Cop Pulls Assault Rifle, Threatens Protesters For Their ‘Constitutional Bullsh**’

Activism, Crime, Police Brutality

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A Houston, Texas cop was recently caught on video illegally detaining protesters and threatening them with his department-issued assault rifle. His reason? Protesters were spouting what he called “Constitutional bullsh**.”

The video was recorded by Open Carry Texas and uploaded to their YouTube channel after a recent peaceful assembly where they advocated for “Constitutional Carry,” which is already legal in Texas when it comes to rifles of any sort (scroll down for video).

The group passed out flyers and pamphlets at the protest, in order to inform locals about the Constitutional and state-acknowledged right to carry firearms for self-defense. The group wants to see Texas allow open carry of handguns as well, and they are actively working to promote legislative changes to accommodate Texans who chose to carry openly.

Texas already permits carrying concealed handguns with permits, but in spite of the state’s reputation, Texas law does not permit carrying pistols unconcealed.

So now you know why Open Carry Texas was out there protesting. Whether you agree with them or not is not the issue. We should all be able to agree that police who open carry should not respond to legal open carry protests by illegally brandishing an assault rifle in ready position in order to intimidate people whose message they do not agree with. Furthermore, as law enforcement officers are required to take an oath of allegiance to the Constitution, it is disturbing to hear a cop openly refer to the Constitution as “bullsh**”.

Houston police officer, badge #7428 can be seen in the video standing next to his cruiser, saying “You’re not under arrest, you’re not even being detained.”

As a result, protesters ignore his harassment and continue walking down the sidewalk. But the officer who had just told them they were not being detained says “Hold it, stop, stop stop…”

That means he illegally detained the man, after admitting he had no probable cause to do so.

The cop then threatens to “escalate” the situation, implying the use of lethal force since the protesters did not talk to him.

“We can do the whole ‘I show you your thing and you show me my thing, or we can escalate this another way, alright?”

One of the protesters said he doesn’t answer questions from cops if he is not being detained. The officer was enraged.

“Dude, look, you can try this constitutional crap all you want, but I got news for ya ok?  I’m part of that 3% that you’re trying to represent.  But you ain’t doing nothing but f*cking it up for everyone else right now, you got me?

The cop then demands that the protester produce identification, to which he responds: “no.” He was under no legal obligation to identify himself to this officer.

“So how am I supposed to know if you’re a felon,” the antagonistic, anti-Constitution officer asked?

Watch the full interaction below…

(Article by M. David; h/t Brett Sanders and Open Carry Texas; mirrored on Cop Block)

3 Comments

  1. ok I know I am going to hear a lot of shit for this comment but oh well… maybe I can get a little enlightment from it.

    first I am all for our rights , I am all for our 2nd amendment to the fullest. just to want to make that clear. lmao

    I have thoughts / concerns with the whole id issue. lets say the cop lets him be after he tells him he doesn’t have to show his id. tells him he’s free to go. the guy goes and kills someone and the cops find out this guy was wanted for murder or what ever. here is this cop who had him right there , could have prevented someone from getting killed.

    what would we be saying … oh well at least the cop didn’t violate his rights not to show his id.

    I get it trust me I do … we don’t want to be harasses , singled out the whole nine I get it.. I am with you… but what will we say if that ever happens. if the guy showed his id things could have escalated between the cop and the guy….they guy might have tried to run. either way it could have prevented someone getting killed .

    is it just me or does there have to be some kind of line here that we need to go along with ? trust me I am not one for giving up my rights. I would stand with anyone who fights for our rights and against police brutality .

    police are supposed to protect … if we start making it harder for them to do that , unnecessarily I don’t think it is right. I do feel the cop only asked him for it because he wanted to for the reasons he asked for the id. that part I think he was sincere about . just wanted to see who he was and carrying legally . maybe he got complaints , maybe he didn”t that part really doesn’t change anything.

    I mean I don’t know , as I said I am not one to be giving up any right, you start with one , then it doesn’t stop. but that has to be some kind of happy median when it comes to guns and id no ? what’s your thoughts..

  2. TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
    Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

  3. http://rosenblumlawfirm.com/law-student-cites-4th-amendment-rights-to-maine-police-officer/ it was illegal for the land pirate to stop him in the first place. Even worse they violated title 18 sections 241 and 242 of the color of law statutes. And to add to it if the man didn’t identify himself as the strawman corporation they illegally created in his name to gain jurisdiction Hense fourth he was under common law and not Roman civil or maritime admiralty law… making the officer a costumed criminal and guilty of piracy, kidnapping, and battery.

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