Wow! Yet another example of the continued erosion of our rights. Sure the guy was speeding and he deserved a ticket but the officers actions were beyond belief to me. If I’m riding my bike/car/walking/whatever and some car cuts me off, guy gets off with a gun and comes towards me…what do you think my reaction will be? I’ll either try to run away or defend myself.
Secondly, what did the officer think the camera on top of the guys helmet was doing?
The erosion of our rights is seen in the DAs actions. Charging a guy for filming the incident? I’m glad to see that their state has the time and funds to come after a guy that filmed a police officer acting out of line. Recently in my town there was an incident in which a police officer arrested a film crew at the scene of an accident. The crew was filming when they were told they had to move. The film crew moved but kept filming as they walked away. A police officer followed them and ordered them to stop filming. They still kept moving away as ordered but protested that they were journalists and had every right to film the scene. The officer became furious, pushed them and eventually arrested them. Suffice it to say that the officer was eventually suspended and his case is pending.