This video gives an overview my time on the ground in Bridgeport, CT with Angel Martinez of Connecticut Cop Block.
How were our interactions with folks who wore “Bridgeport PD” badges?
As I wrote shortly after leaving town in the post Bridgeport’s “Finest” Lackluster:
I don’t recall ever having been exposed to such blatant hostility right out of the gates as was had on the streets of east Bridgeport from those who steal money from residents under the auspices of “serving” them.
Those interactions notwithstanding, others in the area – those without badges – were receptive. We distributed dozens of flyers and had a number of good conversations.
Yet when Bridgeport Police employees circled and threatened to steal our cameras there wasn’t anyone else standing with us. In fact, a couple of times people skirted past us on the sidewalk when we were filming. They gave us a quick glance as if to say “I’m with you” but it was clear they didn’t want to get on the radar of their claimed “protectors.”
After capturing hours of footage I needed to get on the road and head south toward Philly. I know, in my vehicle as opposed to on foot, the chances higher that a person wearing a “Bridgeport Police” badge would cite some arbitrary (“legitimate”) reason why they can stop/search/cage my property as a way to harass.
But, I had a schedule to keep, Angel didn’t think my freedom of movement would be impeded (famous last words, I know), and I was confident that I hadn’t done anything in the wrong. I loaded-up Bambuser on my phone so it was ready to go. My escape from Bridgeport went unmolested.
Connecting with Angel was the primary reason I decided to make a stop in Bridgeport. He’s having an impact by sharing with his neighbors know-your-rights info, which includes the concept of no victim no crime. Just imagine if 10% of those in Bridgeport starting filming police interactions or not taking plea deals for actions (“crimes”) that caused no victim.
The more that happens in Bridgeport and your town the safer we’ll all be.
Connecticut Cop Block
The second-half of the video Escape From Bridgeport centers on the actions of one individual – David Uliano. For more on that character check out: David Uliano – Bridgeport police employee – is NOT someone I’d hire for protection.
Feel free to take a page from YouTube.com/HonorYourOath and share your thoughts with those involved. [Be sure to pay his channel a visit - he has many solid videos.]
Bridgeport Police Department
Individuals are responsible for their actions. That may seem elementary, but it may be worth reminding to those who have a self-interest in maintaining the Statist Quo.
Each police employee has likely been bathed in fear-based propaganda at a greater duration and depth than have you or I. Might then, a police employee avoid logical questions that cause internal contradictions? We’re each on our own journey. [Might the page CopBlock.org/WelcomeLEOs be a red pill for some?]