Quantcast
Connect with us

WATCH: BMX bike rider schools CA cop by knowing the real law — not the ‘bullsh*t’ one he made up

Published

on

Long Beach Police Officer Lt. Cobel -- YouTube screengrab

A California cop got an impromptu lesson about public park laws when a BMX rider shot down his made-up “bullsh*t” law by reciting the correct statute down to its Civic Code number.

In a video uploaded to YouTube, the officer — later identified as Lt. Cobel — instructs the BMX riders that they are not allowed to ride their bikes along the Rainbow Harbor Esplanade in Long Beach.

ADVERTISEMENT

“If you’re doing tricks up here I don’t care,” the officer says in the video. “But once you get off of this, you can’t ride your bikes down here. You can pass that word along. That will keep people from complaining to me and I won’t come talk to you.”

Asked by one rider — identified as Sean who filmed the encounter — if the law had changed, the officer says, “No, it’s been a law for quite a while.”

Sean then gave him a lesson in the applicable civic code.

“16.16.502 is the civic sectional code that states you can ride your bicycles around out here,” Sean explains. “So I don’t know what law you are referring to.”

“Ok, you want to go that way?” the officer asks. “We can go that way.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“You want to pull out your civic code and you want to look up the code?” Sean asks. “16.16.502 states that you can ride your bicycle out here.”

Cobel then gets snotty, asking: “So did you get your law degree on Facebook?”

“So do I have to have a law degree to be an informed citizen?” the BMXer replies. “Is that what you’re saying? Is it wrong to know your rights? Last time I checked, when officers come and try to invalidate your rights by telling you bullsh*t laws and enforcing their opinions, that’s not what you are supposed to do.”

ADVERTISEMENT

After calling it “harassment” to the officer’s consternation, Sean adds, “Your opinion is irrelevant. The law states we can ride our bikes. Now do you have anything else to say or are you going to leave us alone?” after which the officer strolls away with a “Have a nice day.”

Watch the video below, uploaded to YouTube:

ADVERTISEMENT

H/T  Free Thought Project


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump ‘re-traumatizing’ himself with doomed legal fight: ‘He loses each state now once, twice, three times’

Published

on

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski said President Donald Trump was traumatizing himself by fighting his election loss, because each challenge brings a new loss.

The president continues to challenge his loss to Joe Biden in several key states, but the "Morning Joe" co-host said he's just hurting himself psychologically by continuing this battle that's doomed to failure.

"When you look at these states, and every day we deliver the news about recounts or how close different state official, county officials are to certifying the vote, somebody close to Trump, if they knew him, if they understood him, if they could talk to him, they would explain to him he's re-traumatizing himself every time he loses again," Brzezinski said. "He loses each state now once, twice, three times, and all that does is churn him up and has him tweeting terrible things, trying to think of how he can make this pain stop."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Florida’s Matt Gaetz says Trump should self-pardon himself — and also pardon Joe Exotic

Published

on

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Tuesday told the audience watching Fox News that Donald Trump should attempt a self-pardon to keep himself from being charged for federal crimes.

"President Trump should pardon Michael Flynn," Gaetz said of the former National Security Advisor who was convicted of lying to the FBI.

He then suggested that in addition to administration officials, Trump should also pardon Joseph Maldonado-Passage. Better known as "Joe Exotic," Maldonado-Passage is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence after being convicted on 17 counts of animal abuse -- 9 violations of the Endangered Species Act and 8 violations of the Lacey Act.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Dakotas hospital CEO blasted masks as a ‘symbolic issue’ — and is now out of a job: report

Published

on

The Dakotas have been some of the hardest hit states by coronavirus and now the region's largest medical system has a new leader.

"Kelby Krabbenhoft and Sanford Health have agreed to part ways, Sanford announced in a news release at about 5:45 p.m. today. Bill Gassen will replace Krabbenhoft as the president and chief executive officer of Sanford effective immediately. Gassen was the chief administrator officer for Sanford," KELO-TV reported Tuesday.

Continue Reading