this helps since i am going to be doping urban photography
Greatest thing I've ever seen/heard. In (I believe) was Truth Rising (recent Jones documentary), a young man is walking down the side of the road, video camera in hand. I can't really recall his intent, I believe it may have been to see how long it would take for a police officer to pull off the road and ask him what he's doing(which, simply, he was walking down a road in the middle of no where). It could have been for other intents and purposes, but I haven't viewed the film in some months.
To cut to the chase, a cop rolls up, asks the young man what he's doing, for which he provides a response as such "Walking down the street". Next thing you know, the cop is telling to turn the camera off.
"No, sir" says the young man(I almost jumped out of my chair, what a patriot)
The cop repeats it with a more stern tone.
"No, sir" is the retort from this brave soul.
I think after 1 or 2 more times the cop gets out of the car and tries to fabricate some kind of "crime" that he could then ticket/arrest this young man for.
The patriot then schools the cop, and it ends with the cop just giving a frustrated smile, getting in his car, and says, "If I see you put one foot on the pavement, I'm arresting you." Meaning, he can walk on the grass, just not on the street(I guess I'd rather walk in the grass, for safety reasons of course). But, if you are in the middle of no where with no cars to be found, is it not reasonable to think that you'd be ok walking down the side of the road? Is it illegal to walk down a street? You really have to love the cops that make up laws out of thin air, due to desperation.