In a Fascist State, Cameras Equal Terrorism
citizens are being urged to report people taking pictures as potential
Moreover, the protesters who were targeted in Minnesota were mainly those who were peacefully filming the protests. Indeed, a 2003 FBI memo describes protesters' use of videotaping as an "intimidation" technique, even though - as the ACLU points out - "Most mainstream demonstrators often use videotape during protests to document law enforcement activity and, more importantly, deter police from acting outside the law."
Clearly, what the FBI is objecting to is the use of cameras to document unlawful behavior by law enforcement.
So what should we do: leave our cameras at home? No. If we all bring our videocameras, cellphone cameras, and other photographic equipment with us wherever we go, we'll be able to document tyrannical behavior, and the police won't have the manpower to hassle all of us.
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