Philly Police Think They Have More Rights Than You
While on the road with Liberty on Tour Pete and I stopped in 13 cities in 13 weeks to embedded ourselves with local activists. Our second stop was the city of brotherly love – Philadelphia. While there we did FIJA, Uncle Sam and covered the MOVE story with local activists, it was a great stop.
Another thing that was as common as cheese steak sandwich stands in Philly, was how often the police violated parking ‘laws.’ It seemed every corner we turned there was a police cruiser parked illegally. On the sidewalks, in front of fire hydrants and in loading zones, the laws didn’t matter to them nor did they apply. See for yourself.
Now let me be the first to say that I really don’t care about parking laws either. There are bigger issues within police but the issue of parking is the easiest way to highlight the double standard police officers have. It’s a proven fact, whether you believe it or not, that police are allowed to do things others can’t. From parking anywhere, carrying weapons, using force and much more police clearly think they have more rights than you. They know it, they act like it and anyone who doesn’t believe that hasn’t encountered (luckily) an officer lately.
It doesn’t matter to me what the police are doing, I’m going to film them. Why? Because millions are forced to pay their salaries while police claim to the protectors of us. Let’s see how much protecting is going on…