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(The Raw Story)   In New York City, the dedicated officers of the NYPD pursue vicious felons who are intent upon using their smartphones as weapons. By filming the dedicated officers in action. These are their stories. *doink* *doink*   (rawstory.com) divider line 169
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2014-05-04 10:57:23 AM  
Cop tells a bare-faced lie to avoid being recorded. Yeah, this guy's trustworthy enough to have consequence-free authority.

/if pigs have nothing to hide, they have nothing to fear from being recorded
 
2014-05-04 11:42:16 AM  
If they don't have anything to hide, certainly they wouldn't be adverse to being filmed.

Then again, getting shot by an iPhone is pretty embarrassing. I can see that point of view.
 
2014-05-04 11:51:39 AM  
How would an iPhone gun even work? At least tell a believable lie, cop!
 
2014-05-04 11:57:28 AM  
Guns disguised as cell phones were a thing back in the late '90s and early '00s when cell phones were bulkier and had external antennas. I seem to recall one that looked like an old Nokia that had a 4-round magazine.
 
2014-05-04 12:10:25 PM  

Notabunny: Guns disguised as cell phones were a thing back in the late '90s and early '00s when cell phones were bulkier and had external antennas. I seem to recall one that looked like an old Nokia that had a 4-round magazine.


I found the video.
 
2014-05-04 12:29:49 PM  
www.thegunzone.com
 
2014-05-04 12:51:52 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: How would an iPhone gun even work? At least tell a believable lie, cop!


Exactly, and the cop even claimed the bullet fires out of the camera lens? Even a 22 short is longer than the depth of a friggin iPhone! The son of a biatch can put a little more effort into his lies than that. Just lazy police work. No excuse.
 
2014-05-04 12:52:12 PM  
The cyclist sounds like a douchnozzle, when I'm pulled over I make a point of not being confrontational.  He managed to escalate tensions before they even started to communicate.  Also, if you feel like you are going to get Shanghaied, just turn your phone on and use it as a recording device you don't stick into a cops face, subtlety is kind of key.

You'd be surprised how often you just get off with a warning when you don't go full-on in-your-face Geraldo.

I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BLOG THIS WHILE IT IS HAPPENING!
 
2014-05-04 12:54:18 PM  

brap: The cyclist sounds like a douchnozzle, when I'm pulled over I make a point of not being confrontational.  He managed to escalate tensions before they even started to communicate.  Also, if you feel like you are going to get Shanghaied, just turn your phone on and use it as a recording device you don't stick into a cops face, subtlety is kind of key.

You'd be surprised how often you just get off with a warning when you don't go full-on in-your-face Geraldo.

I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BLOG THIS WHILE IT IS HAPPENING!


Still, "contempt of cop" is not actually a crime.
 
2014-05-04 12:54:31 PM  
I'm on the cops side most of the time but this whole recording ban is bullshiat. There's no way in hell in a free society it should be a crime to record video and audio of police.

Why do you Americans stand for this? You should all be demanding that your representatives fix this.
 
2014-05-04 12:54:42 PM  
There's already security cameras every three feet in NYC, the only difference is that these are focused on the real crimes.
 
2014-05-04 12:56:44 PM  

Nem Wan: brap: The cyclist sounds like a douchnozzle, when I'm pulled over I make a point of not being confrontational.  He managed to escalate tensions before they even started to communicate.  Also, if you feel like you are going to get Shanghaied, just turn your phone on and use it as a recording device you don't stick into a cops face, subtlety is kind of key.

You'd be surprised how often you just get off with a warning when you don't go full-on in-your-face Geraldo.

I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BLOG THIS WHILE IT IS HAPPENING!

Still, "contempt of cop" is not actually a crime.


Is it was, can you imagine how many more people would be in jail?
 
2014-05-04 12:57:05 PM  
www.wwe.com
 
2014-05-04 12:57:10 PM  
"I was told by another officer while in the car that recording a police officer was illegal because people are using iPhones as guns and shooting cops through the camera lens"

www.reactionimage.org

Yes. Shooting VIDEO of you through those lens, Officer Oink!

/what sort of bullet caliber would fit through a teeny iPhone hole, and wouldn't it be one hell of a short barrel?
 
2014-05-04 12:57:24 PM  
If your Weeners upon being caught running a red light is to get in the cop's face you are a dumbass.
 
2014-05-04 12:57:48 PM  
Cops are trying to push back a rising tide.
 
2014-05-04 01:01:24 PM  

Saborlas: Cop tells a bare-faced lie to avoid being recorded. Yeah, this guy's trustworthy enough to have consequence-free authority.

/if pigs have nothing to hide, they have nothing to fear from being recorded


A spin that's more persuasive to the average bootlicking authoritarian American is "we need to be able to film cops to protect them from all the frivolous lawsuits criminals file against them just for being arrested. Thanks to the libs, all a rapist or a child molester has to do these days is utter the phrase 'police brutality,' and a cop's whole career is ruined. Citizens need the right to film arrests so officers will be able to prove they acted professionally, like they always do."
 
2014-05-04 01:01:58 PM  

Nem Wan: Still, "contempt of cop" is not actually a crime.


I understand that.  I also have a basic grasp of human interaction and know that a little diplomacy could have saved this guy a shiate-ton of grief.
 
2014-05-04 01:03:18 PM  
Subby forgot to say 'heinous'

/snicker
//doink-doink
 
2014-05-04 01:06:04 PM  
I guess I could make a laser gun in the shape of a modern cell phone... I'd rather keep selling laser cutters instead. http://igg.me/at/minilaser/

/shameless plug
//not making a laser gun
///making a plasma thrower if the indiegogo campaign succeeds, though
 
2014-05-04 01:06:38 PM  
This is a very nice thread, no matter what side I spew hate upon I still win.

+1 suby
 
2014-05-04 01:07:32 PM  

brap: Nem Wan: Still, "contempt of cop" is not actually a crime.

I understand that.  I also have a basic grasp of human interaction and know that a little diplomacy could have saved this guy a shiate-ton of grief.


Yeah, maybe starting with the cop not acting like a lying sack of excrement.
 
2014-05-04 01:07:35 PM  
Hey! Bicyclist! Quit being a stop sign running dick!

Also, I can has gun app for IPhone?

/ sounds like the cop gets his technical advise from FW:FW:FW:
 
2014-05-04 01:09:47 PM  

brap: Nem Wan: Still, "contempt of cop" is not actually a crime.

I understand that.  I also have a basic grasp of human interaction and know that a little diplomacy could have saved this guy a shiate-ton of grief.


He had every right to do what he did.   What the cop did was a breach and he should be disciplined accordingly.   I'd go so far to say that the intentional disabling or destruction of records of an interaction between the police and the citizenry should come with a heavy penalty to discourage those who would do so to enable abuses.
 
2014-05-04 01:10:14 PM  
Cruiser12? Hello, Cruiser12?
I'm sure you can explain it all to us.
 
2014-05-04 01:10:58 PM  

TV's Vinnie: /what sort of bullet caliber would fit through a teeny iPhone hole, and wouldn't it be one hell of a short barrel?


We all know that cartridges don't need a barrel. Hitting them with an object, heating them up, or even simply dropped them on the floor can cause them to fire a bullet through the side of a brick building, small child, or politician.

It was on the internet not long ago.

Also... lol at the iPhone lens gun thing
 
2014-05-04 01:11:48 PM  

brap: Nem Wan: Still, "contempt of cop" is not actually a crime.

I understand that.  I also have a basic grasp of human interaction and know that a little diplomacy could have saved this guy a shiate-ton of grief.


Your commitment to blaming the victim is admirable. Have you considered a career as a criminal defense attorney specializing in rape cases?

You'd be a good one.
 
2014-05-04 01:12:47 PM  

Cyber_Junk: brap: Nem Wan: Still, "contempt of cop" is not actually a crime.

I understand that.  I also have a basic grasp of human interaction and know that a little diplomacy could have saved this guy a shiate-ton of grief.

He had every right to do what he did.   What the cop did was a breach and he should be disciplined accordingly.   I'd go so far to say that the intentional disabling or destruction of records of an interaction between the police and the citizenry should come with a heavy penalty to discourage those who would do so to enable abuses.


Just because you have the right to engage in an Eiffel Tower with 5 other dudes doesn't make it a good idea.

/ just sayin'
 
2014-05-04 01:13:44 PM  

wildcardjack: There's already security cameras every three feet in NYC, the only difference is that these are focused on the real crimes.


Like deprivation of civil rights under color of law?

/It's not a crime to use a camera in public.
 
GBB
2014-05-04 01:14:23 PM  
Until they create a video proof vest for cops, they will still be vulnerable to civilians shooting videos all over the place.
No one is safe.
 
2014-05-04 01:15:09 PM  
He's just stressed out. Nothing a 3 month paid vacation can't solve.
 
2014-05-04 01:15:10 PM  

iheartscotch: Just because you have the right to engage in an Eiffel Tower with 5 other dudes doesn't make it a good idea.

/ just sayin' laying the blame where it belongs: the victim.


FTFY.
 
2014-05-04 01:17:09 PM  
This kind of thing makes perfect sense in a country where a 7 year old can get suspended for making a "gun" out of his index finger and thumb.

/ reap what ye sow
 
2014-05-04 01:17:13 PM  

iheartscotch: Cyber_Junk: brap: Nem Wan: Still, "contempt of cop" is not actually a crime.

I understand that.  I also have a basic grasp of human interaction and know that a little diplomacy could have saved this guy a shiate-ton of grief.

He had every right to do what he did.   What the cop did was a breach and he should be disciplined accordingly.   I'd go so far to say that the intentional disabling or destruction of records of an interaction between the police and the citizenry should come with a heavy penalty to discourage those who would do so to enable abuses.

Just because you have the right to engage in an Eiffel Tower with 5 other dudes doesn't make it a good idea.

/ just sayin'


But it does mean the CAN, and that it shouldnt be treated as an arrestable crime.
 
2014-05-04 01:18:11 PM  
And while we have out dander up, what IS the law regardingrecordi gs in NYC?
 
2014-05-04 01:18:18 PM  
Criminals become cops so they can do as they please against anyone.
Just like the Mafia is in Congress... er... is Congress.

You are less likely to be arrested being a cop and breaking the law than you are enjoying a coca-cola on the street corner in NY.
 
2014-05-04 01:19:09 PM  
I blame the Russians and their cell phone guns.

Of course, the NRA will cry treason if anybody tries to take them away.

The Gun Lobby. In cahoots with crime, chaos and Commies since Dickety-ought-eight.
 
2014-05-04 01:19:22 PM  
Maybe if New Yorkers were allowed to carry weapons, they wouldn't be victimized as often as they are by these thugs.

/ducks, runs
 
2014-05-04 01:19:45 PM  
As always let's wait for the follow up stories (it is also possible that the cyclist was a dick) but prima fascie, anyone who tells you he's heard of a special app for a iPhone that allows it to become a fire arm is too stupid to have a job involving anything other than a shovel.

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-04 01:19:52 PM  
www.ultimaterob.com

Drop it, punk!
 
GBB
2014-05-04 01:22:56 PM  
In New York City, the dedicated officers of the NYPD....

I thought that said "defecated"
 
2014-05-04 01:23:10 PM  

Baz744: iheartscotch: Just because you have the right to engage in an Eiffel Tower with 5 other dudes doesn't make it a good idea.

/ just sayin' laying the blame where it belongs: the victim.

FTFY.


I, often, find that people who intentionally escalate situations are surprised that the situation escalates. The bicyclist was a dick and got treated like a dick; end of story.

It doesn't sound like anybody died or went to jail. If the bicyclist had been cool and said, "oh, I didn't see that stop sign" he probably could have gotten out of the ticket.
 
2014-05-04 01:25:20 PM  
"iPhones are 'being used as guns" says the cop.

A cop that stupid should be fired.
 
2014-05-04 01:25:33 PM  

ElLoco: TV's Vinnie: /what sort of bullet caliber would fit through a teeny iPhone hole, and wouldn't it be one hell of a short barrel?

We all know that cartridges don't need a barrel. Hitting them with an object, heating them up, or even simply dropped them on the floor can cause them to fire a bullet through the side of a brick building, small child, or politician.

It was on the internet not long ago.

Also... lol at the iPhone lens gun thing


MAGAZINE!
/jk, you used cartridge correctly :)
 
2014-05-04 01:25:48 PM  

Notabunny: Guns disguised as cell phones were a thing back in the late '90s and early '00s when cell phones were bulkier and had external antennas. I seem to recall one that looked like an old Nokia that had a 4-round magazine.


Yeah I remember those.  But honestly the idea that the NYPD is at legitimate danger of being killed by one of these is laughable.

No this is just the NYPD trying to be the LAPD again.
 
2014-05-04 01:28:10 PM  
When the cyclist asks why, the officer says, "Because I'm telling you."

Translation: Because I'm a mean asshole with prior permission to shoot you right now, that's why. And they'll reward me with a paid vacation.
 
2014-05-04 01:28:10 PM  

Jument: I'm on the cops side most of the time but this whole recording ban is bullshiat. There's no way in hell in a free society it should be a crime to record video and audio of police.

Why do you Americans stand for this? You should all be demanding that your representatives fix this.


And it is not a  crime as long as the cop is in public. The officer is violating the law. His punishment? Nothing.

Asshat politicians kowtow to cops to get the "law and order" vote, yet fail to defend our Constitution.
 
2014-05-04 01:29:23 PM  

Baz744: A spin that's more persuasive to the average bootlicking authoritarian American is "we need to be able to film cops to protect them from all the frivolous lawsuits criminals file against them just for being arrested. Thanks to the libs, all a rapist or a child molester has to do these days is utter the phrase 'police brutality,' and a cop's whole career is ruined. Citizens need the right to film arrests so officers will be able to prove they acted professionally, like they always do."


Huh. I'm a s00p3r genius and that never occurred to me. So, are you cute too?
 
2014-05-04 01:29:50 PM  

fireclown: And while we have out dander up, what IS the law regarding recordings in NYC?


Same as throughout the rest of the country. You can record police if it is in public.
 
2014-05-04 01:31:21 PM  

iheartscotch: Baz744: iheartscotch: Just because you have the right to engage in an Eiffel Tower with 5 other dudes doesn't make it a good idea.

/ just sayin' laying the blame where it belongs: the victim.

FTFY.

I, often, find that people who intentionally escalate situations are surprised that the situation escalates. The bicyclist was a dick and got treated like a dick; end of story.

It doesn't sound like anybody died or went to jail. If the bicyclist had been cool and said, "oh, I didn't see that stop sign" he probably could have gotten out of the ticket.


so your contention is that the issueing of civil rights is dependent upon the pleasantness of the individual person?
 
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