I’m not exactly following why videotapes of public demonstrations are so intimidating they need to be destroyed. I mean, if I need to scratch or do something rude, I try really hard not to do it in the open. What good is free speech if nobody hears it? I’m scratching my wee little noggin here with the camera off and speculating about an operative that doesn’t want anybody to realize he was holding the conductor’s baton at so many rallies. Methinks the local daily is dragged into it as a tool. I mean, they wouldn’t want their reporters to shut their cameras and tape recorders off at public meetings, would they?