Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Attempted citizens arrest of cop in Michigan for not wearing his seat belt

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From MyFoxDetroit.com, "Man who recorded officer without seatbelt pleads not guilty to reckless driving":

"You are required by law to wear a seat belt. Put your damn seat belt on. Pull it over," McClain shouts at the officer in the video.

In the end, it was McClain who was cited for reckless driving, seen in the video swerving in front of the officer to make a stop.

"When the light turned green, he took off at such a high rate of speed, and I could see it was a K-9 unit, so I was concerned for the possibility of a dog being inside," McClain says.

"I said, 'Sir, you need to wear your seat belt,' and he started laughing."

"It set me off. I was mad as hell."

What was his plan after he stopped the officer?

"I just wanted to speak with him, express my concern for the animal's safety, and I would require him to put a seat belt on. If he refused, I would call the Southgate Police Department and have them come and ticket him."

McClain has made a hobby of catching violators. He has a collection of pictures snapped from a McDonald's parking lot of city officials and police officers he says don't buckle up.

16 comments:

Akira said...

I'm guessing the Police may have an exception to wearing a belt? I'd check local bylaws or state law to see if that's the case before making the guy out to be some kind of hero.

He'd live up to his libertarian ideal more efficiently by joining the police and never ticketing anyone for a seatbelt offense instead of driving dangerously. There's ways and means of having your voice heard that make you look less foolish.

electromag.11 said...

So Libertarians have decided that in order to protest seat belt laws they will now begin enforcing them? This will not only educate the public about the Libertarian's far-right agenda, it will also make them more popular with their communities.

Eric Dondero said...

What other choice do we have? I'm all ears? We've protested seat belt laws for two decades now. And still every year, the seat belt Nazis make the fines higher, and the penalties stronger for not buckling up.

Eric Dondero said...

You know helmets in cars will save lives. Think about it. Think about how many car crashes end in fatalities because of head injuries.

Why don't we mandate helmet usage for automobiles. It's all about saving lives, right?

Eric Dondero said...

Come to think of it, body armor would work even better. Full-length steel metal body casts with extra-enforced steel helmets would save countless lives on our dangerous highways.

Hey Mr. State Legislator. Time to pass a law mandating body armor for all drivers in all vehicles. Personal freedom be damned. Comfort, doesn't matter. Personal enjoyment of the driving experience, are you kidding me?

It's all about safety. All about saving lives.

Let's have a beefed up nanny-state, regulating every aspect of our lives.



Eric Dondero said...

And for the showers too! Let's mandate body armor for showers in people's homes. Can't have anyone slipping and dying from a fall, now can we? It's all about "safety first," don't ya know!

Eric Dondero said...

"Popularity"? We should care about "being more popular with our communities" now?

We've passed that point. The USA died on Nov. 6, 2012. It's now time for throwing every thing we have against the wall and seeing what sticks. Fuck it. I'm done with "popularity" contests.

We Republicans and Libertarians cannot win. The Democrat voter fraud machine is too strong, organized and too widespread. It's over. Time to fight these mother fucking Nazis with everything we've got!

Eric Dondero said...

"Popularity"? We should care about "being more popular with our communities" now?

We've passed that point. The USA died on Nov. 6, 2012. It's now time for throwing every thing we have against the wall and seeing what sticks. Fuck it. I'm done with "popularity" contests.

We Republicans and Libertarians cannot win. The Democrat voter fraud machine is too strong, organized and too widespread. It's over. Time to fight these mother fucking Nazis with everything we've got!

Gary said...

This is about as meaningless an "issue" as I can think of. How about doing some coverage of the real issues of the NDAA and the police state.

Eric Dondero said...

Hey y'all. Let's all take electrog's advice. Never, ever question authority. Cops know best what's best for us, don't you know. If a law enforcement official tells you to do something, just do it, no questions asked.

Let's all start acting like those mind-numbed robots in 1984. State rules, don't ya know. Damned the individual!

jgeleff said...

This guy has balls the size of watermelons, I'll give him that.

Eric Dondero said...

So freedom and property rights are "meaningless" issues Gary?

I could care less about NDAA. Has zero affect on my life.

I do drive a car, however. In fact, I just drove 3 days straight from Los Angeles to Houston. Ain't a "meaningless" thing for those of us who drive vehicles. It's quite relevant.

Eric Dondero said...

Gary, you cannot get a better example of the police state than the assholes enforcing seat belt laws.

This is police state in the extreme.

Rapists, robbers and murderers and they want to spend their time pulling me over for not wearing my seat belt?

Eric Dondero said...

I see none of you here wants to answer my question.

Why not helmets in cars? That would make driving safer, right? Why just seat belts? Why not mandate helmet use, fines even for those who don't wear helmets.

Body armor would be even better.

It's all about "safety" don't you know.

Eric Dondero said...

Not an important issue Gary?

This article was picked up by Beforeitsnews.com. So far, 468 views. That's big for that site. Some people apparently believe this to be an important issue.

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