This guy knows his rights. This happened in Homestead, Florida last year. Watch to the end.

Here is the news story on the incident. It seems that they were investigating a car burglary where a firearm was stolen. The police knocked on his door and began asking questions. The homeowner wisely refused to answer, which the police then claimed was reasonable suspicion that he had committed a crime and told him that he was detained.

When the man’s wife arrived, he told her not to answer questions and to just go inside. The police told her that she wasn’t allowed to enter her own house, but also admitted that she was not being detained. They said that they were going to get a warrant for the house and didn’t want her entering. The basis for the warrant? The owner exercised his right to remain silent. When they begin asking questions, his response is “I don’t want to answer any questions,” to which the cop responds: “Bingo.”

It’s hard for me to understand how exercising your right to remain silent is somehow an indication that you are committing a crime and can be used as evidence that you are committing a crime. This is a clear violation of both the Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights of this man.

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Bigus Macus · June 23, 2023 at 4:37 am

Never talk to the police, wait until you have counsel available and then let them talk with the police.

Miguel GFZ · June 23, 2023 at 4:42 am

Homestead and its neighboring Florida City is the closest thing to a truly Third World Banana Republic you can find in the US short of LA and Oakland.

Dirty Dingus McGee · June 23, 2023 at 5:19 am

Respect muh athorita, I is cop.

Having had more than most folks share of interactions with all types of LEO, I’ve learned the ONLY thing I will say is; I don’t answer questions. I then hand them a card for my attorney. I have hopefully been able to also call the attorney to give him a heads up.

99% of LEO give the rest a bad name.

Differ · June 23, 2023 at 6:03 am

Can anyone with legal knowledge answer these questions:
-Can the police lawfully prevent his wife from entering the house without the warrant they say they are getting?
-Do the police have to articulate why they are detaining him?
The video appears to be police body cam footage. Why was it released? Perhaps a lawsuit; any info on that?

    Matthew W · June 23, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    One reason would be that they reasonably believe that there is evidence of the crime in the home.

      Divemedic · June 23, 2023 at 4:13 pm

      There is another post coming on this soon.

      EN2 SS · June 24, 2023 at 6:55 am

      Cops can “believe” all they want, without proof and a warrant from a judge they are the criminals. The criminals in this video and their fellow travelers, are going to make this guys life hell. What happened will spread through the cop community and even ones that don’t know the criminals will “help a fellow cop”.

Zarba · June 23, 2023 at 6:55 am

Well, the city just bought that guy a new house. He’s at his own home, and there’s no reasonable reason for him to answer questions. He understands the “Shut The F*uck Up Friday” meme.

This needs to stop.

Skeptic · June 23, 2023 at 7:48 am

The last line on the video is “and proved his innocence.” That’s very telling. That’s not how it is supposed to work, but the stormtroopers didn’t get that.

El Duderino · June 23, 2023 at 8:18 am

Interesting comments on the news site for the video. Shows a bunch of sheep kissing their oppressors nads. Sad.
They might as well get on all fours and eat grass while going “baa baa!” SMH

    Bill H · June 23, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Actually got nauseated reading the bootlicking in the news story comments. Ugh.

Joe Blow · June 23, 2023 at 9:12 am

Do you have a warrant?
No? Get off my property (turn and close door).
Do not interact with orcs.
This is exactly why all orcs must die.

    Divemedic · June 23, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Unfortunately, if he had done that after they told him he was detained, they would have taken him to jail for resisting arrest.

Aesop · June 23, 2023 at 9:13 am

Every one of those douchebadged motherfuckers should be fired for cause, criminally prosecuted for deprivation of civil rights under color of authority, and sued into poverty.
Every waking minute in prison they should be forced to take classes on the Bill of Rights and Constitutional law.
If they can pass a law school final exam on the topic, they should be granted parole anytime after serving five years in federal prison.

Since none of that will happen, hopefully they’ll all get shot in the line of duty. It will be zero loss to the city, state, or the republic as a whole, and they’re bigger crooks, thieves, and criminals than the people they arrest.

They. ARE. The. Entire. Problem.

This is what happens when you mandatorily hire halfwits to do the job.

Nemo · June 23, 2023 at 11:18 am

We should expect police officers to know the law?

They do know the law. However, as usual with law enforcement and government at all levels, they ignore it.

They never learn, even though they’ve been sued and had judgements against them in the hundreds of thousands of $ for just this type of interaction. They treat everyone like a criminal, even when there’s no reason to. Then, when they finally apprehend a real criminal, the DA lets the criminal go, unprosecuted.

Jonesy · June 23, 2023 at 11:46 am

They were getting a warrant… ass. Stalling technique trying to get this guy to say something because they think they have a quick arrest. And they absolutely have to explain why are detaining you.

In general, I support LE, but its difficult to know who you are getting when an interaction occurs. One shouldn’t have to worry, but this just another example.

    Divemedic · June 23, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    I used to generally support LE. However, the number of good, upstanding officers has shrunken to the point that they are impossible to find. If a cop lets his friends, families, and fellow cops go for violations of the law that he arrests others for, or if he actively covers up the crimes of his fellow cops, he isn’t and can’t claim to be, a good cop.

Robert · June 23, 2023 at 12:25 pm

The “law” is mostly pretense. We all go along with it because life includes less trouble that way. And most people want to obey laws. “Most people” means well north of 80% of a population. That why we can have nice things.

But cheaters and liars usually win if they are permitted in the system. And police will do whatever they want to do until they are fired. Police will also do whatever the politicians tell them to do until the politicians are removed from office.

When a critical fraction of the population understands that they are being played for chumps and suckers when they “obey the law”, it is Game Over. That critical fraction is a very small minority.

Not good times.

Francis W. Porretto · June 23, 2023 at 2:54 pm

I think this constitutes false imprisonment, which is felony malfeasance here in NY.

Napoleon Hitler Nato · June 23, 2023 at 3:49 pm

Interactions with donut molesters are always to be avoided.
Online has plenty of how to deal with the pension mongers videos, some of them are even funny.
I used to love that hot blonde on COPS down in FLA and once while we were watching grammaws condo in Grampa Bay, she showed up after a prowler was spotted on the rooftop next door in a gated deed restricted community.
That is one exception.

    Divemedic · June 23, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    You mean Linda Canada? Yeah, she was a hottie.

Carlos the Jackal · June 23, 2023 at 4:03 pm

Cops trespassing & trying hard to start an altercation, so they’d have an excuse to bust his anti-authoritarian head.
And they wonder why they’re hated like they are.
Dude should have cleared his porch with a sawed-off.

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