The obvious question after viewing this video is why did police wish to destroy evidence, which is a crime. Benoit said that police had destroyed other people’s cameras as well but nobody else has come forwarded with that claim.
However, Local 10 is reporting that police confiscated one of their cameras as well, which is illegal because the law requires them to obtain a subpoena to do this.
Confiscating a camera from a news crew? Dumb move, guys.
Under the heading of 'dumb move', we also have this from Baltimore:
On May 29, 2011, the Baltimore Police Criminal Intelligence Section issued an “Intelligence Bulletin” warning officers about persons displaying the 2nd Amendment decal pictured here. The bulletin contains the following caption in bold red letters:
“….while the individual who is displaying the symbol may not be armed, the presence of the symbol provides an early warning indicator that you MAY be about to encounter an armed individual.”
Reminds me of the Fusion Center that advised cops that people with Gadsden flags, or with conservative views, or who talk about government following the Constitution, should be considered terrorism suspects.
Hey, the DoE SWAT team story? The original link's no good, now you get a 'we can't find the story' page. However, a commenter at Tam's place had this link, which works.