Discussion in 'Current Events' started by the Streif, Feb 24, 2013.
Someone got owned.
Damn you just been Pwnd
Seeing these pop up more lately. Cops ignorant to the very laws they're supposed to enforce.
Props to the pig for his professionalism.
If they all acted like that they wouldn't be known as pigs.
That's why most people who are cops couldn't possibly ever be lawyers.
Portrait mode bullshit.
Cop was cool about everything, but he really should know the law.
Good for the law student.
This thing happened in Philly a couple years ago. Went all the way to court with the cops losing saying they still did nothing wrong abd saying cops couldn't possibly know all of the laws.
They can't know all of the laws. But when a person can be detained should be first thing learned.
Of course this cop knew the law. He was just breaking it thinking he'd get away with it as usual.
Which Portland did that happen in? Can't see what state.
Those cops are morons, they clearly don't know the law. They did have 'reasonable suspicion' to stop the taper. The taper was walking around directly in front of a gas station holding a gun in his hand. If that doesn't arouse suspicion that a crime is about to ensue, I don't know what does.
You don't see whether or not he is holding the gun in his hand or if it is holstered. If it was properly holstered, then no probable cause at all.
It wasn't in his hand.
Video not available?
Damn that Norman.
Whatever way he was holding it was suspicious enough to alert the average citizen the tip the cops off = reasonable suspicion.
Nope. The guy had it holstered. This is a very common thing. Scaredy cat citizen sees a holstered weapon and because its a gun, they call the cops. The cops then harass the person who isn't breaking the law.
You really don't understand the concept of reasonable suspicion.
It's already been posted in another thread. Here it is though.
Meh, this officer was not even on the radar as far as being a dick goes.
I'm sure the newest law update classes will address it so other officers don't have a similar encounter.
Lesson learned, move along.
Cops always try to pull shit like this, and most of the time they get away with it. You have to know your rights because a cop isn't going to automatically respect them.
I don't think so. Regardless, once citizens have reported some fishy activity it's the cops' duty to investigate. They were not arresting him, just the regular stop and frisk, which is perfectly reasonable under these circumstances.