July 2nd, 2013

Georgia Cop Snatches Phone, Deletes Video, only for Video to be Salvaged through Qik 99

By Carlos Miller

 

A Georgia cop who didn’t appreciate being recorded during a traffic stop snatched a man’s phone before handcuffing him and deleting his video.

Fortunately, the man was using the Qik app on his smartphone, which salvaged the video.

The video was posted on May 23, 2013 but has received less than 500 views as of this writing.

That is probably because the man didn’t bother listing the name of the agency nor even the state it took place.

I had to watch the video several times to determine the cop was from the Kennesaw Police Department, but that is an important detail that should always be included in the Youtube descriptions of these types of videos.

And if you’re going to do this, please hold the phone horizontally, which is the number one rule in my Ten Rules for Recording Cops guidelines.

Nevertheless, the man who goes by Peace Adams on Youtube gave a decent description of what took place.

I was simply filming law enforcement while they conducted a stop. I was on a public sidewalk 40 yards away when a Sergeant pulled up and that was my interaction with him. He took the phone from me turned it off threw me in hand cuffs. In the end he gave me a unlawful order to provide information, unlawfully searched me, he made me delete the videos luckily I was using Qik Video and it uploaded a copy to a secure server. Him and another officer proceeded to tell me that the sidewalk was private property and that my camera was filming towards private property and was a violation of unlawful surveillance. It was my first police film encounter and I will get better at it. We as citizens must hold our law enforcement accountable for all of their actions. My attorney is going to request their video and see if they in fact lied as I described to him and determine whether or not I have grounds to a formal complaint.

Whether he was on private property or not, they have no right to delete your footage. That’s grounds for a lawsuit.

Kennesaw Police Department


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  • Elliott Whitlow

    If it was unlawful surveillance then they destroyed evidence.

    • Ian Battles

      Tampering with evidence is a felony.

      So either the cops illegally detained this man or they committed a felony.

      Which is it?

      • Guest

        Could easily be both. The video could also be considered to be evidence of the illegal detainment.

  • Mojozoso

    Contact link for Complaints: http://www.kennesaw-ga.gov/city-services/policepublic-safety?id=450

    Internal Affairs Division: http://www.kennesaw-ga.gov/internal-affairs-division

    William Westenberger
    Chief of Police
    wwestenberger@kennesaw-ga.gov

    Phone: (770) 422-2505

  • Proud GrandPa

    This is a clear case of police misconduct if the sidewalk was not a private sidewalk on private property. Since the scene is outdoors, not inside the fenced area of a private home or private parking lot, one may reasonable conclude the LEOs were wrong in this case.
    .
    Kudos to Peace Adams for two important first time accomplishments. Firstly, he use an online back up tool. Secondly, he says he intends to keep at it. Good for you, Peace Adams.
    .

    • Difdi

      Even if the sidewalk was private property, unless the officer is the property owner, or the property owner has made it clear the photographer is unwelcome (either in person, through and agent or a no trespassing sign), the police have no authority to act.

      Even in the event a sign is posted, if the cop isn’t the property owner, how does he know whether the photographer has permission from the owner?

      • steveo

        In our county, the trespassing agreement has to be in writing and filed with the Sheriff and is available as a public record and usually has a time period and has to be renewed on an annual basis. Our local ACLU went through the supposed “trespassing agreements” with various vendors and found that most had never filed written agreements and the rest were expired.

  • steveo

    I still think photogs and copwatchers are better served by giving them your name whether you have to or not. “Hey, How you Doing!!! Officer. My names Johnathan Johns, what’s yours.” Give me your ID” I just gave it to you.

    I’m also putting together my essay on trespassing. This subject is too gargantuan to be believed. But even when you are on private property that isn’t posted or you don’t have the intent of committing a crime on, you can’t be charged with trespassing in most states, unless the leos have a prior agreement with the property owner. In FL, the posted signs have to be not more than 500 ft apart, and on each corner of the property and the owners name has to appear on the signs, if they are to be valid. And you can’t be charged unless the owner calls the leos to arrest you and the owner would have to give a trespass warning first and you don’t leave. Don’t think that happened here. And a sidewalk, is nearly always public easement.

    The leos in my city have started arresting the homeless again, because the brass thinks they have a “better” trespassing ordinance now. The judges are releasing the guys/girls on the first appearance (less than 24 hrs) for time served and no court costs. On the booking form it says CC reduced to judgement, I think that means zero.

    • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

      They have to give a warning even if signs are posted?

      Wow. In most states, if the signs are posted, you go to jail. The signs are considered to be your warning.

      • steveo

        no, the owner doesn’t have to give a warning if the signs are posted. But in most circumstances, the signs aren’t posted properly or at all. And businesses who “invite” the public have to specifically “uninvite” the trespasser for the charge to be litigated. Most of the beefs in our county are for arrests on public property.

        For nearly the last 10 years, there has been an ongoing war against the homeless here (one of the commissioners proposed giving bus tickets to Texas and escorting the homeless to the bus station [one way of course]. I guess the theory was that there were more jobs in TX. The gentrification of certain areas in the downtown area caused citizens to band together to lobby the city government over people lying around where the condo owners could see them. So, the city government, in turn, gave the problem to the PD and then they became “bum hunters”.

        Trespassing after warning is always the charge used to move the homeless along, even though the judge lets them out the next day after a hot breakfast and a baloney sandwich lunch.

        • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

          I agree that you should know the trespassing law in your jurisdiction, I was just curious.

          Florida must have strict requirements on the signage. We just require notice, with the exception of Criminal Trespass by a License Holder (concealed weapon permit). Those have to meet specific requirements, but for just general trespass, there are no real requirements.

          • steveo

            I’d have to research this historically even further, but my suspicion is that because of the flagrant violations of the townships, leos and local “corrections” over arrests of trespassing in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s, that the state legislature passed many stop measures against localities passing draconian trespassing laws. Federal laws were routinely ignored in the segregation battle and citizens had little else to help them fight an injust system of inbred white power brokers in various communities.

            Texas, on the other hand, has never had the problem of racial bigotry and segregation, so their legislature has never had to examine laws that are “racial” in nature. (tongue in cheek, of course)

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            LOL, not true on Texas and bigotry. It’s just the courts normally are the ones to step in. Failure to ID is an example. Until SCOTUS ruled in Brown v. Texas, Texas law was that you had to present ID on demand.

          • steveo

            Let’s see….. Mr. Brown….. could he have been a person of color?

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            Possibly, but I honestly don’t have a clue.

          • RaymondbyEllis

            I have family in Texas today, and live in a Jim Crow state that dropped it a year before Brown v Board of Education. This current “it’s the Southern states” on racism is a fiction to justify a false rectitude. Howard Beach is in what Southern state?

            BTW I have blacks in my family. Since I mentioned it, I must be racist as only racists would mention it. Non-racists never bring up race.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            Raymond, we were speaking of history, not currently. Texas was segregated, just like the rest of the South, and as a child I saw the white/colored signs on drinking fountains.

            The point that was being made is that historically the South was racist. We were not talking about individuals.

          • RaymondbyEllis

            Then my bad. Never mind.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            No prob.

      • Difdi

        Not in Washington, to name one state.

  • Guest

    “A Georgia cop who didn’t appreciate being recorded during a traffic stop snatched a man’s phone before handcuffing him and deleting his video.”

    This is not accurate. The video description reads:

    “he made me delete the videos”

    I still think the officer committed the felony crime of tampering with evidence. But it is important to note that it was not the officer that directly deleted the video.

    • Difdi

      No, the officer made a false arrest, then issued an illegal order for his victim to tamper with evidence. That’s a bit of a damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario, since disobeying results in a crime being committed…and so does obeying!

      • inquisitorX

        …and he was armed when he made that false arrest and demanded the evidence to be destroyed.
        The gun on his side is a motivator to comply when someone is violating your rights because you know what comes next? BLAM!!!

    • Proud GrandPa

      Yes, you are correct. The officer did not delete the video, but ordered the overly-obedient photog to do so.
      .
      While this difference is missed by most people, the fact that the photog complied may be an excuse for a court to rule that the erasure was voluntary and merely a response to the officer’s request. Thanks for the observation, Mr. Guest.
      .
      Words mean things. It is important to get details correct.

  • JustaVetSailorfromPennsylvania

    The 1st amendment is in effect even in Kennesaw, Georgia. Guess that these good old boys AKA – Badged Uniformed Fascist Thugs should know that or they figured that your civil rights don’t mean anything. Either way they did violate your civil rights, guess that you have teach the city of Kennesaw, Georgia a lesson by taking something near and dear to them – their Money.

  • Kaos Minister

    Good luck to the attorney in trying to obtain the agents video… Usually for some reason their camera was not working or somehow got lost…

    • http://www.theretaildetail.us/ Amy Barnes

      Heh, yeah, that same excuse was used to deny footage of a car almost hitting me.

  • Joel Turner

    Hey it’s Andy …. Andy Sip-o-wits, and the KPD ( dueling banjos plays)

  • Carlos_Miller

    I created a forum thread where readers can leave their reviews and experiences on various live stream apps, which I will make into a permanent sticky.

    http://photographyisnotacrime.com/forums/topic/live-streaming-showdown-ustream-justin-tv-livestream-bambuser/

    • Barking Dog

      Can’t post in the forum, makes sure this one gets seen. Cops shoot cameraman dog. Current headline from Hawthorne CA:

      On You Tube

      watch?v=WDBZr4ie2AE

      • Guest

        It’s 2 stories before this one with 500+ comments. So it was seen.

    • Barking Dog

      Disregard the post below, I see you have it already

  • Ron

    He was not being detained (as the cop said ‘you are about to be’) so should have bid the cop good day and walked away.

    No doubt the cop has no concept of consensual encounters so that action probably would have gone south very quickly.

    • Difdi

      If the cop truly has no clue what the difference between a detention and a consensual encounter is, walking away could get you shot for fleeing from custody.

    • tc4012

      Incorrect. If you are not free to go, you are, in fact, being detained. Period.

  • pickupsticks

    I live in Kennesaw and had an incident several years ago in which a Kennesaw cop blatantly lied against me in a police report. The Kennesaw police have this sort of reputation. I just submitted an email of “concern” using the city complaint hotline about the smartphone confiscation incident. In a situation like this, I wonder what is the most effective thing to do. The KPD will probably cover things up or ignore it. What other routes are available? Would it work to speak to the mayor, or to write the district attorney, or to talk to the City Council? It is really upsetting to see this sort of thing happening…..I hope the photographer follows up with his attorney.

    • Proud GrandPa

      Why don’t you run for office? Are you a person of good ethics and values? Would you do better at maintaining clean and honest gov’t that the present leaders?
      .
      Do you know others willing to run?
      .
      When speaking to the mayor doesn’t get results, consider becoming the new mayor. Surely there are many others in K who feel as you do.

      • BusPass

        Some people can always be counted on to somehow make it look like the conditions are always everyone else’s fault but the cop’s.

      • inquisitorX

        Intrinsically good people don’t generally vie for positions of influence and power.

        Sociopaths do.

        • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

          No, sociopaths suggest calling police out to a remote area and then shooting them.

          Sort of like what you suggested.

          • Proud GrandPa

            Yes, the greatness of America’s republic is the union of free elections and a bill of rights. Our laws were made for a moral people. The voters must judge the ethics and moral values of the candidates.
            .
            George Washington and many others are men of good character. That accounts for our national greatness. Alec do Touqueville said that America is great because Americans are good. When Americans stop being good, America will cease being great.

          • inquisitorX

            Change can be uncomfortable at times…even hurt,
            Think things are going to get better with police?
            Think again. We are just seeing the birth pangs.

          • Art Clark

            “Sort of like what you suggested.”
            What?? I think you are reading too fast. You need to reread his comment more slowly, or explain how his comment is linked to yours.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            On the Pennsylvania cop thread, at http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2013/07/02/pennsylvania-cop-confiscates-ipad-from-woman/#comment-950677993 he talked about calling police out to a remote area and shooting them. I stand by my statement. Only a sociopath would suggest murdering anyone, whether an officer or not.

          • Art Clark

            I see, you’re referring to another article.

          • Doug

            Not all murderers are sociopaths, your logic does not follow.

          • RaymondbyEllis

            No, ECLS, the sociopaths that suggest that are the one’s that haven’t learned the strategies to hide their sociopathy . I wish I had the link to give you, but there was a great article in one of the Psychology mags IIRC by a diagnosed and self-admitting sociopath. She is a successful business woman and described how she has learned to fit in, while still thinking the rest of us are just tools for her to use. She also describes how she fights the desire to break and dispose of those tools. She also plainly explains that she does not experience empathy and can’t even relate to the concept. It’s a really great article.

            Sociopaths actually rise to positions of power with ease. They can be quite congenial and have many friends. They just have no empathy.

          • inquisitorX

            Did I “suggest” that?

            Or did I suggest a potential narrative of how a citizen, or citizens, may begin to be compelled to think, feel and react should police continue to be militarized bullies with little accountability while committing blatant crimes in violation of said citizens civil rights?
            The problem seems to be getting more commonplace against citizens who merely abide by the law and film them. Not to mention illegal searches and seizures. Tazering a naked, confused eleven year old girl wandering the highway just another example.

            It will only go so far and so often until justice is not sought through an expensive, inconvenient and risky lawsuit or defunct justice system with a special set of rules for police that break the law, lie, harass and assault the public.

            Defending oneself against a criminal sociopath, or bands of them wearing badges and guns, using methods that are direct, immediate and final may be justified…not sociopathic.

            But one would have to remove LEO ballsacks from their mouth and stop throating cop choad to get a flavor of what other options one may be left with and have no other choice but to use.
            The future will tell and the public will decide.
            Either way…I see dead people…lots of them…coming to a town near you.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            You can use all the words and explanations that you want. The fact is that you outlined a scenario on how to kill a person, in this case a police officer. Aside from showing a deliberate intent, unlike what you are saying here, it is a sign that you have serious mental issues.

            You should seek help.

          • Doug

            Killing a cop can be the right thing to do. A lot less genocide would have happened in the 20th century if more people had killed bad cops at some key points in history.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            I have no argument that there are times when it could be appropriate. Self-defense against an officer’s unlawful use of deadly force comes to mind immediately, and there are other examples.

            It is not appropriate to plan for an ambush, lure a person (whether an officer or not) to a remote area, and then murder them.

            I stand by my statement.

        • http://www.blog2.tshirt-doctor.com/ Pissed Off

          It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be
          elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen ~ George
          E. MacDonald

          When Should You Shoot a Cop?

    • Phred

      ALL cops lie, not just those in your town. It’s part of their DNA.

  • io-io

    The officer indicated that he was not being detained, but not free to go. So, he was essentially being detained against his will. Since the officer recorded the event, it would be good to obtain that if it still exists (which I doubt). So, does the Sergent know the difference, or was he just putting the citizen in a very difficult position?

    Having the victim delete their own video is either or both an illegal command and being essentially force to do it is clearly duress. Being forced to commit a crime for the benefit of the police officer is a neat trick. If he was somewhere illegal (doubtfully) then its destruction of evidence, and if in a legal place, it would be theft – the equivalent of being “forced” to hand something over to the officer.

    I think that in addition to this, its clearly a under color of law situation. Is the person going to try to file charges or file a lawsuit? Finding a lawyer, and being able to pay the legal bills are always an issue.

    • steveo

      If you take Billy Murphy, Jr’s advice. He should know, he’s been a lawyer in Baltimore for more than 25 years, served as a judge and is now a famous defense lawyer. A citizen asks him, “well, what if I ask him if I’m free to go and he says no?” Billy says, “Then you are being detained.”

    • Proud GrandPa

      Re to finding a lawyer and legal bills… That is why we fund non-profit, civil rights law firms. One cannot do this alone unless wealthy.
      .
      Advocates of religious evangelism and religious equal rights have formed many civil rights law firms for self-defense. They have been highly effective in preventing or punishing anti-faith persecution.
      .

  • Tijuana Joe

    Some advice: If you’re gonna wear a badge and snatch cameras, wear a hood over your face
    to prevent accountability. Or a balaclava, like Pussy Riot.

  • Johnny Ray

    Carlos, the aspect of the video may have been affected by the Qik program. When I use Qik, unless I hold my phone in the vertical position, the video is turned sideways when I upload it. The only way I have been able to get Qik to upload a video that can be watched normally is by holding the phone vertically. This is maddening, and if anyone has any advice as to how to get Qik to either record properly, or tell me what program I can use to shift to the correct aspect it would be greatly appreciated. This has been a problem with this program for YEARS and I’m pretty shocked it hasn’t been fixed by now. (I’m on a Mac, btw.)

  • Jeffrey Marcus Gray

    Great job to the videographer for using quick but it’s to bad he didn’t have a back up camera. How great would it have been if he could have recorded the rest of the encounter secretly. BTW Georgia is a single party consent state.

    • inquisitorX

      It would seem this should be standard practice to have a secret backup camera for those filming the police.

    • Tijuana Joe

      It’s also a Bubba State. This fact figured prominently here.

    • AlexSmith

      > a back up camera.

      Also “spy” watches are available which cost less that $40. It allows a person to record audio, video and to upload it using a usb port. When not in use its still a good watch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/waterstone.suckz Waterstone Suckz

    My email to the City officials (Mayor, City Mgr, Council) is below and here are their email addresses if you wish to contact them also.

    mmathews@kennesaw-ga.gov,
    skennedy@kennesaw-ga.gov,
    jdrobney@kennesaw-ga.gov,
    cwelsh@kennesaw-ga.gov,
    bjenkins@kennesaw-ga.gov,
    tkillingsworth@kennesaw-ga.gov,
    jduckett@kennesaw-ga.gov,
    mriedemann@kennesaw-ga.gov

    July 3, 2013

    I understand that the KPD is looking into the issue of recording the Police which is brought up in this video. I hope that this sort of conduct is nipped in the bud, it gives people around the world a very bad idea of what the Police in Kennesaw do.

    In my 12 years living here I have not seen anything like this and it gives a very poor impression of our City. There are 44 posts after this article and it shows that the matter is not going away.

    http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2013/07/02/georgia-cop-snatches-phone-deletes-video-only-for-video-to-be-salvaged-through-qik/

    The citizen was treated very poorly and some action needs to be taken to make sure this sort of conduct is not repeated in Kennesaw.

    Bill Harris, Kennesaw

    • Kennesaw Resident

      You know nothing “Billy Boy”. This pervert was video taping small children in a private area fully knowing he was trespassing. This guy is sick and disgusting. The officer had every right to investigate this pervert.

      • http://www.facebook.com/waterstone.suckz Waterstone Suckz

        8 days after emailing the City officials, nothing has been done and not one made any reply. My question posted on the KPD message board site six days ago was ignored totally. Clearly the City has decided to just ignore the matter and hope it goes away. I and other concerned area residents are not going to let it ‘go away’.

      • Barking Dog

        Sure he was. The cops told you that but didn’t arrest him?

  • mmclarke

    Exactly what I thought. That cop obviously overreacted, i.e., he should have ordered the man to the side and put him against the car, but the cop warned the person he was about to be detained – I took that as arrested – for not cooperating. This is all within the law. I note we only have the man’s word on what happened after the phone was shut off. I also note there is missing video. Since the officer grabbed the phone and allegedly shut it off, where is the video between when he grabbed the phone and when he shut it off or erased it?

    Stupid kid got exactly what he deserved. He does not know the law and he was showing an attitude for no reason. This appears to be nothing more than some ignorant person trying to create a situation that does not exist. In three words; pathetic attention getting.

    • psychokillers911

      This appears to be nothing more than some ignorant person trying to
      create a situation that does not exist. In three words; pathetic
      attention getting.

      You’re talking about the cop? I happen to agree with you. It is legal to film the police so they had no right to interfere with the videographer.

  • Kittrelle

    Articles such as this would have more impact with me if, 1) it included a response from the LEO agency and, 2) follow-up.

    As it now stands, this stuff is interesting, but easily dismissed as we only have a single viewpoint. I am not excusing abuse of power, but if I’m going to get in the face of these abuses I need to have the complete story,

  • http://www.blog2.tshirt-doctor.com/ Pissed Off

    Just another episode in their unending war against cameras.

  • http://www.facebook.com/waterstone.suckz Waterstone Suckz

    My follow up email to Kennesaw Mayor, Manager and City Council:

    Further to my email yesterday regarding the seized Video of KPD dealing with a Citizen filming police activity:

    In determining whether the KPD conduct shown in the video seizure was correct, you might wish to take a look at what the USDOJ Civil Rights Division has published last May 14th regarding Citizens video taping police activity and how this relates to the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.

    The information runs 11 pages with various cites. Available at: http://static.photographyisnotacrime.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/USDOJ-on-recording-cops.pdf

    A general summary is that such activity is entirely protected by various sections of the Constitution and later Court rulings and that individual Citizens are just as protected in such filming activities as are members of the Press.

    Bill Harris, Kennesaw

    Video in question:

    http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2013/07/02/georgia-cop-snatches-phone-deletes-video-only-for-video-to-be-salvaged-through-qik/

  • Jon Quimbly

    I find it hilarious that people are whining so much over how amateurs hold a phone while recording a situation. It’s not a goddamn movie! But you want the same sort of basic framing and aesthetics — none of that applies to amateurs, or capturing footage dealing with the man. I mean, who cares, so long as they got the shot, the footage?

    PLUS, since the phone is pointed at cop(s) usually, you get to see more of them from the vertical position than you would in the horizontal. Think about that before you vent your spleen.

  • Kennesaw Resident

    Everyone needs to know that this pervert was video taping small children in a private area fully knowing he was trespassing. The officer was sent to investigate because citizens called 911 to report Peace Adams because of his suspicious activity. This guy is sick and disgusting. The officer had every right to investigate this pervert.

    • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

      OK, assuming for the sake of argument that everything you allege is true – what statute was Adams violating? From the video it appears that he was on a public sidewalk, which is not private property. The officer still has to have reasonable suspicion of a crime, and photographing children from a publicly accessible area is not a crime.

      • Kennesaw Citizen

        Yes I see your point, but you only have the video to go by. I was there. I saw what the video does not show. Peace Adams knows also, that is why he cut the end of the video off so we would not see the rest of it. He does not want everyone to know why he was under investigation. I called the cops, it was my children he was filming. I was there. Do we let potential predators walk around without a care in the world? For all we know, Peace Adams is a convicted child molester. Do we know this as a fact.. No. But without an investigation we will never know. Just as many folks are not willing for the cops to violate their rights, I am not willing for my children to violated by a creep just because he says he is law abiding.

        • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

          Yeah, he could be. So?

          You cannot stop and ID someone unless you have reasonable suspicion of a crime. Filming your children, while possibly unsavory, is not a crime. If you don’t want them filmed, keep them inside.

  • Kennesaw Resident

    Everyone needs to know that this pervert was video taping small children in a private area fully knowing he was trespassing. The officer was sent to investigate because citizens called 911 to report Peace Adams because of his suspicious activity. This guy is sick and disgusting. The officer had every right to investigate this pervert.

  • Kennesaw Citizen

    Everyone needs to know that this pervert was video taping small children in a private area fully knowing he was trespassing. The officer was sent to investigate because citizens called 911 to report Peace Adams because of his suspicious activity. This guy is sick and disgusting. The officer had every right to investigate this pervert.

  • Kennesaw Citizen

    Peace Adams???? Where did you go? I wasn’t done with you yet. You are a pervert who was filming children. I was there, I saw you. I was the parent who called the cops on you. Disabling your you tube comments won’t stop me. Folks this man is a pervert. I confronted him with the truth and he disabled his comments. He was seen filming children in a neighborhood in which he did not live. The cops were called on him and he fabricated this confrontation to cover his activities.

    • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

      OK, yet again, what statute did he violate? What law did he break?

      There is no law against filming in public.

      None.

      • Kennesaw Citizen

        Peace Adams???? Where did you go? I wasn’t done with you yet. You are a pervert who was filming children. I was there, I saw you. I was the parent who called the cops on you. Disabling your you tube comments won’t stop me. Folks this man is a pervert. I confronted him with the truth and he disabled his comments. He was seen filming children in a neighborhood in which he did not live. The cops were called on him and he fabricated this confrontation to cover his activities.

        • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

          So you’re the one that first started to violate his Constitutional rights?

          I would be careful if I were you. Your comments appear to be defamatory, as you have no crime that you allege he has committed.

          • legalpanther

            ECLS — this man does not appear to want to have a rational conversation. Until his responses make some sense, it would probably be best to leave it alone.

  • Kennesaw Citizen

    I told Peace Adams I was going to expose him to the media and he disabled his comments on YouTube. This man is a liar and pervert. I saw him filming children from a secluded place in my neighborhood. When the cops showed up, he began this farce that he was an innocent bystander. I am a witness to what Peace Adams cut off the end of this video. He does not want you to know why the cop was investigating him. He was filming my girls in a private park. I was there. Peace Adams is a pervert.

    • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

      So?

      Filming them isn’t illegal.

      • Kennesaw Citizen

        I told Peace Adams I was going to expose him to the media and he disabled his comments on YouTube. This man is a liar and pervert. I saw him filming children from a secluded place in my neighborhood. When the cops showed up, he began this farce that he was an innocent bystander. I am a witness to what Peace Adams cut off the end of this video. He does not want you to know why the cop was investigating him. He was filming my girls in a private park. I was there. Peace Adams is a pervert.

        • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

          Again, so?

          What gives you the right to say someone cannot exercise their First Amendment Rights?

          Were your girls in public view? If so, they have no expectation of privacy, and you have no right to forbid someone from filming them.

          • Kennesaw Citizen

            Folks whatever you believe, the cops or the citizens, DON’T BELIEVE THIS
            MAN! He does not represent the people, he uses our sensibilities to
            continue his devious pursuits and cover his true intentions. I saw
            him… I was there… I live in the neighborhood. Please imagine if he
            was in your neighborhood filming your kids how you would feel. He
            violated the privacy of my family. Don’t trust this man. Yes some cops
            are bad, and maybe this one is too… But does that mean we ignore a
            potential child predator? I called the cops on him. I was there I saw
            the truth. I see folks on this page are seekers of the truth. I am also.
            We need to protect ourselves from evil, whether from the cops or
            criminals. This guy is not our representative. Please help get this
            video removed. Please don’t support sexual predators!

  • Kennesaw Citizen

    I asked Peace Adams why his video suddenly stops. I have tried to replicate this occurrence several time with several different phones. When the phone is snatched away it keeps recording EVERY TIME. He was dumbfounded and babbled that he could not explain it… He said that batteries maybe fell out of it. Maybe it was magic. Folks whatever you believe, the cops or the citizens, DON’T BELIEVE THIS MAN! He does not represent the people, he uses our sensibilities to continue his devious pursuits and cover his true intentions. I saw him… I was there… I live in the neighborhood. Please imagine if he was in your neighborhood filming your kids how you would feel. He violated the privacy of my family. Don’t trust this man. Yes some cops are bad, and maybe this one is too… But does that mean we ignore a potential child predator? I called the cops on him. I was there I saw the truth. I see folks on this page are seekers of the truth. I am also. We need to protect ourselves from evil, whether from the cops or criminals. This guy is not our representative. Please help get this video removed.

  • Kennesaw Citizen

    Folks whatever you believe, the cops or the citizens, DON’T BELIEVE THIS MAN! He does not represent the people, he uses our sensibilities to continue his devious pursuits and cover his true intentions. I saw him… I was there… I live in the neighborhood. Please imagine if he was in your neighborhood filming your kids how you would feel. He violated the privacy of my family. Don’t trust this man. Yes some cops are bad, and maybe this one is too… But does that mean we ignore a potential child predator? I called the cops on him. I was there I saw the truth. I see folks on this page are seekers of the truth. I am also. We need to protect ourselves from evil, whether from the cops or criminals. This guy is not our representative. Please help get this video removed.

  • Kennesaw Citizen

    Folks whatever you believe, the cops or the citizens, DON’T BELIEVE THIS MAN! He does not represent the people, he uses our sensibilities to continue his devious pursuits and cover his true intentions. I saw him… I was there… I live in the neighborhood. Please imagine if he was in your neighborhood filming your kids how you would feel. He violated the privacy of my family. Don’t trust this man. Yes some cops are bad, and maybe this one is too… But does that mean we ignore a potential child predator? I called the cops on him. I was there I saw the truth. I see folks on this page are seekers of the truth. I am also. We need to protect ourselves from evil, whether from the cops or criminals. This guy is not our representative. Please help get this video removed. Please don’t support sexual predators.

    • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

      I would rather uphold the law.

      Again – what law did he supposedly violate?

      There is no statute prohibiting the photography of people that are in the public view.

      • Kennesaw Citizen

        Folks whatever you believe, the cops or the citizens, DON’T BELIEVE THIS
        MAN! He does not represent the people, he uses our sensibilities to
        continue his devious pursuits and cover his true intentions. I saw
        him… I was there… I live in the neighborhood. Please imagine if he
        was in your neighborhood filming your kids how you would feel. He
        violated the privacy of my family. Don’t trust this man. Yes some cops
        are bad, and maybe this one is too… But does that mean we ignore a
        potential child predator? I called the cops on him. I was there I saw
        the truth. I see folks on this page are seekers of the truth. I am also.
        We need to protect ourselves from evil, whether from the cops or
        criminals. This guy is not our representative. Please help get this
        video removed. Please don’t support sexual predators.

        • legalpanther

          Can you say anything else? You excessive repetition lessons the credibility of your story. When you answer a response to your initial post with another copy of the initial post, it appears you do not want to engage in a conversation or a debate, but merely denigrate the photographer.

          Please answer the question: What law did he violate?

  • Kitty Davenport

    And where is your evidence? I can make claims about you without evidence publicly as well. You Sir Kennesaw Resident are a cronut eating ass scratching Ape masquerading as a human!!! Liar! Your not a human your a damned dirty ape! Get the point? Provide proof or STFU.

  • Guest

    You are all idiots… stop screwing with the cops. They have a dangerous enough job without you morons getting involved and making things more complicated.

    • Mark Wharton

      Holding public officials accountable is not screwing with the cops.

  • Guest

    TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE?!?!?! WOW, STUPID

    • Guest

      Yes. That is one stupid cop. But, to be fair, most cops are stupid. It’s a job requirement.

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