Well it sounds like this guy is a donkey's butt, however...
1. Where is the video for us to make our own conclusions?
2. Call it baiting but I look at it more as "I'm possibly going to get harassed for doing this so I better record." I don't consider participating in a legal activity to be "baiting."
The videos are on youtube and start after he has been acting like a goof. So all we see is him finally getting cuffed by the frustrated police officer. Listen to the video well, he is asked for a permit and refuses to answer. The officers find out if he has a permit from pedigree info transmitted to dispatch. He is required by statute give his permit when asked. There were multiple MWAG calls to two different local dispatchers.
OCing is perfectly legal. Baiting and acting in a way to call attention to you and your firearm is disorderly conduct or inciting panic in my opinion.
Recent OC court ruling.
Embody V. Ward, Page 5 Para 1, “But the constitutional question is whether the officers had reasonable suspicion of a crime, not whether a crime occurred. Otherwise, all failed
investigatory stops would lead to successful § 1983 actions. Having worked hard to appear suspicious in an armed-and-loaded visit to the park, Embody cannot cry foul after park rangers, to say nothing of passers-by, took the bait. The officers stopped him only as long as it took to investigate the legitimacy of the weapon and, at his insistence, bring the supervisor to the park. No Fourth Amendment violation occurred.”
Given your location I wonder if the baiter is from Ohio and if Ohio has a requirement to produce a CCW permit if asked of if contact is made with LEOs. It could be that he was unaware of the KY requirement. Even if that is the case, ignorance of the law is not a excuse for him breaking the law and being a complete d-bag about it. If your going to try and make an example out of the cops violating your rights for all the world to see, at least know the laws that are relevant to the local area you are in. Its surprising to think of all the people with permits out there that don't study up on the laws of other states they visit while armed. Example: All the tourist with permits valid in their states of residence that were caught in NYC because they tried to check their guns at tourist landmarks that had no gun signs.
I noticed responses from truckracer, the new youtube handle for he who shall not be named.
I agree with you, that the standard, dictionary definition is what SHOULD be the absolute applied usage. It just hasn't always been so.
So far as the reported instances of such disturbing misapplications of the law, there seems to be much fewer publicized. Hopefully law enforcement departments and DA's are getting used to the simple fact that carriers are, by and large, far more lawful and upstanding than the average. Slapping them with false claims of deliberate threatening of others has never been warranted, though sadly some of the statutes out there still allow for it to occur if encouraged by the ones hired to enforce the law. And hopefully more departments are realizing they needn't take bare-fear MWAG calls to the brink, merely because someone calls, without corroborating evidence to back up the claim that any threat in fact existed.
Personally, I don't enjoy strapping a gun on my hip and walking aimlessly around town with a video camera. I've got better things to do.