“I’m going to set my phone back down before I get shot and they say that I’m reaching for something.” Tony says to the camera sitting, waiting and wondering why the cop suddenly -and strangely- decided to move to the other side of the street without speaking to him again during his ‘traffic stop’. – Tony Soto
This video was released back in late March; soon thereafter it went viral. But there are far more videos from Tony besides that one video; videos which only further confirm the blatant point which is: Tony Soto was not pulled over for any reason other than the officer wanted to pull him over and I feel sadly secure in the assumption his main reason for stopping Mr. Soto was because he could and wanted to.
Filming the entire situation; from the very start to after the incident when he was at home responding to the media’s misleading and twisted words spoken on local television by local cops and other media officials regarding what happened. The cop says he’s pulling him over for a few reasons. The first reason he gives is because of Tony’s tinted windows. After he pulls out his tint permit sealed by the state of PA, it isn’t too long before the cop moves on to another reason… Tony’s main headlights were out, he states.
With no effort made Tony displays his lights –which are working perfectly– thus exposing the officer to be just another cop looking for trouble and not expecting the citizen to be so well informed of their rights (as you see in the video). The officers attitude changes, and thankfully he wasn’t violent because Tony’s situation could have gone a lot worse. This cop has the typical cop attitude; testy, arrogant, egotistical, vain with an air of self importance.