This may well be the scariest story about our creeping police state you’ll see this weekend, simply because of its almost mundane, street-level nastiness.
This is a poster that the New York City Police Department issued to officers to make them aware of a pair of “professional agitators” – who like to video record police performing their duties. It’s issued by the NYPD’s Intelligence Operations unit.
Of course, if the cops wouldn’t rush over and hassle people who are exercizing their constitutional rights – or if tyhe NYPD’s “stop and frisk” tactics weren’t so outrageously overzealous – these “professional agitators”, aka “citizens”, wouldn’t need to video their actions.
But, really, issuing a McCarthy-esque poster making them out to be fifth columnists or something? Really?