Police in Pennsylvania singled out a man video recording them after they body slammed a drunk man to the sidewalk, ordering him to walk away, accusing him of impeding the sidewalk, while not batting an eye for countless other people walking through their scene.
If anybody was impeding the sidewalk, it was the Harrisburg Police Department, who not only body slammed the man to the sidewalk, but then crowded around his motionless, handcuffed body waiting for paramedics to tend to his wounds.
The cops then impeded on the man’s right to record the scene by forcing him to walk away.
A San Antonio man taking photos of his wife’s soon-to-be medical practice was attacked by a plainclothes cop who roared up in a pickup and hopped out, ordering him to get down, striking him in the face with what appeared to be a handheld radio before he could even comply.
Two uniformed SWAT team members quickly joined in, striking Roger Carlos in the head about 50 times with fists and elbows before handcuffing him. satisfied that they had their man.
Except the real man were looking was someone else whom they had chased for miles down a freeway at 80 mph before he pulled into a parking lot, ditched his car and ran.
Less than a month after PINAC crew members were harassed, threatened and one even battered for video recording outside a Drug Enforcement Administration building in Florida, another man decided to do the same to a DEA building in Texas Thursday, receiving almost the same reaction.
Brett Sanders was not breaking the law as a 2010 settlement with Homeland Security determined that it is legal to photograph federal buildings.
But as we’ve seen, that has made absolutely no difference to the security guards outside the buildings, not to mention the federal agents inside the building.