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Thursday, June 21, 2012

16 Years in Prison for a Video of a Police Officer Acting Nutty

How would you feel if you had posted a video of a trooper’s improper actions in arresting you, and you are now in court facing a 16-year prison sentence? Be patient. It may happen to you. It happened to Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant. What did he do? He posted a video of actions by an arresting Maryland highway patrolman. Here is what the trooper did. He was in an unmarked car. He cut off Graber, who was on a motorcycle. Then he approached Graber in plain clothes. He had pulled out a gun. He was yelling. This was before he identified himself as a law-enforcement officer. Graber had a camera in his motorcycle helmet. He posted the video on YouTube. The police later raided his home. They seized his computers.
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