From USA Today:
A New Jersey police officer was caught on camera telling a resident that police don’t have to follow the Constitution because President Obama doesn’t, either.
Special Police Officer Richard Recine, of the Borough of Helmetta Police Department, is now the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the video was posted online and was seen by Police Director Robert Manney, who called the comments an “embarrassment.”
In the video, taken Monday at the borough municipal building, resident Steve Wronko gets into a verbal confrontation with Recine, who was called to the building because Wronko was seen taking pictures inside.
After Wronko insists he has a constitutional right to record in a public place, Recine responds.
I will leave it to you to go to the link to see the quote (the language used by the officer is, IMHO, not appropriate for CAF…not horrible…but not appropriate).
Looking at this from the most charitable point of view, this may be the officer venting because of frustration he’s felt in regards to the lawlessness of the Obama Regime. I would far prefer that view than the view that the officer was making that statement out of arrogance, using the Obama Regime’s lawlessness as an archtype.
Either way, it’s rather telling. And rather troubling.
(BTW, video of the cop is at the link)