just a really bad example of a jerk and another jerk... Most police officers aren't like that.. And most people I have or had pulled over don't act like that either... Both of those people where in the wrong....
How? The young man was on public property owned by the state. The hours of the parking lot are 24-hours a day. He has a right to refuse to answer any question as it is his CONSTITUNTIONAL RIGHT. He also has a right to know why he is being detained.
Let me share some quotes from the great Thomas Jefferson.
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.”
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny”
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
“I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.”
“We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”
The top two are quite fitting. The police and government are ever pushing the boundaries of the constitution. That is ok, as the constitution has checks and balances. In this case, it would be the second amendment.