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Yeah, you're a fool! 👮Audit Freakout

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u/TheRealRobinJR 4d ago

"Technically, your honor, it was a gut bump. I rest my case."

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u/Divinepyramid 4d ago

He evidently has Dressers Disease. That’s where you chest falls into your drawers…

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u/HilariouslyBloody 3d ago

"Dickie Do Club"

His belly sticks out more than his dickie do

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u/ItsDuckarus 3d ago

Dunlap disease. His belly done lapped his pants.

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u/bahgheera 3d ago

He's on the see food diet.

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u/flimspringfield 4d ago

"I breast my case".

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u/vaskeklut8 3d ago edited 3d ago

Maybe - just maybe - the americans should take a teeny tiny bit of their IMMENSE 'military-budget' to educate (the force that's supposed to protect their citizens INSIDE the homeland) the police-force WAY WAY WAY better.

Six months just do not cuttit!

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u/JayHawk1025 4d ago

Have a heart...he just got back from donuts and coffee break.

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u/gh057ofsin 3d ago

Gotta have a chest that outweighs the gut if you're gonna chest bump... otherwise its just a tummy tussle /s

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u/Phil_MaNuts 4d ago

If only all our egos would just die.

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u/siskavard_ 4d ago edited 4d ago

then what would I watch for entertainment?

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u/updootsforkittehs 4d ago

Cat vids

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u/synthesize_me 4d ago

I dunno man, my cat has the biggest ego on this block.

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u/NeedleInArm 3d ago

~*purposely pushes cup of water off table*~

"What you gonna do, little bitch? Go fill up my food bowl."

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u/MichaelLochte 4d ago

That wouldn’t be so bad

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u/Potatonet 4d ago

Welcome to my life

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u/TheMaveCan 4d ago

This is the correct response.

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u/vangard128 4d ago

I like your slime

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u/EagerWaterBuffalo 4d ago

Any tips on killing it?

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u/Rhinoturds 4d ago

I hear copious amounts of shrooms can do it.

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u/Scrumpy-poo 4d ago

LSD, mushrooms, DMT, ayahuasca...

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u/stonecoldjelly 3d ago

Unfortunately I don’t know if they destroy insecurity which is what makes these egos a problem

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u/PreviousFriendship85 4d ago

Meditation is the slow path

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u/brallipop 4d ago

We could all be hobbits but nooooo

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u/KAIGREENESGRAPEFRUIT 3d ago

'ego death is where you find happiness'

  • Ty Dolla Sign

but seriously take DMT or LSD; they'll take the blinders off and teach you a lesson

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u/HumphreyImaginarium 4d ago

-Evangelion Intensifies-

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u/ActiveDetective 3d ago

Wanna fanta

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u/Beast_Mode 4d ago

“Today’s education day and I’m the teacher” classic line

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u/Western_Cheesecake_7 4d ago

I watch his YouTube channel, in my opinion he's the best first amendment auditor out there. Him and his son cover each other recording each with a camera just in case something like this happens. He's been traveling the past two years with his son doing Audits. Never thought I'd see them on here.

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u/GirlsLoveMyNeckbeard 4d ago

whats his name?

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u/Western_Cheesecake_7 4d ago

I can't remember his name, but I know what the channel is called. Is it against rules for me to say it here?

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u/Draconianoverlords 4d ago

They're no FedSmoker.

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u/OriginalSin22 4d ago

How’d you get a job here, Fuckface?

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u/dinobyte 3d ago

you just lost your life

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u/CriManSquaFC 3d ago

You just threaten my life?

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u/Glldinkiering 3d ago

I’m a retired double agent you fucking rtd.

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u/Alittlestitchious 3d ago

You didn’t follow proto. You’re finished.

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u/AutomaticRadish 4d ago

Touch my camera through the fence

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u/ParatusLetum 4d ago

RIP Conald. May he always Come up in May.

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u/mackass17 3d ago

Featherin it up in heaven

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u/Several_Station2199 3d ago

Featherin in all our hearts now 🙌🏼

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u/SuperUltraJesus 4d ago

Yurr done bud, you didn't follow proto.

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u/AutomaticRadish 4d ago

I’m an American you fuck

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u/Glldinkiering 3d ago

This is America you dumb son of a bitch

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u/1959Gibson 3d ago

He’s the best to ever do it

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u/Nomaspapas 3d ago

Gonna give em the baby raper stamp right on the forehead

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u/ItsGettingStrangeLou 3d ago

Keep it proto brother

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u/PanelJudge 3d ago

Hi mommy.

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u/The_Dying_Gaul323bc 3d ago

“You just ruined your life”

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u/mrhuntingtonferder 3d ago

tsss AAahhhhh!

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u/causefx 4d ago

i’d like to know.

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u/JimmyJames109 4d ago

They each have youtube channels. The dad's is Amagansett Press, and the sons is watching the watchmen.

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u/theforkofdamocles 4d ago

Heh. If you hadn’t shared it, I was prepared to compel you by saying “Tubal Cain”.

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u/boofybutthole 4d ago

Souuuuund of music, classic Jimmy James episode

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u/legalalias 4d ago

First video I pulled is him causing an issue in a Texas airport by refusing to wear a mask…

I get it—Federal Executive Power clashing with State Executive Power—but I don’t think he could he pick a more dogshit way to do an “audit.”

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u/stmcvallin2 4d ago

They’re both anti-mask agitators who claim “medical exemption” and go into places looking to cause trouble under the guise of a “first amendment audit”. These guys are the real clowns.

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u/strained_brain 4d ago

I love them keeping cops honest. Not so fond of hearing the anti-mask stupidity, though. So now I'm torn.

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u/stmcvallin2 4d ago

Yeah I’ll admit I’ve watched a lot of their videos. Literally hours and hours of their content. I like the idea of filming in public spaces but these guys are genuine asshats.

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u/The_Great_Blumpkin 3d ago

Sounds like the type of idiot who thinks The Constitution is a permission slip to do what ever you want without consequences or regard for other people.

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u/throtic 3d ago

It's tough though because they are certainly asshats... but they also bring a lot of shithead cops back down to reality and in many cases, get justice(in the form of lawsuits or discipline for the officer)

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u/ghozztz 4d ago

It's ok to just think both parties are assholes.

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u/JimmyJames109 4d ago

They each have youtube channels. The dad's is Amagansett Press, and the sons is watching the watchmen.

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u/This-is-Actual 4d ago

…and his badge number?!

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u/OccupyAudio 4d ago

Fedsmoker… he’s a double agent, works mostly out of the Falcon Carwash

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u/songsaboutdwayne 3d ago

Touch my camera through the fence there…

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u/Antigonus-One-Eye 3d ago edited 3d ago

Free speech and free assembly are fundamental rights in a free society. That is why it is praiseworthy to see some people put themselves in harm’s way to remind the government to uphold the First Amendment. However, now that I have seen quite a few of Jason’s videos, he honestly comes off as deceitful, spiteful, manipulative, arrogant, tyrannical, petty and generally unpleasant. The camera is the witness that never lies, he says. Okay then, here is what I have witnessed through his camera.

Most people would take offence to some stranger filming them for no apparent reason, and Jason obviously knows that his actions will provoke a response. Indeed, this appears to be a typical set-up: He targets some post office or somesuch for his “audits” and once inside, he will just stand there filming people. He never asks them if it is okay, because he is expecting that someone will eventually (and naturally) become uncomfortable enough to engage him in conversation, and if one of these poor saps asks if he can please stop, he fakes surprise at their request and then launches into one of his tirades. You can genuinely tell that he is pleased when he can tell working people how “wrong and ignorant” they are, while also pretending to be courteous to them. The victims of these tirades are in most cases initially just working stiffs or retirees, not cops.

He occasionally also ventures outside the store where he will approach unwitting people entering or leaving and lie to them about his filming purpose by doing fake interviews. Jason obviously does not care about them, their postal service (or whatever), or their community.

He universally ignores requests from common working people whom he seems to secretly despise. Like in “Audit 36” he hears a tip about someone filming a TV episode, and rushes over and creates a needless confrontation when the crew quietly asks him to stay out of the shot (Jason actually pulls a “well, would Rosa Parks…” here). When the show’s producer approaches, he demeans their work, because his work is sooooo much more important. (I have noticed that he likes to sneak veiled insults into conversations with people) When she asks what that work is, he petulantly refuses to answer. Screw her for trying to get some work done, right? He then lies to them and says that he “was about to leave when they approached him” (he also says this a lot, usually after walking right up to people with his camera), oh, and that he claims that he “was just driving by”, even though he started the video by saying to us, his audience, that he received a tip and hurried to the scene, hoping that the film crew would still be there.

In the aforementioned video, he gleefully approaches one of the crewmembers he had a past talk with, and scornfully asks if he just “got educated” while the guy and the cops looks exasperated. You can tell that this is what he really enjoys. Creating situation where normal people become uncomfortable, then acting surprised when they react as any normal people would, and then finally going out of his way to film them as he mocks them for having the law on his side. His tyrannical side is sadly clear when he demands to file complaints about some random low wager who happened to have said something that might be wrong (but seriously) is completely reasonable on a human level. He just have to crush these people with every means at his disposal. Oh, and if you happen to be some unfortunate manager of one of these targeted post offices and have angered him by not licking his boots after he arrogantly “schools you”, then expect his utterly disproportional vengeance. He relishes in putting people’s names and contact information up on his channel so that his fans can call these poor people at work and harass them.

The only narrative he will allow is his own. As he says, the camera never lies. But, like in the case of what appears to be a lady’s DUI arrest (she was clearly recognizable as was her license plate he didn’t even bother to blur her), we don’t actually know what happened, nor does Jason. Nonetheless, there it is, with his narrative on his youtube channel for all to see. But that is the gist of it. It is not about the people, the house fire, the traffic accident or even the First Amendment. It is about Jason and how he is the most important person in every video.

I am sure that he does not think of himself as deceitful, spiteful, manipulative, arrogant, tyrannical, petty and generally unpleasant, but unfortunately that is Jason I see in these videos.

TLDR: He can be kind of a jerk.

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u/SCM1992 4d ago

Honestly they look and sound like assholes

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u/bennypapa 4d ago

He's an asshole about it.

What a terrible world we live in that you have to be an asshole to cops while recording them to get them to obey the law.

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u/antwan_benjamin 4d ago edited 4d ago

I watch his YouTube channel, in my opinion he's the best first amendment auditor out there. Him and his son cover each other recording each with a camera just in case something like this happens. He's been traveling the past two years with his son doing Audits. Never thought I'd see them on here.

Same here! I'm a big fan. I've seen dozens of his audits.

What I like most about him is first off he doesn't antagonize people/cops. Some auditors, right out the gate, will be cussing people out, trying to get a reaction.

He just stands back and films. If someone makes contact with him, he'll have a friendly conversation with them. If someone starts talking shit...his New York wit comes out and he starts talking shit right back. Plus he really knows the law. He was a professional photographer before this (for the NYT I believe) so he knows the law about where he can film and where he can't.

I think what I respect most is that even after he gets in heated confrontations with people/cops, he'll still give them the opportunity to start over and have a civil conversation.

Edit: For those curious, Bay Area Transparency is also one of the best auditors out. Dude really knows his shit and goes out of his way to educate the cops and anyone else who bothers him for filming in public.

I honestly don't recommend many other auditors besides Bay Area and Amagansett because they are unnecessarily hostile and aggressive off the bat. I don't respect that. Everyone should be respectful to people who are being respectful to them. If you can't figure out how to do that (without giving up your rights) then you shouldn't be an auditor.

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u/B0Bi0iB0B 4d ago edited 4d ago

I really enjoy Audit the Audit. Very neutral and balanced and cites everything he critiques. Of note, here's a good one on a Bay Area Transparency interaction.

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u/antwan_benjamin 4d ago

I really enjoy Audit the Audit. Very neutral and balanced and cites everything he critiques.

Absolutely. Audit the audit is great too. This is probably the best channel for people like myself who want detailed explanations of the laws, and if what people are saying (both the auditors and the cops) is actually correct, legally speaking. He gives credit to the cops when credit is due. He'll tell you exactly what they did right, and what they did wrong. He'll do the same for the auditor (or person being detained). The only reason I left him out is because he doesn't do actual audits. He gets sent videos and analyzes them.

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u/Dcslayerx 4d ago edited 3d ago

He used to be an alright auditor. Since he decided that covid doesn't exist and that masks infringe on his rights, while pretending to have a medical condition, I've stopped watching.

Honor your oath, James Freeman, and the Battousi are still the greatest.

Some other good newer auditors: Delaware Defender, NC tyrant hunter, and after a rocky start, long island audits

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u/thissonofbeech 4d ago

The Detective Mike Jardine Audit by James Freeman is still one of my favorites.

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u/SamGlass 3d ago

I was like please let this be the 'are u drunk' video lmao. Legitimately one of the best

You almost feel bad for the guy because we all know how humiliating and degrading it is to be interrogated like that. He looks meek at the start. But then realization sets in, his attitude changes and you remember he probably has treated someone that way .. for pay..then you feel less bad :/

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u/thissonofbeech 3d ago

His triggered face when he was asked the drinking question confirms that he really was.

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u/Brainranger67 4d ago

The videographer is kinda a fucktard.

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u/I_Brain_You 4d ago

What's the honest point of filming inside his car, though? Like...that, in and of itself, is a move to incite or antagonize. He ain't auditing shit. What's he going to find, his fucking police equipment?

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u/CheersCoach 4d ago

That's all these "auditors" do. They'll spend hours antagonizing people at places like post offices hoping to have police called.

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u/I_upvote_downvotes 3d ago

That wouldn't be okay to do to an empty civillian car let alone one that could have a laptop, confidential software, and maybe even a firearm.

There's plenty of footage of cops abusing people, planting drugs, and murdering people and/or dogs out there. Pretending this video shows something that it's not is pointless.

These two guys going on a harassment spree, because a walkie bumped into them after they tried to look into a closed tinted window is just a "Help! Help! I'm being Repressed!" moment.

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u/eeyore134 4d ago

That cop's voice got higher and higher as he knew he was digging himself deeper and deeper. But at no point did those little neurons fire to tell him hey, maybe apologize and quit doubling down.

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u/Deleena24 4d ago

Apologizing on film means they're openly admitting to violating policies, which forces the hand of their superiors. They're trained to never admit any type of fault, even if it's blatantly obvious.

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u/big617isaac 4d ago

this is actually 100% true and not just for police, my parents and driving school teacher both told me if I ever got in an accident to never say sorry or admit fault for insurance reasons. similarly at my grocery store that i work at i was told by coworkers never to apologize or admit fault to customers. apologizing is meaningless in the professional adult world apparently

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u/Poliobbq 4d ago

Seems like a good bedrock for a functional society.

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u/mondaymoderate 4d ago

Yeah I hate that shit. It takes a mature person to apologize and we are teaching people to be assholes who never admit fault. I apologize all the time to my customers and I never have had an issue. People love the ol “I apologize for the inconvenience.” and it can defuse so many tense situations.

These people would rather fight with a Karen then defuse a situation with a simple apology all because their egos won’t let them admit fault for some reason.

The insurance thing is understandable but if it’s your fault then you should apologize. What are you going to do? Lie to your insurance company because you don’t want to admit fault? That’s why everyone has a dashcam now.

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u/JakobeBryant19 4d ago

I 100% especially when it comes to working with customer and the public.

But as a Canadian I feel like I'd be screwed in the car accident situation because I say sorry naturally sometimes at the end of sentences when I don't need to lol

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u/GiantPurplePeopleEat 4d ago

Fortunately, Canada has law that specifically allows you to apologize, without assuming liability. It’s the most Canadian law ever.

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u/CorruptedStudiosEnt 3d ago

Apologies are such a vaguely defined thing situationally anyway, it's stupid for it to be used in any legal context let alone admission of fault. There are people who apologize when somebody bumps into them for fucks sakes lol.

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u/showponies 4d ago

Can confirm. When I was 17 I T-boned a guy running a red light. I felt so bad about hitting him all I could say was I'm sorry over and over. The police eventually showed up, took license and insurance information from me and the other driver, and said I could pick up all info at the station the next day. When I got it there was a citation in there for me failing to stop at a stop light. I challenged it and was explaining things to the magistrate and when I said the police showed up after the accident occurred he stopped me and said "wait so the officer wasn't present to witness the collision?" And I told him no, and he said "then how could he know what color the light was?" And he threw out the ticket. The cop was clearly taking a shot at me just accepting and paying the ticket, just because I said sorry and they took that as an implicit admission of guilt. Learned a good lesson that day.

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u/literal-hitler 3d ago

he stopped me and said "wait so the officer wasn't present to witness the collision?" And I told him no, and he said "then how could he know what color the light was?" And he threw out the ticket.

My old teacher told me a story about the time her and her husband were driving motorcycles, and the cop gave them both a ticket for speeding. When they went to fight it the judge stopped her and said "wait, so you were both on separate motorcycles and were pulled over at the same time?" She verified and the judge threw out the tickets because both tickets said they were the only vehicle on the road at the time.

Always challenge tickets.

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u/antwan_benjamin 4d ago

I read somewhere that they had to make it a law in Canada that saying "I'm sorry" doesn't necessarily mean admitting guilt since they're so used to apologizing all the time.

I think the US should do the same. If I get in a car accident...even if its not my fault I still might say "I'm sorry." I'm not saying "I'm sorry I did this to you" I'm saying "I'm sorry this happened." 2 completely different meanings.

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u/TruthEnvironmental24 4d ago

Brooklyn 99 did a great episode on this. The Union rep shows up for this episode and literally freaks out over a cop using the S-word. I didn't realize how spot on it was until now though.

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u/improbablynotyou 4d ago

My father was a sherriff's deputy and he absolutely refused to apologize for anything. Worse, if he suspected me of doing something wrong (or if I did do something wrong) I couldn't apologize either. I'd get a beating and if i apologized the beating was worse. Why? Because he felt I should stand by my choices "like a man" and learning from my mistakes wasnt allowed.

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u/Fearless-Effective86 4d ago

In all honesty it’s pretty standard in the corporate world. One time I was working at a pizza chain restaurant when a customer came in saying he got sick because our food, we denied it and tell him to call a customer service number.

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u/antwan_benjamin 4d ago

One time I was working at a pizza chain restaurant when a customer came in saying he got sick because our food, we denied it

Him: I ate your pizza, then got sick!

You: No you didn't.

Him: I literally ate a slice of your pizza, then 10 minutes later I threw up.

You: Never happened. Call corporate.

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u/andykndr 4d ago

tbf food poisoning can happen days later, and at that points it’s pretty hard to nail down which meal actually made you sick

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u/TheMaveCan 4d ago

I'm almost certain that they're coached to not back down for legal reasons. "Don't ever admit guilt. Ever."

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u/Mahararati 4d ago

I believe that. When I worked at a ski resort on our first orientation day we were told never to apologize as it can be seen as an admission of liability. We were still supposed to help them, take care of them etc, just not use the word "sorry". incidentally we weren't allowed to use the term "death cookies(chunks of hard snow)" either for the same liability reasons

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u/rxellipse 4d ago

I really wish this was true. If it were, then it would mean maybe they would get coached to not violate people's rights for legal reasons.

They do it because they think they are the law and that they can do no wrong.

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u/Glassclose 4d ago

, maybe apologize

they're quite literally trained to never do this and never admit they or a fellow LEO is wrong as it 'breaks confidence' in LEO's or some other nonsense lie they tell each other

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u/simpledeadwitches 4d ago

Oh, that would mean he's holding himself accountable for his actions and that's not what the police do.

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u/SkydiverRaul13 4d ago

Cops should be required to pass a strenuous fitness test every year or be fired.

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u/indica_bones 4d ago

I am more concerned with their mental health than the physical health. Being overweight isn’t dangerous for anyone except the officer. Being unhinged, armed, and having immunity is a dangerous combination for everyone in the community.

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u/Chelonate_Chad 4d ago

That's a problem elsewhere as well. Various mental diagnoses like depression or ADHD are flat-out disqualifying for pilots, as are the medications that treat those conditions (the diagnosis and the medication each being disqualifying on their own, even without the other).

The notion is that this will "protect" the public from pilots with such conditions.

You think that's reality? Get real.

All it means is there are a fuck-ton of pilots out there avoiding proper treatment and self-medicating (typically with alcohol) in order to preserve their careers, instead of getting proper treatment and being safer pilots for it. The FAA has this backwards as fuck, and is screwing over and endangering everyone involved as a result.

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u/sillylittlebird 4d ago

Yup! And honestly- they don’t prevent crimes. This isn’t a marvel movie- they show up and fill out paper work after a crime has been committed. I’d rather a mentally stable and well trained individual than a swoll gym bro with a Superman complex anyway!

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u/Spanky55 4d ago edited 3d ago

Being overweight and unfit is absolutely more dangerous for everyone else. If they cannot chase a subject properly, they will be the ones to go towards more serious ways of stopping the subject (tasers, dogs, guns). If they cannot wrestle or detain people properly, they will end up using tasers and guns more often than people who can actually handle themselves in situations. You don't have to be Conan the Barbarian but being this overweight, the dude would barely be able to get himself off the ground without rolling around.

Edit: Because this isn't clear for people, I am saying "is absolutely more dangerous for everyone else [than a non-fat cop is]" in the same way that "drinking 9 cokes a diet is more dangerous to your health [than not drinking them]". Clearly being unhinged and violent is dangerous and I absolutely agree with that. I am not arguing that point at all because it seems so self evident.

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u/FullPoopBucket 4d ago

If they cannot chase a subject properly, they will be the ones to go towards more serious ways of stopping the subject (tasers, dogs, guns).

Sums up a known fat officer where I live, that taser comes out (and gets used repeatedly) the moment anyone moves faster than 1 mile per hour. Also this guy ends up relying on the fit nearby officers to actually do the arrest.

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u/indica_bones 4d ago

Those cops are both unhinged and obese. They’re not mutually exclusive.

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u/J2Kapoor 4d ago

I’m not concerned about their fitness. I’m primarily concerned about their conduct and them getting away with assault and lying, etc

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u/pokeshack 4d ago

No way did he chest bump him. Not a chance with his gut way out in front.

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u/Tulpah 4d ago

so....a gut hump?

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u/FrioRiverTexas 4d ago

A gump?

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u/Tulpah 4d ago

nah.....That'll be an insult to Forrest Gump.

So gump isn't really a good word....maybe Bump

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u/Muddy_Roots 4d ago edited 4d ago

Theres way too many fat and out of shape ccops. For senior prank day knew some dudes who used paper mache to make a giant dick and floated it out on raft in the school pond. COps were called, dudes ran, and the cop followed after and unfortunately had a heart attack at school and died in that field.

Apparently the officers dept was trying every way to pin his death on the kids.

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u/anunexpectedturnip 4d ago

I'm impressed you managed to tell a story featuring a police chase, a fatal heart attack, wacky college hijinx, and a giant paper mache johnson in only a single paragraph.

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u/Poop-ethernet-cable 4d ago

They colluded with his own body to give him a heart assault.

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u/TheMillenniumMan 4d ago

Yeah, right. I filled him full of butter and sugar for 50 years and forced him not to exercise. 

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u/runningsimon 4d ago

I'd put money that the guys case makes it nowhere.

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u/longboringstory 4d ago

I think the officer became concerned when he realized he chest bumped a minor. There's not much of a case to be made here anyway, but when a minor gets involved it can be that "one video" that goes viral. And guess what, it went viral.

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u/bozeke 4d ago edited 4d ago

This apparently seems to be a real ongoing problem for the Tempe PD apparently.

https://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/tempe/child-pushes-back-during-tense-encounter-with-tempe-police

And then of course the time when an officer shot an unarmed 14 year old in the back as he was running away. (Trigger warning: a cop killing a 14 year old).

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe-breaking/2019/01/18/tempe-police-release-video-officer-shooting-14-year-old-antonio-arce-airsoft-gun-sylvia-moir/2617957002/

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u/monkeyking908 4d ago

"the officer was trying make sure everything got resolved peacefully" funny how this is said after a video showing him admitting he is just arresting the kids because he didnt like having to do his own job

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u/CapablePerformance 4d ago

Yea, Tempe has some of the worst instances of police power abuse, which is sadly saying a LOT. Other cops are just violent, but Tempe antagonizes people without fear.

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u/DreadSkairipa 3d ago

Not as bad as Mesa. Trigger happy as fuck. Always have been.

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u/Reyne-TheAbyss 3d ago

I guess I just shouldn't visit my family in Phoenix ever again. I miss the days when I used to live there, unaware of how messed up the place is.

I wonder what I'll learn of next. Maybe a serial killer or two.

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u/Kamenwatii 3d ago

Ah man that cop was pitifully out of shape. He's always going to shoot if you run. No way he's catching anyone ever. I thought the fucker was gonna keel over and die himself! Shameful shameful shit...

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u/voltran1987 3d ago edited 3d ago

I’m by no means a cop supporter, but damn. Some airsoft guns are exactly the same as a real one except the diameter of the bore. They shouldn’t be making fake guns where there’s no amount of training to prevent a situation like this. Without eagle eyes, it’s bound to be fucked.

Just google airsoft guns. We should do the same thing we did with the flavored vapes.

Also, fuck him for shooting him in the back.

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u/redoctoberz 3d ago

This apparently seems to be a real ongoing problem for the Tempe PD apparently.

They're the 9th most violent PD in the nation and Tempe School district doesn't want them in schools anymore.

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u/maijii 4d ago

It would be enough for me if this cop's heart started to race because he knew he fucked up. We are starting to see more successful prosecutions of incidents like these that are more serious, eg: stomp on head while handcuffed. The cops know this. We are seeing more police chiefs resign than ever before; hopefully an indicatior of change.

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u/asuhdue 4d ago

For real… his attitude changed up real quick when he realized he got sonned

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u/eeyore134 4d ago

The way his voice was getting higher and higher I feel like he probably did get his blood pressure up worrying about what he did.

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u/BestReadAtWork 4d ago

Okay! Okay. okay... okay. ok

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u/Ike_Rando 4d ago

This cop could walk up some stairs and his heart would start to race.

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u/antwan_benjamin 4d ago

I'd put money that the guys case makes it nowhere.

Probably not. But it should still be documented. It will be on the cops employment record. And if it gets seen by a decent judge, they might yell at him. So its still worth it.

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u/forkliftfixed 4d ago

But if you did that to a cop you’d be put in cuffs and go to jail

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u/Artistic-Time-3034 4d ago

With a polite face stomp.

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u/Theycallitaids 4d ago

It's called "routine" police work

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u/MasterFireElemental 4d ago

Lots of these cases actually to end up making it to at least a settlement. Perhaps not this one, and to be fair he only said he was gonna leave a complaint.

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u/cnotnilc 4d ago

Cops: “in my defense my belly bumps into things all the time. Just this morning it bumped into the fridge door 17 times”

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u/delitskinnedmexican 4d ago

"Heck, just last week my belly accidentally bumped my wife and she fell down the stairs. Happens like once a month in fact"

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u/zaphod_beeble_bro 4d ago

Officer Randy Bobandy. Cheese burger eating mo fucker you know what I'm sayin'

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u/DFrontliner 4d ago

Did that cop even pass a single fitness test?

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u/Xombie710 4d ago

“Fitness last donut in my belly really quick then we’ll go harass the community”

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u/Icon_Crash 4d ago

Sure, the mandatory one a good 15 years ago when he was first hired.

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u/pierottikyle 3d ago

Bro if I was that cop I'd just say "you guys are correct just be safe filming around the vehicle please" or something like that. I'm tired af I need to sleep good night

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u/falliblehumanity 4d ago

I mean,,, it's tempe police. It's a bad mix of aggressive cops and aggressive college students.

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u/fookifeyeno 4d ago

I always have a love hate with these guys. I’d hate to deal with them. but, I also know that they are doing important work to sniff out the shitty cops and make their bullshit public. So like ,I guess good job… I dont even know anymore.

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u/smoozer 4d ago

There are pretty huge differences between the various "auditors". Some are amazing, and some are pieces of shit.

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u/kryptonianCodeMonkey 4d ago edited 3d ago

"Audit the Audit" is a pretty good YouTube series where he offers a very fair assessment of police interaction videos. He gives context to the interactions by doing research on laws relevant to the location of the interaction, judicial precedence, any actions taken by the police or civilian after the interaction, etc. He also gives everyone involved a letter grade based on their handling of the situation, and he's not afraid to call out bad auditing and praise good police work, as well as the reverse. His is the most well-informed and unbiased channel I've seen on the subject of police interactions.

There are auditors that are just agitators, that break the law and ignorantly claim otherwise, and that do their community a disservice by being so aggressive and uninformed. And the exact same thing, word for word, can be said about some cops. Likewise, there are exemplary auditors and cops both, that understand the law, do not cross legal boundaries, protect the rights of others and are generally a positive influence in their communities. We need good auditors and we need good cops, as they both perform a valuable service, not the least of which is keeping each other accountable.

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u/ImOnlyHereForTheCoC 3d ago

I love Audit the Audit, and he has the advantage of being a meta-auditor who isn’t actually on the ground interfacing with the cops to keep him free from any whiff of combative attitude that can make some auditors come across like SovCit goofballs. He does seem to do a pretty good job of sticking to analysis of auditors who don’t go down that road, though. Really just a solid channel that I always come away from feeling smarter and better-informed.

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u/Catcross 4d ago

The bad ones make me think they just wished they were cops instead.

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u/brannigansl4w 4d ago

These dudes in this post are from my local area, and started out doing this shit out here (in the hamptons). They were regulars at the store I worked, and I always saw them all over town filming various first responders. Not sure if they still have the videos up, but they used to go to fire dpt calls and try to step over barriers and stuff to get closer to the fire, which is a pretty dick move, regardless of trying to audit anything. In one instance, there was a family standing outside their house, watching their shit burn down, and 10 yards away, this douche is arguing with police about trying to get into this area WHERE FIREFIGHTERS WERE TRYING TO SAVE THIS FAMILY'S HOUSE. When the son was younger (early teens) we'd see his dad dragging him around town to all these calls, and I just felt bad for the poor kid. Back then the kid wasnt carrying around cameras and shit, but based on this video it seems like he's 100% into it now.

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u/converter-bot 4d ago

10 yards is 9.14 meters

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u/calebcom19282y33 4d ago

i'd say 90% of auditors, are frauditors. They don't understand the law at all, and get themselves in deep shit for it cause they're also SovCits trying to bait cops for lawsuits cause they can't hold down a real job.

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u/vagabond139 4d ago

Like the "auditors" that wore ski masks, body armor, and guns inside a police station. Not so much a piece of shit as stupid as shit.

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u/bl4ckblooc420 4d ago

If the cops would do the right thing in the first place these guys wouldn’t be needed.

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u/Esiason7 4d ago

They’re showing cops who shouldn’t be cops. Every cop in America knows they’re allowed to be filmed etc, but these idiots still get pissed because of their ego, embarrassed so they react confrontational, or something else with an heir of “I’m a cop, you can’t do that do me” bullshit. Cop should’ve asked “what are you doing?” Dude filming states his piece, cop can say “sometimes peoples personal info like social security numbers etc may be on my computer so I’d appreciate you not filming the computer area, but anything else is good, if you need anything let me know, also please stay back a bit in case something happens, I don’t want you getting hurt” (depending on what they’re actually dealing with). Cops need to follow the golden rule all day, which everyone should follow. Lol I’m done with my rant. Sorry.

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u/teh_proto 4d ago

Damn, this sounds perfect and reasonable.

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u/OnlyOn_VHS 3d ago

On one hand, this isn’t particularly damning or even all that interesting a video. If anything, the people recording come off as incredibly annoying. On the other hand, Tempe PD never even looked into my bike when it was stolen from inside a locked facility, so they can get recorded until the end of time for all I care.

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u/dankestwallaby 4d ago

I knew 4 people personally, by name, from my small town high school who became cops. 3 of the 4 were in remedial classes, as in, they had to get up and walk out of the classroom to another “slower room” when the rest of us studied English and math.

The 4th was the epitome of a social outcast. All 4 were physically inferior, as in 15-20th percentile of the average human.

These are the guys who are licensed to legally kill you.

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u/grooljuice 3d ago

Thanks for sharing, I'll do mine now.

Kid in my grade, constantly bullied. Literally thrown into garbage cans. He was also a piece of garbage who would openly say the N Word. He's now a cop in a major NJ city.....

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u/HereToPatter 3d ago

Cops in my small home town:

One decent guy who is actually an anti-masker, so loses a ton of points there.

One guy I went to high school with that was constantly picked on and not too bright...he was recently let go for soliciting sex with a minor (not arrested, just let go). He was also married to a girl he started dating when she was still a minor and he just started on the force.

One guy who's dad was the sheriff for waaayyy too long. Thia guy was a pure athlete. Strong, fast, agile...but dumb as fuck. He was able to buy his own keg for his high school graduation. He also never got to show off his athleticism due to never making the grades.

Another guy that was always hitting on/flirting with young girls. Several stories of him with girls my age when I was in high school, but none proven. He left that department and is now high up at a state-wide police force.

Another officer that starting dating a girl in my class when she was 15.....he was around 35 or so. They got married after he was forced to resign (and she became of age).

The list goes on...all of them are disgusting people. Fuck the police.

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u/grooljuice 3d ago

WTF is in the water by you, bro!

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u/EnterSadman 3d ago

The only person I know who grew up to be a cop once spit on me when I asked if he farted.

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u/ImAlwaysRightHanded 3d ago

My buddy became a cop and he was in and out of juvenile jail, he’s very big so I feel they looked past that child history and are happy to have a samsquanch on the force.

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u/IDKkylee 4d ago

Sadly welcome to Arizona

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u/imonassid 4d ago

The massive problem with policing is that they have so much immunity for assault. That’s why things escalate to murder so easily. Just because you have a badge shouldn’t give you the right to assault people, you are a citizen just like everyone else.

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u/cartenmilk 3d ago

It's pathetic how quickly they switch up from preying on the weak and vulnerable until someone puts them in their place. absolutely pathetic

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u/donthateskate729 3d ago

Obviously cops are afraid of their shit being filmed cus they’re fucking hiding the shit they do 24/7

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u/FourTwentyJ 3d ago

Drunk with the power of your badge! 🤙🏾✊🏾

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u/Jrebel619 4d ago

Cop shouldn’t have handled the situation like he did, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that these guys are giant tools.

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u/Melkezidech 3d ago

I use to agree, but cops have become like a street gang terrorizing people instead of protecting them. I love seeing people like this give it back to them. The fear of a camera being on them at all times is probably going to save alot of lives.

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u/WitchGhostie 3d ago

Yeah these “first amendment auditors” are so obnoxious. I’ve never seen one that doesn’t start shit. Cop baiting, real great father son bonding experience.

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u/thanospc 3d ago

That’s the thing though. They’re only doing things that are legal to do, obnoxious or not

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u/EarlBungalow 3d ago

Can anyone explain to a non-american what "first amendment auditors" are? Thanks in advance!

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u/Gerti27 4d ago

What does this do, honestly? Does anyone think this helps solve the cop problem?

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u/Lansan1ty 3d ago

Nothing but get them clicks. Its for their benefit not ours.

There are no winners in this video.

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u/D4nnyC4ts 3d ago edited 3d ago

Most of the world's problems aren't solved until people start going on about them and keep doing it. This 1 video won't change much but its part of the larger pool of shitty cop videos which eventually become too much to ignore and change happens.

For example, climate change. They've been going on about that since before I was born (late 80s) and in my life time I have seen so many changes (small and large) being made to combat it. But only because people have been complaining.

If these videos stop being shared and the people stop complaining it will go back to how it was and police won't even need body cams anymore.

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u/VigilantCMDR 3d ago

it does solve problems, im sick of people in this thread pretending it doesn't

a good example is the YT channel The Battousai. He is a 1st amendment auditor that does shit like this. he started a lawsuit against a police department, it went all the way up to the US Supreme Court and he created literally a new case law that police across the country have to follow. that law protects every one of us, including you and me in this thread when we are videoing and interacting with police.

lots of these people (not all, some are just doing it for views) do file lawsuits and make changes that do impact all of us

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u/003938388382 3d ago

I bet this cop doesn’t chest bump the next person looking into their car.

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u/10_Virtues 4d ago edited 4d ago

Okay, this is dumb. If this was my car, especially when I have stuff that’s expensive, I don’t want you snooping and recording.

The cop is fair in saying step away from his cruiser.

The two guys are literally just trying to harass and pretend they’re in the “full” right.

Yes, they can record the stop, but that does not mean they can obstruct it.

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u/Fearless-Effective86 4d ago

It’s not illegal but it’s suspicious af. Imagine you parked at the store and some dude is checking your car and video taping it. What would you do?

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u/MissAbbyMcc 4d ago

The guys who are talking to the cops have a YouTube channel called Amagansett Press. They have driven over 50k miles across the country to stand up for our first amendment rights. Good guys!

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u/MrPlatonicPanda 4d ago

His son's channel who is recording this is Watching the Watchmen

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u/georgeosu 4d ago

I love these videos. If I did this they'd beat my ass.

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u/rasbb 3d ago

Do any Tempe peeps know which target this is? I’m trying to skate that doubled up curb at the end.

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u/Sword-of-Azrael 3d ago

Is that the cop from the Simpsons?

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u/FrancisSobotka1514 3d ago

Assaulting a minor .

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u/brianofsmeg 3d ago

How the fuck did he pass the physical?

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u/HotrodBlankenship 4d ago

I hate cops as much as the next guy but fuck these attention seeking antagonizers. So many times they try to antagonize not only cops but first responders and people who just work in the court. They just scream victim complex or like they never got enough attention as kids. They are almost as bad as the sovereign citizens.

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u/TimelyTiger 3d ago

If I could be white for an hour I would add this to the bucket list.

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u/Thedualandmany 4d ago

Amagansett press/ Watching the watchmen father son duo first amendment auditors. The best I've ever seen

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u/NormalAdultMale 4d ago

While this video is fun, these guys are annoying. They do shit like walk into a post office or a DMV and film people, yell at them if they ask it to stop, and then post it online. They basically try to escalate any minor confrontation that they experience from being weirdos, then film it in an attempt to destroy the person for clicks and that sweet sweet youtube money. While antagonizing cops is funny and cool, it doesn't really accomplish shit, and their only targets aren't correct (cops, politicians, etc), and are often just some poor saps working in a government building for like $16/hr.

It's a job. They aren't heroes.

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u/Deliveryboy714 4d ago

All these mfrs are aholes

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