What if law enforcement/security noticed somebody acting "suspicious" and did nothing... then later it turns out to be a real criminal planning an
attack? Then when it came out later that law enforcement noticed the guy and did nothing, you'd all be complaining that they should have followed up
and interviewed the guy.
He sounds like John goodman. Having said that if someone walked around knocking on columns and took pictures i could see why they just wanted to talk
to him. I dont really think it was a big deal most likely one of the two is a profiler and they just wanted to get a read on him
originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: YouSir
That isn't an original comment here. That, or something virtually identical to it has been used as an analogy since ww2 during the Nuremberg war
I think that was the point - its the weakest argument ever and its used incessantly.
Don’t talk to cops. Many videos around about why this is a bad idea.
Playing devil's advocate for a minute - I've seen a lot of Youtube videos where the cops supposedly went too far but in almost every single one of
them, the person they were interacting with was passive-aggressively antagonizing them and messing around with them and calling them out left and
right and just generally trying to cause them to do things they probably wouldn't ordinarily do if the person was more cooperative.
Obviously the cops have to approach every situation as if the person they are dealing with is hiding something. Because frankly, most criminals are
sociopaths and pathological liars and you can ask them a question and they will lie to you without blinking.
Now of course I don't like the thought of every day life turning into an interrogation with cops everywhere bothering people for no real reason. But
on the other hand, you have the fact that when bad things happen, the government gets blamed for what it didn't do to prevent it every time. People
are like "You could have at least asked that guy a couple of questions".
Anyway, those Youtube videos often piss me off because I have little doubt the person with the camera probably did things they knew would attract
police attention and get them pulled over. It's not right.
very enlightening video. Good to know we have good cops in the capitol police. the man being interviewed was dead right about the attitude of the
other cop. i hope those 2 had a long talk on their way back to Richmond. Their attitude makes all the difference in many situations.
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