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Las Vegas Cop Beats Man For Videotaping Him

• Photography Is Not a Crime

Derek Colling is a Las Vegas police officer who attacked a citizen for videotaping him on a public street last month.

The videographer was Mitchell Crooks, a 36-year-old man who ended up with a bruises on his face and a broken nose.

Colling charged him with battery on a police officer and obstruction of justice, which could have sent him to prison.


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Comment by Don Duncan
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I lived in LV from 1975-1983. In those days police would not arrest anyone who threatened an officer with deadly force. He was surrounded with a large number of armed responders and executed with extreme prejudice. Once a suspect shot at an officer and escaped.  A group of "responders" showed up at his condo where an unarmed man stood on the lawn dressed only in his bathrobe was shot over a hundred times. It was the wrong man. In all of these public executions the explanations were identical: "He made a furtive move." People have been shot to death for failing to acknowledge commands while j-walking. Mitchell is lucky to be alive. He took a big risk with a dangerous animal. 

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