JadedSnapper is at a photographers’ rights demo against police harassment
JadedSnapper: Down with this sort of thing!
PCSO: You there! What are you doing?! Do you have permission to be here?!
JS: Erm, s’pose, it’s just a road like..
PCSO: Didn’t you know it’s illegal to be a photographer and in public!!!
JS: Err, no actually…
PCSO: I’m getting you arrested
JS: Under what law would that be?
PCSO: I don’t need a law to arrest you
JS: A curious interpretation of the rule of law
PCSO: [eyes camera suspiciously] Smart arse eh? I thought as much! Right, I’m getting an actual cop… [on radio] Yeah I’ve got a suspected terrorist here! Yeah he’s got one of those soul stealing devices
TerrorCop: ‘Ello ‘Ello ‘Ello? What’s goin’ on ‘ere then?
JS: Have you just come straight from a pantomime? I mean that was terrible
TerrorCop: You write the thing
JS: Fair point
TerrorCop: So I hear you’re illegally in public?
JS: Well I’m not sure –
PCSO: [leans round from behind TerrorCop] – He is! He is! He looked dead funny and had a camera an’ all. That’s reasonable grounds for suspicion guv!
JS: I didn’t think you needed to be reasonable…
TerrorCop: You’re just lucky we are!
JS: Is this a joke?
TerrorCop: A joke? We take terrorism very seriously
JS: But I’m a photographer not a terrorist…
PCSO: But look at him, he’s clearly a terrorist, he looks like a terrorist! [pointing at JS’ feet]
JS: What? Because I’m wearing sandals?
PCSO: Yeah, that makes you an eco terrorist
JS: It’s a sophisticated analysis you use isn’t it?
PCSO: Straight from the handbook!
TerrorCop: Right you’re getting section FortyFoured!
PCSO: Yeah FortyFour him guv!
JS: So what does that mean?
TerrorCop: I’m going to make you fill out a form and thoroughly waste your time!
JS: The full force of the law then…
TerrorCop: Exactly! You’re in big trouble son!
JS: Son? Hang on a minute how old are you?
TerrorCop: 29 and a half!
JS: Well tweenie pregnancy is clearly an issue round your way
PCSO: That’s threatening behaviour guv!
TerrorCop: Yeah I felt threatened, did you?
PCSO: Yeah guv, and intimidated
JS: You forgot to add breach of the peace
TerrorCop: Ah yeah! Good point! Do you have any connections to terrorism? Have you ever tried to destabilise the state?
JS: This is a tough line of questioning..
TerrorCop: I’m one of the best
JS: I see, one little thing though…
JS: There’s about 400 hundred of us here all protesting against police intimidation…Have you got enough forms?
TerrorCop: I’m bringing a photocopier