Huzzah for my hometown! Portland, Oregon, wooooooo!
So a man was videotaping the police searching his next-door-neighbors property.
Without warning, cops charged at Waterhouse, ordered him to put down the camera, and then shot him with a beanbag gun and a Taser as he was video recording them. As a result, the officers issued criminal citations against Waterhouse, although he was acquitted of all charges.
One of the cops justified the attack in a report by writing “He had refused to drop the camera which could be used as a weapon.”
Waterhouse is suing for $30,000. I’m sure that me and other Portlanders can feel that paying off citizens who are attacked by cops for pretending this isn’t a fascist country is a very good use of our tax dollars.