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Caught On Tape: What Happens When You Try To Exercise Your Constitutional Rights In Illinois

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

What follows is the most powerful recorded police checkpoint scene I have witnessed since posting: Extremely Powerful Video – Happy 4th of July from a Police State Checkpoint, last summer. 

While the former incident happened in Tennessee, the following occurred in Illinois. The American pleb who was accosted by Illinois State Police was DeKalb resident Ryan Scott.

While it starts off slow, make sure you watch it all the way to the end.

While one of the the police officers is reasonable, the other one can’t stop yelling and seems to derive a particular pleasure from repeatedly informing the citizen he supposed to “protect and serve” that “driving is not a right, it’s a privilege.”

See for yourself:

 

What’s also interesting, is you have to wonder if the second officer would have acted even more aggressively if Ryan hadn’t informed him he was being recorded at the end of the conversation.

He seems to have backed down slightly upon understanding the repercussions of the recording. It just goes to show the importance of filming police encounters.