Standing about 300 feet from a security checkpoint at 1 Police Plaza in New York City, which serves as the main headquarters for the city’s police force, an NYPD officer told a man he would be arrested for video recording.

Only she didn’t sound very convincing, even if she did remind Recai “Rocky” Iskender that he was being recorded by the department’s cameras as he was recording the department in the background.

“They’re filming you filming this location. You’re being filmed,” she said.

“You are not allowed to film at this location, you will be subject to arrest.”

Iskender, a Turkish diplomat turned video activist, didn’t seem too bothered that he was being recorded nor did he seem too fearful that he would be arrested.

He’s already had several run-ins with authorities, including in this piece I wrote last month.

The officer gave him a few more orders before walking away.

But not being making an empty threat.

“You disobeying my orders? They will be coming momentarily.”

Considering she’s a cop with full arrest powers, exactly who will be coming momentarily?

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I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

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