August 26th, 2014

Florida Man Records Himself Getting Attacked by Cop for not Rolling Down Window all the way 490

By Carlos Miller

A horrifying video has emerged showing St. Petersburg police forcing a man out of his car before pouncing on him, leaving him hospitalized with several injuries, all because the cop claimed he was in fear for his life.

At least that what he says in his report, where he wrote the following:

I exited my marked patrol cruiser and walked towards the vehicle and I noticed the driver staring at me with a blank stare as he continued revving the engine louder and louder. I thought by his actions the subject was going to attempt to hit me with his car.

The video, however, shows it was Curtis Shannon, a young man from Florida who was probably fearing for his life during the arrest.

It also shows that he remained professional as he tried to hand the cop his license and registration through a small opening after the cop pulled him over for what he claimed was erratic driving.

But if anything was erratic, it the was behavior of the cop, whom unfortunately, Shannon refuses to identify out of what he says is “respect.”

But the cop deserves no respect because he was downright criminal. A thug with a badge. A proud member of the Blue Mafia.

Out of respect for the officers (why I still have any is mystery) I omitted their names from the report.

However, you can call the St. Petersburg Media Relations Department at 727-893-7550 and ask for the cop’s name. Then you can follow it up with a public records request for his internal affairs summary, which I’m betting is not empty. The department explains how this can be done here.

But they probably won’t abide by the law to provide the records on this cop, so if need guidance, so perhaps Charlie Grapski, Director of the PINAC Open Records Project, can offer guidance. Email him at charliegrapski@pinac.org.

Post your experiences in the comments section please as the video will infuriate you.

The window was just over a quarter of the way down and it was December. Even in Florida, the nights get pretty cold. So I asked him, “Why did you pull me over, officer?”. A seemingly innocent question, right?

Wrong! He responded with “Because I wanted to, now step out of the vehicle!”. WHAT? This can’t be happening! I have no criminal record, my registration is current (not that he would know any of that, he refused to take my papers), and I definitely don’t have a busted tail light. So I responded ” ‘Because I want to’ isn’t a legal reason to pull someone over, let alone ask them out of a car. Can you tell me why you pulled me over?”

“This isn’t up for debate, step out of the car.” Now, he’s being very hostile, I’m still sitting there wondering why. He won’t take my papers, he wants me out of the car, and he won’t take my papers. What’s the deal?

“Sir, I don’t feel comfortable getting out of the car when I don’t even know why you’re here. Why do you need me to step out of the car? I’m not a criminal and my papers are all legal.”

“You know what? One way or another, I’m getting you out of the car. What’s the name of this complex?”

In the video, Shannon continues to defy his orders to step out, which was within his complete right to do so.

“I will not step out of this car so you can beat the hell out of me,” Shannon says at one point.

But eventually he did step out. And the cop did beat the hell out of him. And luckily, the video did survive.

The incident took place in December but Shannon just posted it online Sunday after launching a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money to “help my family recover.”

Perhaps the phone had been confiscated and he just got the phone back but that is not mentioned in his report. Perhaps police were unable to access it due to a passcode and finally just gave it back.

At this time, he has raised $60 out of a projected $5,000.

The story was first reported by South Florida Cop Block. I reposted most of his story  below but click here for the entire story and to donate.

On December 26th 2013 at 9:30pm, I was driving home from work. I purchaced a pizza pie from a local pizzaria so my wife wouldn’t have to cook. She was still adjusting to the mother’s life, our only son was only 5 months old at the time. Just before I got home, a police cruiser pulled behind my car and was following me very closely. We both stopped at a red light. When it turned green, and just after I started making the last turn before I got home, lights started flashing. Being less than a half, block from home, I put my hazard lights on and slowly drove to, and backed into, my parking space. I then turned off my car, and headlights, turned on the interior lights and waited to see what the issue was.

The officer didn’t approach my car immediately (remember, I backed into my spot. His car was now in front of mine and mine was off). Instead, he called for me to get my license and registration. This struck me as odd, even if I did have my information ready, how would he get it from way over there? I told him it would be a little bit, I hadn’t needed my registration papers since I bought the car and now it was buried under many miscelaneous papers. This is when he approached my car. He asked me again for my papers, and again I told him I was looking for them. When I found them, I offered it to him, but he woudn’t take them. Instead, he asked me to roll my window all the way down. This, again, was a weird and unecessary request. The window was just over a quarter of the way down and it was December. Even in Florida, the nights get pretty cold. So I asked him, “Why did you pull me over, officer?”. A seemingly innocent question, right?

Wrong! He responded with “Because I wanted to, now step out of the vehicle!”. WHAT? This can’t be happening! I have no criminal record, my registration is current (not that he would know any of that, he refused to take my papers), and I definitely don’t have a busted tail light. So I responded ” ‘Because I want to’ isn’t a legal reason to pull someone over, let alone ask them out of a car. Can you tell me why you pulled me over?”

“This isn’t up for debate, step out of the car.” Now, he’s being very hostile, I’m still sitting there wondering why. He won’t take my papers, he wants me out of the car, and he won’t take my papers. What’s the deal?

“Sir, I don’t feel comfortable getting out of the car when I don’t even know why you’re here. Why do you need me to step out of the car? I’m not a criminal and my papers are all legal.”

“You know what? One way or another, I’m getting you out of the car. What’s the name of this complex?”

I told him and he walked around to the back of my car to check my license plates and call for back-up. Now, I’m worried, fearful, and annoyed. It was cear to me that this officer was looking for some action, and he wasn’t leaving without it. Being from a place where racial profiling is the norm and police brutality goes by unpunished, New York City, I took the few seconds I grabbed and set up my cell phone to record the rest of the situation. I’ll let the video tell the next few bits of the story. I apologize in advance for your coming neck pain.

As you can see and hear, while I tried to remain as calm, courteous, and respectful as the situation would allow, the officer only grew more and more hostile as the the encounter progressed. So much so, that I requested he physically changed places with another officer who didn’t look like he wanted to slam my head into the ground. I even tried revealing that I was a military veteran, hopefully that would calm him down a bit, we’re on the same side. That cleary wasn’t heppening, but you do hear another officer assure me that no physical harm would come to me. I took his word for it (silly me), grabbed my phone (now a camcorder) so I could continue recording from outside the car and openned the car door.

As you can hear, the aggressive officer immidiately grabbed me by the collar and tried to yank me out of the car. I asked him to let me go, I was already cooperating and that hostility was the reason I didn’t want to get out of the car in the first place. Even so, I let go of the frame of my car and accepted my fate. I was getting beat up tonight, there’s no denying that. The officer then slammed me onto the ground, making sure that my head made full contact with the curb on the way down.

He got on top of me and demanded I give him my arm (so he could handcuff me). I couldn’t. He was intentionally pinning that arm to the ground with his knee and he knew it. For almost two minutes, he would elbow me in the back of the head (elbows don’t leave bruises or bumps as easily), knee me in the ribs and kept yelling for me to give him my arm. Then it started to make sense. As the stars flashed behind my eyelids after every strike, I realized that we are between two parked cars. No one can see us. As far as anyone else can tell, I’m fighting this officer on the ground. So I just laid there and shouted as loud as I could , “YOU’RE PINNING MY ARM TO THE GROUND!! QUIT PUNCHING ME!!” He stops and you can start to hear the mumbles and murmurs of the neighbors as they start to discuss what’s happening. The officer realized that playtime is over and cuffs me. When he gets me off the ground, I could see the mischevous grins on two of the officers’ faces. The third one, the one who said I would’nt be harmed, just stood there almost in disbelief. Maybe he was new, I don’t know.

I spent the night in jail and the next day at the Veterans Hospital getting treated for the scraped and bruises from the incident, and the rash I got from the clothes I was issued.

Curtis Shannon


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  • John H Johnson III

    Wow, he should of never gotten out of the car in the first place but it doesn’t excuse this monster for police brutality. I hope he sues them personally and the department.

    • Blayne Wyatt

      Photography is not a crime … No but refusing to cooperate when told to exit a vehicle by a law enforcement officer IS.

      • rahlquist

        Not all crimes are criminal in nature. To earn the respect that should be required of law enforcement personnel they must act respectful. The officer had no need to behave the way he did. There is a difference between controlling a situation and subjugating a person. The situation was under control. If the officer was afraid of flight or being run down he could simply ask the man to kill the engine and/or provide the keys. In this case his forcing the issue of the subject exiting the car was about showing him who was boss. That type of behavior is not the way a cop should act. Unfortunately when teaching officers to control a situation they don’t teach them the difference between control and domination and some think domination is the right way.

        • Blayne Wyatt

          “The officer had no need to behave the way he did. ” I’m very confident the guy in the car was a douche, like you said, respect the officer and they will respect you.

          • Difdi

            If being a douche made assault and/or battery okay, then there are an awful lot of wrongfully convicted people in prison.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            I never said that being a douche made assault ok. Don’t assume what I’m saying and ask me what I mean.

          • John Rogers

            Blayne, I’m not gonna lie, I’d like to drop-kick you in the face and watch you drop.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            And I would love to see you try.

          • CheetahWhizerd

            Get within 10 feet of me with your ignorance, and it’s a done-deal.*wink*

          • Ernest

            there are 4 kinds of cops and Blayne, if he is one, is the kind thats gonna earn the dept a law suit , get him fired, or get him killed!

          • Blayne Wyatt

            not a cop.

          • ninammam

            You might see someone try, I will wager.

          • B00000000

            Some folk just don’t understand what the Constitution is all about!

          • Les

            WOW MAN YOU MUST BE ONE OF THOSE FILTHY PIGS TO…WHY DO YOU WANT TO DROP KICK SOMEONE…I CAN BET YOU ARE NOT THAT TOUGH ONLY ON THIS PC WHERE YOU CAN SAY ALL THIS NASTY SHIT AND NOBODY CAN KICK YOUR STINKING ASS

          • Justsomeguy151

            STFU, traitorous fagot!!

          • ninammam

            Pffffft. hey Les… I’d like to sucker punch you to and you would be surprised I am a diehard when it comes to injustice, I Assure you, ask anyone I know!

          • ninammam

            I’d love to give him a Sucker punch and spit in his face.

          • CheetahWhizerd

            We know what you mean.
            You are an ignorant brainwashed and submissive sheep.
            But it’s ok.. a lot of it isn’t your fault…

          • mike

            No, Blayne, that’s exactly what your post asserts. If you don’t mean what you write, that’s fine, but don’t whimper when you are called out about it. It just makes you look thin-skinned and muddled about what you actually believe.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            No buddy, that is what you asserted on my comment. Your assumption is not a “call out,” next time try and learn what I’m saying and not ASSume.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Im glad you are defending a money whore. Did you know the driver set up a website asking for donations to “help my family recover.” http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/26378289/video-of-confrontation-with-st-petersburg-police-officer-goes-viral

          • James Michael

            Well he was attacked without cause by a criminal thug and now is forced at threat of death or a cage onto the BARS extortion system …He would need help, mired in that cesspool, lmao Are you goofy?

          • Ernest

            Take a deep breath

          • Blayne Wyatt

            support a money grubbing whore.

          • ninammam

            I’d like to knock the wind out of him!!!!

          • ninammam

            I would hope so, with a new infant baby and a wife and bills, I am sure he missed work due to his injuries and there is NOTHING wrong with asking for Help and he WILL need an attorney so he can file a lawsuit!!! Ewww you are such an asshole Wyatt!!!

          • Jonathan C. Mitchell

            But it’s okay for you to assume the citizen was a douche?

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Nope, I’m mostly doing that to point out the same exact flaw that others think the cop was the douche. I’m just being objective, if you assume the cop was wrong then I will ask you how do you know that in a round about way.

          • ninammam

            I think they let Wyatt out of the institution for a few hrs.

          • ninammam

            WTF did you say??! you are unintelligible!!!!

          • The_WTF_Kid

            So, you’re saying…being that he knew he was about to be accosted and possibly beaten by the officer (which is why he refused to get out of the car)…he should have just got out of the car to make the impending abuse…less.

          • John Rogers

            Blayne’s just a pussy that’s all.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            because you know so much about me. dildo.

          • Chris Sky

            we know EVERYTHING we need to know about you, just how you have reacted to this situation and defended the oppressor/abuser and condemned the citizen, for not being “Submissive” enough to illegal actions.

            you’re a classic sheep. order taker, unable to think… unable to act.. the most pathetic type of person in the world, actually. the classic example of a “useless eater” (probably with an EBT card too!)

          • ninammam

            He just thinks they will go easy on him when it comes his turn!

          • Ernest

            Trouble maker

          • ninammam

            a nut job!

          • Blayne Wyatt

            What I am saying is that he never should have acted like a dick to begin with. I have been pulled over maybe 5 times in 12 years of driving for minor traffic violations. Not once was I a dick and Not once was I taken out of my car and beaten. How about yourself? Now when an officer asks you out of a car for “obstructing justice” regardless of if he is right or you are right (that is for the lawyers to decide, not you, not the drive, note the cop), you get out of the car, because not getting out of the car is a crime. Now if the cop was in the wrong, then a decent lawyer will sue the cop and guess what, when you walk out of jail you get a fucking check. Easy Money.

          • Gregor

            The refusal to get out of the car, in this case, was NOT a crime. It was an unlawful order. In Florida, you are not required to hand an officer anything. You merely have to “display” it. So the claim of obstruction was a lie. In some instances, you’re not even required to sign a ticket… you can ask for it to be placed under the wiper, if you do not wish to roll down your window. And as we all know, hopefully, you are never , ever required to talk to a cop for any reason.

          • steveo

            843.02 is the obstruction statute in FL and we’ve gone over this so much that if you search 843.02 or obstruction or resisting you’ll get enough to read for the next year. This is a misdemeanor and argued in county court. The county judges are going to side with the leo 98% of the time unless you have a really great case. This is a slam dunk guilty for the SA.

            In order for the state to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this gentleman is guilty of 843.02, 1) the leo has to be in a lawful execution of a legal duty (which he was) 2) the defendant obstructed or resisted the legal execution of the legal duty (which he did). You have to get out of the car Pennsylvania vs. Mimms, if they tell you to but you don’t have to talk to them and you don’t have to agree to any searches, so what good is it for them to get you out of the car. They can call the drug dog or say they smelled raw cannabis, but just some more waste of time.

          • Gregor

            He asked the guy to step out because of obstruction. There was no obstruction. In Florida you do not have to hand papers to a cop. You have to display them, and “display” was not defined in the chapter as handing them over. So, the cop lied. The guy had no legal obligation to comply for the stated reason.

          • steveo

            Nope, bad advice and he was obstructing by not exiting the vehicle. Your legal argument isn’t going to go anywhere.

            But in a sense, you don’t actually have to have the license or registration with you as long as they are valid, but you do have to have proof of insurance. The proof of insurance could be a pdf on your smartphone. If you know your DL #, you give that to the leo, if not name, DOB, address and he can look you up on his computer. Then he’ll write you up two tickets for not have the DL and reg with you, which you take down to the County clerks office, show them your DL and reg and they’ll dismiss the tickets and charge you 10 bucks for each ticket.

            But doing that would probably require rolling down the window to talk to the leo.

          • Chris Sky

            “he was obstructing by not exiting the vehicle”

            by your “logic” a citizen would be “obstructing” if an officer (illegally) asked them to produce ID while walking down the street. Just because a cop asks you to do something. Doesn’t mean you’re obligated to do it… and if they bark an UNLAWFUL ORDER (like getting out of your car when no crime/suspicion of crime/threat to officer safety is present) you’re not OBSTRUCTING by disobeying ILLEGAL orders. You’re obstructing if you disobey LEGAL orders. Learn the difference. and stop being a classic sheep, ready to lick the boots of your oppressors before they even ask.

            oh… and he clearly had the window rolled down more than enough to converse clearly, concisely and safely with the officer, as well as plenty of room to physically hand him his documentation, which is ALL he is REQUIRED by LAW to do in that situation.

          • steveo

            A leo asking for ID on the street without a RAS is different than this situation. 1) the leo stopped him for an expired tag 2) the law in FL says that the leo can take the driver to jail and tow the car for that if he wants to 3) he told him to step out of the car because he was going to put him in cuffs which was a lawful execution of a legal duty 4) the driver refused to exit the vehicle which further resisted the leos lawful execution of a legal duty. This is a slam dunk conviction for 843.02.

          • Roland Smoak

            Where did it say his tags were expired? He said his registration was good. . Didn’t see anything about expire tags. Where I live tags and registration is the same thing

          • FreemanAmerica

            They always do this…The folks who support LEO no matter what…They start making up crimes…Now the guy had bad plates.. or Obstruction..This is their MO…make up stuff to support our suppression..Cop kills someone, or beats someone the guy must have deserved it..Stooges one and all..

          • James Michael

            No the leo stopped him because he wanted to….that was stated….

          • Ernest

            The set of events never made the driver believe he was under arrest or that he was obligated under law to do so or he would go to jail.

          • Peacefulstreets Lewiscounty

            United States v. Mendenhall, 446 U.S. 544, 554 (1980) (opinion of Justice Stewart) (“[A] person has been ‘seized’ within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment only if, in view of all the circumstances surrounding the incident, a reasonable person would have believed that he was not free to leave”).

          • James Michael

            Without a criminal act that the officer had the authority to actually act upon, there is no obstructing…. You are incorrect…

          • Justsomeguy151

            Wrong.

            “An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. The person so attempted to be restrained of his liberty has the same right to use force in defending himself as he would in repelling any other assault and battery.” (State v. Robinson, 145 ME. 77, 72 ATL. 260).

          • B000000

            So BUTT HEAD. Florida has a different Constitution than the rest of the country.

          • jonquimbly

            Every U.S. state has a different constitution than the rest of the country. You could upgrade your legal knowledge by looking beyond the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th U.S. amendments. Generally, the tenth amendment and article 4 give states the latitude to adopt their own _state_ constitution and system of law.

          • Me Mee

            Every U.S. State has a different Constitution than the rest of the Country? LMMFAO. You do know that every U.S. State is within the same Country, right…LOL. So hoe can each Individual State have the own Constitution if they are ALL within the U.S.A. that has only ONE??? Constitution that is…JACKHOLE!

          • nunya

            Wrong , there is the U.S. constitution , and there are state constitutions also , soo laugh it up MeMee , the jokes on you .

          • FreemanAmerica

            Wrong young man…time to study…every states has it’s own Constitution, it just cannot violate the US Constitution which is supreme to the state ones..But they all have them..Look it up..Type in Florida Constitution or Arizona, any state you wish..

          • James Michael

            As long as it coincides with the federal constitution and the rights preserved therein are the same…

          • jonquimbly

            Yes, each state “inherits” federal law. States cannot nullify federal laws.

          • Tim

            Go read a book. Better yet, Google THE SUPREMACY CLAUSE
            Article. VI. Then educate yourself.

          • James Michael

            And alot of theirs is completely unconstitutional also….

          • James Michael

            Stopping someone because you want to is not part of a legal duty …..pal..Get a clue…

          • Blayne Wyatt

            You have to exit the vehicle if they tell you to, but at that point you are under arrest according to the ACLU and always demand representation of an attorney and remain silent and ask if you are free to leave. Lock the car, don’t agree to any searches of the vehicle or your person. Stand there like a post and hold your shorts or pants on the outside of the leg, so they can’t say you were threatening them or going for a weapon. Ask any officer or any lawyer.

          • Gregor

            You do NOT have to exit your vehicle unless a cop has a specific articulable basis to suspect additional criminal activity.

          • steveo

            Nope, in FL, he can take you to jail for the expired plate, if he wants to. He can’t search your car without a warrant, consent or dog sniff. But he can do an inventory search, but he can’t search inside of suitcases, zipped purses or smartphones.

          • B0000000

            Ah here is another rocket scientist that knows what the constitution says. He has probably never read the document.

          • steveo

            This is how it goes in reality:

            Sir, would you mind rolling down the window,
            I’d rather not.
            Sir, I really need you to roll down the window.
            No. I can hear you fine,
            Ok, then step out of the car.
            I’d rather not.
            Ok, then, you’re under arrest. Step out of the car.
            What am I under arrest for?
            They’ll tell you at booking. You want to get out of the car, now……
            Tell you what, I’m not such a bad guy and my shift is almost over, so
            let’s start over.

            Sir, would you mind rolling down the window?
            Sound of window going down.
            Thank you for your consent to roll down the window.

          • Me Mee

            WRONG the Police Officer would have then asked for LICENSE and REGISTRATION, JACKHOLE. Ain’t no one ever been asked to step out of their car and then the Cop says “OKAY you are under arrest” STFFFFFU!

          • Me Mee

            SHUT UP (B 7 zeros) you are an IDIOT. Up above in another post you stated that for every U.S. State each one (each state) has their “own” Constitution….DUMBASS!!

          • nunya

            Each state does , you’re in a hole , you should stop digging .

          • Jacob Nyhart

            Yeah, each state DOES have its own constitution – separate from the ConUS.
            This is the United States of America – each state governs itself while centralizing SOME (note, not all) powers for interstate continuity. Those power are ratified in the U.S. Constitution. Any power not specifically relegated to the federal government through the ConUS is remanded to the states and people (10th amendment to the Bill of Rights). The Supremacy clause of the ConUS (Art 6, Clause 2) is the arbiter for any differences between state laws and constitutions and the federal laws and Constitution.
            http://www.usconstitution.net/stateconst.html

          • FreemanAmerica

            You are still spouting that expired tag lie?

          • James Michael

            Bullcrap, a plate is not an arrestable offense….it has no standing in a court of law…Missing both elements of standing…

          • Justsomeguy151

            Wrong. No victim, no crime, so no jail.

            “Traffic infractions are not a crime.”
            People v. Battle, 50 Cal. App. 3,step 1, 123 Cal.Rptr. 636,639.

            “Speeding, driving without a license, wrong plates or no plates, no
            registration, no tags, etc., have been held to be “non-arrestable
            offenses” (Cal V. Farley, 98 Cal. Rep. 89, 20 CA 3d 1032.

            “No state shall convert a liberty into a privilege, license it, and attach a fee to it”.
            Murdock v. Penn., 319 US 105

          • Blayne Wyatt

            watch the video and pay attention. internet lawyer.

          • CheetahWhizerd

            Not if it’s an unlawful order.
            Which this was.
            “Because I felt like it” is not reasonable suspicion OR probable cause… therefore, from that point on, EVERYTHING was unlawful by that officer.

          • James Michael

            I do not HAVE to obey anyone that has not proven their authority to act against me …Are you a good trained slave or what…We have no King in America pal…Try again…

          • leroy edwards

            not true…you are misinformed

          • Blayne Wyatt

            maybe.

          • CheetahWhizerd

            The reason you weren’t taken out of the car is because they knew you were no threat to anyone but yourself and all the other sheep.
            They WANT you out there condoning unlawful orders like a little brainwashed coward.
            That’s why.
            I guess you don’t realize that by doing so, you put yourself, your family, and anyone else that comes into contact with these P’sOS in danger.
            Apparently you think you, and they, deserve it.
            To each their own.

          • Ernest

            You should go to you tube and watch videos on a million people who is asserting their rights after so much police brutality. Maybe, just maybe then you might see why people dont wanna roll down their windows. Its within their rights unless he is being detained.

          • R_Bug

            OK, Officer Blayne. Stating your rights to a cop is not douchey. It’s our American duty to know our rights and to inform those who violate them WHILE THEY ARE VIOLATING THEM. Get your head out of your ass.
            If you’re one of those pussies who let cops violate your rights and suggest that everyone else do the same, then YOU are a part of THE PROBLEM. Show some dignity for once in your life.

          • Dan Hetrick

            Are you white? That might explain your prior experiences.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            No I’m a decent human.

          • James Michael

            That is exactly what he is saying …Be a good little obedient monkey and obeys massa likes a good boys…lmao

          • kraz

            I’m very confident the guy in the car was not a douche. He wound the window down and tried to give his documents to the cop. The cop, being douchey and feeling dissed, turned the situation into something it never had to be.

          • Me Mee

            Really?? He tried to give the cop the papers? Get some damn glasses fool and some new ears fer hearing! He purposely held the papers AWAY from the window so the police officer could not obtain them also refusing to further roll the window down to hand them or allow them to be retrieved’ (ooo.. don’t hand over you id or registration..it a conspiracy!! the cops are out to get you) He knew what he was gonna do, how he was gonna “act/react” to whatever this “cop” was going to ask of him, BEFORE he even pulled into a parking space at his apt. complex!!! He knew he was gonna “show the man/pigs/cops” he wasn’t gonna take their “abuse”…Gimme me a F***CKING break #CHIPONSHOULDERLOSER

          • Shawn

            We have an apologist here.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            nope an objective observer.

          • James Michael

            More like a boot licker….

          • Navy Mom

            I don’t think he was a douche at all. I think that it’s sad that, not just men of color, but anyone should have to worry about having to record the officer that pulls you over for a minor violation. I do believe he had every right to do so and shouldn’t be judged because of it. I would want my son to do the same thing and he’s a Navy Corpman which with that officer, didn’t seem to make a bit of difference! I thought that Lawmen and Veteran’s had mutual respect for one another…hmm, not in this case huh!!

          • Me Mee

            I have NO need to record an Officer IF pulled over when I know I did nothing WRONG!

          • James Michael

            You are an idiot especially if you have done nothing wrong you do not want to talk to these liars and perverters of the truth…Here let a law professor and 20+ year cop tell you why…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc

          • John Rogers

            If that’s the case then why does everyone here want to brutalize you even though you haven’t attacked any of us personally?

          • Blayne Wyatt

            because you’re a dildo that can’t take conflicting view points / criticism?

          • B00000

            If it were in the bill of rights you would have a leg to stand on. It is no where to be found in my copy! Maybe you should go sit down and quite embarrassing your self!

          • Me Mee

            yourself is ONE word ;)

          • Chris Sky

            “conflicting view points” are fine when you’re talking about whether you enjoy mcdonalds over burger king… When you’re talking about a SPECIFIC LAW there is only 1 right answer. and on that … you’re 100% incorrect. The cops need a REASON to force you out of the car. They can’t simply ask you, then if you say no, say “you’re under arrest now get out”. They need suspicion of a crime, or a valid threat to their safety. a window not rolled down all the way does not meet this criteria.. so as much as you “love” your view point… it’s not an opinion related matter.

          • steveo

            Nope, Billy Murphy, long time defense attorney and judge who starred in “the Wire’, says you are wrong.

          • Gregor

            I cannot find the Florida statute requiring a citizen give respect to a law enforcement officer.
            This “cop” hopefully will run up on that wrong person one day, soon. I’d like to see that video.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            that’s because there is no law requiring anyone to respect anyone. What’s your point?

          • Gregor

            My point is simply this. You do not have to show respect for a LEO. If a LEO wants respect they need to give it. If they commit a crime against a citizen because of what I call contempt of cop, then they deserve whatever they get from the citizen they will eventually encounter who puts something on them that Ajax will not wash off. And I’ll laugh while I’m viewing the video, or while reading the story about his “End of Watch”.

          • B00000

            You would not understand. I am guessing your one of those obot libtards. Know it all, with a 8 th grade education.

          • CheetahWhizerd

            I know a lot of 8th graders that have way more humanity and common sense than this fool has.
            But yeah….

          • Blayne Wyatt

            I’m guessing you have never contributed anything of substance to any conversation ever.

          • steveo

            i had a cop stop me once in Venice Florida for turning right on red when it had a sign by the stop light, no right on red.

            I did it, but didn’t see the sign. He said, I was sitting in the other lane and kept saying to myself, don’t do it, don’t do it, and then you turned. I told him that I was sorry. He said, Ok, hold your hand out. I said what? He said hold your hand out, So I put my hand out the window and he slapped my wrist. He said, “Don’t do it again.” That was cool cop. Haven’t met many like him.

          • MichaelGreen831

            Too many times I’ve seen videos of cops shooting unarmed, non-aggressive humans as if life had no meaning, and there were no consequences. I’m done with the default that the cop is in the right. I see stuff like this, and I think of Rosa Parks and the bus. Was she a douche for standing against a stupid law? No! Neither was this guy a douche when he was peacefully resistant to unnecessary aggression.

            My starting position is the cop is a lying jack-booted-thug on a power trip. The days of “Officer Bill,” the nice policeman who came to my elementary school, are over. Cops today belong to a gang. They take protection money, they use threats of force, and they kill innocents.

            My biggest regret that I wasn’t paying attention 20 years ago when it was just African Americans suffering this aggression. Today it’s all of us. We’re now all walking in the same shoes, and our police are only satisfied by our complete and total surrender.

            We’re now all guilty.

            My advice? When you see a cop, cross the street (as nonchalantly as possible). If one tells you to do something, do it. You are his slave and you have no rights.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            7,000 deaths from the bullets of cops since 2001, there have been 7,000 deaths from civilians killing themselves this year alone. yes there are consequences If you did some research you would easily find http://www.policemisconduct.net/2010-q2-npmsrp-national-police-misconduct-statistical-report/ That is not the default, only the lawyer and judge can tell you if an officer is right/wrong. Rosa Parks was in a different time when racism was ingrained in the society. Society has progressed a lot more than you are giving credit to.

          • MichaelGreen831

            Granted, there are aspects of our lives, from a societal level, that are better today than yesterday. 7000 deaths, and how many other types of civil rights violations? How many civil forfeitures?

            The gentlemen in this video wasn’t shot, he was, however, beaten. He doesn’t show up in your 7,000 number.

            The drug war has done far more harm that it was designed to prevent. The failed effort has ruined our cops and turned them into another gang. That they aren’t AS violent as other gangs doesn’t change the fact. I’ve lost all respect for “Officer Bill.” That one chooses to be nice to me tomorrow won’t change the fact that I know he has a gun and he believes he can kill me as easily as squishing a bug with the same consequences.

            There’s a minor amount of hope: Today there was a ruling against a Connecticut swat team that broke into a human’s house and shot a guest who was watching tv because some informant saw a small amount of coke. The cops found the coke. The court ruled that the police are not immune from prosecution for violating civil rights. All 7 of the thugs are going to pay. But, until that ruling, all 7 thought it was fair game. I’ll bet every one of them slept perfectly fine that night in 2008 after they removed one of the cockroaches from the land.

          • Croi Dhubh

            Nice lie on the statistics in regards to the amount of people who have killed themselves with a firearm.

            As if we needed more reason to ignore what you’re saying

          • Blayne Wyatt
          • Pigglet

            Ball sucking idiot you are.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Yoda?

          • nunya

            “respect the officer and they will respect you.” BULLSHIT !

          • Swampfox

            B.S. Respect is EARNED, not given.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            So doing one of the worst jobs while getting little monetary value from it is not respectful? Just watch the local news for an hour and think about how many officers had to visit, clean and inspect that scene you find so horrific.

          • Croi Dhubh

            Little monetary value from it? What shit hole are you thinking these cops work in? Hell, in the mountain town I was a cop in I made more than most people who visited from “big city”. Sure there were multimillion dollar houses people called “cabins”, but that’s not a fair comparison.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            The median annual wage for police and detectives was $56,980 in May 2012. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm

          • TrollopeReader

            that’s a lot more than many people make. and they get generous medical and pensions.

            the police in my town earn $10-25,000 on details alone, let alone their normal salaries —they’re pulling in $80-140,000 a year…

          • Blayne Wyatt

            they make a lot more than a lot of people without an education, but not nearly enough for putting their life on the line. You can make shit pay, but your flipping a burger. I can elaborate this generalization, but it should suffice.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            What town is this? reference please.

          • TrollopeReader

            If you knew the definition of “median” you could answer your own question.

            For example, California officers in 2012, were (on average) $96,400.

            NY: $70,670. FL: $57,280 MI: $31,820 (all “mean”)

            Median US income, age 25+ (2005) about $43,000. (personal not household)

          • Blayne Wyatt

            America not just state by state.

          • Ernest

            Learn the people you work for s rights! I guess you missed that part of training.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Way to ASSume in another comment.

          • Justsomeguy151

            No, yr not. Yr just another POS pig who can’t stand that good men and women know their rights, traitor.

            “An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. The person so attempted to be restrained of his liberty has the same right to use force in defending himself as he would in repelling any other assault and battery.” (State v. Robinson, 145 ME. 77, 72 ATL. 260).

          • ninammam

            WHAT are YOU talking about MORON!!!!The guy in the car did NOTHING and was more than Respectful!!!! You must be a Cop! Refusing to exit a vehicle is NOT a crime!!! The only CRIMINAL THUG was the pig in uniform with the badge and gun!!

          • droberg442

            The officer shall be sued and he should be personally arrested for attacking this person! THE OTHER COPS SHOULD TESTIFY AGAINST HIM AND GET THE UNLAWFUL SCUM OUT OF THE SERVICE! IF THEY DON’T FIX THIS TYRANNY THEY WILL ALL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!

          • Blayne Wyatt

            and that’s up to the judge and lawyers, not you or me.

          • droberg442

            sorry We The People find their JUSTICE SYSTEM? LACKING AND WHERE THERE IS NO JUSTICE THERE ARE NO LAWS!

        • eric

          exactly, no way i would have just let him beat me either, it would have been a great fight and if it went to the next level then so be it, but it would not have been me dying bet on it.

      • http://www.beyond.com/mobileinfantry Timothy McFarland

        No, you are wrong, the officer MUST describe the nature of the probable cause BY LAW. Have fun getting taken advantage of by police, and if you are a cop I hope you quit.

        • Pragmatic Liberaltarian

          Not sure where you get this. I don’t think it is correct.

        • Blayne Wyatt

          1. the cop pulled him over, that is probable cause. 2. he told the guy that he would be charged with
          Obstruction of justice.

          • Shawn

            You should look up probable cause because you clearly have no idea what you’re talking about.

          • steveo

            They don’t have to tell you shit, if they don’t want to. They do have to write the statute number on the citation. If they get the citation number wrong as long as they correct it before handing it in to the clerk, it’s still ok. What they give you is just toilet paper. And criminal charges by the leo mean nothing until the SA files the formal charges and you are arraigned.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            ok buddy.

          • leroy edwards

            pulling him over is probable cause?….no….there has to be probable cause to pull him over in the first case ……..you sound like a sheeple to me

          • B00000000

            A dumb a$$ sheeple at that!

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Did you know the driver set up a website asking for donations to “help my family recover.” He only wants money. http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/26378289/video-of-confrontation-with-st-petersburg-police-officer-goes-viral BAAAAA BITCH

          • Croi Dhubh

            Actually, no…the cop only needs reasonable suspicion to pull over a car.

          • B00000

            I m guessing he will have no proof that a jury will believe.

          • steveo

            In Fl, if the SA isn’t seeking jail time, you don’t get a jury, just the judge on a misdemeanor. Somebody like this would get withheld adjudication (which means it’s not a conviction) and 6 mos probation and 50 hrs community service and a 250 fine. The only witness at the trial will be the leo and they’ll show the judge this video too. Good evidence for the state. I’d plea to the withheld, probation and community service. Also, whatever traffic tickets he wrote up.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Did you know the driver set up a website asking for donations to “help my family recover.” He only wants money. http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/26378289/video-of-confrontation-with-st-petersburg-police-officer-goes-viral

          • CheetahWhizerd

            Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! *points at you*
            You’re one of those particularly speshul little sheep aren’t you?
            Might want to check your Kool-Aid and that brown stuff on your nose and lips.

        • steveo

          A cop arrested me in FL for filming them on a public sidewalk, I didn’t know the charges for three hours. He just told me I was under arrest. They don’t have to tell you shit. You’ll find out what the charges are after they’ve booked you and look up the statutory bail amount. At the 1st Appearance, the judge took a while trying to decide if there was any probable cause, but he was just a rubber stamper. SA didn’t file any formal charges.

          • James Michael

            That is because he was making them up or trying to find one…proof he had nothing..I will not let any thug take me before he states his cause….Period….Won’t put up with their lies any longer…

          • Croi Dhubh

            Actually, they do. It’s one of the many “first things” they teach you in the police academy. It’s covered under the sixth amendment.

      • Pragmatic Liberaltarian

        What crime would that be Wyatt?

        • Blayne Wyatt

          re-watch the video buddy.

      • Kyle Davinski

        Actually…. Even citizens have a right to refuse to follow UNLAWFUL orders, such as asking a man to step out of a car when the situation clearly does not call for such measures. Are we all supposed to be complicit and obedient when it’s obvious nazi police want blood?

        • Blayne Wyatt

          What makes it unlawful orders?

          • Kyle Davinski

            besides the obvious intentions of a police officer determined to beat up an innocent citizen, I’d have to contend that being as the fella was in his car, and restricted movement secured, the officer had clear control of the subject and no justifiable reason to remove him from the vehicle.

          • Gregor

            It was an unlawful order because the guy was not committing obstruction. You do not have to hand any papers to a LEO in Florida. You simply have to display them.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            are you in a position to make that claim? Are you the lawyer working on this case? Are you the judge hearing the case?

          • Miss T

            Judges and Lawyers cannot alter the law. Probable cause is required to make the stop. Additional probable cause is then required to order a driver to exit the vehicle. Cops are not Gods and do not have authority to do whatever they want outside of the law.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Judges and Lawyers interpret the law and IF the cop was wrong they will determine that. IF the driver was wrong hey will determine that. NOT YOU, NOT ME, and NOT EVERYONE ELSE IN THESE COMMENTS. LEARN my argument before you assume what I am saying.

          • TrollopeReader

            You didn’t learn that in art school? I’m surprised.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            sorry my major didn’t concern law, what makes the orders unlawful, you are in internet lawyer, right?

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Nope, but I did learn how to add to a conversation. Guess fast food doesn’t teach you that.

          • TrollopeReader

            As if anyone should listen to law from the Hulk Hogan web-site-desginer. Oh, and I think most every commenter here is an “internet lawyer, yourself included,”

          • Blayne Wyatt

            I never claimed to be a lawyer, In fact I suggest that others actually seek out lawyers for advice. Are you jelly about my past employment?

      • John Rogers

        Blayne, being a total faggot is the biggest crime of, pussy.

        • Blayne Wyatt

          And you hide behind a computer

          • Shawn

            I’ll get snacks for “John Rogers vs. Blayne Wyatt: The In Person, Non-Internet Fight”.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            lol, you can place your bets too, I’m 6’1 240 and bench 365 :)

          • Franc

            you’re also a faggot for stating this, lol

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Truth hurts?

          • Croi Dhubh

            Cool, that gives him reason to be able to kill you in Florida during a confrontation

          • Blayne Wyatt

            Yawn.

      • j zac

        What cause did he have to ask him to step out? They enforce laws, not make them up.

        • Blayne Wyatt

          re-watch the video.

          • j zac

            I watched it. Maybe you should watch it. Unless you are an apologist or agree with the police state(which I think you are and do) there is no reason why the cop couldn’t take his paperwork and then continue his harrassment from outside the vechicle. The cop had his feelings hurt because somebody dared to not kiss his ass. Citizens have rights to ask questions. This guy was respectful and clearly no threat to the officer. Although he was a serf on his lordship’s street, he did nothig wrong. Like I said, just enforce the laws and stop turning law abiding citizens into criminals. Cops have a draconian approach to their job. This is why most of the country doesn’t trust cops anymore. Cops forget why they are here.

          • Blayne Wyatt

            If he did nothing wrong then any decent attorney will easily win this case. It’s not up to you to decide anything. Your opinion and mine don’t matter. The other majority of your statement is assumptions.

        • James Michael

          He had no cause, except he wanted to….