Comment: "Contempt of cop"

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"Contempt of cop"

Another sad but not all that unexpected story. No wonder those Austin
cops don't want people following them around and recording their conduct.

Someone referenced this in the article comments...

"Contempt of cop is law enforcement jargon in the United States for behavior by citizens towards law enforcement officers that the officers perceive as disrespectful or insufficiently deferential to their authority. The phrase is associated with arbitrary arrest and detention and is often discussed in connection to police misconduct such as use of excessive force or even police brutality as a reaction to disrespectful behavior rather than for any legitimate law enforcement purpose.
Arrests for "contempt of cop" may stem from a type of "occupational arrogance" when a police officer thinks he or she should not be challenged or questioned..." (when they bother with arresting, that is)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contempt_of_cop