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Seattle Cop Video - Who's the man with a gun?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by PBinWA, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I see the thread on the Seattle Cop Video has been closed so lets try to not discuss the actual issue but someone pointed out to me an interesting observation.

    Around 1:30 there is a man in a leather jacket holding a gun (lower left corner of screen capture). What's the deal with that? See the screen grab below and then check the video . . .



    What do you think? Undercover cop? Crazy CHL guy? Bad guy?
     
  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    That is CRAZY.
     
  3. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Just a guess, but I bet it's a run-of-the-mill plainclothes cop who happened to be the first to get to the party.
     
  4. Ian1816

    Ian1816 Oregon City Active Member

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    If he was a police officer why isn't he assisting his fellow officer? That officer obviously needed help. He did so many things wrong that I am sure this video will be used as a training tool in departments all over the country.
     
  5. mr11b

    mr11b Portland, OR Member

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    Strange in deed, or very lucky for that officer. If that was a police officer he never made himself known to the other officer, or at least for the additional minute the tape was still running.
     
  6. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone see a guy in a black shirt tried to come up to the officer from behind and the undercover on the hat go "hey hey" and he walk away from the cop? I wonder what happen if the undercover is not there :)
     
  7. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    The uniform either didn't see it or was not worried.
     
  8. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If he was undercover, it seems like a bad idea to have a gun out. My monitor isn't the greatest, but I can't be sure that it is a gun.
     
  9. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    Looks like a black revolver maybe?

    I don't think a plain clothes Officer would have one of those, and yes, he wold have been helping the Officer get control of the woman. Seems strange indeed.
     
  10. tonyspdx

    tonyspdx Gresham, OR Member

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    I just looked at the entire video. Its a cell phone. Its easy to see in other footage of the video
     
  11. mr11b

    mr11b Portland, OR Member

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    That makes more sense, since everyone had theirs out :rolleyes:
     
  12. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Where did you find the other footage?
     
  13. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    Yes everyone did have theirs out, but everyone also had theirs held up and recording or taking pictures.
     
  14. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    He's right, if you watch the whole video, you can see the same guy recording with his cell phone earlier.
     
  15. Bluntsesh503

    Bluntsesh503 Salem, OR New Member

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    yeah that doesn't look like a gun to me.
     
  16. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    The guy with the gun doesn't show in the video until 1:24 - he's got a unique hat on. Otherwise, I'm not seeing him any earlier.
     
  17. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    I think that looks like a gun. That looks way larger than a cell phone.
     
  18. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    I disagree. His thumb is on the same side of the object as the rest of his fingers rather than being wrapped around a grip. I believe it's just an illusion due to the poor video quality (an unfortunate artifact of being so compressed to get it on the net).


    elsie
     
  19. oswego

    oswego S. Seattle Member

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    King5 blew up the original tape and said it was a hat.
     
  20. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Its a gun. I blew it up and went frame by frame and its (im 99% sure) a gun.