January 30, 2011

RADLEY BALKO: “Do You Want Me To Throw It on the Ground?” “What is clear is that the officers are harassing a man who is legally recording the incident from a distance that in no way physically interferes with what the police are doing. One officer threatens to destroy his camera if he doesn’t put it away. Toward the end, several more officers confront the man again. One of them then tells him he’ll be ‘locked up’ for disobeying an order unless he stops recording.”