An absolutely heart stopping video. It should be a reminder to take all car stops seriously and with maximum caution. From Montana. This can happen anywhere, though. So....be careful. Hamilton Police Shooting Video
"Heart-stopping" is seriously accurate. Yes, this video is chilling. For the officer shown, the car stop was close to permanently chilling. This is precisely the kind of trauma - and repeated trauma, and retained trauma, and cumulative trauma - that is addressed by programs such as offered by www.BadgeOfLife.com Taken from their website:
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Where's the response?? Why did it take so long? Why was the guy behind the desk alone? Why was the prisoner uncuffed? Why was that door opened? So many questions but a good job by the guy behind the desk, although alone. Potential for tragedy there......
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SO I am looking on Youtube for videos of MN police in action, why? I have nothing better to do. I come across this video and cannot help but be mad at the arrogant film crew who think they know everything and are extra special because they are a film crew.
One would think, especially during the RNC, that shooting film while in a moving vehicle is suspicious. As the officer states, film crews TYPICALLY stop in front of the command center and take footage, instead of rolling by and taking footage while on the move.
Also, the people gripe because the officer didn't give them his name and badge number when they didn't necessarily request so. The officer implied that he could give it to them, but they never requested it. The persons also thought that an officer has to give a reason first for why the driver was pulled over. To my current knowledge, there is no law stating that an officer must give reason for pulling someone over right away. Each department is different. The officer first investigated if this film crew was legit or not. He did his job and the media wants to villify him for doing so...
People and their ignorance and arrogance piss me off...argh!!!! Well onward and upward I guess....
Busting through books and breaking down walls, such is the life of a LEO student.
This video is typical of those self appointed critics of Police who either outrightly bait cops or seize opportunities to attempt to vilify them. This Officer was firm but fair with these people. That is 100% clear and he was perfectly within his rights and duties in stopping them. I find it interesting that the tape was heavily edited. You have to wonder what these know-it-alls left out. The woman outside the vehicle was obviously wrong in what she said about the Officer having to provide certain information up front. Again, know-it-all behavior while not knowing anything.
The Officer did well in dealing with these mopes. Professional, firm, fair and bait resistant. For the most part, we've all dealt with people like these, who think they're better than the Cops. The world would be better off without people like these.