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Watch this cop blow a fuse while harassing a citizen who actually knows his rights

Ever wondered what happens when a cop confronts a person who actually knows his/her rights?

Ever wondered what happens when a cop confronts a person who actually knows his/her rights?

In this particular case, it resembles a petulant child not getting his way and then throwing a tantrum. The problem is that when a petulant child is wearing a badge and carrying a gun, people’s rights sometimes get violated. Luckily there was a more cool-headed and rationale officer on the scene to get between the citizen and the raging cop.

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  1. Kipco

    April 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I side with the cop on this one. The driver was a smarmy little prick looking to pick a fight to capture on video.

  2. OfficerWiggum

    April 18, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Roids much big guy?

  3. colorikafe

    April 19, 2014 at 1:00 am

    This guy is a sleazy asshole, It is very apparent he is trying to provoke a reaction.

  4. Steve Daveluy

    April 19, 2014 at 1:28 am

    The driver can be as much a prick as the cop, he has the right. He did nothing wrong. I agree that he was busting balls, just asking to get pulled over, however, he has provided a public service exposing the cop as a bully that doesn’t et his way. Bravo.

  5. Marcus

    April 19, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Agreed, the cop may have lost his cool but the driver was being a little bitch. Sure he has the legal right to be around there, but when *asked* to leave he just stuck around to pick a fight, rather than leaving them be. He did have no reason to be there, so he could have made things a lot easier for everyone if he just listened.

    But no, he decides to be a smartass about it.

  6. lucimorland

    April 19, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Cops like him are why I didn’t cry on 9/11.

  7. Ted

    April 19, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Yeah the cop shouldn’t have blown up…but I probably would have too. This guy was looking to start trouble.

  8. Kathy Mull Howling

    April 19, 2014 at 3:22 am

    I agree..the driver was being an asshole

  9. Laura Moody

    April 19, 2014 at 3:28 am

    First, the author of the article needs to change the word rationale (a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or a particular belief) to RATIONAL (based on or in accordance with reason or logic).

    Secondly, the guy was LOOKING for a confrontation with the cops, which is not cool. The cop should have kept his temper, but I’m getting tired of people looking for their 15 minutes of fame by jerking the chains of public servants.

    The driver was a jerk.

  10. roninllc

    April 19, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Yeah gonna side with the Cop on this one cause this guy is harassing the officers on purpose and the filming it so he can play the “victim of crooked cops” crowd to his side.

    Would not be surprised if this guy has a record.

  11. Eric

    April 19, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Doesn’t matter – he was still right and the officer did assault him. If it were me, I wouldn’t want to be stopped for no good reason. Especially when I know my own rights.

  12. eldergothfather

    April 19, 2014 at 3:34 am

    So anyone who knows the law is a smarmy little prick? And what is your badge number?

  13. Travis Broschat

    April 19, 2014 at 3:39 am

    I agree 100% and there should be a law against going out and trying to provoke the police just to get yourself some sensational footage… However, the cop has to keep his composure, there’s no excuse for that outburst. If he can’t keep his composure with this smarmy prick, how can we expect him to keep his composure when lives are on the line and his decision can cost someone else their life. I truly hope that this guys actions do constitute obstruction of justice in his state, because I agree that he’s obstructing when he’s circling a crime scene filming for the express purpose of being a dick to police.

  14. GoFig

    April 19, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Somebody needs a donut.

  15. Dwight

    April 19, 2014 at 3:45 am

    I think the guy in the car was baiting the cop. That being said, So what? If this officer is so easily provoked then he needs to ride a desk. I wonder what became of the complaint against the officer for assault and battery? Was a formal complaint filed? If so was it followed up or was it swept under the carpet?

  16. Bo Croce

    April 19, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Doesn’t matter. No law against being a smarmy little prick.

  17. Roger L. Moore

    April 19, 2014 at 4:15 am

    I side with cop too and I don’t always. If that guy looks hard enough for trouble he’ll find it. Actually I think the cop did better than I would.

  18. Roger L. Moore

    April 19, 2014 at 4:17 am

    NOT roids, it’s called being a human being and not being treated like one.

  19. gottcha

    April 19, 2014 at 4:38 am

    As cops are public servants, the public has the right to film their action just like our employers have the right to monitor our actions.

  20. BlackKingHFC

    April 19, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Unless the driver was crossing crime scene markers, driving erratically, or behaving suspiciously (and that would need to be more than just driving around watching a cop all night) then the cop had no cause to pull him over.

  21. James Greene

    April 19, 2014 at 5:33 am

    His job is to deal with the public. The guy was being rude but he was being harassed by being stopped without probable cause. There is blame on both sides but it is up to the cop to be the professional and not lose his cool. If he is not able to do that in this calm situation, what is going to happen when a tense situation involving weapons and danger to the public arises?

  22. Aaron Cummings

    April 19, 2014 at 6:52 am

    The officer was correct here and the petulant little smart ass was trying to push the officer’s buttons on purpose.
    Yah, the officer lost his composure, but in a court of law, the officer has a valid point.
    If this individual is consistently following this officer, then the officer has a valid case for obstruction.
    I dont like many police either, but your distaste for something should not cloud your ability to evaluate the facts and see things as they are without being overly clouded by your previous bias.

  23. Denise Canter

    April 19, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Nah, this guy was being an ass. There was no reason for his behavior. I side with the cop, which is a rarity for me. And, the woman should have kept her meddling mouth shut, she was not being addressed.

  24. Dan Taylor

    April 19, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Cop definitely went nuts but the guy was kind of unfairly pushing him. If he really kept driving around the block for no reason I understand why the cop would look at it suspiciously. Everyone acted poorly in this situation.

  25. Eli

    April 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The dude was harassing the officer and circling the crime scene. He was causing a problem and intentionally trying to piss off the officer. The officer, predictably, got pissed.

    He was obstructing justice, and he should have been brought in for questioning.

  26. Thorsten Stier

    April 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

    When two arses meet…….

  27. Evelyn McElroy

    April 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

    That was kind of scary when he lost control. Cops need to be able to control their temper.

  28. truth

    April 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    And you would be wrong. Unless the kid was ACTUALLY interfering with police work, he has the right to drive where he wants to. This is a typical police intimidation trick ……… deny rights, in the name of ‘the law’. Then, the cop realizes he is wrong, and tries even more intimidation !! Kipco, how would you feel if this happened to you?

  29. Greg

    April 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    The police have to keep it professional. This gentlemen should not have even been stopped. The whole reason for the stop was to harass the guy. Definitely deserves a reprimand.

  30. cole

    April 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    so the cop, threatening to imprison this person on some made up charges for not complying with the officers unlawful orders is ok with you, The person was stating his Miranda rights to the officer to not have to answer any questions without legal representation, also he was excercising his freedom of movement that is granted to every citizen when it is concerning public space ie. the roads as long as the streets and roads are not prohibited he was breaking no law, following the police is not a crime while he is on duty, when he punches out and someone follows him then he has a complaint his rights from surveillance is being broken, but not while he is on duty doing the people work he can be followed and monitored unless it is dealing with a undercover investigation and the person in the car should have been warned about a ongoing investigation that would be jeopardized with him being there, since that was not the case and this was a regular beat cop the citizen was not in the wrong, and the officers behavior towards the citizens at least warrants non pay suspension to send the message to the cops that you don’t talk to your bosses in that manner, see the employee as gotten out of hand and it is time for the boss to enforce his will. the cop was in the wrong the citizen was right.

  31. crwells1991

    April 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    The first cop did overreact but there is a serious concern for the driver because he doesn’t know the intent of the driver before talking to him. If the driver wasn’t just looking to pick a fight but really just wanted to monitor police activity. They could have cooperated to that effect, say that, then ask where a safe distance would be. If the cop was uncooperative at that point then you have a legit issue but in the video, the cop could have thought the car was a hit squard. They’re trained so that every stop could be your last. Summary, cop 1 needs some stress training, cop 2 needs a congrats, driver needs to stop hurting the cause he’s being portrayed as helping.

  32. chip

    April 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I’m with you. The driver is a whiny little dick trying to instigate something in order to film it and become a YouTube/Vimeo darling.

  33. Michelle

    April 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    This driver is a major smart butt!!! Wish he would have been arrested for something.

  34. stephen

    April 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    yea I definitely side with the cop onthis one too. when a car repeated drives by a crimes scene of any kind. the police don’t know what to expect. they could be in danger for all they know, and whose to say that the person they’ve pulled over or whatever isn’t dangerous. that man was being a dick for the sake of being a dick. what if the person pulled over opened fire on the officers. it’s happened before. what if that man had gotten caught in the crossfire? some people just take their rights and common sense too far.

  35. Vince Cannava

    April 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I agree with Kipco, This isn’t an abuse of power, just the cop getting aggrivated with an asshole intent on making a name for himself by annoying a cop so much that he hopes he;ll slip up and loose control. News flash, cops are human. They will make mistakes but it doesn’t mean that society wont need them. Unless you’ve figured out the answer to stop crime before it happens.

  36. czmdm

    April 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Cop had no legitimate right to stop him. Cops cannot just tell people where they can drive or not without a court order. The cop was a lunatic.

  37. bob

    April 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    cop is right

  38. Jack B.

    April 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Would you happen to know which section of the penal code details where it’s against the law to be a smarmy little prick?

  39. hotoro

    April 19, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Because cops allowed to carry a lethal weapon shouldn’t be held to a standard of not flipping out like a crazy person when someone’s rude to them. The guy may’ve been following in order to video tape misconduct. I won’t dispute that. But he was looking for misconduct, and he got it. The cop had a choice to act like a representative of the law and instead flipped out like a nut. Also, as far as the obstruction claim, it’s no one’s fault but the cop’s own if he cannot focus. He’s actually telling this guy he’s going to arrest him because, as an officer of the law, he’s incapable of maintaining his focus at a crime scene because a civilian is doing something perfectly legal that he doesn’t like.

    This officer needs to learn to control himself or he needs to move onto a profession where his rage issues aren’t going to endanger the lives of people around him.

  40. PasserBy

    April 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I have no problem with ordinary citizens keeping police offers in check, I am on the officer’s side here. This guy was just picking a fight. In doing so, the officer is correct, it does pull focus away from doing his job and puts others at risk. I would have blown up a full minute sooner than the officer did.

  41. Linda Warren

    April 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Just another bully with a badge & gun – so many of them making their presence known lately though some of them use their weapons on the innocent . In order to insure our safety during attacks from our ‘protectors’ in blue – record everything & know your rights . Intimidation is Bullying .

  42. darkwingmantis

    April 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    he was enacting his protected rights and felt harrassed, there is no law saying that a person cannot travel as they wish and there was no reason that the cop should have pulled him over. Exercising freedom this way is just as legit as exercising your freedom to open carry like the videos that have surfaced recently. What is good for the goose is good for the gander

  43. Ross Healy

    April 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I agree with Kipco. The driver and the woman with him were just trying to pick a fight with a cop to get him on film losing his cool. While the officer obliged, this is cop-baiting at its worst, and people like these two , quoting their rights, are what cause problems very quickly. Lack of context also helps the them. From what the officer said, they were following the police around, just waiting to take an incriminating video. These two are idiots who are too bored to do something productive with their lives.

  44. BBB

    April 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I agree this driver was looking for a fight and continually baited this cop.

  45. Tim Gourley

    April 19, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    But still right

  46. Anna Sefalik

    April 20, 2014 at 5:27 am

    No law against being a smarmy prick. The cop was the one who escalated the incident. He should have simply ignored the driver.He had no reason to stop him.
    His argument that the driver caused him to “lose his focus” is not the driver’s problem. The cop is the one who chose to shift his focus from the scene to the driver. If the cops wanted the scene clear, they could have erected barricades to divert traffic.

  47. Paul Brunner

    April 20, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Beautiful! The only way to keep the ops in check is to watch them.

  48. Counterglow

    April 20, 2014 at 5:50 am

    So constitutional rights are only for people who pass your personal criteria for likeability?

    Please grow up.

  49. Andrew Bugbee

    April 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    What!?!? Standing up for your constitutionally protected rights makes you wrong? You’re a fascist idiot.

  50. Hampton Innes

    April 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    That’s not what I saw. I saw a person asking reasonable questions in the face of intimidation. The cop was obviously used to people just caving into the gun and the uniform, and when he was asked to justify his actions, he had nothing, was confronted with the fact he had nothing, and lost it.

    Are you saying you advocate the violation of a person’s civil rights based on their tone of voice? Sounding a bit “smarmy” justifies abuse by a supposedly professional law enforcement official? I didn’t even see the smarm you’re referring to. I saw reasonable behavior.

  51. jesse

    April 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Side the cop guy is causing a problem

  52. Andrew Bugbee

    April 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Yeah, because standing up for your rights is nothing but starting trouble. Jeez!

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