November 7, 2011
Filming the police is dangerous to your health. In many parts of the country it can result in arrest and imprisonment.
In Oakland, California, it can result in being shot with a “non-lethal” weapon, as the man in the video below discovered. He wasn’t violent of threatening the cops. His crime appears to be that he dared film riot cops without their permission. He was considered the enemy because he was with Occupy protesters.
In fascist dictatorships or countries taken over in military juntas, the police and military usually shoot and kill citizens who dare resist their authority. If you think it can’t happen here, remember Kent State and Jackson State where students were killed for the crime of protesting against the government.
It is a small step from rubber bullets to live ammo.