The terrorist looting bandits you call the police have yet again demonstrated their ability to protect private property rights by violently looting a journalist of his cell phone, then kidnapping him and falsely imprisoning him.
This time the serf in question had recorded the public’s outrage at police violently looting another journalist of his camera.
If none of this makes any sense yet, it is simply because you have been brainwashed into believing the police exist to serve and protect you. In order to understand the police officers’ actions, one must first understand that police are violent homicidal looters who hate you. Police view you like a farmer views a cow – livestock whose purpose is solely to keep them fat and happy.
Here’s Reason.tv Producer Jim Epstein’s account of what happened:
On June 22, 2011, I attended a meeting of the D.C. Taxi Commission for a story I’m currently working on about a proposed medallion system in the district.
About 30 minutes into the meeting, I witnessed journalist Pete Tucker snap a still photo of the proceedings on his camera phone. A few minutes later, two police officers arrested Tucker. I filmed Tucker’s arrest and the audience’s subsequent outrage using my cell phone.
A few minutes later, as I was attempting to leave the building, I overheard the female officer who had arrested Tucker promise a woman, who I presumed to be an employee of the Taxi Commission, that she would confiscate my phone. Reason intern Kyle Blaine, overheard her say, “Do you want his phone? I can get his phone.”
(The woman who was given assurances by the officer that she could have my phone can be seen at the end of the video telling me, “You do not have permission to record this!”)
As I tried to leave, I was told by the same officer to “stay put.” I told her I was leaving and attempted to exit the building. I was then surrounded by officers, and told to remain still or I would be arrested.
I didn’t move, but I tried to get the attention of a group of cab drivers who were standing nearby. At this point I was arrested.
I spent the remainder of the day in a cell in the basement of the building. In the late afternoon, I was released.
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Related video: “The Government’s War on Cameras.”