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Oakland Police Shine Light into WeCopwatch Camera
by WeCopwatch.org
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.
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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.
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by WeCopwatch.org Saturday Jun 8th, 2013 1:34 PM
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Since when is a cop a "peace officer"?Aaron AaronsThursday Jun 13th, 2013 11:46 AM
TenseWow, that was tenseSaturday Jun 8th, 2013 4:13 PM
kewl .scoorSaturday Jun 8th, 2013 2:20 PM