A brave young man named Ángel Juárez, of CopWatch Santa Ana, showed up near a Santa Ana school on Dec. 18, with a video camera after reports had come his way that a local Santa Ana school policeman was harassing young Latinos. Sure enough the police officer pulled over a car and the cameraman began filming the action.
The police officer quickly called in backup and it got ugly. The other police officers kept asking why the young man was in front of a school with a camera when it was pretty obvious he was there to catch a harassing cop in action.
There were five cops at the scene before long and they were all very intimidating as you will see in the video above. The cameraman and his friends were ultimately detained for “suspicious activity” and searched, over their objections.
The officers then took pictures of these young men and warned them not to trespass again. These young men are now organizing the community to stand up against these policemen.
Why in the world did the police react this way? Have they no clue?
Let me tell you that I have good relationships with the police but they were very angry one night when I showed up to check out a DUI checkpoint. I took video and shot pictures and they did the same to me. I had every right to be there but they didn’t like it. I came to find out that the DUI checkpoints in our town are nothing more than a scheme to pay massive overtime to cops. They rarely catch any drunk drivers that way. They more often harass immigrants and take their cars away.
Santa Ana police better get a clue and quickly. We live in an era of social media. Misbehaving cops cannot hide behind their badges anymore. This video is about to to viral…