Thursday, July 8, 2010

Somebody's Watching Me...

Police work has become a spectator sport.

Once upon a time, when folks would see a cop with pistol in hand the inclination used to be to get the hell out of Dodge. Now people don't think of their own safety. They think of what they can post on YouTube or sell to the news.

So, mister cell phone camera dude, I hope you enjoyed recording me standing at the door of a business this morning while I awaited another officer to help with the building search.

Pretty exciting stuff huh?

11 comments:

Dispatcher X said...

Stay safe. Camera or not, we know you'll doing the right thing.

Ann T. said...

Dear Officer Smith,
You're not paranoid if it's for YouTube, that's for sure . .

Good luck, sir. I am profoundly thankful you made it through the Mehserle riots, part 1.

Ann T.

Cleanville Tziabatz said...

Fleeing a policeman is the worst thing you can do. They take it as a sign of guilt. This applies to both running away and to turning around and walking away briskly.

The camera shows that the regcit has nothing to hide and can prevent the policeman from taking the regcit into custody.

Here is a recent example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmNU7Zmbe0s

Here is another:

http://carlosmiller.com/2010/07/01/we-were-permanantly-banned-from-the-miami-dade-metrorail-for-taking-photos/

Cameras rock! Got two more this week.

*Goddess* said...

Maybe he thought you were cute:)

fuzzys dad said...

These a holes need to get a life.And stop hasseling law Enforcement officers

Jay said...

Maybe you could be misjudging this guy. Perhaps he was an architect or an architectural student and was greatly impressed by the structure and ascetic qualities of that particular doorway. On seeing such a doorway he decided to take a picture and you just happened to be standing there. But then again pigs might fly and he was probably just one of your average idiots.

Charles said...

Hi Officer Smith,

I wanted to let you know that your blog was named to the Top 50 Criminal Justice Blogs at:



This page has a badge that you can display on your site.

Best wishes and thank you for your service.

Officer "Smith" said...

Cleanville,

Once again I am left wondering if you ever bother to read an entire post, even one a short as this one, or if you simply comment on the title of the post without bothering yourself to understand the content.

Oh, and, WTF is a regcit?

You sound like my 12 year old, coming up with little acronyms and abbreviations only he can understand.

Ann T. said...

Dear Officer Smith,
Congratulations on your award! It is much deserved.

Ann T.

Cleanville Tziabatz said...

Regcit = citizen who is not active duty military, LEO (law enforcement officer) or CO (corrections officer). When discussing poce issues and anecdotes, it is easier to just call thme regcits. I am sort of surprised the term confused you. There is a certain logic to it because it combines regular (that is, the "reg" prefix) and citizen (that is the "cit" suffix).

Unforgiven said...

Funny how many of these recordings get "edited" just enough to make us look bad, forget including the facts that led up to why were are where we are at the moment.