The Campaign For DA

4.15.2015

I'm Not Sure I've Ever Been So Confused

This gets posted under the "Anonymous" post below:

I'm not sure what "leo" stands for. Law enforcement office? But that doesn't make sense with the "dept." tacked on at the end of it. No biggee. I watched the video . . .



Now I'm even more confused. Not only do I not know what this video has to do with that comment, but the video confuses me.  It's like I'm being sucked into a black hole before 9:00 a.m. I don't know if the video is an attempt at comedy or a real life lesson. The youtube description is: "Don't try to fix it. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. And they are the law of the land. No matter what.  I'm leaning towards a lesson. "Just shut up and listen" is pretty good advice.

Edit: The original commenter has admitted to an "oops" and posted a link to the wrong video.  This is what he/she meant to send.  Mom is the driver on a traffic stop. Cops wants her son to exit the vehicle. Mom identifies herself as an activist from Texas and is none too pleased with the situation. She makes some great legal points: (1) Can the cops ask a passenger to exit the vehicle after a traffic stop? (2) Can the cops ask the passenger to present ID? (3) Does a passenger simply have the right to walk away?

Off the top of my head, the answers are (1) Ask the driver to get out? Absolutely. The passenger? Probably, but I'd have to research it. (2) Yes, they can ask. I don't think they can demand. (3) I think the answer is yes. The driver is the one lawfully detained because of a traffic violation. The passenger just happens to be there.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

LEO = Law Enforcement Officer

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

LEO = Standard abbreviation for "Law Enforcement Officer"

Also, a name for those born between July 23 - August 22

Anonymous said...

The video is a parody of the idea that men are "fixers" and women are sometimes seeking empathy more than solutions.

You're on your own as to how the accompanying comment relates to the video.

DF Dr. Phil

Anonymous said...

Think of it like this...you can't see the forest for the trees when dealing with any relationship.

Anonymous said...

I'm Not Sure I've Ever Been So Confused

As a long-time reader of your musings, I'm confident that you have been this confused.

Frequently.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I so get this. Hilarious.

Anonymous said...

So you have to be a Leo to be a Police Officer? there's no Aries or Capricorns or nothin else?

Anonymous said...

Oh Crap. I was the guilty party. I had to any you tube icons stacked up on my desktop. Drug the wrong one down. LOL
Anyhoo... the nail video is relevant to all the hetero men folk who can def. relate.
Try this one Barry--cop excellence Wise county style.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-bH5mwyORA

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham.

Sam Brows said...

The real interesting question is: if the passenger says, "my name is John Smith, but my D.L. is at home since I wasn't planning on driving today," what can the officer do about that? Any change in your answer if the officer can clearly see what appears to be the outline of a wallet in the passenger's pocket? If you apply the 4th Amendment strictly, the answers are nothing and no. Problem is, the 4th Amendment hasn't been applied strictly since Terry v. Ohio...so i'm pretty sure the officer can do what he wants. Maybe uniform cameras are going to change some of that, but I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't they just shoot her?

Anonymous said...

I would love to hear what Eric has to say....lol

Anonymous said...

What was the outcome of this drama?

Anonymous said...

Leaked Document From Mayor to Police: Your Paycheck Depends on How Many Tickets You Write
By Cassandra Fairbanks on April 15, 2015

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/internal-document-mayor-police-paycheck-depends-tickets-write/#tP83wJTbaPjlqALx.99

Anonymous said...

Mom is an ass and I would have taken her to jail on speeding, obstruction or anything so she would shut the hell up! By her juvenile "pissing contest" she just taught her son by example to be disrespectful to authority and to law enforcement. It's parenting like this that will teach their kids that behavior is acceptable and ultimately can get said child thrown in jail or in extreme circumstances shot. If you aren't breaking the law, shut the hell up, and you will be able to walk away. People like her are the reason our society sucks, and LEO's get their gut full. Can you imagine having to deal with that BS every day, all day! She should be ashamed of herself!

Anonymous said...

Remember this 2 years ago?

Two false charges in Electra, Texas. Prosecutor Todd Greenwood then compared rural Texas to the movie Deliverance, and warned me "What's written down in the Constitution is one thing, and the real practice is another."

https://youtu.be/emmoJvpSGyw

Anonymous said...

Using the logic of some who comment here, I'll just assume that 1:02 welcomes the coming police state and thinks the 4th Amendment is rubbish that needs to be repealed.

Anonymous said...

Why were they so adamant to speak to the boy to begin with? What happened before the video started to roll? What charge was she actually arrested for?

So many questions.

Anonymous said...

Sec. 542.501. OBEDIENCE REQUIRED TO POLICE OFFICERS AND TO SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS. A person may not wilfully fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order or direction of:

(1) a police officer; or

(2) a school crossing guard who:

(A) is performing crossing guard duties in a school crosswalk to stop and yield to a pedestrian; or

(B) has been trained under Section 600.004 and is directing traffic in a school crossing zone.

So a question for BG - who determines if the direction is lawful and do you have a right to refuse if you feel it is unlawful?

Anonymous said...

Man, that blue cop sounded drunk...

Anonymous said...

1:02 = dumb

Anonymous said...

in the video at the beginning it was mentioned that the kid got our of the car, you NEVER get out of car in a traffic stop unless the officer asks. My thought is that since this was a kid that the officer was concerned for the kids saftey. Heaven forbid! Well, no good deed goes unpunished. They are now posting memes of officers (with their kids and wifes) and making disturbing memes. They messed with a cult leader and now have to deal with her followers. No good deed goes unpunished

Anonymous said...

Cops better brush up on law since everyone has a video on their phone.They look pretty stupid

Anonymous said...

Here is a video of her yelling at an old man. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/60431907.

Not a nice person

Anonymous said...

that lady was sure trying to put those bitches in their place!lmao

Anonymous said...

That woman ( I will not call her a lady ) needed to just shut up and behave. She caused all the crap that went on! Ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

POOR KID!! I'm sure he's very embarrassed.

Anonymous said...

Obvious failure to respect their authoritah.

Anonymous said...

Can we form a well regulated militia to monitor and detain police?

Anonymous said...

Great post 2:10! I like the way you showcased your master-debater skills there by calling another poster an idiot. GENIUS!

DF Henry Clay

Anonymous said...

10:05 here. Look, I regret the error in my earlier comment. I gave credit to 2:10 for using the word "idiot", when in fact all he really came up with was the word "dumb". I hereby rescind my "genius" comment, as (looking back) 2:10's comment is (obviously) NOT genius, but is, instead, common drivel.

Contritely,

DF Henry Clay

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