Contempt of Cop

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The action picks up at around 1:25.

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28 Responses to “Contempt of Cop”

  1. #1 |  Jeff | 

    I am your better…you will not speak to me in that tone of voice young man.

  2. #2 |  David | 

    That’s not even contempt. Mild disagreement with cop is now punishable by arrest, apparently.

  3. #3 |  Rob | 

    This guy just doesn’t have the temperament for law enforcement work (let alone the sargent stripes). He should probably find a new career before it catches up with him.

  4. #4 |  LTD.Edition | 

    That’s one for the courts. Sue that fucker.

  5. #5 |  Discord | 

    The police are playing a dangerous numbers game in this country. One day, they will victimize an American Mohamed Bouazizi.

  6. #6 |  EH | 

    Ha ha, apparently the officer already knew the driver didn’t have insurance, that’s why he was pulled over for the tags belonging to another vehicle?!

  7. #7 |  RandomDude | 

    Here’s Officer Matt Board’s MySpace page:

    http://www.myspace.com/board0816

    And he may be the son of former Parkersburg Police Chief Gerald Board.

  8. #8 |  Seth Levy | 

    Chief of Parkersburg, WV Police jemartin@netassoc.net

  9. #9 |  SJE | 

    Why did the cop take him to the back of police car for the search? Away from the in-car camera and the camera belonging to the driver.

  10. #10 |  Chris Mallory | 

    Nice to see he followed procedure by yelling “Stop resisting”. If only there had been a dog in the car for him to shoot.

  11. #11 |  Personanongrata | 

    Very professional.

  12. #12 |  Mario | 

    I don’t like that cop. Nevertheless, I would wish that any passenger of mine would STFU and let me, the driver, handle the situation.

    Kids!

  13. #13 |  John C. Randolph | 

    That’s false arrest and kidnapping. I hope the victim here doesn’t accept any settlement that allows that cop to remain on the loose.

    -jcr

  14. #14 |  boomshanka | 

    Related topic: A grand jury in New York failed to indict two cops who killed a man in a bout of road rage. Cops said he attacked them with a baseball bat – 6 witnesses said the victim had his hands at his side and was sucker-punched. Infuriating…

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/04/29/2011-04-29_grand_jury_sez_cops_fatal_punch_was_selfdefense.html

  15. #15 |  EH | 

    14: Interestingly, nowhere do any of the stories I’ve seen say that he didn’t have a bat. That doesn’t excuse the cops, for sure, but it does shade the story.

  16. #16 |  Z | 

    There are certain rules for living in a police state with democratic pretensions.

    1. No back talk.
    2. If you gotta back talk, do it anonymously, online, from a public library where you don’t have a membership card.

  17. #17 |  Lefty | 

    i dread getting pulled over.

  18. #18 |  Dan Z | 

    Im sure an impartial internal review board will find that he acted within department protocol and policy. Im sure the rest of us will realize thats horseshit and that apparently appropriate policy and procedure means being a total asshole with no ability to deal with people or to exercise rational behavior but rather arrest, bully and generally assault those who disagree with you.

  19. #19 |  Dan Z | 

    @RandomDude,

    Weird, who even uses Myspace anymore? I didnt even know that was still around.

  20. #20 |  Cyto | 

    I think the driver has a case for harassment based on the officer’s statements. It is pretty clear that he made the stop because of a prior incident.

  21. #21 |  almondwine | 

    This doesn’t even appear to be a case of “contempt,” unless of course respectful insistence that an officer speak the truth and substantiate their claims is contempt.

    Oh, right.

  22. #22 |  Corkscrew | 

    The UK is a bit out of range for you guys, but I thought this one might interest/amuse you. Yesterday, during the royal wedding, an acquaintance of mine and her friends were arrested (not charged) for being dressed as zombies. Apparently this is now considered a natural prelude to breach of the peace.

    Lame though this may be, I can kinda understand the police logic here. I mean, how many opportunities does your average law enforcement officer get to prevent a plague of the undead?

  23. #23 |  Joe | 

    #12 | Mario | April 29th, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    I don’t like that cop. Nevertheless, I would wish that any passenger of mine would STFU and let me, the driver, handle the situation.

    Kids!

    I was thinking they needed Winston Wolfe in charge.

  24. #24 |  Joe | 

    The UK is a bit out of range for you guys, but I thought this one might interest/amuse you. Yesterday, during the royal wedding, an acquaintance of mine and her friends were arrested (not charged) for being dressed as zombies. Apparently this is now considered a natural prelude to breach of the peace.

    I do not want to defend the cops (even British ones) but they probably thought those zombie get ups were an attempt at impersonating the royal family in order to sneak into the reception.

  25. #25 |  demize! | 

    @Discord you have hit the nail on the head my friend. Let’s hope it comes soon a fine young man need not be immolated. Yet I pray that there is that one final spark that lights the fuse. I doubt it though, Americans seem far too indoctrinated and naive. I hope I’m wrong.

  26. #26 |  Corkscrew | 

    I do not want to defend the cops (even British ones) but they probably thought those zombie get ups were an attempt at impersonating the royal family in order to sneak into the reception.

    Nah. If they’d been dressed up as giant lizards maybe…

    First-hand account from one of the zombies here. The UK police are normally relatively non-evil, so this is very disappointing. Some people have no respect for the dead.

  27. #27 |  Matt | 

    I long for the days of tar and feathers.

  28. #28 |  knoxharrington | 

    Is there a website where the names, locations, badge numbers, etc. of these pricks is posted so that we can document their malfeasance?

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