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Police arrest man for peacefully protesting red light cameras

Posted By admin On September 19, 2013 @ 4:32 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Robby Soave
Daily Caller [1]
September 19, 2013

Protesting without a permit? You’re under arrest.

That was the experience of Mark Schmidter, who was recently arrested and jailed for 11 hours for protesting Apopka, Florida’s red light cameras.

Schmidter, a libertarian activist, stood at a local intersection and handed out flyers to drivers who were stopped during red lights. The flyers denounced red light cameras as a moneymaking scheme for the police department.

A police officer eventually arrived on the scene and arrested Schmidter for protesting without a permit and obstructing a public street. An argument ensued: Schmidter refused to give his name until he could speak with legal counsel, and the officer refused to provide legal counsel until Schmidter revealed his name.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/18/police-arrest-man-for-peacefully-protesting-red-light-cameras/

[2] No Evidence Chicago Red Light Cameras Based on Safety — System Made $71 Million Last Year: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-evidence-chicago-red-light-cameras-based-on-safety-system-made-71-million-last-year.html

[3] Salt Lake City: Police to Wear Video Cameras: http://www.prisonplanet.com/salt-lake-city-police-to-wear-video-cameras.html

[4] Oregon to Turn Red Light Cameras on Citizens: http://www.prisonplanet.com/oregon-to-turn-red-light-cameras-on-citizens.html

[5] Mayor Bloomberg pushes for traffic light cameras ‘on every corner’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mayor-bloomberg-pushes-for-traffic-light-cameras-on-every-corner.html

[6] Charlotte-Mecklenburg police want to monitor private cameras: http://www.prisonplanet.com/charlotte-mecklenburg-police-want-to-monitor-private-cameras.html

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