Demonstrator with rifle on Sandhill taking photos of cars
Original post made by Concerned on Jun 20, 2012
This afternoon, I was heading East on Sandhill just off 280 and noticed a strange man at the corner where the Rosewood Hotel is with a rifle across his back, taking photos of each car passing by with a long lens.
I called the non-emergency police number to report him. They were aware and had sent officers to check on the situation earlier. Apparently, the weapon is not loaded and he has Constitutional rights to both carry the weapon and take the pictures of the cars.
He had signs up but I was focussed on safely moving past that area so couldn't see what they said.
Anyone have more info and how long he intends to be there?
on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:02 pm
I am sorry that you were startled by this. Here's a local news story from earlier this year - it doesn't seem like it, but you apparently have nothing to fear from him:
on Jun 21, 2012 at 10:47 am
If this guy was black or middle eastern, the cops would have dragged him away immediately. Justice is different for white guys with guns.
on Jun 21, 2012 at 6:57 pm
Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.
White guy with a gun, just try it. While you might not get bagged and scragged, you will most likely get questioned, and perhaps even have moving on "suggested".