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Video: University police reviewing officers’ conduct after video of dorm room raid goes viral

By Josiah Ryan | December 11, 2012


The University of Kentucky – Lexington (UKL) Police Department says it is reviewing the conduct of two of its officers after they appeared in a viral YouTube video threatening a student with expulsion while forcing their way into his dorm room on Saturday.

The University of Kentucky Police Department is reviewing the conduct of two of their officers after a video of a dorm room raid went viral.

Official university policy, obtained by Campus Reform on Tuesday, states that police officers may not search a student’s dorm room without permission.

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As Rick Perry would say, "Oops"

"Illegal Dorm Room Se..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Graham Paul Gaddis.

I vaguely remember reading a

I vaguely remember reading a case study in Business Law about the different types of assault. I remember someone being spit on and filing a civil lawsuit and winning hundreds of thousands.

I wonder how much that cops push in the chest is worth?

wheres the video?

user removed video already? can anyone post the vid?

edit: found it



This one is removed too.

Because of copyright law? How does that work?

Administrative Law

It's my understanding that Administrative Laws apply only to the Administration. Anybody here have any insight on this?

Pretty sad

There are ignorants on both sides of the spectrum. The security staff obviously are ignorant and irresponsible and the student had to do what he had to do to make his point and it worked for him luckily. Otherwise, they would of been watching him like a hawk ;) Yet I think the student has some great deal of work to do on his manners. lol


I'm confused.

Why is everyone here glorifying this attention seeker? He purposefully tried to get the campus police to break a rule. (The only rule they broke was opening his refrigerator, they have authority to enter the dorm, as it's owned by the college.) This reminds me of when Adam Kokesh and some of his friends went outside of a Gingrich HQ in NH before the primary. They kept harassing the employees, and when one security officer lightly touched one of them whilst trying to talk calmly, the Kokesh friend started flipping out and began screaming "assault!" The video really turned me off to Kokesh for a while, and I think it makes us look bad. It was embarrassing, quite frankly.

This violation would never have happened if they student hadn't deliberately provoked the officers. I've heard some people here talking about how wrong it is for cops to bait people into crime (bait car, fake drug sellers, fake prostitution), and I agree with them. So let's not glorify this attention seeker,please.

I agree

How can you expect respect from an officer if you don't respect them yourself. This guy/kid needs to grow up. I bet he was the same way with his parents. I'm surprised the officers restrained themselves for so long listening to this kid rant and insult them like he did. If he keeps up this attitude after college I wouldn't be surprised to see this kid in a jail cell for a while. Right or wrong, that's where he'll end up.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

I'm not sure it's fair

to say the kid's primary intent is seeking attention. There's a difference between keeping cops out of your domicile and actively harassing the employees of a political opponent. Entrapment is the similarity? I'm glad to see a real consequence for the university cop overstepping his authority. The cop lies and blusters, "I'm going to have you expelled." It's nice to see the university make a good call, in spite of the intemperate behavior of the student. Being a punk, or an attention seeker, is not a crime. Searches without warrants are crimes.

My hero.

My hero.

Now that guy understand principles..

Try and remember what you saw here today.. That guy stood for what he believed in. He was a dick but he got the message across.

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This student

should file a law suit against the cops and the Univ of Kentucky. As far as his attitude...there is no law saying you must be nice to cops...especially when they are violating your rights.

Where is "belligerence" in

the law? What is this wave of insanity that says you have to do whatever a cop tells you? Put down the iPod or I'll taze you... "I'm in charge here!" he says.

Cop was fired


Cop is fired. Tough time to lose your job but if he knew anything about the law he was enforcing, he would still have it.

4th amendment exists much to the chagrin of authorities.

Oh, so there IS a 4th amendment!

You're right. Cops that know the law have a completely different approach, and they don't start d*ck size matches.

Cop's phone is probably ringing off the hook

from other PDs wanting to hire him.

That's just sad.

I seriously wouldn't doubt it..

Just another way I'm sure they get away with no real punishment.

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Fired for cause

is pretty good. If that becomes more frequent, things will change. Especially if it applies to bankers.

You might get fed small fish

but there is only one way you'll ever get them.. Up close and personal..

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For bankers,

a good team of dedicated prosecutors, political will and money can work. William Black was successful with the Keating Five, but he had a huge team, and a big budget, and even still, was sued, personally, for hundreds of millions, by the targets of his investigations. We need people like him.


You're talkin' back alley justice?

hear say?

ah, "it's all in my head"... you're right, cop. it is ALL in YOUR head. you dumb fuck...

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

Screw them

The cops take more abuse from their wifes when they get home at night. Thats why they act like dicks. No warrant, no entry thats the law.

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Even rude, disrespectful

Even rude, disrespectful "punks" have constitutional rights. In fact, the constitution exists to protect the most unpopular or "deviant" behavior.The cops were totally overreaching their power.

"I will not submit to authority of man. I'm alive, I'm awake, this is more than I can take." -Jordan Page

To everyone critiquing his

To everyone critiquing his attitude: How would you like it if a plain clothed gang came to your front door demanding to enter your home without a warrant...and eventually did? Some of you would use deadly force. Again, badges dont grant extra rights. People fault him for having an attitude? Thats ridiculous.

so obnoxious.

and i'm inclined to agree.. except i'm assuming he signed a contract saying pudgy men with braces can raid his shit whenever they wish or suspect "contraband" is in the room. am i wrong?

I respect the kid

Yes he was an immature idiot but at least he knew his rights. That's more than I can say for millions of slaves in the USA.

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Just a quick comment

It doesn't matter whether someone is "acting like a dick" or not, the person is always constitutionally protected. In this guy's case though, its a dorm room, I'm guessing university policy is police can always go into the dorm room.

Lines were crossed by the "admin police"

but all parties were acting like dicks. Stringing sentences together without telling people to take it in the tonsils would have been a better approach by this student. The point he is trying to make will be muddied by his poor choice of vocabulary.

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