Isn’t technology wonderful? Ever since the internet was invented, people have been finding more ways they can share their vast knowledge of everything around them. Take for instance, the video above: we get to see what a YouTube litigation attorney sounds like while he’s being asked for his identification.
Sometimes, they guys are their own worst enemy and resist simple instruction just so they can (hopefully) create the next, best viral video. This guy’s plan kind of backfires, though.
In the past several months, we’ve all been witness to dozens of videos – both good and bad – that depict Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) in situations that range from bizarre to dangerous – sometimes even lethal. While we can admit that there are a few bad cops out there on America’s highways, there are also a few that exercise an insane amount of self-control.
Unfortunately, most of the time a video pops up on YouTube about a confrontation with police gone bad, we only get to see one side of the story, and usually only the half of the video that depicts the LEO at their breaking point, and not what got them to that point.
Take, for instance, the driver of the car that was pulled over in the video above. He was pulled over for driving 50 mph in a 40 mph zone. Most any of us would realize when we see the red and blue lights behind us that we’re going to get a ticket. But not this master of traffic laws, nosiree! He refuses to present his driver’s license and proof of insurance because, and asks the officer, “As a man, what right do you have to stop another man?” How about when he is an officer of the law and you’re breaking the law? Would that be sufficient?
We’ve all driven a little fast, and we’ve seen our share of YouTube litigators who come up with all sorts of claims about how what they were doing wasn’t illegal, but this guy’s comment really takes the cake. He tells the officer, “Did you realize, in the state of Texas, speeding in and of itself is not illegal.” We wonder if the driver realizes that driving a car is not a constitutional right, it’s a privilege?
Not to worry, if you weren’t bored enough with the five minutes of back-and-forth drivel between these two, the offender offered up a second video with a boring 13 minute explanation of his ordeal. Perhaps he thought he would have hordes of people jumping to his defense, however, if you look at the thumbs up vs. thumbs down total on both videos you’ll see that he really doesn’t have many fans. The comment section is further proof. Some people will never learn.
So what is your take on this? Did the driver get what he deserved or did the officer take things too far? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.