Lately, there have been stories of people being arrested for taking video or photos of police. There is nothing illegal about this act, so naturally it is upsetting a lot of Americans. It’s just one more time where the constitution is not considered. It’s just another situation where the roles of society are reversed. The public servants are using intimidation and force against those they are paid to serve.
Let’s put that whole issue aside for a moment. Instead, let’s take a look at something interesting.
Isn’t it interesting that police, government officials, get aggravated, arrest and sometimes attack people for taking photos or video of them?
After all, the police and government are huge proponents of video cameras being all over the place for the sake of security and protecting the public interest. Isn’t it strange?
When a person expresses concern or disagreement with these camera everywhere policies, they have a standard response. Just to demonstrate a point, I think it is only suitable that we use it here.
Why do the police dislike being on camera?
If they are not doing anything wrong they have nothing to worry about.
- Reason on TV: Epstein, Judge Napolitano on Reporters Being Arrested for Having Cameras at Public Meetings (reason.com)
- Police arrest woman for filming in her own front yard (geek.com)
- Reporters arrested for filming public meeting (rt.com)
- Arrested On Her Own Lawn for Video Taping Police ??? (2012patriot.wordpress.com)
- Rochester Cops Resort To Retaliatory Tactics Against Citizens (pixiq.com)
- More Police & Government Abuse: Reporters Arrested For Documenting A Public Meeting (caseyhendrickson.wordpress.com)
- Rochester Police Arrest Woman For Videotaping Them From Her Front Yard (pixiq.com)
- Good Citizen, Bad Arrest: New York Woman Arrested After Videotaping Police – From Her Own Front Yard (jonathanturley.org)