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‘Open the Door or I’ll Shoot’: innocent teenagers Held at Gunpoint—Police Refuse to mention Why

A group of teens was pulled over by a gang of law enforcement officials from the Rockford Illinois local department, held at gunpoint, and therefore the infuriating incident was captured on video. We use the term “gang” because the cops were wearing plains clothes with some even wearing identity disguising gang-style bandannas. The stop resulted in no arrests, not even a ticket. Despite the threat of deadly force, the Rockford local department has refused to answer why the cop drew the gun or reported a clap on the wrist for any of the officers involved in the stop.

It has been six months since these innocent teens had their lives threatened by crazed cops and not one person has been held accountable.

From the video the kids recorded, it's clear the motive force pulled over and was patiently looking forward to the cops to approach the driver’s side window.

However, rather than approaching the driving force and explaining why he was being pulled over, the officer who took the lead demanded the rear door be opened. It appears he told the passenger, “Open the door or I’ll shoot…” although the word shoot was muffled.

From what we are ready to ascertain at now, the officers violated the rights of the passengers to not be illegally stopped. Then they knocked the phones out of the hands of every of the occupants within the vehicle keeping them from recording the police contact, a transparent violation of their First Amendment rights to record police interaction.

“Come out, put your phone down, brother,” the officer says.

“Why?” Rivera replies.

“Because I asked you to place the phone down,” says the officer.

“Why? I can record,” Rivera protests.

“Do you wish to place it down or does one want me to knock it down?” the officer responds, because the phone falls to the bottom.

Erik Rivera, one of the passengers, uploaded the surviving video to Facebook and he says the officers searched the complete vehicle, even looking behind the car’s brake lights.

Rivera says he and also the lead officer have a history. The young man says the cop once knocked him off his 4-wheeler breaking his nose while giving him a gangland-style beating. in an exceedingly Facebook post, Rivera describes the history he has with the lead officer seen within the video (below).

This is the identical cop that arrested me a year and a half ago, the identical cop that hit me off my four-wheeler and proceeded to beat me and break my nose.

Rivera reported the abuse of rights to the Rockford Scanner, an area newspaper. From the Facebook post, an outline of what happened on April 10th is given.

Apparently, this is often the protocol the Rockford Illinois department of local government enforces to drag people over? I want we’re being harassed and threatened…I feel as if we've no rights.

Rivera says he and his friends weren’t doing anything wrong after they were pulled over.

They had no reason to tug us over. They didn’t raise anything in the least.

The young man also claims the cops engaged in a very form of stop and search without a warrant and with no grounds.

They never told us the rationale we were pulled over, and to top it off they failed to raise consent to go looking the car.

He says the cops searched the car without a warrant and he questioned the behavior of all the cops involved.

In the past few months, reporters with WREX have sought information per the stop, and also the department has instead circled the wagons and denied FOIA requests and an immediate order from town to release the documentation.

The department claimed there was an ongoing investigation — despite nobody within the car being charged — because of the reason for refusing to release the knowledge. They later claimed a person had been arrested in reference to murder and now that was the explanation they couldn’t release the data. That man was Preston Scott and he wasn’t even within the car the day of the stop, nor was he a part of any active investigation when the stop passed off.

It seems that the department is trying to hide their mistake and protect a nasty cop who pulled a gun on innocent teenagers.

As you watch the video below, it's no wonder people get scared once they see the red and blue lights in their car mirror.

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