In a three-minute Youtube video, San Rafael police Sergeant Scott Eberle proves why we should never hesitate to record our interactions with police officers.
It started when a photographer, who asked not to be identified out of fear of police retaliation, stepped out of a restaurant July 24 and spotted an ambulance and some type of emergency situation.
Thinking a car had struck a bicyclist, he walked up and started snapping photos with his cell phone from a respectable distance.
He was immediately accosted by Eberle. ...
That was when the man switched his phone to video mode and lifted it to the cop’s face.
Eberle was suddenly all smiles.
Source: Photography Is Not a Crime. Read full article. (link)