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A north Idaho man is claiming his rights were violated after he was tased inside a Kootenai county courtroom.
Robert Peterson says he had every right to film inside of the courtroom even after repeated attempts by court officials to ask him to stop. Peterson says he intended to leave the courtroom after trying to fight a ticket for riding his bike at night with no light.
As he enters the courtroom, Peterson shows defiance, unwilling to be searched. He says it all went wrong when bailiffs asked him repeatedly to shut off his camera in the courtroom. After he refused, he was escorted to the hall where he demanded to see the prosecutor. That's when bailiffs stopped him in his tracks and tased him.
Peterson is in jail under $50,000 dollars bond.
Originally posted by PatrickGarrow17
That was highly entertaining. The tazer was premature, if you ask me. The guy really has a point that the legal system in US is a bit intrusive and superfluous.
But yeah, he was an Ahole.
I'd love to find out how this story ends.
It is generally legal to photograph or videotape anything and anyone on any public property, with some exceptions made for certain portions of military installations that have national security sensitivity.