Many Freepers will support the use of roadblocks "if it saves just one life".
What is instructive is that the Police know they are skirting the law but continue anyway. The purpose of the exercise by the Police seems to be intimidation in order to ensure future cooperation from the man who dared to resist them. One cop says "he is innocent, and knows his rights", but keeps at it. Why? To intimidate. The Cops used the K-9 to generate probable cause. However all they had to say was "furtive look" or some such b.s. as the goal is to subvert the 4th.
You LEO types here on FR. I really can't wait to here your defense of this practice. The other FR type, the "Law and Order' conservative, I want to hear you justify checkpoints in general. Checkpoints will always lead to this behavior on the part of Law Enforcement. So I want to hear you justify the need for checkpoints on the basis of this video.
You'll be waiting a long time to hear that from me. I despise checkpoints.
You LEO types here on FR. I really can't wait to here your defense of this practice. The other FR type, the "Law and Order' conservative, I want to hear you justify checkpoints in general.
Nice to know that everyone here has been lumped into either the LEO type or the "Law and Order" type. Which one of those are you?
The least they could have done is clean him up using some hickory stick shampoo and capcacin face wash.
I am apalled by the jack booted thugs!
DUI checkpoints in Texas are non existent. Outlawed as unconstitutional about 25 years ago.
We already live in a de facto police state. I do my best to avoid any contact with law enforcement.
Maybe I don’t get out much but I don’t think I’ve ever read a thread that was dominated by folks who approve of checkpoints.
Welcome to fortress Amerika. I love the fact that they never even asked if he was drinking at a Dui check point. Btw chechpoint roadblocks all that crap is perfectly legal according to the judicial oligarchy overlords that rule us.
Drag drunk drivers out from behind the wheel and string them up from the nearest lightpole for other drivers to witness. Then the need for checkpoints will simply disappear.
I guess if the government set up these checkpoints looking for illegal alien invaders, that would be considered violating somebody’s “civil rights”.
Good ol Officer A.J. Jackass
The only checkpoint I would approve of is if a dangerous criminal had hijacked a car or taken a driver hostage or an amber alert situation. And then the only thing the cops are allowed to do is look to see who is in the car.
Check points are foolish, the police are begging for a terrorist suicide driver.
The year my brother graduated from HS, they had a Sr skip day. Almost all of the kids went to a local beach. It got around the crowd that the police had set up checkpoints at various locations along the route home. Friends my brother had (8 of them, I'm glad he rode home with someone else) jammed themselves into a car and used back roads to evade the police. One mile from home, the guy driving crashed into a tree killing himself, his sister, two girls that were ejected from the car and critically injuring the rest. My father was one of the first firefighters on the scene. He couldn't identify four of my brothers friends, but knew the car. Later, they gave him the job of telling the parents their two kids, twins, a boy and a girl, were dead and the whole classes graduation ceremony basically became a funeral.
Seven miles from my house, in an area known for it's DWI checkpoint (that keeps catching drunk drivers because their stupidly drunk) night turned into day and a young mother was taking her little girl to daycare. As she waited to turn in, a drunk that had been trying to “sleep it off” in his car awoke, blood alcohol still double what was legal, pulled out from the bar, drove the 5 blocks it took to reach the women's car waiting to turn in, didn't even put his brakes on — rammed her car from behind instantly killing the four year old. My husband's first death as a new firefighter. He worked frantically to free the little girl as the mother screamed and cried for her daughter. When they got her out of all of the mangled steel, my husband realized the little girl was our little girl's age, same brown hair, same Disney backpack. He almost lost it. But held it together to try and revive the little girl, but she was already dead. He came home not being able to get that sight and the screaming sobs of the mother out of his head. And then the drunk guy, sitting on the curb, “Can I leave now?” It took almost every police officer, firefighter, and onlooker all of their strength to not smash that guy in the face.
These are only a few examples. I can't say what would have happened if the drunk drivers that were caught at the checkpoints had made it through. I only know what happened to many that evaded the checkpoints and the outcomes were tragic. So when, at least where I live, many drunks are stopped at checkpoints, I'm glad.
It’s amazing.... It’s a DUI checkpoint and they never even raised the issue of whether or not he actually had had any alcohol!
His lack of rolling down the window triggered this. He knew it. If you won’t roll down your window at a DUI checkpoint you certainly appear to be hiding something or keeping odors of alcohol or other substances from leaving the vehicle. So I do not fault officers for going an extra step after he pulled that.
The fake hit with the dogs was the worst part. That should be investigated.