WATCH: Cop Grabs Man's Phone and Tosses it; Man Responds by Knocking Cop Out

Carlos Miller

The last thing the California cop expected was to be knocked out cold for violating the man's Constitutional rights.

Like we've seen so many times before over the years, a cop who did not want to be recorded grabbed a man's phone and tossed it, a clear violation of the man's Constitutional right to record but one that rarely goes enforced.

However, this time, the man responded by knocking the cop out before running away.

The San Jose police officer ended up getting dragged away by fellow officers. It does not appear as if they arrested the man who knocked the cop out but there is no doubt cops are going to be on the lookout for him.

The incident took place Friday during a protest demanding justice for George Floyd who was killed by Minneapolis police earlier this week. A video shows a man with his phone walking in front of police officers with his camera as if recording.

The man who was wearing a facial mask and carrying a skateboard moved from one cop to the other when the second cop grabbed his phone and tossed it aside. The man responded by slapping him down.

Unfortunately, the moment the man's hand made contact with the cop's face did not get recorded because the person recording had panned the phone towards where the phone had been tossed. But it shows the cop going down as the man runs away. Another video shows the cops tending to him while he remains knocked out before they drag him away to safety.

Watch the video above which includes a portion in slow motion. Below is another video showing San Jose police attacking a man who had walked up to them recording with a phone in his hand. He also fights back but it does not appear he got away.

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sahoien
sahoien

Don't start none, won't be none.

RonaldDumsfeld
RonaldDumsfeld

No practicing photographer would rush up to within foot of his subject like the men in the two videos did.

I couldn't even believe someone was legitimizing this story when I bumped into this article, after seeing excellent articles here on actual bad or negligent conduct by police. In the first video here, a man holding a phone in front of him seems to lack the most basic photography skills to know not to aggressively march into a cop or other subject and shove the phone four inches from the cop's face because you can easily get a closeup using your zoom if you are not clueless. Standing 4 to 6 feet away instead of 4 to 6 inches away you can fill your screen and get all you need. You could do the same from 14 to 16 feet away.

But this phone guy stomps right into the cop, the cop takes the phone and tosses it, and the guy batters and assaults the cop instead of retrieving the phone and leaving. I can't empathize with this; it does not represent my values as a photographer. I know no activist media team videographer who would use his phone this way. This behavior makes all of us look bad if you justify or praise it. You do us all a disservice giving it space because watching this does not inspire sympathy, unlike your excellent other stories.

To the person lower down the page claiming the phone is a weapon of defense, no it is not. Saying such garbage puts all legit photographers at risk. It is a shield some of us use to remind police that protestors should not be assaulted, but I do not walk up with it and shove it against anyone's face, and if someone shoved a phone up into my face, I might knock it away as I would any other object shoved at me aggressively by a hostile person charging into me.

Re the second video, another man charges up into a police officer's space while the police line is starting to advance. That is not the time to aggressively charge into the space (ie within a foot) of a police officer. Dumb, to say the least.

WRITING MY OPINION IS NOT A CRIME. I have empathized with EVERY other PINAC story but this one.

PapaPsych
PapaPsych

If the cop was going to do something he should of just grabbed the guy and said he's going.

Zel00
Zel00

yeeeaaaaahhh!!!! Handle that.

BruceMee
BruceMee

Funny, a loser POS gets his phone tossed and he escalates to violence! It is just a phone, I hope Bubba takes care of him in prison!

PalmSprings
PalmSprings

A cell phone/handheld camera is a nonviolent defensive weapon. Having it knocked away puts the person who could be recording in reasonable fear that their life, safety, or liberty are going to be violated by an assailant who wants to hide what they are doing.

Lmaos
Lmaos

Well he shouldn’t do shit that will possibly give him another concussion duh

Pinca
Pinca

Your stupid bitch brother got knocked out like the little bitch he is. Fuck him, fuck his "service" fucking cunt murdering people in the middle east. And fuck you whining little bitch ass!

anglersd
anglersd

that is how you knock a cop the fuck out!!

Alicia Hudsom
Alicia Hudsom

BANG ZOOM TO THE MOON!

Whats_N_A_Name
Whats_N_A_Name

One punch man.

trolltroller
trolltroller

Yes we should be content to see our friends and loved ones murdered daily ,just for being non white. NO ,what is degenerate is thinking THAT is right and normal. Not only did that officer have that coming ,he should be fired for starting it escalating in the first place. And if the phone broke ,he should be sued.

Hhafl
Hhafl

What a bunch of degenerate Americans who are ungrateful of law enforcement. Lucky you are not in a Muslim, South America or South Pacific nation where you would be beaten to a pulp in a prison.

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Sman
Sman

I figure that you are a police fluffer since you have never been falsely arrested or have a family member killed for no reason. So since you are a police fluffer you really need to wipe their DNA off your face before it drips on the floor.....Oh...you're saving it for dinner tonight.

Tatoo49
Tatoo49

You, sir, are a complete ass. Because you believe the bullshit propaganda about American Freedom and being better than other countries, you feel that gives the cops the right to break the law? Go back to your Muslim country and work to fix it rather than cause problems in America. If you actually came here for freedom, you need to appreciate it and stand up for EVERYBODY'S FREEDOM, specifically against the fascist cops. Obviously you do not understand what FREEDOM actually means.

Thefuckucare
Thefuckucare

Glad we aren't pussies like yall. IS defending oneself not common where ur from or what?

Anonymous50320
Anonymous50320

Sorry, we're terribly ungrateful. I'm sure we can learn to be more like you by practicing our hitler salutes, right? I mean, you seem to believe that blindly following authority never leads anywhere bad...

msaint
msaint

STF up you stupid mfr.

trjohnramos
trjohnramos

Went to jail once for recording the police arresting one of my friends charged me with some b.s. charge!! Good job knocking officer asshole out. That little piggy went to sleep, lights out! lmao

hang3xc
hang3xc

Too bad the videographer followed the camera. I would've LOVED to see that prick go down. I wonder how many more people he'll be taking phones from?

1776_is_not_a_crime
1776_is_not_a_crime

What's that cop's name and badge number so I can search him on whitepages.com?

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

welcome to battlefield America! with about 30 city's rioting, the government needs to take note! WE THE PEOPLE are tired of your shit!

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

justified!

ChillyDogg
ChillyDogg

You got knocked the f*ck out!

Steven76
Steven76

Haha nice hit. Wuss officer.

DeplorableClinger
DeplorableClinger

LOL. Even now the cops can't help themselves. They have to escalate. They have to trample constitutional rights. No evidence of learning.


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