Dan Marchant wrote in post #16999050
Waah?! Seriously, how does being on the other side of the road "bother" a policeman? The guy was standing there filming. That isn't illegal and it certainly doesn't interfere with the police doing there job any more than someone standing watching would. There simply was no "reasonable grounds" and the police should never have approached him.
1. Did you READ the section of text quoted above my response? "those that are respectful and are trying to educate the police"
2. There very much IS reasonable grounds to approach someone standing at the sidelines of an event and begin questioning them. Are they just some random curious onlooker who stumbled across a scene and are trying to be nosy? Or are they someone with some stake involved, possibly another suspect who is worried about their friends/stash/whatever and is too dumb to just calmly walk away?
3. My original statement was far more in general and in direct response to the person I was quoting, and not as much about the video in the original post. However in that video he begins to be a bother when he chooses the dickish tone in which to converse with. He is hesitant, appears slightly nervous, projects as if he is trying to lie and hide something. Is it his right to do so? Yes. Is it a smart or polite thing to do? No. (And no. I did not bother watching the entire video. I got sick of listening to his self-righteous evasive comments rather quickly because I've watched far too many videos like this already.)
If a bear wanders up to you, and you sit there to deliberately bait it into biting you to prove to the world that a bear bites and there is a problem, then I will have zero pity when you get bit, even if the bear is in the wrong. I would want the bear dealt with of course, because a bear biting people isn't a good thing, but I'm not going to get overly worked up over the idiot that went out of his way to get bit while trying to be cocky.
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