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The Growing Trend of Citizens 'Testing' Police (video)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some in law enforcement said there is a growing trend of people testing them.

Officers said more people are attempting to bait people into violating their rights so they catch it on camera, and in some cases, cash in.

10TV obtained dash camera video from the Beavercreek Police Department. The video shows a man wearing a rifle on his back, admitting to the officer why he is carrying a gun.

The man tells the officer he is going to go to every city and try to get a lawsuit to make some easy money. The officer then asks if he is trying to set officers up. The man answers, “Yeah.”

Here in central Ohio, Grove City Police Captain Jeff Pearson said his officers have experienced similar encounters.


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The report is trying to

cast pranking police by looking like you're doing something illegal and testing police as the same category. It's not at all. Any (white) frat guy might do the water bottle prank, knowing he's not going to get smashed once the ruse is discovered.

It takes a patriot to risk harassment or false charges by doing something legal, but hated by some police. And "cashing in" isn't at all the goal of testing police. Causing the department to incur cost for violating rights is a main goal, of course, but who is going to risk a likely costly legal battle over false allegations for the far chance of penalizing misconduct? Only a patriot, because that's a bad investment finances-wise.

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I forgot to add in my previous post

I'm extremely impressed the officer at 0:42 actually admits, without trying to walk around it, that it is their job to know the law. Kudos to this guy. If more cops thought like that we'd have a much more peaceful society.

Yup "without trying to walk around it"

I understand the distinction you're making. The officer wholeheartedly presents it as the core of his job. It's not some reluctant admission dragged out of him by the circumstances. He was already wearing that on his sleeve.

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Forget 'cashing in'

Some of us are not trying to 'cash in' on your crimes. Some of us who are highly aware in law are seeking to gain actual evidence of your crimes and have you thrown in prison. We are also seeking to go through the process of justice as accusers to identify the criminal gang in the courts and district attorneys offices to find those who obstruct justice and have those criminals thrown in prison too. Criminals claiming to be 'law enforcement' are a danger to society and are the single largest threat to the peace and domestic tranquility there is in America.

If you are a good cop and don't want to be the target of a criminal investigation by the people then fire the bad cops immediately and re-train all good cops on what 'consent of the governed' within lawful agency actually means. If you don't know what the law is and you go bossing people around and breaching our peace then you will be the prey of our criminal investigations against you.

Ignorance of the law is not a defense.

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My god, that was so lame

I haven't watched TV news in years, I guess I have forgotten how hokey it is. Just the look on that "reporter's" face for the fist 30 seconds of the clip; so serious, so judgmental. This stuff is so obviously designed to dictate public opinion, it's so laughable.

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The police were primed by their Homegrown Terrorist training.

The police were the first ones who were baited by Homeland Security into overreacting in these situations. Their order to "confront the sheeple and put them in their place" is backfiring. The government seems to want non-thinking robocops.

Well, this wouldnt be a

Well, this wouldnt be a problem if many of these officers werent more than eager to actually violate your rights.

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Shouldn't this be

in the Statist Propaganda Forum?

Talking to police? That's crazy.


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When cops get a 911 call

When cops get a 911 call about someone open carrying, why don't they ask if that person is pointing the gun at someone? If not, there is no suspicion of a crime, thus no need to respond.

They choose to respond because they have decided that is their policy. If I see a woman walking down the street in a sexy dress, should I call 911 so they can go ask the woman if she is a prostitute?

"Divert Officers Attentions Away From Real Crimes"

That's pretty funny.

If police had to resort to only paying attention to "real crimes", 95% of them would be out of a job.

Our reaction to this crap segment propagandized for police power

should be to create a 501(4) organization for the purpose of crafting judicial legal tools to pass in state legislatures for citizens to proactively enforce government violations unilaterally in the courts.

If they get to throw us into our own ringer with unlawful orders than we ought to be able to order a proper ringer for each and every one of their illegal actions and with one key police remedy they use on the people; DETERRENCE!

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Baiting or Reminding?

Cops seriously need reminders that we DO have rights and they aren't supposed to overstep them. I see most of these encounters as just doing that. Cops have become so used to pushing us that they are confused/angered/frustrated/insert word of choice when someone stands up them them.

There's a good chance that I'll be driving from Cali to Texas this summer or fall so I'll probably be going through some of those border checks.. then we'll see if I have the courage of my convictions ;)

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A right not exercised is a right you do not have.

From entrapment, to violating rights that officers swear to protect and defend from ALL ENEMIES, yet they do not realize that they are the enemy to the constitution via their political leaders who give them orders to do so, and corrupt courts wanting to expand their monies and size. Today the courts so blatantly stand against the constitution that they openly state their disdain for it, yet they also took the oath and should be bound by it.

Perhaps one day training for officers will be mandatory when enough influential people are effected by the police state, but middle class and lower class families will continue to suffer under police state policies with no recourse. And the more officers that go on television and reveal their ignorance of the constitution the better, as one day these videos might be used against them in a court of law, should the people ever decide to take America back, and use them we will.

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So, correct me if I'm wrong here

But a department, in general, that is known for settnig people up so they can get money is now complaining that people are setting them up so they can get money? Should I start crying them a river now or wait till I get home?

Damn, I just used my last tiny fiddle on Feinstein or I'd play them a sad little ditty.

Official SF propaganda translation:

A growing trend of people are realizing they have constitutional rights and have been conditioned for years to accept law enforcement trampling on them. People are now exercising their rights which is unexpected for the cops who have grown accustomed to doing whatever the hell they want with no recourse. Citizens record the reaction of cops as they are public servants and have no expectation of privacy in conjunction with the fact that trooper dash cams go out unexpectedly when needed for evidence of officer misconduct.

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