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    Portland, Maine - Illegal Stop

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    Well done by the OCer.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
    Well done by the OCer.

    Well done indeed.

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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 03:25 PM.

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    Stellar performance

    I think this is wonderful work. I very much like the challenge of the officers RAS.
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    Wow, balls of steel. I hope I can be like that if the time arises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsx1138 View Post
    Wow, balls of steel. I hope I can be like that if the time arises.
    Brass balls, he did very well but talked a bit too much IMHO.

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    Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by Orphan View Post
    Brass balls, he did very well but talked a bit too much IMHO.
    I was thinking he talked a little too much as well but he stood his ground and gave no personal information so can't really hold it against him. It would have been better if he never let him take his gun.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Knowledge View Post
    I was thinking he talked a little too much as well but he stood his ground and gave no personal information so can't really hold it against him. It would have been better if he never let him take his gun.
    Little easier said than done there. Physical resistance is a real good way to bring down all sorts of hurt upon one's self.
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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.

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    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.

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    The supervisor, if he is informed, probably gave the officer the 'what the hell are you doing' face.

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    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 03:26 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 .

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