When Randy Dean Sievert saw Manatee County, Florida, sheriff's deputies executing a search warrant in his neighborhood, he pulled out his cell phone and took a photo. A deputy spotted him and demanded he destroy any photos of the officers and their vehicles. Sievert refused. He also refused to step away from his car when ordered, so deputies threw him to the ground and arrested him for obstruction. They later destroyed a photo he'd taken showing two undercover vehicles.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
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