Some cops are nice but some are worst than gangsters.
I still remember very clearly to this day what happened to me in 2000. I was videoing a celebration when the police started to break up the party downtown. Fire trucks went around the streets spraying everybody trying to disperse everyone. Some of the plain clothes police asked me to leave the area…I was leaving but was still videoing when I was asked again by another police(this one in uniform) so I stopped videoing and started to walk away. Just then another plain clothes police ran after me and started to push me around…I couldn’t touch him because he would consider it assault. I switched on the video camera holding it low so that no police would notice that everything that they were doing or not doing was being recorded. I was pushed against a parked car very hard…he then took his bat and took a swing at me. I jumped away from that swinging bat…didn’t want a broken leg!!!
I reminded him that he was a cop and couldn’t do that. He said that he was a gangster…bunch of Bull! There were at least ten uniformed police standing around and didn’t stop him. Until one uniformed cop saw the red recording light on…he shouted saying, “The camera’s recording!”
All the cops rushed into me trying to grab the camera…saying that they just wanted the tape. I refused holding on to the video camera with both of my hands.
Seeing that they couldn’t get the tape…they threw me into a police car and took me to the police station. On the way to and also at the police station they asked me if I was a Mainland Chinese spy(more intimidation tactics and BS questions). At the police station I asked for the Foreign Affairs Police but they didn’t call or give me the number to call. I sat in the police station watching them erase the tape. No evidence…so I didn’t file any complaint against them. Usually the tape cannot be erased, I heard that they cannot do that. And they didn’t tell me why I was held at the station and why I wasn’t allowed to have a Foreign Affairs Police explain to me about the situation.
I still see that plain clothes police once in a while on the road with his uniformed colleagues on duty. Without the baseball bat now!!!