Most cops are ignorant of the law, but worse, they are generally cops because they have a chip on their shoulders. At least in this case the cop remained calm and was willing to carry on a conversation with the law student. In a lot of places, if the student had “failed the attitude test” he would’ve been subdued, handcuffed and run in.
I agree. We have seen that scenario play out before. The cop attacks the civilian and gets away with it. If there is a lawsuit after, the dept. pays off the plaintiff, but only after he/she is made to suffer a great deal.
BOTH of these overly abused charges should be erased from the books across the board.
That would certainly be the case here in New Jersey. Here, for the most part, not all mind you, not all cops are bad ,but for the most part cops in New Jersey are little more than thugs with a badge. And God help you if you’re stopped by the NJ State Police. Even if you’re ‘’free, white and over 21’’you’re in a world of sh!t if they decide they don’t like how you look and sound.
“Most cops are ignorant of the law,”
Further, due to most of the population being ignorant of the law, Big Brother’s Thugs overstep their bounds purposefully because they know of the ignorance of the public.
This fool knew the law. He just happened to pick on someone who knew the law, too.