J.Gleason wrote:When I spoke to the Chief in Chilton he told me he has looked at this website and with posters talking about trying to find someone to follow them around with a video recorder while they OC it seems to him that they are just trying to provoke an incident.
Ask him if squad car-mounted video cameras are there because the police are trying to provoke an incident.
That's baloney. What gets recorded on a video camera could just as well support any actions taken by the police as it could exonerate the actions of a person who is detained or arrested. They are public servants and their actions fair game for public scrutiny and review.
If the Chilton Chief wants to find an attempt to provoke an incident with open carry he need look no further than at the statements like those that spewed from Chief Flynn in Milwaukee.
The suggestion that the exercise of lawful and constitutionally protected rights-- i.e., carrying a gun and carrying a recording device-- is a "provocation" is disturbing. Maybe the Chief would care to log into this forum and clarify his remarks.