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Damon Tucker, a popular blogger in Hawaii, was roughed up and arrested this weekend for taking photos of two girls fighting outside a nightclub.

Hawaii County police charged him with “obstruction of government operations,” which seems to be a trend lately.

And, of course, they seized his iPhone as “evidence,” which is becoming even more of an annoying trend.

This is how he explained it in an email to Photography is Not a Crime Sunday night.

“One cop came over to tell me to put the camera down …. so I complied …. 15-20 seconds later I started filming again and I got blindsided and taken down.”

He posted several pictures of his bruised body on his blog as well as more details of the incident. 

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