Reese Witherspoon's Arrest Vid: A Tale Of 2 Arrests

Earnest-Pettie by Earnest-Pettie on May. 02, 2013

This is a tale of two arrest videos. The dashcam footage of Reese Witherspoon's arrest has surfaced, and the fine people at TMZ have uploaded it for the world to see. 

That is so beyond, right?!?!

Earlier today, we posted a man being arrested for drinking iced tea.

In the first video, the police give Reese Witherspoon every opportunity to avoid getting arrested. She just pushes them until she goes too far. In the second, an officer harasses a man for drinking an iced tea and he ends up face down in the street with cuffs on.

It's pure coincidence that both of these videos are on Break, today, but I think it illustrates the sad reality that authority in America is willing to bend to the rich and famous and kneel on the poor and powerless. It's not just police, either. Think about your elected officials, the celebrity-filled fundraisers they attend, and the PACs that funnel the money of the rich into their campaigns. That's why when you gripe about Obamacare or the fact that we can't get background checks for gun purchases, your voices go unheard. It's not until the powerful go too far that our lawmakers finally turn on them.

Not all police are bad. Most are doing what they're hired to do: uphold the law. You know what? We respect those guys. Cops like the guys in the iced tea video do all those other hardworking cops a disservice because they foster resentment that makes people suspicious of the cops, making the job harder for the guys out there trying to do the right thing, day in and day out. Next time you see a good guy cop in a bar, buy him or her a beer. Next time you see a jerk with a shield, buy him or her an iced tea.

- Earnest (@earnestp on Twitter)

56 comments
Mr_Tideman
Mr_Tideman User

In Hollywood, even the "nice" ones are coke-snorting self-important bitches. She should be sentenced to being a dishwasher at a diner in south central LA.

Mr_Tideman
Mr_Tideman

In Hollywood, even the "nice" ones are coke-snorting self-important bitches. She should be sentenced to being a dishwasher at a diner in south central LA.

Scott-Woodson-907
Scott-Woodson-907

Why that sounds like a completely legitimate business proposition! Where on earth do I sign up? You had me convinced when you started talking about your brother Woz.

Doug-Powell-915
Doug-Powell-915

Clearly this is a obvious exhibition of PROFILING. The Unidentified questionable law enforcement officer did not identify himself when asked, got sphincter hurt when he was challenged and did not have the professionalism to back down and could have gotten himself into a huge fray.. What jurisdiction is he with anyway is he on administration leave. Myself I might have gotten VERY defensive as he did not ID himself as a peace officer and there are a lot of phonies out there. VERY unprofessional. There a

Ronni-Liechti-881
Ronni-Liechti-881 User

Problem with the police is that its humans, and it's like anything else with humans, som are good and some are bad. some can handle the "power" and some gets powerhungry and needs to show by using force. Dont blame police, but blame the idiots that are police and cant behave nicely to poor as rich.hope you get my idea

Ronni-Liechti-881
Ronni-Liechti-881

Problem with the police is that its humans, and it's like anything else with humans, som are good and some are bad. some can handle the "power" and some gets powerhungry and needs to show by using force. Dont blame police, but blame the idiots that are police and cant behave nicely to poor as rich.hope you get my idea

supergenius18
supergenius18 User

in both cases it's not whether the cops were right or wrong to arrest them, the point is that there is a way both police officers could have handled the situation without people being arrested. Most cops are instigators!!!

supergenius18
supergenius18

in both cases it's not whether the cops were right or wrong to arrest them, the point is that there is a way both police officers could have handled the situation without people being arrested. Most cops are instigators!!!

dry-bummage
dry-bummage User

'Murica. The only country in the world that has freedoms.

dry-bummage
dry-bummage

'Murica. The only country in the world that has freedoms.

MikeTea
MikeTea User

"authority in America is willing to bend to the rich and famous"...? The cop doesn't even know who she is! but yeah, the cops in the states are out of hand and to the rest of the world the US looks more and more like nazi Germany every day

MikeTea
MikeTea

"authority in America is willing to bend to the rich and famous"...? The cop doesn't even know who she is! but yeah, the cops in the states are out of hand and to the rest of the world the US looks more and more like nazi Germany every day

ppcock
ppcock

I'M REESES PIECES WITHERSPOON.. I WILL CUT YOU!

ppcock
ppcock

I'M REESES PIECES WITHERSPOON.. I WILL CUT YOU!

Tali-Wu-687
Tali-Wu-687 User

Hey Earnest the commentator - "authority in America is willing to bend to the rich and famous and kneel on the poor and powerless" why are you assuming the black iced-tea guy is poor and powerless?

Tali-Wu-687
Tali-Wu-687

Hey Earnest the commentator - "authority in America is willing to bend to the rich and famous and kneel on the poor and powerless" why are you assuming the black iced-tea guy is poor and powerless?

jbart321
jbart321 User

If you have to tell them who you are you aren't that famous.

jbart321
jbart321

If you have to tell them who you are you aren't that famous.

TheWord
TheWord User

Did Arizona Iced have a hand in the creation of this as a hopeful viral video? Cheap advertising to a big demographic.

TheWord
TheWord

Did Arizona Iced have a hand in the creation of this as a hopeful viral video? Cheap advertising to a big demographic.

DoucheVadar
DoucheVadar User

I hate to preach, but, police represent the policy of the lawmakers. Sure there are many good cops that have to force sh!tty laws, but big gov't is the problem. Again, pushing the nation towards Libertarian party and end the BS.

DoucheVadar
DoucheVadar

I hate to preach, but, police represent the policy of the lawmakers. Sure there are many good cops that have to force sh!tty laws, but big gov't is the problem. Again, pushing the nation towards Libertarian party and end the BS.

Corndog2333
Corndog2333 User

I love it when celebs pull the "Do you know who I am card?". As soon as they announce that, the cops should be allowed to use the taser.

Corndog2333
Corndog2333

I love it when celebs pull the "Do you know who I am card?". As soon as they announce that, the cops should be allowed to use the taser.

jpdempat
jpdempat

Are you serious? What a load of liberal bs

llga01
llga01 User

The black guy was arrested for Trespass, not drinking Tea. Stop being part of the problem and report the facts straight....GOD you idiots at Break are annoying as hell when you obfuscate the issues.

llga01
llga01

The black guy was arrested for Trespass, not drinking Tea. Stop being part of the problem and report the facts straight....GOD you idiots at Break are annoying as hell when you obfuscate the issues.

ThisVideoFuckingBlows
ThisVideoFuckingBlows User

Mouthy bishes r the worst. Plus she was probs only being detained bc she couldnt keep her pipe shut. She is an American citizen but hasn't learned YOU DONT TALK 2 THE COPS. LOL

ThisVideoFuckingBlows
ThisVideoFuckingBlows

Mouthy bishes r the worst. Plus she was probs only being detained bc she couldnt keep her pipe shut. She is an American citizen but hasn't learned YOU DONT TALK 2 THE COPS. LOL

Cool-Jon-1
Cool-Jon-1 User

You know what annoys me... cops that think they can do anything and people who think they're better than everyone else.

whatinitheworld
whatinitheworld UserTop Commenter

That is a clever point. How funny the black guy and his friend were being all was cool and taping it all in such a way even the can didn't get thrown, smashed or even dropped.

whatinitheworld
whatinitheworld

That is a clever point. How funny the black guy and his friend were being all was cool and taping it all in such a way even the can didn't get thrown, smashed or even dropped.

warrioricp
warrioricp

its like these people act like its there Preogative to act like a dick. Unreal.

warrioricp
warrioricp

Well he was being cool and gracious with his homies since he just got there about to have nice fun and go into a store with only iced tea and possibly buy something. that dude just cost him some money if he was the owner or the guy that just works there actin too much like he's boss. He had no right yet to come out there and act like a total asshole to him AT ALL. Luckily he didn't get beat up and or shot up.

warrioricp
warrioricp

its like these people act like its there Preogative to act like a dick. Unreal.

warrioricp
warrioricp

Well he was being cool and gracious with his homies since he just got there about to have nice fun and go into a store with only iced tea and possibly buy something. that dude just cost him some money if he was the owner or the guy that just works there actin too much like he's boss. He had no right yet to come out there and act like a total asshole to him AT ALL. Luckily he didn't get beat up and or shot up.

Shawn-Hicks-25
Shawn-Hicks-25 User

amen He said Leave the property....leave that shit.

Shawn-Hicks-25
Shawn-Hicks-25

amen He said Leave the property....leave that shit.

sinashah
sinashah

til I saw the receipt of $4363, I have faith that...my... brother woz like actualy bringing in money part-time on their computer.. there brothers friend haz done this less than 7 months and just cleared the morgage on their apartment and got a great Citroën 2CV. go to, ======wow65.Com=====

Llnkn0wn
Llnkn0wn User

That's me when I'm gaming.

lillyandra
lillyandra User

Guilty of being a loud mouth celeb police should arrest more for not shutting their pie holes.

Kingwoody11
Kingwoody11

Why that sounds like a completely legitimate business proposition! Where on earth do I sign up? You had me convinced when you started talking about your brother Woz.