That thing about the cops threatening the guy with the camera really pisses me off. I’m more surprised when the cops back down than when they actually go through with their threats. I think it was smart for the guy to put the camera in the house. I’m sure they would be more inclined to take it from the guy out on his front porch than they would if they had to actually get a warrant.
The problem is that no one wants the hassle of actually fighting city hall in a situation like that. It’s not just the cop you’re up against. The entire city is going to be against you. If the cop takes your camera, all that’s going to happen is he will erase the video of them and give it back. Your word against him and who is going to believe you against a cop?
You really have to hand it to these people who stand up to the cops. Cops are lying assholes and the cards are stacked in their favor. It’s far easier to just let them walk all over you (and the cops know that).
December 26th, 2009 at 11:47 am
If I was the guy with the camera, the first thing I would have done after going back inside would be to back up the video on a computer, than back it up many more times.
#9 Alabama? I want it to hit DC. Preferably DHS/TSA HQ. You should read the FULL RETARD reaction to a minor threat. My personal favorite is the “remain in your seats, no access to anything including personal property for the last hour of the flight.”
You think our overseas tourism is in the crapper now, just wait. No wonder they dissed Chicago and picked Rio.
The Sweden Disney story reminds me of something similar from Germany. Every New Year’s Eve since 1963, the English skit “Dinner for One” is broadcast on state television. The version they show is black-and-white and was recorded in English, performed by British actors. The time to watch it isn’t so fixed, though, because now it’s also broadcast on several private channels at different times, so it’s not like years ago when, as in Sweden, everyone was sitting around watching it at the same time. It’s sort of like “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the US…you might watch it every year, but not necessarily at the same time as everyone else. The crazy thing is that the Germans, who usually dub everything, have always watched “Dinner for One” in the original English. The catchphrase “Same procedure as every year!” has become part of everyday German. On another odd note, although every German I know can quote at least something from “Dinner for One”, I’ve never met any Brits who are familiar with it.
Cynical in CA |
December 26th, 2009 at 7:30 pm
From the article on prohibition:
“Recently, Mexico’s deputy agriculture minister, Jeffrey Jones, told some of the country’s leading farmers that they could learn a thing or two from Mexican drug traffickers. “It’s a sector that has learned to identify markets and create the logistics to reach them,” he said. Days later, Mr. Jones was forced to resign. “He may be right,” one top Mexican official confided, “but you can’t say things like that publicly.””
If you want to know how government works, there it is in one paragraph.