Shawn Nee, our west coast photo activist who never leaves home without his Vievu, had another run-in with Los Angeles police officers earlier today.
Nee was in downtown about to cover a protest when he spotted a group of cops milling about on the sidewalk, so he started taking photos.
A Sgt. Wright walked up to him and said he was not allowed to listen to what they were saying.
Nee pointed out that numerous pedestrians were walking by the group without a problem, making it seem as if he was being singled out because he was taking pictures.
Another cop walked up behind Wright and started recording with what looked like an iPad. Nee pulled out his iPhone and began recording with that as well.
Nee asked Wright for his supervisor at 3:50, which prompts a look of contempt from the cop, but he kept his cool.
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CARLOS MILLER’S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.
My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.
So I’ve created an Indiegogo fundraiser in an attempt to raise $3,500 by July 2 in order to prepare for my July 25 trial.
Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I’m documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested. I did not pay for this transplant, which is why I’m promoting the doctor through the hair transplant blog.