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TEXAS DEPUTY: PHOTOGRAPHY SUSPICIOUS IN ‘POST 9/11′ AMERICA

Posted By Contributing Author On June 6, 2014 @ 8:30 pm In Controlling the Herd,Crime/Police State,Editor's Choice,Featured,News,Police State,Videos and Media | 1 Comment


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“Your refusing to tell me where you’re from and post 9/11 that concerns me”

A video uploaded to YouTube this week shows a photographer in Pampa, Texas being detained for “suspicious activity” while legally filming a police stop from a public sidewalk.



The video begins by showing a Pampa police officer approaching a photographer as he attempts to test out a new camera.

As the officer begins asking personal questions, the photographer remains relatively tight lipped, opting to continue his legal activity.

Shortly after, as the traffic stop come to an end, the photographer is approached by a Deputy Stokes, who immediately attempts to confiscate all photography equipment for “evidence.”

Unable to provide which law allows for confiscation, Stokes, now clearly upset, resorts to assaulting the photographer.

Stokes continues by telling the photographer that his filming is a “violation” despite no law supporting his claim.

Attempting to get ID, Stokes continues to claim the legal authority to detain the photographer for filming despite the action being repeatedly upheld by the Supreme Court [2].


“You can’t go around recording us!” Stokes incorrectly claims.

Interestingly, the mood of the encounter begins to shift as as the photographer mentions his intention to sue Stokes for assault. Stokes responds by completely changing his earlier statements, now threatening a subpoena instead of confiscation.


“Let me just explain to you my concerns,” Stokes says as he again attempts to stifle the photographer’s First Amendment. “My concern is this is not the first traffic stop that you’ve photographed tonight, it’s not the first one you’ve video-taped tonight. Your refusing to tell me where you’re from and in post 9/11 that concerns me.”

While most photographers expect to be engaged while filming police in public, the issue arises when officers use threats and unjust detainment to curtail legal activity. Countlessfederal training manuals [3] that paint photography as likely terrorism have only compounded the issue.

Just last May, a citizen journalist in Albany, New York was visited and questioned by a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and asked if he belonged to a “domestic terrorist group” for legally photographing buildings at the local police academy.


“It is personally insulting and offensive to me that I would be associated with the Sovereign Citizen movement merely for exercising my constitutional rights,” photographer Matthew Grunert toldInfowars [4].

The exhaustively used excuse of 9/11 rings hollow in light of terrorism statistics [5] and facts. Just last year, President Obama waived a federal law [6] designed to stop the US from arming terrorists in order to provide military support to the Al-Qaeda aligned [7] “Syrian rebels.”

Libyan rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, who was supported by the Obama administration in 2011, told media that Al Qaeda members who admitted to killing US troops in Iraq were among his ranks. [8] As expected, covert support [9] for the group only increased.

Despite this, innocent Americans continued to be harassed, surveilled and scrutinized for completely legal activity.

(H/T: Photographyisnotacrime.com [10])

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Contributed by Mikael Thalen of Infowars [12].


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[1] Image: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/texas-deputy-photography-suspicious-in-post-911%e2%80%b2-america_062014/cop911iw

[2] upheld by the Supreme Court: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-supreme-court-rejects-plea-to-prohibit-taping-of-police-20121126,0,686331.story

[3] federal training manuals: http://www.infowars.com/nsi-instructional-video-public-photography-is-terrorism/

[4] Infowars: http://www.infowars.com/citizen-journalist-visited-by-joint-terrorism-task-force-for-filming-police-building/

[5] terrorism statistics: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/04/statistics-you-are-not-going-to-be-killed-by-terrorists.html

[6] President Obama waived a federal law: http://washingtonexaminer.com/updated-obama-waives-ban-on-arming-terrorists-to-allow-aid-to-syrian-opposition/article/2535885

[7] Al-Qaeda aligned: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/i-am-not-fighting-againstalqaida-itsnot-our-problem-says-wests-last-hope-in-syria-9233424.html?printService=print

[8] told media that Al Qaeda members who admitted to killing US troops in Iraq were among his ranks.: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8407047/Libyan-rebel-commander-admits-his-fighters-have-al-Qaeda-links.html

[9] covert support: http://abcnews.go.com/International/president-obama-authorizes-covert-libyan-rebels/story?id=13259028

[10] Photographyisnotacrime.com: http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2014/06/05/texas-deputy-assaults-videographer-blames-911/

[11] The Daily Sheeple: http://www.TheDailySheeple.com/

[12] Infowars: http://www.infowars.com/texas-deputy-photography-suspicious-in-post-911-america/
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Re: TEXAS DEPUTY: PHOTOGRAPHY SUSPICIOUS IN ‘POST 9/11′ AMERICA
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 02:41:38 PM »
Nothing new about this.  Cops have been using 9/11 as a weapon against all kinds of photographers since 9-12-01.  Run across some fascist cop/TSA/rent-a-cop at an airport who is on a power trip, and they'll go nuts if they see you with a camera taking pictures.

I know numerous photographers who have been detained and arrested (always freed later) for taking pictures of airplanes.  One even had his jaw broken by some Chicago cops for taking pictures from private property near O'Hare.  I myself got detained by a national guardsman and held at gunpoint by his M-16 in 2002.

For the record, there is no federal law or regulation of taking pictures at or near airports, except for the TSA regulation against taking pictures of the security checkpoints.  However, there are some local laws which prohibit it depending on the location.
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Re: TEXAS DEPUTY: PHOTOGRAPHY SUSPICIOUS IN ‘POST 9/11′ AMERICA
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 02:51:16 PM »
Apparently being a Christian, being a military veteran, believing in the Constitution, and being patriotic are "suspicious since 9/11.  Or maybe that is from the day Obama was sworn in as POTUS.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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