Well done by the OCer.
Thread: Portland, Maine - Illegal Stop
Well done by the OCer.
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If the above makes me a RADICAL or EXTREME--- So be it!
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That is freaking awesome. I wish I could learn the law like that. I only hope if I ever have an encounter, that I could do half as well. If there were some kind of recourse for these meaningless MWAG calls, I would imagine there would be alot fewer of them.
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what will you do now to prove you are not stupid?
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How does the cop know he's not a felon?
How does he know that cop isn't a police impersonator? How does he know the cop isn't a convicted felon who lied about his criminal record when applying for the job? How does he know this isn't the day a real cop has snapped from the pressure and is in the process of going postal?
If simply being armed in public and these facts not being known is RAS of a crime, then there is also RAS that the cop is a criminal too.
There's a nasty side-effect to that "I don't know you" statement cops love to toss out. The citizen doesn't know the cop either. Impersonating police is a crime, and resisting a criminal's unlawful actions against you is self-defense.
Last edited by Difdi; 05-29-2012 at 02:25 PM.
I think this is wonderful work. I very much like the challenge of the officers RAS.
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington
Wow, balls of steel. I hope I can be like that if the time arises.
I like how he informs the officer that he pointed a loaded firearm at him, prior to the weapon being cleared.
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I hope he sues the city for illegal detention and violations of various 4th amendment issues. He has the LEO on tape saying "yes to "Did you stop me solely for carrying a firearm". I don't have the citation, but I thought there is a court case that basically listed that as a big no-no.
I love how quickly he drops it and high tails it once the supervisor showed. All of a sudden he is instantly free to go.
The supervisor, if he is informed, probably gave the officer the 'what the hell are you doing' face.
this is also being discussed here by the individual in the video, in the Maine sub-forum. http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...nt-in-Portland
Last edited by slapmonkay; 05-30-2012 at 02:26 PM.
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Public safety... and continues to repeat his reason after he carelessly points a loaded firearm at a member of the public. The officer was the public safety risk .