Bingo well said..Nobody else get the feeling that the camera operator is a giant DB who just wants to make a scene and get attention online for doing so. Sure it's not against the law to film people working in a public place etc. - Still a dick move if they ask you (3rd person plural) to stop and the only reason you continue to do so is because you're trying to elicit online attention... Some people should get better hobbies.
That aside, it goes without saying that pointing a laser at another person, animal or someone else's property is stupid and potentially dangerous.
I agree. It's got to be very frustrating. I kind of look at these ppl like the ppl that throw themselves on the floor and blame the establishment for not having a wet floor sign posted. Our laws should better protect the employees but until that happens this will continue.I wouldn't like having someone come in and harass me with a camera, legal or not.
The problem is our own Bill of Rights here in the USA. We have free speech, free press, etc. If we agree to saying that it's illegal to film someone that doesnt want to be filmed then the government would also have to take down every camera in public. Traffic lights, police stations, bus stations, they all have cameras. I think this is part of these guys argument is you can film us but we cant film you. The part I dont like is when they open these ridiculous lawsuits for $100k+ and they win. I think most ppl agree that they're intentionally provoking a response but they push you as far as they can to get you to lash out. We are all human and can only tolerate so much. Basically what it comes down to is the person behind the camera can be as unprofessional as they want but the workers need to stay professional regardless.Yeah shining the laser was a bad move but these camera guys need to get lost. They seem to hate government workers so much that they look for trouble by instigating. I think a law should be passed that if someone says they don't want to be filmed then it becomes illegal. What do you guys think?