Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gizmodo)   Police attack and arrest man for recording them with his cell phone camera claiming the phone could be "converted into a weapon" (w/video)   (gizmodo.com) divider line 24
    More: Scary, cell phones, Samsung Galaxy  
•       •       •

11392 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Apr 2013 at 12:07 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-04-11 01:23:04 PM  
6 votes:
In the video below, Reinhold tells his friend that they are trained by the police department to suspect that cell phones can be converted into guns.

imageshack.us
2013-04-11 12:12:21 PM  
5 votes:
The list grows...

- Fear
- Surprise
- Ruthless efficiency
- Almost fanatical devotion to the Pope
- Nice red uniforms
- Cell phones
2013-04-11 12:22:49 PM  
3 votes:
Cell phones into guns?  So will the police suspect that my old VHS videocamera may be a bazooka?
2013-04-11 12:17:24 PM  
3 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: The list grows...

- Fear
- Surprise
- Ruthless efficiency
- Almost fanatical devotion to the Pope
- Nice red uniforms
- Cell phones


I propose a new law where everything is classified as a weapon. The law would have two stipulations.
1) Everyone must be naked
2) Only attractive people can leave their house

This will also solve just about every other problem that we have and lower almost every crime stat to 0.
2013-04-11 12:27:52 PM  
2 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Is there any sane person that still believes the police are your friends?


I have a friend who is a cop.  Of course, he was my friend before he became a cop.  Also, he says he can't wait to find something to arrest me for, you know, for the lulz.  He's a terrible friend.
2013-04-11 12:25:23 PM  
2 votes:
Douche: dude smoking in an area posted as 'no smoking'

Douche: cop going straight to a ticket for smoking as opposed to a 'put that out' and a warning

Douche: dude pulling out a camera and refusing to put it away when asked

Douche: cop demanding that he put it away

Extreme mega Douchebaggery: beating the shiat out of the smoking videoing dude

It started out as a close contest, but the cops easily won this Douchebaggery Event in a rout.

Go team! We're #1!
2013-04-11 12:24:35 PM  
2 votes:

H31N0US: I can't believe I'm writing this, but my outrage subsided completely once I read the story.Why would you want to film a cop giving you a ticket for smoking? So you can be a self absorbed douchebag and post the video to your FB page?

The cop was within his rights to ask not to be filmed, and the douchebag should have complied. He deserved a beatdown.


Just out of curiosity, does the color of the boot affect its flavor?
2013-04-11 12:23:50 PM  
2 votes:

Begoggle: Just the daily cop hate thread.
Nothing to see here.


You're right. We should have them hourly.
2013-04-11 12:19:49 PM  
2 votes:
They're bike cops, I'd be pissed off all the time too if I was a bike cop.
2013-04-11 12:16:14 PM  
2 votes:
My phone has an edge on it where I can affix a large knife with duct tape!
2013-04-11 03:53:29 PM  
1 votes:
www.shadowlocked.com
Don't you look at me, you f*ck!
2013-04-11 03:45:08 PM  
1 votes:

timujin: Crewmannumber6: If the police aren't doing anything wrong, then they shouldn't have a problem being recorded.

That's not a valid argument.  They can have a problem with it, they can ask the guy to stop recording them.  They should not violate his rights if he fails to comply.  More tax money wasted because some asshole cop went on a power trip.  I wonder how much this latest lottery winner is going to get.  Anyone who calls for reducing government waste should be at the front of the line clamoring for these types of cops to get canned.


If a cop pulls me over, do I have the right to tell him to turn off his dashboard camera and erase any video recording that has my image on it?
2013-04-11 03:32:35 PM  
1 votes:
Here we go. A cell phone that can be converted into a weapon.

i.imgur.com
2013-04-11 12:58:03 PM  
1 votes:

Begoggle: Funny how that's never happened to me or anyone I know.
It only seems to happen here on Fark.


Have you ever been attacked by a bear or shark? No?

Would you swim with a shark or hike around bears?


Yeah I thought so. Just more derpy cop logic
2013-04-11 12:56:37 PM  
1 votes:

Begoggle: Marcus Aurelius: Begoggle: Just the daily cop hate thread.
Nothing to see here.

You've got it backwards.  The cops hate us.  Especially when we go around smashing our faces into their fists for no particular reason.

Cop fear thread is more like it.

Funny how that's never happened to me or anyone I know.
It only seems to happen here on Fark.



Have you ever been in the Walmart in my town?
Since you haven't, do you assume it does not exist?

Your intellect is truly dizzying.
2013-04-11 12:52:04 PM  
1 votes:

Begoggle: Marcus Aurelius: Begoggle: Just the daily cop hate thread.
Nothing to see here.

You've got it backwards.  The cops hate us.  Especially when we go around smashing our faces into their fists for no particular reason.

Cop fear thread is more like it.

Funny how that's never happened to me or anyone I know.
It only seems to happen here on Fark.


So you doubt that these things happen? In a thread about these things being reported? With video? Really?
2013-04-11 12:39:08 PM  
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: The list grows...

- Fear
- Surprise
- Ruthless efficiency
- Almost fanatical devotion to the Pope
- Nice red uniforms
- Cell phones


I certainly wasn't expecting that
2013-04-11 12:33:44 PM  
1 votes:

chrisco123: Wahh Wahh...I'm a little know-it-all about my rights and I'm going to pretend that I'm smarter than the police.  Douche should have been beaten before, during and after his arrest.


If it was legal to beat up know-it-all douchebags, you'd be the first on the list for a good ass kicking. Better shut your mouth and move along citizen, we wouldn't want you resisting arrest, now would we?
2013-04-11 12:28:52 PM  
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Is there any sane person that still believes the police are your friends?


well
the officers were promptly arrested for assault and fired from the police force. so justice will be done.
reads article
yup nothing happened to the heroes
2013-04-11 12:21:24 PM  
1 votes:
Just the daily cop hate thread.
Nothing to see here.
2013-04-11 12:21:19 PM  
1 votes:

chrisco123: Wahh Wahh...I'm a little know-it-all about my rights and I'm going to pretend that I'm smarter than the police. Douche should have been beaten before, during and after his arrest.


Well, he did know about his rights, he is smarter than the cops, and he's going to get a nice fat check to prove it.

Also, in the linked article, there's this gem:
Pringle's friend continued video recording after he was led away and the cop, whose name is M. Reinhold, didn't have a problem with that.
In the video below, Reinhold tells his friend that they are trained by the police department to suspect that cell phones can be converted into guns.


Now, I know there are a lot of firearm aficionados on Fark, do y'all see a lot of working cell phones that have been "converted into guns"?
2013-04-11 12:14:55 PM  
1 votes:
Wahh Wahh...I'm a little know-it-all about my rights and I'm going to pretend that I'm smarter than the police.  Douche should have been beaten before, during and after his arrest.
2013-04-11 12:13:59 PM  
1 votes:

NutWrench: Some of those phones have pointy bits.
That makes it an "Assault Phone."


It might have a picture of a gun on it. Or a picture of a poptart bitten into a gun shape. Very dangerous. You can't be too careful.
2013-04-11 12:12:54 PM  
1 votes:
My hands can be converted into weapons. Perhaps you should remove them, officer.
 
Displayed 24 of 24 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report