(TeaParty.org) – The increased push for dashcam and body cams to be required by law enforcement officers has largely come from the left as they seek to affirm their narrative that all cops are racist.
While there’s nothing wrong with holding police officers accountable, it looks like the required practice of filming encounters with criminals often serves to simply affirm what many sensible people already knew: many of these cases of “police brutality” are just cases of young men who resist detainment or arrest.
This was the case in the recent trial of a Pennsylvania man who fired on two state troopers after a lengthy scuffle, severely wounding one of the troopers.
All this because the man was pulled over for speeding, by the way, and refused to comply when placed under arrest after failing three field sobriety tests.
Let’s be real: I don’t care who you are or what you’ve done, if you refuse to comply with an LEO and try to fight them, there’s a good chance you’re going to end up in cuffs, or worse.
Big League Politics has the story:
In November of last year, 22-year-old Daniel Clary, was initially pulled over by 13-year veteran Cpl. Seth Kelly for speeding. After speaking with Clary, Cpl. Kelly called for backup to conduct a field sobriety test. Trooper Ryan Seiple arrived on the scene on Route 33, about 20 miles north of Bethlehem to help with the roadside stop. After three failed sobriety test, the troopers asked Clary to put his hands behind his back so he could be detained.
Instead of complying with the officers, Clary began to resist and at one point in the video you can see him reach for Kelly’s holstered gun. After being tased several times by the troopers, Clay, (appearing to be in pain) asks the troopers to stop.
After fighting with the troopers and being tased repeatedly, Clay breaks away from the officers, runs around the front of his car and reaches in the driver side window producing a gun of his own from the front seat. Clay shot off several rounds at the troopers, striking both of them as they returned fire.
Clary, having struck the officers, sped off in his car to the nearest hospital where he confessed to shooting the troopers.
Kelly was left to apply a tourniquet to his own leg, where he had been shot, as he and Seiple awaited help. He was rushed to a hospital where he remained in a medically-induced coma for 12 days and subsequently has no memory of the shooting.
With the help of the dash cam footage which shows the entire encounter, Clary was convicted of multiple felonies, including attempted murder of Kelly and Seiple. He will be sentenced on August 28th.
Dash cam footage for the win.