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Lawsuit: Cops Hit Manís Car, Check To Make Sure They Arenít On Camera, Arrest Him To Cover It Up
The Libertarian Republic ^ | 02/21/2014 | Austin Petersen

Posted on 02/22/2014 12:18:11 PM PST by aimhigh

Two police officers are being accused of hitting Robert Jackson‘s car and then arresting him to cover it up. Surveillance footage shows police cars driving the wrong way down a street and sideswiping the SUV. Officers then exited their vehicles and appeared to search for cameras before arresting Jackson for destruction of city property. . . .

The charges were eventually dropped against Jackson but he had to spend the night in a “filthy, overpopulated, rat- and rodent-infested cell,” his suit says. “The officer who arrested me said if I took care of the expense on my vehicle, they would take care of their vehicle and I wouldn’t have gotten arrested,” Jackson remembered. “He knew he was wrong.” The lawsuit is seeking unspecified monetary damages.

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1 posted on 02/22/2014 12:18:11 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Sounds to me like they violated his civil rights. They should be put away for misusing their powers and unlawful imprisonment.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 12:20:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: aimhigh

Fire the Jack Booted Thugs and sue the living shit out of them.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 12:20:39 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox

Fire him? how about hang him


4 posted on 02/22/2014 12:21:21 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: aimhigh

Rats and rodents? Is there a difference?


5 posted on 02/22/2014 12:24:25 PM PST by ArtDodger
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To: aimhigh

We live in a Robin Hood world, but without Robin Hood. But have plenty of Sheriffs of Nottingham and Guys of Guisborne.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 12:24:38 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: aimhigh

We are rapidly becoming Bolivia.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 12:27:19 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: null and void

I’m sure you’ll want to tell your friend about this one.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 12:28:00 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: aimhigh

Stories like these have made me change my mind about Google Glass. If the Google Glass can record and immediately upload to a safe location it might help deter blatant abuses of power like the one here.

Are these officers still on the job? Oh, right. Unions.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 12:28:14 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: aimhigh

The attitude by the LEO’s is pregnant with injustice..
The baby may be indeed a little devil..

Could be widespread and malicious.. the little bastard..


10 posted on 02/22/2014 12:31:01 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: aimhigh

Well, at least the wonderful NYC police officer made it home safely—that’s the important thing.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 12:31:03 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Alaska Wolf

Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!


12 posted on 02/22/2014 12:31:09 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: ArtDodger
"Rats and rodents? Is there a difference?"

Possibly the former have two legs and the latter four and the author just didn't want to insult the rodents.

13 posted on 02/22/2014 12:31:50 PM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: LostInBayport
I can definitely see a new legal system with very quick results. Something happens on Monday, 12 people are brought into a room on Tuesday and are told, "This incident was witnessed by passers-by and filmed through 4 pairs of Google Glass. You will see all 4 films and then render a verdict either against the police or the citizen, or perhaps neither. You will be able to go on your way as soon as you decide."

Who needs lawyers? Just let citizens render justice.

14 posted on 02/22/2014 12:33:14 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: aimhigh

I would love to have seen a few dozen citizens descend upon the unlawful cops, beat them to a pulp and leave them as ventilated quadriplegics. Sadly, the taxpayers would foot the bill to keep their worthless carcasses alive.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 12:34:31 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Who needs lawyers?”

Lawyers do.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 12:36:08 PM PST by FAA
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To: aimhigh

Bfl


17 posted on 02/22/2014 12:36:16 PM PST by gaijin
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To: F15Eagle
"Sounds to me like they violated his civil rights. They should be put away for misusing their powers and unlawful imprisonment."

These corrupt cops can enjoy bending over to pick up soap in prison showers.

18 posted on 02/22/2014 12:36:18 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: aimhigh
This story was told to me by the man it happened to and he had no reason to lie:
Mike was driving north on old 99 in California right after WWII ended and pulled over to grab a snooze. He was in the back seat sleeping, his U.S. Army jacket hanging in the back window of his car as two CHP officers approached and he could hear them talking. One said, "You want to kill him?" and his partner replied, "No, he's a veteran."
Mike said he stayed under his blanket until their car pulled away and never set foot in that state again.
19 posted on 02/22/2014 12:38:06 PM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: Carl Vehse

I would have no sympathy for them.


20 posted on 02/22/2014 12:38:11 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: aimhigh

Cue the FR holster-sniffers in 3, 2, 1...


21 posted on 02/22/2014 12:41:32 PM PST by NVDave
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To: dainbramaged; null and void

Reminds me of the four types mentioned in ‘Jack Reacher’.

I’d say they were the fourth type, in a different service.

I met a guy like this, twenty years ago or so, who wanted to join a police sniper unit. Within 5-10 minutes (about the max length of the conversation) it was quite clear to me he was hoping to be able to take somebody out, some day.

This was in a Wal-Mart, back in the day when they still sold guns.

If any of you haven’t seen ‘Jack Reacher’, rent it. Not for the kiddies, though. It can be rough.

Yeah, I know it’s Tom Cruise. Here and there he does make a few good movies.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 12:43:10 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle; aimhigh; null and void; Slings and Arrows; ClearCase_guy

may soon come a day prison is the safest place to be


23 posted on 02/22/2014 12:47:54 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ClearCase_guy

We used to be a nation of Robin Hoods.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 12:48:19 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: bigheadfred

Hopefully not for those two.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 12:49:53 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: aimhigh
ooppsss! ..we've been had seen!
they're pining for the old days, of no recorders.

26 posted on 02/22/2014 12:50:01 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: F15Eagle
Felony assault with a firearm, battery, and kidnapping.

Amazing how LEO's think they are above the law-- because they are-- notice there are no criminal charges. You have to file a civil case.

27 posted on 02/22/2014 12:51:01 PM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: aimhigh

In addition to the abuse of power, what about the incompetence they showed in hitting the guy’s car?


28 posted on 02/22/2014 12:51:18 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: aimhigh
he had to spend the night in a “filthy, overpopulated, rat- and rodent-infested cell,”

It's bad enough they threw him in jail. It's unconscionable that they threw him in a cell filled with democrats. That's just too much.

29 posted on 02/22/2014 12:51:43 PM PST by Entrepreneur (We're past the tipping point - the only variable is the rate of decline)
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To: FAA

Despots love lawyers.


30 posted on 02/22/2014 12:53:02 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: LostInBayport

No need for google glass which is a liberal obama ass kissing outfit. I have a pen in my car which not only records video but record the conversation, plus a couple of spy cameras too.


31 posted on 02/22/2014 12:55:03 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: F15Eagle

The police if today are not the type officers I used to work with


32 posted on 02/22/2014 12:56:12 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: F15Eagle

They are already a protected species.


33 posted on 02/22/2014 12:56:17 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: dainbramaged

If he was under his blanket how did he know they were cops?


34 posted on 02/22/2014 12:56:47 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: jsanders2001

Doesn’t appear so. Not even for some in Texas like that state trooper who body-searched that woman on the side of the road.


35 posted on 02/22/2014 12:57:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

That means that they’ll get a month’s paid vacation.


36 posted on 02/22/2014 12:58:46 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: bigheadfred

I’d think not if word got around in there that they were cops who liked to imprison people falsely.


37 posted on 02/22/2014 12:59:15 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

No they go straight to PC.


38 posted on 02/22/2014 1:01:34 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: F15Eagle

Protected Custody.


39 posted on 02/22/2014 1:03:14 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Ah


40 posted on 02/22/2014 1:03:33 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

> In addition to the abuse of power, what about the incompetence they showed in hitting the guy’s car?

Reckless driving
Driving the wrong way down a one way street
Official Oppression
Unlawful Detention
Unlawful Arrest

Probably others if you really broke it down


41 posted on 02/22/2014 1:04:27 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: aimhigh

Barf alert: 2nd video that auto-plays at link is the wookie with fallon (at least it was for me just now)...


42 posted on 02/22/2014 1:05:47 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: NVDave

This incident took place in New York City. That place is filled with people who have begged their own government to impose a police state for their own protection. It should come as no surprise that it comes down to this.


43 posted on 02/22/2014 1:07:16 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: aimhigh

There should be jail time for this.


44 posted on 02/22/2014 1:08:44 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: VR-21

LOL! (Yes, I actually did). Rats on both sides of the bars, apparently.


45 posted on 02/22/2014 1:11:10 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Politics are just the rules - Power is the game!)
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To: aimhigh

I pray the cops went home safe and sound that evening.

Nothing else matters.

Nothing.


46 posted on 02/22/2014 1:12:18 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: ArtDodger
Rats and rodents?
Is there a difference?
Rats and Democrats..cockaroaches, no real difference,
all are vermin.
time to haul out the (these LEO) trash.

47 posted on 02/22/2014 1:18:59 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: freedomfiter2
We used to be a nation of Robin Hoods.

And now we are nation full of robbin' hoods...

48 posted on 02/22/2014 1:24:01 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: VR-21
"insult rodents"
must be PC, about this..could hurt Democ'rats'
"tender mental" image of themselves.

49 posted on 02/22/2014 1:24:58 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Who needs lawyers? Just let citizens render justice.


Nah, you have to have lawyers. After all, who else can tell you that the the evidence of your own lying eyes is just wrong, Wrong, WRONG.

/sarc


50 posted on 02/22/2014 1:37:25 PM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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