Man Pulled Over for Cracked Windshield has Been Harassed by Police Before

Recently Patrick Roth was pulled over after driving past the police station multiple times. While the police maintained it was about a crack in his windshield, their line of questioning would lead you to believe they suspected Patrick of wanting to damage their property or harm them.

One cop even suggested that people were out “looking for cops”. Implying there is a war on cops and at any moment a soldier from some ambiguous enemy force could come charging into his life with a machine gun or suicide vest.

However, that was not that first time that Patrick has been stopped without reason and been put through the ringer. Patrick was sitting in his car listening to the scanner when an officer walked up and demanded his identification. The cop, identified as Scott Tolbler #612, was upset at Patrick for circling a crime scene multiple times. After Roth refused to answer his questions on multiple occasions Tobler threatened to arrest him for obstruction of justice and called him a “chickenshit motherfucker” during a profanity laced tongue lashing.

Interestingly enough a second officer on scene took down Patrick’s information for an assault complaint against Tobler. More often than not, members of the thin blue line tell you to file a complaint at the department the next day and refuse to do any work at the scene.

Officer Tobler was given a written reprimand for his actions that remains on his permanent file and the police chief sent a written apology letter to Patrick Roth. “After an internal investigation, it has been my determination that Officer Tobler acted in an unprofessional and discourteous manner towards you,” said Police Chief Joseph Aikens, in the letter to Bell.

The letter was not a private correspondence and was released to the media. Which makes it more a written address of his officer’s actions than a sincere apology.

Video of previous stop.

Note: Patrick Roth may actually be named Steven Bell. The video was submitted to the CopBlock Network by a person named Patrick Roth claiming it happened to them. Since there is no reason not to believe them, I published it with the name Patrick Roth. This could very easily be the same person, similar to people adopting nicknames such as Ademo Freeman.

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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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