In what seems to be an attempt to gain fame amongst certain anti-LEO groups, a man (with very dark circles around his eyes) intentionally staged a confrontation with Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint inside the US. It appears his goal was to antagonize the officers and capture their responses on video. Well, he got the video, but the tape only shows the man, whose Youtube account is under the name Rick Herbert, putting his family through a lot of grief for no reason.
The baiting and antagonizing of officers on video is something that is tragically becoming more and more popular among certain groups. Any American should completely stand behind transparency and accountability for those in positions of authority, but this type of thing is quickly becoming just another headache officers have to deal with on a daily basis. It’s one thing to stand back and record an incident. It’s a whole different ball game when you’re intentionally irritating, agitating, and insulting police just to try and capture a response unbecoming of an officer on film. A quick look at the verbal abuse police have had to endure during the recent protests around the country is all any logical, thinking person would need to see to know things have gone too far.