Author: Tom Tillison
An encounter in Florida between a Palm Beach County deputy sheriff and a group of young black men shows how brazen some have become when dealing with police.
The interaction is recorded by one of the young men as his cohorts taunt and ridicule the officer and his partner, frequently reminding them of what they can and cannot do while citing their own “rights,” ever quick to cry discrimination.
The video was posted online by Gossip Extra’s Jose Lambiet:
The Hispanic deputy said that he was looking into claims of trespassing and he asked one of the men for identification. He claimed to live at the residence they were in front of, but the man said he did not have ID on him.
At this point, the man tried to either walk past the officer, or circle behind him, which prompted the no-nonsense deputy to violently shove the man back to his front. At the same time, another man aggressively walks up on the officer.
The deputy attempts to detain the second man, who quickly jerks his arm free while others screamed at him.
Crying harassment, another man begins asking the second deputy for his badge number.
The Hispanic deputy’s attitude didn’t help matters, but the cops eventually retreated and that’s when a barrage of insults and threats rained down on them.
“Get out of here, pussy!” one punks yelled, while another dared the Hispanic deputy to take his badge off — a clear threat to the officer’s safety.
What’s not evident in the video is that these officers have likely dealt with this group before, and know of any history with law enforcement.
What is evident is police are at a real disadvantage in post-Obama America where the impetus is on “building relationships with the community.” A notion that leaves those on the front lines of the fight against crime with little or no authority when dealing with hardened suspects.