Good Cop Watches Bad Cop Illegally Search Car.

While out cop blocking a DUI checkpoint in Fresno, 2 motorcycle cops pulled over a man driving a white Mercedes for making a U-turn at the intersection before the entrance of the checkpoint. It was revealed that he was driving on a suspended license, hence the potential apprehension to enter an area where you are required to show a valid drivers license if selected for a random check.

The man, even though he was injured, was required to get out of his vehicle and sit on the ground. While one of the cops processed his information the other one searched the vehicle. When asked if he had a warrant the officer responded, “I don’t need one if I’m impounding the vehicle.”

The officers both made comments about him being able to sit on the rear bumper of his car, but he was still sitting on the ground when the tow truck arrived. One of the cops claimed he was going to open the trunk for him to sit on, and in an act of deceit claimed he had to make sure that there was a spare tire and searched the trunk.

Standing on the sidelines, unable to help, I watched this happen to an individual who had created no victim, and it made my stomach turn. I truly felt sick when a Carmax employee attempted to defend the officers actions with some nonsense about probable causeScreen Shot 2015-06-07 at 4.37.37 PM

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Brian Sumner

is an Activist, Journalist and Photographer from the Fresno area who has taken a special interest in the “Police State”. He facilitates a watchdog group called the Fresno Liberty Movement, advocates filming the police and alternatives to state controlled protection services. He also served in the U.S Army from Oct. 08′ thru Mar. 12′ with a tour in Iraq in 2010. Most recently he participated in the CopBlock Network’s #MACtour

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  • Common Sense

    A search warrant is not needed. An “Inventory” search is an exemption to the 4th so long as the PD has a policy requiring the inventory be done prior to towing.

  • RAD

    Cops stealing cars. The difference between them and other street gangs or car theft rings is they have their own religious cult. That’s why they wear the jewelry with the idol, typically a pentagram design. It represents their personal relationship with their higher power they call “the state”. They have a religious code they use to justify stealing the cars typically called the vehicle code traffic code or something similar. That’s basically the difference between them and other criminal gangs.

  • t

    CS:
    Well stated

    BUT…

    Every since Gant….if you are doing an “inventory search”…you had better really inventory the contents and not just sneak around the prohibition.

  • t

    After watching the video:

    Well done officers.
    I’m loving all of the pro-police videos you guys are posting.

    I do love this CBer that…while undoubtedly would claim that he “knows his rights”….doesn’t seem to know anything ?

  • patriot156

    hence the reason people say all cops are bad because someone who is supposedly good sits there and lets it happen.

  • Depends on reason

    I need to know the legality of pulling him over to begin with before commenting on whether a search was legal.
    The police are required to provide a legal turning point before a checkpoint. U-turns are not automatically illegal but many police departments unlawfully pull people over for legally turning before a checkpoint.

    So it all hinges on whether his turn was legal. If so they had no reason to stop the vehicle and thus any search afterwards was illegal as well.

  • tratiorseatlead

    Put the damm video camera on the curb and pull out your damm firearm. Stop the tratious scum before it breeds.

    Only you can stop tyranny.

  • Defusing the agenda

    if you see a federal offense being committed you can interfere… they are no longer performing any duty but simply breaking the law. that goes for assault as well. or aiding a person in trouble. the police prtend to have these authorities. all you need do is give a lawful order to the police to stand down and call a superviser. to question them when doing something illegal is not interference but an obligation as the public to assitst law enforcement

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    let me explain something about good pigs. the only good pig is a dead pig.

  • Defusing the agenda

    you can also order the officer to disarm and clear his weapon if he become disorderly. again demand to have a supervisor come and restore custody in a lawful manner. you can not assist a person to escape. so you must be prepared to detain both the officer and the suspect regardless., and allow the courts to decide. this is the way the laws are written

  • t takes it in the ass

    sounds just like you.

  • Defusing the agenda

    live by stupid is to die by stupid.. we have laws in this country, we enforce them our freedoms come close behind. try to create an anarchy state and you will find yourself in something worse then a police state in no time at all

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    you can order the police all you want, the stupid pigs will just shoot you for it. this is why pigs should be skinned and hung off overpasses with their own intestines.

  • Defusing the agenda

    again your just ranting in favor of violence. we do know our rights. and we will remind police and win every time in court when they are violated.. stupid fart for brians

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    I’m not worried about full-blown war, and the slipperiness of blood soaked streets. and trust me, in war, it gets very slippery stepping on all the insides of people.

  • Defusing the agenda

    or otherwise known as a search.. your remarkable stupid. the inventory is CAR. just like the inventory is CELL PHONE you dont continue after that.

  • Defusing the agenda

    they are suppose to prevent federal violation not stand by and watch them

  • Defusing the agenda

    yep and when you get to court you win. in addition i have ordered police to stand down and that was in St. Louis. so yes i know it works.. they harass the homeless there all the time and i have stopped them more then once. so if i can do it so can you . but it has to be done right. and no they dont know if your a lawyer or what when you pull this. so they obey just the same

  • Defusing the agenda

    well i will try not to step in your blood on the way by then… enjoy your final destination, the rest of us would like to see the finally rather then be a victim of it

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    you will never beat violence without violence.

  • Defusing the agenda

    you can stop it before it happens, bouncers in bars do it all the time. maybe you should stop preparing to harm others and begin with a simple law suit to get rid of the violent cop in your town USA before he kills again. its cheaper then a nice hand gun with ammo. $400 and you stand to get your money back with intrest.. fun stuff give it a try. lets give them a taste of their own medicine for a change and see how long it continues

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    the lawsuit is paid by the insurance which is paid by taxpayers. if you think I’m preparing to hurt others, I’m not stupid enough to make threats. people I don’t like just end up dying of strange circumstances. I guess karma likes me.

  • JC

    This was posted before. The video didn’t show anything. You are a fucking idiot.

  • Defusing the agenda

    and the city has to restore the bonds attached to the insurance. we have closed entire police stations by suits before. and the county then takes the duties in that area. St Louis is full of area like that. not advertised on tv ofcouse to embaressing. but this is the system and many have no clue as to how powerful they really are acting without an attorney and as a person with full rights in a court of law. when the city begins to lose money in any form they will make changes, as the courts come down on them , they must again change. we can make a difference prior to having to defend ourselves from military intrusions

  • Defusing the agenda

    and it is not a threat your making at all. it is the doing nothing that is the threat we will face in the end. by taking action and restoring the system we have we will win by default over those at war with the constitution

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    I actually agree with you that legal action is the only course of action that will gain any real footing other than complete revolution. the problem is, most of the American public is asleep. a few are slowly waking up, but too many are controlled by mass media. all we have to do is look at the presidential debates to understand that. once Americans become educated once again, if that is possible, then we stand a chance of gaining back our once great country.

    you seem to be somewhat intelligent, in the future disregard my rhetoric and hyperbole inside the ignorant statements made by my character.

  • kpsmith

    I agree, if the U-Turn was illegal they had reason to stop him and then the dance begins

  • WD!

    Then don’t visit the site you fuckin retard, you make it so obvious that you are just a pathetic troll with nothing better to do than be hated for your stupid comments on a site your claim to be against. I hope another stressor comes into you life, pushing you over the edge and making you do what everyone you interact with wants you to do, kill yourself.

  • micksavage

    You must be white, because you asserted “we enforce them our freedoms come close behind”. Besides illiterate, your comment indicates you do not have a clue about the source of your “freedom”. It certainly isn’t obtained by war criminals saving me from whatever source of evil is popular to demonize; my freedom is not obtained as a result of militarized revenue raising police. Our rights are inalienable – not something granted or obtained by your police state heroes. I’m especially unsurprised that you display utter ignorance about what may be considered anarchy. Your fear of your fellow humans is readily apparent in thinking that if no po po, then we’ll all turn into subhumans as depicted in the movie “The Road”. So, just crawl back under your crib and change your wet diapers.

  • micksavage

    As even Gandhi found out the hard way, and MLK and ….

  • t

    dif:
    Ummmm…where was there any “violence”?

    Dude gets arrested for revoked license.
    Cop checks to make sure there isn’t anything of value in the OPEN TOP CONVERTIBLE so that it doesn’t blow out or get gone at the tow yard.
    Tow truck gets called because we can’t just leave the car in the middle of the road.

    Where’s the violence?

  • weThePolice

    Pffttt lol. “Ordered police to stand down”. Thanks for the laugh, boy. Order the officer to disarm, and he’ll oblige you by unloading in your chest. Why? Because you stated that it was your intention to attempt to disarm him, of course. The police have authority over you. You are there to serve their interests and follow their orders, not the other way around

  • J.T. McKinzie

    u gotta be pretty bad urself to hope so much bad on Anybody, regardless of ur reasoning.

  • Stupid Cops

    How long does it take to check for a spare? That’s a new one. “No, Judge, we weren’t doing an illegal search, we were checking if he had a spare after graciously offering to allow him to sit in the open trunk.”

    Cops are some stupid shits.

  • Spares aren’t standard

    Spare tires aren’t even standard in some cars today. What next, I need to check how many cup holders you have? And clearly that car was just too advanced for the cop because he couldn’t even figure out how to open the trunk.

  • keepitreal

    The finally, huh? Might want to look that one up.

  • Brian Sumner

    A similar situation may have been posted before, but I captured this myself just a few days ago. Thanks for visiting the site, and paying attention to the content.

  • Midnight

    DUI checkpoints are illegal….Asserting pig criminality is like asserting lion predation…it’s a given.

  • Midnight

    Clearly idiocy is your forte…

  • Common Sense

    Actually no.

    Otherwise please see “exceptions” to the 4th Amendment.

    I know, it sucks when I’m right.

  • Defusing the agenda

    well i have you right now right here… do you need legal templates or assistance to file your complaint? remember you need not be directly effected any longer you can simply be possibly effected by a law or person as an official that you could show possible damage from… you can even file for free and i can help with the wording for that.. when would you like to begin to change the world?

  • Defusing the agenda

    you must be purple. or green as you can not conceive of an equal America nor can you seem to share in idea without directly insulting the person you wish to converse with.. either go back to the planet your from or get with the program that this is not about race, the cops will shoot you no matter what color you happen to be, they are indeed equal oppertunity killers. and you need to get away from broadcasts out in to space by our mainstream media before you begin wars that did not exsist prior to your buy in of stocks that dont exsist

  • Defusing the agenda

    wow your a gas.. someone open a window please

  • Defusing the agenda

    yes i have at least a dozen times. even did it solo twice. nobody with me at all. the St. Louis police kept hassling the homeless trying to keep warm on a street grate that blew warm air. i stopped them from clearing them out several times. later the city was taken to court by the university volunteers from the law school to prevent them from doing it any longer. its not as hard as you pretend it may be. you match the attutude and stand up for your self and the rights of others. when everyone dont run to the other side of the barn yard when they come around they cant pick on just one any longer as the others stand around in fear

  • Defusing the agenda

    and the police have no authority OVER anyone. they have authority only if you consent to it. where do you think the phrases given by the lawyers come from… I DO NOT GIVE CONSENT TO QUESTIONS OR SEARCHES am I free to go is added due to them having a gun in open carry not much more

  • Defusing the agenda

    exceptions? oh you mean excuses the courts will buy? you mean the training of how to violate someones rights without appearing to do so? you mean like the weekly updates as to a string hanging out of the trunk is good enough for probable cause to pull someone over for no other reason because it could be a string around a bail of drugs or a shoe lace of a murder victim kinda thing? and then give them a $75 headache? oh yaa that

  • Brian McKee

    You sound like a paid troll.

  • Jeff Colwell
  • JeromeMac

    Was it a legal U-Turn?

  • ss

    if the good cop just WATCHED….then he is NOT a good cop

  • Defusing the agenda

    paid trolls are afraid of the federal courts…. and anyone paying them as well… get use to it. by taking them to federal court they lose every time or beg for an out of court settlment

  • Defusing the agenda

    i dont grab random dropbox items… want to just tell me what you got?

  • t

    Wow.
    For such a raging blowhard….
    You went out with a whimper

  • WD!

    That wasn’t even bad, JC is scum

  • ThirtyOneBravoIsACopSucker

    Good cop? actually silent cop

  • ThirtyOneBravoIsACopSucker

    good cop? more like silent cop like The Gotham TV series version of James Gordon (yes he was a silent cop on there he watched harvey bullock slugged some random guy in the stomach and let him knock out some black lady who had her hands in the air)

  • ThirtyOneBravoIsACopSucker

    test

  • ThirtyOneBravoIsACopSucker

    Because he’s a silent cop, I bet their wives rally for them still

  • MissLyssa

    Exactly.

  • KD

    I really get a kick out of uneducated individuals with a video camera claiming to know the law. News flash fella you do not need a warrant to conduct an inventory of a vehicle that is being impounded. When an officer is impounding a vehicle, it is that officers obligation to do a proper inventory of all of the contents of that vehicle, to include the trunk, in order to document all of the items so they are accounted for after the owner retrieves the vehicle so he/she cannot claim anything in the vehicle was stolen while the tow truck company had possession of it, as well as when being stored at the impound lot. Also, the intelligent camera man makes a statement about the officer going in to the drivers pants pocket. Another news flash, when an officer observes an individual operating a vehicle and upon an inquiry of that individual’s driving status it indicates his /her driving abilities are suspended that is an arrestable offense. Therefore allowing that officer to do a search incident to arrest of the arrestees person. I am all for a person video recording the police for accountability. However, understand if you continually draw an officers attention away from that traffic stop, investigation, etc. you can be charged and arrested for obstruction. If an individual believes they are being mistreated and their civil rights are being violated do not say anything or fight the police, just cooperate because too many individuals are getting hurt and or killed because they are challenging the police on basis they know not. It is wiser for that individual to contact a lawyer after the incident so an investigation can be conducted to see if in fact that individual was mistreated and or his/her civil rights were in fact violated.

    CopBlock you have a lot of followers, which is great,however you are responsible for the content on this website, if you are mis informing people they’re going to take it as face value and challenge the police on areas that they think are unlawful but are in fact not. Too many people are challenging the police on issues that they see others doing on video clips and think that it’s OK when its not and they’re getting themselves in more trouble and or hurt. if an individual is going to video record the police and challenge them they need to be aware of that state’s statues reguarding the law that they are challenging and they also need to be aware of case law. Proper education is important,knowledge is power people.

  • Mike TheVet

    Why comment at all then, JC?

  • nope

    Nonsense. If a cop stops to talk to a passerby that is his problem. That isn’t obstruction. This videographer was behind bushes and more than fifteen feet away.

  • Defusing the agenda

    never a whimper… i just dont need to waist to much time to put you down, as you seem to do a good job all by yourself… keep up the good work carrot top

  • Patrick H.

    He should have pulled in to one of the business like a customer.

  • Patrick H.

    He should just involk his rights to be judged on common law.

  • Patrick H.

    You sling words without knowledge. When someone writes a book they are the author the creator. The police are not your creator therefore they have no authority. Other than your consent.

  • Patrick H.

    Finaly someone who understands. You may remember in Gov. class citizenship. Theres a natural born citizen, then theres a naturalized citizen, then when a buisines incorporates it becomes a citizen. You no longer sue the owner you sue the corporation. When your city incorporated you now sue it. As in Michigan all citizens have a right to open carry even Grand Rapids. An officer just open carries in the personification of say Grand Rapids or Walker. Just a citizen allowed to do the right thing if needed.

  • Patrick H.

    Thats exactly what they need you to think. You fear the unknown and empower the state. We wouldnt be able to live without McDonalds either however did every generation till the 20 century ever make it without Michigan for ex. Adam and Eve just lucked throught it all somehow and their children and their children but now we cant live without it. Hmmmm?

  • Patrick H.

    In a sense we need to not fear these people because we fear those people. We need these people with guns cause those other people with guns could hurt us. But in reality more people are killed by their own government than by those other governments. Do we need Grand Rapids police to protect us from the Walker police??

  • Patrick H.

    But then again the FBI was created to investigate local police corruption then became corrupted itself.

  • Patrick H.

    Or we need less guns on our streets, so what do we do to get that, we put more people with guns on the street we just call them police. The less guns we want the more police we need?!?!?!?

  • Patrick H.

    Just remember the legal action needed to bring Germany back to reality. The best defense is to recognize the smallest of rights violations and not let it go unoticed or it will escalate.

  • Defusing the agenda

    i will take this one step further. if you want assitene to challenge these things let me know i am well armed in the field of law

    HALE v. HENKEL 201 U.S. 43 at 89 (1906)
    Hale v. Henkel was decided by the united States Supreme Court in
    1906. The opinion of the court states: “The “individual”
    may stand upon “his Constitutional Rights” as a CITIZEN. He
    is entitled to carry on his “private” business in his own
    way. “His power to contract is unlimited.” He owes no duty
    to the State or to his neighbors to divulge his business, or to open
    his doors to an investigation, so far as it may tend to incriminate
    him. He owes no duty to the State, since he receives nothing there
    from, beyond the protection of his life and property. “His
    rights” are such as “existed” by the Law of the Land
    (Common Law) “long antecedent” to the organization of the
    State”, and can only be taken from him by “due
    process of law”, and “in accordance with the Constitution.”
    “He owes nothing” to the public so long as he does not
    trespass upon their rights.”

    HALE V. HENKEL 201 U.S. 43 at 89 (1906)
    Hale v. Henkel is binding on all the courts of the United States of
    America until another Supreme Court case says it isn’t. No other
    Supreme Court case has ever overturned Hale v. Henkel None of the
    various issues of Hale v. Henkel has ever been overruled since 1906,
    Hale v. Henkel has been cited by the Federal and State Appellate
    Court systems over 1,600 times! In nearly every instance when a case
    is cited, it has an impact on precedent authority of the cited case.
    Compared with other previously decided Supreme Court cases, no other
    case has surpassed Hale v. Henkel in the number of times it has been
    cited by the courts. “The rights of the individuals are
    restricted only to the extent that they have been voluntarily
    surrendered by the citizenship to the agencies of government.”

  • Defusing the agenda

    wow a little dissociated but yaa i think i followed that.

  • Cops Hate Cats

    Cops like that should be processed at their local city morgue

  • Cops Hate Cats

    Cops like this should be processed at a city morgue

  • artyoung

    Anarchy, Libertarianism, Communism all tend to view the human race as working together for a positive end, I myself believe the majority to be good and decent…but the assholes, the aggressors, the alpha ones will use whatever space they van get to rip off, nick, steal from thosse most vulnerable.

    I am not a dog eat dog/road warrior defender, and though it would be great to work together, there are those who either cannot or will not and so compromises are made such as laws.regulation, oversight.

  • Peter Lemonjello

    Shut up, asshat. Everyone knows JC is a troll. He has a fixation on this website that is evident of some serious complex issues. He craves attention because the only attention he gets is from his hand. So he concocts an argument so he gets most of the attention. He’s a classic type A, narcissist. I’ve seen it a hundred times.

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