NYC Rail Cops Harass Man for Video Recording Them

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.”

About Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.

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