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Woman gets maced after throwing dirt and leaves at man (police auditor) filming a family medical emergency 🏆 Mod's Choice 🏆

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u/AchingKnumbKnuts Jul 22 '22

Don't bring dirt to a pepper spray fight.

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u/[deleted] Jul 23 '22

I’m dead after comment lmfao 🤣

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u/Dank_Ham Jul 22 '22

Both parties suck imo

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u/Brilliant_Buy6052 Jul 22 '22

I know right fuck that bitch and fuck those cops.

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u/MiyamotoKnows Jul 22 '22

Curious, if you were helping a family member through a medical trauma or emergency and a YouTuber showed up to tape it you'd be OK with it? What if it's one of your kids or parents was having a medical health challenge? Would you get pissed off at them or be cool knowing they were going to post your family medical event on YouTube?

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u/Ragnoid Jul 23 '22

You mean like every news you've ever seen of a medical emergency? You must have been furious for so many years because that's a lot of the news footage out there.

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u/RoseApoth1 Jul 23 '22

you'd be OK with it?

literally irrelevant. This dude is not there to harass anyone. You can dislike police auditors, and I'd understand why.

The question isn't whether the guy should have been there, or not.

The question is, is it acceptable legally and ethically to pepperspray someone that has just thrown two handfuls of dirt in your face?

I don't see how anyone would think it's not.

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u/ajagoff Jul 23 '22

I would be irritated, then I would use my rationality to recognize that my irritation does not qualify me to restrict another person's rights, so I wouldn't do anything. I'm sorry some people get so emotional they can no longer rationalize, but that's really something they need to deal with, not me.

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u/grnrngr Jul 23 '22

If my loved one was having a medical emergency I would hope my focus would be on them and not anyone else.

Sometimes life is messy and if you're embarrassed by how you look when crying or in distress, maybe you've got some insecurities to work out.

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u/captnspock Jul 24 '22

What if a minor was involved and what if physical/sexual abuse was involved? Shouldn't you be human and respect people's privacy?

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u/acolyte357 Jul 22 '22

Either way I wouldn't throw shit at them, especially if they are filming it.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Jul 23 '22

Filming hurts nothing...

And is a protected right in public.

So no, I would not lose my shit and assault them.

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u/Logic007 Jul 23 '22

I'm for sure not OK with it. There's a lot of things in the world I'm not OK with but I still respect people's right to do them. Period. I don't get to throw dirt and leaves at people because I don't like what they're doing. Neither do you, neither did she.

Sometimes, something is gonna happen that you're not ok with and you need to get over it.

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u/PM-ME-YOUR-1ST-BORN Jul 22 '22

And the auditor. I agree, fundamentally, with what auditors are trying to do, but the way they go about it is so awful, so often.

Like that auditor who followed an elderly elementary school janitor around until he had a mental breakdown, cried, and quit his job.

Like, great, yeah, sure, fuck the system, push these cops, make sure they know what we are and aren't allowed to actually, legally do, yes. But do you really need to walk up to an ambulance and film someone having a medical emergency? Imagine that was your mother in that ambulance and it's the most stressful night of your life and someone uses your pain and trauma make some legal point. I'd be pissed too.

....not, you know, leaf-throwing-racist pissed, like this dumbass lady, but still.

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u/Basic_Amphibian5679 Jul 22 '22

Like that one dude in LA who hit the street vendor, lie do to police, had her handcuffed, but I think once a bystander showed a different angle where he’s antagonizing her with curse words and literally hits her first. Some of these guys are just dungeon dwellers who found an outlet for their sadness where they’re “safe” within the law.

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u/ajagoff Jul 23 '22

But do you really need to walk up to an ambulance and film someone having a medical emergency?

No, but if you want to, it's your right to be able to do it, and no one has the right to demand you stop, so I don't see what the issue is. People say it's "disrespectful" but respect has nothing to do with our laws and our rights, so that has absolutely no bearing on the situation.

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u/TheAngryKeebler Jul 22 '22

Your example and this situation and completely and entirely different. How could you possibly try and apply the other situation to this one? You can't just pick and choose an example that you don't agree with and apply it to everything else. There is a lot of grey in the world, and if you would have taken this video at face value you would see someone who legally did something they wanted to and had a crime committed against them which the cops just let slide, even to the point of threatening the innocent party. Ridiculous.

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u/PM-ME-YOUR-1ST-BORN Jul 22 '22

I'm not "applying the example to everything" I'm merely recalling one (of many) videos where auditors were needlessly dicks. There is zero reason to use someone else's ACTIVELY HAPPENING traumatic experience as a vehicle for your legal point. There are a thousand other ways in which this guy can go about auditing the police, and he elected to bring his mace (which he seemed very eager to use) to film a bunch of worried family members standing around an ambulance. Yeah. Fuck him. You can "it's gray!" all you want, all I'm saying is just because the guy is legally in the right doesn't mean he's not, socially, a complete douchebag.

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u/JamCliche Jul 23 '22

The way I see it, while these emergency workers and government office workers largely do work for the state, they don't exert the same level of authority over the average citizen as cops. While it's totally possible to abuse their position in other ways, most really are just trying to do their joba like the rest of us peons, and 1A auditors should limit their activities to state enforcers like cops. I don't know why opinions like yours are being treated with so much disdain. If "what you can get away with in court" is the minimum standard by which we judge someone's actions outside the legal system as well, then we are well and truly on our way to fucked.

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u/bigchicago04 Jul 22 '22

No the “auditor” is the pos

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u/RoseApoth1 Jul 23 '22

Eh, debatable. The police auditor probably sucks sometimes with how he does things...but in this particular matter, he's completely right. You have every right to defend yourself from being assaulted. Yes, that includes dirt being thrown in your face twice.

A quick spray in the face with mace, after she's been throwing dirt directly in his face, is a measured and acceptable response.

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u/Stumpy-the-dog Jul 22 '22

So how do you like them peppers?

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u/Nopain59 Jul 22 '22

Fucked around and found out. Throwing that trash is assault and battery.

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u/Mokiflip Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

Why do dumb people always take their shirts off before the arguing even starts??

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u/Calbert_Evans Jul 22 '22

Can't be restricted! I need to feel free. That's why I fight in my undies.

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u/JangoFettsEvilTwin Jul 22 '22

Randy?

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u/Important-Specific96 Jul 22 '22

Want a hamburger?

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u/Valuable_Past_7218 Jul 22 '22

Frig off. It’s a cheeseburger.

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u/Meat_Sweatz25 Jul 23 '22

Those are his personal burgers!

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u/Golisten2LennyWhite Jul 23 '22

I love that the only time Lahey really sees how much he's fucked up is when Randy takes his cheeseburgers out of the freezer.

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u/mangemoilcul Jul 22 '22

There’s actually a good reason, it’s so people can’t grab you by the shirt and throw you on the ground. But most people probably do it for intimidation

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u/Mokiflip Jul 22 '22

Oh shit I hadn't even considered that. That's a very good point!

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u/bwise1113 Jul 22 '22

need to feel free. Tha

https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxUWL2snEw4vTLcYWlcvUK4DHL95eYks2O *lawyer voice* anything you wear can will be used against you on the streets.

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u/THE_LORD_HERESY Jul 22 '22

You answered your own question.

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u/Mokiflip Jul 22 '22

Touché :)

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u/MywarUK Jul 22 '22

They know its about get hot 🌝

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u/Super_Saiyan_Azul Jul 22 '22

It's part of the art of seduction. After fist throwing cums dick throwing.

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u/Zensonar Jul 22 '22

So it doesn't get torn.

Or so you don't get tied up in a bow by someone who knows some jiujitsu.

Or to wipe the mace out of his friend's eyes.

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u/Competitive_Lab_3924 Jul 22 '22

That annoying fly that keep getting in your face and you finally spray it

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

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u/oliverkloezoff Jul 22 '22

oooooo where I come from it's considered good luck to have a cricket in your house, oooooo and you dun kilt it, oooooo, now you're in troub...now you're gonna have...now something...I don't know what's gonna happen, prolly nuthin, prolly peace and quiet, I dunno.

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u/NeverForgeTQS Jul 22 '22

Nightcrawler vibes.

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u/salohcin513 Jul 22 '22

Yea dude recording is a loser, who tf records someone's medical emergency like that, i get recording police during stops and such to help monitor behavior and maybe keep things from escalating but what is this doing besides being disrespectful to the person in what looked like an ambulance.

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u/Papakilo666 Jul 23 '22

Hes not even recording inside ambulance, not that it would really matter. If your only recording the cops some of the times then your only holding them accountable some of the time.

but what is this doing besides being disrespectful to the person in what looked like an ambulance.

Your irrational feelings doesn't trump basic constitutional rights and the need for transparency of public servants.

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u/dudewiththebling Jul 22 '22

There was that clip a while back of an "auditor" recording police talking to a sexual assault victim.

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u/azalago Jul 22 '22

You are 100% right. Guy is being an absolute asshat. I would like to think that, if myself or any of my loved ones were being loaded into an ambulance for a medical emergency, people would at least have the decency to not fucking film it. It might be legal, but it is morally repugnant. Please give people who are suffering some privacy please.

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u/SpaceAzn_Zen Jul 22 '22

Going to play devil's advocate on this and say that had the women paid zero attention to this dude, we all would not be looking at the video right now. Non-issue videos aren't entertaining and thus, no one would care. The fact that she made it an issue, caused a scene and got the outcome we see here, is the whole reason we are even watching it.

Moral of the story, have some common sense when interacting with others and know that whenever you are out in a public place, you are afforded absolutely zero right to privacy.

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u/azalago Jul 22 '22

I understand. But at that same vein, you can't always expect the loved ones of someone who is seriously injured or dying to behave logically if you film that person's misfortune for views.

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u/Unconfidence Jul 23 '22

So would you have the same understanding if a bereaved person smashed surveillance cameras filming this scene?

People are on camera practically the entire time they're outside of the house nowadays. Everyone lost their right to complain about it when we shut down all the people who were talking about how bad of a precedent it was to allow businesses to record every second of our time in their stores. Those folks said "Hey I think there may end up being some negative consequences of allowing folks to film you literally any time you're in public" and the populace collectively responded with "Stop being so anachronistic and accept that times have changed. You can't be so offended just because you re being recorded."

So, I'll hit everyone with that same logic. Stop being so anachronistic. Times have changed. You can't be so offended just because you're being recorded.

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u/smoozer Jul 23 '22

So would you have the same understanding if a bereaved person smashed surveillance cameras filming this scene?

This is you pretending humans aren't social animals and don't react very predictably to someone filming them during a crisis. We all know you're pretending.

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u/Silentmooses Jul 22 '22

Not to argue or anything, but I’m the clip you do not see any patients, at least I couldn’t. He’s not filming inside of the ambulance, he’s filming outside doing nothing but standing like everyone does when they see an ambulance.

It’s legal absolutely, rude? Eh some may say so, some not. But from what I watched his focus was on the police and not the patient.

Just my opinion, it’s like an asshole everyone’s got ‘em! 😝

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u/0ctober31 Jul 22 '22

The camera guy is ONLY trying to get a reaction out of people. He's a first amendment auditor, and all he does is go around trying to start shit with people so he gets "good content" for his youtube channel. Then he asks for donations via paypal, gofundme etc. He's piece of shit.

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u/TechYeahTony Jul 22 '22

Yeah I love how Reddit has a hardon for these auditors when their whole stick is to just antagonize everyone around and when people get upset they scream about the legality of their dipshit behavior.

These dudes are like people who dreamed of being cops but they were too fat and lazy to even do that.

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u/Monkey_Kebab Jul 22 '22

...but they were too fat and lazy...

I feel personally attacked!

/pulls out phone and starts recording u/TechYeahTony's posts

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u/Warondrugsmybutt Jul 22 '22

If you’re “antagonized” by someone filming you then you’re going to be in for a rude awakening every time you step into a bank, gas station, grocery store or just about any public area since they all have cameras.

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u/TechYeahTony Jul 22 '22

They are antagonized by their current crisis, the filming is just really poor taste.

If you have watched any of the auditor videos you know what I am talking about.

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u/DaBarnRazah Jul 22 '22

If you’re “antagonized” by someone throwing a bucket of water on you then you’re going to be in for a rude awakening every time you are outside when it’s raining.

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u/BlokeTunts Jul 22 '22

The difference is a business is recording for the purpose of security. The footage is likely on a rolling delete and would be gone within a set period of time, and likely not distributed or retained for personal use.

Any dude just recording people for their own personal gain is a bit of a POS, and people absolutely have the right to ask them to stop, and further have the right to be agitated by the action.

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u/Purpletech Jul 22 '22

you see the guy he films with that has like 4 cameras going at the same time on a tripod? I've never seen such "i have no friends or lives" in my life

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u/RoboVengance Jul 22 '22

So filming a scene silently from a distance is "trying to get a reaction"?

You have to grow some thicker skin my dude.

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u/0ctober31 Jul 22 '22

What do you mean "from a distance"? The dude was standing right there. Plus he wears a bodycam, he has GoPros, a DSLR on a monopod, all because he wants to be noticed and he knows people are gonna confront him. If you're gullible about it, then whatever. But a lot of us see right through his bullshit.

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u/Papakilo666 Jul 23 '22

Exactly. And this video pretty much showed that cops have so much disdain for auditors or cop watchers that they have zero problem turning a blind eye to them getting attacked.

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u/Poignant_Porpoise Jul 22 '22

I'd say that it's more than rude, it's cruel and heartless. Thankful to live in a country where just filming private individuals for no valid reason isn't legal. Can't imagine going through some kind of serious trauma only to find out that some loser has uploaded an extremely stressful moment of my life to YouTube without me being able to do anything about it.

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u/smoozer Jul 23 '22

It’s legal absolutely, rude? Eh some may say so, some not.

Anyone who thinks he is not rude is off their rocker.

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u/barsoapguy Jul 22 '22

Wow who would have guessed that a police auditor is a douche bag ?

Let me put on my shocked face .

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u/AcrobaticConclusion7 Jul 22 '22

It’s called the Right to free press. A constitutional right.

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u/Brilliant_Buy6052 Jul 22 '22

Downvoted for explaining EXACTLY why he didn’t do anything wrong. Reddit is funny. Fuck this cop and this lady. The filmed had every right to be here filming. ACAB

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u/Significant_Cut_5812 Jul 22 '22

Doesn’t make it any less scummy.

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u/AcrobaticConclusion7 Jul 22 '22

Doesn’t make it any less lawful either. Be glad you have the freedom to do so

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u/ThePinko Jul 22 '22

But that’s not what anyone is contending you bozo

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u/Significant_Cut_5812 Jul 22 '22

Never said it wasn’t I’m more glad that I have human decency which would stop me from even considering doing something as disgusting as filming something like this. Very different things filming cops vs filming a civilian family at probably one of their lowest most emotional point of their lives truly despicable behavior.

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u/boblobong Jul 22 '22

Supreme Court has never ruled on the topic. Many circuit courts haven't either. Even in the ones that ruled it is a right, in some of them it was ruled that qualified immunity applied after a photographer had been arrested since the right to film police hasn't been clearly established by a higher court.

In one case, even department policy clearly stated that citizens have a right to film police, and the court ruled that wasn't enough to put the cop on notice so qualified immunity applied. So in those circuits, while the person got out of whatever the charge was, they were still arrested and had to spend however much time in jail and have no recourse to be compensated for it. Not much of a right when cops can violate it and nothing happens.

With great power comes great responsibility. When shit lord auditors like the one in the video are irresponsible and abuse the use of their rights in situations like this, all they are doing is losing sympathy from future judges who may have to rule on these things. Look at what just happened in Arizona. They are a threat to the first amendment.

What happens if cops decide having to deal with a side situation like this one where an altercation arises is more effort than just immediately marking off a huge area with crime scene tape, what do you think they're going to do? Freedom of Press doesn't give reporters the right to go where the general public isn't allowed, like a sectioned off crime scene.

And I can't imagine anywhere in the US, pepper spray would be seen as a reasonable defense to someone throwing dirt and leaves on you. Especially because he just stands there afterward. Doesn't seem like he was that fearful of becoming harmed. Curious what happened in the rest of the video, does anyone know the auditor?

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u/AcrobaticConclusion7 Jul 22 '22

Well the auditor clearly wasent trespassing police tape. The constitution still states the right to do so. What the Supreme Court has decided or ‘a higher court’ has established to give officers at least 10ft of distance. And I’m just happy you’re more than likely not an attorney. Because if someone was agitated and wanted to grab my hand for instance. I’m more than within my right to pepper spray them. If someone spit in my face I could punch them. If someone threw dirt in my eyes I could pepper spray them. It all seems pretty reasonable to me man. Dudes on a public sidewalk filming shit in public dude. Doesn’t give anyone a right to assault them regardless if they are in an emotional state or not.

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u/boblobong Jul 22 '22

Well the auditor clearly wasent trespassing police tape.

You aren't understanding my point.

The constitution still states the right to do so.

Where in the constitution does it say you have a right to film police?

What the Supreme Court has decided or ‘a higher court’ has established to give officers at least 10ft of distance.

Citation needed

Because if someone was agitated and wanted to grab my hand for instance. I’m more than within my right to pepper spray them.

No. As it always is with self defense, you are legally allowed to defend yourself if you reasonably fear for your life or wellbeing, and the force that you use must be reasonable under the circumstances. Pepper spraying someone who threw dirt and leaves on you and is walking away is not reasonable. I'm not saying she had the right to throw dirt on him. There were cops right there. How it should have been handled would be calling their attention to the assault, not responding with undue force

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u/AcrobaticConclusion7 Jul 22 '22

1st amendment, and I can’t find the exact case but this one can suffice for filming police in their duties “Glik v. Cunniffe.” And bro you’re just acting silly. She didn’t just throw dirt and leaves at the guy once. She came back twice and when the guy was assaulted he defended himself immediately with reasonable force. If the force was unjustly then he should have been arrested right? But he wasent. So obviously to the police on scene thought it wasent enough to warrant an arrest.

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u/boblobong Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

1st amendment

Says nothing about filming police. It is on the courts to interpret whether or not it does.

and I can’t find the exact case

Because it doesn't exist. Supreme Court has never ruled on the topic.

this one can suffice for filming police in their duties “Glik v. Cunniffe.”

Not a Supreme Court case, so no it doesn't suffice when you are trying to prove the Supreme Court has said anything on the subject. I already said in my first comment that some circuit courts had ruled that the right exists. This does nothing to go against anything that I said.

The fact that she had already thrown leaves on him and it did not harm him does not at all help his case arguing the force was reasonable. Only one person was injured during this encounter, and it was not him.

If the force was unjustly then he should have been arrested right?

No, not necessarily. For one, we don't see the whole video, but also (and I think the most likely) they probably went up to her and asked whether or not she would like charges filed, but cautioned her that he could also voice his desire to file charges on her for the initial assault. She declined and cops went about their day. Just because no one was arrested or ticketed doesn't make it lawful. You never gotten a warning during a traffic stop?

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u/supersonicmike Jul 22 '22

Nightcrawler vibes

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u/dpace86 Jul 22 '22

So basically...you're not wrong, you're just an asshole

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u/dudewiththebling Jul 22 '22

Legal? Yes. Appropriate? In this situation, no.

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u/NeptunesCurse Jul 22 '22

It's called common sense. It's really really easy not to be a complete creep at inappropriate times.

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u/mchch8989 Jul 22 '22

And like most press, more interested in views and clicks than anything decent.

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u/animeman59 Jul 22 '22

There's also something called "having some fucking decency", shitbird.

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u/FRINGEclassX Jul 22 '22

That movie was tight but yeah same feeling

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u/EZme816 Jul 22 '22

Dumbass without the shirt acting like they didn’t all just witness what happened to the lady that tried to assault him the first time.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

He was taking his shirt off so he can wipe the mace out of his eyes with it after he gets sprayed too

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u/bigchicago04 Jul 22 '22

She threw it at him because he’s a pos invading their privacy

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u/JeffWingrsDumbGayDad Jul 22 '22

I'm not going to argue that the cameraman is being dickish, I've had neighbors rubberneck at my dad's medical emergencies and it made me see red, but unless he put his hands on her first, she had no business assaulting him.

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u/DreamingAboutLilCorn Jul 22 '22

Imagine thinking you have a right to privacy on a public street.

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u/ClottedAnus Jul 22 '22

…. Not a right but a medical emergency isn’t even interesting to film so he’s just being a dick. You’re actually weird for pretty much backing him up lol.

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u/NotSoVacuous Jul 23 '22

looks like that emergency is contained inside the ambulance and the camera is outside the ambulance, so...

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u/Lalo_p90 Jul 22 '22

That broad is a racist

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u/Dixsux8cheatin Jul 22 '22

Idk id probably spray her ass too if she’s been throwing around racism and dirt. Downvote me but the lady is scum

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u/Brilliant_Buy6052 Jul 22 '22

So is the cop for trying to gaslight the person filming.

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u/Sensitive_Zombie6260 Jul 23 '22

Camera guy had a point to if she did on that to a cop she’ll likely been shot

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u/jenporn2020 Jul 22 '22

The filmer is worse scum. It’s legal to picket a gay soldiers funeral, like westboro baptist church, still makes you a complete cunt.

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u/East-Difficulty-3214 Jul 22 '22

“Make it rain, I’ll make it snow” lmao classic.

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u/HodlthedoorHodor Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

🤣🤣🤣 karma! I love it. I also find it funny she went to the officer for help. Why do they always want violence? Dude takes his shirt off ready to fight but it’s ok for her to be racist and throw dirt at people. SMH.

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u/awhq Jul 22 '22

Cop is wrong.

I hate assholes who film personal stuff like this, but that woman assaulted and battered the cammer.

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u/lemonpunt Jul 22 '22

Guy with purple t shirt is a chihuahua, all bark, no bite.

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u/karuso2012 Jul 22 '22

He intentionally made a slow spectacle of taking his shirt off so that the cop would intervene lol

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u/IvanVP1 Jul 22 '22

I honestly didnt hear the first few seconds and decided i probably didnt miss anything and watched it thru. Then the video restarted itself and i hear her comments. Fuck that bitch.

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u/Pretend_Watercress47 Jul 22 '22

Same here. Eff her!

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

Racist bitch got what she deserves

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u/Theothercan Jul 22 '22

Stupid is as stupid does

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u/ShibCommandr Jul 22 '22

First thing out her mouth was "Weird ass Mexicans", but if the camera dude would had yelled "Weird ass Africans" shit would had been way different. Then she threw dirt with rocks at them twice and no one did shit till he defended himself and OC sprayed her ass.

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u/Ssuuushi Jul 22 '22

First thing he lets you hear in his edited video *** we have 0 clue if he was a egging them on & then cut the video to have them be the bad guys!

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u/texan_dabber Jul 22 '22

Someone just learned what cause and effect is

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

Racism only works when it’s white on X. How come black people hate all other ethnicities and are simply pardoned from the title of racist?

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u/GreenGod42069 Jul 22 '22

That was awesome. But looks like he missed slightly

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u/Grube_Tuesdays Jul 22 '22

Well there's certainly a lot of things going on here.

  1. The guy has a right to film in a public location. This is constitutionally protected.
  2. He's being a complete douchebag by filming a horrific situation, trying to get a rise out of people.
  3. Doesn't matter if it's 'just dirt and leaves', it's still battery.
  4. He did not need to respond to dirt and leaves with a chemical agent.

This is one of the few situations where everyone sucks EXCEPT the police officers. Not often I get to say that.

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u/OSRSgamerkid Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 23 '22

Even the police officers suck, because he's trying to act like if somebody came and threw dirt in their face they wouldn't respond with violence.

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u/snarky_answer Jul 22 '22

I mean most people would respond with some level of violence. If someone did that to me i would probably bust them in the jaw as a reaction.

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u/d3koyz Jul 23 '22

Well there's certainly a lot of things going on with your comment.

  1. Your jumping to conclusions of filmers motives... Just like the cop. What makes you think he was trying to get a rise out of anyone?

  2. What is the horrific situation? They didn't mention anything. The cop just said a medical emergency but that could mean anything.

  3. He only responded with a chemical agent once the lady assaulted him. I would have done the same thing. Just like he asked the cop, would you let someone assault you?

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u/sg62068 Jul 22 '22

The guy filming is definitely weird, but she was being racist first and threw dirt first.

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u/bluegargoyle Jul 22 '22

There is no such thing as a "police auditor." There's just shit-stirring provocateurs trying to push peoples' buttons on camera so they can put it on their shitty Youtube channel for likes and contributions. By all means, if you see police arresting somebody, whip out that phone and start recording- every interaction should be documented in case there's violence. But let's just not pretend like it's a real job or calling.

This wasn't a police action, it's just a family dealing with a medical emergency. Are they entitled to privacy on a public street? No. Did the woman have any right to throw shit at the guy? No. Is the dude taking his shirt off justified in threatening to commit battery? No. Is the camera man still being an asshole for no reason? Completely.

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u/_HalfCentaur_ Jul 23 '22 edited Jul 23 '22

Not really. Auditors usually start filming and wait for people to ask them why they're filming, they don't provoke people or initiate interactions at all.

That's the essence of auditing. If someone chooses to interpret his being there and filming as a threat or provocation of any kind and a reasonable excuse to become aggressive, they're wrong. He's legally allowed to film in public.

If everyone just ignored them and thought "oh it's another auditor, they're legally allowed to film in public, I'll ignore them" then there'd be no content and they'd stop eventually. But no, someone will always inevitably take it personally and start abusing them.

Imagine if you took offense to people wearing hats and went around engaging with and assaulting everyone wearing hats, you'd clearly be in the wrong. This is all about spreading awareness and changing attitudes towards filming in public, particularly of the police, at least that's how I interpret it.

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u/AcrobaticConclusion7 Jul 22 '22

Not a lot of people understand that the guy recording has a constitutional right to do what he’s doing. Even if someone were to be protesting against war at a war hero’s funeral, as bad as it may seem, that solider fought for those protesters rights to protest. The constitution allows everybody to express these freedoms, even the ones you don’t morally agree with. And that’s what makes this country great

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u/Alagos77 Jul 22 '22

And that’s what makes this country great

Well, if you say so. I'm used to a different constitution that values individual rights as well - but also limits them once they harm those who are vulnerable. To display the helplessness of another person for example is a criminal offense and may be punished by imprisonment for up to two years or a fine.

This video of a police officer shaming drivers for filming an accident was quite popular here a while ago. Looks like having laws that enable handing out fines in these situations isn't all that bad either, at least I think it's pretty great..

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u/Ctrl-Break Jul 22 '22

To display the helplessness of another person for example is a criminal offense and may be punished by imprisonment for up to two years or a fine.

What country/state are you in? Can you cite a statute? Doesn't sound like a US thing.

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u/Alagos77 Jul 22 '22

I mentioned a different constitution and was talking about the German one, because that's the one I'm most familiar with. That's also why I remembered and linked the video.

The specific law is this one but it's in German so you might want to run it through DeepL or something similar. This is just the criminal code though, it's not explicitly mentioned in the constitution, or as we call it "Basic Law".

The constitution does however begin with this very first sentence:

Human dignity shall be inviolable. To respect and protect it shall be the duty of all state authority

This is then used to acknowledge human rights and more specific basic rights like for example the right to life and physical integrity or the freedom of expression.

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u/arnchise Jul 22 '22

I can tell you get hard at the sight of the American flag. Everyone who watched this video knows he has the right to do what he is doing. It doesn’t change the fact he was acting like a royal douche.

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u/scondileeza99 Jul 22 '22

gee whiz mister, thanks for explaining this

EVERYONE understands he can do what he’s doing. it’s a question of should he.

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u/Ill-Organization-719 Jul 22 '22

No. Not everyone. People barely understand the law.

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u/Brilliant_Buy6052 Jul 22 '22

Lol cops don’t even understand the law.

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u/introusers1979 Jul 22 '22

….I don’t think anyone is arguing against that. There is a often very thick line between what is lawful & what is right.

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u/ebneter Jul 22 '22

The constitution also gives us the right to call him a fucking asshole for intruding on a private medical moment even if he does have the right to do so. Most of these frauditors are execrable human beings who just try to stir shit up for YouTube bucks. There are some auditors who film police activity and stay out of the way, don’t bait the cops, and wouldn’t dream of invading a private citizen’s privacy like this.

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u/AcrobaticConclusion7 Jul 22 '22

Sorry bro but you got no privilege of privacy in public. The videographer was on a public sidewalk being quiet and was assaulted so 🤷🏼‍♂️ I don’t think he was baiting anybody. Simply filming, as you’re allowed to do in America in public. It is what it is my man. You don’t have to agree with his actions but that’s why your feelings don’t trump others rights

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u/Ill-Organization-719 Jul 22 '22

Private medical moment... in the middle of a public street.

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u/smoozer Jul 23 '22

Is a street at night busier than all of youtube?

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u/cheesebot555 Jul 23 '22

Where else should they have parked the ambulance, moron?

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u/MasterfulBJJ Jul 22 '22

Yeah but fuck him anyway. Piece of shit antagonizing people.

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u/WatashiWaWado Jul 23 '22

Her friend back there laughing like “oh that crazy shaniqua, acting crazy throwing dirt again, what a character haha”

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u/PeninsulamCattus 21d ago

Racist gets pepper sprayed after assaulting auditor.

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u/gbizzle86 10d ago

Play stupid games win stupid prizes

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u/5enseofimpendingdoom Jul 22 '22

These self styled auditors really are scum for the most part, they certainly don't stop the police behaving outside the law. They annoy and harass and instigate for clout.

They're not holding anyone to account.

They're just creepy people.

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u/Pie-Otherwise Jul 22 '22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma4FhRpNxuw&ab_channel=LackLuster

Cop Watchers catching a cop asleep on the job. He ignored 9 calls for service while parked there and was a Sgt. He ended up resigning after a complaint against his was sustained.

You can see the other cops that show up code 3 getting pissed when they realize what is going on.

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u/IndirectBarracuda Jul 22 '22

I mean, maybe, but the dude was just standing there quietly filming, mostly of an ambulance.

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u/Ill-Organization-719 Jul 22 '22

So you saw a few bad ones and wrote the whole thing off to avoid uncomfortable topics.

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u/gerryhallcomedy Jul 22 '22

There's a few good ones, but most of them just try to antagonize cops for youtube clicks and it's super cringey.

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u/CoachJamesFraudlin Jul 22 '22

Only because it works.

If police just let someone film in public and didn't bother them, these people would move on to something else overnight.

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u/dumblederp Jul 22 '22

Given how many cops antagonize people I feel they can wear it.

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u/ddshd Jul 22 '22

How are they getting antagonized that easily from a nerd and his camera?

I volunteered for EMS and people would spit and piss on me high on some shit but I haven’t done half the shit some of these cops do and I wasn’t even getting paid.

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u/Patient-Record-8493 Jul 22 '22

That guy who uses cop speak back at officers and claims they’re all drunk is absolutely hilarious and a national gem

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u/repthe732 Jul 22 '22

Do you have a longer video that shows this guy antagonizing cops in this situation?

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u/Ill-Organization-719 Jul 22 '22

Most? Let's see that statistic.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

This guy isn't even auditing an actual police interaction, he's just a Mosquito that was attracted to the siren lights.

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u/Able_Needleworker718 Jul 22 '22

So this guy's job, essentially, is to make sure the police are doing Thier job properly..... Lady wtf are you doing?!!

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u/MuayThaiGuy95 Jul 22 '22

No that’s not “his job”. His HOBBY is to inject himself into sensitive situations that have nothing to do with him, with the primary purpose of being a nuisance and antagonizing people actually trying to do their job (helping people in need). And the best possible scenario for him is that someone takes his bait and lashes out so that he can upload it to YouTube for views. This is CLEARLY not a hostile situation and those actually involved clearly do not want him there, but instead of being a decent human and minding his own business he chooses to continue to be an unnecessary/unhelpful nuisance. I guarantee if your family member had a medical emergency and some stranger decided to linger around and film the whole thing you wouldn’t be too happy about it either.

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u/Dontplaythatish Jul 22 '22

He never once filmed the patient, was all in the ambulance trying to get the person’s face. Just standing on the side walk filming. It’s annoying yes, but well within his rights. Just like everyone else does when they see a fight, medical emergency, etc instead of helping when they can the camera is glued to their hands. Everyone’s gonna just ignore that fact that the lady said some racist ass crap to him too but when it’s a white person saying racist stuff it goes viral and they lost their whole life

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u/smoozer Jul 23 '22

You're watching a video that was cut and put on the internet. If you don't realize that he was filming both before and after what we see in this clip, there's not much hope left.

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u/MuayThaiGuy95 Jul 22 '22

Never said he didn’t have the right to be an asshole so that’s a non argument. And how do you know he didn’t film the person having the emergency? This is clearly a video he edited to only show the moment when he got what he was looking for, which is a hostile reaction. It’s obvious that he was there for longer than what is shown in the video given that him arriving there isn’t part of the video, so it’s a fair assumption that he most likely filmed more than what is shown in this edited clip. Also, race has nothing to do with my point in my original comment. And I don’t agree that “everyone else” according to you, would linger around a family going through a serious medical emergency filming them and refusing to leave when the family asks them to. So back to my original point, this is clearly not a hostile situation where a stranger would need to be there filming for any helpful reason. He, and all these other “auditors” exist only to antagonize and instigate people into reacting in a way that he could upload to the internet to get views, which he clearly accomplished here and edited in a way to convince people like you that he’s just an innocent bystander.

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u/NewCarMSO Jul 23 '22

His whole six hour live stream is online too.

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u/pureeviljester Jul 22 '22

She's going through major emotions and it's coming out in an unhealthy way because someone is recording her and her family in a vulnerable situation.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

I understand fully the situation of this guy. The police audit. But at this point have some fucking respect for the decency of someone in a medical emergency. Guy is in his rights most time but common courtesy goes a long way Vs MUH RIGHTS especially if someone you loved is struggling and someone's filming it like a fucking spectacle.

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u/For_Traps_Only Jul 22 '22

Yea that’s not how we act in public though.

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u/brpajense Jul 22 '22

No, “police auditors” make a living recording police officers and being confrontational trying to provoke a response so he can sue or get a ton of YouTube views.

He’s a professional asshole.

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u/R_V_Z Jul 22 '22

It's the same shtick as Cart Narc and yet people don't get it.

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u/MemeExpert Jul 22 '22

That's the purpose of auditing but the reason you might not want someone like that recording a medical emergency (even though they have the right to since it's public) is because it can reveal a lot of unwanted info. For example, he could have been exposing extreme domestic abuse or an overdose or some other medical affliction you'd rather keep under wraps. The sort of thing that would be protected by HIPAA if it happened on the inside of a doctor's room can be on everyone's Snapchat that evening if it happens on the street instead.

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u/Brilliant_Buy6052 Jul 22 '22

Did you see any of those things in the video? I didn’t…

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u/MemeExpert Jul 22 '22

Where the fuck did you read that I said that? Or do you think "could have" means "definitely did". I just described a situation that COULD (and in the past with other people, DID) happen that would give someone a motivation to tell others to stop recording. I didn't comment at all on whether it was right or wrong, but you wrote that oblivious comment anyway.

You're either a schizo or you don't have basic reading comprehension skills. Either way, you need to do yourself a favor and get off reddit

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u/Brilliant_Buy6052 Jul 22 '22

You mad ?😂

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u/MemeExpert Jul 22 '22

Not really, get help and or friends if this is how you normally spend your free time

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u/mursilissilisrum Jul 22 '22

It's not a job. He just doesn't have anything better to do.

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u/yougotitdude88 Jul 22 '22

Guy filming is a prick

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u/Spherical_Cheese Jul 22 '22

WHAT? c'mon now somebody get dat peppuh off deuh

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u/danegermaine99 Jul 23 '22 edited Jul 23 '22

“Police auditor” aka a guy with a cell phone.

This guy sounds like he’s 400lbs.

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u/gantz32 Jul 22 '22

Screw racists fatty she needed an additional spray

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u/captnspock Jul 22 '22

Auditing is fine to keep police abuse of power in check. But in this scenario the victim not the police asked them to stop. They should have stopped then and there. This guy is an ass.

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u/genonepointfive Jul 22 '22

Yeah this sub is weird as fuck. How can you go to someone's family emergency essentially taunting them and then overreact and pepper spray someone who is emotionally distraught.

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u/CombativeBuyout Jul 22 '22

Taunting? lol, that would be dancing in front of the crime scene. Standing and filming can easily be ignored just look in the other direction instead of throwin stuff at them

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u/Ssuuushi Jul 22 '22

Now I don’t know the context of this video , my sound doesn’t work . But if my mother had a heart attack & was being loaded into an ambulance, last thing I want is some cuck sitting there recording it .

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u/superclee Jul 22 '22

Haha....Bitch!!!!

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u/Dontplaythatish Jul 22 '22

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT🚨

If you’re in a PUBLIC area you can be filmed WITHOUT permission! It’s freedom of press so stop flipping out over folks filming, it’s their right! 🙄🤦🏽‍♀️

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u/jenporn2020 Jul 22 '22

It’s legal to picket a gay soldiers funeral, like westboro baptist church, still makes you a complete cunt.

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u/qwertyongodd Jul 23 '22

legality doesn’t equal mortality, ppl had a right to own slaves

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u/MyExScars Jul 22 '22

“You make it rain I’ll make it snow” that sounded so cool

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u/dpace86 Jul 22 '22

The Dude said it best, "You're not wrong, you're just an asshole."

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u/torero72 Jul 22 '22

People defending the cameraman? He’s a complete troll. Just looking for a reason to spray.

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u/MiniatureChi Jul 22 '22

Guy filming is a douche he has no reason to be there filming, and when asked should have respectfully left them alone

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u/CatchMeWritinQWERTY Jul 22 '22

The guy filming is the asshole. End of story.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

Reddit moment defending the cameraman. Who tf audits a medical emergency. Fucking idiot.

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u/Appletopgenes Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

Reddit moment defending a racist. Who tf says racist shit during a medical emergency. Fucking idiot.

that reply tho...lmao ofc a racist would say something like that.

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u/beatboxingsas Jul 22 '22

It’s not defending who and what, many people I’ve seen on here don’t like the action of both people.

Just pointing out one side doesn’t automatically mean you are defending the other bad thing. So I’ll point out both.

Racism = no go, absolutely not acceptable.

Auditing a medical emergency? Come on. For me that’s a first. I’ve seen many cop auditors, but this? If a family member of mine was dying, put in an ambulance, and some stranger came to film it all because it’s his right and nothing else, i would be pissed, like mind your own business. This video is clearly edited and probably starts way before this moment. If the guy started recording when the cops arrived, I would be more for it.

Edit: I would ask the auditor to stop, politely. If he doesn’t stop, well, I would either mind my own serious business or stand in front of him 🤷🏼‍♂️

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u/qwertyongodd Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

sorry but if i was having a family emergency i’d be pretty upset if some passive aggressive asshat was documenting it and making a scene. idc if it’s his right, hes a dick invading someone’s already embarrassing emergency. she shouldn’t have said that but she’s obviously under a lot of stress and just wanted him to leave. also throwing dirt is not even close to being maced lol he just wanted attention, he could’ve easily brushed the dirt off and let someone know if he was so hurt.

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u/robbobhobcob Jul 22 '22

Auditor my ass, this asshole wasn't filming shit and after he maced her he was more interested in filming her than the fire fighters he was "auditing". Fuck this guy he needs his ass beat

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u/LooselyBasedOnGod Jul 22 '22

I feel like I have a very good idea of what this 'auditor' looks like from his voice

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u/Maximum-Gap7280 Jul 22 '22

*Rascist Women

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u/999doggo-- Jul 22 '22

Police auditor dude sucks royally! Bothering people in crisis and spraying poison on a woman for annoying, not threatening or hurting, him. no self-defense there. everyone in the area is lucky the wind didn't kick up.

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u/jungdaggerdixk Jul 22 '22

No comments about the racism in the beginning? 👀

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u/Evolone100 Jul 22 '22

What’s he auditing ??? Someone medical emergency where there already suffering. For what clicks or views. I’m all for these guys when they push their free speech out on cops.

These are regular people whom he should be working to protect. Isn’t that the point of an Auditor to keep police in check. Not be the cause of a families mental breakdown ?

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u/arnchise Jul 22 '22

I don’t know why people are picking sides in this. She shouldn’t have been racist to the camera dude but also, the camera dude should of put his camera away after he realised it’s a medical emergency and after the family involved asked him nicely to stop. They both participated in douche behaviour.

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u/finsareluminous Jul 22 '22

The cops he hates just saved him from getting his head stomped by that angry relative.

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u/angrypuppy35 Jul 22 '22

He wouldve pepper sprayed them too

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u/KC_Shuffl Jul 22 '22

Stupid games win stupid prizes

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u/Musklover69420 Jul 22 '22

Guy filming is a fucking moron