Man faces jail for recording out of control cop

Anthony Graber was riding his motorcycle with a camera attached to his helmet recording his ride. It happened near the Riverside exit of I-95. A Maryland State trooper in an unmarked car pulled over Graber for speeding. The trooper is seen in a YouTube video that Graber posted, jumping out of the car and tells Graber “Get off the motorcycle, get off the motorcycle! Get off the motor cycle, State Police.” The trooper is seen pulling his gun immediately after getting out of the unmarked car. It’s not until five seconds after he exits the car that he identifies himself a Maryland State trooper. Click on the video to the right to watch the story by ABC2 News investigative reporter, Brian Kuebler.

25 comments

  • skweakykitty

    “A brief moment of fear for the officer”? What about the absolute pant-shitting fear of the cyclist being approached by an armed man that can’t be readily identified as a cop?

  • PBScenarioScene

    Fascism in America. 

  • dsspike51

    If this went to court and i was the deffence attorny, I would have asked “why in the first 5 seconds of the video did you not identify yourself and ask for the camera to be turned off?

  • Paragon1324

    They love that power don’t they.
    

  • yocopocopoco

    this is fascism

  • gappa33

    Man, i wish that pig would have done that in my state were we can carry a firearm. a man jumps out with a gun and it takes him five seconds to identify himself? I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to shoot him.

  • DMCAServicesBureau

    POLICE WHO NEGLECT to confiscate a perp’s recording device can wind up facing Internal Affairs review, reprimand or paid administrative leave.
    Therefore it’s imperative every Officer clearly understands the need to confiscate and/or destroy/wipe videos which may “implicate” them in litigation or be misconstrued by common civilians as “abusive behavior,” even when it’s clear that said behavior is NOT “abusive,” but rather routine police work to trained eyes (as clearly evident in this incident.)

  • remsensor

    This is such a crock of shit. If it were the other way around which it has been in the past courts would rule that because you are in a public place you should not expect to not be recorded. That, and the camera is pretty fucking visible. By the way im actually undergoing training to be a cop and I think that he was out of control and they need to look at him not the other guy. Way to waste time and tax dollars…

  • brett42696

    The tropper was fine in what he did I thought. Maybe a little overzealous. To me the big issue is with raiding this guys house over the video and trying to prosecute. Even after the federal appeals court ruled that it is ok to video police and to my knowledge all cases like this have been thrown out, Prosecutors in Illinois are still trying to prosecute 1 man for 75 years in jail for video of police. 75 years?!! they have their priorities backwards. what are they so afraid of? they video us

  • brett42696

    His case got dismissed. As of Sept. 2011 there were 3 states that outlawed videotaping police. However also in Sept. 2011 a federal appeals court ruled that videotaping police (city or state workers) was well within everyone’s first amendment right. In this case, this guy wasn’t looking for police to video. the cop just pulled up and jumped out. How was he supposed to do anything. Cops are paid by taxpayer money. what are they so afraid of? Please don’t say it’s an officer safety issue.

  • seanbritish

    someone till that state trooper he has no brain it was public space and he came into the film he most be the worst person i hope he sues you for every thing you own he is nothing but a puppet of the state.

  • seanbritish

    the officer came into the video so the state has no say into this greg shipley mainland state police officer thinks he has a case he does not have nothing.

  • Dunbarick

    more reasons why cops are so hated

  • TheMuconium

    There IS technology out there that links your cam directly to the internet, where all images can be recorded. Police (are there any “police” left in America?) can’t confiscate something that’s being broadcast live. It’s nice to see real citizens making law enforcement “lawful.”

  • burntskull77

    Cops covering for their own. So freakin typical.

  • oldtwins

    Total disgrace to real law enforcement. This highly moronic idiot is not real law enforcement, just a cowardly poser who would never have lasted in a real training academy. A loser in the greatest respect.

  • dalotel

    @kalinvstr How did he win? Jail time, bail costs, legal expenses, and living in fear of the worst case scenario is hardly winning. He just didn’t lose big.

  • kalinvstr

    he won

  • zestydude87

    @ll1lI im going to install a foward and rear facing hidden cams in my car this week. The police cannot be fully trusted unfortunately

  • zestydude87

    @needbettername7 no shit, i wouldve thought i was being carjacked or in this case bikejacked.

  • needbettername7

    the minute i saw the gun pulled i would be wheelying the fuck out of there, how the fuck was he meant to know that was a cop?

  • joeyt46

    only in america the police now act like gansters even do you do have decent police officer out there but is like everything else in lfe you have good & bad.the police in these times they don’t care who they hurt i wacht how they shoot young kids hit old people & get awy with it thats the scary prt when they get awy with it,when they do that then there is no respect for the law its sad whats going on in my country they arrest you for the most trivial things, in florida they are out of contrl.

  • tuesmornininsept

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  • jweezy16smp93

    Police are cowards and scum bag liars.

  • ll1lI

    Film all these bastards 24/7

    Use hidden cams – they are about 7-20 bucks online

    Film every fucking move they make.