April 9th, 2014

Border Patrol Agent Snatches Camera from Truck Driver 101

By Carlos Miller

For more than two minutes, Border Patrol Agents demanded to know if a truck driver was a U.S. citizen during one of those immigration checkpoints in the Southwest that force citizens to reveal their citizenship status, even if they have not crossed the Mexican border.

And for more than two minutes, the driver refused to answer that question, basing his refusal on his Constitutional right to travel freely in the United States.

April 8th, 2014

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott Takes to Facebook to Justify Camera Snatching from Citizen 43

By Carlos Miller

Upset at the “lopsided’ news coverage his department has been receiving over last month’s incident in which a deputy snatched a camera from a citizen during a traffic stop, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott took to Facebook Tuesday night in what he described as “setting the record straight.”

But all he did was further reiterate what the initial news report stated: That his deputy was justified in snatching the camera because not only could it have been a gun, but the citizen could have used it to call friends to ambush them.

Besides, he wrote, it’s not like his deputies deleted the video or anything, so why should anybody be upset?

April 5th, 2014

Florida Sheriff Justifies Camera Snatching During Traffic Stop Because it Could have been Gun (Updated) 148

By Carlos Miller

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, who wrote a letter to President Barack Obama last year stating how he  fully supports the rights of citizens to arm themselves, is now defending his deputies for snatching a cell phone from a man’s hand while recording a traffic stop because, the sheriff insists, that phone could have been a gun.

It is a feeble attempt to defend an obvious Constitutional violation considering the man was openly recording for several minutes before the deputy decided to snatch his camera, giving him ample opportunity to shoot the deputy if he so desired.

Not to mention the man already had a conversation with another deputy over the fact that he was obviously recording. 

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