Most citizens would cower in the face of a man with an assault rifle, but not Los Angeles citizen journalist Beatriz Paez.
Beatriz made sure to hold her phone horizontally and stood her ground while asserting her rights to lawfully record the police. Interview starts at 9:30pm Pacific Time, April 22nd. [__If you’re on Google you can comment here…__](http://photographyisnotacrime.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/c8bfsqvvirftgbmujpugi9qcgs8)
Beatriz made sure to hold her phone horizontally and stood her ground while asserting her rights to lawfully record the police.
Strapped with an assault rifle, a [__United States Marshal stormed up to a Beatriz, while she was recording from a residential sidewalk just south of downtown Los Angeles__](http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2015/04/los-angeles-sheriffs-deputy-snatches-camera-from-woman-smashes-it-to-sidewalk-kicks-it/), snatching the camera from her hands and sending it smashing to the pavement before kicking it towards her in a shocking display of rage.
The marshal then walked off with a group of other armed cops who were part of a task force operation, without trying to enforce any law that Beatriz had violated.
Only this cop had violated her civil rights, and Beatriz hired lawyer Colleen Flynn to fight back after her neighbor filmed the whole incident.