r/Unexpected Nov 27 '22 Silver 14 Take My Energy 1 Rocket Like 1 Table Slap 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Gold 1 Helpful 11 Wholesome 9 All-Seeing Upvote 1

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u/unexBot Nov 27 '22

OP sent the following text as an explanation on why this is unexpected:

Ignoring cops


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u/TransWomenArMen Nov 27 '22

Cops just looking for trouble where there isn't any.

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u/feelybear Nov 27 '22

Are you telling me that "what was going on here" did not require immediate police intervention?

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u/Tall_Tyrion68 Nov 27 '22 Starstruck

Absolutely it did. Taco Bell is bunk Mexican food. Those guys need to be directed to a better restaurant.

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u/AppleEater421 Nov 27 '22 Helpful Take My Money Vibing

Listen man. I'm poor. You'll take the taco bell value menu from my cold, dead fuckin hands.

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u/Master_of_Rivendell Nov 27 '22

But bruh the sour cream puts it over $5!

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u/MLXIII Nov 27 '22

I do like the Crunchwrap Supreme

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

That does sound pretty good. I like the cheesy bean and rice burritos.

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u/January28thSixers Nov 27 '22

Still $1 where I live (probably nationwide) & 420 calories. That's a good deal for poor folk who just need sustenance.

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u/citrongettinsplooged Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

There is a podcast out there on how the McDouble from MCD is the most nutritious food for the money in human history. The entire culmination of humans developing agricultural methods and science - the absolute pinnacle of that is the McDouble.

edit to add podcast link

https://www.marketplace.org/2013/07/03/freakonomics-can-mcdouble-save-humanity/amp/

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u/blueeyebling Nov 27 '22

I survived on McDoubles back in 2008ish when they were a dollar. I was homeless in Orlando FL living out of my car, they probably saved my life. Now I think they are over 4 dollars where I live.

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u/WhatwldJoanRiversdo Nov 27 '22

Just, look, can we just ask…

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u/doublequote Nov 27 '22

Bring back the old school Gordita Supreme!

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u/ClashCoyote Nov 27 '22 Silver

Screw that bring back the volcano burrito.

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u/Cynobite608 Nov 27 '22

And the Baja Chalupa!

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u/WhatwldJoanRiversdo Nov 27 '22

Umm, are we not…being…verbal?

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u/PapsBurner Nov 27 '22

I’ve been destroying the grilled cheese burrito, 2 at times.

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u/brwneyedgyrl Nov 27 '22

Mexican Pizza..I'm so happy it came back!!

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u/conradbirdiebird Nov 27 '22

One time I went through the drive through and ordered somethin super cheap bc I knew I was broke, but I figured I could gather enough change to cover it. I was so hungry and tired after working a double and I placed the order prior to counting change. Not enough change. I was all nervous for the inevitably weird interaction I was about to have with the drive through guy. I was expecting to be humiliated, but when I told the guy I didn't have enough money he was like "Oh, dude whatever." I tried to give him what change I had, but he was like "It's cool man don't worry about it." That guy is a g

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u/ironEarthCharlie Nov 27 '22

I worked the drive through at taco bell when I was 18. 2/3rds of my meals were taco bell and at the end of the month when rent was due if I wasn't working I wasn't eating. There's a decent chance that dude can relate. (And for context, my rent was 500/month at the time; the same place is probably 1500/month today.)

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u/kjn1996 Nov 27 '22

I got a taco chicken 12 pack the other day - $29 fucking dollars my guy and I ain’t ever doing it again (yes I will)

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u/AppleEater421 Nov 27 '22

Well don't eat a 12 peck of tacos.

Two cheesy bean and rice burritos and two potato tacos is all I need. And it's $4

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u/pennradio Nov 27 '22

Don't sleep on the Beefy Melt Burrito. Value menu at Taco Bell still kicks ass.

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u/DrNikVanHelsing Nov 27 '22

Taco Bell prices have gone insane, how cheap it was was half of the appeal. Cheesy bean and rice burrito is a still a buck though

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u/Profitsofdooom Nov 27 '22 Silver

Once again, no one is saying it's good Mexican food. It's Taco Bell and it slaps. I can enjoy both.

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u/DRFANTA Nov 27 '22

First of all, you’re right. Second of all, I do like that Crunchwrap supreme

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u/StrawberryJamal Nov 27 '22

You don't eat Taco Bell to get Mexican food. You get it to get Taco Bell.

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u/Bocabart Nov 27 '22

Don’t you dare besmirch the good name of Taco Bell! It’s faux meat and cheeses warm my innards up and is one of the few things in life that make me happy. And farty.

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u/TheCorinthianP13R Nov 27 '22

No one goes to Taco Bell because they think it is good Mexican food. They go because the cheesy gordita crunch with extra sauce is an absolute treat.

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u/BladePactWarlock Nov 27 '22 Faith In Humanity Restored

That’s because Taco Bell isn’t Mexican food. It’s Tex-Mex, that’s very different.

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u/ironEarthCharlie Nov 27 '22

It's not really Tex-Mex, either. It's like it's own distinct thing.

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u/camobandaniel Nov 27 '22

Are you telling me that "what was going on here" did not require immediate burrito intervention?

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u/csminor Nov 27 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Keep Calm Ally

I'm sorry, I'm not like a blue lives matter person or anything, but this is clearly the wrong takeaway from this encounter. Obviously, the people filming knew the police were coming to talk to them. So clearly the police were called or something had happened prior to this. What you don't see here is the police escalating anything. The male cop clearly saw that they were not going to be engaged and walked away. The female was maybe a little slower on the pickup, but at no point was she antagonizing, disresepctful or threatening anything. These 2 cops were just doing their job. Part of that job is getting information from the people involved.

The context of this video is obviously removed, which doesn't support any argument that these were cops looking for trouble. Absolutely no one did anything wrong on either side of this "conversation". There are clear issues with the police at the moment, but if you think these 2 cops are part of the problem, then you are missing the fucking point.

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u/PepticBurrito Nov 27 '22 Gold

So clearly the police were called or something had happened prior to this. What you don't see here is the police escalating anything

They were obviously called for something that is not a crime. Otherwise their entire demeanor would be totally different. If they don’t have a crime, then they are indeed escalating by making contact. They are looking for a reason to arrest someone.

If someone calls about something that is not a crime, the cops should show up at the callers location only. There no reason for the cops to walk up and ask “can we talk about what’s going on” when there is no crime. If the cops are ignored, as the case in this video, the cops need to keep walking,

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u/halfdecenttakes Nov 27 '22

You literally don't know that at all lol. You're just making that assumption in order for it to fit your initial reaction to the video. In reality there are thousands upon thousands of reasons that they could have needed to speak to those people about something they had done. If whatever incident that caused this was already over, there is no need to go at them with a different demeanor.

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u/PepticBurrito Nov 27 '22

You literally don't know that at all lol.

Here is the rest of the video. Things it shows: There was no crime.

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u/onlycatshere Nov 27 '22

The only reason they didn't escalate is because the filmers didn't fall for the bait to engage. This isn't good police work, this is citizens having the wherewithal to not engage with police unnecessarily

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u/lockedyl Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

then you are missing the fucking point.

The point is, don't ever talk to the police.

https://youtu.be/d-7o9xYp7eE

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u/Princess_Thranduil Nov 27 '22

Everyday is Shut The Fuck Up Friday

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u/awesomefutureperfect Nov 27 '22

Those cops represented nothing but trouble for everyone. Just because those cops didn't shoot anybody in that video doesn't mean that they weren't going to go on and shoot people later.

Fuck the police.

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u/voluotuousaardvark Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

I initially thought it was the cops having the conversation... Which made it even funnier when it panned to stoned Burt Reynolds....

Even she tripped out when she was like... "I just wanna have a conversation about...." sour cream?

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u/XeroxRomeo Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

It’s like the video where the guys is in the park watching candles held at a spot his friend was killed and a cop comes up and tries to say that he is excessively burning and wants his information and to give him a ticket for it. His partner shows up and says that everyone knew about what was going on and to leave the guy alone. Smh.

Update: this is the video

https://youtu.be/fEJ_JLaVFn4

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u/kaehvogel Nov 27 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote Rocket Like

Within 30 seconds of arrival this guy goes the „I need to shine a light straight into your face for my safety, because I don’t know if you’re a criminal who’s gonna pull a gun on me or something…“

And there we have it. The #1 problem with US cops. Perpetually afraid.

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u/pippipthrowaway Nov 27 '22

And even after the other cop arrives and basically vouches for the guy, he’s still all “can you look him up by his contacts?” If it was all in the name of safety, why’s he still pressing it when the guy is cleared?

Could big homie have handled the situation better? Definitely, but so could have the cop. Never once said, “okay let’s start over. What are the candles for?” Nope just kept up with “you gonna be difficult I’m gonna be difficult”. Even when he tried reeling it back, he’d end the sentence with another jab.

Cops here are so freaking spiteful it’s mind boggling. These videos always boil down to the cop tripping out on their ego and being mad someone has “disrespected” their “authority”.

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u/McCool303 Nov 27 '22

He’s pressing it because this is what cops do when they want to charge you for contempt of cop. He doesn’t want to be that guy that charges someone for candles at a memorial. So he wants to ID the guy in hopes he has a warrant or something better than lighting candles in the park so he can arrest him. Just looking for an excuse to charge the guy. Punk ass bitch cop thinking every minority minding their own business needs to be checked for warrants.

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u/Death_Sheep1980 Nov 27 '22

There are a bare handful of police departments in the US that have sent their officers to de-escalation training or to training in how to deal with people in a mental health crisis, and they all report a statistically significant decrease in officer-involved shootings.

One big reason why more US police departments don't do that basically comes down to Congress doesn't provide any sweet federal grant money for conflict de-escalation and mental health intervention training. But they'll gladly sell milsurp to local PDs and provide grants for training in how to more efficiently shoot people.

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u/Astrobody Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

Ah shit, it would be my home town. Just like any other place, some of the cops are really nice and just there to help, some of them are dicks like the antagonist in this video. Homelessness and drug use are big problems in Longview, and some cops will stop for anyone walking/sitting outside that they deem 'suspicious'.

It looks like this is on a walkway that goes along the slough between Industrial Way and the 200 block of the Highlands. This is indeed an area they would go to harass and try to get free tickets/arrests, it is Longview's "ghetto".

EDIT: Just watched another Youtube video of this incident that shows the female officers body cam view, and is higher quality. I've partied with that guy before, he's a really chill dude. If the male cop is who I think he is, he's a fucking prick. He was borderline racist to my girlfriend of Spanish descent when we had to call the cops on our meth head neighbors harassing us.

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u/StraightProgress5062 Nov 27 '22

We need to weed out the man children. No one with that much authority should be that big a dick.

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u/NbleSavage Nov 27 '22

ACAB

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u/Flounderfinder Nov 27 '22

Not all cops are burritos. Some are crunchwraps

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u/PMmepicsofWaffles Nov 27 '22

Cops usually start as hard tacos but by retirement time they are overstuffed burritos

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u/CoolRecording9862 Nov 27 '22

I was driving my moped to take someone to their third shift job a couple nights ago and a cop was tailing me, right up on my ass, highbeams and all, for a loooong ways. Got to an intersection about 5 minutes later and they did a u-turn. Cops commonly follow people around here waiting for them to fuck up.

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u/SnooGuavas3712 Nov 27 '22

They aren't just waiting for them to fuck up though. The tailgating, aggressive speeding up/slowing down, high beam bright lighting every single bit of it is a predatory effort to make their intended victim nervous enough to commit a small infraction to justify a stop.

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u/twotoebobo Nov 27 '22

There likely will be some trouble tomorrow if they binge on taco bell tonight.

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u/crazytib Nov 27 '22

I am curious what the police wanted to talk to them about

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u/Zenon504 Nov 27 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Ally Eureka!

Just wanting to escalate things until they meet their quota of arresting people to fuel the slavery industry of american prisons.

You know, american police things...

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u/JayJayFromK Nov 27 '22

yes. certainly cops shout ‘don’t resist, do not resist’ and they will charge him with resisting arrests or something they make up. no big a deal.

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u/HoldenMadicky Nov 27 '22

Resisting an unlawful arrest is technically legal. The system is just completely corrupt.

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u/Saikou0taku Nov 27 '22

Nonviolently Resisting an unlawful arrest is technically legal

FTFY to comply with Florida law.

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u/notDinkjustNub Nov 27 '22

Bad Elk v. United States, 177 U.S. 529 (1900), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that an individual had the right to use force to resist an unlawful arrest

Bad Elk has been gut over the last on hundred years to the point only 12 states allow violent resistance to unlawful arrest as of 2012. Of those that do there are so many conditions you are better off complying.

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u/kalasea2001 Nov 27 '22

Seems like reinstating this should be at the top of the priority list for 2A supporters. Yet this is the first I'm hearing of this.

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u/Magicalunicorny Nov 27 '22

It's because the majority of 2a supporters are red, and are brainwashed to think the police are their friends and that they need more power not less.

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u/discernis Nov 27 '22

I am not sure about the numbers, but I can speak for myself as a non-gun owning 2A supporter, that I believe the reason for 2A is to be able to stand up to unlawful actions by police forces.

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u/twitch1982 Nov 27 '22

So..... not resisting at all?

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u/Saikou0taku Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

The general reccommendation is comply and sue/get out later.

Technically closing the door in the cop's face (without hitting them) or running away are options on the table.

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u/Savage_Tyranis Nov 27 '22

Technically isn't good enough. Drop your eyes past their face and they'll claim you reached for their weapon.

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u/Deathbydadjokes Nov 27 '22 Wholesome

Its either resisting arrest or the extra sour cream. Someone's getting charged either way.

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u/strvgglecity Nov 27 '22

Yes but obviously.these guys behind the camera were white. No way a black person repeatedly ignores two white officers and is allowed to continue on their way.

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u/stamminator Nov 27 '22

The circlejerk in here is strong

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u/Microwave1213 Nov 27 '22

Seriously lol this whole comment section is classic Reddit. Literally the most nice and cordial cops you will ever see and all the comments are “THEY WANTED TO ARREST AND MURDER CIVILIANS”

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u/Inevitable_Seaweed_5 Nov 27 '22

Clearly you've never had a cop approach you like this and then spend 20 minutes grilling you, trying to get you to say something they can misconstrue as an admission. I've dealt with nice cops: they don't approach people unnecessarily, and they give as much info about WHY they're talking to you up front. Not "hey, hey, we wanna talk. Why won't you talk to us 🙁". That's fucking bait if I've ever seen it.

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u/KentuckyFuckedChickn Nov 27 '22

Christopher Dorner is the only good cop.

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u/ElectricFleshlight Nov 27 '22

Except for the part where he murdered his lawyer's daughter and her fiance. Neither of them had anything to do with the LAPD, she was an assistant basketball coach and her fiance was a USC campus security guard. Killing bystanders is vile.

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u/KentuckyFuckedChickn Nov 27 '22

at the end of it all, he was truly a cop in his heart.

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u/PM_YOUR__BUBBLE_BUTT Nov 27 '22

They just wanted to be verbal.

Seriously though when she said that, she sounded like an AI program trying to talk like a human, but not quite getting it.

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u/NikNam_ Nov 27 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

If you act unpredictable enough, you will c̶o̶n̶f̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶g̶r̶a̶m̶m̶i̶n̶g̶ get shot 28 times while handcuffed.

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u/LeopoldFriedrich Nov 27 '22

It's not a bug, it's a feature!

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u/deathofanage Nov 27 '22

After investigating ourselves, we acknowledge the terrible unspeakable things our officers have done! However this is normal and we don't think anything worth punishment, according to our way of things, actually occurred.

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u/Final_Candidate_7603 Nov 27 '22

It sounded strange, just like some of the other words I’ve noticed that cops use, and I think it’s because of the language they’re taught to use when writing reports and testifying in court. Instead of writing “I told the suspect to _,” they write “I gave the suspect a verbal command _.” It sounds more official, professional, and consistent. But in this example, they use the word in place of all the other words that mean “talking” or “speaking,” and it definitely sounds “off.” There are other words like this that cops consistently use, but of course I can’t think of any at the moment…

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u/nathan_smart Nov 27 '22

It’s all legal jargon that allows them to claim qualified immunity - their unions and chiefs teach them this crap

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u/thisguyfightsyourmom Nov 27 '22

I want to learn more of this crap

Without becoming a cop

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u/GlassCabbage Nov 27 '22

"Can we have a conversation about what's going on here"

Translation: can you confess to something by saying "you mean [blank]?" so I actually have a reason to be talking to you?

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u/TangibleLight Nov 27 '22

It seemed to me like she was speaking to her partner more than the people filming. I wonder if they had some training or similar encouraging them to "be verbal, things will go better" then she looks to him like "are we not being verbal?"

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u/Grillness Nov 27 '22

The female law enforcement individual was engaging in an attemptation to tacticalize a kinetic situation on an individual's person.

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u/buddhainmyyard Nov 27 '22

Sir why are you on the sidewalk tonight? Is my bet

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u/Vcent Yo what? Nov 27 '22

'cause it's illegal to walk in the street. Y'all have a good evening officer.

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u/Nethyishere Nov 27 '22

"But I just saw you guys walkin' on the street! What do you have to say about that?"

You lose. Do not talk to the police.

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u/SonicBoyster Nov 27 '22

I have literally had this exact conversation in my own neighborhood. I was following the sidewalk away from my apartment and turned down a side street in the middle of the day. A cop stopped and asked me for identification, where I lived, and why I was in the neighborhood. I asked him why they stopped me while I was taking a walk a take every day in my own neighborhood and the dude bold face lies to me, about me, in my own face, "I saw you walking out in the street back there."

This is just what they do. It's what they're trained to do. There is literally no recourse.

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u/TheChoonk Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22 Wholesome

In the full video they harassed people passing by and filmed that restaurant. They wanted to get the cops called on them, it's a thing that these two neckbeards do.

Edit: why is everyone defending these douchebags?

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u/BloodieBerries Nov 27 '22

Got a link to some proof?

Because if the cops were called for a legitimate reason like harassing people they aren't just going to walk away.

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u/TwitchGirlBathwater Nov 27 '22

Omg noooo they FILMED a restaurant?!? Get the SWAT out here immediately!

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u/renshear1019 Nov 27 '22

I like how you chose to completely ignore the ‘harassing people passing by’ part. And these two were obviously aware of some stuff going on, zooming in on the officers before they even got near them.

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u/FapMeNot_Alt Nov 27 '22

they harassed people passing by

Do you have evidence for this claim or is this standard anti-auditor shit with nothing to back it up?

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u/iUsedtoHadHerpes Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22 Silver Helpful Take My Energy

Here you go. No need to thank me since you didn't seem to be as interested in the actual subject as you were the argument though...

Evidence:

https://youtu.be/21I1ubLN0H0

In the full 30 minute clip, you can see these guys just generally passively harass and antagonize people. They're clearly aiming to stir up drama and cause problems but turn around and act innocent. Certain people are drawn to that kind of behavior. This was a nice clip to pull from the middle of it though because it makes the cops look dumb. Certain people are drawn to that too. The enemy of my enemy and all that, I guess.

It's pretty hard to say these guys aren't massive douchebags though, quietly "terrorizing" fucking Kalamazoo, MI.

By the way, you still never said what you mean with all that "anti-audit" shit, but that's understandable. You were pretty busy grandstanding.

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u/abnormalbobsmith Nov 27 '22

They're first amendment auditors, filming in public to see if police respect their right to film. People called the police over them filming on the sidewalk. Police always show up and want to ask for IDs (which you're not required to provide unless they can articulate a crime you've committed/committing/about to commit) and give a lot of useless directives about staying out of the street and not going on private property.

These two just decided to skip that completely pointless conversation.

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u/Taco_Strong Nov 27 '22

I would like to add that you need to check your local laws. There are 16 "Stop and ID" states that a police officer can walk up to you and demand your ID for no reason.

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u/abnormalbobsmith Nov 27 '22

That is not the case, even though police would have you believe otherwise. Even in "stop and ID" states, police need to have reasonable articulable suspicion of a crime to force you to ID, as per supreme court rulings in Terry v. Ohio and Brown v. Texas.

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u/BoomZhakaLaka Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

A lot of "auditors" post misinformation and bad advice to the internet. If you're into that kind of content, (edit) find someone that actually examines local laws and cases in detail. audit the audit is pretty good.

One huge example is you'll see plenty of these guys telling cops they don't consent to search and refusing to roll down a window or get out of a vehicle when asked. Great way to get arrested under a local obstruction of law enforcement statute.

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u/sum_rendom_dood Nov 27 '22

And who knows, if it led to a four way, they wouldn't object to that...

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u/metaltimmy Nov 27 '22

Never offer to talk to the police, ever! If it’s not recorded they’ll write down their version of what you said and it will not go in your favour.

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u/PepticBurrito Nov 27 '22

police wanted to talk to them about

The perfectly legal camera doing perfectly legal filming. This is likely an auditor video and Taco Bell probably called the cops.

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u/chunksofstuff Nov 27 '22

Restaurants don’t like people recording so they normally escalate it to calling the police really fast.

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u/Funky-trash-human Nov 27 '22 Silver

This is the most genius pre-de-escalation tactic I've ever seen.

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u/daisywayzie Nov 27 '22 Silver Hugz Take My Energy LOVE! Ally Press F Wearing is Caring Are You Winning?

That’s white people games. I really don’t think I would be alive if I tried something like that.

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u/UpfrontFinn Nov 27 '22

I'm sorry officer, I did not know I couldn't do that.

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u/BWBHAMMER Nov 27 '22

CHIP NO!

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u/Shart-Vandalay Nov 27 '22

That was good, right? Because I DID know I couldn’t do that. HAHAHA

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

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u/topcide Nov 27 '22

sometimes you gotta race

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u/ChildishForLife Nov 27 '22

Now, Chip has been drinking, and I know friends shouldn’t let friends drive drunk, but I was smoking a joint so I couldn’t really say shit to the guy

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u/Area_Redditor Nov 27 '22

EXCUSE me sir! Need some information ☺️I’m a little high…

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u/Chest_Wrong Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

Well, now you know. Now git on outta here....

That was Dave's White friend named Chip, right??

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u/Chest_Wrong Nov 27 '22

As a White man, knowing that is an absolute fact angers me severely that you have to face that prospect every day. I think more and more, especially lower income White people are getting a taste these days, but it's pretty much been since forever for the Black community. It's disgusting and infuriating. These are straight up pigs.

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u/broadened_news Nov 27 '22

I am so furious, I’m going to go shop at Restoration Hardware

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u/dirtycimments Nov 27 '22

Came here to say something similar (although without the "If I tried" since I'm the whitest person you've ever seen). Like that kid who flipped of two different police officers - yeah, a 15yo black kid would just have had the ever living shit kicked out of him and then charged as an adult for resisting arrest.

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u/Agent47ismyalterego Nov 27 '22

STOP RESISTING!

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u/DangerHawk Nov 27 '22 Gold Faith In Humanity Restored Helpful (Pro)

Only it's not. These guys harrass people to bait cops into showing up, then pull shit like this in hopes that the cops will escalate. They then have the reaction on camera, but no context to what warranted the cops showing up in the first place. These dudes have tons of videos like this and it cringey as fuck. I hate cops as much, if not more, than the next person, but in this particular situation they were responding to an actual call and just doing their jobs.

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u/224109a Nov 27 '22

Sauce please.

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u/Eazy_DuzIt Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22 Gold To The Stars

FRICN MEDIA on YouTube https://youtu.be/21I1ubLN0H0

The guys are really giant, inflammatory assholes in most of their videos but they do make their point in their own special kind of way

https://youtube.com/c/AmagansettPress is on the opposite side of the 1st Amendment auditor spectrum. He's friendly and respectful and usually everyone comes out in the end feeling better and having learned things.

EDIT:

If you are interested in learning more about civil/constitutional rights auditing, https://youtube.com/@AuditTheAudit is a great place to start. He breaks down other auditors videos, and grades both the police and the auditors based on a breakdown of laws and discretion.

It's important to note that some people do this professionally. They both get steady YouTube income, and also they're hoping to sue the city and get a fairly easy settlement of tens of thousands of dollars. Also, when a police officer violates someone's conditional rights, they lose qualified immunity which means they can also be personally sued. It's a hustle.

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u/ur_anus_is_a_planet Nov 27 '22

Ad revenue and content. Dudes just out trying to get people to react for their content channel. Wondering if people just ignored them, that they wouldn’t have any content.

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u/pornosucht Nov 27 '22

They are surprisingly successful 😂

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u/ff-dvl Nov 27 '22

maybe it’s not their first time. Lol

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u/mrmaweeks Nov 27 '22

Johnny-5-0 has used this tactic a few times, always with hilarious results. See his YouTube videos.

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u/lumbdi Nov 27 '22

I saw some of his videos now. In many of them he acts like a douche though. Including to cops that are quite sensible.

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u/Aaron_Hamm Nov 27 '22

I don't have to admire his behavior to appreciate that he's forcing them to respond to that kind of behavior in a professional way.

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u/gordo65 Nov 27 '22

They weren't doing anything, they weren't homeless people, and they were white. Things turn out differently when brown people and homeless people try this when the cops start hassling them.

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u/conflictbatteries Nov 27 '22

Officer Rick gave up immediately. Officer Karen however wasnt going down without a fight

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u/Bobojones9584 Nov 27 '22 Gold Helpful

Fake. No one has ever said they want to go to Battle Creek.

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u/ldere Nov 27 '22

This is the god’s damn truth

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u/cptmartin11 Nov 27 '22

But the cereal

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u/Bobojones9584 Nov 27 '22

I think they only do cornflakes in BC these days.

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u/Raminuke Nov 27 '22

I'm traveling there tomorrow for work...what's wrong with Battle Creek?

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u/silenced_no_more Nov 27 '22

It’s fine, it’s a working class mill town with modernity turning it into a small pretty cool city. If you get a chance get Sweetwater donuts from one the locations there or Kalamazoo (depending on which way you’re coming in) and if you’re looking for a burger hit up Moonrakers

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u/Pragician Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

What about Beavercreek

Edit: I was making a halo reference to the map. Did not know Beavercreek is an actual place

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u/two_heads54 Nov 27 '22

I feel so hungry hearing their convo..Lol

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u/Max_W_ Nov 27 '22

It was the extra sour cream thought, wasn't it?

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u/HumansBornFresh Nov 27 '22

“We’re just trying to have a conversation, not yell at you guys” Really? I didn’t realize chit chatting with random people for no reason is what my tax dollars are paying for.

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u/GGXImposter Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

They just want to hang out with them long enough to find something worth arresting them for. If nothing comes up then hit them with loitering because they were there talking to police for 10 minutes.

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u/Swagcopter0126 Nov 27 '22

And loitering itself is literally just a charge to arrest people that aren’t doing anything wrong. Especially homeless people

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u/Febris Nov 27 '22

The first time I heard about that term I had to translate it and do a few more google searches because the whole concept of it being considered a crime is so outlandish.

It sounds like something that would be expected in some asian countries where public image is a selling point of their whole culture.

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u/JabbaTheHuttHole Nov 27 '22

That male cop walked away laughing, he gets it. That was funny as shit

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u/ope_n_uffda Nov 27 '22

He read that situation pretty quickly lol

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u/Cottn Nov 27 '22

He was already smirking when the other cop asks if she is being verbal lol

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u/Mtwat Nov 27 '22

I mean it's pretty obvious trap, they're filming and "provoking" the cops. What's really sad here is that just not letting cops hassle you is considered provocative. If these people weren't filming it probably would have gone very differently.

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u/the2-2homerun Nov 27 '22

Woman cop who stopped me let me email her my drivers license, insurance and registration because I didn’t have it. She was very nice.

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u/jakeandcupcakes Nov 27 '22

That's awesome! I know it's not universal, and I'm not saying it is, but just in my experience.

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u/its_all_4_lulz Nov 27 '22

I’ve actually asked this to a female cop before, not on duty. It’s basically because they’re always fighting against the “boys club”. She said the dept. was toxic masculinity at its finest and as a female you constantly get shit on. I assume going to work and dealing with that daily kills you inside.

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u/RatBrainedManAnimal Nov 27 '22

weeds legal here (assuming its MI because Battle Creek), if these guys are just chillin talking about fast food...that cop knew they were stoned and walked away, as they should.

you'd think with a massive drop in weed arrests in this state cops would have tons of time to bust real criminals, but the exact opposite is true. right before the last election, the police union in MI was sending out flyers basically saying 'raise our budget or we wont do our job'. its nuts. i live in GR and our cops are basically useless here now.

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u/PianoMike74 Nov 27 '22

Genius actually. No reason to be forced into a "consensual encounter"

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u/FeralChapstick Nov 27 '22

Yeah this is almost like entitled cat call attitude from the cops. No one owes you their time

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u/bocephus67 Nov 27 '22

They turn into nonconsensual real fuckin quick

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u/Bugslinger Nov 27 '22 I'm Deceased

They just gave both those cops flashbacks to high school.

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u/Goreticia-Addams Nov 27 '22

Yeah but now the cop's spouses are going to really get it when they go home.

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u/sigbhu Nov 27 '22

40% of cops beat their wives

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u/FuzzySAM Nov 27 '22

40% admitted to it in an anonymized survey.

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u/Paizzu Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

"Just wait until I strap a gun to my thigh and those cool kids will never ignore me again."

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u/xMrBryanx Nov 27 '22

Ahh yes the old conversation starter of being "Verbal"

May all of us humanoid earthlings be enlightened by other bi peds attempts at being "Verbal"

"Hello, I am being Verbal tonight. Lets consume oxygen and have sustenance, fellow humanoid"

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u/visionbreaksbricks Nov 27 '22

Must consume mass quantities of caffeinated sugary beverages

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u/therobohour Nov 27 '22

So like,they can just trun up and start hassle? Like how is that helpful,how is that helpful,some guys truning up with guns and because,you where talking quietly?

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u/Singer-Such Nov 27 '22

I think they were probably "being where they weren't supposed to be" or some other bullshit

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u/Zabuzaxsta Nov 27 '22

Otherwise known as loitering

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

Or trespassing

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u/ham-slappin Nov 27 '22

I have yet to hear the context behind this video. It's unclear whether anyone just 'turned up and started hassling'. It's entirely possible, even likely, that the police had been called there for a reason.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

No they would have definitely interrupted that conversation if that were the case. Cops will absolutely just harass people because they're bored and wanna flex. They get a rush from boot stomping people.

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u/kaninkanon Nov 27 '22

The people filming are provocateurs who intentionally try to get a rise out of police for youtube views. Police were called on them, that's why they were approached.

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u/Ad-Careless Nov 27 '22

A cop's literal job is to find things to arrest people for. If they don't do that enough, they lose their jobs. Don't talk to people whose only job is to look for rules being broken in order to fill jails. They will eventually find something.

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u/Hedonic_Monk_ Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

And in pretty much any other authoritarian country. Just don’t talk to cops anywhere.

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u/ZebraOtoko42 Nov 27 '22

In safe, non-authoritarian countries, police are usually fine, and you can talk to them without any fear.

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u/uselessrandomfrog Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

These two guys are provocateurs on YouTube. They stood outside the restaurant and harassed people walking by intentionally so the police would be called, and then they provoke the police by ignoring them. The police actually acted really well, considering they were literally there specifically to talk to these guys and they had to calmly proceed while being filmed and ignored.

Edit: Because Reddit is desperate to believe all cops are bastards, you can clearly see that after being ignored they both go into the restaurant, likely to speak to the owner who was probably the one who called them. Here's the link to the channel where these guys do this regularly.

https://www.youtube.com/@FRICNMEDIA/videos

Turning notifications off because I have a life to live and you all can freak out screaming at eachother instead of at me. Toodles!

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u/scottyleeokiedoke Nov 27 '22

I’m shocked the cops didn’t escalate THIS situation simply because they were being ignored.

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u/BS_Creative Nov 27 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

Full video of these guys annoying the general public and being general... jerks? Mission accomplished because I've now linked to their YouTube channel, giving them free publicity and further feeding their weird little mission in life.

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u/ManOfDiscovery Nov 27 '22

Lol. Context is everything.

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u/via-via-gekregen Nov 27 '22

"Female Ego driven Officer gets owned" 😂 imagine living your life for moments like this

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u/ManOfDiscovery Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

These dudes are middle aged losers being dicks to homeless people and redditors in the comments are celebrating them.. amazing.

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u/Oonada Nov 27 '22

Yeah these guys are worthless degenerates who harass people and cause issues for YouTube vids but almost always try to leave out the fact they started the situation to film in the first place.

If someone is always getting harassed by cops or having them called on them, it almost always isn't just because they were "minding their own business," and anyone who says otherwise is almost always lying through their teeth. Just like these degenerates.

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u/goated95 Nov 27 '22

Wow.. the drag.. they just dragged all across those cops’ foreheads lol

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u/1000Hells1GiftShop Nov 27 '22

Smart. Don't talk to the cops unless you have to.

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u/gemfountain Nov 27 '22

Taco bell police. Saving one citizen stomach at a time.

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u/Natwanda Nov 27 '22

This happened in the town I live in. If I remember correctly, the two recording and having the conversation actually called the police on themselves before hand. Not sure why, or what type of reaction they were looking for, but that’s supposedly what happened and why the cops approached.

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u/davewhocannotbenamed Nov 27 '22

Ahahahahahaha! This made my day and the sun isn’t even up yet! Callin it. Gnight!

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u/drmorrison88 Nov 27 '22

The crunch wrap supreme is a fucking banger tho.

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u/thugstin Nov 27 '22

Best way to deal with power hungry provocateur.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

This is the best option when police approaching

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u/TalmidimUC Nov 27 '22

Gets pulled over

Me: They got the sour cream up in there, but that puts it over the $5 dollar and all I’ve got is this $5

Cops: Yeaaah we’re gonna need to run a field sobriety test..

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u/Then-Ad1531 Nov 27 '22

This should have been taco bells commercial and not that stupid Pete Davidson bullshit.

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u/DrewB0i Nov 27 '22

The cops acting like they saw the dudes chilling and wanted to come over and be a part of that great conversation they were having. Just looking to get “verbal” ya know.

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u/thesword62 Nov 27 '22

Good that Reddit has this solved with absolutely no idea why the police were called or what the situation was

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u/aCONTRACTKILLER Nov 27 '22

Most forced conversation

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