29 June 2013
A military drill conducted in plain view of the public reasonably creates a spectacle and raises curiosity. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that in the age of technology, some people who happen to be hanging around in public, might film a military drill taking place in open public. This man was detained as a result. (This is a long video – go to 13:00).
As the man points out, he is standing on public property, and the enforcers do not dispute this. However, this video demonstrates what the government knows, and ordinary people are usually too naïve to understand - public property doesn’t mean the public or taxpayers own it, or that they have rights to it. It means the government owns it, and they make the rules.