April 10th, 2014

Cell Phone Cameras Weapons of Choice for Activists Making Stand Against Armed Feds 93

By Carlos Miller

A battle over cattle and land rights erupted in a stand-off between armed federal agents pointing tasers and citizens holding cell phone cameras in a compelling video posted to Youtube Wednesday.

The skirmish began Saturday when Bureau of Land Management officials began seizing a rancher’s cattle in Nevada, claiming it owns the land and that the rancher owes more than $300,000 in grazing feed going back two decades.

April 9th, 2014

Border Patrol Agent Snatches Camera from Truck Driver 102

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?

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