When I had Carlos Miller on my radio show a couple months ago, we talked about his latest arrest for videotaping the police in public (he beat the other two, he’ll beat this one too — because he hasn’t broken any laws). That happened at an Occupy protest in Miami. Now the prosecutors are offering him an amusingly ironic plea deal:
Still insisting that I am guilty of resisting police on the night of my last arrest, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office is offering me a plea deal where I would shoot and edit a promotional video for the county in exchange for them not prosecuting me.Could it get anymore ironic?
After all, this is the third time since 2007 the state attorney’s office has tried to prosecute me for either photographing or video recording police in public…
But now they want me to shoot a video that will paint them in a positive light?
I have no problem doing that but that would have to be a separate paid assignment unrelated to my case…
I rejected the offer. But only after I stopped laughing.
I think the prosecutors know they’re going to lose this case. Maybe that should make them stop bringing such charges.