Overzealous Security?

Who doesn’t love a heart-warming story of overzealous mall security guards? Oh, I’m sure the mall will come out with a statement explaining that the men were being disruptive, and malls are certainly private property, but it behooves us all to remember that “fake police” (or the mall/campus/private security guard nature) can in practice get you arrested nice and quick if they like. I know someone who was stopped and had their camera confiscated recently for taking pictures of the outside of the Cornell greenhouses because they contain fertilizer, which has that whole bomb-making connection. Harassment of our citizens is not a good tradeoff for “security”. [via genehack]