Kevin Thomason has posted details of a shocking exchange that an East Palo Alto police officer, Detective Roderick Tuason, posted on his Facebook page concerning how to handle citizens legally and openly carrying firearms. In the exchange Tuason suggested that police should provoke gunowners who legally Open Carry, so they can “pop them” and get two weeks paid administrative leave.
In speaking with advocates of Open Carry in the Bay Area, the exchange has caused an outcry from the community. Whispers indicate that, ahead of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for internal policies and procedures, Police Officers on a number of local forces may be attempting to shield ANY discussions or written internal memos concerning policies and attitudes on how to police citizens exercising their legal right to openly carry unloaded firearms.
Additionally, knowledgeable sources indicate that some law enforcement agencies are actually putting citizens on internal WATCH LISTS just for contacting police departments to check-in to advise Open Carry, or simply to inquire about rules and regulations that they want to comply with!
See some of the exchange that took place on Facebook, then removed by the pinhead cop, Tuason.