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WATCH: Lying Cops Get Owned as They Try to Intimidate Rights-Flexing Attorney

Wilmington, NC — A powerful video, taken by an attorney while being harassed by police, illustrates the power of filming — and why cops will lie through their teeth, apply intimidation tactics, and threaten you to get you to stop it.

Attorney Jesse Bright, who works as an Uber driver in his spare time, was on a round trip drive, bringing a man who works as a pet groomer to pick up his paycheck on Feb. 26. During the first Uber stop, police suddenly surrounded the vehicle and forced the passenger to submit to a search because they were near a known “drug house.”

For his safety and to account for the officers’ actions, Bright began filming. When Sergeant Kenneth Becker saw that he was recording, that’s when the lies, threats, and intimidation began.

Officer: Hey bud, turn that off, OK?

Bright: No, I’ll keep recording. Thank you. It’s my right.

Officer: Don’t record me. You got me?

Bright: Look, you’re a police officer on duty. I can record you.

Becker then walks to driver’s side of vehicle to escalate the level of intimidation.

Officer: Be careful because there is a new law. Turn it off or I’ll take you to jail.

Bright: For recording you? What is the law?

Officer: Step out of the car.

Bright: What are you arresting me for? I’m sitting here in my car. I’m just recording in case anything happens. I’m surrounded by five police officers.

Officer: You’re being a jerk.

Bright: I’m scared right now. I’m not being a jerk. I’m recording in case anything happens.

Officer: You better hope we don’t find something in your car?

Bright: You’re not searching my car?

Officer: I’m going to search your car.

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Bright: You’re not searching my car.

To apply yet another level of intimidation on a man for the sole reason that he was asserting his rights, this belligerent cops then calls for a K-9 unit.

Bright: Bring the K-9s. I don’t care. I know my rights.

Officer: I hope so. I know what the law is.

Bright: I know the law. I’m an attorney, so I would hope I know what the law is.

Officer: And an Uber driver?

The cops couldn’t believe that an attorney could also work in his spare time to earn extra money.

For the next several minutes, the cops teamed up on Bright and continued their intimidation. However, Bright did not back down.

While the video was rolling, Bright held all the power and the cops knew this — thus, the reason for them trying to force him to stop filming. Finally, the cops, without Bright’s consent, intimidated him to the point where he was unlawfully coerced into conceding to a search. According to Bright, they falsely claimed their K9 alerted to the car and proceeded to get back at him for asserting his right and embarrassing them. The video also confirms this, since the dog never stopped or ‘alerted’ to anything.

As the Free Thought Project has pointed out many times before, cops falsely claim their dogs alert to substances all the time. After they claimed the dog ‘alerted’, the belligerent cop then made a snide remark about the false alert.

“Funny how he’s real interested in your car, huh?” says the cop as the dog seems to only be interested in the toy his handler has.

“How’s that funny?” asks Bright as he points out this unprofessional officer’s conduct.

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On Wednesday, Bright sent an email to WECT, explaining the situation.

At that time, the K-9 unit arrived at scene. I repeatedly asked the Sergeant and the K-9 what the dog’s indicator was, to indicate that he smelled narcotics in the vehicle. They refused to tell me. The K-9 lead the dog around my car 1 time, in which the dog did nothing but sniff the vehicle. He didn’t seem to make any indication at all towards the vehicle, besides sniffing in the places that the K-9 told him to sniff. After the sniff was done, the Sgt immediately went into my vehicle without my permission, and did a full search, checking all areas of the car, and pulling everything out of the center console and glove box. During the search, I was told I had to let them search my body as well, which they did. He found absolutely nothing illegal in my vehicle, or my person, and eventually walked back to his car. Another officer told me that me and my Uber passenger were free to go.

Chief Ralph Evangelous issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the videos:

“Taking photographs and videos of people that are in plain sight including the police is your legal right. As a matter of fact we invite citizens to do so when they believe it is necessary. We believe that public videos help to protect the police as well as our citizens and provide critical information during police and citizen interaction.”

However, as the video below shows, his officers apparently do not feel the same way.

The office then released another statement noting that the lying and bullying cops were wrong, but will not be punished and, instead, received ‘counseling’ — for being utterly derelict and oppressive.

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According to WECT, Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said there is no internal investigation in that department because their deputy did not violate anything.

Sheriff McMahon has viewed the Uber driver’s video and believes it is clear that Officers were incorrect in stating that it was illegal to record the encounter. Not only does the Sheriff agree that it is legal to record encounters, he invites citizens to do so. As a result, the Deputy involved has been counseled.

 

Additionally, in keeping with Sheriff McMahon’s practice of openness and transparency with the citizens that we serve, he has instructed his Staff to ensure that each Deputy has been provided with information about the citizen’s right to record encounters with law enforcement officers.

And just like that, cops can be filmed in a blatant act of intimidation and oppression, caught lying through their teeth — and nothing happens. Sadly, people still wonder why there are protests. Had Bright not pulled out his camera and filmed, this situation could have gone far worse.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. , Steemit, and now on Facebook.

  • john smith

    if it pleases the crown could you make public the addresses we are not allowed to stop at

    • Phil Freeman

      I have posted addresses and got grief for it. In spite of it being public information.

      • I’ve made 104000 dollars in last 12 months by working from my house and I did that by w­o­r­k­i­n­g part time f­o­r 3+ hours on daily basis. I was following a money making opportunity I came across online and I am happy that i made so much money. It’s really beginner friendly a­­n­­d I’m so grateful that i discovered this. Check out what I did… http://budget25.weebly.com

      • The Cat’s Vagina

        That’s not what he was talking about, but it genuinely pleases me that you’re still butthurt about that. It brings me JOY to watch you whine about it – just thought you’d like to know!

        • Phil Freeman

          I don’t give a fuck about what pleases you. I merely demonstrate the shameful hypocrisy that you and other spineless jellyfish offer here. Lots of soup coolers flapping, zero ballsack. Weak, lame and lazy. Just do what you’re told, got it?

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            *chortles* You’re the one who stopped posting addresses, kiddo!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd2IbH38hys

            If you a scared motherfucker go to church
            If you a gutter motherfucker do your dirt
            If you a down motherfucker put in work
            IF you a crazy motherfucker go berzerk

          • Phil Freeman

            I did so at Matt’s request. You’re not very bright. Which explains the relegated position of addressing the base primal urges of men on a phone. A diminished capacity on both ends it would seem. Rave on. I’m sure mother’s bursting with pride.

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            Is that all you’ve got, Mr. Freeman – a cheap shot at my occupation and a mention of my mother? C’mon, be more interesting and original than that if you want to maintain my attention. Seriously, I bore easily… which means I’ll shut up if you do. Now you have a choice to make… continue engaging me and demonstrate your continued craving for said attention… or prove that you really don’t care what I think and just walk away. I have several hours to kill and plenty more to do, so either way works fine for me. *goes back to watching Firefly*

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            “I did so at Matt’s request.” So you did as you were told, despite having such a STRONG belief in your policy of posting personal addresses. *snorts* Pussy!

          • Phil Freeman

            You sure enjoy flapping those soup coolers. A 9:2 comment ratio. I was asked, not told. I honoured the request. You need recognition something awful. Geezuz on a stick…

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            You weren’t just idly asked – you were warned that doing it again would get you banned, but nice try on pretending it’s voluntary.

          • Phil Freeman

            Matt asked for legal reasons that I refrain. I advised him the information was publicly available. He said if that is the case, which it is thst its not a problem. A agreed not to pist them due to the flack they were getting. I don’t give s fuck about being banned you idiot. If that’s nit obvious to You by now then you’re mire dense than I supposed originally. Go back and look at the thread. Einstein.

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            You sound drunk. Your typing is slurred.

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            *does so* We’re both right, technically. You were asked AND warned. Your compliance in this matter is NOT a personal favor to Mr. Agorist. http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-threatening-charges-police-america/#comment-3135833288

          • Phil Freeman

            I bet I post another one. Ban me. Less ill hear from you the better. You’re full of yourself. I suspect there’s a reason it phone sex. I imagine a face to face would net far less in income. Nevertheless, you established that you’re a prostitute the difference is media. Let your freak flag fly.

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            *chuckles merrily* I prefer the word whore.

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            I don’t mind doing as I’m told by people that I trust. I’m mature enough to concede my own will to the greater good. You should try it sometimes – shears a LOT of negative emotion from your life.

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            One of the wisest religious commandments ever written comes from the Satanic Church, of all places. “Do not complain about that to which you need not subject yourself.”

        • billdeserthills

          I blocked Phil, but I’m glad to hear it

      • The Cat’s Vagina

        *leans in and whispers* Gotten is the correct conjugation there.

  • The Cat’s Vagina

    The cops couldn’t believe that an attorney could also work in his spare time to earn extra money.

    Lawyers don’t make as much money as people seem to think they do… mostly because there is a LOT of competition by people who think lawyerin’ is an easy way to get rich.

  • David Daisy May Boldock

    “Taking photographs and videos of people that are in plain sight including the police is your legal right. As a matter of fact we invite citizens to do so when they believe it is necessary. We believe that public videos help to protect the police as well as our citizens and provide critical information during police and citizen interaction.” Citizens surely needs to be renamed victims.

  • searchlight

    the look would help him out

  • Abz B Zbas

    “Be careful because there is a new law. Turn it off or I’ll take you to jail.”
    This cop is absolutely right. There is a new law. It’s called you’re an asshole, pig.

  • 1blueadept2

    the fat cop should be fired for attempted intimidation

  • 1blueadept2

    melatonin is over the counter herbal suppliment

  • Jeff McCormack

    The fat cop should be fired, and the dog should be retired for obviously failing at its job.

    • The dog? The dog did his job. Never indicated a hit on anything in the car because there wasn’t. The cop just lied and said the dog hit on something because he knew the dog couldn’t say otherwise.

      • Kat Daniel

        Actually the dog did indicate that it smelled something, however while the office was searching the passenger he was placing the evidence in the seat of passenger’s car. Which would make the dog be alerted that was something in the car…We couldn’t see if the dog hit on anything on the other side (drivers side) due to it being out of camera view.

        • Glenn

          I missed that in the video. Please point out where you saw that??

          • Kat Daniel

            It’s in the second video the first few seconds, you can see they are clearly laying evidence in the seat. Then later they ask the driver it that stuff yours? he says “no, it’s not. I don’t know what it is, but it’s not mine.”

          • Glenn

            I agree with you that he does set something in the seat along with many other articles. It appears that the video was edited and does not show how all of that stuff made it on the seat. If it was placed there originally by the officer that is a felony and all evidence from the stop is fruit of the forbidden tree.

            Good catch Kat.

          • Kat Daniel

            The Exclusionary rule or the “fruit of the poisonous tree” would apply here as a unreasonable search and if it went to trial it would have been excluded, he did well by using his camera to protect him in this situation.
            Thanks…(Criminal Justice Major) 😉

          • David Benjamin

            “I’m filming in case anything happens”. Best idea in his young legal career

      • Jeff McCormack

        What I meant to imply was – IF they (cops) agree the dog indicated, yet there was zero found, then the dog gave a false indicator and should be retired for failure (based on their standard).

  • Bj Farley

    I believe cops are using the “dog hit on something” as an excuse to search property that otherwise they would have no probable cause to search. Does a dog ever not “hit” on something on a car? Watching Live PD, I haven’t seen a cop use the dogs non hit and walk away!

    • Gordon Klock

      Some cops have even secretly admitted that the dogs are usually responding to a secret clue from the cop, shifting weight to one foot, scratching the forehead, etc, & not anything, that the dog smells….

      • Glenn

        Proof?

        • Gordon Klock

          “Proof” as to a ‘secret admission’, about such subtle techniques, is largely (as you probably already know,) impossible, & I guess the only reason that I tend to give any such claims any credence, in the first place, is due to the ugly track record, & series of ‘shocking’ revelations as to many cops, (& sometimes entire departments) keep getting caught lying through their teeth, & enjoying the fact that a mostly corrupt legal system, & professionally lying media almost always have their backs, making all this extremely dangerous for all the decent cops, & legal personel, in the future…
          Makes those stories about future “interment camps”, etc, look all too true..,.
          (& this must be the most long-winded response to a single word, I ever had)…

    • Ed

      But it puts pie in their face when they find nothing! You’re free to go!

  • Hugh Culliton

    Just listened to the news – that NC cop that drop-slammed a teen girl less than 1/4 of his size, and hard enough to inflict a brain injury WILL NOT BE CHARGED! So police harassment, such as that bestowed on the Uber driver, isn’t a big shocker.

    • Steen

      Dindus need to know their place, by the time they get to middle school and especially high school is too late. Their culture doesn’t parenting is so god awful they have zero respect for authorities. Hopefully that cop tuning her up knocked some sense into her little snatch brain.

      • Hugh Culliton

        Oh. You’re another one of those.

  • Mike

    Ban cops from using dogs, they are not responsible enough and it’s inhumane for a dog to have to be around cops all day!!! Drug sniffing dogs are useless, as the handler can say they reacted to anything as a reason to infringe on your 4th amendment rights. Notice how they would not tell the victim how the dog alerts the handler when it smells drugs. Both these cops need to be fired!!!

    • The handlers can command the dogs to alert too, with a barely audible command. Shady business.

      • The Cat’s Vagina

        Not even a verbal command – dogs communicate with each other mostly through body language, so it’s actually easier to train them to respond to a signal than a word.

    • john smith

      i think the dog should have to testify on what it detected
      and that if it detected it in the public parking lot or in the car
      the officer clearly stated if drugs were ever in that location that the dog would detect it (meaning parking lot also)

      • disqus_ZBXJDbYJHe

        Poor dog would have to face retaliation from his/her human cops if he/she told the truth.

      • billdeserthills

        I can just see that dog in court now,
        swearing to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, “Ruff, Ruff”

    • Glenn

      After 18 1/2 years with a medium sized police department I would appreciate any of you making comments about the way a dog alerts, how they or the officers are trained backup your comments with verifiable facts. Also make sure you site the location of the facts! There are bad apples out there but not every one of them.

      • raz-0

        You forget the rest of the phrase. The bad apples spoil the bunch.

        The fact that they get to stay out there is the problem. Yeah you may not actively shake people down or whatever the issue is, but if you declare the ones that do as being on the same side as you and protect them and don’t punish them for breaking the law, you enable the behavior systemically.

        As for k-9 units, they get trained to signal in a specific way. That means that behavior is teachable as a separate act. That means that act has multiple inducing stimuli, alerting on an actual scent, and being commanded to perform the alert behavior.

        This works fine where the situation is for example searching and airport for explosives. The goal is to actually find the threat by using a method that makes searching achievable rather than insurmountable, not to generate excuses to go fishing and justify a search in the first place. There is zero reward for a false positive being generated.

        Once it is used as justification for escalating an investigation with no other evidence, there is a negative for the dog not alerting, and that ambiguity is begging to be exploited. More over, nobody but the person issuing the command can determine which stimulus was used to elicit the response.

        You can watch thousands of videos on training dogs to sniff stuff out. Just put nose work training in youtube.

        K-9s are fine as tools they are shit as evidence and justification.

      • henrybowmanaz

        Oh for heaven’s sake, Google “Clever Hans” The officers can do it without even realizing they’re doing it. Of course, some of them just do it because they’re dicks.

      • Simon

        This is why cops need to make more noise about their coworkers doing the wrong thing, instead of closing ranks around them.

        The dog was clearly a ruse to bully the driver that they clearly had nothing on, they should be penalized in some way, even as little as having $50 deducted from that weeks pay.

        While they are wrongfully bullying someone, they aren’t available to their employer, the public, to provide police protection, there should be some penalty for them being effectively off duty while being paid to work.

      • CAWS

        Studies have been done that show most scenting dogs are accurate only 19% of the time. Teaching a dog to alert on command is easy. Just like the guy who got free drinks in the bar because his little dog could add, subtract, multiply, & divide. A very subtle cue [opening & closing thumb & index finger] was given & when the dog barked the answer the man wold close fingers to stop him barking at the right number. Of course the handler has to be able to do math ….

    • David Benjamin

      Give that driver an award for being so patient and understanding..and letting the cops do their jobs…whether it was a bullshit search, or not.

    • billdeserthills

      I think they didn’t tell how the dog acts when alerted, cause being typical stupid cops,
      I mean just a small part of America’s largest gang, they really don’t know themselves

  • quadeddie

    The only person getting “owned” was the lawyer. Waste of time video.

    • Democratus

      The lawyer was owned … by a gang of lying, fascist, totalitarian, brainwashed bullies representing a growing drift to authoritarian rule.

  • Angel Riley Wolf

    Cops are garbage,pure and simple.

    • Glenn

      You should be locked out of being able to call for help!

      • haauwnk

        Help? Help in what, getting you or a family member killed?

      • billdeserthills

        Probably better off not calling a cop for help. Need help, call someone who cares about helping you
        Feel like becoming a victim–Just dial 911 it’s fast & easy

        Need someone to come right away and kill your beloved?
        Call a Cop

  • Democratus

    The fat pig could have planted contraband in the Uber guy’s car and then say lookee what I found. The pigs are disgusting, fascist assholes.

  • Ernesto Rosete

    Never let cops know they’re being RECORDED. He’s a public official therefore you don’t need his permission to record him. The video is your work product not theirs (something stupid blubber brain cops don’t seem to comprehend) and they definitely have no right over it and despite how much they insist by calling it their “evidence” you must refuse at all cost unless you want to loose the only proof that can exonerate you from the mess. And if they’re right about anything its the fact that it is evidence, just not theirs (in other words what these punks mean to say is, it’s evidence that can be used against them). If you’re not getting paid to film then it’s not your job to capture or record anything for them so never give up your footage!!!

  • Ernesto Rosete

    Never let cops know they’re being RECORDED. They’re public official(s) therefore you don’t need his permission to record him. The video is your
    work product not theirs (something stupid blubber brain cops don’t seem
    to comprehend) and they definitely have no right over it and despite
    how much they insist by calling it their “evidence” you must refuse at
    all cost unless you want to loose the only proof that can exonerate you
    from the mess. And if they’re right about anything its the fact that it
    is evidence, just not theirs (in other words what these punks mean to
    say is, it’s evidence that can be used against them). If you’re not
    getting paid to film then it’s not your job to capture or record
    anything for them so never give up your footage!!!

  • Ernesto Rosete

    Never let cops know they’re being RECORDED. They’re public official(s)
    therefore you don’t need their permission to record them. The video is your work product not theirs (something stupid blubber brain cops don’t seem to comprehend) and they definitely have no right over it, unless you want to loose the only proof that can exonerate you from the injustice then be my guest and “cooperate”. However despite how much they insist by calling it their “evidence” you must refuse at all cost and if they’re right about anything its the fact that it is evidence, just not theirs (in other words what these punks mean to say is, it’s evidence that can be used against them). Plus, how are we ever supposed to know if they’re corrupt or not if they’re aware they’re under surveillance. Furthermore,if you’re not getting paid to film then it’s not your job to capture or record anything for them so never give up your footage!!!

  • Ernesto Rosete

    Never let cops know they’re being RECORDED. They’re public official(s) therefore
    you don’t need their permission to record them. The video is your
    “work-product” not theirs (something stupid blubber brain cops don’t
    seem to comprehend) and they definitely have no right over it, unless
    you want to loose the only proof that can exonerate you from the
    injustice then be my guest and “cooperate.” However despite how much
    they insist by calling it their “evidence” you must refuse at all cost
    and if they’re right about anything its the fact that it is evidence,
    just not theirs (in other words what these punks mean to say is, it’s
    evidence that can be used against them). Plus, how are we ever supposed
    to crackdown on police perps if their aware they’re under
    surveillance. Furthermore, if you’re not getting paid to film then it’s
    not your job to capture or record anything for them so never give up
    your footage!!

  • Ben Shafer

    The dogs are a money making scam, pure and simple. If your poor, non white you will be a victim for profit.

  • Kountry Bumpkin

    What the SS says is their policy, the law and your rights in public is completely different from what they say and do behind closed doors. We all know these SS members are encouraged to do this very thing when they’re all together behind closed doors away from the public eye.

  • Hubert Harrison

    This type of police behavior is common throughout America. When people see this type of behavior coming from cops they will rightfully say that the cop in question is obviously wrong. Those same people would say that this behavior is even common throughout America. But, those same people would turn around and give a cop the saint treatment if the cop in question, lets say, shot an African American and there was no cameras to capture what happen. Therefore, people would be more inclined to believe a case of police misconduct if and only if there is video footage of the cop in question acting like a gestapo.

  • Ian

    Another day another reason to forget ever visting the ‘land of the free’. In the unlikely event that I visit the U.S, it will be with a fully charged battery on my phone and with printed documentation of every state’s law on filming officers.

  • Inalienable Rights

    As an uber driver in the act of Commerce. You fall under U.C.C. laws and not natural human law. So this guy is an idiot lawyer.

  • tz1

    The dog always indicates.
    If it wags its tail, it is an indicator.
    If it doesn’t gag, it is an indicator.

  • TechGump

    They’re all pigs. Not a good copy exists. That’s an oxymoron.

    • Glenn

      Look in a mirror and what do you see?

  • ♓Ξ▲ѴƳ Ƙ∆RM∆~Ð∈ßϯ SᏝ▲V∈

    Highly deceptive malicious *LYING* Pigs earning their “Cause and Effect” Heavy Karma Debt Load for all future hellish reincarnations to suffer with. Hah, experience everything you need you liar lowlife pigs ..

  • News Across

    Did he file police misconduct charges against each of the officers who committed an act of police misconduct?

    If not, he should have and here is why he should have filed misconduct charges against the police.

    1.) each one committed multiple counts of police misconduct and such acts are plain to see in the video.

    2.) each charge of misconduct REQUIRES the police management to sanction the officer until the charge has been investigated (desk duty or worse — cop hell) and a conclusion reached.

    3.) Pattern of Misconduct: This matters and its why every act of police misconduct should be reported asap. Each time a police officer is accused of police misconduct, no matter whether its determined a misconduct occurred — or not — the charge is added to a tally which you and any other member of the public can see when you get a copy of his/her (the cop’s) public employee file — which you have a RIGHT to see. in the local Police handbook — every dept has one and they are all online — you will find that when police officers have been accused of a specific upper limit number of acts of police misconduct, they are immediately fired for PATTERN OF MISCONDUCT. Management has no other choice once the officer has accumulated enough accusations of misconduct.

    Don’t be afraid of the cops folks — fight back using the law and you will win!! Assert your rights politely during the police encounter, get their names by glancing at their name tag — YOU DO NOT NEED THEIR PUBLIC EMPLOYEE SERVICE NUMBER BUT IF YOU HAPPEN TO GET IT THEN IT HELPS — BUT ITS NOT NECESSARY. Don’t ask for it. Don’t ask their name and do not call them by their name — only call them Officer and nothing else. You don’t want them to know you are planning to level misconduct charges. Just quietly look at their name plate above or below their badge and commit it to memory. Also, the police officer in charge is required to write a complete report of each and every encounter the police have with the public — you have a right to go down and for a small copy fee (usually $5) you can get a copy of the report. On that report you will find the names of all the officers involved and specifically the officer in charge. Get a copy of his employee file while you are there — you have a right to that also. Then report the misconduct to his supervisors. If you have an attorney, ask him to write up the charge for you — they know exactly what to say — and its worth the $50 bucks. If that officer ever bothers you again…well you can add a new charge — police harassment (he is harassing me because I filed a misconduct charge against him in the past).

    DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASSERT YOUR RIGHTS — NEVER CONSENT TO A SEARCH — NEVER!!!

  • News Across

    Did he file police misconduct charges against each of the officers who committed an act of police misconduct?

    If not, he should have and here is why he should have filed misconduct charges against the police.

    1.) each one committed multiple counts of police misconduct and such acts are plain to see in the video.

    2.) each charge of misconduct REQUIRES the police management to sanction the officer until the charge has been investigated (desk duty or worse — cop hell) and a conclusion reached.

    3.) Pattern of Misconduct: This matters and its why every act of police misconduct should be reported asap. Each time a police officer is accused of police misconduct, no matter whether its determined a misconduct occurred — or not — the charge is added to a tally which you and any other member of the public can see when you get a copy of his/her (the cop’s) public employee file — which you have a RIGHT to see. in the local Police handbook — every dept has one and they are all online — you will find that when police officers have been accused of a specific upper limit number of acts of police misconduct, they are immediately fired for PATTERN OF MISCONDUCT. Management has no other choice once the officer has accumulated enough accusations of misconduct.

    Don’t be afraid of the cops folks — fight back using the law and you will win!! Assert your rights politely during the police encounter, get their names by glancing at their name tag — YOU DO NOT NEED THEIR PUBLIC EMPLOYEE SERVICE NUMBER BUT IF YOU HAPPEN TO GET IT THEN IT HELPS — BUT ITS NOT NECESSARY. Don’t ask for it. Don’t ask their name and do not call them by their name — only call them Officer and nothing else. You don’t want them to know you are planning to level misconduct charges. Just quietly look at their name plate above or below their badge and commit it to memory. Also, the police officer in charge is required to write a complete report of each and every encounter the police have with the public — you have a right to go down and for a small copy fee (usually $5) you can get a copy of the report. On that report you will find the names of all the officers involved and specifically the officer in charge. Get a copy of his employee file while you are there — you have a right to that also. Then report the misconduct to his supervisors. If you have an attorney, ask him to write up the charge for you — they know exactly what to say — and its worth the $50 bucks. If that officer ever bothers you again…well you can add a new charge — police harassment (he is harassing me because I filed a misconduct charge against him in the past).

    DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASSERT YOUR RIGHTS — NEVER CONSENT TO A SEARCH — NEVER!!!!

  • Mark Savage

    “The vehicle has a history”,,,,,yet in 2 years it hasnt been puled over,,,why not?. Outright lies because his intimidation wasnt working. Land of the free,,,what a joke.

    • News Across

      The police do have the right to lie to you about most things and some things not at all. If you ask if you are being detained, they must eventually answer you with yes or no and it must be truthful. You next words if they say yes should always be “I demand to speak with my attorney immediately (even if you do not have one currently, clearly you plan to hire one AT YOUR FIRST CONVENIENT OPPORTUNITY)

      The police would like you to believe that you must remain detained until your attorney shows up. This is not true nor do you have to speak with them at all — even if your attorney is present. Holding you on a charge of “not answering their questions” won’t get it. They cannot even threaten you for exercising and asserting your rights — without committing an unlawful act of misconduct and guaranteeing any other charges will all be throw out at your first hearing. The police can detain you for a short time — such as a traffic stop — but only for a reasonable period of time (10 minutes) to write out the ticket. don not sign anything — even if they demand you sign something.

      But they can lie to you and say this car has been involved in this and that and whatever lie they want — you just remain silent and assert your rights — and politely ask for your ticket “please” and do it often –no matter what the cops say or do.

      Also, file a misconduct charge against the charging officer (his name will appear on the ticket and/or on the report he must file before the next day). See my comment on this for more below.

      • Glenn

        Excellent response. Everything said here is a fact and I would follow it to the letter if it is me. As an ex police officer the only thing I would ad is in the State of Washington failure to sign a civil infraction (traffic ticket) is cause for intimidate suspension of your drivers license while awaiting a hearing. If the citation is not contested the drivers license will be suspended until the fine is paid and a reinstatement fee paid.
        RCW 46.63.000 – 060

        • raz-0

          Also these days, if you are choosing to remain silent you have to state you are exercising that right to not have be usable as incriminating evidence.

      • billdeserthills

        The supreme court has already ruled that the police may lie or even break the law
        while they are doing their job to bust your monkey ass

        (nothing personal News Across)

  • Bob Barker

    LOL….at the end of the search, when nothing was discovered…..I would have gotten snide with the dickhead cop and said ‘not much of a mutt ya got there…..whatcha do, grab him from the pound this morning ?”

    • News Across

      Well remember, the police typically are only doing their job. They are also typically very well trained at their job and we, their employers, the public, give the police officers all the tools they need to do their job — within limits such as committing an act of police misconduct. Be polite but always assert your rights — if necessary sort it all out in court but making comments that guarantee the officer will be hostile with you will never help your case nor does it make the cop’s job — a job we the public hired him to do within lawful limits — any easier.

      • Bob Barker

        “but making comments that guarantee the officer will be hostile with you”

        LOL….as evident in the video…the dickhead already WAS hostile.

        At the end of the search, (and was evident in the video) and nothing was found……what else could they do to him……..beat him to death for making the same kind of snide comment the dickhead cop was making through-out the stop ?

        At that point, the dickhead cops had no other choice but to walk away….especially since this guy captured it all on video and the fact that the guy was an attorney.

        I see no reason why NOT to make the gestapo’s ‘job’ a little more difficult….especially since they consider it their ‘job’ to make people’s lives more difficult.

        • News Across

          Absolutely in this case there were acts of police misconduct — no argument there. Hence my question in a comment earlier, were police misconduct charges filed if for no other purpose that to ensure that the cop is one complaint closer to termination (Pattern of Misconduct)?

          • Bob Barker

            “if for no other purpose that to ensure that the cop is one complaint closer to termination (Pattern of Misconduct)?”

            I suspect THAT bar is higher than anybody might believe.

            The PBA and the various police unions would have it no other way.

          • News Across

            They do not make the rules. Pattern of Misconduct is the most exercised reason for termination used by police depts. The specific number that qualifies as the termination point is clearly stated in ever depts police handbook — which you can get a free copy of at the dept or online. Every charge of misconduct is added to the officer’s tally and is displayed in his public employee file — which you have a right to see and have a copy of — and the charge is added to the tally even if the officer is cleared of all charges.

          • Bob Barker

            No, they don’t make the rules….but they sure as hell negotiate the contracts and the conditions of employment thereof.

            How do you think this ‘limited immunity’ thing came about way back when ?

            It wasn’t the municipalities that lobbied for that…..because for the most part, they are on the hook for any misconduct anyways…….it’s the cops, the PBA, and their lawyers that lobbied legislatures and the federal government to provide this ‘limited immunity’……

            It’s also the same people that fight the concept of forcing cops to carry their own type of ‘malpractice insurance’ and removing this ‘limited immunity’ that would hold cops (well, their insurance companies) financially responsible for their malfeasance.

          • News Across

            There is no such thing as the police deciding how or when Pattern of Misconduct is applied. The police have zero say in it and there is no such thing as “immunity to a charge of police misconduct.” All the specifics of police misconduct are specified in the supporting legislation (aka — the law — the written law) and all legislation are superior to anything in a contract (making such a clause “Void”) — (come on man, this is real basic 1st year law school stuff).

          • Bob Barker

            “”immunity to a charge of police misconduct.”

            I’m sorry, I used the wrong word…it’s called QUALIFIED immunity :

            ““Qualified immunity balances two important interests—the need to hold
            public officials accountable when they exercise power irresponsibly and
            the need to shield officials from harassment, distraction, and liability
            when they perform their duties reasonably.”

            What about the above article and videos do you consider ‘reasonable’ ?

          • News Across

            The number of raw charges of police misconduct are added to the police officer’s tally regardless of the outcome of the investigation. See your local police handbook for more on that.

          • Bob Barker

            I never made claim otherwise……the claim I DID make is that “I suspect THAT bar is higher than anybody might believe.”

            Again, The PBA and the various police unions would have it no other way.

          • Bob Barker

            ” Every charge of misconduct is added to the officer’s tally and is displayed in his public employee file”

            Also, I think you are mis-informed :

            “Transparency in Law Enforcement

            Across America, many federal, state, and local law enforcement
            agencies closely guard information relating to both the government’s use
            of force and the conduct records (and sometimes even identities) of the
            officers empowered to wield that force. The appropriate use of the
            immense powers with which law enforcement agencies are entrusted depends
            on the public’s ability to hold those agencies accountable, and those
            agencies can only be held accountable when the public has sufficient
            access to information.

            The push for transparency in law enforcement is a constant struggle
            involving citizens, police officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and
            judges, the end result of which is a complex patchwork of different
            policies. There are several ways in which police transparency (or its
            absence) is manifested in our justice system.

            Access to personnel misconduct files

            The personnel files of police officers often contain material that is
            relevant both to people charged with a crime and to the public more
            generally, but government officials often have powerful incentives to
            shield that information from public view. While some jurisdictions make
            citizen complaints of police misconduct open to the public, others bar
            the disclosure of personnel files — even to prosecutors who have a constitutional obligation to know the information in them.”

            So, ya might want to research a bit more before you commence disseminating false and misleading information

            https://www.policemisconduct.net/explainers/transparency-in-law-enforcement/

          • Steen

            Cops are very well protected by their unions.

  • al

    i just hate it when people hold phones vertically while recording. all one can see is blue sky and pavement and only a little bit of what is actually being of interest.
    do we have vertical screens on laptops or desktops?
    also are screens vertical in movie theaters?

    • Steen

      He was doing it one handed so he could have a hand free, you moron.

  • Joe Sabina

    Violation of 3 civil rights, proper search permission was not given, and the officer that lied should be brought up on charges… these punk ass cops aren’t even scared of a Lawyer, where is the check and balance of our police officers? He even scoffs at the lawyer for driving uber…. if you ask me, they were looking for their payday, the whole situation is sketchy from the officers side. “Leaving a known drug house” lol they thought someone was taking their money for not busting said drug house… biggest gang in the world… FTP

  • David Hall

    Thugs are trained professional liars. They are taught how to lie and write a narrative on paperwork always to their advantage. They are the biggest gang of low IQ gangs in America. They are all cowards and pussies that are afraid of their own shadows. They teach them to kill and worry about shite later. They always hire the bottom of the barrel with low IQ that will follow orders and commands from above. They never want a cop with analytical skills or able to de-escalate a situation to resolve an issue peacefully. They have to have revenue collectors and trigger happy psychopaths & sociopaths to cage, kill or collect your money or property. Cops are the filth of humanity. Cops in South Africa have a team that has not lost a hostage in 20 years, killed plenty of bad guys in the process. They are like the SWAT units here, but are a thousand times better. There and many places I have traveled are some of the bravest cops I have ever seen. They can do their jobs so damn much better, it is unreal. Some cops in other nations are better trained than even the Navy Seal team 6. And that is saying a hell of a lot. I talk to and have coffee with these guys here and they are true pros. I would put up one of these guys against 16 of the fat ass doughnut eating bullies in the U.S. and he would tear them a new asshole.

    • Glenn

      Proof on your claims in the beginning? Don’t forget “spout your hate, back it up with verifiable facts”. Also give the location where you got these facts so we can all make the determination of hate for ourselves. You have the right to say what you want but to be taken serious you must have facts.

      • haauwnk

        How many reports have you tweeked? How many times have you lied on the stand?

  • Guy

    Can Mr. Bright file for charges to be made against the Cop, besides filing a written police complaint ? Also a complaint of violation of constitutional law as applicable, that could lead into a potential law suit ?

    • Glenn

      Yes if the edited out portions display the same type of activity that the video we saw does. At least in WA state.

      • Guy

        That would make an interesting read, if people could get there hands on it. As you state “Edited” is the key word, so little hope of *it* ever seeing the light of day. The grand juries are as corrupt as the DA’s that run them, so no help there !

  • mdking

    and the police wonder why they don’t get respect from the public, this is a very good example. If the lawyer didn’t record, and state he was in fact a lawyer, this could have ended badly

  • P_dubVA

    This is a prime example of bad policing. I’m so tired of hearing, “A few bad apples.” It’s been said that a few bad apples spoil the bunch. The problems within the police force runs deep and I’ve concluded that it’s systemic.

  • CSC

    Thanks for writing up this incident, sharing it far and wide!

  • Javier Torres

    Fuck “the Crown” AND Fuck the police.

  • Graham Jones

    That was the most boring thing I’ve ever seen in my life 😢

  • John

    Don’t Worry – The Cops Have A Terrible Punishment Coming – Just Like Our Corrupt Politicians & Their Too Big Too Jail Corporations, Wall Street & The Banksters Who Cheated Everyone In Their Rigged High Speed Computer Controlled Stock Markets.

    8 But
    the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and
    whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL LIARS, shall have
    their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is
    the second death. Revelation 21:8

  • Vic Rivera

    Gotta love the way the fucking pigs like to use a term like “real quick” after one of their commands. That’s a subliminal message. It’s meant tp imply that if you just do what we say and let us trample your rights – we’ll let you go on your way… real quick. Fucking pig scum

  • Ed

    The whole Good Cop / Bad Cop question can be disposed of much more decisively. We need not enumerate what proportion of cops appears to be good or listen to someone’s anecdote about his uncle Charlie, an allegedly good cop.
    We need only consider the following:
    A cop’s job is to enforce the laws, all of them;
    Many of the laws are manifestly unjust, and some are even cruel and wicked;
    Therefore every cop has to agree to act as an enforcer for laws that are manifestly unjust or even cruel and wicked.
    There are no good cops. – Robert Higgs

  • Ed

    Attorneys are fuck-ups with blood on their hands. If they were worth a damn the so called “state” would be extinct.

  • YourCarSucks

    You can see the cop ooze with satisfaction as the driver asked permission to drink his poweraide…

  • billdeserthills

    So Matt, I can’t understand why you think the police should hafta tell the truth,
    when the Supreme Court has already ruled that the police are allowed to break the law or lie
    in the commission of their job…sarc off

    Thank you supreme court, easy to see who you scum really represent

  • K. Chris C.

    They don’t call them gun and badge thugs for nothing.

    An American citizen, not US subject.