I won’t vouch for the source, but I don’t doubt it is true. We’ve been discussing the tricks police use to stop and ID hoping the victim has a warrant so they can escalate.
Look at what they did here.
In their zeal to please their masters, they violated this man’s rights up one side and down the other - in the nation’s capital.
First of all, he has a right to keep and bear arms. He’s 23 years old. Why are they stopping people on the street and asking them if they are conducting a legal activity. And don’t try that “in DC the law is…” The Constitution is the law. If your political subdivision is doing it, it’s in violation of the Constitution.
Gun Recovery Unit. “GRU”. Really? Learn some history and pick a better name. Are they supposed to be randomly accosting citizens and profiling or perhaps going to specific citizens with a court order of due process to remove the guns for some specific cause?
“Shifted the backpack to both shoulders” is “probable cause”? For freakin’ what? Are they kidding? And on an affidavit? That’s the state of policing. “Reasonable suspicion” because he put his other arm through a backpack strap when he saw at least 2 guys in a parked car looking at him at 11:30 at night?
When he wouldn’t plead, they cut him loose. No charges. Think he got an apology? Want to bet? Think this all took place in an hour?
They searched, seized the property of, arrested, handcuffed and jailed a citizen of this country based on on moving his backpack.
What the hell are we allowing in our name?
Truth is, he could have very easily ended up dead.