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Jan. 11, 2013
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It was 8:20 a.m. on a Monday at the county courthouse in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.
Robert Peterson, then 21, was trying to bring his video camera into the courtroom where he was contesting a minor traffic ticket. When the bailiff told him he couldn't bring his camera inside, Peterson told him to step aside and let him through. When the argument escalated, the bailiff used a stun gun on him. Peterson kept the camera rolling and later posted the incident on YouTube.
Peterson, now 22, said being hit by a stun gun was a small price to pay for his belief that the United States government has no authority over him.
"I'm out to abolish it because there is no salvaging at this point," he said.
It is a belief his mother, Tina Busby, worries could get her son killed.
"My fear is that it's going to end with him getting shot," she said. "That's my ultimate what I think is going to happen."