Tennessee — Yet another reason all public officials should be filmed, especially the ones toting around a badge, appeared in the news. Imagine this father’s predicament if he hadn’t captured this encounter on video. The school’s security officer would have lied to his heart’s content while covering his ass in his official ‘report’. Most judges have never met a cop they didn’t like. But here, the public gets the opportunity to see the way the system tends to work in all is incompetent/corrupt glory. It’s also a classical example of why incompetence is as pernicious as corruption: the net results are the same!
A Tennessee man was arrested for arriving to pick his special needs kids up from school. The school wanted the parents to sign a form to allow their children to walk home “unsupervised.”
Naturally the parent questioned the safety of this new policy. He went to school and naively called the Sheriff’s department to voice his concern over the new policy, then one officer begins his power trip.
At one point the father cites the law which allows him to pick up his children when school is out. The officer then has the audacity to tell the father, “Yes, school is out you can pick up your child, but it doesn’t say when, now, does it?” “I’ll be damned if some bureaucrat on a power trip is going to tell me when I can and cannot have access to my children,” explained the father.
Soon after, the cop is made to look like the tyrant fool that he is. So, he does what all cops do when backed into a legal corner–arrests someone.