Florida man was arrested and jailed for protesting his town's red-light cameras. Police in Apopka demanded Mark E. Schmidter's identification, handcuffed him, and charged him with a "pedestrian violation" for handing out pamphlets calling for a public vote on the cameras, which he says are a scam to raise money. "I asked him if he had a permit to protest the red-light cameras, and he said no," said the arresting officer.
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