Recording police brutality: how one snap decision changed this town

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As Black Lives Matter protests have spread across America, more and more people have begun sharing clips of police violence online. It’s not just happening at protests, either: sometimes police violence is captured in everyday life.
On June 2nd, a traffic stop in Baytown, Texas turned violent when a couple friends began to question the arrest of a black man. One man recorded the clip and it went viral, but it didn’t end there. It set off a ripple effect across his life and the city of Baytown, Texas.
What happens when someone uses technology to glare back at police interactions? For Isaiah Benavides, it may have put him in harm’s way.
This video is part of a larger project at The Verge that looks at the power and consequences of filming police violence. Verge Science investigates what police body cameras don’t show you - check that out here: bit.ly/2YNuFFY
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This video is part of a larger project at The Verge that looks at the power and consequences of filming police violence. Verge Science investigates what police body cameras don’t show you - check that out here: bit.ly/2YNuFFY
Minister Bey
Minister Bey 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Vanessa Ellis I feel you but It will. We can't have that mindset. The problem is we have a billion horror stories in our communities. We don't even have a hundred thousand complaints let alone video footage.
Slim Frank
Slim Frank 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
People need to learn how to sue these corrupt officers in their own personal capacity. Kirk's Law Corner on the tube episodes 1-8
Slim Frank
Slim Frank 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION: “All codes, rules, and regulations are for government authorities only, not human/Creators in accordance with God’s laws. All codes, rules, and regulations are unconstitutional and lack due process…” Rodrigues v. Ray Donovan, U.S. Department of Labor, 769 F. 2d 1344, 1348, decided in 1985. And again, in Self v. Rhay, 61 Wn (2nd) 261. “The common law is the real law, the Supreme Law of the land, the code, rules, regulations, policy and statutes are “not the law”.
D S
D S 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Since when was it a crime to swear?
Big Dee
Big Dee 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
nothing has change....cops are still out of control
blacknosugarnocream
blacknosugarnocream 6 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So proud of you young people ... Gen Z is doing the damn thing! ❤❤❤
Rob Miller
Rob Miller 13 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wow , sick of seeing this.. good job guys. Some cops are seriously angry and unprofessional...they need to be put away..
Joanna Lamb
Joanna Lamb 13 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Those are pretty smart young men. ALWAYS record the police!!!
tesker jones
tesker jones 20 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So where is civilian brown now, change his appearance, moved, cant man up now cause he lost his uniform, he got bullied in school had his lunch money taken so he becomes a cop to get back at being a little punk. You lose, hahaha.
George Ramirez
George Ramirez 20 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This is when ppl should riot.
Julio Gonzalez
Julio Gonzalez ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Mission accomplished
sweetgurl75 Shaw
sweetgurl75 Shaw ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
actually you can't arrest someone for cussing in public. it's covered under free speech in the constitution
kaneki uchiha
kaneki uchiha ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thats it? No assault charges or what ? If i knee am officer im getting killed if i dont kill him first thats why we all hate cops
xanbex
xanbex ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tiny men given a badge and a gun!
Rhuben Klasnic
Rhuben Klasnic 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
And nothin is being done about profiling
David Ortiz
David Ortiz 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Racist cop 🚓 I’m sure not all are like this A H.
Criminology Student
Criminology Student 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The cop used profanity himself.
Stupid Plumbing
Stupid Plumbing 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
If you're sick and tired of the protests, thank a cop. It's their fault.
Flat FLSTF
Flat FLSTF 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Those are the littlest cops I’ve ever seen
Ed Smith
Ed Smith 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You should look up targeted individual's that r being tortured by the government by electric magnetic weapons and infargard group's are using these electric magnetic weapons on targeted individual's that r being tortured by the government.
Roel Cala
Roel Cala 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Then, what happened next?????????
Sam Barnum IV
Sam Barnum IV 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m glad you brothers are safe & ok
Jamie Jeffries
Jamie Jeffries 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Isaiah when you go on tv you shouldn't be high
Cliff Curtis
Cliff Curtis 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Since they can put tiny little cameras in everybody's phones there's really no excuse why all cops don't have 1 or 2 on themselves.
GamingOrange
GamingOrange 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Once they decide to defund the police I'm driving 140 down every highway, no help in trying to stop me when they don't have the resources to!
ANDY Martinez
ANDY Martinez 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This has to stop just that is y cops get killed I have black friends and they are people to I would shoot a cop for doing this
Trena Jorgensen
Trena Jorgensen 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I was victimized by court appointed lawyer and judge for a crime i didnt do wtf can i do about it? NOTHING ugh
Camaro Drag Racing Second Generation
Camaro Drag Racing Second Generation 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He will just be in another police department doing this to other people next week government doesn't like it when you expose them using video
Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
All shld b fire plus sued fr kneeing that young man in his face pig brown BBQ u say....
Edsel Billones
Edsel Billones 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The cops turn off their body cam or refuse to make it public, so put your phone on use.
Ruthie Frazier
Ruthie Frazier 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great
Robert Vilaylack
Robert Vilaylack 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Every chief of police and Sheriff n under sheriff in every city town in America could stop all this yesterday but the money we pay is to good for them to quit beating and killing blacks brown and the poor. I say we stop giving are money, to killers bullies and Maniacs. Let’s see how long they will stand by there lies won’t pay anymore.
Tommy Grngo
Tommy Grngo 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Oath Breakers again exposed
WIL C
WIL C 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
its our citizens responsibility to record these heinous cowardly acts
WIL C
WIL C 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
do it anyway its worth it
Christopher Reid
Christopher Reid 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I feel you by Isaiah don't let nobody bring you down man you did the right thing. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Gerald Miller
Gerald Miller 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
These cops are typical Trump cultist bullies.
yea bouy
yea bouy 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can't have a police video without it being about race, race baiters!
yea bouy
yea bouy 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
More corrupt pigs exposed! They need to be prosecuted!
Sandra Clark
Sandra Clark 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
People wake up this is all about an authoritarian US. Your rotten governments is piling up the military, police and all their KKK groups to sic on American people. Why do you think the police got all that used war equipment so they can kill Americans if you don't bow down to their feet. Watch China, north Korea, Russia and other dictatorship nation's you will see where the US is duplicating.
Dave A
Dave A 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Texas cops are going to be crying to the media again, just like when that sniper killed the cowards.
Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I don't understand why all the cops were not charged! Any one of them could and should of told office Brown to stop his actions. Because they didn't makes all the cops accountable!
Kereng Renguul
Kereng Renguul 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This is really disgusting, I can't believe this is how it goes further🤦🏻‍♀️
Tammara Nelson
Tammara Nelson 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The first auto maker with on board camera system is go get rich
Nickz S.L.
Nickz S.L. 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Oh, it's THE Verge Good job
DrivenByRage
DrivenByRage 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Police used to live and work in the same neighborhood. Not anymore.
DooubleTap
DooubleTap 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The people will go piss on his grave, don't worry. I piss on an officer
Joji WoW
Joji WoW 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The stupid cop won’t last on 1v1 fight.
LivenLifeforGod West
LivenLifeforGod West 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
God help things have to change you should always record, an the fact is it is happening way to much! I hope an pray that these young men stay safe in every way! Because it was an injustice that happen to them! An unless the bad officer are not weeded out of the police station everywhere it will continue to happen an I think first thing that needs to change is the police union, because they help hide their crimes and criminal actin help them keep getting jobs in other jurisdictions an if that is stopped then take qualified immunity away because after that the bad seeds won’t want to work knowing they can be held accountable just like any other citizen an make the pay for own insurance.
martel hinds
martel hinds 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hay you guys brilliant vids xxx
martel hinds
martel hinds 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
In this present climate and the casual use of violent police brutality I am just so surprised that somebody did not shoot those policemen involved but perhaps that will come next O.M.G.
A B
A B 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Glad he got fired but did he go to another department or what. That is what they usually do
Melvin Hayes
Melvin Hayes 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Typical racist cowards with badges
Mike Oz
Mike Oz 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Fired lol .. that only means he was hire in the next county to be a cop lol ..
Karen Shelton
Karen Shelton 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
nana112213
nana112213 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
white Officer curses at others while arresting black youth for cursing
Shon Hawkins
Shon Hawkins 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Accountability is Essential!
Jimmie Collins
Jimmie Collins 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Some thing needs to be done to these lowlife coward police officers, give them a reason to fear for their lives
A. A
A. A 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Psycho officers goes viral All they do is to harass people, and get free health care and good pension for that
Justin Weisberg
Justin Weisberg 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The American Gestapo has arisen. We as a nation are crumbling and dividing. Not all police are brutal though, but we need reform NOW!!!!! = ============= = = = = ====================== = = = = ============ = Or this will be law enforcement insignia
Minister Bey
Minister Bey 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I swear I got chills. When I saw everyone marching/ protesting... With sooo much violence you began to hate all of them but this helps to remind victims like me that everyone is NOT the same.
Macgyver C
Macgyver C 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
All lives matter, BLM is the new KKK.
Richard Frahm
Richard Frahm 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So this officer was fired and went across the street and got a job at another law enforcement agency come on
Richard Frahm
Richard Frahm 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
They don't care that they're being recorded qualified immunity so the people pay for their misconduct you need to go after the unions the police unions you need to sue them
John Q Taxpayer
John Q Taxpayer 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It only make me think how much misconduct went on before cell phone cameras. It definitely holds police accountable for their actions. RECORD THE POLICE!
gobigorange771
gobigorange771 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
When people stop believing these lawsuits and these viral videos are going to change things and realize how this threat must really be met.
Shawn Rossi
Shawn Rossi 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
If we keep just firing the bad cops the problem will never end.
David Prewitt
David Prewitt 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Cops don't give a damn camera 📸 or not they will violate your rights and never pay for it taxpayers money does it
Kevin Franklin
Kevin Franklin 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
These dam cops are crazy
Wealth Mining
Wealth Mining 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECORD UNIFORMED POLICE WHILE ON DUTY IN ALL 48 STATES, I WOULD URGE EVERYONE TO PURCHASE COVERT HIDDEN CAMERAS THAT LOOK LIKE ORDINARY DEVICES. YOU'LL GET MORE USEFUL VIDEO IF POLICE DO NOT THINK YOU ARE RECORDING THEIR ACTIONS.
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The fact they knew his name already tells you how bad he is thought of amongst them
American Dad
American Dad 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So the guy DID have a warrant , the other guys should have just filmed and remained quiet . 🇺🇸
amer63 87
amer63 87 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
BLM are Fascist. Police brutality would be better fought without these people. Destruction of the family unit is the biggest threat to society. Policing has to change. Many police are drunk with power and have no accountability.
Sheila Mercer
Sheila Mercer 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
For using profanity while cop is cussing.
Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu
Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
When they end up dead somebody will always say they are god cops and didn’t deserve that
Ana Monteiro
Ana Monteiro 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nothing to do with color or race. This is a POLICE problem with people of ALL colors. It's called ego powertrips. Cops are "above the law" and the cops who get shot , probably deserve it.
Grant A
Grant A 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I hope former officer brown catches payback. You know he didn't get charged for anything.
Sherrise Harris
Sherrise Harris 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Before you leave your house make sure your phones are powered up and keep them cameras rolling
Sherrise Harris
Sherrise Harris 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Cricket cops are everywhere
Bennie Stephens
Bennie Stephens 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What I truly think is going to change is that the people are going to realize there are more of us then there is a government facts
Jameson Petrie
Jameson Petrie 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Firing is not Good enough ! He has become a Gypsy Cop no more or less. The Sovereign Servant's must lose Certification .
Bennie Stephens
Bennie Stephens 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How you doing officer Brown how to feel not to be working no more doing the things you love to do being a racist
Bennie Stephens
Bennie Stephens 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So we still going to keep paying racist cops to not protect us
Hasan Erdim Ateslier
Hasan Erdim Ateslier 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
BLM Turned in to *BLUE LIVES MURDER* affecting everyone !
Connie B
Connie B 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Keep whipping out those cell phones.
whiteagle 1965
whiteagle 1965 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'd be very tickled, If that punk boy with a badge would take his badge off a step into my pre prepared ring in my backyard for some friendly mutual combat.... Guarantee you... I would humble the boy. Excuse me. Boy with a badge.
Canty McCantFuce
Canty McCantFuce 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yes, there are some shady cops who shouldn't be on the force. George Floyd OD'd, and at least one character featured here seems to be at risk of doing the same. Being surveilled because you videoed police - that IS quite sinister.
Pete Flores
Pete Flores 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Kicked him in the head ,give me a break!💩
Angel
Angel 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
They need a reform, all these cops should be fired
Charles Ndung'u
Charles Ndung'u 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Cops and thieves hate cameras for a reason.
walid vlogs
walid vlogs 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Kkkanda is the same terrorist country
Clifton dixon
Clifton dixon 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He should have been fired,fh
MPCLive56
MPCLive56 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
ALWATS RECORD THE pOLICE ( And the cop who KICKED the man in the face.....Find his home)
John Allen
John Allen 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Not anymore the camera phone is the best thing that ever happened to the people it is giving the people their rights back keep up the fight
Keet W
Keet W 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This whole thing is about , above the law cops! No matter what they do, it HAS to be accountable, everything. Even one little lie. YOUR FIRED! No second chance, gone! Cop crime will go down! ACCOUNTABILITY!!
jblazeea
jblazeea 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m shock they got good video still alivethwnk god why I never see it I was looking like ...😳
Tochola Tinah
Tochola Tinah 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Isaiah's eyebrows waah
Akshay B
Akshay B 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have never seen a positive story about cops in usa 🤔 something is terribly wrong with them....
Jimmie Sullivan
Jimmie Sullivan 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This is a very big problem, a bigger problem is Officer Brown more than likely works for another police agency. He needs to be be banned from all police work.
Neo Smith
Neo Smith 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The ruling class and the order followers need to be purged and replaced with natural law jurisprudence.
Daniel Duffy
Daniel Duffy 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Live stream in case they take your phone
Recrat Demopublican
Recrat Demopublican 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Come to Carrollton Georgia and see how corrupt it is here
Andrie Williams
Andrie Williams 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Most of the time police officers are over acting when arrest people and targetting black americans
MN1stAmendmentAudit
MN1stAmendmentAudit 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can someone please pop some caps in these pigs 🐖
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