Video: Man Gets Arrested For Not Letting Undercover Cop Smell His Iced Tea (And No, It's Not Fake) (InformationLiberation)
In this video out of Fayetteville, North Carolina an undercover cop detains and has a man arrested for drinking an Arizona 'Half & Half' Iced Tea (half lemonade, half iced tea) and not bowing down before the badge-wielding thug and letting him smell it.
The undercover cop also threatens the man filming the incident and orders him to leave the property for "hindering his investigation."
It's a fascinating video, not only due the outrageousness of the incident itself, but also because of the bizarre reaction on behalf of the general public to the video insisting it must be fake and a stunt to promote the victim's rap career.
Here's the top comment on the video on Reddit, there are literally hundreds if not thousands like it on YouTube insisting the video must be fake.
I'm a skeptic by nature, but watching the video I frankly saw nothing suspicious about it, if the man is an actor he deserves an Oscar, as he just so happens to act exactly like a power-tripping thug with a badge.
Well, it turns out the video is entirely real, as the initial poster on YouTube released additional footage showing another cop showed up and placed him in his police car. The man was reportedly arrested and charged because he didn't want to let the plain-clothed undercover officer shove his disgusting schnoz into his drink.
I don't want to misconstrue healthy skepticism with denying reality, but part of me feels like people don't want to believe that police act this petty and thuggish.
Most people do not want to have arbitrary power over their fellow citizens, yet that's exactly what the job of being a police officer entails, your power as a police officer comes not out of your intellect, your earned respect, nor your genuine leadership skills, it comes out of your government-issued costume, badge and gun.