Whats the fuss about?A video of Boise police Sgt. Lori Sperrys interaction with Gavin Seim, 28, of Ephrata, Wash. who filmed a traffic stop earlier this week has people talking at IdahoStatesman.com. Heres what some commenters have to say:
Todd WilderOdd that she didn't make the people pumping gas move farther away; they looked closer than he was ...
William MullaneSeemed like the officer was more than fair in asking Seim to move from behind her to an area where she could see him better. She did not appear to be concerned so much with the filming as with his position relative to hers. His refusal to cooperate escalated the situation and put the officer on edge. Seim is just trying to get publicity. He succeeded.
Tomas Hopkins PrimeauSorry, but many of you in this forum use the pretext that this man was interfering with a traffic stop in order to denigrate or condemn his action. In no way whatsoever does he even remotely interfere with this traffic stop. ... this officers actions were way out of line, especially in terms of initiating physical contact. The filmmaker is right if the situation were reversed, most officers would not hesitate to charge a citizen with assault with a similar level of physical contact.
Howard P. CoopermanHow many hundreds of traffic stops does this guy record and never post because nothing happens? Sure looks like he was baiting the officers just to try to get something to post. Monetizing the video, too. Nice touch. Seim should find another hobby.