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originally posted by: Bedlam
ATS LEOs - a question.
Do you think that the average cop (like the one in the video) are unaware that this has been upheld over and over and over and over as protected speech by the courts? Or are they aware that there IS no law against this and they're just trying to harass the guy knowing it'll be tossed and they'll have to answer for it down the road?
Do they not care that the suit will be lost and the city will have to settle, knowing that if they go to court they'll be murdered by a federal judge?
I just don't understand the thought process involved here. What's going through the cop's mind?
It doesn't matter what the law is. The cop can detain you, make you move, arrest you, or anything else. It's not their job to interpret the law, it's their job to give you a court date. The court then decides if you were allowed to do what the cop stopped you from doing. That is how cops are taught today. Don't like something? Make them stop. If you overstep your authority let the court handle it. If the citizen resists at the scene it just gives you an actual charge against them. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: whyamIhere
I think most Cops love their Country...
Problem is, one bad Cop screws it up for everybody.