Only the Guilty Need Fear
When the partygoers denied throwing bottles, Laverriere said, the officers became angry, prompting him to pick up a friend's camera and start videotaping. Laverriere told the Globe that Officer Jorge Orta ripped the camera from his hands and threw him to the floor, injuring his shoulder.
Members of Copwatch have experienced similar police reactions to being videotaped, sometimes being charged with "obstructing police work."
Which makes me wonder: why would cops have such a problem with being videotaped? After all, if they've done nothing wrong, they've got nothing to hide. At least, that's what they tell us every time they wipe their asses on another part of the Fourth Amendment, or claim that our "reasonable expectations of privacy" don't extend to warrantless dog-sniffing or infrared surveillance in our own homes.