Filming While Brown

Culture and Media

Better not be seen with a camera if you are brown. I read this entry on Ishbadiddle a while ago, and forgot about it. Till tonight that is. I am editing a documentary on special registrations and detentions (a program btw that has not resulted in a single terrorist being caught). We needed some footage of the INS. So I sent off my colleague to go get it. There she was filming hapless immigrants herded like cattle in front of the INS building, when a man came charging at her. He was in no way connected to the INS, or the security of the building, but the situation was threatening enough that she fled. I guess he was being a good citizen and said something, because he saw something,” I am just thankful that he didn’t have a gun.

Update: A disturbing story via