Was a dad really arrested for picking up his kids from school?

One of the top posts on TheBlaze today was the story of a Tennessee man who was arrested for disorderly conduct while trying to pick up his kids from school. The school had policy that parents had to wait in the car to get their kids, but Jim Howe skipped the line because he showed up on foot. When the school wouldn’t let the kids out, he got disruptive.

TheBlaze explains, “The new student pick-up policy, which reportedly started last week, says that parents can only pick up their children after 2 p.m. by waiting in a line of cars until everyone is released at 2:35 p.m. In this particular case, the parent was walking, so it wouldn’t make much sense to wait in the line of cars.”

Watch the incident unfold below:

“I’m with the dad,” Glenn said. “At least from what we know in this video.”

“It is imperative that we know our rights because the police state is, is pushing up against free people. And it is, it’s never been seen before in America. I have, I’ve never seen this. And you have to know what your rights are. But you also have do really be aware of what’s going on with our local police and Sheriff departments,” Glenn added.

Cumberland County Sheriff Butch Burgess told the local news station WATE-TV that South Cumberland Elementary School Resource Officer Avery Aytes was “only doing his job”, and that Burgess agreed with the father in principle and planned to review the school’s policy because of the traffic and safety issues caused by having a line of cars on the highway with parents waiting to get their kids.

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  • Slayer88

    “Only doing his job”…..oh ok, that makes it better

  • TerrorSquad

    This is just the beginning.

  • Anonymous

    Bad cop. No donut for you.

  • Anonymous

    That cop gives the reasonable cops a bad name. He should not be a peace officer, he obviously had it in for this guy.

  • SlippySlope

    That officer was using the same line as the officers in the Nazi prison camps…only doing their job and following the law. That father was respectful and courteous and was in no way more disorderly than a person buying a ticket at a movie theatre. The small mind of the sheriff was actually scary. I’d be surprised if he could even read the law let alone comprehend. This is who we are entrusting the safety of our children? Really scary.

  • Anonymous

    They’re going to pick on the wrong guy someday and he’s going to take them all out. The wrong guy may not do it right away, but he’ll wait and then take out the entire police station. These cops are pushing for a war with the people. They get the wrong person and they’ll be on the losing end.

  • Anonymous

    Fire the deputy. Period.

  • Anonymous

    The well meaning Principle should be charged with Endangerment for pushing school policy to the point it imperils highway safety.
    What ever happened to well meaning parents who used to get these types of Educators fired? Did Obama teach the principle to blame the School Resource officer?

    Just more pushing of the envelope by fools who scorn at the bible where it warns.
    “So teach us to number our days that we might apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
    Psalm 90 verse 12.

    The fool puts the parent through the unnecessary fear of prosecution for walking to a school to get his kids?
    If it were a “gun free zone” would he have been shot on suspicion?

    The only way bullying liberal fools learn is when they earn a black eye – literally..
    Sounds like this principle is way overdue natural justice.
    Never pass a check your body can’t cash – especially if it concerns someones kids.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    This is the dumbest policy I ever heard God forbid if the school let’s a father walk with his kids home from school. We even had a dumber one at ours. They would not let us walk home some of the children lived next door to the school and they had to ride the bus two feet to go home and you wonder why kids are getting out of shape.

  • Anonymous

    No darn common sense in the education systems anymore.

  • Anonymous

    You forgot the very Foolish principle who made the policy and now blames the cop.
    There are a growing number of vicious unsolved assaults on these types of teachers – done by a parent and or students.
    And investigative Journalists wonder why.

  • Anonymous

    Tell the school to go take a hike. If they were my children I would have done the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    BS. The cops has more free will than that. Common sense can be exercised by people in these positions.

  • John Hurabiell

    That deputy sheriff is clearly brain dead. Must be inbreeding.

  • Anonymous

    Dad is arrested and carted off to Jail. Question? what happened to his children that he came to pick up? Did the Sheriff take them home? This is an example of stupidity beyond belief.

  • MikeB

    You’re right — especially when you listen carefully and realize that they’re calling each other by their FIRST names. They already knew each other, so apparently there’s some history there.

  • Anonymous

    What the heck is wrong with these retarded people. Oh wait a minute, teachers (voted for O in droves, Police, Union dunderheads. It is my belief that it is going to go to h*** in a hand basket really quickly. You know “The straw that broke the camel’s back”.

  • Anonymous

    “Only doing his job” and “Only following orders” didn’t work at Nuremberg and shouldn’t work here either. I hope the parents get their kids out of that school and either homeschool or find a private school for them. If this is the way administrators act, who knows what is being taught in the classrooms.

  • Anonymous

    This looks like institutionalized kidnapping; add to that the institutionalized abuse of power by the cop, the principal, the school and the school board (were all those people taught in government schools and just passing their lessons of abuse on to a new bunch of children?). All those parents lined up waiting to pick up their kids should vote the entire school board out due to this. Take your power back parents and vote out the idiots for the sake of your children’s future. If you don’t kick them out and protest then ask yourselves this, “Do I really want my children to live in this kind of society?

  • Jim

    The sheriff over reacted period. I would have told the cop when he said that u cannot do that on school property that my tax dollars paid for this property and I have the right to record whatever I like. I hope the sheriff loses his job.

  • Anonymous

    He was not just doing his job, he was on an ego trip. This father was going to submit or else. Civil rights be damned.

  • Spiderman

    This officer was not being reasonable, if the facts are what we are being told. As a police officer he is to follow the letter of the law, not house rules set by the school. He needs to evaluate who he works for, the county or the school district.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like an interested story. Too bad my Yahoo can’t unload the accompanying video, much less run it.

  • MaximaManXx5 .

    That’s ridiculous!! Omg!!

  • Marti Settle

    I am terrified. It seems that our people being hired as public servants and police officers in particular are narcissists, feeble minded and bullies. I live in Denton, Texas and have been observing one police office in particular for six years. He parks his squad car religiously on a side street off of Colorado Boulevard running a speed trap of his own making. I even turned onto that street, pulled up behind me and got out of the car. I took a note pad and wrote down his badge number wherein he got huffy. I told him that as a taxpayer we expect him to “Protect and Serve” and asked him to read what was clearly advertised on his badge and on the squad car and that setting up snares to catch people for going a bit over the speed limit on a 4-lane thoroughfare, downhill was not helpful. Denton Texas has numerous speed traps and the people should protest to Mayor Mark Burroughs. Ths one officer is hispanic and has a chip on his shoulder the size of a giant boulder. As citizens, we must take these matters before our city councils and get these aggressive bullies put back into line where they belong. I blame liberals for this generation of ridiculous laws, rules and messes we are in. Even the idiot Bill O’Reilly,’s favorite thing is to howl about something saying “there ought to be a new law about…..blah blah blah.” If everyone would chill out we would have a happier, saner world.

  • Anonymous

    As a former Police Officer watching this garbage video, I am furious to see someone in a uniform act like a total MORON! First off, the Deputy was adding fuel to the fire by attacking the guy and feeding into the fathers frustration. He never tried to de-escalate the situation and then he arrests the father? Really? I hate to say this but I agree with some of the comments below…one day you will try your nonsense with someone smarter, stronger and has better tactics than you have and you will be dead in your uniform and no one will come and help you! WHY? Because you had to show everyone who is the boss! That’s is now how the police act in this country! You hire people with little to no social skills, poor communication skills and no life experience thus you now have THUGS IN UNIFORM! We no longer have Police Officers we have THUGS IN UNIFORM. Sadly I do see a time in the near future where they will piss off the wrong person and you will see a lot of dead idiots… Just because they failed to communicate with someone or use common sense!

  • OpenMinded

    So people MUST have a car to pick up their kids from school? If you don’t have a car you can’t pick them up in one. While most people drive not everyone can or does.

  • Anonymous

    What the school was saying was that the children who walk home “ALONE” have to leave AFTER the buses leave. That is a good rule for safety….HOWEVER, if a PARENT goes to the office to pick up his or her own child, the school MUST give that child to the parent. The PARENT is the first line here, not the school.

    .I am an elementary teacher and the school I taught in would have definitely given the child to the parent. No, the officer is WRONG here…. That rule about the walkers who leave “ALONE” AFTER the buses leave, does not apply here…..The children were NOT going to be walking home alone. They were with their PARENT!

    I hope this man takes this to court. The officer will lose. Simply— You CANNOT stop a parent from picking up his or her children from school , where the children will walk in safety WITH THEIR PARENT!–The officer brought up the children who walk ALONE after the bus leaves. and wrongfully applied that to this situation.

  • The Man from Scene 24

    Some concerned fathers need to pay that cop a covert visit some time.

  • Anonymous

    With Cops it is all about leverage.
    Without foolish laws, foolish regulations and foolish policy and the foolish liberals creating such, the Bulling officers would have nothing to hide behind.
    Since when do bully’s abide by common sense?
    No leverage and the Cops do not act.

    When you want to kill a rattle snake do you cut off the tail?

    If they had fired the bullying teachers would Columbine have ever happened? Why do parent audiences cheer when that question is asked?
    Parents also cheer when it is asked – “What do you do when the bully becomes a teacher or worse a Principal?”

  • Melissa Ledbetter

    This is HIS child. I should be able to put HIS child anytime He wishes! I thank the Lord my children are in a school where I can go at any time of the day and see my children or talk to the principal or guidance counselor. This is nonsense. He was walking and should have been able to come in a receive HIS child without any problem whatsoever!

  • mike hunt

    Exactly, if you researched the Nuremberg trials, all of Hitlers henchmen used that exact line, my retort? Are you F I N CRAZY?

  • mike hunt

    Exactly his job is to DEFEND the Constitution, PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Visit nationallibertyalliance.org and join the fight against the police state.

  • butters

    I thought the goobermint WANTED us to walk and stop driving our cars all the time?????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • butters

    And then a lot of them were on trial after the war! Evil

  • Elena

    Home school! Prevent your children fm becoming robots for the state.

  • Anonymous

    He appears to have had plenty as it is…

  • butters

    Great COmment

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what the deputy would have done if about 5 red laser spots appeared on his chest. He is a NAZI. That is what the SS behaved like in 1937 and 38 leading up to total societal control in Germany. Thank God we have Federalism with each state having a different authority than that of Eric Holder/Heimlich Himmler.

  • Anonymous

    Title 18 USC Section 242 provides basis for charging this sheriff with
    violation of civil rights under color of authority and putting this self-important Nazi bureaucrat in prison.

  • butters

    Our kids’ school was in the middle of a residential area and a lot of the parents walked to the school to walk the kids home after school! This is NUTS

  • Anonymous

    Get the best constitutional attorney and sue, sue, sue. Please.

  • Scott Priestley

    “Just doing his job” is akin to “just following orders”!

  • Anonymous

    I hope that the police get sued for millions and this cop gets fired.

  • Jaamoose

    I thought the conservative response would be that some armed teacher or staff member should drop him without hesitation….on another note, why are so many parents driving? Put kids on the bus, and leave your cars at home, yahoos!

  • Anonymous

    I know that deputy! That is BARNEY FIFE!! He is now working in a school arresting peaceful law-abiding parents! Surprised that he did not shoot his own foot!

  • Anonymous

    good night of all the stupid shi- have’nt people got even a shred of common sense anymore?

  • Jaamoose

    Wait – already 6 people agree with this moron? Shoot the police? Are we on a Glenn Beck site, or NWA?

  • Anonymous

    Assh*les are everywhere!

  • Fishing Man

    This is a case of a FAT short man trying to talk about how he was the LAW and only in succeeding in making a bad case against law enforcers and endangering the mans children without their parent to pick them up from school because a FAT short man, pretending to be the LAW, feel the parent was obstructing him which was not the case. NO law was broken, except maybe, the FAT short man’s pride.

  • Vince

    It seems to me that the rent a cop did all the yelling and instigating!

  • Tom Tweney

    Welcome to the Obama LEFTWING Socialist America

  • Laura Curtin

    That officer did not keep a cool head — he should be let go of the department — what an outrage. The father was NOT disorderly, he never cussed, he did not yell, he just stated his opinion — since when is THAT illegal??

  • David Samuel

    Cops hide behind the badge and the gun to my mind many are corrupt cowards

  • Anonymous

    No wonder Mitch McConnell gets re-elected. People that put up with this bullshit elect anyone so that they don’t have to do anything. They do it thinking their conscience will be clear because someone else is making the decisions.

    PLEASE, for the love of whatever you value most, THINK when you vote.

  • Tony Cavicchia

    That sheriff was following school policy and not the law. There were no
    grounds for this arrest. School policy dosen’t trump an individual’s rights. As an
    old law enforcement officer, I will say that disordely conduct is
    usually charged when there’s nothing else to charge with. It’s simply a CWA
    charge when the enforcement officer has a situation he can’t manage. That gentleman was not at all disorderly. If he were, he’d have given that
    sheriff more than he could handle. If we look
    closely, there is no real legal charge to be had here. Any sane judge would throw this out. The key word here is sane!

  • Anonymous

    No school until this BS is stopped

  • Judith Bailey

    This sheriff or country needs to be sued big time. That father was doing nothing wrong. I hope he sued the pants off of this country or sheriff. And yes he was on a big ego trip. What do you want to bet he was a Democrat.

  • Anonymous

    Is there a line government agents could cross that would trigger a response from you? This is likely a foreign concept, but many people understand fundamental right and wrong, and will not be pushed around. Shiny badges and costumes with jack boots don’t grant extra rights, in this case to keep a parent from retrieving his kids from school. Either a parent has a right to pick up his kids or he doesn’t. Which is it?

  • Alex Rachel Howarton

    I would like to point out that this stupid excuse for a sheriff also failed to read the man his rights. That’s a law-suit all on it’s own.

  • Anonymous

    If memory serves, I think that Nazi officers said that they were just doing their jobs too!

  • Dorothy Snyder

    I just went through something like this. My 14 year old daughter got sick about 4 weeks ago. She ended up with pneumonia. She was out of school for a good bit and then I thought she was getting better and tried to send her again. She had also gone through a round of anti-biotics too. Well she didn’t do so well. Came home still not feeling well, had more doctor appts and another round of anti-biotics. In total 4 trips to the doctors and a chest x-ray showing “extensive lung infiltration”. I had sent in numerous doctor notes to the school including a copy of the x-ray report. The school nurse and all her teachers knew what was wrong with her. The night of Nov 12 she said she had a head ache and Iet her sleep in. I dropped her off at school late on the 13th. I have another child that can’t walk so I did not go into school. I gave my daughter a hand written note from me saying as you know she has been sick and I thought she might need to sleep in. (The school even had a doctor’s note already stating she could use the elevator instead of steps to help her get around because she had been so weak.) It was 32 degrees out. It was cold. They refused to let her in the school. I didn’t know but I had to as a parent walk her in school or give her a doctor’s note for her to go to school after 9:30. Since she didn’t have either she was stuck outside in 32 degree weather without a cell phone, no money for over an hour till she was able to get another stranger to let her use their cell phone to call my husband at work. We live about 10 miles from school. Good thing she remembered my husband’s cell number and good thing he actually answered when she called. I was F
    FURIOUS when I found out. They said that is the rules: they were just following the rules. So the rules are kids that show up late without a doctor’s note or parent are not permitted in the school and are left to fend for themselves outside and whatever happens to them happens. My poor kid was recovering from pneuomonia and they had PLENTY of doctor notes confirming this. Don’t even prisoners get a phone call? Errrrr!!!!!!!!!

  • racindavid

    Another prlck cop that needs to be found face down in a ditch…

  • Anonymous

    I bet the SRO must have been bored out of his mind to the point of going anal on this guy. But, than again, the amount of crime going on in an average elementary school in Tennessee must be alarming! It must be, because there is an SRO in every school in my county now. ( I am sure Cumberland County is the same.) What a waste of resources. These SRO’s are supposed to be fully trained professionals who need to be out solving real crimes instead of wasting their time attempting to protect every school from the very small number of psychopaths out there. .

  • Willard Jones

    Does anyone know if he lived within a few blocks of the school? It sounds like the problem we have where people that think they don’t have to wait in line like everyone else. They will park their cars in a side street and say they are “walking” when in fact they are parked nearby. Just curious.

  • Anonymous

    It seemed the arrest occured when the officer could not win the argument about picking up the child, and since when can’t you film on school property? I respect the police, but I am beginning to fear we are becoming a police state. I want to know how this turns out.

  • Anonymous

    You’re right about Mitch for those in Kentucky. For those of us in Tennessee, we need to substitute Lamar Alexander’s name in your post as well!

  • Anonymous

    Stupid, stupid, stupid. Could have called the children to identify their father . Stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Home School

  • Jaamoose

    I’d be willing to bet that jack wagon (father) was parked in line and wanted to walk up and skip the line, not someone who walked from home to get his kids.

  • Colleen Mitchell

    That sherriff cuffed him because he was talking? What a jerk. You have the right to sign your kids out of school ANY TIME for ANY REASON!! why would they make you wait? Idiots!!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the kind correction :D

  • Canadianlady

    Unbelievable! A parent should be able to show up at the school at any time, and have their children released to them.

  • Bill Norris

    Agreed with most of what you said, and Denton cops have to deal with lots of college kids and perhaps he’s just trying to keep it safe. There are plenty of moody cops there for sure. O’Reilly would call this deputy at the school a pinhead, and the Denton cop is just doing his job. Who knows if it was his or his bosses decision to sit there. O’Reilly isn’t an idiot…he’s just direct, and has lots of common sense. If only we had more like him on other channels.

  • Jeff Cordero

    The father looked like a pretty good size guy, he was wearing a TapouT rash guard so I’m guessing he may have just gotten back from the gym (rash guards are word when training Brazilian jiu jitsu). I have a solution for this situation, take the Nazi cops gun and badge and let them fight. It would be fun to see that fat soft bully get an arm snapped or choked out.

  • videorov

    Hillbilly cop

  • Diana

    Totally agree! What is this world coming to? That parent was exemplary. He was perfect and a great dad!

  • JayTee

    Public school is starting to be recognized as the great absurd boondoggle it is. It’s extremely expensive tax-funded babysitting by overpaid nannies. The kids aren’t learning anything, except conformity and mediocrity.

  • videorov

    I tell youuuu one tang, I hillbilly cop not put up will you, I hillbilly cop.

  • JayTee

    There’s a way to resolve this and prevent its replication: SUMMARILY FIRE some overpaid morons who are drawing a public paycheck. I guaranty you nobody will ever miss them.

  • videorov

    That cop is lucky Hulk didn’t beat him in the ground like a fence post.

  • Anonymous

    OMG, clearly he’s disorderly. Why he’s spouting off about his rights. This is the kind of crap (the sheriff) that gives fodder to groups that espouse attacking cops. Disorderly conduct is what they’d get from me. I would go off on them in that situation. This is why we need to get all the liberal thrown out off office. They’re the ones coming up with all these stupid “safety” rules that only put everyone in danger.

  • Karen.in.Texas

    The Father appeared very calm and the school “officer” appeared to be the one being disruptive. Since when can you not go to a school and sign your child out and have them come to the office and leave with permission from the “parent”.
    This is outrageous.Period.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t want to rush to judgement on this one. We only pick the story up from when the video starts. Was the Sheriff’s intention to protect the whole school from a *potentially* dangerous person on the property? Was there some reason he acted so harshly?

    Too many loose ends for me to be outraged. I get the impression this story will flesh itself out over the coming days.

  • JayTee

    Barney’s family would consider that a complete insult. Barney had way more sense than 1/2 of the badge carriers of today.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Every One! Get your children out of the public schools into private school, home school, or get together with a large group of neighbors and take over the school boards (legally ~ for those nut jobs like that deputy who don’t comprehend English). These small minded lemmings should not be in law enforcement if they take a disagreement as a personal insult. I hope he wins huge! HUGE! The sheriff needs to fire that little napoleon, or at least reassign him to the county jail.

  • Anonymous

    Amen To That.

  • Anonymous

    He acted like he was personally insulted, and thinks he has the legal authority to carry out his own punishment. I applaud the restraint and civility of the father who could have picked up that doughnut eater and snapped him in two.
    Way to go, brother!

  • Bill Norris

    You can thank teachers unions for that. Union workers are bound by stupid rules.

  • Suzie Nielsen

    Public SCHOOL=indoctrination stations…

  • Anonymous

    I experienced the same thing when I would pick up my kids with a trailer attached to my bicycle. I’ll be darned if I would wait in line between fume spewing vans, trucks and SUVs with a bike trailer and two children. Our world is upside down.

  • Jesustheonlyway

    Another perfect example of TOO MUCH Government in our lives.

  • Anonymous

    You are right, this is how it was in Nazi Germany and later in the DDR (East Germany). It is insane and scary that this can happen in the “free” USA!

  • Anonymous

    Hate to blow your bubble. Most cops are not reasonable. Sadly enough most of them are bullies with badges. You’d like to think these are people who really want to do good, serve and protect, and all that. No, they don’t. They were the school bullies who’s parents had money and/or clout so the principals/teachers/whatever always looked the other way, let them get away with everything. They just got bigger and someone decided these are the ‘grown-ups’ who should be trusted to carry loaded weapons, and dictate to the rest of us how things are to be. I’ve only met 3 police officers I’d trust.

  • Chief Mojo

    The most “shocking” thing to me about this incident is that people are actually “shocked” by the behavior of the Barney Fife wannabe deputy. Apparently, they have had either little or no interaction with police in their lifetime. On the few occasions that I have had the pleasure of doing so, I have found that they generally ALL act like this hillbilly potentate. Usually worse. Wake up sheeple. This is he new Amerika, Obama-Style. Do what you’re told and LIKE it, OR ELSE!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Goober, no one here thinks that crowds should take up arms and shoot cops, or any one else to start resolving issues. I was an LEO for 16 years till my knee decided I couldn’t do that job any more and if this idiot had worked for me he would have been reassigned to other duties that did not involve public interaction. I have seen officers in the field get their fellow officers hurt badly because they did exactly the same thing and escalated a situation. And yes, a turd like this little man will get some one hurt or killed. The bad luck is it usually turns out to be a bystander or a fellow officer who is trying to ratchet down a tense situation. IN the last 15 or so years there has been an increase in hiring LEO’s who do not possess the mental or moral toughness and courage to handle the job. And the guy you replied to pointed that out. So listen up, Gomer, I also do not advocate or recommend violence against any one who is not causing me or another harm. Even now as an older man, I would come to the aid of a fellow lawman who was in trouble, even in the face of possible death. But in all my years on the job and since I would have kicked my own sorry axx (substitute s for x ) if I had acted like this.

  • Anonymous

    It never should have come to that, but if people did not do what the party leaders wanted, they were shot or imprisoned. Right now we can still nip this in the butt. Unfortunately, if people just are complaisant and indifferent to what is happening, it will get worse in time.

  • Anonymous

    It was a deputy, but I hope the deputy fires the moron

  • Connie Stern

    I’m glad I never had kids, let alone have them live and go to school in times where everybody seems to be such winnies. From the Principle on down. That Sheriff was/IS A MAJOR MORON!

  • Anonymous

    If you stayed till the end you’d read that the vice principal bullied the little girl (special needs child) and made her cry in front of all her friends, and wouldn’t allow her to call her parents. I’m surprised hey didn’t cart the kids off to juvie.

  • Anonymous

    Got a school in the next town over that does that. One child on that block and she has to wait there for the bus, she literally lives three houses down from the school. (Hammond Indiana)

  • Anonymous

    You know those brainless wonders will keep re-electing the idiots in charge till they finally die off.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not the presses fault. People are being pushed too far period.

  • Anonymous

    Please, find a competent lawyer and a sympathetic reporter and go to town on these idiots. Please sue them. Make it hurt in places these petty officials still care about ~ money and bad press.

  • Wanda Moneymaker

    That officer was way out of line. No way would I agree with the sheriff on this. Since when does school let out and you can not get children? Does it make a difference if you walk or drive to get them? It should not, the point is, that the father came to get his children. Our government is way out of control. It is time to take back our country.

  • Anonymous

    Since the hippy generation came to power on the back of communist/socialist indoctrination…. Beware, the speech police have been at it for quite some time, it is called hate speech. and you will stay in line or what ever you say will be deemed to be hate speech. We must change laws and politicians, and remind them they are our employees, we are not their subjects.

  • Anonymous

    I think the deputy is more of a little punk with a badge and a gun. Nazi’s would have used a little lemming like this to control the masses, but this guy doesn’t appear to have any real hate, just to much ego in a little bitty body.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t they teach you in school. Only criminals have rights. Not the rest of us. I have friends who home school. I’ve never asked why.

  • Anonymous

    That’s just stupid, he does needs to be fired If you get a group or go by yourself to do what you are suggesting, then you end up on the news, charged with Battery, AND, the petty officials in charge will use you to convince the masses that free thinkers are a danger to the safety of the society. So then they can finally stop people like you and me from expressing our opinions and working for change.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    they are his kids!!! he can pick them up on foot

  • Anonymous

    Ever notice how most home schooled children are smarter then their in school peers. School kids an play sports, but only if those sports are football, basketball, and maybe baseball. Home schooled kids tend to learn things like, chess, music, art (Not that crap were you can’t tell one kids work from the rest) and they can read, write ( not printing), spell (not on line versions of spelling) and speak clearly. I teach art (allegedly) in a summer outreach here. There are teens there who’ve never learned to spell simple things like art, math, and hotdog. Most haven’t learned to write in cursive – we teach that, at least 2 parents complained that was too hard for their kids – 7th graders. Mostly what the kids learn now is basketball and how to play on their electronic toys all day. (Tablets, iphones, ps-whatevers.)

  • Hammockbear

    That Sheriff needs to go back to school for further education about the Law. Based on this video, the parent is 100% correct and the Sheriff has shown sheer bull headed ignorance. Meanwhile, how about this man’s kids. Perhaps this is all Obama’s fault.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    leave your kids with the moron, the cop thinks he is a tough guy with a gun and badge

  • William Schmidt

    Its pretty obvious to me this Sheriff’s officer is just a fat lazy donut eating southern piece of trash. I hope the father sue’s for everything he can get.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    well said

  • Anonymous

    Lets face it..the twisted and the sick are teaching and caring for our children.And we wonder why our kids are on drugs and out of control and socially maladjusted.Look at their role models 8 hours a day.

  • Anonymous

    And that’s the thing… I understand safety and trying to protect kids, but if they’re supremely sheltered like that… do they LEARN to be safe on their own by looking both ways before intentionally crossing a street, not screwing around close to the curb, and not walking down the street in general?

  • mcgurn

    What a Barney Fife lookin’ mother effer! He’d shit his pants if he got in a gun fight.

  • Anonymous

    Where in the world did they find this hick of a sheriff with a chip on his shoulder? This is scary stuff and I guess they found the right person for the job. I would definitely sue this county, sheriffs department and school. I see a lawsuit in their future. Go for it dad! I know I would.

  • Anonymous

    An excellent example of power going to your head! The Deputy had decided he would arrest the guy no matter what! It is my hope that Deputy is fired for “felony stupid”! What a pompous jerk!

  • Anonymous

    An excellent example of power going to your head! The Deputy had decided he would arrest the guy no matter what! It is my hope that Deputy is fired for “felony stupid”! What a pompous jerk!

  • Anonymous

    That pig was disorderly!!

  • Anonymous

    That pig was disorderly!!

  • Ranchman

    Yeah, you have the brains of a moose. Your name is appropriate.

    “There are none so helplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.”-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget “It takes a village” (Hillary Rodham-Clinton) or in this case a village idiot!!

  • Ranchman

    The people are being pushed to the point where they will have no choice but to do something involving force. It is what Obama wants and he will use it to try to crush us. While we know this and understand the consequences, we also know, as a free people, that we have no choice but to make a stand. Our freedom and dignity demand it. The question is, how many will stand with us as we fight for the rights of ALL Americans, even those who would side with this moron of a deputy, like “jaamoose,” for instance. Read his posts here, he’s attacking the father in this video, making all kinds of unfounded allegations against him. What a moron, both jaamoose and this deputy. Neither one can understand what common sense is.

  • Noneof Yourbusiness

    US police appear to be prone to over reacting and irrational actions based on emotion rather than logical vertical thinking as quite clearly shown in this case. A parents rights should always supersede those of the school especially when a parent wants to collect his / her children irrespective of the way they are collected. As a New Zealander watching this i cannot believe how ridiculous and pathetic this is, and that a parent is being arrested because of some stupid rule that states a parent must line up outside. I would remove my children from this school immediately because it appears that Obama has infiltrated just about every area of society in the US, and a persons rights have been extremely limited by the state. Crazy!!
    Good luck fighting these drone zombies.

  • Anonymous

    That cop is the face of the modern day police. They have been successfully re-Programmed to assume that all who do not conform are there to do harm and therefore are a threat to them. Police used to be there for the protection and betterment of the community, now they are there in order to carry out the orders of the governing agency.
    just this year alone I have seen reports, in just my own state, of three different cases where cops gunned down unarmed people because they would not conform to their commands. In one of those cases the cop shot the unarmed man nine times.
    You think the cops are your friends, you are an idiot!

  • SIRWIZARD

    This man should remove his children from that school (and all public schools)…RIGHT NOW. Probably should remove them to another STATE.

  • Anonymous

    And so what if he was? Does that make a point at all? No, just that the father walked up to the school to gather HIS FLESH AND BLOOD. What school has the right to control your children in the slightest after that bells rings when a parent is present? NONE! They don’t need PERMSSION to leave the ground after the bell – they don’t need PERMSSION for anything once the bell rings – where his car happens to be off school property is TOTALLY inconsequential. YOU are a freaking moron.

  • Gordy

    With the father in jail for doing nothing wrong who picked up the kids? Again this is Obama’s new world , where we have no rights.SUE

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, he was probably the “unpopular” kid in H.S. with this Dad and the Dad was a linebacker with chics all the time… I get that small minded, small town mentality from this wanna be cop. He may techincally be a cop but he is a gawd awful one.

  • M. Fazio

    This is a great Law Suit against the Sheriff Deputy and the STUPID RULES of the School District. If this was my school and my kids were going there, I would take them out of school and ask the other parents to do the same for a PROTEST of these STUPID POLICIES.

    How-ever, that parent wasn’t unreasonable in his actions, the Deputy was. It would a BAD day for the deputy if I were on the JURY!

  • Anonymous

    It makes it really scary – that this POS COP doesn’t know what his job is. What exactly did he do that was “his job” I wonder? Keeping the peace after he tries desperately to disrupt it? What a loser.

  • Anonymous

    And to think, these are the people teaching all that nonsensical crap to every one of them. Parents need to be deeply involved with their kids not to keep them out of trouble but to keep them from being brainwashed and indoctrinated.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder, if this was a woman making this demand . . . no . . . even better . . . a woman in a hijab (Muslim scarf) . . . making the same demand, would this officer have the cajones to even touch her, let alone arrest her ?? NO WAY !!! I would love to know what happens here . . . and what this gentleman’s recourse will be for terrorizing his special needs daughter with his absence.

  • Anonymous

    This is where We The People need to form co-op schools

  • Anonymous

    “CO-OP SCHOOLS” means we the people own them as non-profit entities.

  • Anonymous

    That’s exactly what I’d do…..no way I’d put up with this garbage…

  • Anonymous

    Find a good!!! PRIVATE school to provide the curriculum

  • Anonymous

    I can tell ya, If I had had a crystal ball 25 years ago……I might not have had any myself. I love them dearly but I hate what they might have to endure…

  • Wes Beem

    i disagree. they werent the school bullies, they were the kids who WERE bullied. so they grew up and got a badge and a gun so they could bully everyone else just because they were bullied in school!

  • ThinkBig

    yes, when obama’s home grown starts exhibiting …. thats when we need to stand united and confront.

  • Anonymous

    Sue him for unlawful detainment of the children + parental interference and unlawful arrest.

  • Karyn Lynn Hatfield

    If we the people don’t give EVERY one the elitist politicians our own set of “term limits”, from the city, county, state and fedzilla, what else can we expect from a bunch of a- -holes that say one thing and do another. One stretch is all they need or they will get imbedded like big fat, good for nothing ticks. Senator Robert Byrd, from my state, is a perfect example. I think all the education just makes some people dummer than a coal bucket. Most koolaid drinkers would vote for Charles Manson if he was on the dumocrat ticket. Some good old common sense and the truth would be nice for change I could believe in, one term at a time. It won’t ever happen,but I can dream.WAKEUP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VOTE THE LIFERS’ OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After one term, vote the old crooks out and vote the new crooks in. You might think the crooks from your state are gonna make things better, but most all politicians are in it for the money, even this “obamanation” we have now. Why would anyone with good sense elect a community organizing lawyer as president not just once, but twice? I hope we can survive these ignorant people and make it out of the darkness of this “socialist” king that is ruining our great country.

  • ali

    I hate to see cops behaving stupidly. This gives all the good ones (the ones with common sense) a bad rap. Of course we only hear about the morons and very rarely about the good. Plus I am glad to see the school will be revisiting their policy.

  • Missy Puckett

    THis is total and utter bullshit.. no way in hell is any school or cop going to try to stop me from picking up my kids.. at anytime during the school day..And if the parent didnt want his kids walking home alone then he is being more responsible then the school is. Why would any school make a 8 year old walk home alone? I dont give a rats ass how far they live away in this day and age no kid that young should walk alone.

    That cop had no right to do what he did..all he did was take matters into his own hands and get himself and the dept into further hot water. Stupid Idots have too much power as it is now.

  • kscarson

    OK, so what happened in the end. Is he able to pick up his “special needs” child or not?

  • Anonymous

    Wait until Common Core gets geared up, it’ll take parents 3 hours to debrief their children after a day of Marxist doctrine!!!

  • Wayne

    That cop should be fired!!! I would have not been as peaceful..Thats my kid, will pick him, her up anytime i feel fit.. I”M THE PARENT!! Fire that asshole!!!Wonder what he is doing when he is on patrol?? Strong arming with a badge????

  • Larry Hart

    Clearly the school passed a policy without considering the situation of parent(s) walking to the school to walk their child(ren) home. Instead of using common sense and allowing walking parent(s) to take their child(ren) with them, the officer decided to enforce a self imposed policy and deny parents the right to take their child(ren) from school and walk home. I am sure there are state and/or local laws that give the parents to pick their children up from school, with the mode of transportation not even being relevant.

    Toward the beginning of the video, the officer suggested that the parent(s) and he had had a conflict of some sort in the past. Since I do not know what the previous conflict(s) were all about, I will wait and reserve judgement totally against either party until the complete story has been revealed.

    All I know, is that if a parent showed up at their child’s school and wanted to pick them up from school, then they should have that RIGHT. Unless there is a lawful reason to prevent it, the school policy is not LAW, just school policy for that school.

  • Tracy L. K.

    I’m stunned! Absolutely unbelievable! It seems that cops are getting worse everyday! My 18yr. old son was walking home from work about 2 weeks ag. It was around 11:30pm-12:00am at night. He had his Little Ceasars Pizza t-shirt, baseball cap & apron on. It was more than obvious where he worked. He had called me to ask me to come get him & he let me know that he was coming up on the little bridge. I leave to go get him, pull out of our neighborhood onto the main street & I can see police lights on the bridge. I’m thinking my son has been hit. I get up to the bridge & they have him spread eagle at the back of the police car w/ his hands on the trunk of the car. I pulled up in front of their csr. One of the officers comes to my window & ask me how I’m doing?? Mmmm, let’s see…how am I doing? Anyway, this moronic genius proceeds to tell me, his exact words by the way, “We stopped your son because he was crossing the bridge”. He also said that they would let him go in a few minutes as long as he didn’t have any warrants & then asked me if he did have any, which he didn’t. You just cannot make this shit up! THEY STOPPED HIM BECAUSE HE WAS CROSSING THE BRIDGE??? Really? How else was he suppose to get home? Is there some kind of crossing bridges law that I’m unaware of? 18yr. old young man who just graduated high school, who is working so he can get a car to go to college & doing all the right things, in the right ways & this is who they have time to stop & give a hard time to? I see way too many police officers with way too much time on their hands! This story above is insane! My son getting stopped & searched because he was walking home from work, minding his own business AND CROSSED A BRIDGE!! OMG! Lord forbid! I agree with every comment on here! Absolutely Disgusting! They should be ashamed of themselves! What kind of message does that send to their community?!

  • Mich94

    I noticed when the father began quoting the law, that is when the officer arrested him. It would seem to me that the officer didn’t want the father to finish quoting the law because he didn’t know it himself and didn’t want someone proving him wrong when he obviously was in the wrong. His behavior was completely unprofessional. Barney Fife comes to mind.
    The officer and the principal who came out both need to be in a padded cell lined with words from the constitution.

  • David Parkinson

    Parents should take over and kick arse, have all personnel take a psychological test, and check their background from the day they were born, we cannot trust our children with criminals. Most American police are sick in the head with criminal backgrounds. We the people should check backgrounds of all politicians before they are elected. We have come to the point that we elect total strangers to power in this country.

  • Anonymous

    They have a responsibility to protect all their students from harm. When school is about to release, things become very hectic very quickly. Schools have procedures in place to ensure none of the students get hurt. A person coming up at the last minute to retrieve his child does create problems. I understand that a parent walking a child home may be unusual these days, but the parent could have considered the school’s position, too, and just waited a few minutes. Then, the school would have been able to create a procedure for their new dilemma. No one acted correctly in this situation, but that’s human nature, too.
    We’re so quick to crucify folks these days. Geez, people are human. Let’s see where things went wrong and fix them instead of pointing fingers.

  • Dena Kelley

    Every day it’s a new story about the insanity that has taken over our public schools. I feel so sorry for kids and people that have school age children these days.

  • Moose Zombie

    The actions here are totally unreasonable. I hope that poor excuse of law enforcement looses his job. And to think that individual is what the kids are expected to look up to as enforcement. With people like this using the badge and gun to stand behind, I can understand why pop shots are taken and why individuals have no respect for them. I carry a 9mm in my car (with a CCP) and pepper spray/ mace gel that is sprayed up to 25 feet at 120 degrees and if some asshole like this is going to attempt stand between me and my child (considering the information that their child was of special needs), trust and believe, I will observe the needs of my child. TN Dumb fuck.

  • Lawrence Wallen

    Jaamoose, you would have made a good German Jew in the 1930′s.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone see the parallels between this creep deputy and Hitler’s SA? “Do as we tell you or we will beat you down into the ground!” That’s basically what this self-centered jerk was telling this father who wanted to WALK his children home instead of leaving them unescorted, which could leave them in jeopardy, at least it does nowadays. Make no mistake, people, Naziism has arrived on our shores and is spreading like a super-virus. If we don’t want to be next on the list, we need to relearn our rights, and do it quickly so we can defend ourselves against this unholy menace. The sheriff is just as guilty as his deputy, imo, for defending such foul behavior. “He was just doing his job,’ the sheriff whined. How many times did we hear that from the guards at Aushwitz, from Treblinka, from Sobibor? “I was just doing my job.” The deputy should be fired, and a special elction held to replace the sheriff, who should be stripped of any type of benefits whatsoever.Then they should be reeducated as to how people in positions of power need to learn to be merciful instead of brown-shirted bullies with badges and guns.

  • Joe Grose

    talk about tyranny at its finest…. how about de-escalate the situation first before barking orders. King Obama surely sets the best example…

  • Luis Rendón

    I do NOT understand why they would not allow him to collect his children. It doesn’t cost them anything. He walked to school to pick up his kids. SO WHAT? Give them to him and shut the hell up. Pisses me off, we are becoming a Nazi government.

  • Guest

    Unfortunately “rights” don’t protect you from cops like this, even the good ones rush to cover for the bad ones.

  • Anonymous

    And don’t you know that the idiot police person would be assigned to a school building – what a fantastic experience for the children!

    Seems the county could be a bit more selective when it comes to placement – the police person in the video is a complete ass – he is the kind of offensive individual that you would like to see in correction and not representing it!

    Or just great him after work and pummel the hell out of him – assault and battery can’t cost that much!

  • Hank Steven Edwards

    I am a police officer and am continually amazed by the lack of knowledge by far too many people on the subject of civics and “Rights’. Especially from these people, (conservatives too) who stand on their soap box and admonish people to “know their rights!). It does not take long after speaking this phrase before it is followed up with more dribble that turns out to be evidence that this person himself does not understand his rights. I am also conscientiously aware that far too many people do not understand the realm of law enforcement. It appears to me that people, the vast majority, view local law enforcement as Federal agents carrying the torch for Obama and his bent ideology ready to lay down Marshal Law at the nod of his head. These people have forgotten that these police officers come from within their own families, backgrounds and cultures and enforce the very laws and ordinances that these same people have legislated upon themselves. Amazingly, most of these incidents of “Police State” turn out in the officer’s favor and is and has been a common arrest for years and decades, only now viewed as Obama’s soldiers implementing the communist police state. Disorderly conduct is one of the most common arrest in anytown, USA and this ordinance in most cases have up to a dozen elements (ways) that one can be legally deemed “Disorderly”. Now add in Active shooters and school shootings which are becoming as common as simply another expected school function. Furthermore, it is a daily occurrence for a parent to be arrested in a school for disorderly conduct. Has anyone asked themselves why School Resource Officers are needed anyway? Especially in urban cities. Its shocking how many conservative people are so easily pulled in to their fears of a police state by the very people they are most suspicious of. It’s embarrassing really. Anarchists are running wild turning each police incident possible into a story of Obama police state marshal law and regular conservative citizens have swallowed this garbage hook, line and sinker, turning their own view against the very police whom are their only saviors in a savage world. Suddenly, now the police are the enemy.
    You FOOLS!
    It is no wonder that this country has slipped to the point of its current state of political correctness and all its disasters because you, Citizen, allowed it. If you want to blame someone, go look in the mirror and point the finger at yourself. Furthermore, the fact that we even need police in our schools and communities is a disgrace and shame to the very people that need to employ men to fight their own battles for them and correct their immoral messes that has evolved from a vile and Godless society only concerned with their own selfish gain. The fact that grown men allow their families homes and neighborhoods to be taken over by criminals without a fight is downright cowardice. And you have the nerve to call yourselves men? Go on and criticize the mistakes, poor judgment and failures of every police action brought to your attention as the real enemy plot against your freedom. No one deserves it more than this gutless generation of conservatives who were not on their guard and lost freedom and liberty for their own children. When the real police state and their agents come to lay hands on you, don’t call on us to help you.

  • Anonymous

    The video stated that the incident with the special needs daughter was a prior event that happened in 2012.

  • Anonymous

    The downfall of our nation will be attributed to those who were “only doing their job”

  • Patrick Henry

    This officer needs to be fired or replaced!!!! Is this the type of MORONS that are watching or protecting our children??? Maybe he was hired by the obama administration…

  • Joe Kaminski

    Sounds like you are another bad cop that will say you were “just doing my job” when the SHTF and the war crimes trials are started. The father was at no point disorderly. He was trying to pick up his children. That tubby bitch deputy is lucky that guy had a cool head because the way he was acting was just begging for a severe ass whipping.

  • Mike Puckett
  • JMH

    He walked- They should have congratulated the dad for being “green!” :)

  • Gerardo Claire

    even goober and Barneyfrom backwoods Mayberry have better sense than these jackass’

  • Hank Steven Edwards

    War crimes trials? Are you on medication, or drunk?
    I in no way Commented on the actions of this man. Do you need help comprehending my comment?

  • Rafael

    Those are the implications of “registering your children’s at birth” in the Babylonian system we live. By doing so, you sold for nothing your children’s “birth right’s”!!!
    They are not your children’s anymore, they are belong to the state, you just have possession of them. That is why they can take them away from you with the lamest excuse. The system is your children’s daddy, not you!!!

  • D Dub

    Looks like a POTP arrest to me.

  • Hank Steven Edwards

    People have lost the ability to even recognize good from evil. Anarchists.

  • Joe Kaminski

    No, you defended the actions of the tubby bitch deputy. His actions of attempting to escalate the situation and goading the father into a confrontation. When his efforts failed, he arrested the father anyways. You say he did nothing wrong. You sir, are a bad cop. You are no different than the Nazi officers that were ‘just doing their jobs’ and people like you will be swinging from a rope when this country finally descends into full blown revolution. The good cops will be fighting for the people, not trying to cover for piles of shit like the deputy in this video. And I’m perfectly sober for your information, you’re just stupid.

  • Hank Steven Edwards

    Quite possible.

  • Hank Steven Edwards

    America has turned into a country of life wimps.

  • rdh

    that police officer should be arrested and charged with intimidation.

  • rdh

    you probably don’t have kids… or a personality.

  • Anonymous

    We had a homeowners meeting at our condo and the “ruling” fascists wanted to intimidate a few residents (who wanted to know the deals done behind the doors) and called police officers because one of the ladies is politically connected. So these guys come and ready to arrest although there is nothing going on-literally nothing, everybody is quietly listening. So to one guy I said is this were our tax dollars go instead of fighting crime 3 of you are here? The police got very aggressive like “did you just dare to tell me tax dollars?” Yes, it was stinking meeting of shareholders with no issues and 3 able bodied dudes wasted their evening just to intimidate. They have union protections and do whatever. This is outrages.

  • Peter S. Jennings

    First off I think Jaamoose needs to reread the original post, It didn’t say we should start shooting them indiscriminately, He said it was going to get to the point where someone wasn’t going to take it any more. After that we should be considerate of human error and not attack people for it. I fear that the first commenter is correct that we are heading down a path of no return, and it will come to police being shot by people protecting their own rights. Now I would have called up the state police on the school for Kidnapping / Custodial interference, Possibly false imprisonment.

  • Eric Weaver

    that fat little deputy makes the old south fat cop bully belief come right out. Simple solution Barney let him take the kids ask him to wait next time until the kids are released for his and their safety since there seems to be a lot of parents in cars hurrying to get in and get out.

  • Anonymous

    No, in the worst case they will put him on paid leave (aka free vacation) and he will be back like nothing happened. Unions, people, unions, the cancer of society.

  • Matt Dykstra

    There was a similar policy at our local elementary school. Our 1st grade son sat out on the concrete in 95 degree Florida heat for over an hour while we waited in a line a mile long to get to him, he had no water with him and he was not allowed to get up or talk. We were not allowed to walk in and pick him up as he was designated a “rider”. We couldn’t use the bus because we lived within 2 miles of the school, yet they have no regard for the 8 lane road he would need to cross.

    We lasted 2 days then pulled him. We are now home schooling.

  • carlenefrazierwendel

    When I was growing up, the cop would have helped the father find his child, and got them safely out of the way. Would that have been so hard to do in this situation?.. No dramatics, and no upsetting of the public.. Some cops should not have their jobs, they just like the role of “hero” with a gun… Sad we have too many of them..Many of them need training on how to treat others…

  • Guest

    Cumberland County Sheriff Department has been way out of line for years

  • Peter S. Jennings

    The form they tried to get him to sign before they would release his children to him was about walking home alone, He wouldn’t Sign that because he didn’t want his children walking home alone. He was there to pick up his children, once the Dad is there it’s no longer the schools job to protect his children, their father is there, they are his responsibility. I understand wanting to wait to let students who are walking alone go until after the buses leave, Makes sure the student doesn’t get hit by a bus, which can happen, and has happened in the past. However the man was talking about 15 minutes being Reasonable time to wait to pick up his children.

  • Anne Miller

    What protection are you speaking of? Is it any more dangerous for them to walk with their father as opposed to getting in a car with him? Makes no sense at all.

  • Kat

    That officer needs to be fired and fined or sued!!! We aren’t nazi Germany!

  • Leeann E Murphy

    Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department has been corrupt for year They are the Good Old Boys

  • Charissa Beth McMillan

    http://www.cland.k12.ky.us/Parents/Parent%20drop%20off%20in%20the%20morning.pdf Okay, I don’t know if this is the “new” revision of that elementary school’s drop-off/pick-up policy but nowhere does it state that the school withholds the children from the parents if they WALK to school to get their kids. That officer is a pudgy old fool with a bully/ego problem and is clearly a MORON for wanting that dad to stand in line with a bunch of vehicles to get his kids. They clearly do not have their ducks in a row and its a crying shame that people like that are given any authority whatsoever. I live 2 hours away from there and all I want to do is buy the man a treadmill and take his darn doughnuts away.

  • Peter S. Jennings

    I believe the one recording the situation was Mom / Dad’s Significant other.

  • Nathan

    Straight up! It also depends on where you go. I would advise if you live in either NY, Chicago, or LA, get out now! These states have the most unprofessional and brutal cops. You’ll find there are many more professional cops in places like Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, etc. However, every state has a couple rogue cops, and this was one of them. I also blame the liberal legislatures in separate cities throughout the US. Using their own personal ideals to force and teach officials what they want done. Has anyone heard of the *stop and frisk* that legislature is encouraging in NY with no suspicion of a crime? It’s nice to a former cop like you speak out, most wouldn’t.

  • Peter S. Jennings

    Case in Point, We have another term of obama to deal with.

  • Peter S. Jennings

    Which Pyle is it? Gomer, Or Goober?

  • Russell H Trice

    What about the way law enforcement officers deal with an involuntary commitment of a person that has mental illness in the state of NC at least? The law enforcement officers break out tazors at the slightest amount of resistance from the subject being arrested, then use it more than once while the probes are in the person. Keep in mind this is just one person with no weapons and there are 6+ law officers present. Is this justifiable on their part? Or just plain bullying and torturous? Do the officers get their rocks off or something?

  • Jim Keating

    Thank you sir, I think you hit the nail on the head. I think this is exactly what we are seeing in across the country!

  • Russell H Trice

    It already is worse. There just weren’t any cameras around to catch it.

  • Cathy Quessenberry

    And did anyone hear this cop read the dad his Miranda rights?? I know I didn’t. WHAT A NAZI.

  • Jaamoose

    So, in some school where so many feel the need to line up along a highway, they should just park, get out, and go get their kids, walk them back to their car? How dumb are you? And the 35 imbeciles who upvoted you? You know, perhaps they should have let him get the kids, go back out in traffic, and then ticketed him heavily.

  • NoFluoride Whitecourt

    welcome to the Homeland

  • William Kenneth Hall

    I live here in Crossville TN, my wife has to show up at the school one hour before school is dismissed or sit in line of traffic for almost a mile. I have met Sheriff Burgess and he and his department should not be judged by the actions of this officer. The school board has taken the power from parents.

  • Jaamoose

    He looked like he could snap a Big Mac in two, but I wouldn’t give too much credit beyond that.,..

  • Anonymous

    Jaamoose is just trolling, looking for attn.

  • Tracy L. K.

    It’s really ashame to see a police officer defend this incompetent behavior of another police officer. It’s really disheartening. The school district even said they were going to revisit their policy. There is something seriously wrong with someone’s common sense to have parents lined up in their vehicles on a busy street that cars are obviously driving on! That is downright dangerous & you don’t need to be a rocket scientists to figure that out! There is something seriously wrong with that police officers sense of power to think for one minute that dad was being disorderly in the least! He never yelled or raised his voice, he never cursed, he never threatened anyone at the school or the officer! So, tell me how did he deserve to be arrested? There are far too many documented cases where police officers are wrong and the court sides with the defendant. Yes, there are far more good cops out there doing the right thing & doing their job thst we citizens pay tem to do! But not even police officers are above the law! I have police officers & firefighters in my family & I do know the difference between right & wrong! This officer in the video is clearly wrong! First of all police officers are taught to defuse the vast majority of situations. Secondly, police officers are taught & told to have restraint, common sense, level head, stay calm & not to arrest people unless it’s a last resort! I’ve had 5 family members go through the police academy so I know for a fact that what I’m saying is in fact true! Not one single family member that are police officers agreed with that cop and said he was totally in the wrong arresting that dad! They said that a good police officer would have kept a level head & not arrested the father at his childrens school unless he posed an obvious threat, which he never did, not even while he was being arrested! The school cannot prevent a parent from picking up their chidren regardless of what “policy” they think they have that says otherwise, It Is The Law! I implore you to go on YouTube & take a look at just how many not so good cops there are out in the world! Alot of them caught on video or audio or both because they forgot it was on or they thought they had turned it off & it wasn’t! Some of caught framing the very people they are suppose to be protecting! When you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem! I think it is really sad that you would defend this kind of absurd behavior just because he’s another cop! It’s pretty disgusting to see your stance on the above issue & actually trying to blame us citizens who are “FOOLS” as you so eloquently put it! Just by your long, uneducated & bias comment it doesn’t appear that you have the common sense, level head or restraint it takes to be a good cop either especially when your defending obvious bad behavior! I have the utmost respect, regard & admiration for all police officers, firefighters & any others that serve the public….When they are doing it right & following the laws the rest of us live by!

  • Jaamoose

    I don’t think I need to be free to be a jackass, I let the schools do their job.

  • Anonymous

    He isn’t saying “Shoot the Police”, but rather, “If the police act like this, soon bad things will happen, and the people will be so anti-establishment that no one will help them.”

  • Jaamoose

    My first grader rides the bus, when I do have to pick him up, I follow school procedures….

  • Jaamoose

    My first grader rides the bus, when I do have to pick him up, I follow school procedures….

  • Jaamoose

    Seems to me like that cop is there to protect the school and the kids….not to say I always agree with police, I often do not. But in this case, it’s obvious Big Mac went in there with the hopes of doing something like getting his video on Beck’s site…

  • Jaamoose

    Seems to me like that cop is there to protect the school and the kids….not to say I always agree with police, I often do not. But in this case, it’s obvious Big Mac went in there with the hopes of doing something like getting his video on Beck’s site…

  • whatthehellisthisworldcomingto

    sounds to me like the father had a prior issue with the school and the school was pissed cause they lost… and honestly to make him fill out a form saying his children would be walking unsupervised so that he could pick them up on foot is absurd …now if they would have told him he would have to wait outside the building until all students were dismissed there probably wouldn’t have been an issue

  • whatthehellisthisworldcomingto

    sounds to me like the father had a prior issue with the school and the school was pissed cause they lost… and honestly to make him fill out a form saying his children would be walking unsupervised so that he could pick them up on foot is absurd …now if they would have told him he would have to wait outside the building until all students were dismissed there probably wouldn’t have been an issue

  • Tammie Eaton Marcellus

    I pulled my kids out of public the public school system! The public school systems have and do cross over way to many lines! Thank God I don’t have to deal with this type of crap anymore! Parents stand up and take your children back before it’s to late!!!

  • Tammie Eaton Marcellus

    I pulled my kids out of public the public school system! The public school systems have and do cross over way to many lines! Thank God I don’t have to deal with this type of crap anymore! Parents stand up and take your children back before it’s to late!!!

  • Stephen Hammock

    Boots and badges don’t make an ass unwhippable either. Peoples’ respect for the law is 90% of its’ strength. When people lose respect for the law, it’s long arm gets short and flabby and unable to back up its’ big mouth.

  • Anonymous

    This kind of crap is going to get worse IF people don’t start DEMANDING that some common sense be put back in our system! This is nonsense and the guy who started it should be fired for being so stupid! We must watch who and what kind of people are watching our children before we don’t have any rights left!

  • Anne Miller

    I agree with most of what you say, but, there is no law GIVING parents the right to pick up their children. It IS their right and not something that can be “given” to them. And to in any way say there is a difference between picking up their children in a car or by walking is just plain ludicrous.

  • JS88

    This is ridiculous on so many levels. The ignorant cop for starters, the schools policy on picking up kids is another. I mean, you force people to park in a single file on the shoulder of a busy 4 lane highway to come in one by one to pick up your children? On top of that, having so many rules on how they can leave the building, when they can leave the building, and get into their parents vehicle. From what I’ve gathered from her facebook updates is that form the lady at the school was insisting him sign was a form saying the kids could walk home unsupervised. Basically a permission slip to walk home alone. The kids are young, one of them is a special needs child, who has been bullied by staff in the school. Who would allow young children to walk home alone, especially a special needs child, in an area like this on a busy highway?? That is why the father refused to sign that paper. But it seems as if he had to sign a form to allow the children to walk home unattended, so they could walk home attended. Doesn’t make sense. I have no idea how he kept so cool with that “cop”. Im guessing that this has been a problem not only with them, but a lot of other parents and he was the only one with the guts to make a stand, and knowing it would probably end up as it did.. perhaps that’s why the recording was started early, why/how he kept his calm, etc. Either way, I hope something is done with this school policy, and this police officer. Sounds like he’s done many of things like this to other people. Surprisingly, with this all happening within the last week or so, they are getting plenty of news coverage across the nation, and im hoping that is a sign that they will get some good help in this case, and get that pig out of that uniform.

  • Raccoon1

    There’s a lot going on at schools, I don’t blame them for taking precautions, but things can get out of hand. He should have probably called ahead.. Our schools now have locked doors with security cameras, they did lat a parent in this week who started causing problems and the school went into lockdown mode.

    I see both sides…

  • Ponders the thought

    There is another video on youtube which shows very school, with this new school system of release, sending children out in front of a row of moving cars to gain access to the second row of moving cars. How is that safer than allowing a child to leave with their parent on foot? The row of cars also exit the school parking lot and is at a dead stop for 1 mile (through intersections and sitting in the emergency access lane) Other parents has said that they have waited in excess of 45 mins to get their kids from this very school.

  • VictoriaValle

    I work in a school district and you’re wrong. Many parents these days because of finances do not have cars, or are a one car household, with the working parent using the car. So many do walk to get their kids. A parent coming to the school does not create a problem. As for you saying that no one acted correctly in this video is crazy. That father was calm and acted correctly according to the situation. I am not one to bash police, but this cop was trying to show that he was the big man in charge and no one was going to tell him no. He had no right to act the way he did. And arresting the father was utterly WRONG! Including that he did not read him his Miranda Rights. I’m sure that if you were the parent picking up your child and some asshole cop told you that you couldn’t just walk up to pick up your child, you’d be singing a different tune.

  • Guest

    So now I finally know what a troll is. A person who grabs at some lame talking point ant then tries to make an argument. Ha!

  • DD

    They hung a lot of Nazis for following orders at the death camps. The cop and principle needs to be fired.

  • Bonnie Hannum

    At the point they refused to release his children to him, they were holding his children hostage. At no time are a parent’s authority or parental rights void because their children are attending school. A school has no authority to keep a child from their parents . If a child has a doctor’s appointment, are they going to refuse to release them from class to attend their appointments? This deputy is lacking common sense; at no time would this man and his children be causing a traffic flow problem by walking down the sidewalk. This is why so many parents are opting for HOME SCHOOLING.

  • Bonnie Hannum

    Parental rights do not end when their child walks through the school’s doors.

  • Hank Steven Edwards

    Tracy, learn to comprehend what you read. It will save yourself a lot of embarrassment. I in no way defended this Deputy, nor did I assign fault to the arrested father. In fact, its this type of jumping to conclusions was exactly my point. There is a very real effort to tarnish law enforcement when in actuality, law enforcement has far less criminal behavior within its ranks than most all occupations. This includes priests, homemakers, and i’m willing to bet wherever your source of income comes from.

  • Anonymous

    When those who enforce the law have no respect for the citizens…well, the law is meaningless since the enforcers are saying, with their actions, they are above the law, you and I aren’t.

  • petercrissgirl1972

    See, the Police State of Mind has you conditioned to think this was “OK”. This is EXACTLY how the powers that be want the sheeple to be…..GOLLLLEEEEY GEE….

  • Ponders the thought

    Thats the old plan (which worked) that was in effect since the beginning of the school year, Barney Fife felt that his plan was better and in acted it about two weeks ago.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly!!! Neither the school NOR the police officer had ANY jurisdiction over this man’s children. The father is fully responsible, in all the sense the word, for his children. The father allowed the school, gave permission to the school to take care of his children. But he, as well as all parents, can rescind this permission at any time and neither the school nor a police officer needs to know why.

    When the father asked for his children it was the moral obligation of the school to give the children to him.

    The school failed and the police officer overstepped his boundary and abused his police powers.

  • Anonymous

    I once made a scene myself inside a bank before. What the scene was about was a rule they have about doing another person’s banking for them. This other person was my grandfather, who asked me to take a check of his to go cash for him. They wouldn’t cash unless he was with me. They have cashed his checks before with me doing it for him with him not being beside me. What this came down to was me having a swearing fit in front of every single one of the bank employees until the manager of the bank asked me to calm down or be asked to leave. What my fit was about came these exact words: “I’ve taken care of grandfather’s banking without him by my side before and now, this banking facility has decided to get stupid over its own rules.”
    I’m not including the actual cuss words that I spoke but I ended what I was saying with: “that’s a good way to lose a customer.”
    My point to this story is that I have a very strong intolerance for stupidity, no matter how strongly it follows rules or laws. That is the major stone to this little experience of mine: stupidity will make up so many rules and laws that it wants to follow and abide to just to piss off even the most strongest of highly valued individuals with any propensity for all rights towards what we follow.
    Rules or laws, it doesn’t matter who follows what but if other people like us have our own rules and laws that we follow for our own sake and right beyond any comprehension. In a world with so many rules and laws, what’s to follow anymore? The whole world is getting more and more stupid, it’s not even learning a damn thing. Like comedian Ron White says, “you can’t fix stupid”?
    Well, America, it’s about time to tell stupid to shut the hell up for once and learn what to do and what not do. Stupid can be fixed, people. Stupid angers all of us to the point that we just want to take its throat and strangle the hell out of it.. All the father in this video wanted to do was to pick up his kids on foot and walk them home. Nothing harmful about that! That’s completely harmless. Where the sheriff came from is what I’d like to know. To what say did the sheriff have into interfering between a school employee and the father himself? Maybe the father’s car may have been low on fuel and maybe decided to walk to school and pick the kids up. What this amounts to is the sheriff may have a grudge against the father, I don’t know but what this does tell me is that rules and laws can make us say and do stupid things. While the father had been shouting the word lawsuit at the sheriff, the other thing the father should’ve kept fresh on his mind is when the kids do go home is not only focusing on a lawsuit on the school and file a complaint against the town’s sheriff’s department, but to think about getting his kids into a different school that doesn’t have this kind of stupid rule. As for the sheriff, I think he just got himself suspended for a month without pay. He’ll still be sheriff but he will not set foot back on that school’s property after that debacle. As for the school, they are more likely to be sued and probably strongly forced by the state’s department of education to remove whatever rule they have that started that debacle in the first place. It’s kind of like a performance review: you will be reviewed and if something does not comply or does not pass, you will be failed. The school and the sheriff need to think about that the next time they get stupid again with anybody. Just try it again and that so called performance review will be stopping by.

  • Bonnie Hannum

    What if the parent was there to pick up their child for an appointment….does the school have the right to hold that child? No they do not. Their refusal to release the child to the requesting parent stepped over the civil rights line. Parental authority is not voided when their children attend school. It is still the parent’s RIGHT to take their child out of school, no matter what time of day it is. If they had released the child when he asked, it would not have interferred with exit procedures at all. It was calm with no activity going on outside. (It was 30 minutes before release time, plenty of time to be gone from school premises before the chaos began!) There is no excuse for what happened here. The deputy sheriff was in the wrong.

  • impeach Obama

    My foot would have been in that officer… no that thugs butt! I hope they can get him and that sorry county in a lawsuit! Keep my from my child because you have to be top dog and it would be time to make friends with lead.

  • Jamfke

    Folks weren’t lined up along the highway before the new policy was implemented. There were a number of folks that were pulling into the school parking lot, parking in designated parking areas, and then walking up to the building to pick up their kids while the majority were still lining up in their cars. The school would release the walk up parent’s kids before releasing the drive ups, a process which only took about 10 or 15 minutes, and then the drive ups would begin loading. The deputy decided that it would cut down on the load times if everyone was driving up, and he was correct, but it put all the walk up parents into the line of traffic which caused it to extend into the highway. They have rearranged the way the line is processed in the parking lot today, and it appears to have cut down on the amount of traffic in the highway. We’ll see how that goes as the days progress.

  • Anonymous

    I have to hand it to the Beckster , he sure knows how to get his minions fired up . Did the Beckster cover that cop shooting at that Van with five kids in it ? . The kids may have been the wrong color for the Beckster .

  • Anonymous

    That is the problem these days. Common sense seems to be a rear attribute in our society. Why else would the majority vote for this mystery man who calls himself the leader of a free nation?

  • Ponders the thought

    I read some where, where they are within walking distance of the school. As I understand it, since this “new” plan of release of students started two weeks ago, they choose to walk to the school to avoid sitting in a line of cars over a mile long, basically parked in the emergency lane on the four lane busy highway. The old plan required parents to walk into the school to sign their kids out, now they are to drive through (like an airport curbside pickup) in one of two lanes of moving cars, with the name of their child on a piece of paper on their dashboard. A person with a walkie talkie calls for the child, who exits the building, and gets into the car with parent, some of which children, need to cross over a row of moving cars to gain access to the second row of moving cars.

  • bumpkin

    Luis, you dont seem to understand Communism. Because SO very many people have asked the government to assume the parent’s role in their lives, such as feeding, clothing, housing, educating their children, even down to managing their responsibility for their personal birth control, essentially, every role that parents should be filling, its only natural for the State to step in and assume the overall role of being the parents of the kiddoes. And the kids always lose. Now, we are no longer the parents of our kids. They belong to the ones that provide everything for them, except for the entertainment toys, and now, even some of these things are provided by the State… Obamaphone, anyone? The kids are now children of the State. -And America is now a Communist Nation, because of laziness, weakness, greed, slovenliness, and an overall lack of concern and need of freedom by our masses. “Oh, let the government help, -we all pay taxes!” I have heard that SO many times! And its simply stupidity, rolling out of the way for the Nazis to become the parents of our kids. They are quite a provider, aren’t they? Provide everything EXCEPT freedom! A little “No, thank you, we will manage on our own!” goes a LONG way to preserve independence (as in Independence Day) and freedom! When we gave the gov control of our lives, they, of course, took it greedily. We take it back the opposite way that we gave it away.

  • Vinjan Smith

    I agree and that day is long past unfortunately. The same system is in place here in Arkansas where I currently live. Its scary watching this whole thing unfold with the kids and cars. As for what happened here in Tennessee; that cop being Billy Badass was a joke. And then he started pushing the girl around with the camera. At what point do we reclaim our freedom? This is all about government control and how Big Brother is watching us. I think that if our country isn’t careful pretty soon nothing will matter and the people who stay here and decide not to become ex-patriots because of the stupidity of our government at all levels will be in for a rude awakening. Its sad that people really don’t want to think for themselves anymore and just blindly do what the govt says. Our welfare systems and everything else show it. Anyway, I wish the father good luck and his children.
    vinnigirl

  • P J Landers

    TO THE PARENTS IN THIS IN THIS CASE; SEND A TYPED, DETAILED LETTER AND SEND A COPY OF THIS FILM (SD CARD) TO THE
    US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
    OFFICE FOE CIVIL RIGHTS
    ATLANTA GEORGIA
    i LIVED IN KNOXVILLE TN A FEW YEARS AGO AND TOOK ON THE ENTIRE KNOX COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IN BEHALF OF MY 13 YR OLD LEFT LEG ABOVE THE KNEE AMPUTEE D SON WHO BECAUSE OF HI INFIRMITY AND IN ABILITY TO PLAY SPORTS WAS TOLD HE WASNT WORTH AN EDUCATION.HE WAS LEFT IN A ROOM ALONE TO TEACH HIMSELF CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH HISTORY AND ENGLISH RESEARCH METHODS. a TEACHERS AIDE BROUGHT HIM HIS ASSIGNMENTS AT THE END OF THE DAY. . IT ONLY COST ME THE PRICE OF A POSTAGE STAMP.. IT COST KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS 3 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS

  • Eric

    Sheriff Burgess will end up watching the video in court when it’s shown to the jury and they award the plaintiff a huge award.

  • Larry Hart

    And there is no law preventing parents from picking up their children, unless a parent or both have legal related issues that prevent them from doing so. Let’s say, like a criminal past against children.

    But as I posted above, the officer said something to the effect that the parent(s) cannot be doing this all the time. The school wants the parents to sign the piece of paper giving their child permission to walk home from school. From what I understand, their child has disabilities, the parents are there at the end of the school day, and a lot of Tennessee children walk home by THEMSELVES every day, up to 2 miles in many locations. It may be LUDICROUS, but that is Tennessee for you as long as many other states, I suspect.

    Tennessee is the same state that is you fail to pay your property taxes and your house catches on fire, the fire department shows up and just watches your house burn to the ground. So a parent getting arrested for trying to walk their child is no surprise to me.

  • Sabrina Collard

    So disagreeing with the police is now considered “disorderly conduct”!

  • RTM

    Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department
    90 Justice Drive · Crossville, TN 38555
    Phone (931) 484-6176 ·
    fax (931) 456-7582
    ccsdalerts@gmail.com

  • Fred

    If all 8oo kids parent parked and walked up to pick up their child, because they didn’t want to wait in line, there would be great chaos. The reason for the rule is to keep safety for the students. When you have dozens of parents wanting their children at the end of the day coming all at once you can’t keep up with who goes with whom. That is how kids get taken by someone not allowed to take them. He was the only one there that day. Try it with a dozen parents with 2 or 3 kids a piece, can get pretty chaotic. Plus you have buses and parent pick up line going on at the same time. Most school have a cut off time for pick up for this reason. Bottom line you have to wait in line like everyone else. If you will listen to the beginning of the video the officer said “I’m not puttin up with this today” apparently is an on going situation that finally escalated that day.

  • Christopher Jay Campbell

    Frankly, if a school refused to turn my children over to me, I would report them for kidnapping and demand that the police issue an amber alert.

    As for the officer involved, there is such a thing as false arrest. Tennessee has, I believe, a statute on the books for dereliction of duty. That officer’s duty is to the parent, not the school, and has committed a felony. The father would have been entirely within his rights to place the officer under arrest, demand the officer’s badge and gun, and wait until the *real* police arrived.

    There are serious liability issues with what the school has done here. If the father or child had been injured the school would be responsible. In fact, the father would be justified in suing the school anyway.

  • Monty Simmons

    That cop is a azz, the kid of cops that make people tend to hate cops. What a fcking loser.

  • mspatdev

    I agree with you. You see a lot of this on TV and hear on the radio. This is pure communism by obammy and his cabinet and goons in the w/h. They all believe in what he says and does. People wake up and protect your children and don’t be lazy in taking care of them. You are losing so much of your children’s future and freedom.

  • ArtExtreme526 .

    That made me laugh. He was arrested because he refused to stand in between two cars in the street. Then the Sheriff says to the woman recording “get out the traffic or I will arrest you too.”

  • mspatdev

    They started this car lineup a week ago. Did all parents hear about it? The mother probably was working or couldn’t come and the father (thank heavens to him) went to get the kids. In stead of driving a block, he walked.

  • Steve Adams

    Power hungry cop throwing his weight around…I hope the father sues his pants off, and the school administration, and let’s throw the sheriff in there too. The cop escalated the issue… the father was within his rights, and said nothing until the cop started trying to drag him into an argument……..Sad state of affairs!! I guess I should add that I am a retired law enforcement officer, and I am embarrassed and ashamed that the good name of law enforcement officers are tainted by such as this.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck describes this as insanity? No, this is stupidity and immaturity. ON THE SCHOOL’S AND SHERIFF’S PART!

  • Jim

    This officer is a piece of Garbage.

    Not all officers are like this, many are very good people, but ones like this, they were picked on and beat up a lot in school, then they become police officers, then they become bullies themselves! He should be fired and I do hope the Dad sues the school and the district for stupid policies, the policeman and the people in that room who stood by and did nothing.
    The only way that bullies like this get away with it is when good people sit back and do nothing about it!

  • Tim Freeman Sr.

    This asshole shouldn’t be allowed to be a dog catcher. I don’t know about the rest of you but tomorrow morning I am going to call the Cumberland county Sherriff and ask him about this piece of shit. Maybe if they had to answer about 10,000 phone calls they would get tired of it and fire that gestapo bastard. Im so pissed off right now I bet my blood pressure hit a new high. Who in he hell does this maggot think he is? This is bullshit and the Sherriff needs to hear about it from a LOT of people. Everyone the agrees with me take a minute and make the call tomorrow. Lets show these bastards this is still America and we aren’t a bunch of spineless pushovers!

  • mspatdev

    Someone has posted that the cars were parked on the highway. That is rather ridiculous. Children are running to their parents and out on the highway and some one is going to get hurt or killed. Then I hope the parents sue the school, district, cops and whoever is involved for having to park on the highway.

  • Anonymous

    This incident really burns me up! I guess it is because I went through a similar bullying situation when I tried to go home and my wife called the local police saying she was afraid of me. She has physically abused me for years, and i never laid a finger on her in 40 years of marriage. Anyway, EIGHT police officers came to my door and asked me to step outside to talk. Of course, I thought nothing of it and stepped outside. I later learned from an attorney that I should not have agreed to do that, but trusting the officers, I complied. As I stepped through the door, they grabbed me and put me up against the wall of my house and frisked me, then made me lock my hands on top of my head and stuck their hands in my pockets and removed my personal belongings. They made me stand that way for the next 30 minutes on my front porch while one of them went inside to talk to my wife. They asked me after frisking me if I was armed!!!! I said did you find a weapon when your ran your hands all over me. I was so upset that i was trembling. This was on a Sunday night after Thanksgiving. My wife had left me at a little camper we had at the Lake and went home on July 4th and dared me to come home. I told the officers that they had cut off the water supply at the Lake because of cold weather and I had no other place to go except my own home. One of them said that he didn’t give a damn where the hell I went but I wasn’t staying there, When I first arrived home, I took a bag of my meds and my laptop computer inside with me. The officer talking to my wife came out and said they were going to escort me to the garage and would watch while I drove away. I am still standing there with my fingers locked on top pf my head and two of them grabbed me and started pushing me down the front porch steps. i said wait just a minute. Where is my wallet and personal belongings out of my pockets. I reached out a hand to receive them and they made me put my hands back on top of my head and they proceeded to put my belongings back in my pockets. They proceeded to physically guide me down the sidewalk towards the garage, and I said, hey, I have to have my meds and my computer. One of them went back inside and came back out with my meds, but no computer. I asked them where my computer was and they said you are not getting your damned computer. Then they marched me to my car and stood there until I drove off. I had $200 in twenties in a money clip in my pocket when I arrived home, and when I went back to the Lake and reopened the camper and got ready for bed I took everything out of my pockets and there was only a $5 bill in my money clip. Once I hired an attorney, he advised me to file a complaint with the PD Internal Affairs. When I asked for an appointment to do that they would only meet with me in the public hall way, and the IA officer talked to me like a common criminal. /he said his officers acted totally by the book and did nothing wrong. All through this episode, I was manhandled, they stole money from me and cursed me and the IA officer was not any better. This is an example of what our police forces are becoming. I am sure there are still good officers left, but I suspect they are becoming fewer and fewer. I have known several of the people that joined the local PD where I live and they were all bullies in school and became worse after joining the force. I submit that with the little they are paid, the PD probably cannot get anyone but arrogant, authority freaks and bullies to join the force.

  • Tim Freeman Sr.

    Gotta keep an eye on those damn bridge crossers.

  • Scott Pam

    This is not just The Chiel-InFilTraitor: remember they have been voting liberal for years and being desensitized over 30 years towards the loss of rights and Communism.

  • mspatdev

    That is true.

  • Tim Freeman Sr.

    Yeah, you sound like an asshole too.

  • Scott Pam

    Too Late.

    The Infiltraitor-In-Chief has gotten the most power ever through the passing of the ACA, which includes a US Police Force; the Communists/Progressives have gotten the Common Core (Communist-based, Islamic oriented, US History rewrite) passed in 47 states through financial coercion adopt or you get no money; the IRS and smaller groups are now harassing conservatives illegally in Wisconson; the IRS has been used as weapon of intimidation against conservative groups; the EPA is used as a weapon against anyone who disagrees with herf fuhrer’s plans.

    Proof?

    Start your googling.

  • Scott Pam

    Clearly they succeeded in your case.

  • Donnie Drenner

    Just wanna ask u this then?? Saying u would still come to the aid of a fellow officer, u’d a helped him detain this father w/ knowing why??

  • Donnie Drenner

    I’m sickened, by this…but have seen abuse of authority my whole life!!

  • BrianE

    I disagree with the actions of this officer. The majority of police I see do not act this way. Barring any signed court order from a judge keeping this man away from his children, the school has no right to keep the man from taking his children out of school. The deputy was wrong and I hope there is a follow up media report on this incident.

  • Anonymous

    government schools, an oxymoron. Government = power and control schools = education. Water and oil don’t mix.

  • BrianE

    Why would you sue the Country? It is the Deputy and those who made the rules that need to be sued not the taxpayers. If the Sheriff takes correct action with this Deputy and fired him, then why would you sue the Sheriff?

  • BrianE

    Cathy he didn’t need to read the father his Miranda Rights. That would be when the person is in custody and/or being questioned about criminal acts. This was a deputy who over stepped his authority and should not be an officer any longer.

  • Cauthorn Defender

    only doing your job….sounds like I am only following orders….Nazis tried that excuse and it didnt work then and it doesnt work now….we executed those Nazis and we should execute these Nazis too!!!

  • BrianE

    Who cares if he didn’t want to wait in the car line. Neither would I. A parent can go into a school at any time and get their child unless they have a protection order against them signed by a judge to stay away from such child.

  • BrianE

    Mitchina, I believe the school cannot stop a parent from having their child removed from the school at any time they so choose. The parent of course would need to contact the Principal’s office and say, “I am here to get my child for personal reasons” the answer should be, “Okay. Give us a few minutes to go to the class and bring your child here to the office. Have a good day thank you,”

  • Patty Fowler

    Glen the school and their staff is holding the child hostage, so why isn’t the staff arrested for this. I believe in every state that’s a 1st degree felony.

  • Murtud Lubadus

    Talking about communism, it’s already here,watch:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDo8xAQGrI8

  • Anonymous

    The outrageousness of this is so obvious. This slappy in a uniform just must be a relative of the Sheriff, and was relegated to ‘guarding’ the school under the assumption that he couldn’t get into any trouble there. He so much wanted to get those cuffs on someone. He was in fear of the call that was made to the Sheriff, and of losing his clout (?). He was the loud, obnoxious, trouble-maker, not the father.
    Did I hear him actually say, “You are a caucasian? You are hungry?”?? What was that about?

    I remember a time when the Sheriff and his deputies were big men (not fat) with a closed mouth and the ability to handle real trouble – like, Texas Rangers. Everyone knew that you didn’t want to cross them. A time also when all kids walked to school and back – sometimes a mile or so, even in the city. The only uniformed cop was the nice old man who stopped traffic to let the kids cross the busy street.

    It’s time to take back our schools and our children from the misguided “authorities” who know nothing about family, life, and liberty.

  • BrianE

    Ms Miller, it makes perfect sense. Some parents due to domestic issues or some other criminal act may actually have a signed judges order against them to stay away from said child. (IE to stop a child from a parental kidnapping which has happened way to often from schools). Also not every school knows every parent or every situation and must act on behalf of protecting said child as well as accommodating the parent to pick their child up. It should have been handled much better in this situation by the Deputy. It looked like the secretary was having him fill out the proper forms to get the children to cover any liability the school would have if they let the child go with someone that is not allowed by law to do so. The deputy should have just stayed out of it and let the school handle the situation.

  • Anonymous

    Check all these comments.Bet that Sherriff or whatever he was. will think twice before acting like that again. It is not illegal in TN to carry a stun gun either. One zap with my million watts would have given him an instant attitude adjustment. I have it in my pocket everytime I leave the house.Looks just like a cell phone

  • BrianE

    Ms Valle, I agree with you except the part about reading the Miranda Rights/Warning. The Miranda did not apply in this incident.

  • Vern Green

    If they tried this with me and my kids, I would be charging them with kidnapping.

  • Steve McKuhen

    All of you seem to be missing the point.
    1. Some one in the school administration believes that school policy has the same weight as law passed by the legislature. That is not their idea. That is part of the instructions from his superiors.
    2. The Officer believes that he has the authority to enforce school policy as if it were law passed by the legislature. That is not his idea. That is part of his instructions from his superiors.
    You gave away your Constitutional freedoms long ago.
    The Father is lucky the Officer did not shoot him.

  • LST

    I do hope he sues, and wins big, and that piece of trash cop should be fired.

  • Mr Smith

    Beck needs to back up his soap box rants by uncovering and reporting on OBAMA Birth Cert, Taxation w/o representation, OBAMACARE, BENGHAZI and more – stop being a blowhard.

  • Doug Stoxen

    I wish the parent was armed and killed the school administrator the the gestopo asshole. It’s not too late, he wont be on school grounds forever.

  • GAB67
  • GAB67

    http://www.mnguntalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=39776#p432332
    Not all Police are against the people.

  • Gary Cauble

    #1 I would never put any of my kids in public school… They are run by complete idiots and then you add the new breed of cops that like to bully people… I keep myt family as far away from any government activities as I can…

  • Anonymous

    That cop is lucky that man was a gentleman because that cop was a POS!

  • Anonymous

    Your an idiot!

  • Steve McKuhen

    You are incorrect. Name just one Police Officer who will immediately arrest another officer for killing an unarmed citizen.
    They are against the people and for themselves.
    Would you like to be the man who had his anus searched a few days ago?

  • Anonymous

    Who the f are you? Where has your illiterate A-hole been?

  • sdalman

    Wait did he just try to state a STATE law and got interrupted to get arrested?? Wow the progressive agenda is tainting even sheriffs now? Now our militia is turning on us

  • Jenn

    STUPID…INSANE….PATHETIC…MORONIC….there was absolutely no disorderly conduct as far as the father goes…the deputy however was the one who was being disordery…the school needs to get its act together and end this stupid “wait in line” policy they got going….the father obviously pays the taxes for that school so he should be able to pick up his kids just like all the other parents…there should be no “wait in line” policy as it absolutely makes no sense….but then again….welcome to THE COMMON CORE….THE WORLD OF SATAN…ooops….I mean…Obama…..

  • Jenn

    an Obama lover…

  • Beanlet

    I bet the teachers were pissed at having to wait around dismissing kids an hour past the end of school, while the line of cars slowly got shorter. That’s crazy.

  • Gary M.

    Anyone, who understands communists KNOWS that lieing is an Admirable part of their morality. The ends ALWAYS justify their means. ALWAYS. Since 1915, Communists have illustrated this method. Consequently, as you can NEVER negociate successfully with a communist, to paraphrase General Crook, 1850′s in Oregon, “The ONLY Good Communist IS a Dead Communist”. After watching the Mass Murder of aprox. 200 Million People, Worldwide, since 1917. It’s an Admirable and MORAL Trade to apply their methods back on them. If you want America back, you better think on those lines. They certainly have You in their sites & on their lists when they get enough control of the polical apparatus, as they ALWAYS have.
    Bill Ayres & crew has a 30M Am. dead, as a target, if they’re to get proper control. They love genicide. Period. That’s they’re documented history. Facts don’t lie, which they wish would.

  • Norm Koch

    Can you imagine how this individual would handle himself in a true crisis situation? I shudder at the thought. This guy shouldn’t be mall cop much less a Sheriff. The fact this pos has a gun and a badge speaks to leadership… Time for the people to replace their Sheriff with a competent one…

  • Steve McKuhen

    Thank you. Here is something to help you.
    Your is the second person possessive adjective, used to describe something as belonging to you. Your is nearly always followed by a noun.

    You’re is the contraction of “you are” and is often followed by the present participle (verb form ending in -ing).

    ‘You’re an idiot’ is correct.

  • Shawn Berry

    When did we lose our freedom to the state? Did they deem our constitutional bill of civil liberties void by executive order like the president does when he bypasses congress? Can anyone be grabbed and held prisoner for demanding that their civil liberties not be infringed. If we have come to that point then civil disobedience is definitely called for!

  • NotMuchLeft2Fight4

    More harm came from the cop wasting time on something so sensless. If the cop wad getting his kids and someone said no he would probably have flipped out. That dad wasnt even being a confrontational he just wanted to get his kids amd leave. All the while he is being threatend by a peace officer for absolutely no reason. That officer is a joke, I pity those who are surrounded by such weakness and corruption. Justice is dead. It makes me sick.

  • John Moses Browning

    Yes Sir,
    There are hell of a lot more pissed off Citizens than there are Cops. Maybe we need a Central Website with video of the “Jack Booted Morons With Guns”. Call it something like “unco-operative Law Enforcement Officers” and only state facts in evidence. Otherwise the LEO’S could sue for defamation. Stick to time, place, the situation and maybe have a voting system like these. That way everyone would be aware of the Idiots to look for.- Literally Out these Tools. No comments other than the very basic facts – the officers name, badge number. Let the Video’s do the talking, but maybe send a copy to the Top Cop in the City or County and the Judiciary?

  • TilledCone

    Miranda rights dont need to be read unless you want to use anything said after the arrest in the court of law.

  • Billy

    Yeap it is called police state , where citizens have no rights at all, the police and officials tell you what you can and can not do. this is where we are at today.

  • Billy

    I would love to know the out come of this story.

  • TilledCone

    VictoriaValle, Please read up about miranda rights. you are wrong.

  • TilledCone

    I believe a school will have official notice of a restraining order for a child.

  • Manny Bravo

    Follow this story ,i think we need to knw what happen with this stupid thug “police”

  • Delilah Nichols

    Unfortunately, they no longer have to read you your Miranda rights when they arrest you. Now they usually wait until you are in court, and play some tape informing you of your rights, as well as a tutorial on how court works. It’s weird and very disconcerting.

  • Anonymous

    When did LEO’s start taking orders from School Boards or school administrators?
    I’m a retired LEO and I know that plenty can happen off camera, but I am at a loss on this one. Looks like just another stupid Barney got his panties in a wad because someone didn’t follow the herd and now he’s on video having his AuthoritAy questioned. He doesn’t like the video taping, as he mentions it a few times.

  • Art Mettle

    That idiot cop is out of control and needs to be fired. I am totally with that parent. He was walking and it is in no way safe for someone to stand in the same line with cars. The banks don’t let you walk through the drive through, you don’t walk through a drive through fast food place! All for safety reasons. If his child was a special needs child it is even more so important for that parent to walk with that child where there are cars. I hope that cop looses his job. He is in no way a competent officer to protect anyone.

  • Patrick Fallon

    it is all most at the point in the U.S.A that cops should not have guns and what a fat waste of tax payers money this cop is

  • KCaprioni

    That is a terrible state of affairs when you try to get your children and they deny you access unless you do what they say like stand in line with cars. Come on is that officer that dense or does he just suffer from little man syndrome?

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps this should have been thought through before arresting this man. Common sense says that if he was on foot he didn’t need to wait in line. Instead of coming up with a solution on the spot the arrest this man for disorderly conduct. Something is wrong here.

  • John W. Chapman

    Under 42 USC section 1983, you WOULD sue the deputy. Depending on the participation in the arrest and the “policy” at the department level, you might also sue the agency and superiors under the Monell case. Finally, you might have a state cause of action for false arrest.

  • Anonymous

    #2 reason for gun control, don’t give stupid cops a gun or a badge.

  • Donny May

    Barney Fife.

  • Bonnie Somer

    YES AND AS I HAVE BEEN SAYING WE THE PEOPLE CAN STOP IT BUT WE MUST ACT NOW OR IF U THINK THIS IS BAD IT CAN B WORSE, LOOK AT N KOREA TO GET U TO DO WHAT THEY WANT THEY IMPRISON UR FAMILY …. IF WE DO NOT GO TO DC AND DEMAND THE IMPEACHMENT OF OBAMA WE R TO BLAME FOR NOT DOING OUT JOB. I TOO AGREE W/THE DAD, HE WALKED JUST LET HIM PICK HIS KIDS UP.

  • Ruth Wallace

    WHAT was the officer thinking? Was he thinking of the mans kids? NO! Was he thinking of the dad’s rights? NO! Was he thinking how dangerous it would be if the dad STOOD in the road with the cars? NO! WAS he being a bully? YES!!! Most policeman would see the logic in what the dad was saying. He should have seen that the dad was signing a form for his kids. Think of other people not your position!!!! Schools might need to rethink their policies!! The parents and kids should not be treated as prisoners!!!!!

  • Trygeania Dowell

    My kids wouldn’t be going back to that. school. I would homeschool.

  • deputygregswife

    As a former deputy sheriff, I don’t know where this guy received his training; however he is a pontificating IDIOT. If I were his colleague, I would have to punch him in the face for giving the rest of law enforcement a bad name. It’s people like this who make a tough job even tougher. He may not know it, but he very well could get another officer killed because his actions make people HATE law enforcement even more than they already do. I hope he is held accountable for his actions, but I don’t have much faith in the system anymore as we are being pushed into a communist nation. GOD SPEED AMERICA.

  • Kurt Van Luven

    Sad because the Sheriff is the only local, electable, Law Enforcement we have. I would much prefer to get along. But ceding parental Rights? NO SIR!

  • Montabello

    Literally everything is captured on video today. Orwell wasn’t an author. He was a prophet.

  • Anonymous

    Last minute? What exact time is “last minute” You get there around the time they need to leave. And from all accounts the kids were still in the classroom – bell hadn’t rung yet. The school doesn’t have a “position” for not releasing someone’s child to their custody, he was willing to wait for his kid to get to the office which is why he was at the office and not stalking the bus pick up area. Dude – try following common sense.

  • Anonymous

    It wasn’t the proper form – they seemed to know him as the parent of that child – he wasn’t displaying anything but a little frustration that a gvt institution and a cop were telling him he could not have his child. Man, you need to pay attention when you have your ears and eyes on something – or are you just weighing in without watching the vid?

  • Anonymous

    Ticketed him for what? Being a parent?

  • Anonymous

    I believe you are right – but for this argument’s sake regarding this parent not being able to retrieve his daughter after the bell rings was the ludicrous point I was trying to make.

  • Anonymous

    It was in the video – not posted somewhere as the fact but ass the reference to seeing it in the video.

  • Derek Cassidy

    Here is my question … What if the father didn’t have a car? Maybe he didn’t even have a license. Maybe his car broke down and didn’t have time to fix it in time to pick his kids up. We have here an example of where the state truly believes that his kids do not belong to him … boy are they wrong. I’d bring civil liberties suit against the state and the school board to free, not only my child but, all children from the oppression of the state.

  • Anonymous

    Also what he doesn’t see is we are not the free Nation we should be or think we are any longer…. not by a long shot and it’s getting worse

  • Anonymous

    Which probably don’t force you into the street to park your car well over an hour after the bell rings.

  • Anonymous

    First, who ws filming this? Second, the deputy was an A**hole. the father didn’t put a finger on the officer. He should sue the Sherifff, and the school district.

  • Anonymous

    This is not the case everywhere. In the school where I teach, the parents’ word is the final word. If someone shows up to pick up their kids, at any time, they get their kids (unless there are custody issues, etc., but that’s another matter).

  • Steve Cole

    You sir and those like you always argue with stupid points that you get from your moronic talking heads. Why can’t you and those like you start using that little know thing called common since.

  • Paula Veronee Whitfield

    When we pay our police the lowest of salaries, we get the dumbest of cops!!!
    This makes me furious!! That stupid cop needs to be fired! He is about as dumb as dirt!!! Who does he think he is???? Geez………………….

  • Anonymous

    just a note Nathan this was tennessee

  • Tracy L. K.

    How goofy, silly & utterly immature! Grow up!

  • Anonymous

    Insanity. The sheriff should be fired.

  • Anonymous

    I just watched again. At he very end was the sherif trying to pull the phone from the child?

  • takedown33

    9amdam83: I agree with you to an extent. Do not label all police officers as “THUGS IN UNIFORM”. The vast majority are quality officers that do what they are supposed too. Those who work for large municipalities are usually at the top of the training scale and are trained to handle the situations in the proper manner. Those who work for smaller departments tend to have more lax training and the screening process for the hiring is of a lower standard. This is the result that is influenced by politics. The father was not treated with respect or afforded a temporary solution to the problem. Secondly he did not need to be aggravated by an official on a power trip. I am so glad no schools where I live operate in this manner.

  • tim walker

    The bigger Government gets the smaller our rights get. It’s a fact that power is going to peoples heads . Soon it will be to the point that leavening your own house will be when they tell you to. The drones are flying and big brother is watching.
    Makes you wonder what are they scared of

  • vener8r

    I have witnessed this kind of ‘attitude’ before on the part of the officer. I have joked that it must be a class in training ‘Condescending Power Jerk 101.’ And this power play is spreading. The school or whatever powers decided on this policy are WAY out of line. The man is a father of children in that school. And while they have a duty and responsibility for protection of said children from outside sources….I don’t care if he stopped by 2 hours into the school day in a gorilla suit, THOSE ARE HIS CHILDREN!!!!! I’m afraid I would have been civily disobedient. Without ANY reason or provocation the officer would have had a fight on his hands and it would have been MUCH worse for me…until my day in court and I would have crucified them in the media as well. I just hope that this case is blown up into a frenzy so that other administrators can see the folly and pull back on the reigns. (nope…I spelled that right. : )

  • Anonymous

    I spent virtually my entire adult life in law enforcement and from what I can see in this video it certainly appears to me that the officer is out of line. I can’t imagine that the arrest would survive any kind of judicial review.

  • Anonymous

    Of course we agree with the dad! It is good for them to walk. Don’t our kids need the exercise?

  • Anonymous

    WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
    Fight it legally.

  • Anonymous

    Certainly we would imagine most officers would act in a professional and courteous manner. Unfortunately, those of us who live in rural areas are always in peril of running across someone like that. Nowadays they hire tiny little guys as cops. Not sure why. These guys can’t weigh even 150 lbs. Perhaps for that reason they have a terrible attitude.
    Anyway, there is something totally wrong with a school that refuses to release kids when school is out, or who dictate to parents the ‘only’ way to pick their kids up. I wouldn’t put up with that for one day. I would be at the next board meeting and I probably wouldn’t be as nice.

  • Anonymous

    Nah, it wouldn’t matter. We could pay that guy $10k more and he would still be stupid.

  • Sick of this!

    Get the facts before you report Glenn Beck! He parked his car down the road and walked up so he didn’t have to stay in the car line! You should find out about the scenes he caused in the 2 days prior to this incident! You should also ask what happened on the sidewalk before they got into the school. This father was not such a nice man when the camera wasn’t rolling! I’m so ashamed in the “news” stations and “reporters” for making this into a circus! GET THE FACTS and do some real investigating!!!

  • Anonymous

    He will. And yes I agree he should. He should also fire a complaint for false arrest.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    That was all I could think of as I watched that unfold.

  • Anonymous

    And he threatens the person filming with arrest.

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention the tax payers who have to pay those teachers for it. Dismissal is a serious business and safety needs to be priority one, but something is wrong in Denmark if it takes an hour or more to dismiss. Sorry, but my time is a good deal more valuable than that.

  • Anonymous

    Why would you just assume the dad was lying? If you live near school, it is faster to walk than to stand in an unsafe (because it was on the highway) car line? And why would anyone expect a man on foot to put himself on the highway between two cars? Jaamoose, Do you have a brain cell working?

  • Tim Walker

    Are you too stupid to read or too deaf to listen to what the man said? He clearly stated several times “I walked!” That’s what the entire controversy is about! Duh!

  • Anonymous

    I gave away nothing. We’re not missing the point. The cop was wrong.

  • Anonymous

    And yet, somehow his point remains correct!

  • Webber87

    Yes, he did cover that story. Was the front page story on TheBlaze.

  • Sick of this!

    The cars are clearly stopped! There is a person in front of the rows of cars stopping them until all of the kids are in their cars and then he releases one row at a time! The kids are in no danger and you can clearly see that the cars are stopped. This is how pick up goes and is done very safely! Once the first row of loaded cars moves up and leaves and the next set of unloaded cars are stopped in their row then the second row of loaded cars leave and the row fills up with unloaded cars and then a person walks down the middle and calls the name of the student while another person is in front of the two rows of STOPPED cars not letting them go until both rows of cars are SAFELY loaded and then he releases one row and then that row fills up and the he releases the second row and that row fills up and so on and so on until all of the kids are picked up! I have never been worried about the safety of my kids while I am picking them up!

  • Anonymous

    Clearly this is part of a bigger story in which the school has been making crazy rules and acting against the interests of the students and the parents. This guy had a pretty good idea something like this would happen or he would not have brought someone along to film it.

  • Anonymous

    None of that makes up for the stupid policy and what we saw on the tape.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with the cop on this one. He had no idea who the dad was or even if the guy was being truthful about wanting to pick up his kids. The dad was at fault not only because he showed up early but because he most likely didn’t tell the school he would be there. Staying outside on the curb where the cars were is one thing but if something is changed the school(any school)has to be informed. That’s because schools have an obligation to keep kids safe until the parent who is supposed to be picking them up gets there the way the rules have been set up. There are reasons rules are the way they are.

  • GR

    While it was in TN, I would say as a whole, at least the ones here in knoxville, the Police do their job well. I deal with them on an almost daily basis in my line of work and I’ve not seen them step out of line. This guy was just a bad apple

  • Sick of this!

    He has a car! And an RV, which he drove to school Wednesday! And he owns a drag strip! And he even said that if he wants to drive his helicopter to get his kids then he can so I don’t think that a lack of vehicle is his issue! What you don’t see is the scene this father caused the two days before! His kids don’t walk to school, they ride in a car! He parked his car down the road and claimed to be a walker. The policy is that walkers are released after car riders and bus riders so they are not walking in all the traffic. They were not holding his kids hostage, they were just telling him to get in his car and wait like the rest of us parents that don’t think they are above the law! The police officer had put up with this guy yelling and throwing a fit for three days! He is a lot more patient of a man than I could ever be!

  • Sick of this!

    They knew him because that was the third day he had been up causing trouble! Don’t believe everything that you see on tv or the internet! There is always two sides to every story and everyone needs to hear the other side of this! This father is in no way an innocent person!

  • Sick of this!

    Exactly! What you saw on tape! What you didn’t see was this man on the sidewalk in the officer and principals face yelling and screaming! It’s easy to calm down and manipulate a situation when you have the police so fired up and then decide to video tape! Do you even know the policy?

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  • The Truth

    If he was black, Obama would have already had a press conference.

  • Tracy L. K.

    Oh I’m not the least bit embarrassed but thank you for your concern. If your tirade is not defending that officers conduct then call me crazy! I never said you did blame the dad mr. assumption pants! No, your tirade blames the very Citizens who pay that police officers salary & the very citizens that you proceeded to call fools! I read your comment thoroughly. I’m 47 & do have a college education so my comprehension skills are very much intact! Not once in my statement did I jump to any conclusions so your assessment doesn’t really hold water. It seems to me that people are very aware of their rights & even more familiar with the “realm of law enforcement” and are becoming more familiar with that said realm every day with each new incompetent action by law enforcement! The vast majority of people do not in fact believe that cops are carrying a torch for obama. The vast majority believe that cops like the one in this video has little man syndrome & the only way cops like this can look like a big man is by hiding behind that gun & badge! By abusing his position of power like we are seeing more & more of everyday! The “Dribble” you so kindly refer to is another fine example of the ego & arrogance a lot of cops have & think that we ordinary, hard working, decent citizens opinions & knowledge is just “dribble” to you & referring to us Citizens as “Fools” just shows how high your level of arrogance really is! It is this very level of arrogance that creates situations like this dad being arrested & even worse, can get innocent people killed! And may I remind your all knowing ass that not All laws, rules, policies & the such are created by the people! There are laws & policies that we have no control over! “Amazingly” more & more of these moronic, genius & incompetent actions by law enforcement are being brought to the publics attention, more & more of these said cases are being won by the citizens that you call fools & their word’s are only dribble to you! With the advancement of technology & everyone having phones or tablets w/ cameras on them, I believe we will continue to see this kind of insane conduct by those who think they are the law instead of protecting the laws & the citizens like they are paid to do! Disorderly conduct may be a common arrest in any town but the key word is the Very First Word DISORDERLY! If that father was being disorderly then call me the pope! You say that there are parents that get arrested at schools everday for disorderly conduct. Does that make it ok then? Do you think that is the “right thing to do”? I would think that a Good police officef would try to prevent that from happening & only resort to arresting parents at their childrens school unless they were being overly disruptive or an obvious threat! That is how the vast majority define law enforcement! A growing number of law enforcement are over reaching their duties & far too many are crossing the line to do it! You trying to justify this cops bad behavior & obvious wrong decision to arrest this dsd speaks volumes of your character & your inability to be one of those Good Cops that keep a level head & try not to arrest people without very good cause! Us citizrns didn’t “allow” anything. It’s cops like you that sit back & try to justify this kind of behavior of one of your own that create the mad & fed up citizens that you see now! You are creating enemies by doing that! It’s a shame that you couldn’t have called this guy out instead of ranting, demeaning & trivializing everyone else’s opinions & thoughts on the subject! You go on in yo u r comment to deem us all cowards for letting criminals take over our neighborhoods?? Huh….this father can’t pick up his child from school without being arrested….How do suppose we all take to the streets to abolish said crminals? Yeah, I see that going over as great as a turd in the punch bowl! Oh, And don’t worry sir, we won’t be calling on police officers like you! We’ll be calling upon the ones eho remember what their job is & who pays their salaries! You know what I find to be absolutely disgusting….this extremely over weight cop is not out arresting REAL criminals! But then again, with all that weight how could he possibly catch a real criminals? That’s why he has to arrest those easy targets, otherwise he would have absolutely no arrest & would probably be a laughing stock smong his peers. We couldn’t have that now can we! Good Grief!

  • Anonymous

    The “officer” appears to be someone who has clearly had an attitude about the father for a long time. I wonder if they went to grade school together. The father is a big guy who looks like he still stays in shape. The Barney Fife has the traditional pear shape of a rent a cop want to be….

  • TheFreeStuffArmy

    Link is broken, works for about 1.30 minutes and then stops….

  • TheFreeStuffArmy

    You ARE the problem.

  • TheFreeStuffArmy

    Sadly, I must disagree, I would say 15% are good, the rest are on a power trip. They’ve become nothing more than jack booted revenue collectors twisting the law (they’ve been allowed to by conniving politicians and an ignorant electorate). There has been a wholesale destruction of our civil liberties as detailed by Glen on his show, over and over, and it’s been carried out by these guys. They’re real quick to pull a gun, taser or billy club – driving around in what amounts to Mad Max cars, 3 weapons, tasers, pepper spray, and more and more we see the abuse….due to brave people who record the abuses.

  • Gary Allen Cummings

    This policeman is like Obama, a total , powerful egotist. He should be arrested and have his authority taken away from him. We do not need this type of authority in America. The policeman is the problem.

  • Jesse Sherer

    For god’s sake I dont like the arrest any more than anyone else but 16 people liked this…..do you know what miranda even says. You would only read miranda if you are going to interrogate him. Too much Hollywood in our culture. Miranda deals with the interrogation of subjects who are under arrest you can arrest people all day long and not read them miranda as long as you are not questioning them. Further more you can interrogate them all you want without reading miranda as long as you dont want to use the information obtained against them in a trial. Miranda has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ABILITY TO ARREST SOMEONE AND YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO READ THEM MIRANDA BECAUSE YOU ARE ARRESTING THEM. if you do arrest someone and question them without miranda, they dont sue the officer either…the penalty for innapropriately obtained statements or confessions is that they cant be used against you in at trial. Miranda mistakes are a tragedy for victims not suspects as when an officer messes up and gets a confessions without miranda they cant use it against suspect (tons of cases where an officer simply forgets and a guilty person is set free but those are the rules)….it is in place to prevent cohersion of confessions and quite honestly tries to keep the playing field level when LEO’s are questioning suspects.

  • Warren Newcomb

    They are using 1984 as a guide line anymore

  • The Hammer

    You have the right to remove your child from school any time. You as a parent do not have to wait for a bell. It may be disruptive and not always the best thing to try to collect your kids before school is out, but you are the legal custodian of your kids. No one has a higher power than you.

  • donl

    Damn the Socialists,Communist’s, and Hitler types. We are losing our Rights and our Freedoms. These people should be arrested for kidnapping.

  • Brandon Allen

    The biggest jerk cops I’ve ever come across are also the biggest redneck Obama haters out there. I know because I grew up with a bunch of them. It actually has less to do with the government and more to do with the upbringing. Unfortunately the men who have the biggest ego issues are the ones who grew up in the country or in the hood. You get both sides.

  • The Hammer

    It doesn’t matter if he parked his car somewhere else and walked up to the school. No school has the right to detain your children when you arrive to pick them up. You (and not the schools or the government) are the custodian or your children. You are legally responsible for them over any other entity, period!

  • tommy

    Parents rights end at the school door in New York State. The State knows what your kids need. If you think this was bad move to NY.

  • Elizabeth

    Okay, one thing I heard them say that caught my attention. Let me start by saying that I completely agree with this dad. They said that the walkers are dismissed after the bus riders (maybe car riders, too). I would assume that is for safety…making sure the kids aren’t hit by traffic. HOWEVER, that is because those walkers are walking without adults with them! Being a teacher, I understand that for the safety of the kids and efficiency of the dismissal, there has to be a system set in place. Yet, this sheriff needs to go back to the root of WHY there is a system….FOR THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS. If there is a dad in the office saying “I’m here to pick up my kids,” he obviously is capable to take care of his own kids. You override the system. If I kid shows up and says I’m a walker and my dad is right down the corner, can I go? You say no. I would want to see the dad in the office. Once the child is in the parent’s custody, you have released liability to the parent. Come on, people. They obviously need a better car rider system because that line was ridiculous, but I don’t think they need to revamp when to let the walkers go. They just need some common sense.

  • Fletch

    This arrest will not stand up in court! The Law will have NO case because the officer NEVER read the man his Miranda Rights, while being arrested for an un-named offense.

  • roberta4343

    I have to agree with you, the bad apples make the whole seem bad, the sheriff and deputies around here were really cordial and polite when a lady hit a pole and they were talking to her, they didnt even cite her as it was a lone car accident, they probably gave her what she needed for insurance purposes,maybe they cited her later not sure, but they were really nice, I even talked to them for a while because they were standing around keeping traffic away and waiting on paramedics and the electric company (she hit a electric pole). so not all are bad. hopfully I won’t ever been boot stamped by any officers but who knows. personally I hope I die before they have a chance to harm me.

  • Anonymous

    Nathan, stop and frisk is a good thing. it stops the gang banggers from carrying guns. Most of the out of control cops I see are happening in cities like DC. The story about the mother they killed with her baby in her car( we still don’t know who shot her) That story went away very fast. I see stories in states like Texas,Tennesee and most states with out of control police. Its a trough job but more and more to many police are out of control.

  • Anonymous

    As far as I can see, this Officer is a TYPICAL RED NECK BULLY that thinks he can arrest anyone he wants to. Sickening. The Sherriff’s Dept. needs to review this guy.

  • Anonymous

    Perpetrator: Sheriff Avery Ayles… Call His Boss below and demand that Sheriff Avery Ayles is fired. His Boss is: Sheriff Burgess at: (931) 484-6176

  • kenneth Hadley

    Brandon, you are stereotyping to the extreme. Police are paid by, hired by and trained by the community they serve.. We get the police force we tolerate or allow.. I do find it odd that: The more police we hire, the higher the crime rate goes? Also note that we are excluding the upper crust or better educated from arrest and prosecution. Go to any traffic court and you will find this to be true. Professional people are no better drivers, nor are they more law abiding. They are more influential. There lies the problem.. We are a divided culture.. One part doing the, tax paying, the fighting and dying as well as the work, while the other half gets a free pass. White collar crimes net ten times the money but get almost no jail time..
    . If we trust each other, why are their police at our schools? I never saw police at my school and we did fine without them. We simply need to get back to self reliance and common sense.. Most arrest today or senseless as well as socially selective.. This arrest was idiotic and, much to do about nothing.. We got too many cops and not enough self reliance…

  • Anonymous

    Common sense is greatly lacking these days.

  • persuasive

    No leadership eventually leads to a degrading of just societal norms of civic discourse and behavior. ww.couragetolaugh.com

  • Wiley Live

    Once more people begin to use LegalShield, more parents will be able to “push back” in a situation like this. Having an attorney on the phone to explain your rights to the officer, OR to monitor the situation gives you the clout you deserve. That $17 per month is very handy when faced with ANY situation that requires an understanding or interpretation of the law…especially if a potential arrest is involved.
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  • Bret Wolz

    wake up and use the system. Personally I would have called the police and charged the principal, teachers and “safety officer” with kidnapping

  • Phrispirit

    What will it take for us to take back the schools from the state? The government has absolutely no business in education. Let us start calling, writing and emailing our representatives to end government control of schools. If we can make this happen, we will see innovation and REAL education.

  • b4enviro

    Our school has a simular policy. We aren’t “allowed” to park in the parking lot we paid for and walk up to school. They said it was safer. We have to get there 30 mins early and wait in a 2 lane line where the kids have to walk in between cars to get to 2nd lane. Yep that is much safer than walking to lot with your parent. NOT!

  • Ken Osborn

    I would not put up with that kind of behavior, these inbreded rednecks would have another thing coming if it were my child… This is opening up a whole new meaning of Civil War, this police state action against the citizens that pay taxes for these clown’s wages are reason enough to exercise that good ole 2nd Amendment Right!!!
    If you have a problem with my comment, then you are part of the problem……!

  • Eric

    ” Today children we are going to learn about Law suits”

  • Joseph Blosch

    Eh, this scum bag of a police officer needs to be sued and the school sued along with him.

  • Kim Metz

    This is ridiculous. I’ve seen, way to often, police officers take their jobs to a level that is not needed, like they are God or something. This deputy was a complete ass and moron. They were okay with the kids leaving alone and unsupervised, but not with their own father???? The school is just as much to blame for coming up with such a stupid policy! I hope that the deputy gets disciplined for being so utterly stupid! I also hope the school comes up with a better policy. I am 100% in agreement with the dad on this one!

  • Jeanie

    Contact the Governor and the Mayor to tell them what you think. The Cumberland County Sheriff already took down their Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Team​Haslam http://cumberlandcountytn.gov​/mayor/ As a parent and a US citizen, this is a very serious issue for me. I don’t care what that parent has done, he came to pick up his child and should not have been arrested doing so.

  • Gregsqu

    This is just the beginning of the tyranny we can expect to see all across the nation. As the President, Atty General and others refuse to obey and enforce the law at the national level, those that enforce at the State and Local level feel lthat they can do the same, with impunity. It just shows the level of ignorance that we have bred into the past couple of generations by accepting the slow, insidious march of Progressivism. It won’t be too long before Patriots have had their fill and begin to take back the country. Fat, obnoxious deputies like the one at the school in Tennesee will rue the day that they treat people the way this jerk did.

  • Steven Eddington

    Why reassign him? This cop needs to go down the road. This is also coming from a former law enforcement officer. There is no room for cops like him in our judicial system.

  • Eric

    I would ask once for my kids. Upon resistance, I would ask them “are you denying me the right to pick up my kids?” Then I would be all over the school and the SO. Sounds like a good lawyer would nail some kidnapping charges on the school system and SO.

  • Tracy L. K.

    Did you even read the article or watch the video? Making a comment & taking a side without all the facts, reading entire artice & watching video in it’s entirety blows my mind! Twit!

  • Tracy L. K.

    Law enforcement are trained & taught go keep a level head & defuse these kind of situations! They are also trained to arrest people as the last resort if the person is being threatening, which he wasn’t. He wasn’t being disorderly from what can be seen. The father is actually correct about parents lining up on a busy street being unsafe. The father has had problems with the school prior to this incident concerning the treatment of his special needs child being bullied by the principle which you fail to mention! The Sheriff also agreed with the father about cars being lined up on a busy highway & it states that they are going to revisit thst policy! Whatever it is that the rest of didn’t see that you keep going on about is irrelevant in my opinion. The cop clearly shows his level of incompetence & lack of restraint to do the right thing! The right thing is not to arrest the dad at his children’s school. He was not being threatening, didn’t curse, yell or get in anyone’s face! The school & the cop are wrong, period! When school let’s out any parent can pick their child up from school & shouldn’t have to put up with such nonsense to do so! It is the law! They cannot keep our children from us & if they think some stupid school policy that they no doubt sat around a big table eating donuts all day to come up with is going to sit well with actually sane parents who know their rights then they are sadly mistaken! One other thing you fsil to mention while your ranting about what he does off camera & obviously taking the side of these loons, is that any parent in their normal & right mind would do the same thing! The lengths that I would go to for my three boys knows no bounds, rules or policies! He had problems with these people before that is why he was video taping to begin with! If something else comes out about the story & the dad is proven absolutely & utterly wrong, then my mistake. Until such evidence presents itself I believe the dad did the right thing & I would have done nothing less!! People that are idiots & want to come up with these idiotic policies will continue to do so if we ALLOW them to! You never know that dad may have saved someone’s life by not having to sit on that busy highway anymore & I bet this school & other’s will rethink their policies before putting them into place! Everything happens for a reason!

  • Tracy L. K.

    Exactly! Well stated!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah,I read the article. As far as letting schools know what is going on when someone comes to school to pick up a kid I have personal experience with that.. Back in the late 90s it was my job to pick up my niece from school. One time her mom said I didn’t have to and picked my niece up herself without informing the school. They went somewhere without coming home. Which resulted in the teacher coming to the house, finding out I had no idea where Kara was only that her mom picked her up and she wasn’t’ home yet. The other personal experience was back in the 1960s where the bus driver didn’t't let me off the bus until someone parental came downstairs to see I got to the house safely. Of course that may have been a special circumstance seeing as I went to special ed school but both incidents show that if the school is told that something different than the usual goes on then everything is fine.

  • Tracy L. K.

    Probably even more so! His ego would then be inflated to the size of his pay check! Not all of them but most.

  • Anonymous

    This is not happening by accident. We can thank the feminazis for this. Women have been PUSHED out of the home and now it takes two incomes to make ends meet, or so the public has been brainwashed into thinking. Just whose dream has it been to eventually control all aspects of our lives. Now our children are not only indoctrinated during school, they get to see how little power their parents have to truly protect them.
    I urge all of you reading this who have children of school age. HOMESCHOOL. Don’t be intimidated by the bullies who want to interfere in your upbringing of your children. DO NOT feed the monster. WE HAVE LET THIS HAPPEN BECAUSE WE SAY, “I CAN’T”. I can’t not work, I can’t raise my own kids, I can’t educate them.
    Well, society is reaping the rewards of “I can’t.
    We decided years ago that WE CAN’T turn our kids over to be raised by petty power junkies with an agenda, we CAN’T send them to the prisons they have built physically and that the operate in the same way, we CAN’T stand before God and say that we did our best if we did so. So we DO instead. We DO without gadgets, TV, and expensive vacations, because we DO without a second income. We DO educate our own children. We DO endeavor to make them salt and light, so as adults they are ready to face the next generation that act in the same way this school administration and this deputy does until eventually this whole thing collapses, which it will.
    A God fearing, wife, mother and homeschooler

  • Anonymous

    “No thank you, we’ll educate our children at home” is a good start, but it has to be prefaced with mom and dad living on one income or working opposing shifts. A sacrifice too many of my own friends won’t make because they have a phone for each kid, a satellite TV package that pushes $200 a month, must have vacations, and chemically laden, take out or highly processed quick cook foods instead of doing chemistry in the kitchen with those kids and making real food that is cheaper and better. It’s all choices, right down to the initial choice to buy that bigger house with a bigger yard and a second new vehicle, etc.
    People are down right amazed on what we DON”T have. A few kids have expressed real concern that my son actually had his bedroom in the laundry room for 3 years while we saved to actually pay cash for our big new addition. Now we have what they thought we should mortgage for 30 years, but since we waited we have peace of mind of no mortgage, also.
    Not saying everyone would be blessed the same but being in charge and not having to put up with the BS that is attached to everything that is “given” such as: education, food stamps, health care, mortgage tax deduction . All are slaves because they sold their freedoms in exchange for “free stuff”.

  • Anonymous

    That story went away because the media is complicit. Another woman in New Mexico was shot dead a block from her home because the police said she led them on a high speed chase. She was killed while stopped at a stop sign. Her baby was in the car also.
    Police are shooting people because they think they can. For far too many years, citizens have consoled themselves with the thought that the victim had done something to deserve it. The chickens have come home to roost. Now the cops think we all deserve it and that they are invisible.

  • Anonymous

    I guess being violated repeatedly by the police and medical community in Deming New Mexico for 15 hours because you rolled through a stop sign or as in the second man, failed to use a right turn signal, doesn’t count?
    How about the deputy that pulled his gun on the Navy veteran riding his cycle through Wyoming a couple years ago. You can youtube it. The vet was legally open carrying. Two cops with revolvers drawn on him until their supervisor arrived and told them they had to let him go. He was stopped because someone in an RV said a motorcyclist was going fast. Wyoming is swarming with cyclists from June til the snow flies in October, LOL. Unfortunately, we are swarming with RV’ers also.
    Bad cops are everywhere and the lies I was raised with that the police are your friend are just that…lies.

  • Anonymous

    The parents are complicit all the time and then they are upset when they want the effects of their own actions to stop.
    Look around, people. Do what is best for your kids, not what is best for yourselves. Make hard choices. Take back your kids from the prison you send them to and educate them yourselves.
    I know I sound like a broken record to many, but you get what you pay for. If you pay for prison grade education, hey, don’t fuss when the prison guards harass you or your kids.

  • Anonymous

    ALL the kids should be walking. If public schools are going to exist they should be neighborhood schools. NO BUSSES.
    Busses are an enclosed cage for fights.
    America has never been this fat, either. The officer and the principle are glaring examples of the mustnotwalk society.

  • Anonymous

    Schools do not always just turn over the kids when you come to get them. Far too many people think that if they smile and ask nicely, they will get what they want. It ain’t so any more.

  • Anonymous

    Even if what you say is the whole truth, the cop did not need to arrest the father. Watch the video. Cops are not supposed to arrest you just because they are upset with you. The dad was in no way a threat to the cop, the school or the students. No way. He can have all the meltdowns he wants. You seem to think that we must all be alike. Just because the dad didn’t want to wait in line doesn’t mean he should be arrested. He was being nice about trying to get his kids.
    You want to wait in line nicely for the gas chambers, go ahead, it’s coming.

  • Debbi Stambaugh

    Giant was talking about the gangbangers who shot the baby, not the cops. Reading comrehension is a dead art!

  • Debbi Stambaugh

    Cops DO NOT carry revolvers anymore!

  • james coloma

    “An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. The person so attempted to be restrained of his liberty has the same right to use force in defending himself as he would in repelling any other assault and battery.” (State v. Robinson, 145 ME. 77, 72 ATL. 260).

  • Charissa Beth McMillan

    Thanks for the clarification. I got nosy and looked that link up but wasn’t sure if it was new or not. If the old plan worked, then why not keep it that way? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

  • John Auler

    Home School!

  • women99

    You see the mind set of the one thumb down to your reply. Idiots like that person are controlling what we can or cannot do with our children
    The most IMPORTANT THING TO STOP THIS NONSENSE IS TO GET ON THE SCHOOL BOARDS

  • women99

    what has happened to Ten.. ? They have groups promoting mulims and mosques and this man who probably could not father a guppy if his life depended on it

  • women99

    Debbie
    let’s not be P C let’s just say guns and physco cops

  • Albert Gazalooch

    This
    is a prime example of the type of men Obama wants in his “National Security
    Force” trained, equipped and as well funded as the military. Time to weed out
    bully cops and downsize SWAT squads!

  • leo fell

    You re so correct, expect more and more as the progressives build their “civilian” forces at least as strong as the military. I’m saddened to see this from a sheriff, I expect it from a police dept. or state police dept. Plain to see this person has had no contact with the writing of a published Sheriff. one that sued Bill Clinton and WON in the US. supreme court, Sheriff Richard Mack wrote County Sheriff Americas Last Hope, should be mandatory reading and tested on for ALL law enforcement personal. HONOR THE OATH!!! and CONSTITUTION!!! not pay check and the threat of government “BOBBLES” being cut off, like hummers and hardened vehicles as rewards because of being willing to fire on civilians, IE: the 107yr. old gentleman in Arkansas.
    To gain control of the masses thru force and intimidation. USA-RVN-69-70.

  • Ellis Richards

    This… is SAD. a man, (I don’t care WHAT his “history” is)…. apparently he’s a reasonable guy… he SEEMS reasonable here in the video. BUT… the ignorant sheriff is just BUSTING the guys chops. The man was NOT even confrontational. He WAS insistent about getting his kids. That’s all. He wanted his kids to WALK …. out with him. Where’s the problem? HOLY COW…. what kind of country is this now? We got a bunch of Robot/enforcement officers who can not even make a decision to LET a guy walk out with his own kids…. is there ANY other “detail” to this story that we are not being shown? B/C from the appearance of this video…. “We The People” …. are in Trouble.

  • Thomas E. Hubbard II

    A legal fund has been set-up to help Mr. Howe with his legal expenses. If you would like to help, you can donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/5dqy5o

  • Sam Lyons

    However when then county sheriff is found liable it’s the people who have to be taxed to pay for the arrogance of the deputy (AKA school resource officer).

  • Watch it

    A lot of people like that officer get an authority complex because of their position and like to lord it over people.

  • bscarbrough

    well living in small town tn is different yeah we still have good cops but alot act like this cause they were the went nowhere football, baseball, sports, etc.. guys who still want to be bullies. i hate to say that but it is true

  • cathy

    so if you don’t have a car or its your day not to drive because the other parent has the car what do you do? can the school answer that one? maybe he should make a car out of a cardboard box and pretend to pull up in line. btw, to those wondering if the school official who refused to give him his children could be arrested for kidnapping or illegal detainment? yes they can be. it happened in our state. a principal stopped a woman from getting her child from school because of illness. he didn’t believe the child and tried to stop her. he took the child away from her and wound up in handcuffs and jail time for his efforts.

  • Heidi

    seems like the school may be guilty of unlawful imprisonment: they have no right to restrict the children from their father…. before, during, or after school. Parenthood trumps school!

  • Andrew Tantanella

    We have to remember that this is the product of liberal legislation. Give the government more control. What do you expect. I’m a police officer and I think this officer could have taken a chill pill but he’s not making the law, just enforcing it. We have to remember that…

  • Amber

    Does the officer have to read him his Miranda rights for this arrest and if so did the officer read him his rights because I did not hear it.

  • Anonymous

    Any yet ANOTHER prime example of the tyranny of STATUTORY LAW! It doesn’t get any more obvious than this. This man was arrested for nothing more than POP (pissing off the police). I hope he gets a million dollar settlement for this travesty, but I bet the crooked court system will side with the tyrants. They usually do. . .

  • Anonymous

    Government schools do not think that the parents have rights to their own children. They belong to the State and until such time as they grant him whatever rights they choose, they remain in the States custody. They believe we should be grateful that they allow visitation rights during off school hours.

  • Herb Johnston

    Then , it seems that you are agreeing with Beck that ,.. it is becoming a police state..I am being serious,just wanting to understand your perspective as an ex officee..because in my thinking your opinion carries more weight than a civilian’s…
    in terms of “in the trenches” realistic viewpoint..because, as Mr. Beck, and others have noted, it does seem that we are already in that state of being, and must stand against it. Thank you for your experience.

  • Larry

    That officer is well known to be rude and power hungry. That is why he is not on patrol.

  • Larry

    It was being filmed by the fathers fiance.

  • Larry

    This particular county, and several of the surrounding ones, have several deputies that have this attitude.

  • michael

    So these are the Republicans wanted to do that every citizen is treated like a terrorist ….. just spreading fear through TV and radio stations …….

  • Larry

    Actually did know who the guy was, he sees him everyday when picks up his kid and has on more than one occasion caused problems for the father.

  • Larry

    Maybe you should have watched the video. You then would have heard the officer call the man by name.

  • Fooskka

    the sheriff was a friggin idiot…. and they wonder why the country’s going to hell in a handbasket

  • A_Ibrahim

    Something I finally agree with this idoit Glenn Beck with, this does not make any since he got arrested when he was walking to pick up his children.

  • Lisa Tankersley

    As a retired assistant principal, I see the problem starting at the front desk. The office personnel were obviously not so overloaded with calling out bus numbers that she couldn’t have called for the children. At the very least, she should have called in a school administrator. The sheriff was over-stepping his bounds. I really wish I could see this when it goes in front of a magistrate- and I hope that magistrate sets that sheriff straight.

  • Anonymous

    First off, I want to thank all the people that have posted comments to my reply on this article. Second, what I think most people do not understand is that this type of attitude is all over in the law enforcement community. If you think outside the box, and you have a brain, you are a threat to the people you work with. Police Agencies hire people that they can control, they do not like people with independent thought. I worked for LAPD and the US Government and I saw the same attitudes and corruption in 2 different agencies. You have Morons in positions of supervision and management, people failing to talk to people on the street as a professional and I can go on and on….95% of my arrests, I talked someone to jail, I did not use force etc. If I came across this father, I would have talked him down and tried to figure out his problem. People call the police for a reason, they cannot handle a situation and expect you as a police officer to deal with their problems in a professional manner. In this situation, the father has a right to be at the school and has a right to be upset at a school policy. He was not causing a problem that I could Identify. This is a very similar situation that we saw a few months ago in Maryland at that public school hearing for common core where the man spoke up against the school board and was arrested by an off duty thug. As a police officer, you are trained to defend yourself and you are trained to identify certain behaviors and situations so that you can DE-ESCALATE tensions. What this Deputy did was not only unprofessional, it showed his lack of compassion and how brainless he truly is. It’s the typical “DO WHAT I TELL YOU BECAUSE I AM THE POLICE ATTITUDE”! It is not something I would have done. If I arrested EVERY Angry person that was having a conversation with me, I would NEVER be free out in the field! This Deputy had no clue how to talk this father and quite frankly if he tried to arrest me like that, I am at the point now that I will fight back against a tyrant in a uniform like him. I have had enough of what I see everyday with the police acting as SS Troopers rather than police officers. If we continue to tolerate behavior like this and not fight back, we will no longer have any freedom that we think we have right now.

  • Anonymous

    I also think we as a society need to start asking a tough question: At what point do we as human beings have a right to self defense from out of control rogue police officers? There is this example, the shooting of the unarmed mom in New Mexico and I can go on an on….I never really thought that I would have to ask such a question but what I see going on in our society, I think the question needs to be addressed.

  • Shady

    Glenn, I take issue with your article’s replication, “When the school wouldn’t let the kids out, he got disruptive.” The father was not disruptive; not by any stretch of the definition of the word. That is unless ‘disruptive’ is the new term for not laying down like a wet towel and letting unfair rules and power abusing cops run wild?

  • Genetics

    FIRSTLY- how do clowns like this actually make it in the academy ? SECONDLY- we need to decommission officers throughout the country & convict them on crimes they didn’t commit , just like they did for the gent in the video! THEN- at anytime in the future when they are winning a discussion IMMEDIATELY arrest them & hold their children hostage! Problem solved

  • elnegron

    You have no idea what you are talking about, the schools have parents fill out cards with the names of who can pick up their children. If they did not know who the father was all they had to do was check their records and ask the father for ID.

  • Clyde Jr Chilton

    stand between me and my kids and see what happens.this is a free country.not a police state that poor excuse for a mall cop needs to be fired.he is a danger to the children in that school.and how dare he escalate the situation with a smart mouth.

  • Anonymous

    It said in the Blaze newsletter story update yesterday that the dad refused to pay attention to the rules THREE times at various occasions during the school year before finally getting arrested. Seems like he really should have played by the rules of the school since he was inside their building, don’t you? He was on their turf.

  • MaryLou Ross

    The legislators of Tennessee better step in here and make some rulings that the SCHOOL, THE PARENTS and the Local gendarmes have to abide by. This Sheriff person needs to have his badge taken away from him..what a whiney, big mouthed weiney he is..boy, if anyone was ever flaunting their little bit of authority, it was this turkey. He was really on a roll. I hope his Blood Pressure was sky high…maybe he’ll ruin his own health being such a piece of crapolla. It doesn’t say anything about what became of the children after Dad is driven away..are they just supposed to stand at school and wait? I think this father handled himself much better than I would have been able to..I’d likely have been arrested for more than disorderly conduct….I can’t help but think there couldn’t be some way for parents to pick up their kids other than waiting beside the highway for over an hour before they can even pull up into the school grounds. I give credit to this Dad..walking..good for him. Good for the kids..and what was he supposed to do..stand out along the highway in that line of cars? This whole thing smells. And it is just the beginning of what is to come in this country if people don’t sit up and take notice and start sticking up for what is right.

  • Think2013

    After reading the majority of your comments I have come to a realization that we are a nation of hypocrites. Not only do I have a child in that school I know both of those gentleman. You know, if that had gone sideways and that man had hurt a child or done what has become a tragic trend as of late, all of you would be screaming WHY or Where were the police. We all embraced the introduction of law enforcement into schools for our childrens protection and when an officer makes a decision we all jump and ready to crucify. We are a society that looks at only what is straight in front of us and not at the full picture. Do we know what the policy is at that school? Why was it put into place? Why did this man bring in someone to video? Do any of you know that he had come in a total of three times in two weeks causing a disturbance? At one point blocking buses and other vehicles with his own. I could keep going but everyone has made up your mind and already chosen your bad guy. What if I told you that you only seen part of what really took place. How about the fact , by his own admission, he has been to jail before. As a correction officer myself, I hear all the time from inmate’s ” I’m in here for not following the rules so why should I follow yours”. Now here is this man ( on video no less) saying the same thing. If the school and officer had gone ahead and let him get away with it then what about the next parent, and the next and the next? That officer gave him every oppertunity to leave and the man didn’t. When the officer made the comment that policy didn’t state when they would release the child, do you as a whole truly believe they would keep the child all night. Here is another one. What if a child ( or in this case child and parent ) where struck and killed by a vehicle while trying to walk home because the school allowed movement while the bus and or vehicle were in motion? And to go as far as to attack the weight of the officer!!! All I can say is grow up. Open your eyes everyone. We are not a nation of idiots. To hear Glenn Beck say he sides with the parent disappoints me. That is just bad journalism. He once made the comment that was as honest as I have ever heard someone in this proffession be. He said ” I tell the truth as I understand it to be”. Dropped the ball on this one chief. Come on people. I know we are capable of better thought process than this. Any body up for a debate?

  • Think2013

    you do know that if something happens to that officer you will be implicated and I’ll get the opportunity of seeing you cry behind a steel locked door….. chump

  • The Truth

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL D a m n you are stupid !

  • Think2013

    Guess I should be impressed you can spell. You going to tell me I’m wrong though or keep showing you ignorance?

  • elnegron

    First if you have so much insight into this situation why didn’t you post them, maybe then everyone would not jumped on the PO.

    Your defending the PO and the school with questions, and left them unanswered, and “what ifs” does not add any credibility to your argument. If I had to deal with waiting a hour to pick up my children every day, I most likely would lose it also.

    As for the PO, he was very unprofessional. Its officers like him that give them a bad reputation. I do not agree with attacking his weight, but be honest he should keep himself in better shape as a PO.

  • JoeThePimpernel

    The real problem is the government penal institutions known as public schools.

  • Think2013

    I try not to speak when angry. Speaking in anger never comes out right. As far as the what if’s. I was making a point where as “if” any of the actions would occur everyone would be screaming a different opinion. This man is known as a bully around town as it is and was just trying to bully over the school and officer. He had already come in and instigated the officer before they started recording. The officer did feed in but did try and give the man every opportunity to walk away himself. Even the principle tried to get the man to leave. Policy ( to which everyone signed and agreed to) states that unless it is an emergency no child shall be aloud to leave after 2pm until school ends a 2:45pm. The busses are released first, then the car riders, and then the walkers. This is not only for the children safety but for the parents walking with them as well. My wife today and for the first time did pick our child up by car. She informed me it only took 15 minutes from when she arrived to when she pulled away. Parents where coming in and takeing their children before school let out so to beat traffic. This was causing a slow down in the process and creating unsafe conditions as well as chaos for teachers and all drivers alike. I said what I did because we never look at everything, just what is shown to us. He wanted attention and got it. Everybody bought in hook line and sinker. I’m not trying to tell anyone how to think, just giving new things to think about.

  • TilledCone

    What does that have to do with what I said.

  • chris webb

    you are correct, they would have to shoot me if it was my kid!!!!!!!!!

  • OzarkHome

    He doesn’t have to wait in the line of cars, he just has to wait until the kids who are walking home are let out. In our area the order of kids let out are 1. Bussers 2. Kids being picked up by cars 3. Walkers.

    It keeps the walkers from being amongst all the cars and actually makes sense. That being said, I’ve never had a problem in my school with wanting to pick up my daughter early – but if I demanded to to it everyday it might be an issue.

  • jen

    Seriously another idiot cop arresting someone for not doing something that was ridiculous. This makes all the police officers who do their job and do it well and respectfully look bad . This guy right here is how people turn in to people who hate cops…. I would walk everyday to pick my damn kids up and I dare you tell me I can not have them. I would go to jail just like this guy did . Kudos for the dad!

  • Stephanie Marie Whetsten

    THE FATHER WAS SO CALM, HE WAS NOT DISORDERLY…THE COP WAS…SCHOOL WAS OUT…WHY COULD’NT THIS MAN PICK UP HIS CHILD? OH MAN, LAWSUIT CITY!

  • Charissa Beth McMillan

    There is no bad journalism here, sir. If you actually read what Glenn Beck said, then you would not draw your conclusions and make your comments. Glenn clearly says he’s with the dad, at least from what the video shows. So in my opinion that means if anything else arose to show different, he would be able to make a sound statement in regards to the situation. Of course this video is one-sided. I would say, by the looks of the school traffic in the video, that it is frustrating for parents to pick up their kids from school and having to wait an hour to do so. Don’t worry, I’ve had other parents there tell me that yes, it does take an hour sometimes to pick up their kids. I also had someone tell me that this new policy does not work and isn’t safe. The old policy had the kids being picked up in the gymnasium which apparently was easier. Now, I agree that rules should be implemented for law enforcement, parents, and the school to abide by, but if this is such a problem then adding fuel to the flame sure isn’t going to help matters. Here’s a thought, was this policy implemented in a meeting that involved parents and staff or just something that was put together without consulting the parents? And, from what I interpreted from the video, the father didn’t get mad until the cop told him to go STAND in the line of cars on the highway and wait his turn like everyone else. Really? You are going to tell me that standing in traffic is sound advise and that is the rule? And then you state that everyone knows that man but they won’t let him have his kids early? Why? Because he doesn’t want to be stuck in freaking traffic? Wouldn’t it be safer to let the walkers go first, oh wait, the school is on a freaking busy highway. Oh, but the form says that it’s okay for the students to walk by themselves on the busy highway? But a parent who wants to avoid the hour long traffic has to WAIT in said traffic, on foot mind you, to pick up his kids, of which one is handicapped/disabled, and walk them home? I’m sorry but that makes no sense whatsoever. And attacking the weight of the officer…well, I’m sorry but its almost an oxymoron to say “fat officer” because there should not be fat officers anywhere and its a joke that there aren’t weight restrictions that are enforced for cops like there are the military. I mean seriously, would you feel safe if the military were full of fat, old, out of shape men and women who are supposed to be combat ready and physically fit to do their jobs? He is fat and he needs to get in shape, so get over it. You are only defending him because you are in law enforcement yourself, and that is what you do. What if this or what if that? Those are not valid arguments sir, they are answering a question with a question, just like a darn politician. It would be different if this situation involved a man that no one knew or recognized in the school, but because, in your own words, everybody knows him, then there shouldn’t be a problem. I still side with the father because there isn’t any valid argument to sway me otherwise.

  • Charissa Beth McMillan

    As a citizen of TN, I am going to say this, I am not an inbred redneck, those are the Kentucky folks (inside joke) LOL But you are right, we do pay their wages and the cops like this one in the video were “only following the rules” but that old adage gets everyone in trouble. Just because its a school policy doesn’t mean it’s right and sure as heck doesn’t mean a school has any right to withhold the kids either. I live 2 hours away from there and all I feel is ashamed to even be in a state where stuff like this happens. Of course it happens everywhere but it doesn’t all end up on Glenn Beck’s show….that is just embarrassing.

  • Kevin52

    Before my back was wrecked years ago in the performance of my job, I was a Paramedic in Grand Rapids, MI. I got to know many of the men and women in uniform there and can say what a pleasure it was to know so many people of high character. Many times we would orbit a neighborhood until GRPD arrived on the scene, then we could safely move in and do our jobs under their protection. When you have good police officers, they can diffuse a hot situation just by keeping their cool and having the ability to communicate with individuals while not resorting to a show of strength.

    However there were a few instances where we arrived on a scene that ended up in total chaos because some fool in uniform decided to show the crowd who was boss. Back then those times fortunately were rare events. In those situations I felt like a few times we were fortunate to escape with our lives. As you said 9adam83, we have too many officers today that have no common sense. I cannot imagine what it must be like for those who are in my former profession as Paramedics who must go into a situation inflamed by some thug in uniform.

    This situation could have easily been handled but instead a bully put in uniform totally mishandled it. What made it worse for me was the typical line from the police chief that the officer was only doing their duty. Their duty is to serve & protect the public, not inflame them.

    While I can understand the school needing a system for parents picking up their kids from school, I cannot understand a system that puts the cars on a highway! So this guy is supposed to stand in that line of cars on the highway, which is already dangerous because of the traffic mess the school has created, and just wait standing between 2 cars!?! If that line gets rear-ended which happens many times with lines stopped on highways, guess who becomes the filler for the auto sandwich? Next the school expects the children to walk to the cars on the highway? What kind of insanity is this??? Topping it off is some fool with no common sense but a uniform telling the guy to get in line. I think the whole world has gone mad!

  • Kevin52

    Debbi, the way it was written made it looks like Giant possibly meant the police shot the mother and baby. If something is well written then comprehension is easy. The last group Giant talks about before talking about the mother and baby are “out of control cops.” That makes it look like it was the police who did the shooting. Then we are not sure if Giant means the mother, baby, or both, were shot. Perhaps you are familiar with the mother/baby story of which Giant speaks. Some of us are not so that makes comprehension much more difficult.

    I think we should all revue what we write before we post something, myself included. We need to be sure we are clear and we must assume those reading our comments have no knowledge of the subject of which we are writing. I know I am just as guilty at times. I get so worked up over an incident that I quickly type out a commentary and do not revue it. Give sidetracksusie a break, Giant’s comments were not as clear as you believe.

  • Anonymous

    Had something very similar happen in Raleigh, NC when my girls were in elementary school. Working from home each day, I walked my girls to and from school. One day, I walked past the line of cars where parents were queued up, greeted a teacher (by name) who was orchestrating things and who greeted me back, by name. She then asked me for id. I had none with me, but observed that she’d just called me by name and that my youngsters were now standing beside me waiting to go. She said that she couldn’t release them to me without id, despite the fact that she was putting kids into cars at the request of the driver – without any id from them. I told my kids to go sit down and started to walk away. The teacher asked me where I was going. I told her that I needed to call the police because my kids had been kidnapped, but not to worry because I knew who she was: they’d be along to get her directly. And then I’d take my kids home anyway. I didn’t make any friends that day, but I did get my kids RIGHT THEN, and after a brief, but most heartfelt conversation with the administrator who’d dreamed up this “policy,” things changed. But stupid people happen.

  • Think2013

    So am I to understand that you condone passing judgement and speaking before knowing all the facts? That is what he did. It’s amazing that everyone saw the what if’s only and missed the point all together. You are correct that , when this policy was first activated it took an hour to get your kids. My wife personally attempted it last week and she was in and out in 15 minutes. Other parents have said it is much better now. Did people expect a whole new system not to be flawed at first. And yes, the city should have thought the new road design a lot better before executing its construction, but this is one of the reasons why the new policy was put into place. I assure you that me being in law enforcement myself had no sway on my comments. If you yourself were turned down for something due to policy and they aloud the next person pass, you saying you would just turn the other cheek. I don’t always agree with the BOE and their decision but I see little wrong with this. As far as the weight issue. As long as he passes the physical requirments ( i.e. Physical, obstacle course)then what is the issue other than just juvenile finger poking. Law enforcement has requirments as do the military but ,funny thing,both have obese employees. As far as the father. Apparently he did exit a vehicle in line and try to play it off like a walker and from what I understand there are cameras in that room and are being reviewed. As it turns out there is more footage that he himself did not record. Again, my point with the what if’s is that any one of them would change this entire story around. I would hope that your opinions is not one of a person who any chance they get wants to challenge authority, which in all honesty seem’s to be the case if I am to make a judgment from your reply. Trust me when I say that in my line of work ( yes law enforcement) ( a corrections officer to be exact)I hear and see all types of excuses and attitudes why will or have not followed rules. Bottom line is he tried to go against policy and became angry when he did not get his way. Whether the policy is right or wrong it is what it is and that is still policy. What reallyt astounds me is that everyone truly believes this officer wanted him to go stand in traffic. Even the worst of them would not be dumb enough to so blatantly put someone in danger. Did it ever occur to anyone that maybe this man had a vehicle outside. Just a thought. Or is that another what if? What difference does it make how the policy came to play. We all ( myself included) have to follow rules made without us whether right or wrong. If wrong, I’m sure it will be fixed. Especially after this incident. Both were in the wrong for certain actions but when it comes down to it the father was in the wrong for not just saying ok and stepping outside and taking action the proper way instead of trying to get into a pissing contest with the law. He knew what he was doing when he went in there or there would have been no need to video anything. Did anybody ask this man why he signed the consent paper when he thought it was wrong? I await your next reply.

  • ForgottenKnight331

    As a Knoxville resident myself I have to say that the way the police in this city act depends on where you are I see them abuse their power all the time. I personally had cops cuss me out for trying to report a drug lab in my apartment building. They said it wasn’t their job and a waste of their time. I’m worried right now because my heath is going to hell due to a meth lab in the apartment above me and they can’t be bothered to check it out and I’ve been told that I “need to keep my mouth shut about it”. I could write a book on the crimes I’ve personally seen them cover up.

  • Timoteo Hiroshima

    Stop and frisk is a good way of violating someone’s rights. If I have done nothing that requires police attention, then the police need to stay the h3ll away from me.

  • Leonard Embody

    In my experience Tennessee cops are corrupt. Tennesseans, for the most part are complicate.

  • Charissa Beth McMillan

    I still believe that just because something is policy does not make it right. If we wanted to play the “what if” game, then what if the dad had circumstances going on that required him to get his kids early? Are you going to tell me that it is still within the school’s right to hold the children then? There is no end to the bureaucracy. I did have a couple of people tell me that the dad had, indeed, driven to pick his kids up but parked his car a distance away to make it appear he walked. Because he was just being malicious, I had to reassess that whole video. Because the dad talks fast, I didn’t pick up on his “open mouth insert foot” moment until this morning. After the principal tells him that walkers are dismissed after the buses, the dad opens his mouth and says, “That’s for the walkers who walk alone. I walked here to get my kids.”(not exact quote, but you get the idea). So really, the guy lies about walking then tries to differentiate between kids who walk without parents and kids who walk with parents. That whole conversation made me sway my opinion. The cop was still ridiculous but he did seem to be fed up with the dad. You are right, to a small extent, about me challenging authority. Rules are rules is an adage that is abused way too often in our society. Just because something is a rule doesn’t mean its right and it should be challenged. I have had more issues with my bank than I can even list and I have challenged them on many occasions and I need to change but I digress…I am not a bad person by any means, though. I’m not a subordinate, don’t break the law or anything stupid. What I am, I guess, is passionate about what I believe. If I am wrong, I am big enough to admit my mistakes. Mistakes are meant to be made because they instill wisdom (at least for me they do). There is a contradiction in the video, though. When they argue about what time kids will be released, the officer says that it doesn’t say what time. Well, if school is out then the kids should be released to the parent,that is the rule. Doesn’t matter if he’s there early, school is dismissed which means his kids go to him. Says in the rules. Doesn’t give a specific time, like the officer said, so the dad was right to ask for the kids. It is intriguing to have a debate from two different worlds and two different points of view. I can appreciate your opinion, and although you may not see it, you do form your opinion from your experience as a corrections officer just the same as I form my opinions based on my challenge of authority. You are very insightful and it is a pleasure to debate with you.

  • txJM

    JUST DERN MA JERB!!!

  • Anonymous

    I grew up in that town and I can tell you from personal experience that the cops there are dumb as dirt and just as dirty. Once when i was in 2nd or 3rd grade my father just walked in my school and took me away, no office check in at that time, took me to AL and my mom did not even know i was gone till the end of the day, hell the school did not even know i was gone till mom called to ask where i was. Took 2 mo’s for mom to find me and get me back, she did the same thing my dad did, walked in and took me. After that those signs were posted on the door about checking in at the office.

  • SRM29

    So, since you have had bad experiences with cops, that means mostly or all of them are bad? Unless you conduct a nationwide survey, stop generalizing the behavior of cops that you couldn’t possibly know.

  • Susan Lyons

    The deputy had what I’d call a “Barney Fyfe” complex. A little bit of power and he goes bonkers because of it.

  • Think2013

    I to have very much enjoyed this. You at no time did you try and turn this into a fight, which is a rarity in a debate. Looks like after his interview in the local paper his portion of this whole topic will be looked differently upon. He admitted to being their 30 minutes before the bell that ends the day.
    I to have been known to challenge authority and am happy to see that you understood that the comment was not a direct attack. I have been having multiple issues with my signing in so from now on I will be logging on through my facebook. I will be looking forward to our next debate.

  • ginger

    The unreasonable policy made by idiots. That cop might be fired.U.S police should keep good trandition ,don’t learn the communist’s evil police.

  • Jen Hickey

    Why hasn’t this been updated? His court case was Dec 2. I want to know what happened?

  • Anonymous

    “I have, I’ve never seen this.”

    Well then, apparently you’ve been asleep. I wonder if Mr. “pay-per-view” will ever do something on the economic genocide aimed at fathers in America.

    The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers
    Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage and the Family by Stephen Baskerville (At least go to Amazon and read the Preface and Introduction to these two books.)

    Purple Heart’s Final Beat – A Soldier Suicide Story
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_StCzStBy0
    Plunder: How Public Employee Unions Are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation by Steven Greenhut
    One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors and Activist Judges Threaten You Liberty by Reosenzweig & Walsh
    Mean Justice: A true account of a prosecutor’s power and betrayel by Edward Humes
    The Man by Irving Wallace (The “Black” President we should have had.)
    The Innocent Man by John Grisham
    Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case by Stuart Taylor Jr. and KC Johnson
    Vince Flynn’s “Term Limits” as a solution to our political problems.

    PS Disquis is about the biggest, most disfuntional piece of shit I’ve ever seen.

  • Anonymous

    “No thank you, we’ll educate our children at home”

    Capri (Insert Swastica Symbol) Cafaro
    Regarding: DEMOCRAT: INVESTIGATE EVERY HOMESCHOOL PARENT and SB 248

  • Anonymous

    Indoctrination U: The Left’s War Against Academic Freedom and The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz
    Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer
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  • Retired Homicide Investigator

    So true. I spent two decades as a Fl cop and in my latter years and now retired, I’m not fond of the typical officers I have met. Thugs in uniforms is correct. I have no criminal background, safe driver license, i’m a courteous polite person and “I had several contacts with young punk officers trying to bully me as a citizen, couple bogus traffic stops. They even treat clean cut law abiding citizens like crap. Thumbs down to probably 60% of the barneys in uniform.

  • Retired Homicide Investigator

    Forgot to mention……if you want to be railroaded, or watch a mickey mouse violation be embellished into a crime, visit the dumbshine state!
    It also disturbs me that in Florida, practically all shootings by officers are deemed justified. I can see why the general public are sick of the police.And trust me people are sick of them.

  • angus tillson

    he could’ve got the school for kidnapping

  • Lord Ezra

    Do you have an update on the outcome?