A disturbing video posted to Facebook from the 4th of July shows what happens when a Mundane fails to respect the Authoritah of AGWs.
Regardless of the law.
The video posted to Facebook by Anna Morentin shows Chicago AGWs tasering her husband, Angel Ramirez, four times and pepper spraying him for recording an interaction between AGWs and passengers of a vehicle at a gas station.
As the video shows, Ramirez is doing nothing more than recording an interaction between AGWs and passengers in another vehicle. Ramirez’ actions are both peaceful and lawful.
No matter. An AGW can bee seen approaching Ramirez; he orders him to “back away.”
“You’re interfering with our crime scene,” the AGW declares. But as the video appears to show, Ramirez is several feet away from the AGWs. When Ramirez doesn’t kowtow, the AGWs approach him and physically attempt to push him back.
“Don’t touch me,” he says several times before the AGWs deploy their Agonizers.
“You’re making my kid cry,” Morentin says as she and her children watch their father/husband get abused and kidnapped.
“Daddy!” one of Ramirez’s children screams as they watch in horror.
“Why are you doing that to him?” a passenger asks.
“Are you recording the whole thing?”
“I’m recording everything,” Morentin says.
“What was he doing? He was recording. He wasn’t doing anything but recording,” the passenger tells AGWs as Ramirez lies on the ground in handcuffs.
“He was in our crime scene. We asked him to step away three times,” an AGW says.
“He kept resisting.”
“Record that sh**,” Ramirez says to Morentin.
“They tased me four times.”
Even after he was completely subdued and handcuffed, one of the AGWs is seen shaking a can a peeper spray before dousing the innocent father in the face with it.
When he gets up, Ramirez is having trouble breathing and asking the AGWs to please wipe off his face.
“That’s f**ked up. We got kids in the car. We’re not doing anything wrong, bro,” the passenger says.
“When you’re told to step back from an investigation, you step back,” the AGW answers back.
“It’s called obstruction. That’s why . . . Interference and obstruction,” the AGW ads -explaining it’s obstruction “because he resisted.”
“All he was doing was recording,” the witness responds.
Ramirez was reportedly arrested for obstructing.
The ACLU points out:
Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right—and that includes transportation facilities, the outside of federal buildings, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties.
Unfortunately, law enforcement officers have been known to ask people to stop taking photographs of public places. Those who fail to comply have sometimes been harassed, detained, and arrested. Other people have ended up in FBI databases for taking innocuous photographs of public places.
The right of citizens to record the police is a critical check and balance. It creates an independent record of what took place in a particular incident, one that is free from accusations of bias, lying, or faulty memory. It is no accident that some of the most high-profile cases of police misconduct have involved video and audio records.
But that’s not really the law.
The law is whatever AGWs say it is. And one of those unwritten laws is never fail to respect the Authoritah of AGWs… regardless of the actual law.