That video may be familiar to many of you. This was first posted months ago, however, it has worked it's way through the court system and the judge who heard the case found the police to be in the wrong. Both the officer who covered his name, and his commanding officer for not reporting it.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A federal judge in California has ruled that an Oakland police officer who covered his nameplate during a November Occupy protest seriously violated court-approved conduct standards for the city's police department. -source
This seems like it should be really common sense. Even the police officer in charge of his little minions understood that it was unacceptable, hence why in the youtube video you see the LT tell remove the tape that covers his minions name.
So the LT knew it was wrong, the person with the camera knew it was wrong, and the federal judge knew it was wrong. So what the hell is wrong with the cop? Yes, I understand the fear of retribution, but fuck, nothing has happened to Tony Bologna, and ANON put all his info out there. So unless officer Hargraves thought he was gonna draw more scorn than Tony Bologna, he need not cover his name.
What do y'all think?
Who here thinks the judge and the LT got it wrong? Cause I'm sure some devils advocate will pop up. God I hope it's a devils advocate and not a devil....