Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I would like to point out something other than the general idiocy

of these cases in the People's Republic of Maryland:
According to state law enforcement officials, including Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Casilly, who is prosecuting Graber, not only is a cop permitted to pull a gun on you for a misdemeanor traffic offense, but the officer's privacy rights prevent you from documenting the encounter. State Police spokesman Greg Shipley defended Graber's arrest to TV station WJZ, explaining, "We are enforcing the law, and we don't make any apologies for that."
When I was taking the class for my carry permit something was pointed out repeatedly: When you draw a gun, it is considered the use of lethal force even if you do not fire a shot. That, from my understanding, is the rule in most states. So the rule in Maryland is apparently that a cop can use lethal force for a freakin' traffic offense.

So they can record you however and whenever they choose, they can use lethal force in very improper ways, but they'll jail you if you dare to record them.

I wonder of the MD State Stas-er, Police have ever even HEARD of Robert Peel's Principles?


Windy Wilson said...

I don't know which is more astonishing; the right to use deadly force in a misdemeanor traffic stop where deadly force is not threatened, or that, in Maryland an LEO employee of the state has a privacy interest while performing his official duties? How many other state employees have that right? Or is the expectation of privacy while doing work for someone else only apply to those times when you call your credit card call center where "this call may be monitored for 'quality assurance'."
I have no plans to visit Maryland, but I REALLY have no plans to visit the place anymore.
Such anti-constitutionalism should not be supported by my hard-earned post-tax dollars.

dick said...

I'll be driving through maryland next Thursday morning and my video camera will be ready if and when I get pulled over.