This morning I woke up to the video below on my Facebook timeline.
That’s right, Nick flipped off a cop and that cop started to follow him. According to Nick he witnessed the cop breaking some traffic laws and decided to flip him the bird. Since the video that was shared with me was attached to Nick’s Facebook page, I reached out to him for comment. He explained to me that:
Yeah I was on my way to dinner with my girlfriend and saw him driving in between both lanes down main street. Swerving back and forth. I stuck my hand out the window and flipped him off. After that he pulled an illegal u turn behind me at the intersection. I don’t let police follow me so I pulled off and he followed me. At that point I got out of my car and started recording. I do, occasionally, flex my right of free speech with my finger to them but that’s no reason to follow me. Every officer in my town knows who I am. I know one of them personally and he fills me in on rumors in the department.
During our conversation Nick also mentioned that he’s the only person he knows in Findlay, OH who records the police and that he had a few more videos to share as well. Below are two more videos of Nick CopBlocking like a boss. What I like most about Nick’s style is his boldness when approaching cops. He asks them questions, treats the police like they treat everyone else and always has the camera rolling. You can tell the cops dislike interacting with Nick as all three of his videos end with the police driving away. This proves, yet again, that the camera and knowledge are powerful tools to utilize when interacting with police. Now if we can just get Nick to turn the phone sideways before filming (lol, I make this mistake too).
Here are the other Ohio CopBlock Groups, maybe Nick – or those active with these groups – can link up:
(You can search for, or start, a group near you, click here)
- Akron Cop Block – Facebook
- Ashland County Cop Block – Facebook
- Beavercreek Cop Block – Facebook / BeavercreekCopBlock@gmail.com
- Belmont County Cop Block – Facebook / Youtube / Bambuser / BelmontCopBlock@gmail.com
- Canton Cop Block – Facebook
- Cincinnati Ohio Cop Block – Facebook
- Columbus Ohio Cop Block – Facebook
- Dayton Ohio Cop Block – Facebook
- Four Corners Cop Block – Facebook
- Greater Cleveland Ohio Cop Block – Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / email@example.com
- Lima – Allen County Cop Block – Facebook
- Northeast Ohio Cop Block – Facebook
- Ohio Cop Block – website / Facebook / YouTube (read: Ohio Cop Block)
- Peaceful Streets Project – Defiance – Facebook / Twitter
- Peaceful Streets Project – Sandusky – Facebook / Twitter / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sandusky Ohio Cop Block – Facebook
- Toledo Cop Block – Facebook
- Van Wert Cop Block – website / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / email@example.com
- Yellow Springs Cop Block – Facebook / YellowSpringsCopBlock@gmail.
com / P.O. Box 622, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
- Youngstown Cop Block – Facebook