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

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

Breaking Banner

Trump says governors are ‘very happy’ with the job he’s doing — even though they’re begging him for more supplies

Published

on

At the latest coronavirus task force press briefing on Monday, President Donald Trump boasted that "every one" of the state governors in America are "very happy" with the job he is doing to help them combat coronavirus.

His claim is at odds with numerous governors who have complained that the federal government is not doing enough to coordinate the delivery of medical equipment and forcing them into bidding wars with other states.

Trump even tried to add later in the speech that Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D-IL) was "a happy man" even though "he may not be happy when he talks to the press."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘This president has muzzled science’: Doctor blasts Trump for ignorance over so-called ‘miracle drug’

Published

on

President Donald Trump refused to allow Dr. Anthony Fauci to answer what his opinion was about using hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus, something that hasn't been fully tested and has serious side effects. Dr. Kavita Patel explained that this is merely part of business as usual in the Trump White House.

"It couldn't be more obvious that this is an administration, this is a president that has stifled the press and in front of our very eyes muzzled science and I'm not sure -- I don't think we've even scratched the surface of understanding the depths of which this has happened, but you saw it play out on stage and unfortunately there are lives that are hanging in the balance," Dr. Patel said.

Continue Reading
 

COVID-19

Fox News pushes to ‘abandon’ membership in World Health Organization as pandemic rages

Published

on

A Fox News segment on Monday suggested that the United States should withdraw support for the World Health Organization as the coronavirus pandemic rages across the globe.

Fox News host Dana Perino spoke to former White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen about a Wall Street Journal op-ed that questioned whether the U.S. should be funding the World Health Organization.

Thiessen said that W.H.O. is "100% compromised" by China.

"Should the United States use a little big more muscle with the World Health Organization or should it abandon its support?" Perino wondered.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image