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Facebook videos got this guy arrested, but you might be on his side when you see what he did

Facebook videos got this guy arrested, but you might be on his side when you see what he did
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You've probably heard all about dumb criminals who brag about their crimes on Facebook or post photo evidence online. This story is just like that, except this guy isn't dumb, he knew he would get caught and is aiming to make a change - a form of civil disobedience.

Stephen Ruth from Long Island came up with a way for people to "attack" traffic cameras and license plate readers placed at various lights across the country. He claims the cameras are unconstitutional and are draining New Yorkers dry.

After being busted several times for not waiting a full three seconds at a light, Ruth decided he had enough and set out to protect the people - taxpayers, veterans, the little guys and senior citizens. Ruth then recorded himself using a painter's pole with a ball attached to the top to point a traffic camera toward the sky and not the street.

Next, he posted the video to Facebook, where it was viewed an estimated 304,637 times. Ruth posted another video two days later, and he's accused of tampering with up to four cameras.

Next page: See the video and find out what kind of trouble Ruth is in.
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