Photographers and activists are being compared to terrorists in a recent report published by Nebraska’s Homeland Security fusion center regarding the controversial Keystone Pipeline project.
A Connecticut cop arrested a man who tried to photograph him with an iPhone Wednesday, claiming he did so because the man placed the phone one foot away from him face, challenging him to a fight.
I’m not really buying that story but that is how police reported it to the Middletown Press.
The ACLU of Pennsylvania is living up to its promise of suing the Philadelphia Police Department for arresting citizens attempting to observe or record them in public.
That’s right, police are no longer just singling out citizens with cameras. They are arresting citizens who are simply standing there watching them.
The National Security Agency, the government agency in charge of invading your privacy, acted as if its privacy was invaded when news reporters attempted to video record one of its buildings from a public road on the University of Maryland campus this week.
The building is officially known as the Center for the Advanced Study of Language (CASL), which on the surface, would make it a very uninteresting building to video record – except it is where NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is believed to have worked in 2005, eight years before he fled the country to Hong Kong where he gave an explosive interview to the Guardian about how the government is collecting our personal information.
An Orange County sheriff’s deputy detained a man for more than 12 minutes because he was video recording her and another deputy making an arrest at a gas station.
The deputy pretended she was only looking out for the best interest of the suspect, who was getting arrested for unknown reasons.
North Carolina police assaulted a man for video recording them from a public sidewalk after he refused to turn the camera off, which is obviously something they believe they can get away with considering a local judge has given them a green light to do just that, if not worse.
The incident took place in Salisbury on March 21, 2013 and was uploaded a day later, but has remained under the radar on Youtube where it has only received 265 views as of this writing.
The first time he was arrested, Ed Ramirez merely wanted to get into a press conference at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
But he didn’t have the sheriff-issued press credentials, so he was told he couldn’t enter and after several minutes of insisting and finally just attempting to walk in with his camera recording, he was arrested and charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.
A Pennsylvania fire chief threatened to have a man with a camera arrested simply because the man suggested they set up a perimeter that would show people where they would be allowed to stand.
“You want to keep running your mouth,” said the man identified as Uniontown Fire Chief Charles Coldren in the video that was uploaded to Youtube Monday.