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"I'll put a round in your ass so quick."

Yup.You guessed it. White cop. Black men. Object in hand out the window is a threat because it's a camera or a gun. Florida.

Bonus Justification!!!

Katz claimed there had been a home invasion in the area, which supposedly justified his officers’ behavior.
All of this from 1st Amendment blog Photography Is Not A Crime.

Florida Police Chief Defends Cops’ Aggressive, Violent and Life-Threatening Reaction Against Men Video Recording them

Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz defended the aggressive reaction of his officers in a Youtube video Tuesday, claiming the men in the car were “escalating” the situation by “recording the interaction,” causing one of the officers to fear for his life when a man “reached out of his window with a black object in his hand,” which was nothing more than a camera phone trying to record the cop’s name tag after he refused to provide it.

That cop slapped the phone out of his hand, then yanked the man out of the car, throwing him facedown on the grass while another cop with his gun drawn comes charging towards the other men, threatening to shoot one of them for who knows what.

“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” the cop said, even though none of the men in the car were doing anything more than being assertive about their rights, even if they were doing it in a profane manner, which is protected by the First Amendment.

This incident happened last year but was uploaded last month. It had gone relatively unnoticed until the Boynton Beach Police Chief began to defend the actions of his officers in the comment section of the video.

More from Carlos Miller at Photography Is Not A Crime

(From Chief Katz in video comments)

When I watch this video, I don’t see a car full of young men who are behaving in a manner consistent with fear of the police.

And that’s what it really boils down to in this video. Contempt of cop.

 

(From Chief Katz in video comments)

The driver and occupants of a vehicle have far more to do with the outcome of a traffic stop than does the initiating officer. Respect begets respect. Antagonism and hostility are met with defensiveness and it escalates the officers’ stress response – this never leads to a more productive and civil engagement.

The young, black men in this video not only questioned their authority, one of men turned up the attitude after a cop ordered him to stop recording.
(transcript from the video/ men in car)

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.

Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the fuck you going to do?

Bitch, you’re on camera. What the fucks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.

(parenthesis mine)

Cops don't like defiance or noncompliance, especially from young black men.

Go read the whole article. I want to say "unbelievable" because it's one of those default words we use, shorthand for frustration. But we all know just how believable it really is.

Every day I see my son come home from his new middle school, a happy new 6th grader loving his new life. I see a strong, handsome, intelligent boy who is destined to be a strong, happy and big/tall intelligent man. And it scares me that cops like this will never see him for who he is. That they will see a tall, muscular scary black male and there is ultimately nothing I can do to protect him from that.

5:09 AM PT: Floyd Blue brings up an important issue I neglected to include. The guys in the car use some pretty nasty and racist language toward the cops. I'm not condoning it or justifying it. If you cuss at and insult cops you can expect a hostile response, and that transcends race.

But nothing justifies their response here. Nothing said warrants the behavior we witness here. No amount of ugly language or baiting make this treatment anything other than what it is: violent, racist and in my opinion criminal.

5:09 AM PT: Floyd Blue brings up an important issue I neglected to include. The guys in the car use some pretty nasty and racist language toward the cops. I'm not condoning it or justifying it. If you cuss at and insult cops you can expect a hostile response, and that transcends race.

But nothing justifies their response here. Nothing said warrants the behavior we witness here. No amount of ugly language or baiting make this treatment anything other than what it is: violent, racist and in my opinion criminal.

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