Giving credit to a cop for NOT lying. That's great.
So you don't give credit for someone doing the right thing?
God forbid someone is aware of their rights and takes a stand against a so-called authority figure attempting to trample on them.
God forbid someone actually treat a cop like a person. They are, you know. Sometimes they are bad persons, but they are persons.
That is absurd. If you valued yourself or your own life, you would enforce YOUR OWN rights when they needed to be enforced. I sincerely hope people don't teach their daughters to comply with rape because the time to enforce her rights are in court!
Was this guy's life in danger? Did he think the cop was going to hit him in the head and run off with his gun?
If the cop was using physical force illegally, that would be a different story. If the cop was attempting to rape someone, that would be a different story. But in any case, are you able to take down a cop who is armed, trained, experienced, and has backup? The incident is going before a judge at some point anyway, and I would think it wiser to give the cop your name and, if you feel you have a case, go to a lawyer once you are finished.
A wise man picks his fights. A fool looks for fights.
Did you know that the Indiana governor just recently signed a bill into law giving private citizens the right to use deadly force against police officers by putting them in the same legal standing as private citizens when performing crimes?
Yes, and I support that. But do you equate asking for ID without suspicion on a par with breaking into a house and raping someone?
Calling the cops to investigate an innocent person who is exercising his rights to open-carry is along the same lanes of someone calling the cops on an innocent black man just because they are scared of black people. It's wrong on many levels
But you appear to think the guy should have shot the cop for asking for his ID! What exactly did you want the cop to do? Ignore the call? Quit his job? Cry and beg for forgiveness? Arrest himself? What?
The very fact that once his supervisor arrived and took the responsibility of the decision he was happy to comply says he was not doing this to harass... he was doing his job!
The guy with the camera, the guy you are praising, was making that job harder on purpose. We have a word for people like that around here, which I will not repeat in polite company.