It takes more than an apology to remedy a First Amendment violation
In a clearly illegal move caught on video, an arrogant deputy from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department in Central California brazenly confiscated a camera from a civilian last year, telling him he needed it as “evidence.”
The camera was returned two days later with an apology from Sheriff Adam Christianson promising to never allow an incident like that to happen again.
No other information is available about this incident on the Youtube video or anywhere else online that I have seen so far.
Still, a few of the commenters on the video consider the sheriff’s apology a victory.
A real victory would have been for the deputy to have been terminated.
Because it is obvious from his attitude that he believes he can do whatever the hell he wants. And by maintaining his job, he is probably right.
Somebody please provide his name. And more video of him in action.