I fail to see the big deal here. Are we supposed to be rejoicing that a cop/citizen interaction didn't end up with a tazing? The sheriff had no problem (illegally) detaining two citizens while he checked and double-checked to see if they were breaking any laws. Only after he was 110% sure that they weren't, and with the knowledge that he was being recorded, did he consider their rights worth protecting.
I would have loved to hear him say to the airport goon "Sir, I don't work for you. I work for them." Or for him to tell said goon "Sir, if you continue to harass these two citizens I will have no choice but to arrest you for violating their rights."
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