Another day at the beach in Florida...Not what it used to be. Daniel Uhlfelder stands up.

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YT4Me57 : One of the most ridiculously insulting laws on the books in 2018. Reeks of the old beach racial segregation laws that were abolished in the 60s. They've just morphed it into one that divides along the lines of economic class.

Wigwam : stardust traveled a billion miles through the cosmos and transformed over millions of years to become that cop telling someone theyre sitting on the wrong side of a made up line in the sand

haloover : hahaha dig down till you hit wet sand and put your chair in the hole

Bob y : I suggest you read this; This law does not give beachfront property owners any more rights than they already had (or rather didn't have). All florida beaches are still subject to customary use (that is to say the public has the right to use them), it's just the courts that must declare so on a case by case basis when a problem (like this) occurs, not a blanket law by a county. If this beach has ever gone through beach re nourishment, the waterfront owners no longer own the beach where it was renourished either, even if they originally did. Additionally, that is NOT the mean high tide line the officers were drawing. That was simply the current tide height.

Novusod : Technically the law is "Mean high water mark." This is a federal law that would trump any local or state laws. Private property ends at the point the highest waves reach during high tide.

MavianMK : I LOVE RENO 911!

Clobber Snoggin : only on wet sand huh? when it rains the entire beach is mine !!!! What a ridiculous law....HB631 needs to be repealed

911s73targa : If the cops don't know, they should go away and make sure they know first before coming back. : The police officers are wrong. Next interaction, you should ask for a DFW officer be dispatched to explain to all parties that the mean high water (MHW) line is a measurement based upon a 19 year average... not where the current wet sand is located. You are correct, the onus is on the HOA to post no trespass signs and correctly mark the National Tidal Datum Epoch, brainiac term for Mean High Water.

a2zme : These cops are ridiculous .. when the tide comes in, the 'imaginary' line will move .. lol

Donut Operator : What agency are they with?

capeheartriz : Nobody seems to be able to actually locate the "mean high tide line".....which according to what I have read must be a historical determination over ( so many link I read said 19 years)… the government not by your local real estate guy or your local property we go....who is right???...….This guy is saying that....the officers do not understand that....This mess was the parting gift to the people of Florida and the tourists from around the world....from governor Scott to appease a few extremely wealthy beach front owners...which he ( just so happens) is one of them.....The previous law that was in effect still protected land owners but the owners had to make the case to the government that their real estate survey was correct and they owned the land to the high tide mark and that the land was not considered in common few owners went to that trouble....This law needs to repealed …..

EnterSailor : 6:20 this is just perfect

Kamikaze Gorilla : Get off my beach, peasants!

John Smith : Cops work for the rich now.

Cold417 : I live in a landlocked state (MO) but we're fighting a similar battle where property owners adjacent to rivers/streams are lobbying to remove public access from the high water mark to the low water mark so that people cannot stop on gravel bars/river banks and get out/camp/etc. Keep fighting the good fight.

dchen345 : These police are utterly useless.

Jason Niggemeyer : This guy would have been handcuffed and arrested immediately if he was black or brown, with a very high probability of unnecessary violence.

Super 64 : Hey Beachlawyer, any followup on this video?

Adam Hensley : Where exactly did this take place? I want to go out and dig in that same spot until the sand becomes "wet"

Graham Ginsberg : This is being played out all over Florida: The beachfront owners consistently use local police to enforce what they consider 'trespassing laws', but the police are not lawyers and you cannot enforce an invisible boundary that is in constant flux. When beaches are made private, Florida can kiss tourism away, because there are no other significant attractions in Florida other than beaches. What is happening in this instance is local government have not created a local ordinance protecting the rights of people to use the beach, as they have for decades. The City of Naples has a local ordinance and its states this: Sec. 42-118. Prohibition of interference. "It shall be unlawful and prohibited for any person to confront, threaten, harass, intimidate, or interfere with, any person who is lawfully exercising the right of the public for the customary use of the beach". You need to replace your local officials to protect the rights of the public to use the beach from the water to the dune line.

Andrew Krotowski : wet sand is not an accurate location anyway there are things called tides. In additional this is just straight up ridiculous and a fantastic use of police time.

evelyn quick : First off our beaches look like shit so much that we have multiple groups of volunteers that are out there cleaning them up on a regular bases. Then there's the issue of them pumping the sand from the ocean up on the beaches to keep them from eroding away. Also we have to remember the events, (boat races for one,) that are held there, that cause further damage and bring in revenue that just makes it's way back to the same people that are keeping us off our beaches. So we are using public resources and tax dollars to improve our beaches and we have to sit in the wet sand? I propose that we are given our beaches back, or the funds that have been made and used to improve them. Why as a property owner do I have to pay, for my road to be paved but the owners on beach front property are not paying for their improvements. There's a double standard here and we will find out some shady business is going on. Not to mention these properties that propose the beach belongs to them are not even on the beach, but on the backside of the protected dunes and turtle hatch grounds. Are they paying for that since they claim to own the property? Governor Rick Scott have you considered the revenue that will be lost from our losing tourist because of this? Which ultimately will result in State Tax becoming a necessity. Our Sunshine State has a huge cloud hanging over it!

Hyena : Florida needs to be removed from the states. bye

FredGarven77 : I cannot imagine being more ridiculous and petty. This has to be fake. It looks very real, but it just has to be fake.

Dark Side : land of the free...

Crystal Watkins : This was put into effect by Florida's Governor Rick Scott. The police are enforcing the (ridiculous) law.

Matt Jeffs : Land grab by Rick Scott and the FL legislature for the Real Estate Lobby

David Pedder : whats next ????The air over the beach houses

Joshua Jarman : He was clearly on public beach just based off of where the water was at that moment. That home owner is in for a rude surprise if they think they OWN the beach below mean high tide line, they and the police were illegally harassing someone well within their legal rights out of ignorance. For shame.

Joshua Graham : Next hurricane that high water mark is going to be alot closer than the property owner wants

wesley22 : i feel like this is an Onion article in the making

viurniel : You have to be kidding me. Bring a bucket and keep wetting the sand where you sit every so often, just don't let it dry.

b5carter : Seems I've heard Mike Huckabee was involved in getting laws changed that allowed beachfront property owners to start claiming ownership of land all the way to the high water mark. This includes property that did not originally have title to that point. Please let me know where I can find more information on this issue and what if any influence Mike Huckabee has had on this situation. As a non beachfront property owner in the 30a area this is a very important issue to me. Thank you for your efforts.

Shaun Atkinson : This seems like a comedy routine.

derek1s : What a waste dude! As a cop why would you even try to argue either side. Make property owner provide survey. Lol clowns

siskavard : I would have poured water under my chair "there... wet sand"

Justin Deppe : This guy is trolling them so hard. Literally making them draw lines on the beach as it's getting washed away.

MrCanard : The end of Florida as we know it. We're screwed!

mumixam : you should of filmed that guy whining about recording

hetcer : what is wrong with Florida?? this is ridiculous. how can you own a section of a beach.

D MV : Dickhead cop.

Orkiechavis : This man is being ridiculous , wasting the time of these officers. All he needs to do is move 20 ft to the right . It's the same sunshine as where he is sitting now.

Ed G : Lol Free country

Cam Jones : There is a repeal of this law being discussed by State Senators now! Newly elected State Senator Rauson of Tampa is considering introducing it as SB54. Call him and express your support then call your State Senator and demand that they co-sponsor this repeal bill. Then call your state house rep and demand they introduce a companion bill and fight to pass it in the State House.

Graham Ginsberg : This is a: What if? What if the beachfront owner came out with a gun? Its happened before. What if the person enjoying the beach had a gun too? Based on Florida's Stand Your Ground laws, who wins or is this a lose/lose? I know its crazy thinking to take a gun to the beach, but its becoming more and more of a conflict zone and its not likely to improve as property values sky rocket and realtors continue to advertise these beachfront properties as PRIVATE BEACHES, which is not true at all, because the water is not private. Its becoming a battle ground and Scott is largely to blame for it. Where does Gov Rick Scott live - Naples Florida

Jatin Sharma : I mean sure dude. Whatever that nonsense means, all I am saying is when someone calls 911, policy is that a peace officer will respond. Not saying that is always the case, but a majority of the time it is. If you are insinuating that I live within an area with a higher social economic zone then most, you would be wrong, and it would be a uneducated guess. I live in the meth capital of the United States, my neighbors are Mexican immigrants, and the majority of my community is not white. Police still come when they are called, they patrol in the neighborhoods daily(yes it is legal to flag down a squad car driving by and report something). Sorry your police force treats others in your area that way, maybe make a formal complaint at city hall then a rant to a stranger on the internet? Good luck.

Graham Ginsberg : This is the Collier County beach ordinance created a few weeks back for a specific part of the coastline which has had similar issues to that shown in the video: "Except for buffer zones, it shall be unlawful for any person to display or cause to be displayed anywhere along Vanderbilt Beach any sign, marker or warning stating that any part of Vanderbilt Beach is private, that the public does not have the right to access or recreate upon any part of Vanderbilt Beach, or to in any way interfere with any person who is lawfully using Vanderbilt Beach." Police have been called over the years to kick people off the beach in front, as an example, in front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, myself included.

Rory Gallagherfan : Classic example of what happens when rich white trash like huckabee moves into an area. Rich people ruin everything they touch. They don't share well and have to own everything they see. Back in the 70's and 80's, the beaches of walton county were magnificent. Beautiful white sand, emerald, crystal clear water, 40 foot high sand dunes, hardly anyone around, a little piece of paradise. Then word got out, and the money people came. Any person they can't own, they'll find a way to run them out. It's over.

Mahone : Whats this? Boston Legal's spin off show Beach Legals?