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Cop harasses photographer, steals his cellphone battery and tries to get YouTube to pull the video

Recording a police officer in public isn't a crime.
Well, it isn't anything a cop can cite or arrest you for doing.
Instead, a bunch of vague infractions are listed in hopes that something
will stick and deter future citizen recordings.

Shawn Randall Thomas, a New
York photographer, was approached by NYPD officer Efrain Rojas when he
noticed Thomas filming another officer's interaction with a turnstile
jumper in a subway station. "Approached" is putting it mildly. Rojas confronted Thomas and got physical when the photographer refused to stop filming. (via Techdirt reader Tony Loro)


A New York City cop beat up and arrested a man for video recording
him inside a subway station from 30 feet away Saturday night, walking up
to him and getting in his face all while claiming the man was invading
his personal space…
Thomas also obtained footage from another man who h

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Added: Feb-24-2014 Occurred On: Feb-24-2014
By: dcmfox
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Tags: Cellphone, Battery, , police, officer, , Shawn, Randall…, , , , YouTube
Location: New York, New York, United States (load item map)
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