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“I Don’t Work For You!” Cops Gets Brutally Honest as They Assault People for Practicing 1st Amendment

Beaumont, CA — Members of the High Desert Community Watch group were out filming this week when they were approached by two Beaumont cops who found their completely legal activity suspicious. The group had done nothing illegal and, in fact, were practicing their first amendment right, when they were accosted by police. The officers then proceeded to violate their rights for no reason, and the entire incident was caught on film.

As the video begins, two Beaumont police officers approach the group to question them about their filming. The officers quickly become sarcastic and begin teasing the men filming.

As the men tell the officers that they are gathering research for a journalism project, the officers become confrontational and begin pestering the group about where the video and article will be published.

When the man filming tells one of the officers that the police work for and are accountable to the public, the officer responds, “I don’t work for you.”

The officer goes on to explain that he does not work for the public and instead works only for his chief. This acknowledgment, or admission, rather, is telling of the problem with police in America today.

Gone are the days of police serving the public. While the occasional police officer will certainly do good by serving and protecting, the average cop these days acts mostly as a revenue collector for the state and enforcer of oppressive laws that strip away at constitutional rights.

As the video goes on, the officers gang up on one of the men filming because he grabbed batteries out of his pocket.

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“Get your hands out of your pocket!” the officer yells as they pull out their tasers and threaten to shoot the men.

Imagine for a moment that these men were not police officers, and they walked up to a separate group of men who were doing nothing illegal. If private individuals told other private individuals to get their hands out of their pockets because they feared for their safety, this would seem asinine. However, add a badge to the equation, and this is legal grounds for deadly force.

If a private individual put their hands on you like the officers in the video below, it would be assault. However, because these individuals wear badges, the assault becomes policy.

Below is an example of what practicing your first Amendment looks like in a police state.

  • bcbingram

    2 cops certainly guilty, but then you insinuate all cops act like that,
    Your not trying cause any hatred areya ??

    • When good cops watch bad cops break the law and do nothing there there is no good cops. Not hate but reality.

    • Guy

      Of course ALL COP’S ACT LIKE THAT ! This has noting to do about hate ! Because cops have no real concern at all, whether they are liked or not. They have a job to do and they do it, no matter what, so if your rights happen to get in the way, so what ?

      What you don’t seem to understand, you are dealing with the mindset and training of a K9-Attack Dog. Always suspicious and wary in it’s approach, ready to attack at a moments notice, will kill you with no hesitation if felt threatened and completely focused on doing it’s job of enforcement of the rules ! It’s no concern of there’s if you are guilty or not, that is up to a Judge and Jury to decide. Just because they may smile and wag there tails, is no indication they are your friend, because you are the threat to there safety and security as they go about doing there job’s and god help you if you go BOO, while doing it !

      • John Cokos

        Good point about interaction with Cops. Most folks haven’t had that experience for what ever reason. It’s an eye opener for the uninitiated. Upper level management get their green light from the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange.

        • Guy

          Thank’s ! It’s what I taught my own kid’s early on, coming from my own involvement with the Justice and Legal system as a young man a long time ago.

          The youth of today, don’t have a clue of whats going on, just thinking they know everything, they will live forever and of course want it all now ! Being not much different than I was in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I am lucky I survived, found a good woman, marryed her and still together 42 years later. She is my soul mate and the rock that keeps me grounded, when I go off on wild tangents and act silly !

  • PHILIP A LETTIERI

    That’s nothing, compared to what’s coming.

  • Lulu

    Try putting yourselves in the cops shoes for once.

    • Phil Freeman

      I actually have. I’m a former deputy sheriff in Florida and this type of contact is unnecessary and of no help. It is an unreasonable use of force using color of law. I resigned due to corruption like this and worse. Saved the shoes I was in and took down the Sheriff and his Chief deputy during an election year. What is seen here is Bravo Sierra!

      • Dorian Gamble

        I agree – based on your experience do you believe that this behavior is more common than not ? It seems like most of us are not able to really judge how widespread this is within a police force. I honestly don’t know if these kind of incidents are usually unreported or if they receive a disproportionate amount of attention from the media. Thanks for posting.

        • Phil Freeman

          A simple search will answer your question. See Lawson v kolender.
          Edward Lawson is a hero. This shit happens all the time and is a direct consequence of ignorance and want, both are curable conditions.

          • Dorian Gamble

            Thus my advocating for better education and training. I don’t know how to fix the problem, but I do know that demonizing the police force will just polarize the conflict rather than producing a useful dialogue. I will read your case references, but I was asking you because I thought your experience would provide more insight than the trusting the MSM.

          • Phil Freeman

            It happens all the time and far worse.

      • John Cokos

        Would you elaborate on that ? Are you familiar with Rick SESSA’S run for sheriff in Dade County ?

        • Phil Freeman

          Santa Rosa county floriduh, sheriff Jerry Brown and chief deputy Wes Cummings. Sorry, I’m not familiar with the issue you mentioned. I’ll certainly look into it. See what Dr Eric McDonough is doing to homestead FL police there. See his material on PINAC and in PINAC YT.
          All the best.

    • John Cokos

      Why would anyone do that? If they don’t like that line of work, get something else to do for 8 hours.

  • Letty Dudek

    You people are ridiculous! When you are being attacked and call the police you want them to come and save you. But when they question you for suspicious behavior, you call them on it. Maybe you’d prefer it if they minded their own business when you call them in need. Give me a break!

    • baruchzed

      I’d prefer that they acted with honor and integrity, but they don’t. We pay them with our taxes…they work for us…yet they feel free to brutalize and murder…and you defend them. Shame on you.

      • Dorian Gamble

        The attitude on here seems to be that cops are all bad or all good. We don’t hold most other professions to this standard. I’m telling you that advocating for more police training, education, and compensation will greatly reduce the number of these kind of incidents. We are getting the bottom of the barrel because most sensible people aren’t willing to risk their life just to serve the public (props to those that do – you’re awesome!!!). Instead we often get cops by default – those with very limited career options and a chip on their shoulder. I can tell you from personal experience, that many honest cops despise these people as much as you do because they give everyone a bad name and reputation.

        • Two Americas

          I can tell you from personal experience, that many honest cops despise these people as much as you do because they give everyone a bad name and reputation.

          Why the silence, then?

          We don’t hold most other professions to this standard.

          Yes we do. Here on the farm we hold farm workers to a higher standard, and farm work is far more dangerous than law enforcement, as are quite a few other professions.

          • Dorian Gamble

            Damn people ! You’re really attacking me because I have the honesty to say that not ALL cops are bad? I am not denying there is a huge culture of corruption and very serious issues that need to be addressed; I’m asking you not to stereotype everyone of a given profession. Few things in the world are black and white (forgive the expression) or good vs. evil and seeing it this way is an indication of unsophisticated intellect. I expect this from conservatives but I expect better from supposed progressives.
            I’m also saying that as far as public accountability and behavior, there is more focus on police officers than many other comparable professions. This is fine and very appropriate for public servants, but I feel that these standards cannot be met by most of the officers with the amount of education and training they currently receive. Maybe more cops should be vocal about the corruption and illegality that permeates some (most?) police forces, but perhaps you could understand a serious fear of retribution ?

          • Two Americas

            I am not attacking you. I made a couple of simple observations.

            I’m also saying that as far as public accountability and behavior, there is more focus on police officers than many other comparable professions.

            Yes, and I am disagreeing.

            Maybe more cops should be vocal about the corruption and illegality that permeates some (most?) police forces, but perhaps you could understand a serious fear of retribution ?

            That is my point. Sure, they are held hostage by violent lawless bullies. But so is the public. That is the point.

          • Ed

            Dorian all cops are bad if they refuse to implicate there Brother’s & Sister’s! IMO only 1-5% of cops are BAD making the rest bad for covering up! But that 1-5% are so BAD they can get you killed for talking. Video is helping weed out the really BAD. You have to remember total number of 800,000 law enforcement personnel in the U.S in 2006. That’s 8,000 to 40,000 bad cops making 760,000 look bad! I have had encounters many many times (I’m 67) seems I dealt with only GOOD cops all my life!
            http://www.answers.com/Q/How_many_police_officers_are_employed_in_the_United_states

          • John Cokos

            That number impresses me as a “standing army”.

          • Ed

            That’s if you think they are all in the same place! They’re NOT there’s a few everywhere accross the USA.

          • John Cokos

            Most other professional’s don’t as a rule have the option to shoot you in head with a hand gun. A lot of discretion here…..

          • Two Americas

            Exactly. They should be held to a higher standard.

      • tvsgael2

        I thought I was jaded. Sheesh I feel sorry for ya’all.

    • tvsgael2

      You nailed it. Agree completely.

    • JdL

      When you are being attacked and call the police you want them to come and save you.

      What a clueless thing to say. There’s no situation so bad that the presence of a cop won’t make it worse.

      • Dorian Gamble

        The presence of toothless hillbillies with semi-automatic weapons yelling anti-semitic slurs at me might be one such situation. Should I stock up on guns too ?

        • Sonus

          I’m asking you not to stereotype…

          The presence of toothless hillbillies with semi-automatic weapons

          Do you not see the contradiction in those two statements?

          • Dorian Gamble

            Yes. Some hillbillies have fake teeth.
            I was actually trying ( maybe not successfully) to illustrate a situation where even a liberal might be reliant on the cops. This in an effort to also show how law enforcement is essential to a functional society. I grew up in the Midwest where this stereotype exists for a reason, but you are right. This is a difficult political environment, but we should still try and take the high road.

          • Sonus

            “We should take the high road”. Who’s “we”?

            You’re the one trafficking in stereotypes.

            And seemingly now implying that “toothless hillbillies” with “semi-automatic” weapons are a threat to liberals.

            Is it your belief that “semi-auto weapons” are a new phenomena?

      • John Cokos

        Good observation. The victim of a crime suddenly become’s a suspect of the crime. Seems this accounts for most of the really bad encounters that make the headlines.

    • Doran Zeigler

      You can kiss so much ass before you realize that fawning and groveling at their feet and forcing yourself to pay phony homage to a bunch of morons is going no where. When these pigs change their attitude, maybe they will gain some respect.

      But, for now, suffice it to say that they ARE the enemy of the people. They are not here to serve us, they are here to oppress us. They work for the corporate elite and if that hasn’t sunk in by now, then there is not much hope in turning you around to face reality.

      • Phil Freeman

        See Sapp v Tallahassee

    • Two Americas

      You must live in a nice neighborhood. Sounds wonderful. Lucky you.

      Give you a break?? I think you already got all of the breaks!

    • Ernie Menard

      The photographers weren’t suspicious in the least.

      • John Cokos

        Those cops knew exactly what was going on. It’s all part of the Official Oppression matrix that they employ to gain the upper hand. They knew exactly what they were doing.

    • Vincent D’Emidio

      So then, why do they ALWAYS go after people for doing GODLY things like smoking Herb (Yes, I called Pot smokers, “Godly”…you got a problem with that?) instead of going after a Rape in Progress call? That’s because they believe that a pot bust is going to be safe (for them) and easy.
      Cops are P-I-G-S!!!

    • John Cokos

      Your “suspicious behavior” is a telling mindset. Policing is an after action response, they generally show up “AFTER” the event. It’s” law enforcement ” whatever that is as opposed to “crime prevention” equally subjective.

    • Vincent D’Emidio

      Letty = cop lover!

      • Letty Dudek

        That’s right I’m a cop lover. For the few bad cops there are, another 97% are good. I don’t know any cops myself, but I have had to call them for help. They were here to help me. The problem is not legal guns. The problem is illegal guns. If you take away our rights under the 2nd amendment we law abiding citizens won’t be able to protect our selves. The court system has a lot to do with the problem. Too many criminals are let go only to go out and commit more crimes. If they want guns they will find a way to get them illegally. No wonder cops are scared.

        • Vincent D’Emidio

          “I don’t know any cops myself”

          That’s why you like them. Most of my encounters with the police have been negative, that’s why I don’t like them. They seem to have this “macho” attitude when they deal with the public, especially the part of the populace that they are prejudiced against. They go around looking for trouble, throwing their weight around. Quite frankly I, and MANY others, do not like being disrespected by them.

          As far as guns are concerned, you’ll get no argument from me. I am a responsible gun owner, and I have a steady head, and a strong will. Now, the problem begins when we let too many people have guns because some folks don’t know how to act with a gun in their possession. In the rural areas, I suppose that it’s normal to carry a gun, but in the urban areas, people cannot do that without something going wrong. For example, two neighbors have an argument, and start talking shit. Then one threatens the other one, goes upstairs to his apartment, and comes back with a gun…just to “scare” his neighbor. Didn’t you ever notice that when someone is caught after shooting a person, they always say that they didn’t mean to shoot, that they only brought the gun along with them to “Scare” their opponent? They ALWAYS say that! Meanwhile, somebody gets hurt or killed, simply because they weren’t “scared”. Everybody wants to be a tough guy!

          I grew up in the ghetto, so I have seen this scenario played out a hundred times.

          • Letty Dudek

            I think they say “I didn’t mean to shoot” because they’re sorry they got caught. I watch The First 48 on A&E channel and they always cry and say that. They are also the ones with illegal guns.

          • Vincent D’Emidio

            Some people with legal guns do stupid things as well. Just because something is allowed doesn’t automatically mean that all the guys carrying “legal” guns are able to handle them. Some folks are just unstable, including some cops.

    • Vincent D’Emidio

      Yes, I only WISH that they would mind their own business.

  • baruchzed

    Cops are the enemy.

    • Dorian Gamble

      That’s not helpful. I don’t judge all liberals based on ignorant comments made by people on comment forums nor should you judge all police based on the reprehensible actions done by these a-holes.
      Maybe we should talk about how police pay and education seem to attract many who are not qualified for the job because it’s poorly compensated. I am not denying that police brutality and prejudice exist, but law enforcement is an essential element of a functional society. Despite the bias that exists, they are also one of the only things protecting us from the open discrimination and violence the Alt-wrong would like to inflict. I prefer cops to ignorant bible-thumping rednecks with semi-auto weapons. Setting up an us vs. them attitude will prevent any helpful dialogue from happening.

      • Jaret

        It has been them versus us for how long now and nothing good has happened!! Its time for a change so fuck the police and any bootlicking piece of shit!!!

        • Dorian Gamble

          I actually vote liberal but you don’t seem to understand how your words and behavior completely feed into conservatives hand. If you enjoy being the stereotype that reinforces conservative views about entitled, angry young people – great for you. If you have been actively discriminated against by the police you should share that story rather than alienating the base whose support you would need in your “change”. Protesters used to be organized and have talking points ready for the media instead of just calling people names. I expect that from Trumpeteers, but I’d like to see progressives hold themselves to a higher standard – have some class.

          • Vincent D’Emidio

            Mr. Gamble, I can dig where you’re coming from, but not every one of us is peaceful. For example, as a Pro-Marijuana activist, I believe that our movement is a little too compromising. I am far more militant in my approach, because these Prohibitionist LOWLIFES mistake peaceful overtures for weakness. I, on the other hand, would like to “cure” them of that by making them worry for their safety. Then perhaps they will learn a little respect.

      • Doran Zeigler

        You can triple their pay and you would still be attracting the moronic psychopaths we have now. It is the nature of the job which has nothing to do with serving the public. Serving the public is a fable of yesteryear. It is all about power, privilege, and ego.

        The inability to recognize your enemy and their agents will assure continued brutality, death, and oppression.

        • ligia.key

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          • Phil Freeman

            Fuck you spamming turd.

        • Dorian Gamble

          It is easy to demonize people when you don’t personally know any. It’s amazing to me that people on this forum are willing to stereotype all cops as the enemy, but complain so bitterly when they are pre-judged (prejudice) themselves. I believe this kind of complete ignorance is the enemy, so congratulations – I have recognized it. Many people do still serve the public – they’re called educators and you should really try speaking with some.

          • Doran Zeigler

            It is easy to demonize people when their actions show them to be demons. There is a lot wrong with our society and unfortunately many of those wrong doers are on the public dole working in public sector jobs (educators, cops and politicians).

            You sound like a reformer. Just as you cannot cure a person riddled with the final stages of cancer, you can never reform a society based on greed, brutality and lies and is mired in political corruption up to their eyeballs. But, who am I to try to stop you.

          • Dorian Gamble

            I agree that many of the biggest deplorables are employed by our government. I am very afraid for my family and children about what a revolution might look like and the consequences for the average citizen. I could be wrong about you, but I usually find such idealism popular with the youth of America.
            Historically, these revolutions have been violent affairs and I forgot to buy a bunch of guns like the conservatives you would likely be facing. Unfortunately, our government has allowed the militarization of our nation’s police force and as ex-military, I can tell you that the pea-shooter guns survivalists are allowed do not stand a chance against the National Guard. For these reasons, I would prefer if progressives didn’t try and alienate our necessary law enforcement – maybe reform is misguided, but the alternative is not acceptable to me.

          • John Cokos

            They are fearful servant’s to say the least….

          • Sonus

            I can tell you that the pea-shooter guns survivalists are allowed do not stand a chance against the National Guard.

            And the fact that Vietnam,Afghanistan, and Iraq are the 51st, 52nd, and 53rd states validates your conclusion that guerrilla warfare against a superior force is doomed to failure.

            Not to mention that we’re subjects of the British Crown after our own guerrilla/insurgent war for Independence failed.

          • Dorian Gamble

            In the midst of your sarcasm you forgot to mention that we are talking about a domestic armed revolution, not a resistance against an occupying force. The examples you use are not relevant and this is why:
            There were heavy arms being supplied to the resistances in all of the cases you mention except the Revolutionary war. In that specific case, there was nowhere near the discrepancy in weaponized technology available.
            If you have some rocket launchers, um good? for you, but your AR-15 won’t protect you from Predator Drone strikes for example. As ex-military, I do actually know what I am talking about.
            My point is that there are better ways to affect change through organized resistance than getting mowed down. I’m talking both MLK and Edward Abbey – infiltration of nationalist and supremacist groups como French Resistance – don’t turn the public opinion against you by breaking random public property on TV !!!

          • Sonus

            Who’s been supplying “heavy arms” to the Taliban?

            Saddam’s Fedayeen?
            (immediately after the invasion)

            The NVA used artillery, and the occasional tank, but mostly kept them north of the DMZ.
            At least until the US left.

            And you know, drones need operators.
            Operators need protection.

            And I’d be willing to wager more than a couple of those operators end up on the “rebel” (for lack of a better word) side.

            Finally, there’s the matter of simple numbers.
            There are more deer hunters in just Michigan and Pennsylvania than the total number of service people in all branches of the military.
            Add the other 48 states and…

            I may have made the point sarcastically, but the point is still valid.

          • John Cokos

            What’s to “know” ? It’s their actions that define them…..

      • Vincent D’Emidio

        “I prefer cops to ignorant bible-thumping rednecks with semi-auto weapons”.
        Both groups STINK.

        • Iftheaccidentwill

          And the amount of overlap is significant.

          • Vincent D’Emidio

            Right on!

      • 30yrfed

        The reality is that cops do good things sometimes..However
        All cops and prosecutors are all corrupt. Just ask any cop or prosecutor
        if they have ever see a cop break the law (speeding, lying under oath, illegal
        parking, using excessive force etc) then ask them what they did about it
        considering that they have taken a sworn oath to enforce and uphold the
        law. You will have your answer..

        “Force always attracts men of low
        morality.”

        Albert Einstein

        • Dorian Gamble

          I would sooner indict all prosecutors based on my personal experience doing forensic work. I’ve worked with a few good cops, but it takes a really special kind of a-hole to want to be a prosecuting attorney. Maybe some cops still care about determining the “truth” in a situation, but P.A.’s only care about winning and what’s left of their morals disappeared somewhere in law school.

      • From Ever

        You contradict yourself when you said you do not judge all liberals. Immediately, you had put a label on this man, and at the same time you said you don’t judge. Get out of here man, no one needs your negativity. The idea of having police is not a bad one, but there are to many corporations that have there foot in the door to what these guys do. I do not see any of the good police turning these fucks in, so all I see is a corrupt police system that needs change. Right now, they are the enemy. In a certain light, this makes them hired mercenaries.

        • Dorian Gamble

          Read carefully. I never said he was a liberal, just that I don’t hold all accountable for one person’s ignorant. If you feel this applied to him then I agree with you. I would have to say that calling cops “the enemy” is quite a bit more negative than anything I said. I am not getting out of here because someone needs to hear a voice of moderation amidst all the hate being perpetrated. Do you have any actual ideas about how to change things or are you just using this forum to vent your hostility?

      • Hosea Mcadoo

        You are right. The 99% corrupt cops are giving the good 1% a bad name.

        • Dorian Gamble

          This from a man who actively spouts anti-gay rhetoric in comment sections. You give progressives a bad name.

          • John Cokos

            You can’t “fix” any of this.It’s broken and corrupt. There needs to be A NEW MODEL that will replace Law Enforcement as we know it.

          • Vincent D’Emidio

            I agree with John…why do you keep apologizing for these creeps? Cops are PIGS. Period.

          • Dorian Gamble

            Wow. How can you really say something like that and not see the similarity to conservative views who also seem to traffic in absolutes. It reminds me of certain statements by one orange jackass in particular – all democrats are whining crybabies who don’t want to work, all illegal immigrants are bad etc.. ringing any bells ? It’s much easier to think in all black and white, good and evil, friend and enemy huh ? You realize how your statement could be used as a banner on conservative websites but you really can’t see how you’re just feeding into this ? When they go low, we go lower ? Got no problem with a NEW MODEL – just with absolutism.

            I’ve got no problem “apologizing” – (acting as the voice of reason) because by uncle was a detective who worked on murder cases and he didn’t give a damn about enforcing much else nor did he illegally seize property. You want to tell me he was not a good man without knowing him, that’s your prerogative. Actually knowing people who don’t fit a stereotype makes absolutism more difficult. I thought this was a discussion forum but it seems like most people just want to vent or talk shit. Is this you or do you have any real ideas about how to affect change other than advocating for violence?

          • Vincent D’Emidio

            Most of my encounters with the pigs — I mean, ah, ” cops” — have been negative. it has been my experience that MOST pigs — ah, “cops” — would much rather make a pot bust, believing that it would be easier for them, and that the, ah, “perp” (that’s “Piglese” for suspect) won’t threaten them. Well, I would like to remedy that…I want the PIGS — yes, I MEANT P-I-G-S — to show respect when they see somebody (herb smokers, prostitutes, gamblers, public drinkers, DUI GARBAGE) that would be an easy mark for these pigs — I really meant, Perpetrators. You see, victimless, ahem, “crimes”, are like a piece of rare roast beef to these pigs — I meant PIGS — they just LOVE to ruin other people’s lives, just so they could impress the other PIGS. This MUST end.

            Their “macho” act impresses NO ONE…it just makes more people hate them. When the cops start to show respect to everyone…including people that they are prejudiced against…then they will be respected in return.

      • Blaine

        “…law enforcement is an essential element of a functional society…”

        I agree. The biggest problem today is the police have no oversight, and media is no longer functioning to bring issues like this to light to the general public. LE are free to conduct themselves in any manner they wish, and We the People have no redress. The Judiciary are complicit. Elected functionaries provide cover.

        If LE actually knew and followed the law, encounters like the one in the video wouldn’t even happen. Once the officers are reasonably assured there is no crime being planned/executed/just committed they have zero cause to continue contact. The conversation’s over and they have no more right to pull a firearm or become belligerent than any other citizen.

        Keep in mind, while I’m sure policing is a tough job if done properly, they also enjoy pay and benefits that are unheard of in the private sector for comparable levels of education.

        • John Cokos

          Good point’s. The LEO’s came off aggressive and hostile, as per their training. No way to start a dialogue. It’s was basically a non-event that escalated to a confrontation.

    • John Cokos

      They are part and parcel of a dangerous mix that is Amerika.

  • tvsgael2

    The cops were not confrontational until ‘victims’ were beligerant from the very beginning. The cops were polite and not causing any problems, just asking questions and the ‘victims’ CAUSED this whole malee. What a misleading story. WATCH CAREFULLY and keep an open mind.

    • JdL

      One doesn’t even speak proper English.

      Oh NO! Quick, hide in your room and pull up the covers!

    • Doran Zeigler

      Why didn’t the cops just leave? It was obvious that the people filming were doing no wrong. While these two cops were futzing with nothing, at least three serious crimes were committed.

      The thing which should annoy everyone is that even innocent incidences are treated as potential crimes by moronic cops. It is they who create the “us and them” attitudes by viewing every citizen as a would be criminal.

    • Phil Freeman

      I call it freedom.

    • Ernie Menard

      The victims had absolutely no duty to cooperate.

  • tvsgael2

    ..

  • Butch Taylor

    This shows you cops are now paranoid and scared to death, but collectively they created and caused the fear themselves.

    • Dorian Gamble

      I would add the support of gun ownership has made the prevalence of weapons much more commonplace than just 20 years ago. Many police unions and organizations are not supportive of the NRA because it clearly makes their job much more dangerous. Some of the fear they have is legitimate, it has just been created (unintentionally/intentionally?) by the conservatives they often support. People need to learn to actually vote in their own best interests and see what their candidate actually stands for.

      • Ed

        If they were judged by the same rules as civilians, people would see them as Saints, like they did back in the 50’s & 60’s.

        • parsons-yvonne

          One year ago I resigned from my old job and I am so happy now… I started doing work online, for a company I discovered on-line, for a few hrs a day, and I make much more than i did on my last job… Check i got for last month was for 9 thousand bucks… Amazing thing about this job is that i have more free time for my loved ones… http://chilp.it/8d93f4b

      • Thebob

        Sorry but you narrative if false and full of BS…LAW ABIDING CITIZENS ARE NOT THE ONE’S OUT SHOOTING COPS WHILE WRITING TICKETS….You are a serious moron…If these Cops actually took their oath as seriously as myself and my fellow Vets they would not be upholding these BS Unconstitutional Laws and arresting the real criminals; most of the politicians….And Police Unions are not out to help anyone but the Union; just like all Unions out there which are lobbyists and political organizations…Has nothing to do with the Law, it is all about money…Maybe if these Revenue Collection Agents actually served the Public as they are intended they may get a bit more respect… Respect is earned not give out freely.

    • Iftheaccidentwill

      That’s one of the big dangers of Side-ism. Every group of people falls along a Bell curve of behavior from benevolent to malevolent, but when you start mentally distinguishing Them from Us, you’ve stepped on a true slippery slope. It’s like with everything else: We notice good or neutral experiences that have external causes, but focus on the bad ones. If Them can be perceived as the source of a bad experience (even if it’s our own fault), we will. And we’ll increasingly start defining Them as external objects with a uniform property of causing bad experiences, versus Us who are people with variable personalities but overwhelmingly benevolent.

      You can see the same in Left/Right Side-ism. It’s not very difficult these days to bump into someone on the Internet who’s an extreme Side-ist. When you do, if they find out you’re one of Them, they’ll start accusing you of wildly untrue behavior/motives… with no rational basis whatsoever. They’ve projected everything they believe is Bad onto Them, so if you think the Clinton Foundation should be investigated, you must be a bigoted redneck who oppresses his family. Or if you think marijuana should be legal, then you’re gay and you act just like their ex-wife.
      If you’ve noticed this behavior in Them, but fortunately Us don’t engage in it… please unplug your Angry Box, right now. Spend a few days not watching or reading anything political… you may be surprised by how much less anxious you feel as your stress levels drop.
      If you come across a Them, spend a little while talking to them. When they say things that are Wrong, don’t correct them. Not even internally. Just listen, and let them talk about why they feel that way. If you’re making an effort to not flaunt that you’re an Us, it’s really unlikely you’ll have to worry about being dishonest. People like to talk about how they feel with someone who doesn’t judge them.
      Don’t feel obligated to explain at the end, like a TV show with real people who don’t know they’re being filmed. Just enjoy the experience of understanding their point of view a little better. If they made any points you’re curious about, find out more – but try hard to avoid Us websites and groups. You may be surprised to find out something new. Both “Sides” of corporate media (including corporate media on the Internet) leave out a lot of details that are unlikely to change your mind, but will help you understand the true situation better.
      If it’s an interesting/positive experience, keep it up from time to time. Try to reduce or eliminate how much you watch “news” on the Angry Box. You may end up feeling much more at peace, less depressed, etc – and you may become part of a solution to the impossible chasm we have between “Left” and “Right”.

      • John Cokos

        A little “long winded” but interesting. Unfortunately the “left-right” paradigm holds true. The citizens and the public have no common ground here. Law Enforcement has created the US vs THEM mentality.
        That cop was right: WE DON’T WORK FOR YOU” They are part of an Administrative Agency that is not accountable to either you or me.
        I’m on my side they are on theirs. That’s Law Enforcement in Amerika today.

        • mperkins2

          As long as they take tax payer money, they work for us. This cop is an idiot and a bully. Stop giving them our money to do the job they are hired to do and see how long they last. They produce nothing and will have no money to keep going. That is unless they get their money from shady sources. Then it will most definitely be us against them because they then become a private army and we will not owe them any allegiance.

      • Dorian Gamble

        Absolutism is prevalent on both sides. Also a new incarnation of anti-intellectualism is taking root where “feelings” should apparently be given as much credence as facts and education is equivalent to elitism. I agree that there is a polarizing problem in America, but I certainly can’t ever support a party who rejects the research I do because it is not convenient for oil companies. This is one of the few areas where there is a clear right and wrong because it is backed up with solid evidence.

        • Iftheaccidentwill

          I wholly agree that there’s just no way to rationalize taking Big Oil’s side wrt climate change… but while the Democrats make noises otherwise, Al Gore was the last person in the White House who didn’t do pretty much exactly what the oil companies said to. Hillary enthusiastically pushed fracking to other counties around the world under Obama, Obama himself is looking the other way wrt DAPL, and the whole mess in Syria that Hillary threatens to escalate into WW3 is basically because Syria wouldn’t play ball for a natural gas pipeline through their country, to allow Qatar and Turkey to supply Europe instead of Iran and Russia.
          http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-10/competing-gas-pipelines-are-fueling-syrian-war-migrant-crisis

  • JdL

    “I don’t work for you!”

    No, but since I pay your salary, I’m going to find a way to fire you, one way or another.

  • Dj Stef

    this is fuken bullshit, 1st amendment mys ass! these are fake protesters paid by Soros et al. we ALL know this! whoever thinks these protests (riots actually) are naturally manifested are retarded. libtarded. the elites are artificially creating and pushing for a civil war, thats what they want. CHAOS! conflict, wars, cuz it all means business/money. and with their billions they are successful unfortunately so. stupid sheeple goyim. end of America as we know it. their low IQ serves them right, they get what they deserve..

    • Phil Freeman

      You’re drunk, I’ve been subbed to them for at least two years. They’ve been exercising free speech from the start.

    • Dorian Gamble

      Since you “know this”, please present a reference to prove your point. Also, this article isn’t about protestors – maybe you should find one that is. Your grammar and speech would seem to indicate that you fall into the low IQ category and I am sorry for your lot in life. Funny that the educated people in America (and the majority of the population) did not choose to support your candidate. While we’re talking about promoting wars, which VP worked for arms supplier Halliburton again?
      Maybe we should talk about the real people that keep us fighting global wars and each other for their personal gain – the wealthiest 1%.

  • Badcopwatch

    It’s because of asshole cops like this, people are killing them. These are gang members wearing police clothing.

  • Vincent D’Emidio

    You see, that’s why WE true Americans call the cops…pigs. The term “pig” is very descriptive of their function.

    • John Cokos

      Goes back to the 60’s to describe brutish behavior.

  • Little_Caesar

    My experience with cops is that they routinely, and I do mean routinely, as in situations where is it not necessary, they act under color of law and authority to impose their will on others. I have personally confronted them while they are acting in such a manner without any success. They think anything and everything the say and do is okay because they are cops. Fuck them!

  • Bud

    LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS
    As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard
    lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or
    intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights
    of all to liberty, equality and justice.
    I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does
    not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger,
    scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest
    in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law
    and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is
    confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in
    the performance of my duty.
    I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations,
    animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with
    relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without
    fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting
    gratuities.
    I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be
    held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption
    or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally
    authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
    I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take
    every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
    I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my
    chosen profession . . . law enforcement.

  • Rey d’Tutto

    My family has multiracial aspects. I can trace my lineage to recent immigrants, sons and daughters of the Revolution, both sides of the Civil War of Northern Aggression, and some Native/Indigenous folks as well.
    It covers many professions, dentist to farmer, construction to law, with a Cop & an MP as well.
    There are multiple ways we are all being played. Division only serves the Globalists.

  • Dorian Gamble

    Two cops have been ambushed in the past few days. We should all be worried what this means for our future. We are being set up to hate and fear each other while those who benefit from our conflict just laugh from their yachts and penthouses. What possible good could come from this violence?
    After trying to be a voice of moderation in this post, this progressive has been met with far more hostility than support. This makes me question the education of the youth in America and has made me realize how much of the bitter divisiveness is also being perpetrated by those I thought I agreed with.
    A lot of tough talk from people who apparently know nothing about the ACTUAL change affected by people like Gandhi and MLK. This new generation of “protestors” should take a cue from people who actually accomplished social progress through non-violence. Find an appropriate outlet for your anger and if you feel the need to break something – take a cue from the Monkey Wrench Gang rather than destroying random city property.

  • Ibcamn

    cops do not work for us,they work for a US Corp.,that is who they work for…they have a job to do in our country,cops are criminals,nothing more,cops are corrupt assclowns that work for a corrupt court system that preys on the people around them,it needs to enslave you to make money…the prison industrial complex…and there are two sets of laws you need to learn…kinda like tax laws,ours,and then the real one,the Austrian tax law,that one you need to know to get around the taxes….but till then,we are where we are,same goes for the laws,these cops have no clue to what they are,most of the time they just make shit up and the courts find something close to it to charge you with……its all criminal,all of it.
    cops are just thugs with a badge….criminals.

  • Steve Rusk

    The cops work for the oligarchy by enforcing the social order. In a feudal society this is how the king’s guard treat the serfs.

  • Brett Rapley

    Who do these tossers think pay their ages ? It’s certainly not their bosses. Their pay comes from public taxpayers money, so YES, the cops do work for the people of America, so they need to get their facts right before coming out with a dumb ass comment like that. Tell you what America, withhold the money that goes to pay the police and see who they work for then ! Damn idiots.

  • Peter

    The arrogant lying power abusing cops should be fired… filming is nothing suspicious, they don’t have to tell the police state cops why they are filming, the police state cops can’t lawfully harass people for no without a genuine cause. Those cops are nothing short of fascists