An irreverent “watchdog” YouTuber in Texas decided to go into a police station and cause a scene shortly after a police officer was killed, making an ass of himself in the process.
The video, titled The most important audit I’ve done – will we suspend freedom after a tragic event?, YouTuber James Freeman initiated an “audit” of the Richardson Police Department, taking advantage of a recent officer’s death to test how police would react to him filming inside the station.
In the video, he passes ribbons, flags and a shrine left in memory of the officer. During his filming he was asked why he didn’t have a badge, but mistook the woman’s question to mean “thin blue line” ribbon.
“I don’t support murder,” he said.
Eventually, he’s approached by a well-mannered police officer, who told him he wasn’t the least bit worried about Freeman.
Freeman made people considerably uncomfortable, but thanks to the cool demeanor and friendly approach by an officer of the RPD, he was essentially sent away without any controversial footage.
RPD Officer David Sherrard was killed on February 8 of this year, marking an end to his 13-year career and immortalizing him as the first duty casualty in Richardson PD’s 63-year history.