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Video of Tasered Streaker is Interesting for Unexpected Reason

A video shot in Wrightsville Beach by Greensboro resident Stephen Stearns is interesting, but not because it features a naked dude being tasered by the police.  Sure, that's interesting if you're into seeing a naked guy tasered in the middle of the street, but I was more interested in the fact that Mr. Stearns kept running his camera even as he was being ordered by the police to stop.  He rightly pointed out that he was in a public place and that he had every right to continue filming. The officer threatened to arrest him, but Mr. Stearns held his ground and he obviously won the argument because he continued to record as the streaker was being escorted away by the police.