r/PublicFreakout Oct 13 '21 Silver 9 Helpful 8 LOVE! 1 Starstruck 1 To The Stars 1 Gold 1 Wholesome 8 Hugz 11 Crab Rave 1

Yeah, you're a fool! 👮Audit Freakout

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u/WitchGhostie Oct 14 '21

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 Oct 14 '21

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

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u/EarlBungalow Oct 14 '21

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

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u/botmagnet Oct 14 '21 edited Oct 14 '21

The first amendment protects an American Citizen's right to freedom of speech, religion, press, and expression, among other things.

First Amendment auditors "test" public servants' (mostly law enforcement, as they have sworn an oath to protect the constitution in most cases) willingness to honor their "1A" rights.

Some are better than others. The people in this video are "Amagansett Press" and I think they are some of the better examples of auditors. They tend to remain calm, until fucked with, and then you get what you see here.

Some claim to do this for the sake of preserving our rights and to keep law enforcement "honest". Some really seem to do it for attention/clout/views, in addition to whatever goals they state.

In these videos, the setup is usually to go into, or around a government facility and video people until they get annoyed and call the cops. Then the auditors test the cops. People do tend to get weird when being recorded. Most seem to think that people cannot record them without their permission. The fact is that there is "no expectation of privacy in public". Since government facilities are public facilities, they are able to film whatever their eyes can see. They use this to agitate employees and concerned citizens until they either get bored, or the cops are called.

I feel like they are actually performing a public service. Amagansett Press, I feel, usually does it respectfully and they do seem to be passionate about preserving our rights. Even though I feel this way, these guys can be really aggravating to deal with and they do intentionally try and create drama to get their point across. There are some police officers that really do need to

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u/EarlBungalow Oct 14 '21

Thanks for taking the time to explain.

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u/TaxEvasionSpecialist Oct 14 '21

Who gives a fuck? Cops are more obnoxious.

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u/hostergaard Oct 14 '21

What makes them obnoxious? Can you justify that claim on anything int he video? They seemed to be quite courteous until officer tough guy assaulted the kid.

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u/MAVERICKRICARDO Oct 14 '21

I think some people just can't handle confrontation. Idk, i might just be an egotistical douche, but i don't let people step on me, and i get real nasty when it happens. In my possibly trauma-warped brain, the cop was the asshole and every bit of humiliation those guys eke out of the situation, he deserves. Not only that but, to me, every time an asshole gets away with being an asshole its doing society a disservice. Like i understand people don't like the language and the ego but like, you don't have to be like me. You can be You and i can get tazed on Cops, but at least i won't feel like a lil bitch

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u/Sp0ken4 Oct 14 '21

A lot of redditors have no backbone 🤷‍♂️

I think the more popular this website is the more people forget that the majority of people on this site are not the most confident/sociable. So things like your rights being impeding on go away versus compliance.

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u/hostergaard Oct 17 '21

I agree, I think the father and son in the video are doing import work shining light at abusive cops. Yeah, I am sure there is auditors out there that are assholes, but from the videos I have seen, these people are doing nothing but filming until someone starts harrasing them and being rude, and that point I think they are well within their right to give them a verbal lashing for their behaviors.

And yeah, it might be unwise to do so with police, but its unwise because we let it be unwise. It should not be unwise, it should be perfect ok and safe to put an officer out of line in their place, and the only way to achieve that is to always challenge them when they do wrong, to do the unwise thing and risk getting tazed because every little act will slowly change society and expose the corrupt ones. And that is why people like this father and son are heroes, because they are putting themselves at risk for the sake of protecting our rights. A risk many don't appreciate, but its a risk that helps those very same people. I for one appreciate their good work.

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u/ObeseMcNugget Oct 14 '21

I mean it would be pretty boring if the police officer just did what he was supposed to do (nothing) so I doubt videos of that get uploaded or shared lmao

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u/Neopele Oct 14 '21

Actually they did on several occasions, and praising cops for being professionals

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u/RedditModsSuckDik Oct 14 '21

Gee it's almost like they give cops a taste of their own medicine... baiting people into breaking the law, ganging up on a person, not allowing them to speak

I applaud these guys, police absolutely deserve this shit