Watch these small town cops with big time attitudes hassle an innocent driver attempting to assert his rights. The “advice” that the prosecutor gives the defendant at around the fifteen minute mark says a hell of a lot about law enforcement in the hinterlands of the United States.
YouTube uploader ‘Snesin’ says:
I verbally objected to an unconstitutional search of my vehicle in Electra, Texas. Police officers Matt Wood and Gary Ellis maliciously responded by issuing me two false citations. I got a copy of the dashboard-camera video at the pretrial hearing. It showed all. City attorney Todd Greenwood demanded I give my copy of the evidence back, and tried to have me arrested when I refused.
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.”
All charges dropped. Section 1983 anyone?
Hat tip: Mike H.