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Date of Interaction: June 12, 2014
Police Employees Involved: Sheriff Deputies Lostraglio and Shorter
Police Employee Contact Information: 727-582-6200
I had an interesting encounter with some local sheriff’s deputies yesterday. In this video, they reveal they are a privatized corporation, profiteers from piracy under color of law! Of course, they started to gang up on me when I busted them, but I knew their threats were idle.
Remember that THEY are, allegedly, PUBLIC SERVANTS (although these apparently work for a private corporation). It is up to YOU AND I to keep an eye on them and hold them accountable.
Folks, when you see suspicious behavior in your neighborhood, like alleged officers conducting some sort of suspicious revenue-generating activity, INVESTIGATE IT YOURSELF!
Notice what I do in this video:
1.) Find out first if they are acting in their public or private capacity.
2.) Ask if their employer is a public service agency or a private municipal corporation.
3.) Remember – you are not here to answer questions, but to ASK them!
4.) Rebut incorrect assertions immediately. Follow up with a question.
5.) They cannot detain you unless you are a suspect of a crime. If they assert you are involved in some sort of criminal activity, demand they itemize the elements of the crime they allege – page, chapter, verse!
6.) When they go silent, use it against them; understand Tacit Procuration by Silent Assent. Their silence will stand as agreement to your point in law!
7.) Remember, their front line goons are only trained in procedure and beating up belligerents, not in LAW. You can get them to make incriminating admissions, (which is useful and entertaining), but nothing will be resolved with them; demand they bring a supervisor.
8.) ALWAYS CARRY A VIDEOCAMERA. Turn it on, and let them know they are being recorded. They have NO expectation of privacy if they assert they are in their PUBLIC capacity.