Who's right? The cops or the woman videotaping?

The radio crew played a clip on radio this morning showing a woman being arrested while she was taping police officers doing a traffic stop. Were they abusing their power or were the officers within their rights?

Watch the clip below to see what Glenn saw before giving his reaction:

According to The Blaze, “It should be noted that the officer does cite some things that the woman allegedly said before she started recording as part of the reason he felt unsafe. In his words, the woman seemed ‘very anti-police.’”

The Blaze also notes that she has a history of conflict with police and was previously arrested trying to block a home from foreclosure.

The guys were torn on whether or not the police officer was right to arrest her. While Stu felt that he was justified as police officers need to be able to control the situation around the, Pat felt that the woman was being reasonable and didn’t seem to be presenting a danger.

“ First of all, it's pitch black at night. You can't see what she's doing. At any point she could be a threat. She's standing five feet away from an ongoing police action,” Stu countered.

Glenn said that this should be judged by someone who has all the facts, but its clearly not illegal to videotape police officers.

Glenn even brought in Joe, his right hand and counsel, for his input.

“ Joe, do the police have a right to tell you, you cannot videotape on your own property?” Glenn asked.

“Yes and no. I mean, they afford the law protects them to make judgments for themselves and if the police officers feel that the situation is becoming unsafe because someone is videotaping them, they have the right to say stop,” Joe said.

“I will never second guess a police officer when they feel unsafe. I don't second guess them when they've discharged their weapons. I let it go through the system. You're not the one standing there in danger. You're not the one who has to put a Kevlar vest on every day,” Glenn said.

“With that being said, the first thing you say to protect yourself in a legal world today correct me if I'm wrong, counselor is I feel unsafe. I feel threatened here. You say that immediately because if it's being if it's on tape, you automatically get a whole new range of leeway, correct?”

“You're exactly right and so when the police officers comes out and says, look, I feel threatened or I feel unsafe, he's basically triggering his range of options now. So he's elevated it from this threat level to this level and he has more leeway then to act,” Joe explained.

“And just to be fair here, she's doing the same thing. She keeps saying over and over again about, she keeps stating her rights over and over again, she keeps saying I'm on my own property. It doesn't appear that she is at the beginning. She knows all of her rights as a protestor. She knows all of her rights as you know, I'm adding this context because I think it's important. This is from the MSNBC story: I Team 10 has learned she's no stranger to police. She was arrested in March with a group of others who tried to block a home on Ravenwood avenue from foreclosure. She's seemingly a professional protestor,” Stu said.

Glenn said that while he always would side with a police officer, he does have concerns about this type of action leading to a slippery slope.

“Although I will say this, you know. Apart from the slippery slope that this seems to be, I'd be pissed off if a cop is telling me to get off my own lawn and telling me to go in my house,” Pat said.

“Now let's add six months or a year to the timeline of pensions and unions and civil unrest. And let's now see exactly what we're brewing here. We've got to be very clear on what rights you have. I am a huge supporter of the police. I will stand with my local police every step of the way, as long as they stand with the Constitution. And I they have. I have no problem with any of the activity that has happened so far, but the star field is rolling the other way,” Glenn said.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 799,995 (up from 735,135 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 38,735 (up from 34,807 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 169,995 (up from 155,950 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 164,359 Confirmed Cases and 3,173 Deaths, up from 142,746 cases and 2,489 deaths Yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 63,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 11,591 officially dead)
  • US has 3,173 Dead vs 5,507 Recovered and 3,512 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 155,679 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 0.6% of the total US population tested
  • 15% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
The Moment of Trump's Conversion: Dr Anthony Fauci Takes Full Responsibility https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/anthony-fauci-moment-donald-trump-realized-extend-social-distancing-mandate/
  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the coronavirus task force, explained on CNN that Trump listened and "got it right away" after being shown new data projecting as many as 3 Million deaths in the US if COVID-19 mitigation policies were lifted.
  • Fauci also said Trump's "first goal is to prevent suffering and death" and this was part of the reason why he knew the COVID-19 guidelines should be extended.
  • "You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture," according to Fauci.
  • "Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over his desk and said 'Here is the data, take a look.'
  • Trump reportedly looked at them, understood the implications and he shook his head and said 'I guess we got to do it.'
  • "Medically, this is the right decision, and I stand behind it 100%," Fauci said.
  • "From a public health standpoint, we felt strongly that it would have been the wrong decision to pull back," Fauci said. "I mean, we are scientists, physicians, public health officials. We're not economists. We're sensitive to the idea that the economy could suffer, but weigh that against tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of American lives."
  • "...it was patently obvious looking at the data that at the end of the day if we try to push back prematurely, not only would we lose lives, but it probably would hurt the economy as well. So you would lose on double accounts. So, to us, there was no question what the right choice was."
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Join States Issuing House Arrest Orders https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/coronavirus-violators-of-marylands-stay-at-home-order-face-criminal-charges.html
  • Maryland and Virginia became the latest states on Monday to enact "stay-at-home" mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak, except for essential travel for work.
  • Virginia's order is in effect until June 10, making it one of the longest statewide mandates implemented so far.
  • Maryland's penalties for violating its order are among some of the strictest in the country, including a $1000 fine, and up to 30 days jail time for repeat offenders.
  • In total, more than 210 Million Americans now effectively live under some form of House Arrest or Shelter In Place type orders, with another, 50 Million facing travel or shopping/eating restrictions.
  • Only 6 states have not closed schools.