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[–] Ihaveagf 0 points 94 points (+94|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not that there aren't a lot of good cops out there, more than there are bad cops, their actions get into the news more for obvious reasons. But, when one cop puts another in his place that is very commendable and can sometimes takes a lot of balls to do, cops known for being their own extremely tight clut, looking out for each other

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[–] Billdozer4president 0 points 51 points (+51|-0) ago 

I get the feeling that when a cop stands for a citizen and not his fellow officer they might get outcast.

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[–] Ihaveagf 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

My point exactly.

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[–] GeminiK 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

might? will. Blue Wall of Silence.

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[–] TheOneAndOnlyCrumpet 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Tis a weird place America.

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[–] 1114782? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

All the more reason for citizens to defend the GOOD cops.

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[–] Dickface581 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

The one getting scolded is actually just a security guard, not an actual police officer.

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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I am cynical. It seems more a show because they knew the camera was on them. I hate to say it, and the cop may well be a great officer, but the benefit of doubt has been lost now. I no longer can, in good faith, assume they are working to protect, serve, and uphold the law. I have never had a bad time with a police officer (and I have even been arrested) but I know, damned well, that there are too many instances of bad policing for it to be simply coincidental.

They have hired unintelligent jackasses with ego issues and then militarized them to the point where they call us citizens when they themselves are nothing more than civil servants. I am old. When I was a young lad we had a police officer on the corner and he was from the neighborhood. I grew up a military brat and traveled a lot. It was like that all over the country. It is not that the cops were ever perfect, it is just that they somehow developed the idea of their "thin blue wall." That thin blue wall is a hell of a lot thicker than they like to pretend.

I can not pinpoint when things changed. It seems like it was the 1980s but I could be suffering from my own personal biases as we all seem to think things were better way back when. But, no... In this case I do not see it as having ever been worse. When I was young the police officers kept it a secret when they killed a black man or they at least covered it up. Now? Now they flaunt it because they know damned well they are not going to be prosecuted. They will get a paid vacation and need to pretend to be sorry for a few days while they are in the news.

I wish it was not so. I wish I were fooling myself. I wish it was not true.

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[–] Clayton 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I disagree what he did was highly unprofessional. He should have reprimanded the officer in private.

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[–] snowhonkey 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

not enough context to say for sure but if someones rights are actively being violated I think it's okay to go ahead and skip the professional courtesy...

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[–] ThisIsCathartic 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

a lot of balls

Not quite an understatement, but yes.

This is (in some areas/instances) putting yourself openly against the rest of the department. ...who you're opposing because they don't follow the rules, but they also have guns, and did I mention that they have guns and don't follow the rules? Then there's the highly unlikely chance of them ever being disciplined in any meaningful way. Oh, and they get to carry and use guns but don't follow rules and are rarely faced with any consequences for breaking rules.

It's not like you hear about reprisals against whistleblower/"good guy" cops all the time, but then again, I'm not sure how many of them there actually are (given the above), or how likely it is you hear about every reprisal for stepping across the fuzzy blue line.

Watch this if you want, it's good and relevant. Joe Rogan Experience #670 - Michael A. Wood, Jr.

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[–] Mrpixel 1 points 39 points (+40|-1) ago 

Source? Context? "Don't freaking mess with a US citizen. Do you understand me? I know your not subjected to the constitution when it comes to your job. Don't mess with him." Doesn't sound like another office with those kinds of words.

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[–] Layman 0 points 48 points (+48|-0) ago 

Green lights, it's private security.

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[–] Hova 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

This makes the most sense, it explains the context and demeanor of the conversation.

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[–] Acer-Red 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That's what I was thinking. Probably a gated community, and the security stopped them to ask questions. The resident probably didn't cooperate, so the police were involved.

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[–] Derbl 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

This ought to be higher up the thread - had the cop called out a guy on the same side of the thin blue line as himself, I would be impressed...this guy is just grandstanding and putting a security guard in his place.

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[–] Mrpixel 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Ah. Thanks.

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[–] Acer-Red 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

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[–] The_Wanderer 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Thank 'ya. Have an upgoat.

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[–] Mrpixel 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Appreciate it.

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[–] cupajotogo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thanks for source! NOTE: Don't get sucked into the comment section there though! For a moment I thought I was on You Tube...

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[–] Emperor_Norton 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I came to the comments in search of context. You provided. You make the internet a better place.

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[–] ParadigmShift [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I currently don't know what the original source is. If I find out, I'll post it here.

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[–] enter_the_void 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Man. With all the cops shooting people and their dogs for stupid reasons, a video like this is refreshing.

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[–] Truly 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

It was a cop talking down to a security guard. Hence the talking about how he swears an oath even though they don't.

Still nice to see a cop taking a citizen's side over private security, but not what the title claims at all.

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[–] Zekethephoenix 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Wasn't there a post the other day that government shills post videos like this to try to make people forget about all the messed up stuff the less respectable officers have been doing? Good on this officer but he's not exactly calling for a nationwide reform for police corruption he might just be this guys' supervisor and sick of his shit.

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[–] storr 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I like to think of this as the reaction that police are having after all the messed up shit they are seeing on the news.

The reform has to start somewhere, and this guy is actually doing it, not spouting out to the world through social media.

Never give somebody shit for not doing enough, especially when you yourself are doing nothing.

Practice what you preach.

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[–] Acer-Red 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm guessing that an officer is speaking, but the other looks like it might be private security. Maybe a gated community?

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[–] Grospoliner 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There was a shill warning about racist remarks yesterday or so if that's what you meant. And yes astroturfing is being perpetrated by both government and political factions on websites like this and that other one which shall remain nameless.

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[–] Level_Cannon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's the small victories that end up changing the culture in the end! I just want to see more videos of this

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[–] Layman 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

To be fair, it's an officer speaking to a private security guard. Green lights are never used by Police Officers. Blue and/or red are real, green are not. They may be bonded, but they are not sworn by a government entity.

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[–] angryCOMMguy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Still good for him to stand up against some lame rent-a-cops

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[–] Layman 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

But, it isn't really standing up is it?

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[–] JesTheRed 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It's a security guard he's talking to. This cop isn't standing up for the rights of the citizens, he's protecting his monopoly on the violation of those same rights.

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[–] JesTheRed 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I only assume the worst because, statistically speaking, there's a better chance of this cop being a space cauliflower than a good guy.

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[–] machina70 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Last time I saw this it was a cop telling off a security guard. Which happens a lot.

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[–] notagreatguy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

it'd be nice to see cops lay off people doing things like lighting fireworks on their own property... it's a tough situation though. if we start tying police's hands at every turn then they aren't going to be able to do their jobs when it really counts. i want police to leave me be just as much as the next guy when it comes to me doing anything that doesn't hurt anyone else, but the whole 'anti-cop' movement frustrates me. there's not much context to this video but i get annoyed when i see for example people"exercising their right to open carry" for no other reason than to mess with police... walking down the street with a rifle, scaring the shit out of everyone, and then when police show up they whine about being harassed. in a dangerous situation i don't want a cop to have to think twice before taking action against a violent criminal.

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