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Article posted Jun 15 2011, 2:21 AM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: InformationLiberation Print

Cop harasses citizen for open carrying, backs off due to videotape

Chris | InformationLiberation

This is a great video. A costume clad taxfeeder approaches an ex-vet who was open carrying an unloaded gun in Oceanside, California, and starts to harass him for exercising his rights. The cop asks if he's a marine to which the man says yes, the cop says he is a vet too and he's OK with him open carrying, but he's 'just doing his job.'

The cop then demands the man's ID to which the man refuses (he said he wasn't carrying any, but earlier he said his name was "Jeremy"). The cop says that's fine, but he needs his full name, which Jeremy then refuses to give. The cop says he knows the video is going up on YouTube, and says "that's fine" to the man refusing his name, but he still tries several times to get "Jeremy" to give him his last name. The cop fails because Jeremy holds his ground and consistently refuses. It's pretty clear the cop didn't want to be a YouTube star, because he drops demanding the guy's last name and 'pals around with him' before finally leaving him alone.

It's rather nice to see a government gang member having some small sense they may be held accountable for their actions, cheers to "Jeremy" for posting the great video.

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Posted: Jun 15 2011, 12:58 PM

6955 I don't see this as harrassment. The cop is doing his job. Without any sort of identification there is no validation that this guy really is a marine. ANYONE can say they are....especially those that are mentally unstable.

Bottom line....cop doing his job.

Posted: Jun 15 2011, 1:43 PM

98246 The headline for this video “Cop harasses citizen for open carrying; backs off due to videotape" should be changed. We can only wish all cops were as good as this guy. The headline should be changed to "A Few Good Cops"... Cops like this should be praised, not condemned.

Posted: Jun 15 2011, 4:24 PM

Sorry, but I don't think cops should be praised for *not* killing random people. This cop's job is to harass innocent strangers. "Just doing his job" is predominantly "just harassing innocent people for non-crimes," as he did in this case.

Did he kill the man? No, he didn't. Did he tase the man? No, he didn't. Did he harass the man for his last name? Yes, he did. Did he treat him like a criminal for legally open carrying? Yes, he did. If the cop's job was to get his full name, he failed at doing his job because the guy didn't give it. The cop doesn't even know if his first name is Jeremy. If you think the cop's job was to ID the guy, he didn't do his job.

I'm not in the excuse making businesses and I'm not of the belief experiencing mild harassment from government goon-squads is "good enough."

The fact of the matter is the cop is multiple times more likely to kill someone than any random stranger open carrying. See: The cops are the ones who should be under extreme scrutiny, not random citizens.

Posted: Jun 21 2011, 1:34 PM

75102 I disagree with this headline. This officer Actually followed the law here. The Officer also clearly identified himself and gave his badge number. He also did not object to being recorded.

As long as the officer is protecting the community and not assaulting citizens, then he is doing his job.

More officers should use this as their model in protecting civil rights and protecting the community in which they serve.

Let's recognize when the police do something right and praise that behavior. Let's support officers who follow the law and actually do the job the citizens want them to do.

I am not a law enforcement officer. I hate criminals who wear badges and pretend to be peace officers. I do not work for the government (other than my indentured servitude of the tax farm). I hate tyranny and want this country returned back to the constitutional government it was originally intended to be.

Posted: Jun 28 2011, 12:34 AM

76173 The tone of the officers voice was not at any time anything other than cordial. I cannot find a single thing that he did that could be considered harassment. I have to say that this video is welcome relief and hope after watching other videos of police abusing their authority.

Thank you officer Matt for your service.

Posted: Jun 28 2011, 2:20 AM

Charles, the fact that "Jeremy" was stopped in the first place, was the point that you've failed to consider.

@6955, the Progressive Communist Party would agree with you. They had a similar petition circulating the Internet, that suggested people should be given a psych eval, before being allowed to own a gun.
Wouldn't this exempt all cops and military from their right to bear arms? Wouldn't you have to be insane, to agree to sacrifice your life for your own enslavement?

Posted: Jul 27 2011, 5:26 PM

82193 Reading this article and the subsequent comments by Chris and L.S. are what really concern and deflate me in people. It just doesn't click...

God bless America indeed.

Posted: Jul 27 2011, 5:34 PM

82193 PS. Have you seen this "Jeremy" guys other videos? He carries a gun around and simply looks for these situations. What an absolute tit.

Exploiting the rights given to him and protected by the very people he wishes to stir shit against. Whats your point "Jeremy"? Smug little f*ck...

Posted: Aug 18 2013, 2:40 AM

72128 It is not "Harassment" but it is not right. The police are being trained to restrict peoples basic human rights without even knowing it. This is a prime example. A free man can carry a gun. No one can tell you you are not free enough to carry a weapon.
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