Missouri: Police Roadblock Harassment Caught on Tape
St. Louis County, Missouri police threaten to arrest a teenager for refusing to discuss his personal travel plans.
A teenager harassed by police in St. Louis, Missouri caught the incident on tape. Brett Darrow, 19, had his video camera rolling last month as he drove his 1997 Maxima, minding his own business. He approached a drunk driving roadblock where he was stopped, detained and threatened with arrest when he declined to enter a conversation with a police officer about his personal travel habits. Now Darrow is considering filing suit against St. Louis County Police.
so Jeff how did this happen then? this guy got a whole police department shut down with his recording? TWO TIMES!
 Suspension and firing of Sgt. James Kuehnlein
On September 7, 2007, Brett Darrow, a St. Louis City resident, created an Internet sensation after posting an online video of an encounter with St. George police Sgt. James Kuehnlein. In the video, Kuehnlein approaches Darrow while he waits in a parked car in a commuter parking lot. When Darrow asks Kuehnlein whether he did anything wrong, the officer orders Darrow out of the car and threatens to fabricate charges and arrest him.
Darrow told the news media that he pulled into the commuter lot to meet a friend. When the officer asked him for identification, Darrow said he didn't immediately present it because he believed the officer stopped him without probable cause. After the video gained popularity on the Internet, Kuehnlein was suspended without pay. In response, St. George Police Chief Scott Uhrig said, "I was very displeased when I saw the actions on the video."
note that no one ever said anything about the video being illegal and if it was it would have been suppressed wouldn't it? and the guy who made it and put it on the net would have been a criminal right?
so what happened ? seems like the same thing here to me?
i don't want to sound like I'm challenging you but I'm curious to know the difference here.