We can record you but you can’t record us. Via People Helping People.
It started with what the Border Patrol called a “temporary checkpoint” in a small border town in southern Arizona.
Then came the surveillance towers that began monitoring the activities of the residents of Arivaca, a town of less than 1,000 people about 25 miles from the Mexican border.
Then came more checkpoints. And helicopters. And drones.
It turns out the company contracted by the Fall River Police Department to investigate how a man’s video footage mysteriously disappeared from his phone while it was in the evidence room is not the one I initially reported earlier this week.
I mistakenly reported that Ken Bell Associates, a California company operated by a former cop turned consultant, would be conducting the investigation, finding it odd considering it’s not something he specializes in.
Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change was in Miami last weekend and recorded the above video where I recounted the Boston Boondoggle, the bizarre attempt by the Boston Police Department last year to pursue felony charges against myself and a PINAC associate for either calling or posting publicly listed phone numbers.
The Boston Boondoggle, as many of you remember, began with a video I posted in August showing a Boston police detective shoving a citizen with a camera away from a crime scene, threatening to arrest him for felony battery on a police officer.
A Virginia man who regularly video records city council meetings with a gun strapped to his waist – which is legal in that state – was carried out of the chambers by police after a council flak accused him of threatening him with that gun.
But Chris Dorsey’s video shows that never happened.
In another case of everybody knowing the rules except the idiots paid to enforce the rules, a man was shooting video outside a California courthouse when a security guard came rushing out, stating that he was not allowed to do so.
The guard informed the videographer that he needed a letter from a presiding judge in order to keep recording.