These officers are either ignorant of the law, or lying about the law; both are unacceptable.
Once again, the ignorance level of both female cops really is hilighted in this encounter. The “Sargent “ let him go only to save a possible civil rights violation.
Huge respect for Andrew staying so calm, and the supervisor who knew the law. And yet not a single apology from the other officers, despicable! They should not be working as officers thinking because they have badge they can dictact and make up their own rules. Awful.
Do you see the problem here? The citizen is immediately guilty because the police officer don’t understand the law.
“I dunno how I’m being detained for something you don’t know.” That statement right there encapsulated this whole ordeal.
A classic example of a cop fishing. So much for the 4th amendment and the oath the officers took to uphold the Constitution. Breaching the 4th amendment, especially in such a casual manner should mean being terminated from employment for both officers. How many times have you heard a cop say,’ignorance of the law is not a defense’. It should work both ways and corrupt government officials must be held to account
by The People.
I was actually surprised that the cops agreed to his request to get out of the car and check the light; particularly since the stop did appear to be pre-textual. More often than not, cops typically will refuse such a request “for their own safety,” of course.
Several police officers take it upon themselves to detain Philip Turner to force him to produce identification, even though they tell him that they know he is a first amendment auditor. (They disparage his YouTube legal education and tell him “this isn’t working out like you expected”.
When a cop says he’s not gonna argue with you, it’s because he knows he’s violating your rights and that he’s wrong. He’ll just throw you in a cage regardless, and let you have your day in court. Take away their precious qualified immunity, and watch the magic happen.
It’s bad cops like these that puts targets on cops backs not law abiding citizens. Those cops would be doing the community a great service if they spent less time in the tattoo parlor and more time in the law library learning and understanding our rights
Even if you’re a pedestrian walking in a roadway, how does that possibly justify a search? What a f*cked up world we live in!
Cop attacks, unlawfully detains, is out of jurisdiction citing people and doing all sorts of shady stuff, but it’s the citizen who’s being “hostile”. Well, everybody needs to be “hostile” towards these pignorant tyrants.
I love when they call you “confrontational” for “confronting” them for their bs.
You can see the ego tripping clear as day. “I’m a cop whatever I say goes”. Doesn’t matter if it is right or wrong. That is a big issue and is the root of a lot of issues today.
I hate howshe gets more passive aggresive and that she tried to belittle him with that smug tone “do you work”.
Its funny how multiple units show up for someone doing NOTHING wrong but when you need them, they take forever and a day to show up. #FuckedUpPriorities
whenever a cop tells you you have to answer his questions ask him if he ever heard of the 5th amendment.
Wow this was powerful, These officers had no lawful reason to to detain this man and he proved it. These cops were so butt hurt and they just wanted this citizen to identify so bad its not even funny. If he was not recording this encounter would have went totally different i think. Great work
“I don’t understand why you’re filming us”
is that a felony or a misdemeanor?
How long is it going to take for these guys to figure out filming in public IS NOT A CRIME!!!!
A cop lie.
Being uncooperative is to lie or give false information.
They are being uncooperative with your rights!
When questioned about filming you should ask them if they have something to hide. Why are they upset about being filmed?
He should have done a James Freeman style “flip the script” and told them he got a call about some suspicious activity in the area, possibly gang related, and he was there to investigate. Asked them for ID’s, if they were doing anything they shouldn’t be, if they had any drugs on them, and if they would consent to a pat down and allow him to search their vehicles.
“I don’t know why you are filming us”
There are a lot of things that you don’t know and I am not required to teach you.
She knew she couldn’t detain him.
This is why we have a disconnect between the people and cops
@J&BCFamily they can’t lie about detaining you. They can lie about arresting someone else.
- This cop seems like if he was to go back and actually learn the law, he will be a good officer.
- I actually thought he was a nice guy. I think he will be a good officer.
- I agree. He’s clearly trying. It’s really unfortunate that he hasn’t recieved proper training. I hope he decides on his own to learn and doesn’t wait on his department.
- Even though he doesn’t know the law or his job from his ass or a hole in the ground, he was actually pretty humble, probably the most humble cop I’ve ever seen!
- I agree. This cop wasn’t a bad guy. He was a victim of our utterly incompetent police training system.
- I’m glad he was educated and I hope he follows what he learned on this interaction, as well as stopping any fellow officer from trying to do the same. That being said it’s sad that the people have to teach these officers the law.
- I wouldn’t say he got “owned” in this case. He got “educated”. He was very cordial and even admitted he may not have known but within his knowledge he was doing what was taught. Far better than other engagements I see!
- The cop was honest and admitted he was in the wrong and even apologized. I hope he continues to learn and grow we need more like him
- “I do not think you have committed a crime.” At this point the officer needs to walk away from this citizen.
- I’m glad the officer realized his mistake. He was humble and apologized and learned something for future cases!
- Not a bad cop lol 😂 right he tried to violate him & his children by enforcing a law that doesn’t exist that’s a crime in it’s self ………..
- @asifig2F he didn’t say he wasn’t a bad cop. He’s clearly pretty clueless (as was the suspect tbh), but he seems like a decent guy. He was genuinely ignorant, but he tried to actually explain himself and didn’t seem to be motivated by ego. I think he’d be a good officer with proper training.
- @asifig2F Lets be real, the type of police we see on this channel, he isn’t one of them. this is one of the better police we have seen, polite, trying to be through and courteous with genuine reasons for asking the questions.
- @asifig2F That cop is a great person. He even admitted and apolgized for the inconvience caused by him. He was trying to do his job just like any hard working man.
- @asifig2F its a systematic problem. anyone can be blind to stuff like that when they are not taught by the system you cant always expect people to know better
- “Where did you get your degree? Are you an attorney?” Cops seriously need to stop asking this question, unless they obtained law degrees on the side.
- It’s because its too hard for most police to understand. Every video when someone refers to the constitution they ask if the citizen is a lawyer. This is very revealing. Its says that the bill of rights is so complicated to the average police officer they think you need to go to college for 7 years to understand just 10 simple ideas that are less than 500 words combined.
- Every time a cop asks where you got your law degree, that should be grounds for immediate firing. “Uh oh, another citizen far more versed in the law than me, I better try and make him feel stupid.” This should be every cops ticket to the unemployment line.
- This is probably one of the best cops I’ve seen in one of these videos. I honestly believe he thought he was in the right, and he was man enough to admit it when he found out he was wrong. I’ve seen lots where the supervisor comes to tell the person they are free to go and tries to save face for the cop in the wrong, who doesn’t show his face again.
- “You do not have to be committing a crime to be detained”, that is not what the 4th Amendment says. Not answering questions is the right guaranteed by the the 5th Amendment.
- Keep in mind. This officer has the power to ruin your life. And he has absolutely no idea how to do his job. Give me a break. This guy is a walking liability for the department and the city.
- I feel he was honest and likely appreciative that you were there on this. Don’t know how long he’s been out of the academy, but I’m glad he’s not head strong like many. He was very professional even though uninformed. Hopefully things go well for him in his LE career.
- Honestly, the officer kept his cool and remained fairly respectful throughout, his downfall here is his complete lack of training. I feel like he could still be an effective officer with some better training. Just my 2¢ worth.
- The difference between this cop and others I’ve seen is although this one waa wrong he didn’t become aggressive or start trying to escalate the situation even though he was clearly finding the situation difficult. He also learned during the situation he was wrong and apologised. He seems like a good guy let down by poor training.
- I agree with your statement about him being a good officer. But how does the academy pass these officers thru without them knowing the basics of the law. I believe the academy teaches them to get that ID no matter what
- This guy should turn out to be a good officer once he learns the law. He seems to want to be fair and that is a good start. I believe he is a good man.
- When the cop need to explain what he learned in training about the law, you know he’s done. This is a good one. =)