A Massachusetts State Trooper investigating a traffic accident ordered a passing car to stop, then reached through the window in an attempt to swipe the passenger’s phone because the man was video recording.

“Why are you taking pictures?” the cop asks. “Why are you taking pictures?”

“Because I can,” the man responds, not allowing his phone to be snatched.

“Keep driving,” the cop orders when he realizing the man knew his rights and wasn’t about to stop recording.

According to the Youtube description:

WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR 1ST First Amendment rights

YOU BE THE JUDGE read below **********************************
this incident took place at around 4pm on june 30th 2014.
my friend johnny was going home from a day at the lake with his wife and kids when he came across a car accident. he was the passenger in the car and decided to pull out his cell phone and record what had happened. his wife never stopped and continued through the accident scene slowly while johnny started recording. at the point they approached the accident scene a state trooper reached inside his vehicle and tried to grab his cell phone. words were exchanged and they continued on.
the point is when will certain law enforcement stop abusing their power and try to restrict our 1st american right.
photography is not a crime. thank you