Telling a Cop to F-- Off Is Not a Crime

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A San Francisco jury decided that just because 22-year-old Chris Christopher cusses like an asshole doesn't make him a fucking criminal.

Christopher was arrested on April 9, 2010, at Newhall Street and La Salle Avenue after he got into a verbal argument that included the frightful words "Fuck you."

According to the Public Defender's Office, Christopher -- who has no criminal record -- was sitting in the car with a family friend when his mother drove up in her car and started to chat with them. A police officer came up to Christopher's mom -- who was parked illegally -- and asked for her ID. The cop then started peppering Christopher with questions, even though he had done nothing wrong, according to the Public Defender's Office.

The cop asked Christopher his name, but was dubious when he responded with "Chris Christopher." The officer asked him his name again, which just annoyed Christopher. This time he responded with something even more shocking: "What if I tell you it's Fuck You?"

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michael
michael

cops are just not the same from when i was a kid

mike
mike

fucken cops can be a smart asses some times thay can give u a brake some times but thay dont why is that

Private Investigator Austin Tx
Private Investigator Austin Tx

I don't believe our founding fathers had it in mind that they had to be respectful to the English when they felt oppressed. This boy was apparently minding his own business until the police officer intervened and mishandled the situation. Then apparently the police made up a story so they could rough up this kid - at least the jury did not buy the explanation (which is pretty telling) from the police that he reached under his seat. Now, who is not being respectful here? This boy was simply expressing how he felt when his rights were violated. So what, he used the F-bomb. Perhaps not the word that many of us would use but last time I checked we are living in America - The land of freedom and the right to express yourself  the way you want especially when you are being oppressed by an authority figure who should know better. 

VG
VG

I think all cops ought to walk off the job and let the public "fend" for themselves with the members of "their community", be it disrespectful kids, criminals, whatever.    Let them "solve" their first amendment rights issues without any law enforcement at all.   Sorry, but cops have a tough job.... and the mouthy little dude got less than what he deserved.  

Truth
Truth

I liked ur idiot comment on accident. So i thought i'D mention that you deserve to be in his shoes, minding your own business while some jerk comes up and starts questioning you for nothing, then laughing at your ugly ass name. Then lies About what you did, going so far as to say you reached for a weapon, to keep you in jail afterwards. Asswipe.

Craig Terlino
Craig Terlino

 I'd say file this one under douche bag but I see it already is.

Captain
Captain

I give that little punk another 6 years before his mouth leads to his arrest for doing something actually criminal. That sort of mentality may seem worth rooting for but when it comes down to it, he'll end up pulling the attitude again with the wrong cop.

jess
jess

I always love it when i hear about a cop funeral

bigriggs
bigriggs

Can't wait to hear about yours....

malasangre
malasangre

or yours. now waddle to your squad car big fella time for another donut run

bigriggs
bigriggs

Nice try. In the picture of health, not a cop and have not had a donut in over 15 years.

jess
jess

I cursed out a San Mateo cop after he harassed me for no reasonI hate the police

bluecanary1
bluecanary1

My question is, will this cop be disciplined for apparently lying about what happened? Because it's this kind of cop's behavior that makes people go batshit crazy and scream "fuck the police" any time there is any type of altercation, no matter how justified, involving law enforcement.  This bad apple makes it harder for all honest cops to do their jobs.

Tim
Tim

Yeah, right..it's the cop that lied, not people who are related or who are friends of the subject.  And we know, that there would never be any racial bias or just a general dislike of the police in drug infested,dungholes.  That would never happen.

The guy arrested sounds like a punk and of course, everyone is going to take his side over that of the cop trying to do his job.   Not a surprise.

malasangre
malasangre

i must of missed the part that said they were in a drug infested dunghole; its irratating being a punk like a cop. not illegal

unluckyteen
unluckyteen

fire that cop now and save tax payers' money

bigriggs
bigriggs

Sounds like a lovely young man.

Mdg1111
Mdg1111

The cop who perjured himself, you mean?

bluecanary1
bluecanary1

@bigfella: I read the story.  The kid was legally parked, doing nothing wrong, when another driver, his mother, came up alongside and parked illegally.  There was absolutely no reason for the cop to pester this kid, nor was there any reason for the cop to overreact to some woman who happened to be double-parked.  A reasonable cop would have just told the woman to move along.

He didn't have any reason to demand ID from this kid, as he had absolutely no reason to suspect anything illegal was going on (a double-parked mom talking to her kid hardly qualifies).  This cop needs a refresher course on what constitutes lawful detention.  Of course, it sounds like he just needs to be flat-out fired for perjury.

bluecanary1
bluecanary1

sorry, that post went to the wrong spot.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Umm, no. I was talking about the little punk kid that flew off the handle. The cop was in the wrong but the stupid kid escalated the situation.

Truth
Truth

Hey! You're an idiot. WHAT moron dealing drugs does it on a busy street, in broad daylight, while illegaly parked with another caR?!? I can guarantee u, that moron will NOT be dealin drugs for long if that is his method of dealing, seriously. LOL.

NOBODY deals drugs in this manner. The cops already know that too. Anyone dealing drugs does it discreetly, and away from public. Get real jesus.

bigriggs
bigriggs

So a cop is supposed to know that two cars parked next to each other, one illegaly is a mom and son having a chat? I guess drug deals or other illicit activities never go on in that situation. The cop had every right to ask what was going on. If a kid told me his name was Chris Christopher, I would thing he is pulling my leg and ask again. In my world, the kid would have responded with, yes, my name is Chris Christopher and here is my ID but I guess having no respect for anything in the world is the norm these days. Sad, very sad.

bluecanary1
bluecanary1

@bigfella: I read the story.  The kid was legally parked, doing nothing wrong, when another driver, his mother, came up alongside and parked illegally.  There was absolutely no reason for the cop to pester this kid, nor was there any reason for the cop to overreact to some woman who happened to be double-parked.  A reasonable cop would have just told the woman to move along.He didn't have any reason to demand ID from this kid, as he had absolutely no reason to suspect anything illegal was going on (a double-parked mom talking to her kid hardly qualifies).  This cop needs a refresher course on what constitutes lawful detention.  Of course, it sounds like he just needs to be flat-out fired (and prosectuted) for committing perjury.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Did you read the story? One car was parked illegaly and the cop asked for ID (not papers) of both drivers. Pretty standard when a cop notices cars in that situation. Again, all the kid had to do was show ID and not become a little whiny punk when asked.

bluecanary1
bluecanary1

The kid was sitting in a car not doing anything wrong.  Why should he have to "show his papers" in that situation? 

bigriggs
bigriggs

Harrassing private citizens???? They were parked illegaly and he was just doing his job. Like I said, the cop went way overboard but all the kid had to do was prove his name was Chris Cristopher and this would not have gone any farther.

AJ
AJ

right, i guess that gives cops the right to act like kids too...we are definitely dealing with two grown men right here...one that lies and cheats to save his own ass, another who is defiant towards a man who is wrongfully harassing private citizens...bet the cop was being a dick about it in the first place too...(see how we can make assumptions in either direction about the story?)

bigriggs
bigriggs

All the kid had to do was prove to the officer his name really was Chris Christopher and none of this would have happened. How hard is it to pull out an ID to show the cop. Instead the kid started to behave like a royal jackass.

AJ
AJ

because it's the kids responsibility to keep the situation relaxed, not the grown up police (peace) officer....

dawdler
dawdler

Both the cop and this kid acted like idiots.  However, the cop was in a position of authority and (assuming the facts here) thus should be held to a higher standard.

roy1531
roy1531

You are correct but then that means the cop should have had more respect. You have to give respect to get it!

carolrhill814
carolrhill814

If you don't teach them to respect cops and they need their help and because you didn't teach them to respect them they will fear them and their very live could be at stake because not all police are bad there are several that are bad but not all.

Stanley_Ipkiss
Stanley_Ipkiss

just several? in the entire world? what a distorted view of reality you have

carolrhill814
carolrhill814

I never said the entire world but there are some everywhere but for me I have found them for the most part very helpful and nice so I never cast a large net because that is just not fair.

Remember when you point at anyone saying bad things three (3) fingers point back at you and that is the way it is.

BG Ky
BG Ky

This is just setting a horrible precedent for people to say and do whatever they want with no regard to the laws of human nature, have respect for everyone...why do you think cops act the way they do, they have to to get anyone to listen to them

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Because the 1st Amendment says we can say and do whatever we want. 

Cops don't reserve respect without question anymore. They flush their credibility down the toilet daily. Ever since Frank Serpico started shedding light on the Blue Shield we have seen more and more what they do to damage their own desire for respect. Youtube and the internet have accelerated this trend.

Also, we have police that are essentially paramilitary organizations now. Fun fact: Police can shoot to kill more liberally, without fear of prosecution or punishment, than a soldier in Afghanistan. Look it up. It's fact.

bluecanary1
bluecanary1

Um the First Amendment does not say we can "say and do whatever we want." So annoying that people who want to scream "First Amendment" have no idea what it actually says or means.

Cindy
Cindy

Hey Blue Canary - who watches over you?

Aimengcrystals
Aimengcrystals

Christopher was arrested on April 9, 2010, at Newhall Street and La Salle Avenue after he got into a verbal argument, which included the frightful words "Fuck you."

Randy Dye
Randy Dye

This article was a waste of my time and just stupid. Moonbats!!

Elysa
Elysa

Moonbats... lol

Guest
Guest

I've called the waaaaaambulance for you!

Robert
Robert

The cop should be arrested for false imprisonment and falsifying a police report but cops are immune. That's why criminals line up to become cops.

unluckyteen
unluckyteen

cops like this are going to cost tax payers some big money someday though I'm sure he's costing us now, we are not aware of it nickle and dime cost like the cost of this trial.

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