Watch: Cop Abuses A Man, Reporters Refuse To Help

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Here’s what happens when the local media and the local police are very friendly.
 

 
Reporter Jessie Gavin and her cameraman were recently on a ride along with Corporal C.D. McCormick of the Beckley Police Department in West Virginia when the officer pulled over an elderly war veteran from of town for talking on his cell phone.

The driver exited his vehicle — seemingly unaware that he’d been pulled over—until Beckley yelled at the older man repeatedly.  When the driver got back into his car, McCormick forcefully slammed the man’s door.

The driver, who deemed the officer’s actions as out of line, asked to speak to a police supervisor and was told by McCormick that he would need to call the station.

“If you would like to speak with him [the supervisor] he’s at the police department,” McCormick said.

In order to make sure the incident did not devolve into a word-against-word situation, the ticketed motorist asked Gavin and her cameraman—after they approached him for comment— to give him their names in case he needed witnesses.

“I didn’t see him being rude; did you not hear him?” Gavin asked.

The cameraman, too, jumped to the officer’s defense, saying, “He asked you not to get out of the vehicle. For his own safety, he doesn’t know if you’re carrying a gun or not.”

To Serve and Protect. Fail.

Holding public employees accountable. Fail.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • WesTexan

    These idiot cops with the IQ of a chicken wouldn’t know how to faithfully do their job anymore than a Nazi prison guard. I thought police officers were trained to respond appropriately to the elderly or to those who might be suffering from a disease like diabetes or a hearing disorder. If I did not have my hearing aids in, I might not clearly hear directions from a cop. And I might get shot. Innocent people are dying these days because so many cops seem not to be thoroughly trained to discharge their duties—or they just don’t give a damn. The Stasi police state is upon us. And don’t expect help from the media. They are not around to objectively report news—so they are not on your side.

  • ChiefBoring

    This station has deleted the video to cover their own posteriors, and the cop’s. “Nothing here, folks, just move along.”

  • jimwilson81

    So they deleted the video on what grounds?

  • FreedomFighter

    Another sign of the decay of American society, when men cease to be men of good character and moral fortitude. These 2 just didn’t want to lose there ride-along privilege, self interest over preservation of the truth by so-called defenders of the truth in the press or “Just another couple of Sleazebags looking out for themselves ready to sacrifice you for themselves.”

  • ONTIME

    I wonder why the video was pulled and if this guy tried to subpoena it for evidence?…..if so the reporters will have to be considered witness….hope we can find out what happens.

  • Alan

    No surprise whatsoever concerning this sort of behavior. In fact I’m certain these idiots were hoping for a degree in escalation so they would have an “if it bleeds, it leads” story. I never could stand reporters. The times I’ve had them push a microphone in my face I’ve just pushed it away. Most of them are just parasites.