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Two citizens forced to stop filming in relation to Arkansas oil spill

From the OP:

"Rod and I had just been speaking with property owners along the edge of
the lake. We had permission to be there. These officers forced us to
stop filming. Literally. The officer on the right ripped my iPhone from
my hands and drew down on me with a taser. As of this day, April 17,
2013, I have uttered the words, "Don't tase me bro."

After a 20
minute lecture about the dangers of snakes, ticks, various and sundry
other warnings about spending the afternoon in jail, we tried to leave.
That's when a Mayflower police officer issued Rod a citation for a)
Parking in a Prohibited Area and b) Interfering with a Government
Operation.

A government operation? That pretty much takes the
cake. The only posted sign anywhere NEAR this section of Lake Conway is a
red tape between a few trees which reads: "DANGER"

Funny way for
the government to cordon off its "operations". Maybe it's just me, but
concerned citizens documenting an oil spill are being fined. What will
Exxon's fine be for the wholesale destruction of wetlands vital to the
Lake Conway ecosystem?"

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Added: Apr-21-2013 Occurred On: Apr-17-2013
By: slamminsammy
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Tags: arkansas, oil, spill, filming, citizens, rights, cops
Location: Arkansas, United States (load item map)
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