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Originally posted by richierich
reply to post by GovtFlu
Obstructing and delaying an officer CANNOt be upheld unless the photographer is PHYSICALLY interfering. A cop CANNOT charge you legally for that just because he CHOOSES to ignore his duties and instead focus on you. Get it?
Cops HATE the Constitution and the 1st amendment, as well as all other protections we have against them, but no law can take away our right to observe and record events in public, and cops who falsely arrest people on these bogus charges should be SUED immediately...the ACLU will help..and soon we will see the cops slink back under whatever slimy rock they crawled out from under.
How DARE some donut munching flatfoot assume that he is so special and so exalted among men that only THEY are allowed to film US!! The nerve...cops have a lot of nerve...but no morals..and that will trip them up every time. The courts will never allow this to go on....and NO ONE can show any law that will stand up in a Federal court....cops are NOT in private when they are on duty, no matter how much they want to fool you.
And of course there are the badge kissing cheering squads. You know, when the SHTF no amount of "My son in law the cop" is going to save you from the abuses they will gleefully hand out. (see aftermath of Katrina for visual aids)
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Actually this shows you how much you know. The cops from the LASD and the santamonica PD will be laughing their butts off. you see they hate (can't stand) the LAPD. go ahead and ask any Los Angeles deputy, highway patrol man, or PD from any other city in LA county. it's friggen true. they will be laughing because the whole thing is yet again all about and over some LAPD guy. you know what the general perception is about the LAPD by every other LA county LEO agency is? iut's that the LAPD are complete f ups. they are badly trained. badly recruited and selected, often rejected from other LEO agencies, unproffessional screw ups. Every other agency hates it when LAPD shows up to their scene cause they usually screw everything up.
Now don't get me wrong there are exceptions to every rule and some LAPD are actually competent. but by andlarge even other LEO agencies in LA county think they are hacks.
Originally posted by zaiger
Originally posted by Oldnslo
I'm working on my son-in- law's pc. He's 20 year veteran with LAPD CRASH & SWAT.
I do not mean to speak ill of anyone's character but you do know that LAPD's CRASH unit was shut down for being (arguably) the most corrupt bunch of cops in the history of California. To this day they are still investigating unsolved rape, murder and robbery crimes linked to them.
Yes. and he was proven innocent of all charges.
Just to make sure your opinions are known, my son-in-law said he'd make sure my statement and your response gets posted on the boards at his station with LAPD, the Santa Monica PD, and LA County Sheriff's. I'm sure they will be entertained by your opinions and comments.