A man identified in reports as Ryan Scott was recently stopped by Illinois State Police at a “road side safety check” in DeKalb, Ill.
In a video (below) filmed by Scott, he asks the first Illinois State Police officer if he is being detained, notes PhotographyisNotaCrime.com.
Scott, who originally posted the video on Facebook, wrote: "This incident ironically occurred on 'Thank a police officer day.'"
In the video, the first officer calmly replies, "You're not free to leave."
Scott asks again if he is suspected of a crime and if he is being detained, and the first officer says, "We're making sure everyone is driving safely... We do have the legal right to stop you."
"I believe this is unconstitutional," replies Scott.
The first officer claims he asked Scott for his driver's license and proof of insurance, but Scott correctly states that the officer didn't ask him for those documents.
Suddenly, a second Illinois State Police officer opens Scott's car door and starts yelling at him.
"Get out now! Driving is a privilege, not a right!" shouts the second officer. "I'm telling you to get out right now!"
The second officer then claims that Scott is "resisting" and demands his driver's license and insurance.
When Scott says again, "This is unconstitutional," the second officer angrily yells, "Driving is a privilege, not a right! That's what you're required to do in Illinois! You know that!"
When asked if the address on his license is his "current address," Scott repeatedly says he wants to invoke his Fifth Amendment right.
The second officer then demands to know what Fifth Amendment says.
"I have the right to remain silent," states Scott.
"Really? You sure?" asks the second officer.
After Scott confirms his constitutional right, the second officer slams his door and return his license and insurance information.
According to TheFreeThoughtProject.com, "Police are permitted to stop you briefly, they may not search you or your car unless they have probable cause that you’re under the influence or you agree to the search. As such, you are not required to answer their questions or admit to breaking the law."