"All Citizen Cameras, Always On, From Now On." This is the now the new imperative.Submitted by OnwardUpward on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 19:58
Anyone and everyone showing up to a district, State, or primary event needs to have their smartphone video recording device, or digital camera active. Even if that device is in your pocket recording static. You don't know when a critical moment is there, and you want the device actively recording at any time. Show up at your event with a full battery and a backup.
There is no need to wear a defensive stance just because you are actively recording, no need to point your device in anyone's face. In fact, it's even better that your hand is on the device, already active, in your pocket. As a matter of fact, at crucial points of entry, and at crucial points of objection to motions or anything, your device needs to ALREADY BE RECORDING SO THAT AT LEAST THE AUDIO IS THERE FOR THE RECORD.
Everyone who has a recording device needs 48-72hrs charge time before the event, on a dedicated battery, as well as a backup battery in case.
It is best to enter such an event with any group, even just 2 people at a time (preferably 4 or more), with active reliable recording devices.
If you are strong-armed for any reason whatsoever, you group needs to immediately brandish recording devices and proclaim loudly what exactly is going on at that moment in time. Loud enough for all bystanders to take notice. People guilty of strongarming will immediately back off when they perceive that their actions are on camera from multiple sources.
Everyone in group needs to warm up to the idea of needing to raise righteous voices en masse. Even shy people. It will not be a natural thing to many people in your own group. Explain that it is quite necessary.