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Message Subject Cops draw guns on black man picking up trash on his property
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Order in one hand and shit in the other.

Unless there is a legitimate reason for an "investigation" there is no requirement to "comply" with a police officer. He's just another person, subject to the same laws as everyone else.
Imagine if we went to the officers house and held him at gunpoint for doing yard work.

Truth is they were hoping he throw the trash clamp if they kept egging him on.
there was no cause for any of this and those officers should be charged with felony menacing and assault a deadly weapon.

Police need to learn the limits of their powers better
That's means probable cause, a warrant, or observing a crime without fishing for it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72043142


If those guns come out of them holsters it should be to shoot a deadly imminent threat when no other solution exists, not to try to force compliance.

Chickenshit move that gets a lot of innocent people shot.

This is not what self defense is and typically drawing weapons to force compliance is felony assault with a deadly weapon and possibly kidnapping.

Police must be held to a higher standard of obeying the law, not a non existent one, and a full study of the Constitution (which is the law which limits their powers) should be required for all cops
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72043142


Wonder if the man filed a civil lawsuit against the department and city... he'd win and the city would most likely settle for $$$ out of court.

What a shame cops like this idiot give a bad name to other goo LEO's.
 Quoting: exlibris


I read yesterday he is thinking of filing a lawsuit against them for racial profiling.
 
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