Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Helicopter, cruisers dispatched in response to man open carrying, taking pictures of federal courthouse

Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse
Phoenix, AZ
image credit: Florian/Flickr
Madison Ruppert
End The Lie

A police helicopter and two patrol cars were dispatched in response to Jordan McManus of Phoenix, Arizona photographing a federal courthouse while open carrying a .45 caliber pistol, as seen in a video uploaded on August 6, 2013.

It’s quite surprising that, as McManus wrote, “Nothing dramatic ever really happened,” especially given the some officers’ response to being filmed, as I thoroughly outlined in a recent article.

McManus reportedly decided to conduct the “1st and 4th Amendment test” on August 5 after reading about the troubling experiences of Raymond Michael Rodden after he took pictures of the federal courthouse and state capitol in Phoenix.

He arrived at the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse around 11 pm, according to the description accompanying his YouTube video (embedded below).