Earlier today, the police in the Town of Palmer ignored the historic Glik decision that affirms your right to record government employees in the performance of their duties, and went ahead and arrested a cameraman, me, for recording video in their town hall. Darryl described the scene earlier. A longer video is coming, but for now, here’s the video of us entering the town of Palmer offices, the arrest, to when the cops turn the camera off:
UPDATE: Here’s the arrest report from officer Raymond L. Tenczar. Compare his report to the reality of the uncut video, and you decide…
One more thing: In case you don’t believe this was a public auction, here’s proof:
1. Here’s the Zekos Group announcement of the auction, which I downloaded from their website, that clearly states, “This will be a very open, public, and professional process“. Other attendees were denyed entry to the auction – unless they had a $5,000 cashier’s check.
2. We visited the Palmer town offices and sat in on a tax sale in 2011 and were unmolested by the same town bureaucrats. See the video here: