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Message Subject Cops draw guns on black man picking up trash on his property
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2nd Link explains why the officer was there. Most citizens would simply comply recognizing the cop was there doing his job but not these days in certain communities and or so many people.

Today, so many want to argue their rights in the streets instead of just responding to a simple request because they immediately go to this "I know my rights" defense. It's dangerous....

Are they right? Well, yes and no. Sure, the guy was on "his" property and yes he as not doing "anything wrong" but when police have had numerous calls of thefts in MY neighborhood I would certainly WELCOME their additional patrolling of my neighborhood and if they wanted to make sure I belonged where I claim I do but again, that is me.

How did we get here? Well....honestly, I think the main culprit are the media and politicians who are bent on sowing seeds of dissent and distrust in order to gain or remain in power and of course lets not forget, there is LOTS of money in sowing this kind of division.

I don't know the answer but the way things are going one thing is certain..more and more of the "good cops" are either going to leave or just never apply for the jobs because who in their right mind would want to subject themselves to the abuse and lack of support along with the constant threat of violence and or criminal charges being levied against them at the drop of a hat? Answer...nobody
 Quoting: FeedYourHead

He gave the cop the only bit of id he had.
Dont typically carry my wallet when im doing yardwork myself.

If you can't see the problems here as well, then it will take until you start getting harassed for no reason.

8 cops...for standing with a bucket and a clamp...
...in your yard...
Weapon drawn...

Aren't you patriots like "dont tread on me"?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77645551

Where did I say I didn't see the problems here?

Harassed for no reason? Hate to tell you but I have been harassed (TWICE) in my life to a level MUCH higher than this man and in fact, in one case for the same reason.

Once I was placed in a choke hold and pulled thru a fence and arrested (disorderly conduct for failure to id) when I had committed no crime of any kind...I thought the cop was going to kill me.

Another some kid had told the cops I had "kicked him". I was walking out of my apt to go wash my car when the cop pulled up, said NOTHING to me but walked up to me and placed me again in a choke hold and took me to the ground, Shouting..."So you like kicking little Kids"...again, this cop didn't say one word to me before doing this so don't talk to me about police ABUSE...I understand it very well.

I will look again at the video but I didn't see a "drawn weapon"...I saw the officer with his hand on his weapon..that is NOT a drawn weapon and yes, I have experienced this before as well. (EDIT) In looking again it does appear the officer actually DID draw his weapon and was holding it at his side. It is my understanding that is against procedure in most police departments as you are not supposed to draw a weapon unless you intend to use it. Of course I'm no attorney and I don't that if that is factual or not.

Had a crazy x-wife called 911 once and then the dumb bitch hung up....well, guess how the officer who showed up at my door reacted to that...yep, with his hand on his gun!

Did I scream about my rights? Did I complain to anyone about him threatening me in my own home? NO...I understood and actually turned to the dumb bitch and told her to look, this is what SHE caused because of HER actions!

I could post videos of cops in similar situations we are discussing here who are DEAD now because they were NOT ready to defend themselves.

It's a fine line between lawfulness and anarchy....there is a level of distrust that has grown and when you CHOOSE to blame one side for that distrust it is YOU who is not seeing the problem.
 Quoting: FeedYourHead

And after those situations you are like
"Meh, it's fine" ?

Nothing I can say next to those experiences
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77645551

Where the HELL did I say, "It's Fine"? Obviously you have reading comprehension problems...

Point is, the place to fight "rights" battles is NOT in the street with people who have guns...regardless how right you may or may not be but my thoughts went to how we have gotten to where we are.

People who only see the problem as being ONE SIDE causing it are either just lazy, ignorant or just refuse to see the truth. I offered that truth in the first post of mine in which you replied but you chose to overlook it and instead blame one side only. So which of the above categories above do you fall into?

So, just how quickly can things change for a cop in a seemingly normal situation?

This quickly;

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