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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

This is What Democracy and #FreedomOfSpeech Looks Like

In Paris, France



In Birmingham, Alabama


In Denver, Colorado






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15 comments:

Upset Resident said...

I see NOTHING WRONG in the Wal-Mart video! Any business has the right to ask people to leave the property and if they refuse then they are trespassing! It seems the man out of uniform must represent Wal-Mart in some way.You can not go on someones property private or public. Any business can ask you to leave! The officers did everything right. They gave him loud commands to put his hands behind his back etc and he refused.This is just another case of disrespect toward police and "jail house lawyers" thinking they know the law. The man was not mistreated in anyway! Once again FOLLOW ORDERS by police to place your hands behind your back when you are under arrest and all the other stuff like taser, pepper spray, gun etc do not have to be used! Again just another example of IGNORANCE by the public!!

Section 13A-7-4 - Criminal trespass in the third degree.

(a) A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the third degree when he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or upon premises.

(b) Criminal trespass in the third degree is a violation.

The guy knowingly remained at Wal-Mart when he was told to leave and not welcomed!

Redeye said...

Again this ts the United Staes of America not a banana republic run by an evil dictator. We have this little thingy called the Bill of Rights and a constitution which grants us the equal right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is a democracy. With liberty and Justice for all. At least it used to be until people who share your misguided, misinformed, point of view took control of our goverment.

Upset Resident said...

I am not misguided. People have the right not to have you on their property private and public. It appears a Wal Mart representative did not want him there and when he refused to leave he broke the law therefor the police had to arrest him. Police are not required to stand there all day and say please please etc. BREAK THE LAW GO TO JAIL IT IS SIMPLE.I have common sense and can understand that and I see it in the video as well!!

Mike Jones said...

This is clerly an abuse of power by Policy Enforcement on civilians. Not only did the plain cloths officer not identify himself, which is a clear violation of the law, but I would submit that this was a provoked act on the behalf of Policy Enforcement because they simply do no like being called out for their abuses. Not to mention he does not allow for the camera man to make it back to his car say, "You ran out of fucking time." I guess because the camera man did not shit his pants and run to his car in fear that Policy Enforcement took issue with...


Brian said...

Was that a plain clothes officer or a Walmart loss prevention / security personnel?

I would have expected if he was a plains clothes officer, he would have to began to arrest the protestor rather than telling other officers that the protestor was now trespassing. I would have expected to see him help in the arrest if he was a plain clothes officer.

But we don't. We see him tell the officers that the protestor is trespassing and then he backs away.

Were the officers quick to use a taser? In my opinion, Yes.

Was the guy filming arrested to quickly? Maybe, but he didn't tell the officer that he was already at his car until the officer told him he was out of time. He had been ordered by the officer to leave but he continued to film. He didn't tell the officer that his car was right there until the officer had made the decision to arrest him.

Upset Resident said...

Mike, did the guy film the WHOLE incident? It looks like he did not! Is the plain clothes guy a cop or a Wal Mart employee? If he is a cop did a Wal Mart employee ask the guy to leave then he refused then that would allow officers to arrest him etc etc etc. Many times 1/2 of the story is given by people who want us to have sympathy so it will enhance their cause!

2ns once officers area making an arrest and the one tell him to back up get out of the way etc it is due to their safety! Once he is told that he should have IMMEDIATELY left or backed up. HE DID NOT! Therefore he was arrested. We can debate all day and we will be on 2 sides of the fence. Police have a tough job without clowns/jail house lawyers and instigators trying to FILM a reaction and rile up officers for the purpose of filming!!!

Redeye said...

First of all no one from Walmart asked police to make protestors leave the parking lot. If they did, people should boycott said Walmart and not spend another red cent there.

Secondly, in order to be arrested you have to be committing a crime. Assembling in a public parking lot is not a crime. As least it didn't used to be until people like you and Upset Resident took control of our government.

Brian said...

Actually Walmart parking lots are not public parking lots but private parking lots owned/leased by either Walmart or the shopping center that the Walmart is located in and the property owner can ask somebody to leave.

Redeye said...

Did Walmart ask anyone to leave?

Redeye said...

Actually public tax dollars fund parking lots leased by Walmart.

Brian said...

Not sure if Walmart asked anybody to leave because the video that was posted started at the arrested. By the video, nobody can tell what happened earlier.

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Redeye said...

There is no evidence Walmart asked protestors to leave.

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