Arrested for asking police about illegal raids
This video is of a young man in North Dakota who asked a narcotics police officer a question. The question was simply about unwarranted raids by the police. The officer, Dustin Hill, arrested the man within seconds. Hill did not even tell him to move and indeed, asked the younger man who was at least 20 feet away, what he was doing. So when he answered, he was arrested for hindering an investigation.
The man arrested was interrogated by the officer's supervisor, where he was asked where he thought he got the right to film officer Dustin Hill. Frankly, police like this believe they serve in China or North Korea. There is a disdain and arrogance by way too many cops for our freedom of speech and the press, that all citizens enjoy. This officer was later suspended. Good.
In this second video, the guy being interrogated is a jerk. I will concede that. But, jerks have the right to be jerks, along as they do not harm others. The first six minutes of this video nothing happens until the guy yells at the cops, from his garage, that they are Nazis. They had stopped and arrested a woman who was driving her car. Now, I don't know how the cops were acting as Nazis but the police came to this man's garage and demanded he show his I.D. Why, because their feelings were hurt that they were called Nazis? Could they have easily ignored him? Yes.
But they were angry and they wanted a form of revenge in the only way they could at that point, by demanding I.D. When citizens commonly exercise their rights, they are demanded by police to have their I.D. This happens quite a lot actually even though the police can only demand I.D. when there is at least a reasonable suspicion of a crime.
Again, this guy is a jerk but charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction are plainly vague and used whenever police can't hit someone with real charges. If I see someone being illegally arrested, is it obstruction if I state to someone, and the police overhear, that the arrest is bogus and wrong? In fact, I stated that at one time about an illegal arrest at the Grand Avenue Mall in downtown Milwaukee, of a man preaching on the sidewalk. I didn't agree with his religious views, but I stated in a loud enough voice for an officer to overhear, that that arrest was unconstitutional.
Should I have been arrested for stating to the government, which an officer is a represenative of, that they are violation the contitution? If so, how is that much different than China? Indeed, in another case my nephew was arrested for stating an arrest of someone he knew was "f..ked up." The officer arrested my nephew thinking he swore at him, but again, there is no right as an officer not to have mean things said about you.