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Ask A Cop *The Video Series*

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posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 05:21 AM

Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by calstorm

You posted right after I just did this last video...

However, I really want to answer your question and will get to it first tomorrow..


Just reminding you of what you said. I'm patiently waiting. I know you were tired in the last two videos, so I'll let it slide.

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by calstorm

Your first tonight

And I got some sleep!!!

Thank You


posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 08:15 AM
Is it a correct assumption that the Miranda rights, specifically “ anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law”. Will be used against you and not for you while in court.

Also I believe your analogy of “My rights stop where yours begin” is a bit confusing and skewed. You are correct if you personally are in civilian mode but once you put on or display the shield of the state, the constitution protects its citizens from you and does not work for you.

I remember reading a supreme court ruling some time ago that said in a nutshell, Once a person acts in official authority displaying a badge that person while on duty becomes an officer of the state and not a citizen. This is not verbatim and I will try to find it.

I truly applaud your efforts here.


posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 11:03 PM

Thank you for your reply as always, I will refrain from asking any more questions for at least a week, I'll still be watching the videos though

Reply to legal education questions-

fair enough man,
I guess really that whole thing stemmed from the law in australia which says if you're involved in a car accident,
you must present yourself to a police officer within 90minutes of the accident. I can't discuss specifics of my case as it is ongoing...

For what its worth,
I can at least divulge that no one other than myself got hurt & there were no other parties involved in the accident - just me myself & I.
I'd probably never forgive myself if I had hurt anyone else.

I guess that's where my questions came from,
but also I get what you're saying,
and maybe asides from that particular law,
sure people know what to do,
but yeah I should've been more specific as obviously heavy things like murder or abuse are obviously wrong and people know better from the word go. Btw, not asking for legal advice, I have my attorney.

and also, you've said several times "court is the place to argue your case" but just keep in mind, court is a terrifying experience for the best of us. Its a shame no legal genius out there has found a less daunting way.

Reply to Environmental expectations-

Thank you for being in depth with this one, I myself grew up in a government housing neighbourhood, essentially a 'white' ghetto
(PC goes out the window here - no offence intended to any readers)

But you misunderstood what I meant - so I'll be more clear and I apologise for being vague earlier, I blame the English language. Too many words.

I meant the expectations of someone's peers & their situation.
(I lump the 2 together with all other variables and call it 'environment')

But particularly someone's peers.

See the majority of my friends growing up - 0-10years were racist, violent, most had been physically and mentally abused, most didn't care much about getting an education, the whole neighbourhood was trashed, broken windows, was a bad time for all involved.

%90 of the kids there were gonna end up like their parents (imho),
poverty is a factor sure...but...

it's what the kids are being told by everyone that surround them,
their peers are telling them they're worthless (just like them),
that IMHO plays a bigger role in the outcome, especially if they're never exposed to a better 'way' because they never leave the area.

Look at me, look at yourself, look at others who escape the criminal mindset but aren't by any stretch of the imagination 'well off'

you can escape the mentality without escaping the poverty,
that's my point anyway. you don't have to agree with it.

About what you said regarding the homeless-

that's really a little bit odd because what you say about the homeless men who break the law in order to get a roof over their heads & food via a prison cell,
I'd actually just heard that a day earlier from the horses mouth.

I'm just noticing the synchronicity in my own life,
where ever you find synchronicity,
there are lessons to be learnt,
so in my case,
It shows me there's something in 'helping the homeless' that I personally need to do something about.

I encourage anyone & everyone (even Semper) to watch this video interview with Brian (the shoe shine guy - 50 years old) he is one of the most wise & likeable people I've ever had the privilege of listening to.

I have personally sought out homeless people to give my lunch too but haven't done it for well over a year due to personal tragedies I've experience lately, I'm feeling better about life these days and this video really encouraged me to pick up where I left off.

I'm going to do it better this time, not let fear get the better of me & actually get to know these people as friends, because basically, you don't need to be in the salvation army or anything like that, to make a difference.

Brian truly is one of the most inspirational people I've known about for a long time and I can't explain how much I implore people to watch this interview, I wish I could. Just watch it.

Extended Interview with Brian


your reply to prison system & rehabilitation

fair enough.

I honestly can't comment on the system as it is today because I've not done the research, all I know is that there was a psychological program designed in the 70's that had a %90 success rate at rehabilitating prison leavers to becoming law abiding members of society. The U.S government shut it down. That begs the question: why? the only answer I could figure was that a %90 successful rehabilitation rate, was not what they wanted and that instead that desired the %10 successful rehabilitation rate that they had at the time without the program. That program was successful and effective, and it hasn't been used since they came up with it, you gotta ask yourself...why is that so?

proposed public vote system for law changing -

I didn't fully understand your answer,
but am satisfied not to discuss this one further.

Amsterdam's legal approach to cannabis use

bummer man, I'd really hoped you-

A.) had police officer friend over there
B.) knew all about the system/methods they use to police cannabis usage
C.) would be willing to comment and hopefully say "yes, its an excellent system and I'd definitely support implementing it in the U.S and elsewhere if indeed cannabis was legalised"

But you answered nevertheless and I will refrain from asking again.

That's all from me for a while,


and remember to be generous & thoughtful, because at the end of the day, the key to happiness is "you first, then me" essentially, a selfless good deed can still make even someone on death row feel good, and not many things in life hold that kind of power.

Much love to everybody,
-Bob Morrison

[edit on 24/12/09 by B.Morrison]

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:35 AM
From last night


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posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 01:04 AM
reply to post by semperfortis

Hey, in reference to one of the questions you answered in the last video where they asked " Have you considered taking the red pill"

That is a reference to the movie The Matrix.... In the movie there is a red pill and a blue pill.. If you take the red pill, it opens your eyes and you can see the crazy truth about what is really going on in the world... If you take the blue one then you continue to live in ignorance...

So that is what they meant...

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 01:08 AM
For calstorm

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posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 01:09 AM
reply to post by gimme_some_truth


Well no need to go back to a video for that.

I have taken neither, just simply do not need a pill to see the truth.


posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 01:23 AM
reply to post by semperfortis

Very good. Obvious but great answer to their question...

Who needs pills when the truth is right on front of you?

Thanks buddy.

EDIT: Merry Christmas!

[edit on 24-12-2009 by gimme_some_truth]

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 01:41 AM
Thanks for the response on my question Semperfortis. You bring up a valid point that the people operating the weapons are more of a concern than the weapons themselves. I, for one, just hope that the vast majority of LEOs have the same sentiments about this subject as you do. Weapons should be for defensive use only.

This, however, sparks another question in my mind. I'm not sure if you saw the G20 summit protest videos when they were all over ATS, but it appeared riot police were using tear gas and the LRAD device quite liberally on crowds that seemed fairly harmless (in the sense that they did not possess weapons, nor were they destroying property). In my opinion, in at least some of the videos I saw, police were using these non-lethal weapons in a fairly offensive manner. Do you feel that high-profile protests, such as the ones at the G20 summit or the RNC/DNC conventions, warrant a more offensive use of these types of weapons?

One more question if you have the time. You stated in an earlier video that a person's rights end where another's begin, meaning that if I disturb your peace, I no longer have the right to continue my disruptive actions. May I ask, then, what is the point of protesting in the first place if I am not allowed to disrupt the actions of the people I am protesting? How will those individuals even know that I disagree with their actions, much less change them, if I am not allowed to disturb or disrupt their peace?

Thanks again for your responses.

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 02:01 AM
Thank you Semper. I was thrilled to get a video to my self. You made my night. Great answers. I appreciate the the honesty in the answers to all the videos and giving a whole new perspective on police officers in general. I know personally, although I would like to think that I am speaking for the majority here, that I have a renewed respect for those in your profession.
I'll be sending a U2U, but take your time. Get home home and and relax some first. Hope you have a great Christmas, don't let it stress you out to much. I'll be looking forward to more of your videos.

Thanks again

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 02:57 AM
Thanks for the honest answer semperfortis.

BTW, the military uniform looks best on you so far.

Have a good Christmas and take care.

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 04:23 AM
Semper could you please ask B. morrison to stop being such a glory hog?
just kidding.
Thank you semper. I am all about what you said in the first of the last
Two vids. I believe understanding is the key. Excellent to hear you say that. As I said before I have
tried to reach out in this way in a couple failed threads. So I can't tell you
how cool I think this is. My hat is off to you Semper. Good job.

[edit on 24-12-2009 by randyvs]

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 04:21 PM
Recently in Las Vegas a motorcycle officer stopped a motorist who in turn took off running. After the officer missed him with the taser, he shot him, later finding a gun in the man's pocket. Who was licensed to carry it (an attorney for that matter).
Would you consider it a good shoot?

[edit on 24-12-2009 by EdOfTheDead]

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 09:03 PM

Originally posted by randyvs
Semper could you please ask B. morrison to stop being such a glory hog?
[edit on 24-12-2009 by randyvs]

Lol I believe you just told me yourself brother!

still but what? what do you mean by glory? coz i don't understand, like because I complimented semper or because someone starred my post? I promise I'll try harder not to compliment anybody from now on...bahahaha..

know u were joking, just curious what u meant..

Hope everyone's having a good Christmas!


[edit on 24/12/09 by B.Morrison]

posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 10:47 AM
Hi Semper and Happy Holidays to you.

I was arrested a little over a year ago for a misdemeanor Marijuana possession charge. When I got to court I received conditional dismissal. I have been looking to purchase a firearm but recently found out because of my record I might not be able to buy one. Do you know if conditional dismissal erases the charge off my record? If not, do I have to wait 4 years to purchase one? Where can I see my records? And lastly how do you feel about this law?

(this is directed at semper but if any of yall know it feel free to answer)

BTW the state I was arrested in was Georgia (in case state law varies)

posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 11:29 AM
reply to post by B.Morrison

It was just what I used as a figure of speech.
Ya you know I was kidding. Don't you even change a thing, you ask
some great Questions B.

Happy Happy to you and yours

[edit on 25-12-2009 by randyvs]

posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 01:48 PM
A personal question. You are looking for a previously convicted rapist/pedophile. This individual has tortured his latest victim, then murdered them. You have DNA evidence. When you eventually find him, have you been tempted to just pull the trigger? If so, how close were you?

posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 03:21 PM
( Made my question in bold to make it stand out from the conversation)

Hey Semper! Merry Christmas! Here is a question for you. In the past I have seen news stories about cops taking interrogation too far. I recall hearing things( rarely, but I have heard them) about a cop slapping a guy around, intimidating them etc... in order to get a confession...

I even recall one news story about a boy.... maybe 12-13 years old ( can't recall the exact age... His family had been murdered, and they thought maybe he did it... They kept him locked in the interrogation room for a really long time, no attorney or legal guardian present and essentially proceeded to mess with him psychologically until he was brainwashed ( For lack of a better term) into thinking he actually did kill them... he even gave a full statement explaining how he did it, even though he kept saying he didn't remember doing it..... Guess what? He didn't do it...

So my question is, in your experience, how common is it for police to willingly break laws, intimidate and manipulate people just to get a confession?

Also, why do you think these things are done? Are they really that anxious to arrest someone for a crime, even if the person they arrest did not do it, and the actual criminal is still out there somewhere?

That is a scary thought to me, that there are people out there who are more interested in getting an arrest rather than catching the right guy....

[edit on 25-12-2009 by gimme_some_truth]

posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 03:34 PM
On a slightly different note, just like EVERY OTHER line of business in the world there are bad apples... fortunately 99.99% of cops are good people...Unfortunately, that 0.01 percent is the one who seems to get the most attention.... and because of that there are people out there who assume that all cops are bad, mean and evil.. What do you want to say to those people who are clearly... confused... shall we say, about the reality of how nice cops really can be!?

[edit on 25-12-2009 by gimme_some_truth]

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