April 22nd, 2013

NYC Rail Cops Harass Man for Video Recording Them 0

By Carlos Miller

Police in a New York City train station harassed a man after he video recorded them kicking out a homeless man.

The man was recording from a second level at a Harlem train station, which prompted one of the Metro-North Rail police officers to order him to walk down and show them his ticket.

After he walked down, both officers surrounded him and kept reaching for his phone camera, ordering him to record a sign on a wall that stated something about passengers being required to show tickets when asked.

But the man never gave any indication that he did not have a ticket. In fact, a person without a ticket will be less likely to draw attention to himself by openly recording cops.

At 1:28 in the video, one of the cops tries to slap the phone out of his hands, saying, “Get that shit off my face.”


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