I recently saw someone post a video link on Facebook about a police officer being owned by a law student. I was a little intrigued, expecting to see some gross overstepping of boundaries by the officer or horrific violation of the student’s rights. Instead, I just got pissed.
Here is a link to the video:
Essentially, what I saw was a police officer, very politely, explaining to a citizen that there were reports from concerned individuals that there was someone walking around with a gun. From there, I heard nothing but the stuttering ramblings of prickish cock socket who thought that if he could rattle off a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo and stick a camera in the cop’s face, it would make him look like some kind of hero. Maybe it’s just me, but I thought he looked like a fucking moron.
Sadly, there was comment after comment about how it was so awesome that this jackass “put the cop in his place” and showed the world that cops can’t do whatever they want.
Are you fucking kidding me?
Now, I’m not a cop. I don’t know the ins and outs of every legal situation. I also understand that in Portland you can, apparently, own and carry a firearm. So the fact that he had a gun was not illegal in and of itself. What the law student and every fucking imbecile who touted how cool he was failed to pay attention to was the fact that the cop agreed that carrying a gun was not illegal. Carrying a gun was not the reason that the cop was talking to him in the first place. The cop had stopped him because there were reports about someone walking around with a gun.
Obviously, if you are allowed to carry a gun, people wouldn’t just be calling for the fucking hell of it. That would be like calling the police because someone was walking their dog. There was some sort of concern that caused people to call it in. Because of said concern, the police are obligated to check it out. And that was exactly what was going on.
There was a call about a guy walking around with a gun. The cop sees a guy with a gun. He checks it out to make sure everything is ok. So does someone want to explain to me exactly where the cop went wrong? Because I don’t see it. I don’t see how asking someone to show their ID when investigating a report of something suspicious involving a gun is a violation of anything. And why do you ask? Because, as the cop mentioned, while carrying a firearm is not illegal, carrying a firearm if you are a felon is quite illegal.
So let’s go back a bit. There is a report of a man carrying a gun that is causing citizens some concern. Cop sees a man with a gun. He stops the man and, very politely explains that there were reports made and he simply wants to make sure that he is allowed to carry the gun. Again, where is the violation of anyone’s rights? All I saw was a young arrogant jag being a dick for the sake of being a dick. If he didn’t do anything, he shouldn’t have had any issue with proving he had a right to carry the gun. There is nothing anywhere in the Constitution that I’m aware of that says a citizen has a right to refuse to prove to a police officer that he has a right.
As far as I’m concerned, the law student in the video and everyone who supports what he did are a culture of half-retarded tree pedophiles (thank you, Jenna Marbles) who need to be hit upside the head with something blunt and heavy … hard. You think he sounds like a hero for refusing to be cooperative? Let me give you a rather famous example of what happens when a cop fails to check into something … or as the guy in the video would lead you to believe, fails to violate a citizen’s rights.
A number of years ago, some police officers ran into a young boy who was walking around naked and under the influence. An older man approached and explained that he was the boy’s boyfriend. He went on to explain that the boy was 19, had too much to drink, and that they had been arguing. The cops did not ask for an ID and allowed the man to take his boyfriend home.
The boy in question was actually 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone. The man who took the boy home was Jeffery Dahmer, who at the time was a registered sex offender on probation. Within an hour, Konerak was dead. If the police had merely inquired a little further by “trampling all over citizen rights” by asking Dahmer for an ID, Konerak would probably still be alive. Konerak and every victim that followed would have been saved.
That being said, I wonder if that ignorant cretin of a law student’s actions actually saved anyone, or if it merely fed his ego. As a matter of fact, I challenge any of those babbling fucks who thought that video was “da bomb” to find a single example of where a police officer asking someone for their ID caused an innocent person to be harmed in any way.
As I said in the beginning, I don’t know everything about the law, but I understand common sense. That law student can cite as many cases as he wants. Prison inmates oft-times memorize the Bible cover to cover and can recite it at will. That doesn’t make them good Christians any more than the ability to memorize facts from a law-book makes the student anything more than a stuttering prick. Heck, you can teach a dog to memorize a bunch of tricks … That doesn’t make the fucking dog a genius.
I’m a big supporter of the men and women in blue … or black … or whatever color their city dictates as their uniform. And yes, I know, black is not a color … Fuck off. I have a great respect for what they do and what they put up with … Case in point, the video linked to this post.
And I’m not just spouting from a pulpit either. I, myself, was actually involved in an incident where I was questioned and asked for my ID because I happened to be wearing a similar shirt to one that was worn by someone who had reportedly done something illegal in the area. I had no problem with it. The cop was doing his job and I didn’t have anything to hide. The law student in the video obviously did. If nothing else, he was attempting to hide his insecurities by creating a video and posting it online that essentially screamed “Look at me! See how cool I am?”
I hope this student finds himself in a situation where he is the victim of violence because someone who shouldn’t have had a weapon, did. And why? Because the cops weren’t allowed to ask if he was allowed to have a weapon. I wonder if he would be so cocky then. Go ahead and cite all the cases you want, you’re still nothing more than a fucking simpleton who mastered the rudimentary skills of memorizing a series of words.
Until next time … Fuck off
*Fuck this World! and other such thoughts by Mickey Brennan – Volume I available here