reply to post by Vitchilo
While I agree with other people that the video conveniently cuts in right as the woman start her hysterical molestation rant that does not include
what happened before it, i address the rest of this comment to the rest of those in this thread as well:
The point, to me, is not even about what happened to the mother, it is about the filming.
The rest of this film is between the person who shot the film (you, OP?), and the TSA and the cops. GREAT, standing your ground.
Dude was in a public place, a public area, not obstructing or impeding ANYTHING, simply observing with a camera. The TSA id not like that, so they
attempted to use coercion and intimidation to make him stop, but he stood his ground. The film-shooter had every right to do what he was doing, and he
knew it. The TSA has not legal basis for making him stop and he knew that too. They threatened to confiscate his stuff, but they had no legal right
because he had already passed security, and had is stuff near him. They could do NOTHING within the law because he was NOT breaking a law, and EVEN
THE COP KNEW THAT, which is why nothing was done, even when the cop came over to him.
Most people would get scared at the prospect of arrest (even if there were no grounds) or having their stuff confiscated (again, no grounds), but the
cameraman stood his ground--and his RIGHTS-- and they backed off because there was nothing legal they could do. And again i say, even the cop realized
Well done, cameraman (OP?), well done, you are awesome in my book for standing up for your rights and not caving to BS authoritarian intimidation.
edit on 2-6-2011 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)