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Austin Man Facing 10 Years in Prison After Photographing Cops Making Arrest

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posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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It was just after midnight on New Year’s Day when Antonio Buehler spotted a pair of Austin cops manhandling a woman at a gas station during a DUI investigation, so he pulled out his cell phone and began taking photos.

That, of course, prompted one of the cops to storm up to him and accuse him of interfering with the investigation.

Austin police officer Pat Oborski shoved Buehler against his truck before handcuffing him. He later claimed in his arrest report that Buehler had spit in his face.

Buehler was charged with resisting arrest and felony harassment on a public servant, the latter punishable by up to 10 years in prison.


they have been video taping us being arrested for years. don't dare think you are safe to video tape them back.

i think the rodney king video is absolute proof that we need to be able to video tape any arrest, you know to police the police.

lots more to this story in link.




posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:05 PM
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You should've embedded this to your opening post. Tells alot about the case. Thank god this guy had a camera and he filmed this or we would never even hear anything except "guy sentenced for 10 years for spitting at an officer".



When you see something, film something.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by elitegamer23
www.pixiq.com...


It was just after midnight on New Year’s Day when Antonio Buehler spotted a pair of Austin cops manhandling a woman at a gas station during a DUI investigation, so he pulled out his cell phone and began taking photos.

That, of course, prompted one of the cops to storm up to him and accuse him of interfering with the investigation.

Austin police officer Pat Oborski shoved Buehler against his truck before handcuffing him. He later claimed in his arrest report that Buehler had spit in his face.

Buehler was charged with resisting arrest and felony harassment on a public servant, the latter punishable by up to 10 years in prison.


they have been video taping us being arrested for years. don't dare think you are safe to video tape them back.

i think the rodney king video is absolute proof that we need to be able to video tape any arrest, you know to police the police.

lots more to this story in link.


this makes me sick.


if this is true. i feel like puking.


this is awful.


how can they put an innocent person in JAIL, for taking pictures of police arresting someone else?


the cop should go to jail, and this person should go free if they haven't done anything wrong.


the judge and everyone else that put this person in jail wrongfully should also be in jail for some time.



thats my honest opinion.


things like this make me so angry, how someone who hasn't done anything wrong, has their life taken away from them, for NOTHING.



WHAT A WASTE OF HUMAN LIFE!!!!!!! this is sickening blasphemy, i can't even choose my words correctly.


i want to build my own space ship, and invite every innocent and friendly good person to come with me, so we can find a new planet, without this *****************ing **************y5687(%$^&*(&%^$^&7 EVIL MONSTERS on it.



WHERE IS HUMAN FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOMEONE SAVE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




peace.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Almost wanna start a thread and see if we can do a one a day, cause it seems like everyday we have another video of a peace officer not upholding the peace but doing just the opposite.

It just makes me sick that a badge is now your get away with anything pass, police forget it seems who they serve and what there sworn duty is. So sad that the criminals are the ones we don't fear anymore.....

SaneThinking



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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I can't tell anything from that video, other than the music is irritating. He could have spit many times and nobody could tell from that. Without the whole incident in context nobody could tell without lying themselves.

On a side note, hope they got the drunk woman out from behind the wheel before she kills someone.

On this though, I'll wait until there is something to go on other than a low quality video only showing a part of what occurred. Could be both the Officer(s) and that guy acted badly for all we know.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska

Originally posted by elitegamer23
www.pixiq.com...



SOMEONE SAVE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




peace.


Problem is, that's what everyone says. "SOMEONE save us!"

You have to BE the someone.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:49 PM
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I agree. See something, film something.

I watched two Seattle PD officers escorting a very belligerent guy out of the Folklife Festival this year. Every other word out of his mouth was MF-ers. I grabbed my phone.

Not because I expected to catch the cops doing something bad, but because I wanted to catch anything that was going to happen for proof of what happened. Regardless of the outcome. In the 2 minute video all that happens is the cops walk this a-h0|3 to the exit and he leaves.

Now at this point I'm thinkin "crisis averted. Nice job oficcers". And I shut off the video. Unfortunately what happened next caught me way off guard. The cops noticed that I was filming then came up to me and gave me guff about how I "wouldn't be able to sell that one on the Internet" (exact quote)

I was floored. I said that I filmed it so that the truth could be known in case the guy did something terrible. They scoffed and marched away with the same look of guys at bars who almost fight but then get stopped. Too much steroids me thinks.

I vowed never to shut off the video again until I am sure the show is over.

My advice to the filmer, don't stop filming until you leave. I missed the best part.

Cheers



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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I wonder, why can't/aren't the people passing bills to allow photographing police officers in action? Just a thought. Make the law work for you. Too many people complaining about laws being passed when they themselves can pass laws to assist themselves in being protected and safe. Use the law to your advantage. Citizens aren't perfect and neither are their PSO's. What better way to effect justice! It's what the States and Federal government use, why not deem what's good for the goose is good for the gander? We have cameras nearly everywhere. How can it be "illegal" to film a police officer when they most likely are already being filmed?



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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There's no need for such a law. Filming police is lawfull despite what they might say. You might as well ask for someone to pass a bill making drinking water lawfull.

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She was the passenger actually. There was another woman who was being investigated. Cops claim she was vocal and therefore interfering with the investigation and arrested her. Video shows lies in the police report such as the guy being "on the cops face" and cops claiming him spitting, cop whiping off the spit and then cuffing the guy.
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posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by Gridrebel
I wonder, why can't/aren't the people passing bills to allow photographing police officers in action?


You're approaching this from the point of view that the police are here to help and protect us, when unfortunately the reality is that they are here to CONTROL us. Whatever the reasons how it became this way or why some justify their actions, it is what it is. Police of course want evidence to use against you while not wanting any to be used against themselves. It's laughable anyone excuses this.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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"When a man assumes public office he should consider himself public property"~Thomas Jefferson

That is not to say that they are the property of the public, or owned by the public but since their assumed office is an office of public service they inherit the scrutiny of the public, which by all accounts is their boss since they work for the public.

The fact that so many states and communities have passed these types of laws should scream volumes about the agenda of TPTB and their end plans for the citizens of whom they are sworn to serve. It originally started out with implied immunity or sovereign immunity laws which protect LEO's and other public officials from prosecution for their actions. Now since so many agencies have been slapped with civil suits and had to pay millions in settlement fees based largely off of video footage, we now see these laws banning videotaping and photographing of their actions.

"We The People" have been transformed into "We The Subjects" that are being forced everyday to comply with their unconstitutional, oppressive law.

When are the people of America gonna wake up and stop being complacent to the will of the tyrannical elite that wish to enslave us? Is it really more important to the majority of Americans to have their cable TV, internet, other material items, and what ever entitlements they are receiving than to live in oppression and fear?

Myself personally I am ready for some real "Hope and Change", the kind that will secure our liberties for generations to come. The kind that will, not be given to us by a bunch of lying, corrupt, power hungry politicians, but the kind that we will make for ourselves by standing up to these tyrants and their totalitarian agenda, stopping it by what ever means necessary, and securing our futures in accordance with the principles that we were founded upon. The only way this will happen is through the people not the government, government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem. Stories such as the one the OP posted are proof of this.

I can guarantee you that what we are witnessing today is only the tip of the iceburg of what is to come in the next 5-10 years. Just think of the liberties we have lost since 9/11and Patriot Act all in the name of the better good and safety of society. Now we have the NDAA, NRDPA, and coming of internet policing and all the other BS laws and regulations that restrict our freedoms all in the name of "safety" from whatever the government at the time makes up to use as a threat.

As far as the man being arrested for videotaping an officer making an arrest and that officer claiming that the act of videotaping is interfering is absolute bull# and any judge that agrees with this should be removed from the bench dragged outside and hanged for all to see because at that point he is an enemy of the public by imposing sentence for a crime that is unconstitutional and judges swear an oath to uphold the constitution of their states and the US as well as the laws. However since the constitution is supreme law they have an inherent obligation to uphold the constitution before any law.

The fact is that niether judges, police, or politicians are concerned with upholding the constitution or protecting an individuals rights. Their only concern is appeasing the powers behind the scenes that keep them in power and seek to institute totalitarian control over the citizenry of this nation.

We have created our own prison and police state by continuing to vote the same tyrannical bastards into office each term regardless of their voting record and attack on our liberties.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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Well said, and I was with you right up until "voting". I've completely lost faith in voting, I just can't help but wonder if everything is rigged, you ask everyone you know about certain laws and can't find anyone that supports them, yet they miraculously pass on a regular basis. After watching the political system rob Ron Paul and how the media helped these criminals, I'm pretty much done with that process...

Now I've joined the growing ranks of citizens just waiting for the right moment.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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Looks like he was taking the photos from the rear of his truck where he was ultimately apprehended. In other words, he did not get in the way of police, and may not have even moved while documenting the incident. Which contradicts the claim by police that he got in their face. And they claim he spit at them - Translation: They don't like being yelled at back.

It's another case of officers uncomfortable with someone documenting their lack of professionalism and turning it into a charge against an innocent person. We are seeing this too often.

It's my opinion that law enforcement policies within this country need to be revised.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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I agree. There is NO reason WHY average citizens shouldnt be able to video Law Enforcement.

"WE" pay their salarys. That said , change the Laws. Only "WE" can do that.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by PsykoOps
You should've embedded this to your opening post. Tells alot about the case. Thank god this guy had a camera and he filmed this or we would never even hear anything except "guy sentenced for 10 years for spitting at an officer".



When you see something, film something.


thank you for embedding this! i am old and took some time off ats so i forgot how to do certain things, such as embedding videos.

i will set a goal to learn this trick by the weekend. i have too many kids softball games, and work too many hours this week to think about it right now.

if we were all intelligent citizens we would have dash cams in our cars . something similar to this.



i just tried to embed a video. forgive me if it didn't work.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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If this is truly a innocent guy getting taken down by corrupt police of which they really know the truth being involved and all.
10 years wouldn`t be long enough for those cops if I was him. I`d be killing them after I got out.
And thinking of it everyday for those 10 years it would become my new life purpose.
Screw that two wrongs don`t make a right crap.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by Paschar0
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Now I've joined the growing ranks of citizens just waiting for the right moment.


Same here. That's why I chose to move where I am, so when the right moment presents itself and TSHTF I am not in an urban area surrounded by a million pissed off entitlists who would kill me and my family for our food and supplies.



posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 12:09 AM
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I want one. How do you pick a good camera out of all the junk for sale?



posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 10:04 AM
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So I guess Austin has about $150K burning a hole in their municipal pocket?

This is about as automatic of a "settlement payoff" as you can get.

Everyone should start snapping photos and recording videos just waiting for that one neanderthal cop who will smash your property and hand you a free voucher for a six figure settlement.

This is not illegal. Never has been illegal. Yet because they want it to be illegal they keep trying to enforce fantasy laws that do not exist.

Some states tried to make it illegal. Some still prance around claiming it's illegal.
How they can make the claim and still write settlement checks out to the people they harass is beyond me but they do.

It's like if they just believe it real hard it'll magically be true.

It is ignorance or hubris that keeps cops doing stupid things?



posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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I live in the UK and from my perspective a potential 10 year jail sentence is too extreme. I think the US President needs to be made aware of this and all the other incidents that seem to happen far too often. He has lost control of the country he is supposed to serve and protect. The minions are running riot and they need to be stamped down on fast and furious. A leader needs to show those he commands that such behavior will not be tolerated.

I think the US President needs to be made aware of how serious you all feel about these kind of incidents. Another mass protest for your voices to shake the very foundations of the White House. Or a long term online campaign petition. Incidents like these will continue to happen otherwise and all that will be done is continued bitter complaining on forums like ATS and nothing will be done about it.

I know the US President can not be everywhere at once while busy pandering to corporate interests, I feel that he should return to the grassroots for a while. And not just for a day visit either.



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