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From the Streets: Photographing an Arrest
Frequent LAist Featured Photos contributor discarted submits this photo and tells us what's happening.
These cops harassed me the entire time i photographed them during this arrest. The only way I could get them to back off (especially the bald guy; he was the most aggressive) was to ask him if he wanted to talk to my lawyer.
The bald cop then said, "Oh I bet you would do that. you're out for the money. That's why you're doing this"
I followed up, "No not really, but I certainly will if you keep threatening to arrest me when i'm not doing anything illegal. I don't have any problem filing a lawsuit against you."
That's when he finally stopped