When behavior of a significant number of police is in direct contradiction of their oath to uphold the Constitution, you have to wonder where that behavior is coming from. The phrases that violate rights are seemingly consistent word for word no matter where you go, and that strongly suggests they are straight out of a training book.
Before we begin we want to state that Connecting the Dots IS NOT taking an anti-police/authority stance. We simply look to point out what is hidden in plain sight. It would be easy to think we are attacking the police or the authorities based on some of our upcoming content. However all we look to do is to point out recurring dots and let people come to their own conclusion as to where the seeds of that behavior are rooted.
Looking at the YouTube video in this entry we clearly see a police cadet attempting to tell people that they are not allowed to record in a public area, and that is despite there being at least 3 security cameras in the same area. But that is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. In general good cops welcome cameras and bad cops look to punish people with cameras. That is no doubt what our research has shown with dozens of examples on YouTube. But that just covers cameras, there is much more that covers the attempted and repeated violation of the First, Second, fourth and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution of the United States.
When you start to weigh in behavioral psychology, people that know they are doing wrong want to do those dark deeds in dark places. So coming right out and saying you can’t record is likely just from training. However police that look to punish people for exercising their right to record the police have their own agenda. As that is straight out Psychology 101, you start to learn how to identify the bad apples. That fact that more and more police are being required to wear body cameras is a sign that bad police behavior is somewhat chronic.
Other common behavior is asking a person with a camera for identification despite the person with the camera not breaking the law and being well within their First Amendment rights. The police often say we had a complaint and had to come and investigate. So rather than informing the person who complained that the person with the camera was not breaking the law, they look to pressure the person with the camera to give up their rights. The more aggressive the police are to violate the rights of the person with the camera, the easier it is to see exactly where they are on that good to bad gradient.
It is also seen that black people are generally treated worse than white people just by looking at the countless YouTube videos recorded by the victims of the police. That includes being handcuffed, searched and arrested for behavior that is protected by the Constitution. There is a prerequisite that is required before the police can do that that includes identifying what crime has been committed. In most cases the police fail to do that or invent some activity such as ‘acting suspicious’ that itself is also not a crime but imply it is.