A California police officer, who was being recorded by a man on his property, apparently felt threatened and consequently drew his firearm.
Resident Dan McComas caught an intense moment on film in his Rohnert Park neighborhood. McComas began recording what he felt was suspicious police activity outside his home. After an awkward stalemate, the officer vacated his vehicle, questioned McComas, asked to see his hands, then inexplicably drew his gun.
“You’re taking a picture of me, I’m taking a picture of you” the officer said.
McComas, who was not breaking any laws by recording the incident, was asked by the officer if he was “some kind of a constitutionalist”.
Mr. Officer, the constitution isn’t the problem, its the solution.
The altercation remained verbal and nobody was hurt, however, it highlighted a systemic problem within law enforcement. Why did McComas feel obligated to record the officer? Why did the officer feel obligated to draw his weapon? A lack of trust. The police and citizens alike are scared for their lives, and it regularly creates unnecessary scenarios as evidenced by the footage revealed in this video.