Mike Arman was bothering no one on the afternoon of October 28, 2013 when Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson showed up to his home uninvited. Wilson later said his reason for the intrusion was that he noticed there were unused vehicles on Arman’s property. When Arman, for his own safety, began to film the interaction on his cell phone, Darren Wilson responded by threatening Arman. In Wilson’s words, “If you wanna take a picture of me one more time, I’m gonna lock your ass up.” “Do I not have the right to record?” asked Arman, knowing full well it is perfectly legal to record police, especially when the officer is standing on a citizen’s own property. But Wilson responded, “No, you don’t.” The brief encounter ended with Mike Arman being arrested by a cop who has no respect for the lives of those he allegedly is supposed to protect. Less than 10 months later, Wilson would gun down unarmed teenager Michael Brown in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
This is so disheartening 😦
Everything about that pig is disheartening.
Interesting. Wilson seems confused about the law and intoxicated with his authority. A dangerous combination.
Well to be honest, I don’t think most police feel any need to learn the law because they are the law and no one who is in charge would dare dream of holding them accountable. How do they expect ordinary ppl to respect laws if law enforcement officers continue to just make it up as they go along and get away with it?
Both comments so true!! Hit the nail dead on the head!
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….. and so things continues to surface!!