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Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Video has been released of Columbia County Fl Sheriff Deputies arresting a blind man who was carrying his his retractable cane in his back pocket. The video shows an officer approach Jim Hodges, who was walking home after jury duty, and demand to know what the object is sticking out of his back pocket. Hodges, who is legally blind, explains that the object which resembles a lightsaber from Star Wars is a retractable walking stick. The interaction should have been over once she identified the object but she then asks the man for his ID and informs that he is being detains when he refuses to ID. Her supervisor shows up and Mr. Hodges explains the situation. They handcuff Hodges after he refuses to ID himself. After he asks for their names and badge they tell him he's under arrest for resisting (he didn't resist) and illegally search him to find his ID. He was held in jail for a full day before being released.

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These cops are out of control. It is amazing their heads can fit in their patrol cars with egos that big. Hodges asked the first cop if she considered herself to be a tyrant. She replied "Yeah I am, actually."
After she violates his rights and illegally obtains his ID from his pocket she asks him "was that that hard?" Apparently it is because when the already handcuffed man asked the cops for their information they refused to id themselves and placed him under arrest. Credit to Mr. Hodges. He was clearly frustrated as one would be under such circumstance but he did not lose his temper or physically resist. He kept his cool and asserted his rights. Hopefully the Sheriff's Department investigation will result in termination of two officers involved. People like that have no business being police.

#1 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-11-08 04:25 PM | Reply

This is the one where the guy asks the cop are you a tyrant and the cop says yes.

I mean, you do have to appreciate the honesty!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-08 04:30 PM | Reply

Blink 182

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-08 05:28 PM | Reply

I only hope that when this goes before a court that Justice is Blind.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2022-11-08 07:45 PM | Reply

This is just another case of out of control cops that will be cost the taxpayers a settlement.

Hopefully the Sheriff's Department investigation will result in termination of two officers involved

Two weeks paid vacation is more likely.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-11-09 12:38 PM | Reply

After she violates his rights and illegally obtains his ID from his pocket she asks him "was that that hard?"

No but it was unconstitutional and I hope Mr. Hodges gets paid well.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-11-09 12:39 PM | Reply

Watching the body cam video is infuriating. Absolutely infuriating. And to know that the current corrupt Supreme Court would probably rule in the tyrant's favor is even more infuriating. And just for good measure it's in deep red Florida that went 72% for Trump, 77% for Rubio, 80% for DeSantis, etc. That sums up what a -------- that county must be.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-10 04:15 PM | Reply

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