This one’s a doozy:
From OhioCopBlock –
On October 6th My fellow cop blockers and I saw a woman get assaulted by a man on a motorcycle, when the police arrived the woman who got hit was on my friend’s property. We asked the police to stay on public property and to not enter onto our friend’s property. After violating our 4th Amendment right, I informed the woman and the man that they were not legally required to make any statements to the police. That’s when the officer told me he was going to arrest me for hindering an investigation. He told me to back up and get on the porch or I would be placed under arrest. When he was talking to me the other officer tried grabbing the girl’s hand and started shoving her (I appologize for bad camera quality on the video). We were only trying to help and inform people of their rights.
What do you think? Was this officer out of line? Does informing people of their rights constitute hindering an investigation?
Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2sI4C23jOA&feature=player_embedded
Full story here: http://www.copblock.org/8917/ohio-cop-states-he-has-more-rights-than-others/
So let me get this straight, telling someone they have the right to remain silent is illegal even though the coops do it literally every day.
It’s yet another me/thee.