YouTube: “Abuse of Power: Correctional Officer Goes Too Far in Attempt to Stop Citizen Journalist”
In this YouTube video, we witness a troubling incident in which a correctional officer attempts to attack a man who is recording a video in a public space. The man is engaging in a form of activism known as first amendment auditing, which involves documenting the activities of law enforcement officials in order to hold them accountable and exercise the right to free speech.
As the man records the correctional officer or other law enforcement personnel, the situation becomes increasingly tense. The officer may become aggressive or attempt to confiscate the man's camera or recording equipment. In some cases, the officer may even resort to physical violence, posing a threat to the safety of the man and others in the area.
This type of behavior by a correctional officer is unacceptable and raises serious questions about their commitment to upholding the law and respecting the constitutional rights of citizens. By sharing this video, we hope to shed light on the importance of first amendment auditing and the need for law enforcement officials to respect the rights of individuals who engage in this type of activism. We also hope to encourage a dialogue about the appropriate use of force by law enforcement personnel and the need for greater accountability and transparency in our criminal justice system.