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GOTCHA! Truck Driver Busts Cop On His Cellphone, Speeding [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jun 2014 | Chuck Ross

Posted on 06/29/2014 6:22:12 PM PDT by mandaladon

A truck driver showed what can happen when police officers find out they’re being videotaped.

Brian Miner was pulled over in Illinois last week after he honked his truck horn at a state police officer he claims was using his cellphone while speeding on a wet highway.

“I pulled you over – the horn, I don’t know what that was about,” the officer told Miner, who recorded the traffic stop.

“Because you were speeding and had your cellphone in your hand,” said Miner, explaining why he was honking.

“Police officers can actually use technology when they’re driving,” said the officer.

“Oh, so you guys are above the law?” Miner asked.

The officer replied, arguing that Miner couldn’t be sure that he was exceeding the 70 miles-per-hour speed limit.

“You passed me! How fast were you driving? Are you above the speed limit as well?” Miner asks, telling the officer that had his cruise control set at 65 miles per hour.

“You were going well over 70,” Miner exclaimed.

The officer did not back down, claiming that Miner had no good reason to honk his horn.

“There was a good reason to,” Miner said. “You were speeding, it’s wet roads. You were speeding with a cellphone in your hand.”

Unphased, the officer told Miner he was issuing him a ticked for “unlawful use of horn.”

Then Miner issued a game-changer.

“By the way, you’re being recorded,” said the trucker, as he picked the camera up from his dashboard and directed it towards the officer.

“Yeah, so are you,” said the officer, in a moment of defiance that would soon dissipate.

The officer asked Miner how many driving hours he had left for the day and then went back to his cruiser to check the trucker’s license and registration.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: cellphone; cops; poleci; police; poliec; trucker
Lucky he didn't get shot...
1 posted on 06/29/2014 6:22:12 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

OK for me, not for thee.

Word is gradually getting out about the arrogance of authority —not just among the dirtheads, either.

Gradually more and more of the people who would have been heavily in prejudice in favor of cops are learning to think twice.

Many of the law-and-order types and even a few boot-lickers now suspect cops are worse than the average person walking down Main Street.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 6:28:18 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mandaladon

He didn’t get shot because he didn’t have a dog.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 6:28:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: mandaladon

Lucky the officer didn’t come to his house that night and shoot his dog.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 6:28:51 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: mandaladon

Everyone should be wise by now.

This video is just a small example.

Any contact with those in govenrment use your audio/video and use remote off site servers to record it to, so it cannot be seized. It’s real cheap to do.

It’s for your own protection.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 6:29:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mandaladon

I have a police scanner but hardly ever use it. Sometimes if an emergency vehicle comes by with lights and siren, I will turn it on out of curiosity.

One day around a year ago I did turn it on and heard a cop asking for license and warrants on a driver for failing to use a turn signal.

Well the chair I normally sit in lets me see an intersection of two rural highways. It is in the middle of nowhere but still a fair amount of traffic. I have made it a point to noticed if cops use their turn signal at the intersection.

So far not a single one has done so.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 6:31:24 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: mandaladon

He didn’t have a dog in the cab with him.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 6:31:51 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: gaijin

When God is under assault, gummint rushes greedily in to fill the void.

WHENEVER the size of the gummint increases, bureaucratic arrogance also increases, often quite dramatically.

You cannot have socialism without government contempt for the governed.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 6:32:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mandaladon

Cops consider speeding a perk of the job. I was busted for 15 over and the very day I paid the fine, I was passed by a car from the same agency doing exactly the same thing, two counties over, apparently a take home car.

After three weeks of trying, I will finally have a conversation with the police chief tomorrow.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT by armydawg505
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To: mandaladon

That story made my day.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 6:36:53 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: mandaladon
The government agent totally kissed his butt and ran off, ONLY after being told he was being recorded and caught the LEO in multiple lies/deceit.

Bet the rent he didn't think the trucker would make waves when he did the trucker a "favor" by not giving him a ticket....Until they saw it on YOUTUBE, broadcast coast to coast

Once again, This video is just a small example. Any contact with those in govenrnment use your audio/video and use remote off site servers to record it to, so it cannot be seized. It’s real cheap to do. It’s for your own protection.

11 posted on 06/29/2014 6:38:29 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: armydawg505

Yeah but...

Ever been behind a cop going EXACTLY the speed limit? Causes a traffic jam for miles on the highway. Nobody wants to pass and get a ticket so they become a rolling roadblock and road hazard.

I’m all for cops - and everyone who can afford a decent car with the right brakes - to be able to go faster if they want.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 6:41:02 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: mandaladon

I wanted to report a local LEO for using his cell phone in our town in a school zone while the busses were loading up students. It against the law in Texas to use a cell phone in a school zone.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 6:41:36 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: mandaladon

For the amount of extreme “attitude” the driver showed I am surprised this didn’t escalate, camera or not. I am no bootlicker... I have been the driver in this EXACT scenario (well, minus the CDL logbook), but filming the cop and making the point was important...

Nobody has mentioned this, but the trooper showed character in admitting his fault, completely. That struck me as being civil... I didn’t see that from the driver though.

Golden Rule applies, always.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 6:46:38 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: mandaladon
“By the way, you’re being recorded,” said the trucker, as he picked the camera up from his dashboard and directed it towards the officer. “Yeah, so are you,” said the officer...

This is a point of law that everyone should exploit.

When faced with the dilemma of recording without the consent of others, remember that traffic police are already recording their own dashcam recordings, so there is no presumption of privacy on their part. They have already consented to being recorded by virtue of their own dashcam recorders.

Now that you have your own recording to show them, that's a game-changer. In the past, they could go back to the station and have a "hard drive crash" that wipes out that officer's recording of that day only. Now, not only is there a back-up recording, it has already passed the acknowledgement test, because once a person gives their consent to being recorded, it's not clear that the consent is only limited to their own recording devices. If you have a recording device, too, then it is valid because the officer already does not have an expectation of privacy because he knows that he's being recorded by his own dashcam device.

Start recording everything on the road. Hold the police accountable to the laws, too.

-PJ

15 posted on 06/29/2014 6:47:53 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: mandaladon

Link directly to YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK8rJNPz328


16 posted on 06/29/2014 6:52:53 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Political Junkie Too

I wonder - if you got into a dicey situation with a LEO, and you asked him “is this being recorded?” without revealing that you were recording it also, would his positive reply be considered consent to be recorded...


17 posted on 06/29/2014 7:16:58 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: mandaladon

Were it not that the cop had already been recorded, the trucker may have been ticketed, tased, and given an attitude adjustment for his trouble.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 7:36:07 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: dragnet2

I’m not especially tech savy.

How does one use off site servers to record audio and/or video?


19 posted on 06/29/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Rodamala

“Nobody has mentioned this, but the trooper showed character in admitting his fault, completely. That struck me as being civil... I didn’t see that from the driver though.

Golden Rule applies, always.”

Sorry, no pass for the cop. I’ve see it in videos again and again. A cop gives ‘tude and lies, and all that. But as soon as he knows he is being recorded, he cleans up FAST.
He only admitted his fault, when he knew he couldn’t hide his fault.

It is a crying shame that it takes a camera to make Bufford T Justice cops start behaving like Andy Taylor. And that is why cops hate cameras. Because it is affecting their ability to behave as poorly as they like, and it is only your word against theirs.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 7:39:19 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

No problem.

Just web search something like:

Send cell phone video — or just video off to remote site, server, hard drive etc.

A ton of sites are out there. I believe some are actually free...


21 posted on 06/29/2014 8:33:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Political Junkie Too
In the past, they could go back to the station and have a "hard drive crash" that wipes out that officer's recording of that day only.

We call that "IRS-style".

Someone needs to record a "Gangnam Style" video with Lois Lerner & John Koskinen "trashing a hard-drive" - "IRS Style".

22 posted on 06/29/2014 8:39:25 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: dragnet2

Thank-you for your reply. I appreciate it.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 8:49:56 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: mandaladon

Cops are really damned jumpy lately. As a personal experience, a small, stray dog came into our yard, started playing with the kids, really super friendly, got along great with my other dogs, and so we let him stay a few nights, and he settled in nicely. I would have kept him, but city ordinances said we’re only allowed two dogs, so being the good citizen that I am, I called the police, and I had the dog outside on a leash, not barking or anything as the policeman showed up.

He stepped out of the cruiser, and immediately had his hand on his gun...enough though the dog was nothing but pleasant to him.... I live in a small Minnesota town where virtually NOTHING ever happens. Other people have noticed this same behavior. I felt it was unnecessary behavior. Cops I knew of old knew the people of the town, knew the local life, and they had a laid-back attitude. Lately, all of these “new” cops have been little nazis. They really create a lot of tension, and they absolutely have no reason to; do the cops know something we don’t? Are they under pressure to act in a different way now?

I just don’t get it. It makes me uneasy. I would hesitate to call any cops nowadays.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 9:47:05 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: mandaladon

The officer headed back to his cruiser, and Miner turned the camera on himself. “And that’s what happens when they know you’re recording,” he said.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 11:45:58 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: mandaladon
Unphased Unfazed, the officer told Miner he was issuing him a ticked for “unlawful use of horn.”
26 posted on 06/30/2014 11:49:18 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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