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Oakland Police Shine Light into WeCopwatch Camera
Saturday Jun 8th, 2013 1:34 PM
On June 8th, 2013, WeCopwatch hit the streets of Downtown Oakland to observe police interactions with the public.
While it was a fairly mild evening it is usual for Oakland Police to shut down 1rst Friday in sections. As police attempted to move people from the West Grand and Telegraph area, one officer became aware of people videotaping. The officer shined a spot light on a WeCopwatch camera, but then stopped likely realizing that the interaction would likely be on youtube by the next morning. People have the right to observe police conduct. There are no reasons to shine a light in someone's camera in a lit area except to obstruct their ability to document.
by Saturday Jun 8th, 2013 1:34 PM

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by scoor
Saturday Jun 8th, 2013 2:20 PM
kewl...anyone notice thast PRISM rhymes with PRISON. that shows how they think. everything is jail talk. commercials have police fear built in. ''you could be prosecuted'' the radio commercial says.
by Wow, that was tense
Saturday Jun 8th, 2013 4:13 PM
That saw some real serious stuff right there. shit almost got real. Jesus, a peace officer uses a flashlight and this is news on this site? Kind of ridiculous. Must have been a slow night out there.
by Aaron Aarons
(indy2013 [at] Thursday Jun 13th, 2013 11:46 AM
Calling an armed enforcer for the ruling class a "peace officer" shows where you're coming from, and it's not pretty.