There is a recent trend of citizens purposefully taking actions to test a police officers reaction. Some even doing this as a sort of Lawsuit lottery. Filming the police is a big winner in that category. With nearly everyone having a cell phone these days you can find plenty of videos. Some just observing a traffic stop or accident. Yet others with people just filming from a sidewalk waiting for a patrol car to come along. Sure enough, despite legal decision after decision and lawsuits paid out and memos from State Attornies that filming in public is legal. Including filming the police in action.
It’s gotten to the point that many officers are so easily triggered and unable to resist the urge to violate peoples rights. That there are citizens who will simply ride down the road flipping off police, just waiting for that one cop to do a u-turn in anger. Winning the citizen a nice payday.