Fresno Police Exhibit Lack Of Transparency with Cop Block

Fresno Cop Lack TransparencyIn-between court appearances for allegedly vandalizing the Fresno Peace Officers Memorial, I noticed a city bus stopped with flashers, and an FPD cruiser pulling up behind it. I ran through a quick set of scenarios in my head before turning around. Most traffic stops, Ill drive right by. If my mission is to film the police that night, or for a certain time period that day, I might not pass them up but when Ive only got an hour for lunch; before a meeting with my lawyer. I’m not so inclined to spend half of it watching someone get a ticket.

This was different. I came to the conclusion that the city bus contacting the police was probably going to be more interesting than a regular traffic stop. So I pulled a U-turn and began to film. At the end of the video, I asked one of the officers if he felt that filming the police eroded trust in the department, and he refused to comment on video.

 

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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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  • Bluto

    That sure is a whiny voice of whoever was filming. Are they a transgender?

  • mioman

    who cares and what differance does it make

  • Ricky Raduda

    Im sorry you’re all butt-hurt over getting arrested (probably more than once), but why should the cop talk to you? He has the same right to not talk to you that you do with him (assuming you’re not observed to be involved in criminal activity again). You and your shitty camera are not part of a goverment agency that has ovsersight for anything, so get a life, loser…

  • t

    Why dontoubthinknthe officer has to talk to you?

  • JC

    The officers are in the middle of an investigation. They don’t have to say anything too you. By the way, you did vandalize the police memorial. Deny it all you want, you had it on video. Idiot.

  • mobooz

    Yaaawwwnn… Really earning those donations for your legal defense there. You want a buck? Dance for it! Dance for your dollar!

  • Dear Brian,

    Brian, It isn’t his job as a public servant to answer your questions regarding eroded trust. I would even go so far as to say I don’t pay him to have an opinion so he best keep it to himself while on duty.

    If you really want to know what he thinks about your question FOIA all his department emails, communications, etc from this particular date containing the words “eroded, eroding,trust” and or your name. That might be interesting and is actually part of public record.

    Otherwise stop wasting your time with this stuff that means nothing.

  • Click it or ticket

    Why don’t police wear seat belts?

  • whoactuallylistenstothistroll?

    Guess its time to start filling the jails and courts up with preschool and grade school kids after vandalizeing sidewalks with the damaging chalk.

    You sir are a complete idiot…

  • fuckoffcopsuckingtroll

    Move to Russia if you don’t like having rights and freedom. You are a complete discrace to your family before you. Sure wished more people used condoms or did anal. Then the world wouldn’t be full of idiots like you…

  • JC

    A memorial is something children do not vandalize you idiot. It’s the same as going into a cemetery and vandalizing head stones you fucking idiot.

  • ThirtyOneBravo

    A fresh, steaming pile of dog shit on the grass that’s teaming with flies is more interesting than this “story”.

  • ThirtyOneBravoIsACopSucker

    that’s reasonable for you seeing that dog shit and cop cock is what you crave for dinner

  • ThirtyOneBravoIsACopSucker

    tht

  • ThirtyOneBravoIsACopSucker

    You are the most stupidest dumbass copsucker i ever met on here, you saying that is the same as you saying i hate pizza hut but than after you say it you call pizza hut and order a slice of pizza.

    logic may not be your thing but suicide is your option

  • ThirtyOneBravoIsACopSucker

    because they think it don’t count for them just because they are a cop but hey if the cops wants to kill themselves than that’s the cops choice

  • moboozisafuckingnobody

    You want your cop dick? Dance for it! Dance for your pussy officer!

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  • moboozisafuckingnobody

    Fool

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  • CopsKill

    and you’re just an all around fuck face piece of shit

  • Patrick H.

    Usualy he dont leave anything for the flies. Every fly has its day.

  • Patrick H.

    Thats why soo many officers die in crashes. Plus not wearing their seat belt allows them bragging rights as to the job being dangerous. OMG I saw my life flash before my eyes today, I wasnt wearing my safty belt.

  • Patrick H.

    I would argue there are 4 branches of Government. Executive, Legislative, Judicial, and the People who vote, or make changes as they see fit. Since government is for the People by the People, of the People, we must not forget the We the People part. Wich is where all power is inherent and derived. Forget this you could be living in a Police State.

  • Patrick H.

    Kids use chalk on sidewalks all the time: hopscotch ect no one calls it vandalism then.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    so you’re saying you’re into steaming piles of dog shit. we don’t want to know about your sex life.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    I think a fork will be a good item to use on you. maybe if the tines are sharpened. how many drags of a fork will it take to go through somebody’s arm? certainly a question we can find the answer to.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    “A memorial is something children do not vandalize”. this is officially the dumbest statement I’ve ever seen you make.

  • JC

    He vandalized a memorial. That’s a lot different than hopscotch. What is even more ridiculous is comparing copblockers with chalk to children. The immature, if they can I can too. sums it up perfectly.

  • JC

    No, you are.

  • JC

    Prove it dumb fuck.

  • Ricky Raduda

    The government is elected by and represents “the people”.
    Therefore, there are only three branches despite any hyperbole and rhetoric.
    Furthermore, the police officer is a person, too, with the same rights as anyone
    else. Ergo, he has the same right to not talk to you as you do him. The move to
    Russia comment is also pretty stupid and off topic. The bottom line is you have the right to film cops, great. But, the cop also doesn’t have to speak with you, right? I mean, if you’re filming for the right reasons, then also great. However, what would
    you do in the same situation? There is some guy, who has nothing better to do with his own life, that is trying to play the gotcha-game or hit the ghetto lottery while trying to incite you with a camera in your face,. The whole time you’re trying to work an already hard job no less. It’s like being a douche bag in a bar. Technically it’s legal, but don’t expect to have friendly conversations with the people around you that you’re annoying.