going out of your way above and beyond to placate a psycho in a costume and still almost become a murder victim on the street by that psycho in a costume.
And they wonder why people hate the police.
There isn’t any manner you can perform any action in this country that LE can’t twist into something suspicious.
They keep asking him to “sit down” as in their eyes that’s him submitting to them and they win their sick mind games.
Even the cop apologists think the police are terrorists… They say, if you obey and submit then you will prevent the violence that is otherwise guaranteed.
>> Rapist mentality. See what you made me do?
When a cop knows he is being unlawful but continues the lie anyway
This cop Escalated that whole situation!
What is most scary is that, to become a judge takes between 8/10 years training, it takes between 6/8 years to become a lawyer. But it only takes around 6 months to become a LEO’s. This in itself is just crazy, how can a LEO’s understand law & enforce such law with minimum training is beggars belief. It’s like getting children being in charge to educate adults in how to be an adult. It’s a system that is programed to fail. Crazy world hey.
What is most scary is that, to become a judge takes between 8/10 years training, it takes between 6/8 years to become a lawyer. But it only takes around 6 months to become a LEO’s. This in itself is just crazy, how can a LEO’s understand law & enforce such law with minimum training is beggars belief. It’s like getting children being in charge to educate adults in how to be an adult. It’s a system that is programed to fail. Crazy world hey.
They should be handing out deadly buckets and ‘garbage picker-uppers’ to officers.
“Sorry, you cleaning up trash at is suspicious behavior. We need to treat you like a threat now” – Police 2022
Even “if” he was trespassing on private property he was picking up trash on private property… Um that’s a good thing right?!
I didn’t realize that he gave him an ID with his name….he still escalated this situation?!
What people don’t understand that these type of interactions happen more often then people think. James keep up your good work and fight for liberty and justice and to keep cops in check. 🇺🇸
Wow the Ego just doesn’t stop with this cop. I’m proud of how this man handled the unwelcome invasion of government on HIS property. 👍🏼
“All you have to do is comply”. Sounds familiar “……once compliance becomes part of the culture” – Boston Mayor Michelle Wu
Oldie but a goodie, Almost certainly got picked up by another department
That got my blood boiling. Hats off to this guy for refusing to sit like an obedient dog!
This guy was awesome the way he stood up for his rights. Imagine how many people get violated by police because they don’t know their rights or are just afraid. Always film police!!
And a half dozen cops with itchy-fingers surround him waiting for an excuse to gun him down, and frightening what law enforcement has evolved to and they wonder why targets are on their backs now.
Tasers are a training tool, much like the collar on your puppy… it speaks a universal language of, “do what I say, or you’re gonna get zapped again until you learn”,…. Understandably there are instances when it’s ABSOLUTELY necessary for such activities. “Get on the ground because I said so”, probably isn’t one of those,……

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I was just gonna say the same thing! The bootlickers that “just comply” and don’t know there rights are the reason we are in the situation we are now.
And just think, this is just “1” instance of this kind of abuse brought to light. Gotta wonder how many events like this end very differently because somebody refuses to comply with an “unlawful” order by a uniformed bully with a badge. This event should have been career ending for psycho shoat!
It’s called harassing people just because he wants to prove the point he’s wrong
Cops remind me of terrible poker players. They bet too big, too early with an extraordinarily weak hand and get pot committed to where they must go all in in with no chance of winning. It’s also hilarious at 18:25 how the cop sneaks up on the bucket and the grabber like it’s actually a dangerous item
“We see you out here picking up trash and that’s clearly a sign of a hardened criminal.”
I can’t remember how many times I’ve watched this… but each and every time I’m left with a definite fact: This college student is a Psychology Major!!! It’s confirmed each and every time he asks the officer, “and how do you feel about that?”
There’s a far more dangerous cop running around Colorado. His name is Chris Dickey and he’s cost taxpayers over $1,000,000 in lawsuits (He and his partner murdered a suicidal veteran having a PTSD episode, he and his partner severely beat a motorist who had a diabetic episode and crashed, he deployed a taser on a protester on public property who didn’t ID) and I believe he’s a deputy in Grand County.
100% ego!!! The fact that he can’t let it go even when told to by his supervisor means he WILL KILL SOMEONE one-day. Count on it.
They know he’s no threat but they are obsessed with getting him to sit down as they see that as him submitting.
I’ve seem this video so many times, I can literally say every word they say in unison. Thing is , even after all those views, all those channels, I STILL find it one of the most telling videos on there right now. It shows broken police policies and behaviors. How they can turn anything Into a weapon, a crime, constitutional violation, and the other cops question nothing. The fact ONLY one officer was fired is Insane. He was the sacrifice, but all the others went with it. If it wasn’t for the bodycam, witnesses, and cameras on the cops, that kid would have been beaten , razed, or even shot. Ridiculous, every one of them should be fired and charged.

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I’ve already watched this video and a few other similar ones, so I think it’s advisable for people to carry the documentation of their properties or lease contracts under their arm or they risk being arrested for trespassing in their own home. How can there be a trespassing crime without the owner requesting it??????????????????
Notice that as soon as the other cops arrive the trash grabber changes from “weapon” to “object”, he knew he was being an absurd liar.
Wow that crazy story he tells his manager is insane. Guy it’s all on camera.
There was absolutely no reason for this cop to even speak to this guy.
Notice how he described the grabbed as “sort of a blunt object”. That’s the games these thugs play.
According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Smyly was hired in January on a two-year term position as a civilian training and development coordinator in the sheriff’s computer support unit. As of 9 22 20 Boulder Daily Camera
These trash grabbers are so common officer tyrant knows exactly what he’s holding.
COP= Control Obsessed Psycho
Pro active policing …? What interaction about this footage was positive? ~ I wonder if this cop still to this day thinks what he did was lawful and if he has any regrets?
my favorite part is the jump in logic that not only someone must be trespassing if he thinks they are, but that a trespasser showed up to pick up trash illegally.
Accusation before investigation! Guilty before proven innocent! How much training is needed to understand the mistakes in these two statements?
“He was sitting around, milling about with a metal thing and banging it on another thing near a no trespassing sign” ..”your partner just confirmed he lives here”.. ” I dont know who he is”. The copsplaining is insane here. “We cant even talk unless you are in the sitting position i commanded you to take, even though this entire encounter is unlawful from the start and I already had confirmation of the info I obtained on unlawful premises”. Further sad was the citizen telling this victim to chill out.
The cop could have easily went inside and investigated but it’s easier for them to intimidate someone into a confession. It’s to expensive for most people to afford a lawyer so they plea or confess. The plea or confession also prevents civil action, thus reinforcing the officers actions.
Hey isn’t it cute how the state will show up on your property and Surround you and point their guns at you while claiming you are a threat but if you do it to them while being armed only with your first amendment they claim it’s insurgence or disturbing the peace
This is an insane abuse of power. This cop has probably always “felt threatened” in his life. Should have never been a cop.
“This officer was ready to kill me sir” a powerful statement indubitably. 👏
That police officer should not have been allowed to resign, he should have been fired and charged for his crimes, but the thin blue line protected him.
James don’t forget it’s the “day and age we live in” that’s the cousin to the”you got id”. That shit is highly addictive, hopefully in the future it’ll wipes out every pig and piglet suffering from this addiction.
Love this man’s courage to stand up for his rights, every cop on this call should be fired for not insisting that this pig stop this completely illegal detainment also he lied about what he observed right from the get go
I’ve seen this one before. This guy was great. He had the guts to back down eight cops with their guns drawn. It’s so important to let cops know their power is limited. They aren’t kings who can do what ever they please.
I’ve seen this before and it’s infuriating. This is called, “being within sight of a cop while black“. This cop should do jail time. I counted six cops there surrounding this lawful citizen and not one had the decency to tell that POS ENOUGH. They are all sick and when you are in contact with one, no matter what the situation, your life is in danger. Only dangerous, sick people seek the job of a cop. I won’t change my mind about how unstable cops are until they LEAVE people who are not breaking the law alone. I think I’ll be waiting a long time.
I remember watching this video when it first came out. Watching it again pissed me off just as much. Who is this cop who thinks he can go around asking Americans if they belong on any property when there was no 911 call. He’s totally on an ego trip. Guy with a stick was never close enough to him to be justified in shooting him. Idiot
I love how the young man vehemently stood up for himself. I hope these officers hear his voice on repeat every time they fuck up. “How do feel? How do feel now? How do feel about that?”
i love how he just twisted a lil bit of the details to his encounter with him… was so butt hurt he couldn’t get his DOB and make him sit on the ground like a dog
Why tf would their cameras ever have a mute button? Or right , the game is rigged
In defense of an officer please refer to these Redcoats as Redcoats or other demeaning terms of authoritarian revenue collectors!
I wonder how a cop would feel if the person he was confronting gave a call and people start emerging from all round, surround the cop? It is downright creepy how they do this. What is worse is that no-one questions or clarifies the call out.
I’ve seen this ….. blatent harassment …. ego driven , the nerve to call the garbage tool a weapon !!! …..
“He had a metal object stabbing, I didn’t know if he was damaging something. ….then I noticed it is used to pick up trash ….then he picked up the metal object again “ His lies are SO EASILY detectable! 😣😣😣
As much as I appreciate the time and effort and activism…I really can’t watch to many more of these vids without pulling my hair out . Needs to be something done about it other then just an awareness . Before certain entities start getting splattered .
That young man is a REAL American, standing up for his rights!!
I remember seeing this the day it was originally uploaded.. Boulder and Denver cops still haven’t changed. Shit is sad.
I love when a cop says “subject is failing to comply “it almost like cops think citizens are slaves to them..!!!
My favorite line is when the victim says that the cop had his gun out and the cop says “it wasn’t even pointed at you” as if that makes it all OK
Qualified IMPUNITY on display!
* According to a news article* “Smyly resigned prior to the conclusion of the disciplinary process, but police indicated the process would have likely resulted in suspension or termination. As part of a settlement with the city, Smyly remained under city employment until February as he exhausted accrued holiday, sick and administrative leave. According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Smyly was hired in January on a two-year term position as a civilian training and development coordinator in the sheriff’s computer support unit.” Be careful that he is not hired again with the police dept. when this 2 year temp job is finished.

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You very accurately indicated the Crucible method of policing… They make the citizen try to prove their innocence
All channels of this type constantly say, “cops dont know the law,” and things like that…. This is not true, cops do know at least the basics. Some just choose to constantly do the wrong thing because they have no consequences.
I remember this video. The ego on Smyly was out of control. Zane should have made Smyly hand him his bucket and trash picker upper. The fact that Smyly wouldn’t give the ID back after his supervisor told him to was insane. The fact this egomaniac is in another department and still terrorizing other citizens is scary. Agree 100% cops should not be allowed to mute thier BWC for a certain time before, during an interaction, and a certain point of time after. I can’t remember for sure but I think Zane (the guy harassed by Smyly) did sue. Would be nice if Smyly had to apologize and pay some sort of damage out of his own pocket. This whole interaction was disturbing.
I remember this video a long time ago,with over 1 million views…This officer is upset because Mr Atkinson refused to listen to unlawful order
The victim had 2 weapons, common sense and a brain. Both lethal to today’s cops.
When dirty cops are not held accountable. We The people will hold them accountable. One way or another
The danger in calling backup for a noncompliant man with a weapon… If he did get hurt or killed as a consequence he’d make excuses and blame the victim
Imagine telling a dude that is cleaning dirt in front of a building that he is trespassing. Like, do people just go to other peoples property and clean their trash??
I never understood why this officer harasses this citizen… we also know had the guy given his name, the officer would have wanted to “pat him down”. What’s worse is once they knew he lived there they should have left right then and there.
Apart from the fact that he has no legal obligation to identify, having his name in a database is not a good idea. If he is stopped in the future and his name ran, he will come under greater scrutiny having been checked for a “crime” previously. This can, at the least cost him his time or give them time to find a crime.
When I see someone picking up trash at daytime, with earphones on, I immediately think “This guy’s looking to rob the place for sure”.
If this is how this thug acts at work just imagine if he has a spouse, kids, or a pet and what they might go through.
This is the 3rd or 4th time ive seen this video. Thankfully the citizen wasn’t hurt. It shows so many aspects of poor policing. No crime was reported. No crime committed. Muting of bodycam. Escalation by police officer. Its really quite sad.
How can any of the other deputies be taken seriously after this? I would look at them and laugh.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the young man switched his major so he could become a civil rights attorney.
If I were a cop, which will never happen, and I were one of the policemen that later showed up, I would’ve had the courage to speak up and say, “This is stupid let’s leave this guy alone”, but none of them have the backbone to do so.
You should have demanded he surrender his certification as part of the settlement, I guarantee he is still doing this kind of behavior and has already corrupted another department!
18:26 Officer Sneaky creeping up on the bucket and claw like it was a Western Brown snake and he was fixin’ to wrangle it. Instead he committed a fourth amendment violation by seizing the man’s property.
20:43 If you haven’t figured it out yet Smyly, you have shown that you are a) incompetent, and b) not at all capable of figuring this situation out, and never will.
23:19 No, Smyly, you did not “contact him”. There was no touching between you and the man whom you trespassed upon.
The officer initial officer tells the sergeant I recognize it’s a device to pick up trash but then a sentence later he says picks up the object because the officer realized he f*** up when he said the guy had a weapon. He just admitted to the sergeant that prior to him making the call for back up he knew that it was a device to pick up trash. No wonder the guy got fired
Anyone want to know what a police state looks like? Watch this video again… This confrontation was a “near death” experience.
This video is still really frustrating to watch. “I didn’t even point my gun at you sir!” The fuck? Let’s see your reaction when someone brandishes a hand gun!
This cop thinks he’s the hero we deserve and without his intervention the city would crumble. James Madison audits just posted a video with officer Velez. Velez has the same hero complex and it’s just a matter of time before he pulls some crazy shit like smyly
The officer says he has a gun in his hand because you’re not listening, I didn’t know guns were hearing devices.
THE COP HAD NO BUSINESS ASKING HIM ANYTHING. He gave him the apartment. Number already a long time ago.
No this officer didn’t get the privilege of going to a new department, BLM made great changes to policing in America with those billions of dollars they raised. For example, BLM changed who and how settlements we’re paid, who and how cops are investigated, cops that violate rights lose their pension. There’s a whole slew of things BLM changed with all that money and destruction.
Anybody ever see how flimsy those grabber things are?
If he quit which he did it allows him to still be rehired by another agency or the next city over
If he quit which he did it allows him to still be rehired by another agency or the next city over