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Another Horrible Example of Police Behavior and Apparent Racial Profiling

This horrendous episode is one of the latest examples of police who - by all appearances - seem to be way out of line, and overstepping their authority. Fortunately, in this case, the brother who is riding in the passenger seat was able to record most of the encounter. And he appears to be the primary target of the officer's "concern".

This is absolutely horrible, but seemingly less and less uncommon! I'm just glad they were able to walk away from this relatively unscathed, and with video to help them make their case.

From The Free Thought Project...

Sandusky, OH — A mother and father were on their way home with their 2 week old baby when they were stopped by Sandusky police officers.

Andre Stockett, the father and the passenger in the vehicle, and the man who took the video, has a good understanding of his rights when dealing with police.

Despite the police pulling over the vehicle, for an alleged “traffic violation,” they do nothing to the driver. Her license is run and it comes back valid so they have nothing on them, yet like bullies on the playground they begin ganging up on Stockett.

Stockett has committed no crime and has not been suspected of committing a crime, so he lawfully refuses to identify himself. This assertion of his rights does not go over well with the bullies on the playground, so Officer Denny throws a temper tantrum.

Read more here.

Related Video:  Sandusky Police Over-Stepping Their Bounds

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  1. He hits woman n has a long wrap sheet he was picked up a month early ran into the bathroom of a gas station to dispose of his weed was caught n had a warrant for his arrest. Check his arrest record he’s far from a victim.

    • The logic you suggest is that it’s alright for someone to be treated this way by law enforcement if they’ve ever been involved in actions we take issue with. I don’t know this young man’s history, nor his wife’s; but I do know what I see on the video is problematic, and is worth bringing attention to. I would not, nor would I want anyone else in my family, to be subject to this sort of treatment by law enforcement. I apply the same standard to folks I don’t know.

    • His previous record had nothing to do with this stop. If you’ve never read our constitution I suggest you do

      Our Bill of Rights

      Amendment I

      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

      Amendment II

      A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

      Amendment III

      No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

      Amendment IV

      The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

      Amendment V

      No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

      Amendment VI

      In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

      Amendment VII

      In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

      Amendment VIII

      Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

      Amendment IX

      The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

      Amendment X

      The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

    • Still doesn’t excuse the police

    • Is this a month ago though or his past? I doubt that he changed, true enough, but we are not talking about those times we are talking about this incident and what is shown. Smh so you sound kind of stupid. He is a victim in this case. However if what you say is true and you have the correct man then karma is a bitch

  2. I don’t know why this site no longer allows me to view my earlier comments or allow me to make new; obviously my comments don’t jive with their efforts to discredit law enforcement. I still say the only person out of control is the one with the video camera and if I had to confront AHs like this all day long I could understand why an officer could be stressed out however he was NOT in this case. Individual hides behind his 2 week old child…….pathetic!

  3. The young man who was profiled admitted he has a criminal past on Fox 8 news/Cleveland. He went on to say he is turning his life around and is constantly harassed by SPD. All this background noise about his past reminds me of the slut who got raped. You can deflect all you want, his constitutional rights were violated. To threaten to take the newborn and turn the baby over to children’s services is just evil and dirtier than dirt. The lawyer said the SPD was following ‘the script’ when they profiled this African Amercan male. He was the passenger not the driver. The officer kept changing his story.

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