In America many policemen don't care what your rights are. They only consider what they can get away with.
The Cop handcuffed the Citizen for "obstruction" when he did not obey the Cop's command to stop recording. The Details below.
Date: 4 September 2012
Location: 9331 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
Soddy Daisy (population 12,800) is located 30 km north of Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Soddy Daisy police department email: email@example.com (Let them know what you think)http://www.soddydaisytn.gov/safety/police.htm
The man in the blue shirt was riding a bike. He had been stopped by the Cop several minutes earlier. The Cop had been driving the unmarked, black police car on the left when he pulled over the man who was riding the bike.
A few minutes earlier the Citizen who recorded this had been driving his car past the point where he saw the Cop and another officer detaining the man in the blue shirt. The Citizen, who did not know--and still does not know--the man in the blue shirt, pulled into a parking lot (near a Wal-Mart, located camera rea-right), parked his car, and exited his vehicle. He then began to film the Cop
The Cop saw that he was being filmed, and he called for backup.
Shortly thereafter, a third cop arrived. This officer then approached the Cop who called for backup and asked: "Is that him?" referring to the Citizen who was filming.
The Cop then crossed the street, followed the the third officer. To establish a reasonable suspicion that would permit him to harass the Citizen who was filming, the Cop asked him: "How do you know this boy over here?" referring to the Man in the blue shirt.
The Citizen did not know the Man in the blue shirt, had never seen him before. But because the Cop can claim that he had a "reasonable suspicion" that the man filming him knew the Man in the blue shirt, he therefore could question and detain the Citizen, and in that devious way, stop him from filming. When the Citizen did not stop recording, the Cop knocked the Citizen's hand away and down, then yanked the phone out of the Citizen's hand, and handcuffed him.
The Cop places the phone in his pant pocket, then escorts the citizen across the street to where the Man in the blue shirt is standing.
The video ends when the Cop turns the recording device (cell phone) off. According to a legal expert, the Cop did not have the legal right to turn off the recording device.
So, in America, if you watch the police for any reason, they can detain you on any flimsy pretext they wish to conjure up.
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