“Is it against the law to take pictures?”

“No it’s not.”

“Then why are you here? Have a Nice Day!”

May 25, 2014

Cordiality is not this guy’s gift. However he was doing absolutely nothing illegal and yet El Segundo Police Department felt it necessary to dispatch 3 units to harass him.

The officers even told him that what he was doing was not illegal yet they continued to detain him.

How much more tax payer money needs to wasted ‘protecting and serving’ by stopping people from filming?

“But they need to harass him to protect us from terrorism!”

You have a better chance of being killed by a bee sting, or a home repair accident than you do a terrorist. Or how about, being hit by lightning, shot by a police officer, medical malpractice, hot weather, tripping, or choking on your own vomit? All of these are more likely to kill you than TERRORISM.

As if a ‘terrorist’ would simply walk up to a refinery and start filming in the first place.

Those that desire security over freedom deserve neither, here is reason number 1.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.