Skip to comments.SHOCKING AUDIO: Philadelphia Police violate rights of open carrier at gunpoint (PA)
Posted on 03/26/2011 4:28:04 PM PDT by marktwain
Listen as a citizen exercising his 2nd amendment right to legally bear arms was violently assaulted by Philadelphia Police with no cause.
In Pennsylvania carrying a gun is not reasonable suspicion of a crime and not justification for a stop and search or a detainment.
(Excerpt) Read more at forum.opencarry.org ...
Here is the link to the audio of the arrest/detainment/assault.
Here is a video that appears to be from the same source:
Who shall guard the guards
Well, when you do this in a place where the law is not well versed in the rights of its citizens in issues like this...
You will get a lot more attention and unreasonable enforcement every time...
But you have to admire this guys guts...
Wonder how the case will develop...
Wuldn’t it b e great if the police understood the law? This officer obviously needs “further training”. What a jerk.
Much of the time in PA the cops are not even aware of the frigging laws.
A few big time lawsuits will make law classes mandatory.
Every policeman who opened his/her mouth in that incident needs to be terminated and NEVER work in law enforcement ever again. I have never even heard of anything that bad in this country before. Awful.
If he was a democRAt it would be several be new Escalades.
A nation gone mad.
The policemen are completely out of control. Is this a court case yet?
But, but, cops are your friends right??? They wouldn’t take your guns away.
Two thoughts. First, he’s lucky he wasn’t walking his dog. We know how that would’ve ended. Second, aren’t police supposed to deescalate “hostile” situations? Who was the one escalating that situation? It certainly wasn’t the citizen.
“Who shall guard the guards”?
If you would settle for “Who shall discipline the guards”, the answer is LAWYERS ! ! !
All of these police officers are vile! This is the caliber of thugs unions are producing for all of us. Do these officers deserve a full retirement paid for by the very same people they oppress?
Any word what the outcome of this was? Around 14:14 it sounds as though they make a decision, but it is hard to make out. In the end it sounds like he says to put in report he was not cooperating (which also isn’t a crime in itself as long as you aren’t directly resisting.)
What is also disturbing is it sounds as though, from minute 8 to 14 they are coordinating the story in the background and things like saying his hands were in his pockets when he and one other person says they weren’t.
IMHO, people, including cops, who can’t put a sentence together without every other word being the F bomb, are inherently stupid.
Of course, in most of California it is a felony to carry a knife vs the far less serious offense of carrying a gun. Both of which are protected by the 2nd of it is a weapon, and if tools, none of the officer's business.
What is false arrest going for in civil court these days? The figure $10,000,000 seems to pop into my head.
Oh, and a few cops finding new careers.
Post of the day! Thank you.
He could have been shot,given these cops' attitude.
Several people on opencarry.org are saying that the person this happened to should contact an attorney. I agree with that.
Remember, this audio/video is starting to get some exposure. A large number of Philadelphia police will be watching and listening to it. They have access to this persons name and a considerable amount of personal information.
As they say, they know where he lives. He definitely needs to contact an attorney.
I hope these thugs aren’t the best and the brightest that Philly has to offer. It makes it kind of hard to feel pround of cops when this kind of behavior is in the news.
There is a second part of audio - link right below the screen for part 1. Listening.
Unless there is a camera rolling, open carry is all a cop needs to shoot you with impunity. He just claims the citizen pointed the gun at him. The only penalty is paid suspension while the shooting is "under investigation."
story at link may be over this incident
The audio is definitely disturbing. On the other hand, I can’t help but wonder how he “just happened” to be recording it all. I don’t know a whole lot of folks that just idly wander around town with a voice activated recorder for the heck of it.
What I get from this is that the cop screwed up primarily by not knowing the law (and the apparent attempt to manufacture evidence). There is no way he should have had to call the DA’s office in a situation like this. Beyond that....there’s still part of the picture that’s missing for me.
1. Officer is paid by the city to carry a firearm
2. Officer does not know the laws he’s paid to enforce
3. City did not exercise good hiring judgement
4. A tort was committed, and this victim now owns the city, or a fraction thereof.
The second amendment is crystal clear. Every law abiding american citizen has the absolute right to own and carry any firearm, anytime, anywhere, anyway they choose.
Ya think? Every week there's some retard with a gun dragging his knuckles and bullying the citizenry. Every week.
Certainly there has to be some kind of policeman review board that is looking around Wisconsin, Ohio, etc and are beginning to see the taxpayers are waking up to the police scam.
Union thugs, all of them ,until the few come out and do the right thing. You know, like we ask the "good Moslems" to come out and say the right thing. Ain't gonna happen in either case. They'll protect the bad apples because all the apples eventually go bad. Lies of omission are still lies on the ears of God.
On all the open carry supportive websites , they advise you to get a recorder for your own safety, to record incidents just like this one.
I’m shocked they didn’t delete the evidence.
I’ve been robbed ONE time in my life, and it was by COPS —took the cash from my wallet.
Sounds like a lie, huh?
“This officer obviously needs further training. “
No, this “officer” needs to be arrested and get crap beat out of him by the county constitutional sheriff you elected. You need a constitutional sheriff to protect yourself from pig fascist cops.
This isn’t rocket science: cops are pigs who obey orders from their Marxist masters. The elected sheriff listens to the voters via the ballot box and is the only proper peace officer for a free people.
ping for later
I strongly recommend that if you wish to open carry or concealed carry in a place where there is the *possibility* of “ignorant agitation” about it, it really helps to be proactive.
How to do this? Easy, if there is a neighborhood where you expect to hang out, print out a few single page “pamphlets”, and pass them out to local store managers. To let them know the law in as friendly a manner as possible.
This is called “insulating” them. Why? Because typically you will be visiting, and some “ignorant agitator” will notice your gun. The first thing they typically do is approach the store manager or employees.
If they do this, then the situation is defused. “Oh, it’s okay. It’s legal here, and I *know* him. Relax.”
And the same thing applies to policemen. Most of them have big gaps in what they are supposed to know about the law. So if you get the chance to chit-chat with them, and find out they are ignorant of gun laws, if you want to have a hassle-free time of it, you need to “insulate” the whole police department.
This is not hard at all. If you see a police sergeant or lieutenant, let them know that there seems to be a little “confusion” about current gun laws about open and concealed carry, so it would be a good idea to provide a little “refresher” information, to make sure all the officers are “on the same sheet of music”.
Again, you’re not in their face about it, but let the officer know that you are a legal gun carrier, and you want to avoid surprising anyone, who may not be up on “current changes”.
Let me paraphrase for you: “Gee, Mr Policeman, did you know I have a Constitutional right to carry a firearm, sir, just like you?”
Have you ever heard of the “Porcupine 411” organization? If you carry, or have ever had misgivings about police over-reach you should check them out. They offer the facility to “instantly” record your cellphone conversation providing a record of events.
Such records routinely disprove the allegations of arresting police officers who (for whatever reason) choose to submit reports that diverge from the truth.
As someone beaten by cops (at age 16), no it doesn't sound like a lie at all...
I know.. He was very brave.. Especially when the cop told him to do it or he will (bleeping) shoot him.. Cops have a tough job and I’ve always defended them, but there seems to be a lot of ignorant, hothead, cowardice cops around now.. Wonder if this officer has shot any innocent canines.. That going around, too.
Any chance of going anywhere for this dude ended when he failed to get on his knees as directed. Obey at the time, take it up with someone else yourself, that is, request a supervisor come immediately. That’s what I do.
I’ve seen so many videos of cops escalating things. I wish there was a video of this.
Such a shame that the cops were using so much profanity even. They don’t know the law, escalate the situation, use profanity and then try to cover by changing stories. I realize they have a tough job. It is tough when they have to arrest the same crooks over and over because liberal judges keep putting people out on the streets. But it is gun owners and conservatives who respect cops the most. That is what is unfortunate.
I love Florida. I went to a private range today for a church fundraiser. The cops got called because the neighbors reported some automatic fire. Probably from the class 3 weapons ‘legal’.
There were a whole bunch of people and a whole bunch of evil assault weapons. Even quite a few handguns worn on hips.
No swat team got called and the police had no problem walking into the mix.
P.S. MP5’s are cool and I want one!
Cops don’t need an openly carried firearm to shoot you with impunity.
I’ve got to say, having listened to everything again and having read a couple of the links....I’m more happy than ever that I live in Arizona. I wouldn’t say that OC is common out here but I sure haven’t seen anyone freak out over it.
This whole thing started out bad. What the heck kind of cop starts out what should have been nothing more than a “field interview” with “Hey Junior!”? Must be a Philly thing.
This is a direct attack at the Constitution itself...
Sue the AHs., jail them and they will all understand as fast as hell they are not supposed to violate the law, but enforce it.
My concealed carry permit was issued by the County Sheriff’s office and says “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”. I had this conversation in Philadelphia with a fine gentleman dressed in blue. He was trying to tell me I cant do that in Philadelphia. I asked him if Philadelphia was now in South Jersey. He was a smart ass as was his buddy the dyke. I can imagine if I was open carrying, I may have gotten shot.
He eventually apologized.....It just took him a bit and cost his employer some loose change. He made my lawyer a very happy man.
Conspiracy Against Rights, federal felony:
Think diplomacy. As in, while some people think they can make a lot of money suing the police, I look at is as a case of spending the afternoon in the clink, then having to spend months in court, making money for my lawyer, when all I had to do was find out if the cops were ignorant, and help change that.
It’s the same with business owners and managers. A tsp of preparedness prevents a whole lot of heartburn.
“Think diplomacy. As in, while some people think they can make a lot of money suing the police, I look at is as a case of spending the afternoon in the clink, then having to spend months in court, making money for my lawyer, when all I had to do was find out if the cops were ignorant, and help change that.”
Where this has happened, in nearly every case that I know of, there already has been a significant attempt to educate the police.
I believe that the Philadelphia police department has already lost at least one lawsuit for this sort of behavior.