The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, which has prosecuted me three times for recording cops in public, will not prosecute singer Chris Brown for snatching a woman’s cell phone after she tried to take a photo of him on South Beach.
According to the Miami Herald:
A memo released Friday by the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s office concludes there is no evidence that Brown intended to steal the phone in February or that he deleted the photo. One or the other is necessary for him to be charged.
Prosecutors say that Brown tossed the phone from his limo and that it was picked up by security.
Given Brown’s history of violence against women, it shouldn’t have been a stretch to charge him with assault.
But the message is clear. Photographers are free game on the streets of Miami-Dade.