Brickbat: Wrong Place, Wrong Time


A Florida judge has found John Nix not guilty of resisting a police officer. Nix was working in Jacksonville when he saw what appeared to be several people "beating up" a man. He pulled out his cell phone to call 911 and went over to ask what was going on. One of the men showed him a badge and said they were plainclothes police officers and were arresting a suspected shoplifter. The man then grabbed Nix and handcuffed him. Nix says the officer accused him of using his phone to try to take pictures of the arrest.

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  1. “Judge Cameron looked at the facts and understood law enforcement officers have a pretty tough job because they’re in high-pressure situations,” said Nix’s attorney, Chris Rogerson. “They certainly had every right to question why John was there. At the same time, it was clear that John didn’t do anything unlawfully; he was just as concerned about the situation as the officers were because the officers were all undercover at the time taking down a shoplifter from Belk.

    “John, not knowing the circumstances, initially thought the gentleman was in trouble and went to his assistance.”

    If he was so fucking concerned then why didn’t he fill out an application and get a gun and badge so he could legally act on his concern. Seriously, fuck this guy.

    1. Do they really need plainclothes officer patrolling department stores? I guess there is noting else left for them to do in Jacksonville.

    2. And do they really need to beat down a frickin’ shoplifter?

    3. It’s perfectly legal for a civilian to come to the aid of someone being attacked.

  2. Nix says the officer accused him of using his phone to try to take pictures of the arrest.

    Which is also not illegal.

    1. It shouldn’t be illegal anywhere, but sadly it depends on the state.

      1. Actually, taking pictures has been ruled legal everywhere. It’s audio recording without consent that is illegal in a couple of states.

        1. I assumed they were accusing him of taking video with the phone. Bureaucrat IceTrey, you are technically correct. The best kind of correct.

  3. I’m sure that the officer who arrested this man under false pretenses has been fired and is currently being prosecuted for false arrest, false imprisonment, assault and abuse of power.


    Haaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha!

    I’ll be here all week.

    1. Fuck you, you cop-hating thug! Procedures were followed! And you can’t expect every cop to be an expert in the law!

      Also, officer safety! And stuff!!1

      1. tra-la-la bigorati

        i was out


        fifty reps

        with a vw jetta

        1. you and your childish ilk can joke all you want

          meanwhile i and my brothers are keeping you safe

          typical bigots, don’t know what cops do for you while you’re safe acting like children

    2. officers are treated as harshly as civilians. thinking anything else is CLEARER just being part of the bigorati. except in this type of instance then hes got something called QUALIFIED IMMUNITY which is a double standard i fully support and hes entitled to it by his CONTRACT but cops are held to the same if not higher standard than noncops


    1. Does that list include the conspiracy to highjack and crash four jets into American landmarks?

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