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    Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Police

    Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ [video]



    As if we needed another example of the madness that is our burgeoning police state to surface this week, a man from Michigan was detained Thursday under suspicion of walking with his hands in his pockets in freezing temperatures.

    If you weren’t aware that walking with your hands in your pockets is a crime, it’s because it isn’t. But that didn’t stop the officer from detaining the man.
    The incident occurred at 4:30pm on Thanksgiving day in the city of Pontiac, when Brandon McKean was walking on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Michigan Avenue, and was detained and questioned by the police officer. The temperature in Pontiac reached a high of 33 degrees on Thanksgiving.




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    Re: Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Po

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    Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ [video]









    Pontiac version of Stop and Frisk minus the Frisk.
    Somebody posted in another thread a graphic with all the so-called black organisations like the NAACP that exist and asking why there are none for whites.
    Maybe the person asking the questions should try to live in a black person's skin for a day.
    The stops like this happen usually over suspicious people. Or someone they run into a lot. Not saying it is justified or should be legal, but being a cop in this day and age is frustrating. You see a lot of the same scumbags get away with BS day in and day out and can't actually get them on something. So cops resort to this crap.

    Honestly if we were able to better support law enforcement (by getting better cops, better training, better laws, getting rid of the "anti snitch" mentality, and all that jazz) we could probably cut back on a lot of the civil rights violation bull**** so that cops can spend time ACTUALLY putting bad people in jail.
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    Re: Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Po

    I walk every day where I live, even if it is -40 outside. I've done cold weather training, so I don't mind it. Last winter I was stopped 6 times when I was walking with Bosco (R.I.P. Bubba) by the local and state police.

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    Re: Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Po

    I've got to believe that there's more to this story. Nobody - and I mean NOBODY - calls the cops just because someone has their hands in their own pockets on a cold day.

    This thing just screams "agenda".

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    Re: Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Po

    I would agree. People like the person who made the video are only looking for a reaction from the police. This was obviously staged, and the person wanted to get into a confrontation with an officer so that they can have their 5 minutes of fame. I do agree with the basic premise that cops should not be stopping people for simply walking around with their hands in their pockets, that is not what occurred in this video. A concerned citizen made the call because they saw a stranger probably walking around suspiciously in their neighborhood. The cop did not initiate the stop, a citizen who called in did. The person in the video should not be upset with the cop for simply following orders by a dispatcher to check out suspicious activity. Could you imagine if cops were no longer allowed to respond to calls where people have called in suspicious activity? Then we would be blaming cops for not responding to a citizen making an observation of suspicious activity. What if someone had called in that they noticed some people walking around with suspiciously large backpacks on a crowded sidewalk who seem out of place. The police don't respond, and those suspicious people were carrying explosives in their backpacks that kill several people at the event. We would be outraged!!! And we would be calling for the firing of the dispatcher, and the people in charge of making the decision not to respond to suspicious activity. I think that is small potato's in comparission to the slight some people may feel when being asked what their doing by a police officer, even if they are not doing anything at all illegal.
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    Re: Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Po

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I've got to believe that there's more to this story. Nobody - and I mean NOBODY - calls the cops just because someone has their hands in their own pockets on a cold day.

    This thing just screams "agenda".
    The officer says it in the video, man.

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    Re: Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Po

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    The officer says it in the video, man.
    Yeah.

    But I still have concerns when the source is a "newspaper" that has sections such as "Police State" and "Activism". http://pontiactribune.com/police-det...ds-in-pockets/

    When the sole article in their "Economy" section is The Revolution Starts Within You - Pontiac Tribune and their "Politics" section includes a 9/11 truther article I really, really have to take anything they present with a grain or two of salt.

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    Re: Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Po

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    The officer says it in the video, man.
    Yeah.

    But I still have concerns when the source is a "newspaper" that has sections such as "Police State" and "Activism". Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ [Video] - Pontiac Tribune

    When the sole article in their "Economy" section is The Revolution Starts Within You - Pontiac Tribune and their "Politics" section includes a 9/11 truther article I really, really have to take anything they present with a grain or two of salt.

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    Re: Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Po

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Yeah.

    But I still have concerns when the source is a "newspaper" that has sections such as "Police State" and "Activism". Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ [Video] - Pontiac Tribune

    When the sole article in their "Economy" section is The Revolution Starts Within You - Pontiac Tribune and their "Politics" section includes a 9/11 truther article I really, really have to take anything they present with a grain or two of salt.
    Do you think they edited the video or something?

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    Re: Police Detain Michigan Man on Thanksgiving for ‘Walking with Hands in Pockets’ Po

    Is there more to this? I mean...from what i gather, there was a call from dispatch to check out a complaint, the officer checked it out...and....the end? Cop did his job, politely, respectfully...and life goes on.

    If anything maybe there should be upset at whoever called the cops.

    Now...if there was in fact no call...then that is a completely different circumstance.

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