New Hampshire Cop: I Will Gladly Arrest You Over a Light Bulb
Manchester NH – Rob Mathias of the Rebel Love Show was able to capture a rare philosophical debate between a patrol officer and himself where the officer admits he would gladly kidnap and imprison anyone over a “violation” so minuscule as a license plate light bulb.
The cell phone video posted below shows what would be a routine “extortion” stop conducted by one Manchester PD officer, with help from the New Hampshire State Police, if it weren’t for the interaction at the end. When Rob asked why he was being pulled over, the officer stated that his rear left “plate light” was out. For an organization that claims to “serve and protect,” one would think this would be an opportune time for the police officer to politely warn the driver of the light malfunction, so both parties could be on their way. But, we live in a police state where tickets are issued to generate revenue for the state, and overtime for the officers.
Needless to say, after an extraordinary amount of time, the officer returned with a summons for the the light bulb which carried a fine of $44.64. According to the video description, Rob believes his philosophical bumper stickers has led him to be a target of the police.
Mind you I have been pulled over many times by Manchester PD at this point. I am assuming it is because of the philosophical stickers on the rear bumper of the vehicle.
The most disturbing part of the video came at the very end, just before the officer threw the summons into the vehicle. Rob asked the officer, “would you personally kidnap me over a light bulb? Of course the cop answered no. Rob continues the hypothetical by asking what would happen if he didn’t pay the fine. The general consensus between the two was that a warrant would be issued for Rob’s arrest, at which time the officer explained that he would be glad to arrest him.
“If you don’t pay, then then there’s a warrant, then I would be glad to come get you.”
The cops own words speak for themselves. If you don’t bow down to the mini tyrants in blue, they will enforce the most ridiculous, victimless crimes to the fullest extent of the law.
Supposedly government is no more than a set of functions that the citizens delegate in order to accomplish common goals such as security, roads etc. Therefore, if a citizen doesn’t have a right to walk up to a random motorist, demand money under the threat of kidnapping, then neither does the state.
Previous video of Rob being harassed over a sticker