Policeman tries to lie his way through search – suspect lawyers the sh*t out of him

Policeman tries to lie his way through search – suspect lawyers the sh*t out of him

G’day you big bloody dickheads. Hope you’re having a tops f**ken day and no one’s gonna piss on your parade. Matter of fact, I hope your day at work is bloody good too. In fact, I hope it’s so bloody good that when you’re having one of those moments you have to bullsh*t your way through, and hope no smart prick notices, it all goes according to plan. After all, there’s nothing worse than someone cottoning on to the fact you don’t know how to do your job and you’re just making sh*t up.

"You better stop filming. There's a new law." Credit: Jesse Bright

“You better stop filming. There’s a new law.” Credit: Jesse Bright

Yeah, nah, like you blokes and blokettes, I bloody hate when that happens. Of course, the severity of it depends on ya job. If you’re a checkout chick trying to duck off for a smoke break at the local supermarket and tell someone the tomato soup’s in aisle 3 and not aisle 6, who gives a shit? If you’re a plastic surgeon and ya give a sheila tits when she just wanted a nose job, it’s kind of a bigger issue.

Cops are in the same boat. Whilst we often look up to them as beacons of knowledge and virtuous upholders of the law, they’re usually just normal people. Should we give them some leeway based on that fact? Probably. I mean, we shouldn’t let them think it’s okay to shoot someone because they’ve turned up at the wrong house and all black fellas look the same, but maybe forgiving them for spelling your name wrong is a different story. Both ‘honest mistakes’, but one has more grave repercussions.

How about this though? A cop, in the course of doing his job, decides he doesn’t want to be filmed and tells you that there’s a new law saying you can’t film him. In all honesty, most of us would probably think it’s a bit f**ken rough, but we’d most likely believe it. Unless of course you were a defence attorney and you knew it was a steaming pile of horsesh*t.

With that in mind, meet Jesse Bright. Bright had his car pulled over so the cops could search it for drugs. Knowing his rights, he proceeded to film the incident on his dashcam. The cop, Kenneth Becker, told him, “Be careful because there is a new law. Turn it off or I’ll take you to jail.”

"New law? Shit, aren't you the attorney?" Credit: Jesse Bright

“New law? Shit, aren’t you the attorney?” Credit: Jesse Bright

Obviously, Bright, knowing his sh*t from his clay, questioned this. From there, the cops made his life difficult with what has to be described as intimidation tactics.

Bright uploaded the video to the internet, and said, “They should know, I’m sure they do know, that it’s legal to record police.”

Officer Baker has since been demoted and his department released a statement saying, “Taking photographs and videos of people that are in plain sight, including the police, is your legal right.

“As a matter of fact we invite citizens to do so when they believe it is necessary. We believe that public videos help to protect the police as well as our citizens and provide critical information during police and citizen interaction.”

"This has nothing to do with you, but you may have hidden some evidence and we're getting the dogs." Credit: Jesse Bright

“This has nothing to do with you, but you may have hidden some evidence and we’re getting the dogs.” Credit: Jesse Bright

Final thought: In all fairness, it was a cheeky play by the cop, but this time his lies caught up with him. F**ken good on ya, Bright. Tops bloody work in sticking to your guns. If we’re going to put people in positions where they should virtuously uphold the law, it’d be great if they weren’t making it up as they went along. It’s not a game of Monopoly after all.

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