Shoot (Video of) The SOBs
Along the same line of our recent piece here as to why today's freedom fighters need to carry modern video cameras, The Agitator has follow-up annotated video regarding the NYPD's recent thuggery upon bicyclist-rights demonstrators.
Watch the whole thing, and think about how such a piece could be assembled to capture and publicize any form of egregious government action.
Remember too that the only reason American gun owners know about Patricia Kone and the post-Katrina gun confiscations in New Orleans is because the NOLA PD's media suppression efforts were not fully effective.
Citizen-shot footage trumps both government and mainstream media censorship.
The title video above, another perspective on an NYPD assault on another bicyclist, drives home the point, courtesy of YouTube.
Our final entrant today is this story from the WaPo about a New Yorker operating under the nom de video "Jimmy Justice". Jimmy's thing is to make and post videos of NYC traffic enforcement agents doing exactly the kind of thing for which they ticket "civilians".
One quote and one pic says it all.
The quote, from the WaPo article:
However, the police union cautions that videos do not always give the entire picture, and officers worry about a flood of citizen videos by people who might not understand that police work is sometimes a messy business.
"The use of force sometimes looks violent," said Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. "Pieces of video don't tell the whole story." With the police commissioner openly asking for citizen videos, Lynch said, "he's going to have to be very careful not to bow to public pressure and not bow to emotion."
Jimmy Justice's videos can be found on YouTube here, and freedom fighters everywhere should take his advice to heart, as quoted in the WaPo article:
...Jimmy Justice -- a pseudonym he chose because it echoes "Give me justice" -- believes all residents of New York should be digitally armed and ready for action.
"I think everyone should get a video camera," he said. "Or, if you have to get a new cellphone, get one with a video function." And when people get video of cops behaving badly, he said, "send it in to your local authorities. Or post it on YouTube or other video-sharing sites."
Sic semper tyrannis.