A Brevard County prosecutor said the Game Over Task Force had every right to arrest Jeff Gray last October, but admitted he lacked the confidence to take the case to trial, knowing he would lose.
A paradoxical statement only a prosecutor could make.
Jeff Gray and his son were given a trespass warning for taking photos of airplanes from a public area at Tampa International Airport Friday, threatened with arrest if they dare come back, proving that airport officials have no clue of their own policies.
As if that’s anything new.
Alex Garland was photographing a May Day protest in Seattle last year when he was plucked out of a crowd of demonstrators and arrested on felony charges.
Seattle police officer Stephen Smith, dressed in full riot gear and surrounded by countless other cops dressed just like him, claimed Garland tried to push past him to get to his friend, who was also being arrested.
In the moments after Georgia cops body slammed a 70-year-old woman to the pavement, leaving her with a bloodied face, another cop stood in front of a man with a camera, telling him he was somehow invading the woman’s privacy by recording.
The Glyn County police officer acknowledged that he had no authority to tell the man to stop recording, but he kept “asking” while completely obstructing the citizen from recording.
Every day we read stories of cops gone bad, abusing the power of their badge, only to get free passes from their superiors, leaving us wondering why don’t the good cops, if there are any, ever speak up.
But if we look a little deeper, we will realize that those cops who do speak up end up getting retaliated against, their lives turned into a living hell, resulting in termination, hospitalization and even incarceration.