I had a cop pull me over in TN when I was up there riding the Deals Gap area with friends and once he saw i had a gopro facing the way it was, he just acknowledged it and went back to his car & left. I knew I didnt do anything illegal as he was saying.
Well both of them could have handled it better too. The kid probably should have been alil less loud but honestly I saw nothing in the video to constitute him getting pulled when the cop rolled up on him. In fact most of the group was far ahead. The cop was just a d bag the entire time and even knew the camera was on. Can you imagine how he would have been if not. I mean that guy completely snapped when he slammed the door. He obviously hit the kid because the door bounced back and he slammed it again.
The thing that is really freaking irritating is the other cop has this crap eating smile on his face the entire time like its some kind of game. This is why cops have a bad rep. Dallas cops doing their best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7deWqSbgTMo
"The cop was just a d bag the entire time and even knew the camera was on. Can you imagine how he would have been if not. I mean that guy completely snapped when he slammed the door. He obviously hit the kid because the door bounced back and he slammed it again.
The thing that is really freaking irritating is the other cop has this crap eating smile on his face the entire time like its some kind of game. This is why cops have a bad rep. Dallas cops doing their best"
Have you ever seen a cop NOT ACT THIS WAY??? I havent.
The cop was certainly being a D-bag. The guy didn't deserve that treatment. But I will say, the biker's buddies on the dash-cam video link were also MAJOR d-bags. It's certainly not professional, and I am by no means defending the guy, but is anyone surprised the cop is frustrated & "edgy"?
If all that happened was what we saw in the video the officer was just being an idiot. The kid could have avoided the situation by just being cool but I understand how it is when you feel like you are being harassed by authority. True story here -
A few years ago I used to pay my Gardner to take my garbage once per month to the dump since he was going anyway I basically paid for his dump fees. He ended up moving and I found another guy that was referred to me and was told he needed the money. One day a police officer pulls up in my drive way, my driveway was about 75 feet long. I walk out and ask him if I could help him with something? He looks around and doesn't answer my question for about 20 seconds. He gets out of his car and walks over to where I keep my trash which was all in black bags. He asks me what I do with my trash? I said I have it taken to the dump every 4-5 weeks. He then looks me in the eye and says...IS THAT RIGHT? I look him in the eye and said YEAH THATS RIGHT!
He then says if thats the case why did we find your garbage next to the freeway? I thought to myself ohhh crap the new guy was an idiot and just screwed me. I told the officer that I hired a new guy to take the trash to the dump but he obviously must have thrown it some where else. Well I could tell the officer didn't believe me but since it was my trash I paid the 200.00 fine.
3 weeks go by without incident, one day the same cop comes driving back into my driveway. Again i walk out and I say is everything ok? He says nope, I said what up? He says we got a complaint from a neighbor your garbage was in plain site. I said my garbage is 75 feet off the road and there are trees blocking the view and it is all sealed in black garbage bags and looks fine. he then gives me another 200.00 ticket. I looked at him and told him he was a blankity blank blank and he just smiled at me. Needless to say, over the next few months I ended up being fined about $1000 for not having trash pick up service. Mind you I lived on nearly an acre and the trash was not visible from the street. It was tucked back into a carport that was not view able from the road. I wish I had pics still my house looked better than any of the houses on the block. I finally just ended up getting city services and making payments of 200 per month till the fines were paid off.
Let me tell you, i know there are good police officers out there, but the day I met that complete idiot I lost all respect for police officers. Now every time I see one my blood starts to boil. Although i am nice to them and completely compliant if i get stopped, part of me wants to tell them what I really think. Many people who get hired as police officers should have never been given that kind of authority.
Actually I handled it well until about the 3rd time. When I came home and saw him parked in my driveway and looking around in my back yard i went crazy on him and almost got arrested. His back up came and it was a female and i was going berserk calling them every name in the book which normally is not my nature at all but I had had it with the harassment.
A few other officers showed up and I calmed down cause my son was watching and he started crying. The next day I went down to the police station and then spoke with the district attorney, I went off on him to. I took photos of my house from every angle and showed them to him and asked why I had been singled out? The original crime was done by someone I hired but I guess once you are on their radar in a smaller town it's hard to shake loose.
I do have respect for authority but this was so over the top it really ruined my taste for the police. Like I said, if I am pulled over I am calm and comply, but if I feel they are abusing their position and they catch me on the wrong day, I could easily end up going to jail like this guy in the video.
Maybe that guy could have acted in a better manner... However, police being authorities in our communities, should be held to a higher standard. That cop should be suspended w/o pay. That was bull crap.
It is unfortunate something as minor as this had to escalate into that situation. I'd like to believe for every bad cop there is a good one. Here is a video taken this past long weekend at a campsite where there was a complaint about campers playing music too loud. This is how we roll in Canada.
Just in case people don't know, that was Memorial Day weekend, and last year a major biker group shut down a major highway and started stunting, shutting the main highway down for hours. They also threatened to do it again this year, which is why police were on heightened scrutiny of groups of bikers. Not saying this was right, but why was he going so slow until the cop pulled him over, as well as did not merge for entering traffic? Starts to become a public/road safety issue when you have a large group of bikers that can't stay in one lane unless they should get over but they don't.....