Amateur teen photographer arrested in mall takedown

Security guards spreadeagled  amateur teen photographer  facedown in an  “incident that led to a confrontation” with the photographer”,  says the CBC caption to the action shot on the right.

Would-be reporter Markiewicz,16, says his rights were violated when he was set upon by security guards and then arrested by police after photographing an incident at Metrotown shopping mall in Burnaby, BC, says the story, continuing >>>

But Markiewicz said the guards quickly turned on him, demanding he delete the photo, which he couldn’t do because he was shooting on a film camera.

Markiewicz said he turned to leave the mall and then snapped a second shot as RCMP arrived.

He said the security guards held him, attempting to grab his camera, and he was pushed to the ground. He said he then tried to use his body to protect two cameras he carried in his bag.

“They’re just yelling and screaming, and just telling me to stop resisting,” Markiewicz said.

He admits he started swearing and was then handcuffed by police and taken outside the mall to an RCMP cruiser by the officers and mall security.

Markiewicz said the guards again demanded he delete the photos and he told them once more he couldn’t.

He said the Mounties could not remove his backpack while he was handcuffed so they cut it off his back with a utility knife and searched it.

Officer bubbles, anyone?  He is/was Toronto 52 Division constable Adam Josephs who had a young woman nailed during Stephen Harper’s billion dollar G20 mutual admiration fest.

it was another example  of  an enforcement officer, this time a real one, in full arrest mode.

Unfortunately for him, the entire incident was video-taped by Nazrul Islam, going viral online so the whole world could watch as he bullied Courtney Wikels, armed and dangerous with a deadly plastic hoop and a jar of soap detergent.

He was immortalized in a series  of animated cartoons.

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