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  •  I might reword that statement... (5+ / 0-)

    to MAKE them take the camera by force...  Refuse to give it up or to leave.  Of course, you have to be ready and willing to take the consequences...

    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

    by beemerr90s on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 03:53:20 PM PDT

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    •  Make Them Be Specific. (7+ / 0-)

      Some examples of questions you may want to ask?

      You want my videocamera or phone you say?

      Just so you know, I'm recording right now.  

      What's your name?
      Who is your employer?
      Are you working in your official law enforecement capacity right now or as private security?
      Under what legal authority are you requesting by camera or phone?
      What are the consequnces if I  quietly and peacefully continue filming and keep possession of my camera or phone? (Don't expect broad generalizations.  "keep order" etc.  If in doubt, are you going to arrest me if I don't hand over by phone? If you 'detain' me or ask to 'speak to me in the hall' will I be able to come back in with my video camera or phone?
      Are you applying the same restrictions to the media, the press?
      Is the Congressperson involved in a personal or campaign function?  Or is the Congressperson here in their capacity as a member of Congress?

      Hopefully either you or your nearby friend is recording all of this.

      Someone in a very expensive suit is at the front door and says he wants to foreclose on our democracy. Where should I tell him he can put his robosigning pen?

      by Into The Woods on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 06:47:39 PM PDT

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