In the age of viral videos, police adapt (video).

These days, just about everyone carries a camera. It's not…

These days, just about everyone carries a camera. It’s not just news crews that capture images for the world to see. Among the viral videos of flash mobs and giggly kids, there are thousands that feature police officers, and not always in the most attractive light.

It goes without saying that videos showing routine police contacts, thousands of them everyday, don’t generally end up on you tube. Instead, it’s the out-of-the-ordinary encounters that go viral.

And while most of those are shot by folks who just happen upon a scene, some frequent posters go looking for law enforcement.

Source: Stephen Jackson, Colleen McCarty, Kyle Zuelke, for

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  • Hazekamp

    The line of distinction between activism and instigation can sometimes be a fine one. In the featured footage wherein the camera woman/instigator not only films the officers but also goes out of her way to call out to the officers, intentionally drawing attention to herself and the fact that she is also carrying a weapon. These kinds of people clearly do not understand the law enforcement mentality; that police are trained to look for and approach individuals acting suspiciously, which people doing this kind of thing definitely are. It should come as no surprise that authorities would like to check you out and see what you are up to, that’s their job, now let them do it and stop interfering with your so called activism.