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When he photographed the police van outside a Bristol fish and chip shop, PC Aqil Farooq told him he was under arrest for assault, resisting arrest and being drunk and disorderly.
He was also forced to give a sample of his DNA and had his fingerpints [sic] taken. After his release he spent a week on bail before he was he told he would not be charged.
Police, and other 'officials' seem to think that they can intimidate anyone into believing whatever they want the law to be as it is convenient for them.
If that chap had done that here in the States he'd have gotten his knickers twisted for him. In other words, they would have tased him, beat him, possibly shot him, destroyed the camera, and charged him with at least one felony to go with a list of misdemeanors and violations.