Austin Cops Arrest Civilian Monitor, Confiscate Camera

And the police managed to break the law in the process


Austin police once again arrested a member of the Peaceful Streets Project, the activist organization that monitors police by video recording them in public.

This time, it was a 61-year-old man named Lynn Foster, who is described as the "most docile member" of the group.

As they've done on three previous occasions, police confiscated his camera and have refused to return it, even though the law states they need a subpoena to do so.