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Texas Legislator Drops Bill That Would Have Made it Illegal to Record Cops as Nation Increasingly Sees Necessity to Record Cops

Texas Representative Jason Villalba ended up eating his words Friday when he officially withdrew his bill that would have made it illegal to record cops from within 25 feet for citizens not affiliated with the corporate media.

After all, it was less than a month ago when he defiantly stood by his bill, lashing out at critics on Twitter with tweets that he quickly deleted when realizing the political quagmire he had created.

Tweets that will forever be archived through screen shots as you can read below.

 

Jason Villalba

Not only did the republican get slaughtered from both the left and the right, he was criticized by the largest police organization in the state who complained the bill would give citizens too much rights because it would prevent them from creating arbitrary distances from where citizens could record.

As if that wasn’t enough, a viral video out of a South Carolina cop shooting an unarmed man in the back further highlighted the need to to allow citizens to record cops.

Villalba was left looking the fool with his apologetic stance with police.

And he owes it all to his buddy Ron Pinkston, president of the Dallas Police Association, who convinced the politician of the need for such a bill.

But Pinkston is one of those blowhards who publicly blamed protesters of having “blood on their hands” after two New York City police officers were shot to death last December.

He has no credibility.

In fact, Pinkston took to Facebook on Thursday to lash out at Dallas photographer Avi Adelman, who filed an internal affairs complaint against several officers who last month tried to prevent from photographing the scene where an officer had just suffered a heart attack.

Adelman was told to remain 100 feet away from the area because cops believe they are allowed to violate the rights of citizens when it comes to protecting their own.

Adelman believes that even though Villalba’s bill failed, Pinkston is still going to try and incorporate the 25 foot rule as a city ordinance. If so, we can only watch as he transforms himself from a local blowhard into a national blowhard.

Read his internal affairs complaint here and view his photos from the incident here. Below is a screenshot of Pinkston’s remarks about Adelman. And below that is a PINAC video interview with Adelman where he goes into detail about the situation.

Adelman believes that even though Villalba’s bill failed, Pinkston is still going to try and incorporate the 25 foot rule as a city ordinance. If so, we can only watch as he transforms himself from a local blowhard into a national blowhard.

 

Ron Pinkston

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