Watch a Texas lawman’s pathetic scramble for a reason not to record him

In this video, shot in April by “Ex-Cop Law Student,” Gray County Sheriff’s Deputy Stokes tries every conceivable tactic to illegally intimidate a citizen who is peacefully recording him without interfering. Deputy Stokes invents imaginary laws, tries repeatedly to seize the camera, illegally orders the citizen to stop recording, demands identity papers without justification. When all else fairs, the Deputy declares that if the citizen journalist doesn’t comply, “I’ll just make stuff up” to make him stop.

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