Originally Posted by certifiedfunds
If the cops had acted appropriately this guy wouldn't have gotten what you all say he wanted. There would be no story. Walking down the street with a rifle slung over your shoulder is not reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.
Absolutely not correct. I've already cited the Texas law that was being broken. It's disorderly conduct.
TITLE 9. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND DECENCY
CHAPTER 42. DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RELATED OFFENSES
Sec. 42.01. DISORDERLY CONDUCT. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly:
(8) displays a firearm or other deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm;
It wasn't over his shoulder, it was cross-slung over his chest, mag in, bolt closed. You can see it in the video.
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Last edited by WarCry; 04-16-2013 at 19:29..