This is once again why it should be a duty of every civilian to videotape police whenever one sees them. Cops have yet to prove to us that they take their oath to serve and protect the civilians seriously so until such time as they start taking the oath seriously, instead of using their jobs to boost their own egos and assault, falsely arrest and falsely charge innocent civilians, assume that they are up to no good. Until such time as they are there for us, not against us, assume that the cops are intending to violate somebody’s civil rights, and film them. Always make it your duty to film the cops because they have yet to give us a reason not to.
Meathead in this video proves that he doesn’t care that a civilian didn’t break any laws. Maintaining the law and respecting the freedom of civilians who don’t break it is clearly not on his agenda as a cop. He thinks that because he’s a cop and you’re not, you must give up your rights so he can have his way. And as we se way too often, he’s not the only one.
It would appear that the civilian in this video understands that cops on duty are up to no good and as such, he understood the importance of filming them in order to protect the civilian they were looking to abuse. Turned up, he himself was that civilian, but since his cameras were rolling, he saved his own ass. The meathead cared not that by filming them, even if it meant following them, the civilian was not breaking any law. As a cop, he doesn’t care about the law, only about his own gratification from abusing someone because he knows he will get away with it.
Luckily in this case, the meathead’s partner realized that the video the civilian was filming would be a proof beyond any doubt that they had abused their badges and ended the standoff by forcing the abusive, threatening and insulting cop away. Would he have done the same has it not been communicated to him that they are being videotaped?
We all need to start filming cops lest we all end up faced with the threat of having our lives ruined by a power tripping cop for no reason other than because he has the power to make you a victim and you don’t. If we all start filming every second of their active duty as so called public servants and peace officers, perhaps then, and certainly only then will the cops stop acting as abusers and start being actual public servants and peace officers.
Props to Best Gore member NuvosOrdo for the video: